HBO's Game of Thrones just wrapped up its sixth season a few weeks ago, which surely solidifies its place as the biggest TV series, in terms of scope, scale and, arguably, fan base. While the show remains wildly popular, drawing its biggest audience ever for the Season 6 finale (8.9 million viewers), there are still plenty who have never watched this iconic series. If you're one of these people, and don't care to spend roughly 60 hours catching up with the first six seasons, then Samuel L. Jackson has come to your rescue.
Yesterday, HBO posted a seven-minute video on YouTube, where Samuel L. Jackson offers a concise recap of the entire series, in his always-colorful manner. As one would hope, this video is uncensored and does feature R-rated language, which makes his brief yet memorable recap all the more entertaining. The actor touches on most of the major plot points, examining the arcs of beloved characters like Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage).
Of course, it's impossible to thoroughly break down such an immense series with dozens of characters in just seven minutes, and there's several major plot points that the actor didn't have time to discuss, such as the beheading of Ned Stark (Sean Bean) in Season 1, the epic battle of Blackwater Bay in Season 2, Tyrion Lannister murdering his own father Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) in Season 4, and much, much, more. The actor even admits himself that he doesn't have time to address everything, but if you're looking for the broad strokes of the entire series without every single detail, this video will certainly do the trick.
While we do see bits and pieces of footage from the recently-ended Season 6, Samuel L. Jackson simply doesn't have the time to go over everything that happened in what many are calling the show's best season to date. What the actor does so is skewer the show's characters for their constant reminders that "winter is coming," although no one seems ready for its arrival. He also pokes fun at the fact that, while all of the show's various "kings" are too busy fighting to take the Iron Throne, that they don't realize the Night King is coming to wipe all of them out, which will surely play out in Season 7.
The actor also compares Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) to Marie-Antoinette, calls Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) a "dickhead" and King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) an "asshole" in this highly-entertaining video. As for Season 7, hopefully we'll learn more next week when the show descends upon San Diego Comic-Con with a Q&A panel on Friday, July 22 at 2:15 PM in Hall H. While we wait for more details on Season 7, check out this uncensored Game of Thrones recap video below, which does feature adult language so watch at your own risk.