I'm half way through reading the second book. Once I've finished that, and re-watched the episodes, I'll start season three tv. If I'm still confused then I'll just give up and plough on I think...haha. Currently sat here watching the second episode.
Seriously, it is. The number of characters is overwhelming, trying to keep track of who's who and who did what to them and why and what they're after and who wronged them and so on is a bit of a struggle. I'm sure it's easier if you've read the books, but having not done so it's bloody complicated. For example:*SPOILERS*- Who are the blokes torturing Theon, and why are they torturing him?They are actually different to the group that capture Jamie in the book (The Brave Companions, a group of evil sellswords) in the TV series they decided to replace them with Roose Boltons men - Why did Margaery just suddenly arrive at King's Landing ready to marry Joffrey?In series 2 when littlefinger arrives at Renlys camp he brokers a deal with the Tyrells to join the Lannisters, also why loras was the one who rode to the rescue of Kings landing at the battle of blackwater- How did Dog get caught by the Brotherhood?The Hound was pissed as a fart and they found him passed out under a tree.- Why did the Black Watch go out beyond the Wall just to get their arses kicked and then come back again?Mormont took the watch beyond the wall because of rumours the wildings were gathering under the King Beyond the wall and to search for the missing benjen stark (remember him from the first episode). At Crasters he learns Mance rayder is preparing to assult the wall so marches to the Fist of the First men a good defensive position the wildings will have to pass to get to the wall.- Who the f*ck is Martin Lannister, where did he come from and why was Rob Stark's wife tending to his wounds?He's a minor Lanister captured by Edmure Tully, not important. Robb's wife is another big change from the one in the book, here she is a healer.I'm sure there's more, those are just the ones that spring to mind from the episode I just watched.Also, in other GOT-related news I have a serious boner for Ygritte. I think it's because I grew up in Yorkshire so that accent reminds me of some of the girls who were...... important to my development. I hope she gets her kit off at some point.