Our long wait is (almost) over. A year after the Season 5 finale that launched a thousand fan theories, Game of Thrones is preparing to enter new territory in its sixth season, which debuts Sunday, April 24 on HBO. For the first time in its history, the series will venture completely off book, as the writers have lapped the release of author George R.R. Martin’s final two novels. So now, both readers and newbies will be on the same proverbial page when we return to Westeros, Dorne, and points beyond.
As viewers count down the days to Game of Thrones’ return, we here at Yahoo TV are launching our official countdown: #GoTIsComing. Check back here every day over the next month as we explore all of our favorite (and a few of our least favorite) people, places, and things about television’s most addictive show. From Direwolves and Dragons to the shows most hideous deaths and imperiled characters, we’re going to indulge or GoT obsession with the same fervor that Cersei imbibes alcohol. So raise a glass and toast the impending arrival of a long, cruel, and bloody Westerosi winter.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Seasons 1-5.
Over the course of five seasons, HBO’s hit fantasy series about pain and trauma has established more than a few recurring tropes: Kings tend to die; Cersei tends to drink; and most of all, Sansa tends to frown. While it could be argued that literally every character on Game of Thrones dwells in a never-ending state of abject trauma, it’s the otherwise wallflowery Sansa Stark who seems to bear the lion’s share of misery. Apparently there’s just something so affecting about having the show’s kindest character be routinely subjected to an emotional gauntlet. (Or maybe it’s just that Sophie Turner is television’s most excellent cryer?) But whatever the case, Sansa frowns A LOT. So it’s time to put your knowledge of Game of Thrones to the test: Can YOU remember why Sansa is frowning in each of these classic GoT moments?
Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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