Gearing up for ‘Game of Thrones’ with a radio/television/film major


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Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” pulled in 32.8 million viewers on all platforms. Viewership for the show has grown each year as season 6 drew an audience of 25.7 million. “Game of Thrones’ takes place in a fictional world called Westeros, which is split into 7 different kingdoms. Season 8 premiers April 14.

The time has come for UWO students to dress like vikings, cozy up on Sunday nights and watch mayhem unfold with season eight of “Game of Thrones.”

Written by the George R. R. Martin and adapted for television by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the show has drawn a steady audience since 2011 and has become what critics are calling the greatest television series since The Sopranos.

The Advance-Titan sat down with radio/TV/film and business major Cailynn Carlson to discuss the best ways to catch up on all 67 episodes before episode 68 airs April 14.

I blocked off all of next week to watch GoT

“If you don’t catch up GOT, this last season is going to be very confusing. So the ideal way to do this would have been to start once you found out the premier date of the next season and to plan out a schedule ahead of time. But if you only have a week, you need to start ASAP! If you’re starting from season 1, good luck. Each season is around 10 episodes, and the episodes are an hour long. If you are just catching up on the past season, you should be fine. But the main thing is to plan out a schedule for a week including how many episodes you want to watch each day and planning it around your everyday life. If you’re really dedicated, you will schedule Game of Thrones into your day.”

I have time for one season

“If you have time for one season I would recommend watching summaries of seasons 1 through 6 and then watching full episodes of season 7. You can find video summaries of each season online. There’s no one way you can get through all 7 seasons in one week unless you somehow watch one season each day. Watching season 7 will allow you to review what has happened recently and where the show left off.”

I only want the best episodes

“There is something important that happens in each episode. But there are some episodes that are more well known and you must watch. Some of the most important episodes that you should look back at are season 1 episode 1 “Winter is coming”, season 3 episode 9, “The Rains of Castamere.” Watch episodes of “The Red Wedding.” “The Children” season 5 episode 10, “Battle of the Bastards” season 6, episode 9, “ The Dragon and The Wolf” season 7, episode 7, and “Hardhome” season 5 episode 9.”

I’m just here for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targeryen

“The first time they are seen together is on season 7, and now season 8. But individually, every season is great with them. The main episode that you’ll go crazy for is “The Dragon and The Wolf” mentioned above. The two of them in episodes together starts in season 7 episode 3. Some important episodes for Jon Snow himself are “Battle of the Bastards” listed above, “Home” Season 6, episode 2, “The Climb” season 3 episode 6, “Kissed by Fire” season 3 episode 5, and “The Watchers on the Wall” season 4, episode 9. For Daenerys Targeryen, “The Winds of Winter” season 6, episode 10, “The Bear and The Maiden Fair” season 3 episode 7, “Fire and Blood” season 1 episode 10, “And Now His Watch Is Ended” season 3 episode 4.”