HBO has released a Game of Thrones beginner’s guide video, in which none other than Samuel L. Jackson himself spends over seven minutes summing up various storylines while clips from the show play. And as you know, Samuel L. does not hold back, so there’s a NSFW warning in effect here.
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Now technically the video is a “beginner’s guide” that will give anyone who’s sick of hearing their friends rant and rave about the show and ready to finally watch it themselves a crash course in what’s going on in Westeros and beyond. That said, while it doesn’t necessarily spoil anything directly, there is still more than enough said and shown from all six seasons that gives away far too much.
So, if you asked me, I’d have to say it’s better to just dive into the show and experience anything that hasn’t already been spoiled for you by the internet (it just stands by the water cooler, shouting out everything that happens in all TV shows and movies—who does that asshole think it is?!) knowing as little as possible, then come back and watch this video when you’re caught up. I feel like this video will actually be more enjoyable for everyone who’s caught up and knows what’s going on.
Now we just need to find a role in the last couple of seasons for Samuel L. Jackson and Brian Cox and we’ll be good to go. Perhaps they can ride around Westeros on horses together, heckling the various characters and events that are unfolding in the story like those grumpy old Muppet guys in the balcony.
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