All men must spawn. Well, except Varys.

That moment you realize you should've spent your toilet-time reading parenting books.


Since man first crawled out of the ooze and threw himself atop woman to make a third thing, he's struggled with how to be a father. In days of old, man would speak to his father, or read a book like, "What To Expect When You're Expecting," or "Dude, You're Going to be a Dad." But who has time to speak to old people or read books when there is more prestige television to watch than ever before?

But, wait! When you needed to learn how to hang out in a bar where everyone knows your name, where did you turn? When you needed to learn how to make it in the big city when it hasn't been your day, your week, or even your year, where did you turn? When you needed to know how to behave in night court, where did you turn? That's right. Television.

This week marks the return of Game of Thrones on HBO, and with 6,000 of the 9,000 different characters being fathers or sons of some type, its a great place to pick up fatherly wisdom that will surely guide you to that 'Father of the Year' mug you so desperately crave.

1. Indulge the interests of your children.

Sources: All screengrabs via HBO | Jack Gleeson via @GoTGuide