The recently concluded sixth season of “Game of Thrones” was so satisfying that some viewers may even find themselves somewhat okay with the fact that winter is here and season seven has been delayed as a result. There’s no time like the present to catch up on HBO’s flagship for those who’ve never seen an episode, but should that be too much of an undertaking, the network has uploaded a spoiler-heavy beginner’s guide narrated by none other than Samuel L. Jackson.
The video raises many questions, like whether Jackson is himself an avid “Game of Thrones” fan and to what extent he was able to improvise his “motherfucker”-laden narration. 60 episodes of the show have aired so far, all of them roughly an hour in length (if not more, in the case of last month’s season-six finale), which is to say that no eight-minute video could possibly hope to properly acquaint any first-timers with the various goings on about Westeros. That may make it more of a fans-only proposition, but an entertaining one at that.
Coyly, the recap actually stops before the events of season six. Jackson alludes to the most heartbreaking (Hodor) and/or disturbing (Oberyn) events of the show before finally relenting and shouting, “After all that, you still stuck on these fucking dragons? Okay, you wanna see a dragon, motherfucker? All right, here you go. Here you fucking go!” Fire and blood indeed.