Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows of my time, but I have yet to see one episode of the HBO series. Luckily, Samuel L. Jackson was gracious enough to recap its first five seasons for GoT dummies like me. The actor teamed up with HBO for a seven-minute-long breakdown, which FINALLY explains all the things I was confused about: the dragons, if the show takes place in medieval times, the glory of Khaleesi and why everyone is obsessed with Jon Snow.
In his infamous explicit tone, Jackson gives a hilarious, easy-to-follow run-through that is naturally laced with more than a handful of curses and sarcastic lines. Basically what I got from this is that it snows a lot, everyone seems kind of angry, Cersei seems to throw shade just like me and there are some intense battles. Why can't Samuel L. Jackson just narrate everything?
The show's season six finale broke its own TV ratings record, gaining a total of 8.89 million viewers on June 26. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed the next season will have a delayed premiere date due to the hunt for gloomy weather locations.
To curb your anticipation (for now), read Zach Dionne on the show's biggest changes from/additions to the books in Season 6, and listen to the Back of the Class podcast discuss the finale "The Winds of Winter":