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Thoughts so far – Game of Thrones Seasons 1-4

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Seasons 1-5!

I know my title says this post is thoughts on seasons 1-4 but it will possibly contain spoilers from season 5 as well because I have read 4.5 of the 5 released books, and I am going to talk about some of the stuff I haven’t seen yet but remember from the books.


As you may or may not know, I have been watching Game of Thrones!! I just finished season 4 and decided to do a “thoughts so far” post before I start season 5.

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I have a LOT of random thoughts rumbling around my head right now, so I am just going to list them as bullets instead of boring you with super long paragraphs!

Books I have read:

  • In college (2011 ish) I read:
    • A Game of Thrones
    • A Clash of Kings
    • A Storm of Swords
    • A Feast for Crows
    • Half of A Dance with Dragons
  • I only read half of A Dance with Dragons because I found it annoying that I was reading about the same events from A Feast for Crows.  I know they were different POVs, but I wanted to read about new events!  Also, Arya is my favorite character and she wasn’t in the book at all. (Later I found out she is in A Dance with Dragons but she doesn’t show up till chapter 45)


Seasons I have watched:

  • In College: Season 1
  • In the Last 4 weeks: Seasons 1-4
  • I didn’t watch seasons 2-7 when they came out because I didn’t have access to HBO and didn’t want to buy the DVDs.  My parents recently got HBO so I have decided I need to watch them all!
  • My original plan was to get caught up before Season 8 started but obviously that didn’t happen


Deaths I Remembered From The Books:

(In order of Occurrence)

  • Robert Baratheon
  • Eddard Stark
  • Viserys Targaryen
  • Drogo
  • Renly Baratheon
  • Catelyn Stark
  • Joffrey Baratheon (I knew he died but I couldn’t remember how)
  • Oberyn Martell
  • Ygritte
  • Tywin Lannister


Deaths I Had Forgotten About:

(In order of Occurrence)

  • Rhaego (I had forgotten Daenerys was even pregnant)
  • Maester Luwin
  • Xaro Xhoan Daxos
  • Jeor Mormont
  • Talisa Stark
  • Robb Stark (I really don’t know how I could have forgotten about this one)
  • Lysa Arryn
  • Jojen Reed
  • Shae (Don’t know how I could have forgotten this one either)


Random Thoughts On The Deaths

  • I’m super sad Ygritte died.  Besides the Direwolf deaths, she was the death that made me the saddest.
  • Viserys Targaryen’s death was my favorite in terms of how he died.  He finally got his golden crown!
  • I’m glad Joffrey died, I really hated him!
  • I can’t believe that I completely forgot Robb died?!?! And Shae! I should have remembered those two



  • Grey Wind (Robb)
  • Lady (Sansa)
  • Nymeria (Arya)
  • Summer (Bran)
  • Shaggydog (Rickon)
  • Ghost (Jon)
  • I love the Direwolves ❤ They are my favorites.
  • I hate that Lady and Grey Wind are dead They were the saddest deaths so far!
  • I hope that Arya gets Nymeria back! I know its a long shot but I am still hoping for it.


The Dragons

  • Drogon
  • Rhaegal
  • Viserion
  • I love the Dragons!
  • They are still too small to ride and I can’t wait for them to get bigger.
  • One of them just killed a child and that really sucked, but I still like them.
  • I wish that Daenerys had a a little bit more control of them, but there is still time, they are still young.


Things I remember from the books that haven’t happened yet

  • Catelyn Stark comes back!
  • Arya joins some training thing but then steals some boots and breaks the rules and then they give her a lot of milk and she wakes up blind.

I feel like we are getting close to where I was in the books so there isn’t a lot that I remember that I haven’t already watched.


Things I had forgotten / Things I remembered wrong

  • I completely forgot that Robb got married.  I had no recollection of his wife or that she got pregnant.
  • I thought the Red Wedding was the wedding between Renly and Margaery.  I remembered Stannis’s demon child thing but for some reason I was thinking it killed everyone.
  • Speaking of Stannis, I don’t remember his daughter at all, but I like her
  • I don’t remember Theon’s side story AT ALL.  (I also don’t think he deserves all the torture even though he is a POS)
  • I had forgotten about Jojen and Meera Reed until they showed up.  I had also forgotten about Jojen’s death.  I didn’t really remember much of Bran’s story after he escaped Theon.
  • I had forgotten Arya and the Hound traveled together, but I really like them together.  I would have liked to see him train her and for them to form a sort of friendship.
  • I remembered Xaro Xhoan Daxos letting Daenerys into Qarth, and I remember that her Dragons got stolen, but I had forgotten that Daxos was involved and I didn’t remember the magic room where she is sees Drogo and Rhaego.
  • I didn’t remember Stannis saving The Wall in the battle against the Wildlings.


