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To think game of thrones is really hard to follow?

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Fantasyland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:06:54

I'm currently at beginning of season 4 and finding it hard to follow what's going on due to a number of things.

Spoilers below if people not watched up to season 4

* I have no idea what little finger (Lord Baelish ) is talking about . He gives little speeches but they do not make any sense. you never know what side he is on other than being creepy and slimy towards Sansa.

*i can't understand why Jon snow left the night watch and joined the wildlings and then left , was it a trick all along ?
Things don't seem to be explained that well.

*a lot of people cast look very similar and as the scenes are very low light and dark it's very hard to see who it is And what's going on.

* a lot of the names and locations I can never remember who lives where and some of the character names sound very similar so that's confuses things.

Does anyone else find it hard to follow ?

AlisonBlunderland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:08:13

you need the Game of Thrones wiki open on laptop alongside the TV

ChwatFeechers Fri 10-Jul-15 10:10:47

I don't find it hard to follow, but then I did binge watch the first 5 seasons when I was pregnant last year. Littlefinger is slimy and untrustworthy.

ObeseDenise Fri 10-Jul-15 10:11:27

Jesus if you find the show hard to follow don't ever attempt the books grin grin .

BestOnlineCommentSite Fri 10-Jul-15 10:12:22

I don't understand how Theon and Ramsay fit into it all, or how Arya and the Hound managed to eat while they were traipsing around the hills.

Fantasyland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:14:32

Yes I have no idea who Ramsey is and what theon did to him to make Ramsay torture him?

Morro Fri 10-Jul-15 10:15:08

1. Littlefinger is a devious character and keeps his cards close to his chest, it is unclear what his motives are other than to gain power.

2. In season 2 or 3, when Jon Snow got captured by the wildlings, another brother of his from the Nights Watch (also captured by willings) told Jon to kill him to gain the wildlings trust. This brother Qoirin Halfhand was a long standing trusted brother so to kill him was a big deal. This meant the wildlings believed he had defected from the Watch. He had to find out their tactics to take back to the wall. He was never part of the wildlings, just playing a part.

But yes, the game of thrones wiki is a good idea. Just be careful of spoilers on there if you're only on season 4.

Fantasyland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:18:05

Thank you morro that has made it clearer

BumpTheElephant Fri 10-Jul-15 10:21:43

I don't think it's hard to follow at all but I have read the books so that maybe makes it easier to know what's happening in the TV show.

brusselsproutwarning Fri 10-Jul-15 10:23:51

Yes find it hard to follow too, but we totally binge watched all seasons so that helped!. Every week we'd get through a season grin
Find the names very similar too. And can never remember who lives where or who rules where. Still I persevere, some good looking men to drool over.

AlisonBlunderland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:26:07

I never managed to work out who was who with all Dany's men in Mereen with names containing Z

Nydj Fri 10-Jul-15 10:38:24

Theon didn't do nothing to make Ramsey torture him. Ramsey is a sick individual who enjoys torturing people. Ramsey probably gets particular joy from torturing Theon because he has some issues about his station in life as he was born a 'bastard' whereas Theon is a Lord. Also Ramsey was an underling for Theon and now the tables are turned.

CoolAs10Fonzies Fri 10-Jul-15 10:43:22

Rob Stark joined forces with Roose Bolton, Bolton told Rob that his bastard would deal with Theon (for taking Winterfell)

Just so happens that Ramsey Bolton (Snow, if he is a bastard??) is a sick fucker and loves to torture anyone.

Then Roose Bolton turns on Rob Stark at the Frey wedding...


Nydj Fri 10-Jul-15 10:44:06

I think I got the last bit wrong - don't think Ramsey was an underling for Theon. You are right, it is confusing!

Fantasyland Fri 10-Jul-15 10:46:38

Another one I'm not sure of

Did Theon know the farm boys were burnt instead of bran and his brother ?
Or did he believe bran and his brother were burnt under his orders?

CoolAs10Fonzies Fri 10-Jul-15 10:48:28

Sorry to hijack

Is Tarth and Qarth the same place?

Tarth is where Brienne is from and Qarth is the place where Dany had her dragons stolen (house of the undying)

They mention Brienne being from the Sapphire isle and her father being some lord, but Qarth had the thirteen didn't they?

WayneRooneysHair Fri 10-Jul-15 10:49:01

Theon knew it was farm boys.

badtime Fri 10-Jul-15 10:49:37

Theon knew.

He went along with it because he didn't actually want to kill Bran or Rickon.

esiotrot2015 Fri 10-Jul-15 10:51:40

I agree with you op

I regularly get dh to pause it to explain what the frick is going on !

CitronVert Fri 10-Jul-15 10:52:24

Tarth and Qarth are different places. Tarth is an island (I think) off the Westeros Coast down south. Qarth is a city in Essos, the continent over the sea where Daenerys does here wandering about.

sebsmummy1 Fri 10-Jul-15 10:52:56

I binge watched most of the seasons too and so I did have an idea of what was going on. What I loved was the first episode of series one you had Kings Landing and Winterfell. By the last series there were masses of Kingdoms and all hell had broken loose grin

DurhamDurham Fri 10-Jul-15 11:00:24

I found it v confusing to begin with so I printed a family tree type thing off the internet which helped place who was who (yes I am THAT geeky!)

About half way through the first series it all fell in to place and I was hooked.

And I know that I shouldn't admit this is polite society but I kind of like Lord Baelish....I'm at a loss as to understand why, I think it might be is lovely accent.

HelenMirrensHair Fri 10-Jul-15 11:09:35

I don't know that Theon wouldn't have killed Bran and Rickon, as he didn't actually get a choice. They escaped before he could do anything. He killed (or ordered the killing) of the 2 farm boys and the burning to hide that fact that there is still 2 male heirs alive.

At the minute most of the world believe that Sansa is the only living Stark.

brusselsproutwarning Fri 10-Jul-15 11:11:14

His accent! Youtube lord baelish accent....its changed so much.
I do admit I like him too.

ThisTimeIAmMagic Fri 10-Jul-15 11:13:24

Durham that is so funny that you like Baelish's accent. There are lots of web articles dedicated to taking the piss out of his ever changing accent grin

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