With a little more than two months until the premiere of the eighth and final season of HBO's Game of Thrones, fans looking to squeeze in rewatch of the series to date don't have much time to waste.
With 67 episodes across the first seven seasons of the hit fantasy drama, devotees will have to begin their rewatch on Wednesday, Feb. 6, if they plan to proceed at leisurely pace of one episode per day, leading into the April 14 premiere of Season 8. Winter is coming sooner than one might expect, and the staggering 67 hours, give or take, of Game of Thrones certainly can come off as a daunting commitment.
If getting your ducks, or direwolves, in a row by Wednesday isn't possible, there's always the possibility of accelerating the schedule for a more concentrated rewatch. Say, two episodes a day. At that pace, a rewatch would take 34 days, meaning you could begin on Friday, March 8, and still finish in time for the start of the eighth season.
For the intrepid fans interested in tripling up, watching at least three episodes a day means you could start on Friday, March 22, and still complete a rewatch of the first seven seasons by April 14. At three hours of Game of Thrones a day for nearly an entire month, that's quite commitment, though by no means impossible.
Now, for the truly hardcore, and in the tradition of the multiple-day Marvel Cinematic Universe marathons leading up to the release of the latest film, there is, of course, the possibility of watching the first 67 preceding of Game of Thrones nonstop leading directly into the Season 8 premiere. All told, the combined runtime of the previous seven seasons lasts approximately two days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That means a true marathon binge would have to begin at 5:30 a.m. ET/PT on Friday, April 12.
Finally, for those looking for a less-structured rewatch requiring a steady daily commitment, you can opt to watch an entire season per week, leaving the number of episodes per day at your discretion. At this more flexible pace, audiences would have to begin Season 1 the week of Feb. 25, completing a season each week, with the seventh season finished by April 13.
A rewatch of the series in time for the Season 8 premiere is a substantial commitment. But for those looking to re-familiarize themselves with all the intrigue and backstory of the popular fantasy drama, the time to start the revisit is now.
Returning on HBO Sunday, April 14, for its eighth and final season, Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister.