But occasionally you bump into something like this, which cuts together various plotlines from the first two seasons from GoT into a three-minute recap in preparation for season three, and does so in a way that's, if anything, more epic than the series itself:
Really nice use of music, manages to portray plot coherently, and brings the whole thing to a fantastic climax. I wouldn't even know where to start!
(Thanks to amuseoffyre for that.)
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