Game Of Thrones: 13 Things You Learn Rewatching Season 1

When you rewatch the Game of Thrones, you learn or you die.

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With Game of Thrones Season 8 - and, with it, the END of Game of Thrones - just a few mere weeks away, now is the time to be starting your rewatch of Seasons 1-7, if you haven't already done so.

Game of Thrones is a densely packed series within a densely packed universe, and so much happens in any season that there's a lot to remember before the new episodes start. Add in the fact that it's always immensely rewarding to rewatch it anyway, along with the fact some of these episodes aired eight years ago, and it becomes a necessity to have another run through the entire series before the final season gets underway.

Going back through, there are some obvious moments engraved into memory, like the beheading of Ned Stark, Cersei's iconic "when you play the game of thrones..." line, or Daenerys stepping out of the fire, unburnt, with three baby dragons. There's a lot you ultimately forget about though, from smaller character beats to things hiding in plain sight. On top of that, there's even more that takes on a whole new meaning with the additional context of six more seasons. And while you're at it, check out our recap podcast too:


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