When you think Game of Thrones, isn't rap the first thing that comes to mind? No? Well, it did for Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, the lead vocalist of the Roots.
He was asked on Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to recap Sunday's Thrones premiere -- in under a minute -- for a fan who missed the episode. Thankfully, Trotter knows how to spit out a rhyme or two; see for yourself.
Okay, why hasn't HBO hired him out to do the "previously on" videos before each episode? He can catch us up on plot lines AND get us hyped for what's next.
As great as that was, what if rap really isn't your thing? Would you rather find out what happened in a conversation with a friend who saw it? Even better: would you rather find out what happened in a conversation with a friend who saw it AND does hair?
Okay, I can't offer you a new 'do, but the folks over at Funny or Die have brought back their hilarious hairstylist for their signature Gay of Thrones recap.
Evil Elijah Wood. Sansa Fierce. No coconut water. Ashes to ashes, kibble to kibble. They cover everything (yaaasss).
That's great and all, but let's say you're not the most avid of fans and (gasp) you're still a little rusty on what happened over the last two seasons. It's okay, no judgement here; not everyone can be as unhealthily obsessed as I.
Fortunately, the good people of Screen Junkies have got you covered! These are the folks behind Honest Trailers (which, if you've yet to see the Honest Trailers for your favorite movies before, you're seriously missing out). They made an Honest Trailer for the first three seasons of Thrones a couple years back, and this week they covered Seasons 4 and 5 (Careful: this is a Game of Thrones Honest Trailer, so mind your surroundings).
Yup. Slaps, glory, death, sex, wit, blood; you probably can't find a much more on-the-point summary of the show anywhere else.
We've still got 9 episodes full of late-night and blogger fodder left this season, so we're sure to get a few more of these gems before long. Who knows, maybe Stephen Colbert or Conan O'Brien will bring a cast member to do an interpretive dance.