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A Crash Course on “Game of Thrones” If You Don’t Have Time to Watch The First 3 Seasons


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Confession time: I’ve never seen an episode of Game of Thrones. I feel horribly behind when everyone’s talking about it at work or posting memes on Facebook. “If you like Lord of the Rings, then you’ll love Game of Thrones,” my coworker told me. So I’m taking her word for it and watching tonight’s season four premiere. But before I commit to another series, I have to brush up on everything first. It’s like going on a date without the required preliminary Facebook stalking sesh – why would you not want to know what you’re getting into? Luckily, Buzzfeed has my back once again as well as the wonderful world wide web. Let us begin.

The Game of Thrones Wiki has handy-dandy recaps for the first three seasons, starting in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

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Season One Recap [Screenshot via GoT Wiki]

Season 2

Read the rest here…Season Two Recap [Screenshot via GoT Wiki]

Season 3

And then finish up here. Season Three Recap [Screenshot via GoT Wiki]

Feeling in the know? Good. Now head over to MTV’s roundup of gifs to get even more acquainted with the characters.

tyrion_mtvGotta love Tyrion, right? [Image via MTV]

MTV also has a clickable infographic that covers it all. [Screenshot via MTV]

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If you’re going to a GoT watch party tonight and want to avoid sounding like a newbie, Buzzfeed lists 61 things that happen on every episode.


Well? Do you? [Image via Buzzfeed]

But if you only have time for a lighting round of catch-up, Buzzfeed also has this video that clocks in at less than two minutes. Have fun tonight!

[Lead image via Fourth Day Universe]

When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea, a recent Howard University graduate, moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you.