Now this may seem as a shocking thing for me to watch, but I bloody love Game of Thrones. Yes it's gory and racy and confusing with all of the plots, but trust me when I say that it's worth it.
I think the best way to get into this show is to easy yourself into it. That sounds odd considering how intertwined the story lines get, but that's how I did it.
It started Thanksgiving last year. My dad was sick of me showing him all the funny things that One Direction have done, so he was like wanna see one of the things that I find really cool? And to humor him, I agreed to watch a scene of his favorite show, Game of Thrones. He showed me the epic Daenarys scene where she confronts the slave master. The only background I had on the scene was that Daenarys can understand him but no one else knows that. After watching the scene, I was blown away but only enough to appreciate her and I was content not watching more.
Fast forward to the next day and I find my dad showing my sister the entirety of Daenarys's scenes in season 1 from a video on YouTube. I got sucked in and was watching along and then became very obsessed with her story line. When my sister wanted to watch the show from episode 1, I only asked to be warned when Daenarys was on the screen. Not only 2 episodes went by before I started to get curious on what was going in. Then before I knew it I was binge watching as many episodes as I could.
Unfortunately school was still in session so I had to binge watch before I went to sleep and easily caught up with all 4 seasons before the 5th season premiere. Then every weekend it became a family event to watch the show each Sunday.
When you binge watch (and have a knowledgeable family member who has seen the show 5 times start to finish) it doesn't seem as complex and you start rooting for sides and pick favorites. I personally love Daenarys, Arya, and Jon Snow.
I can't say too much about it, as it really is so complex, but each show ends on a cliff hanger and it sucks you in. I love all the girl empowerment on the show and hate most of the men. Now that the TV show and books are caught up, no one knows what will happen next. The suspense is mainly why I love it so much.
So get past the gore and look away at the uncomfortable scenes, and stay for the story lines and see who will end up with the throne!