There’s no denying George R. R. Martin’s world of Westeros is potent with action. There’s too much going on, what with political upheaval in the seven kingdoms and mystical forces gathering in the North and the South, to let the discussion of epic series exist only in text. The editors have put together a video series were calling “Watching the Thrones,” because frankly that’s about all we can do. Westeros doesn’t play by rules, and its inhabitants are tortured beings pregnant with power. We don’t know when the creators of the HBO show will deviate from the source material; we don’t even know when George R. R. Martin will finish the books. All we can do is observe what happens on this damned continent and hope that the characters don’t live long enough for us to fall in love.
The Short Version
In the first episode, Tony Russo and Blake J. Graham recapitulate the major events of the first season of Game of Thrones. We tour the major families, their interior and exterior conflicts, and occasionally butcher their names. If you haven’t seen the first season or read the first book, this video will undoubtedly spoil it for you.
But, if you do fancy the Game of Thrones and realized you were missing some of the details when you plowed into season two, this is bound to delight.
With the powers of technology we managed to bring in maps of Westeros and one awesome animated Gif.
Subsequent episodes of Watching the Thrones will be focused around the specific episodes of season 2.