by Ryan Fujitani
on Thursday, Mar. 13 2014, 03:15 PM
HBO's blockbuster series Game of Thrones has become a pop culture phenomenon and inspired a rabid worldwide fanbase, but we realize not everyone knows who Tyrion Lannister is or fears the impending threat of the White Walkers. With the fourth season set to premiere on April 6, we thought we'd be extra thoughtful and give those of you who have yet to take the plunge a few weeks to catch up. Read on for an overview, hunker down for an intense ride, and get yourself up to speed, because winter is coming.