After six seasons and 60 episodes, the world of Game of Thrones might seem impenetrable at this point to HBO viewers who aren’t already on board with the series. Thankfully, for those searching for an entry point into Westeros, Game of Thrones has provided a new beginner’s guide to the show narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. The actor doesn’t appear on Game of Thrones but happily lends his trademark expletive enunciation to recap the series up to “Is Jon Snow dead?”
Over the course of eight minutes, Jackson breaks down all the warring factions, from the Starks to the Lannisters to the girl who can summon dragons. While everyone’s battling for the Iron Throne, Jackson warns of the danger north of the Wall and that “winter is coming.”
“These motherfuckers are cold, which is why everybody should be worried about this long ass winter coming, but instead, they’re too busy fighting,” Jackson said. The actor’s recap isn’t a perfect introduction – he introduces one character as simply “this dickhead” and reduces complex power struggles into “mo’ money, mo’ problems” – but it beats trying to decipher the show’s Wikipedia page.
“After all that, you’re still stuck on these dragons? You wanna see a dragon, motherfucker? Here you go, here you fucking go,” Jackson says.‘Game of Thrones’ star Kit Harington discussed his audition for the show and filming his reincarnation scene. Watch here.