AlexPKeaton wrote:If you are not familiar with the books you need to give it time. There are too many characters to introduce in a very rapid sequence. They introduced all of the main characters in that first episode, and it was still a lot. Most of the minor characters have not even been introduced yet (except for the King, Joffrey (the prince), Drogo, and Dany's brother). There is still like 15 more to go just in the first season.
Not to mention all of the main characters who wont even be a part of this season since they don't show up until the second or 3rd book. And what is a main character in this series anyway?
Well I would consider any character that has significant plot points OR has PoV in the books. Although by the 4th book GRRM does a Robert Jordan impersonation and starts giving PoV to everyone.
This is how I would classify the characters:
- Ned, Cat, Robb, Arya, Brandon, and Sansa Stark
- Jon Snow
- Jamie Lannister
- Cersei Lannister
- Tyrion Lannister
- Samwell Tarly * will be in episode 2 or 3 likely
- Onion Knight * probably won't be a major character until season 2 but should have parts in this season
- The Spider
- The Hound
- The Mountain
- Joffrey and the other Cersei kids
- The King
- Cat's sister
- Sir Jorah Mormont
- The Knight of Flowers
- Maester Aemon
- Tywin Lannister
- The Barratheon Brothers
- Lord Commander of the Knights Watch
And that is just season 1.