Winter is coming, Reader.
No, no, I’m not referring to the inaccuracy of our meteorologically erring rodent friend, the groundhog. I’m referring to the return of the much-beloved fantasy series from HBO + producers/creators David Benioff + D. B. Weiss—Game of Thrones—and the words of the protagonist family, the Starks.
If you’re not familiar with the show—first off, congratulations on waking up from your coma/being freed from that North Korean prison—but, essentially all you need to know is that it’s a really awesome adaptation of über-nerd George RR Martin‘s sprawling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Martin’s currently working on the sixth + penultimate installation in the series, but the last one clocked in at just over 1000 pages and took him six years to complete. So chances are, the televised adaptation is going to catch up to the original as it premieres its third season this Sunday (each season so far’s paralleled the stories covered in the books, though it might get a little tricky given the two most recent books).
If you’re not quite as nerdy as us and haven’t already re-watched season two in anticipation, chances are you’re in need of a re-cap.
Which is why we like The King’s Roadmap, a succinct + beautifully illustrated interactive map re-cap, developed by Direct TV. Visit the map and use your mouse or keyboard arrows to scroll through each episode as it’s broken down by geography with plot points.
Obviously, if you haven’t watched the show or aren’t quite up-to-date on the happenings up to the end of season two, WATCH OUT! SPOILER ALERTS, and all that jazz.
We’re told that the map will be updated as the new season progresses.
Below, the most recent trailer for season three. THAR BE DRAGONS!