The return of Game Of Thrones has fans scrambling for their season 5 DVDs in order to remember who everyone is, where they are, and what they’re doing.
Understandably, tracking the whereabouts of the numerous brooding, mostly bearded men (and one blonde woman) battling for the Iron Throne can be a confusing task, and it’s not helped by certain moments of the show that appear to be designed to confuse the viewer.
To be fair, it's understandable that not every set up will pay off and there will be some scenes that don't make sense until way down the line - adapting George R. R. Martin's sprawling fantasy epics into an easily digestible TV show was never going to be a simple task.
And yet, the Herculean task of bringing the Seven Kingdoms to life does not necessarily excuse entire subplots that spent a whole season to go nowhere, characters entirely disappearing from the narrative or just downright baffling moments.
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