Over the course of four seasons Game Of Thrones has become one of the most watched, analyzed and talked about shows on televisions. Based on George R.R Martins hit novel A Song of Ice & Fire, the series has taken these beloved fantasy characters and have brought them to life in a well-crafted, action packed, and shocking television series. If you haven’t been reading, I’ve binged through the show’s 40 episodes fairly quickly and I’m eagerly awaiting the season 5 premiere. Whats made the show such a huge hit is it’s willingness to kill off key characters. On several occasions the show has developed a character so well, and has killed them off in an instant. There are still characters I miss and the infamous Red Wedding is as shocking as you would imagine. Despite all the death and blood the show has remained strong because of it stellar cast. GoT has one of the best ensembles on TV, and may only be rivaled by Mad Men in terms of well-rounded character and excellent actors to play them. The principle cast is strikingly different than it was 3 seasons ago, and with the nature of the narrative, characters are constantly moving like chess pieces across Westeros.
Season 5 will premiere on April 12th and to help refresh your memory I’m going to share my 4 favorite characters that are still alive. Obviously that means there are SPOILERS ahead. Its going to be a long winter folks.