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5 Reasons to Start Game of Thrones Now

By Ashley Morton

What’s all the fuss about winter coming? With the final season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to finally start Game of Thrones. Here are five reasons why.

You still haven’t started epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. What are you waiting for? With the Season 8 premiere on April 14 fast approaching, now is the perfect time to catch up from the beginning. If you’re still not convinced, here are five reasons to start bingeing.

1. You’ll be in good company.

Game of Thrones fans are everywhere and you won’t find a more passionate or devoted fanbase, ready to gush, debate and theorize until your heart’s content. Join the conversation using #ForTheThrone.

2. Winter is here.

Baby, it’s cold outside. We all know there’s no better time to settle in and watch 67 episodes of epic television than when there’s a snowy chill in the air. You’ve been hearing people say “winter is coming” for years. Finally understand the show sentiment while using the literal fact as an excuse not to leave your couch.

3. No more FOMO.

A new GoT season means one thing: your social media pages are about to be flooded — once again — with phrases and memes that you don’t understand. Why not get in on the fun while you still can?

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4. It’s worth the hype.

If the number of Emmys the show has garnered isn’t telling enough (47, but who’s counting?), the series has its reputation for a reason. Whether it’s a new crush, drinking buddy, inspiration or hero, Game of Thrones has a character that’s guaranteed to become your new obsession.

5. The final season is coming ... but there’s still time.

There’s nothing like experiencing Game of Thrones episodes in real time. If you start now, you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on every episode and be ready for April’s Season 8 premiere.

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