I think it’s worth another watch, 3.5 readers.
Since the last episode, I’ve been watching it all from the beginning. I still have a long way to go, but I think it really enriches the experience.
See, over the years time goes on, it is hard to follow all the characters so when a year goes by between seasons, you just end up like, “Uh that’s the dude without a dick and uh that’s the guy they keep killing who comes back to life and that’s the guy with the burned face and that’s the bitch with the dragons and they’re all doing some shit.”
For example, it was lost on me how much help the Hound gave to the Stark girls. He intervened a number of times to help Sansa while he was in King’s Landing. Then, when he left he helped Arya a number of times too. It’s character development. He comes across as an angry bastard yet if he sees someone being abused, he intervenes.
I also forgot how Ned had ordered Dondarrion to hunt down the Mountain. Dondarion tells about it after the fact, that he was killed by the Mountain and Thoros begs the Lord of Light to bring him back and it actually happens. It seems like that would have been a cool scene to show but maybe they couldn’t show everything.
Anyway, over the years, I missed how certain characters came into the storyline but if you watch it all again, a lot of questions are answered.