Originally Posted by ShannonElements
Started watching this about a week ago and finished season two last night. That scene where the midget uses a ship to dump that green stuff around the invading navy then blows up like a third of it was badass.
My only issue is because there are so many layers and characters, and also because the characters' names are so unusual to my modern westernized brain, when there's a conversation between two people and they mention Sir so-and-so, I can have trouble recalling exactly who they're referring to. I just pause and google image search for context though.
^^^A common issue for new watchers. I had the same problem my first time through the first couple seasons. I actually started with Season 2 and then went back and watched Season 1 later. I'm not sure if that made it less or more confusing.
The names are so odd and it seems like all of the main characters have the same look with the dark hair and the beards (aside from the Lannister crew).
For some shows that are less interesting, this might be a deal-breaker, but this show is truly worth the investment of time it takes to work everything out. If you go through the first two seasons again, everything will begin falling into place.
The first step is being able to recognize all of the characters and their families. The next step is recognizing where these families are from and getting a firm grasp on all the different places in the story.
The payoff is worth the investment.
Also, I'd recommend checking out Comicbookgirl's YT videos about all of the different families. She basically goes over a lot of the stuff that happened in the books in the lead-up to the timeframe where the show starts.
They will give you the info you need to start separating all of these people/families.
EPIC HISTORY: House Lannister: p1/2
I believe she has videos for every family. I'm almost positive there are no spoilers in these things. They're just basically the history of the families to give you perspective.