Whether you’re a George R. R. Martin disciple or just an armchair visitor of Westeros, Game of Thrones can be a daunting show to follow. Slate V is here for you with this narrated 9 minute breakdown of the first two seasons ahead of the premiere Sunday night on HBO.
Take a deep breath, press play, and prepare yourself: Beheadings are coming.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.