Skip to main content

Samuel L. Jackson will catch you up on ‘Game of Thrones’ in a hilarious, NSFW video recap

Non-Game of Thrones fans can sometimes feel like Cersei Lannister on her walk of shame, even if they have no idea who she is. Fortunately, Samuel L. Jackson is giving them a new way to quickly gain the basic GoT fluency they need to deal with the millions of die-hards out there. His video recap of the series covers the first five seasons of the hit series in less than eight minutes. With hilarious and profane commentary along the way, even Thrones loyalists will appreciate it.

Jackson serves as the video’s narrator, and scenes from the series correspond with his retelling. To keep things short and sweet, the recap sticks only the most necessary plot points, but they’re all there: the dynamics between key players, the battle for the Iron Throne, and the looming danger of the White Walkers. It is informative and engaging, even if it doesn’t include the “sick” battles.

Perhaps the best part of the video is how Jackson dresses it up with his own opinions. Not only does he label the sadistic Ramsay Bolton (played by Iwan Rheon) a “d–khead,” he likens Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) to Marie Antoinette and calls her brother Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) “a lush.” There is no mincing of words.

The way clips are integrated to illustrate Jackson’s points is just as fantastic. After he criticizes Cersei’s leadership, for example, the following scene shows just how little she cares about her subjects. “Aha, the people,” she tells Tyrion. “You think I care?”

Ultimately, the recap may bring in new fans, because, as Jackson points out, “all of this is nothing compared to what we didn’t have a chance to get into.” To drive the point home, he references some of the show’s most compelling elements, from the betrayals to the heartbreak to the epic battles. Instead of helping the GoT virgins get by at the water-cooler on post-show Mondays, he may have just given them a new addiction.

With HBO wisely ending the video at season 5, those who haven’t seen the series yet can pick up with the most recent season and watch it during the long wait for season 7.

Editors' Recommendations

Stephanie Topacio Long
Stephanie Topacio Long is a writer and editor whose writing interests range from business to books. She also contributes to…
10 best Gotham episodes ever, ranked
Gordon and Bruce in "Gotham."

Gotham remains one of DC's most underrated TV shows. Basically Batman's answer to Smallville, this series dips into decades of comic book lore to depict the origins of Bruce Wayne, Jim Gordon, and Gotham City's many other heroes and villains.

The show certainly isn't perfect, but it is still a faithful but bold reimagining of the Dark Knight's mythology, and these ten episodes display just how great Gotham really is.
10. Penguin's Umbrella

Read more
10 best anime movies of the 1990s
The cybernetic Motoko Kusanagi holding a gun in Ghost in the Shell key art.

Anime fans in the Netflix era are arguably enjoying a new golden age of the genre, as it's more mainstream than ever before, but even so, the 1990s was a memorable decade for now-classic and cult-classic anime movies. The '90s was a time when the genre continued planting seeds for it to blossom globally in the long term.

Several of these movies drew more creative attention to animation generally as well, even if on a comparatively much smaller scale than the child-friendly image the likes of Disney were billing the medium as. These beloved cinematic endeavors covered impressive ground in terms of genre, from the sci-fi of Ghost in the Shell to the historical fantasy of Princess Mononoke, cementing the '90s as a triumphant era for anime filmmaking.
Only Yesterday (1991)

Read more
The best documentaries on Netflix right now
Three of the commentators in Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga.

There's a lot more to our world than what we see and experience in our own daily lives. And the best documentaries on Netflix offer us a glimpse into places few have ever seen. From beautifully filmed nature docs to true crime stories, and other subjects, documentaries allow us to learn more than we ever could on our own.

Netflix offers fans several new movies and series every month, and the documentary selection is one of Netflix's best features. For the latest additions to Netflix's documentary lineup, there's a look back at the GameStop short squeeze and the life of Hedy Lamarr. There are also two sports-related scandal docs, including Untold: Johnny Football and The Saint of Second Chances. If you're looking to expand your horizons, these are the best documentaries on Netflix right now.
We’ve also rounded up the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video and the best documentaries on Hulu if Netflix doesn’t have what you’re looking for.

Read more