'Game of Thrones' writer reveals 21 episodes you need to watch before the series finale

Apr 10, 2019

THE final season of everyone’s favorite fantasy medieval murder series, Game of Thrones, is coming. This means the next few days or so are going to consist of as much cramming of season one to seven as possible, in a desperate attempt to recap everything that has transpired. To support that demand, people all over the internet have been supplying their own rewatch guides. Critics and fans alike have their own unique way of preparing, so they have suggested which episodes their fellow GoT fans need to watch (and in what order) before season 8 comes.

But we may have found the only LEGIT rewatch guide in the entire universe. Why? Because it came from one of the executive producers and writers of the show. Bryan Cogman wrote some of the show’s finest hours (including an episode in the upcoming season 8). He’s also the only GoT writer, along with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who has been with HBO hit since its very first season. So, you have to believe that he knows the world of Westeros and Essos better than just about anybody. Except maybe for George R. R. Martin himself.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Cogman revealed his list of the top 21 episodes of Game of Thrones to watch before the finale:

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