Favorite Characters

  • Arya is my absolute favorite
  • Ygritte
  • Jon
  • Tyrion
  • Margaery
  • Gendry
  • The Onion Knight


Least Favorite Characters

  • Joffrey
  • Tywin
  • Cersei
  • The Red Woman
  • The Mountain


Random Thoughts

  • I hope Gendry comes back! I really liked him. I want Arya and him to get together
  • I hope Nymeria comes back.  It was really sad when Arya had to send her away
  • I really hated Joffrey
  • I think Jaime redeems himself and I kind of like him at this point
  • It bugs me that his hair isn’t blonde anymore in season 4 but it was in season 1!
  • I like Sansa better in the show than I did when reading the books
  • Why won’t they let the Wildlings cross the wall? They are people too and they are just running from the winter and the White Walkers.  I am sure the North could find them land to live on.  The Wildlings would have to agree to not kill people, but I would think they could figure something out?
  • In general I like the Starks but hate the Lannisters.


Things that I know are going to happen because of Spoilers

Warning: These spoilers could be anywhere in seasons 5-8.  I know they happen but don’t know when. 

I did hide them in case you are just scrolling but beware that it may not work in all browsers! You can skip down to the Wyrd & Wonder logo if you don’t want to read the next section!


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  • The Hound isn’t really dead.
    • I had assumed he died what Arya left him, but he didn’t show up on the dead people lists so I guess he didn’t die?  I only looked at the deaths in seasons 1-4 but I guess I accidentally spoiled this one for myself.
  • Hodor dies.
    • I don’t remember where I learned this one.
  • Summer Dies
    • I accidentally saw this when looking up the wolf names 😦
  • Arya kills the Ice King
    • An AOL auto play video spoiled this one for me
  • One of the Dragon’s Dies
    • A friend of mine said she refuses to watch the episode where the Dragon dies, so know I know a Dragon Dies.
  • Jon and Daenerys team up
    • Saw this on an ad for Season 8 that I didn’t mean to see
  • Arya has sex (though I don’t know with who)
    • The internet was pissed about this so it was hard not to see

I am sure I have other thoughts, but I can’t think of them right now and this post is already super long!

I am going to link this post up with Wyrd & Wonder because Game of Thrones is fantasy!


Let me know what you think about seasons 1-4! Please no spoilers!  I don’t want to know what happens next!

11 thoughts on “Thoughts so far – Game of Thrones Seasons 1-4

  1. I love Game of Thrones, but it has been so long since I’ve seen the first few seasons that I forgot some of the things that happened like with Robb so it was nice reading your thoughts! & it’s a shame that so much has already been spoiled for you.

    Tales of Belle

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  2. Okay when you said about Stannis demon baby killing everyone I could just picture little demon shadow baby running around Westeros slaughtering all the characters.

    Robb’s wife/wedding was pretty different in the books. I wasn’t a fan of show version at all 😦 And it’s really only a fan theory that she’s pregnant in the books so its probably not a surprise you didn’t remember that.

    Have fun with your continued viewing!

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    1. Hahah that would actually be pretty funny and I wouldn’t put it past GOT to do something like that 😂 😂

      Thanks! That makes me feel a lot better haha. That is one of the downsides of having read the books so long ago, I don’t really remember how they were so I can’t get a good comparison anymore.

      Thanks! I am on Season 5 Episode 8 now ❤


  3. I am amazed at your GOT knowledge Brittany!!! I only follow it from my kitchen when my daughter is watching it in the living room 😉

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    1. Haha thanks 😂 And it is definitely a show that you need to pay attention too, there is too much going on for casual viewing! (also I googled a lot of names and all the deaths because I couldn’t remember them off the top of my head!)


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