A Video Of People Screaming At Last Night’s Game Of Thrones


There were two types of people watching Game of Thrones last night. Those who had read the books, and knew what was coming. And those who had not, and inevitably lost their shit.

Without getting into spoiler territory, let’s just say important things happened that, had you not been previously aware, might have come as a shock. Which probably explains why so many people around the world who had read the books got their cameras out and filmed the reactions of those who had not.

Laugh if you want, but I can sympathise. I knew what was coming and was still a little caught of guard, especially with what happens at the very start. You know. The bit that’s not in the books but which ends very badly.

Game of Thrones: Red Wedding Reactions Compilation [YouTube]


  • Haven’t read the books, but my reaction was simply “heh, was bound to happen”.

    I’ve desensitised myself to characters dying in that show by not getting attached to them and realising they were all going to end up dead eventually.

    • That’s a shame. It’s a much more powerful experience if you let yourself be carried along for the ride.

    • Agreed. This is my problem with last night’s episode.

      If they’re going to just off people after seasons of building them up with no meaningful outcome beyond, “Oh now this person is going to get angry”, what’s the point of caring?

      • Of course there’s meaningful outcome! This story isn’t about any one character. It is, to quote Motörhead:

        …all about the game, and how you play it
        All about control, and if you can take it
        All about your debt, and if you can pay it
        It’s all about pain, and who’s gonna make it

  • Enjoy it, because youve only got one big “wooaaahh” moment left. The rest of whats currently written is pretty standard. Im really hoping the success of the TV show motivates him to wrap it up in a timely manner. 2 books in 11 years is a tough slog even for the die hard fans.

    • I dunno, Lady Stoneheart’s reveal is a pretty big moment. Also what happens on the Wall at the end of the last book, actually there is a few big moments in the north in the last book.

    • I honestly thought he had already confirmed that he’ll be finishing the story via the TV show first, then going back and writing however many books it takes.

      • Nah, the writers of the show have said that their going to finish the story their own way if George R.R. hasn’t finished by the time they reach that stage. Hopefully, we’ll get the books first (damn they’re a good read)

  • I would laugh… but I remember reading that scene. My condolences. That said, my reaction wasn’t quite so melodramatic as curling into a ball on the floor and covering myself with a blanket…

  • This reminds me of the two girls, one cup reaction videos-horrified screams from the people watching and giggles from the people filming..

  • Yeah, the part that was in the wedding but not in the books was a little surprising, but it’s harder to have loose ends in a TV show than a book, so fair enough.

    Laughing at some of the reactions on Twitter though. @redweddingtears has retweeted some gems.

  • I am thinking there should be a Vertical Video Syndrome warning at the start of the article, some people find them morally reprehensible.

  • Yeah, so I had read ahead and watched season 1 & 2 but haven’t followed 3 yet. I didn’t realize they were that far ahead now, until I saw the description of the link and was like… woah. OK. Yeah. THAT moment, huh? Right. No wonder.

  • I was in the ‘haven’t read the book, loved the show camp’ and as soon as I saw Lord Bolton there I knew something was suss…

  • It’s so obvious who had read the books. They’re just sitting there having a nice drink, and everyone else is in tears.

  • I don’t watch the show – it doesn’t appeal to me. I have read the books though, and if they get that crazy about the Red Wedding, just wait until (spoilers).

  • Didn’t read the books, didn’t really feel much. Blame it on the limitations of how much screen time characters can recieve when the cast is this huge. If they pull a stunt like this each week for the next two months, they might get the cast down to a managable size. It was well done, magnificently acted, visceral and stopped me from changing the channel, but I’m not sure how much it’s really going to affect things.

    As it is, all I really know from the fifteen minutes Robb was on screen in this season was that all his accomplishments in the north were already whittled down to nothing, and if he had never existed little would actually be different in Westeros. It didn’t help that at the last minute he has resolved his angst with his dear mum while he and his wife can’t stop talking about the happy family they’re going to have. Forget ominous music; Dead Meat always enjoys family togetherness before stepping on a landmine. The poor bastard could have had a folded picture of his sweetheart in his pocket and a half-finished letter home.

    Starks winning never seemed likely; it seemed more appropriate to be Lannister and Baratheon arm-wrestling to see who is the biggest bastard, with the winner receiving death by ice or fire depending on whether the Walkers or Daenerys gets there first. In the meantime the Starks are placeholders at best, and professional victims at worst, showing what happens to honorable people in corrupt Westeros.

    I also get the feeling that Starks simply aren’t allowed to gather any momentum. John Snow is essentially returned to Zero as per the first season, Sansa bobs around wherever her most recent marriage arrangement takes her, and Arya has (off the top of my head) hung around with a master swordsman, a shapeshifting assassin, the true heir of Robert Baratheon, the dark lord Lannister and a guy who can bring people back from the dead, and yet she has nothing to show for it. Compare that to Daenerys, who manages to get her army to grow effortlessly without ever worrying about how to feed ten thousand men.

    Maybe she’s born with it.

  • The family of 5 is funny. The two in the middle with no reaction look like robots devoid of emotion.

    I did the exact same thing when i watched it. The initial attack is quite graphic and is quite shocking either way.

  • I’ve started to read the first few books (and seen the first season of the hbo series) and find it so bleak that it negates any entertainment value I get out of it.

    For the following books I copped out and read the plot synopsis from wiki, and I’m glad I decided not to continue. It seems to be it gets bleaker and darker at every twist and turn. And it says something about the real thing that even a wiki synopsis gives off such a miasma of hopelessness!

    Life is stressful enough! I don’t understand why we put up with ‘entertainment’ that increases stress.

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