Peter Dinklage as Tyrion LannisterGreetings, fellow Game of Thrones addicts (and future addicts -- because, really, there's nothing in between), do I have a treat for you today! HBO has just released the trailer for the second season of the show, and it certainly does not disappoint.
The first season of Game of Thrones was filled with violence, sex, fantasy creatures, political intrigue, complex storylines, magic, and cunning, memorable characters all vying for power and glory. The show sucks you right in and leaves you dying to know what's in store for those characters you can't help but grow to love (and really, really hate).
If you're as excited as I am, be prepared to watch this trailer over and over ... and over again, and geek out in all its glory. (Warning: Season one spoilers after the jump.)
In the new trailer, we get short but oh-so-sweet glimpses of the fates of Sansa and her dealing with King Joffrey, and Sansa's little sister Arya, who's on the run, as well as shots of Daenerys Targaryen's journey to reclaim the throne and Jon Snow on the Wall ... and what's up the sleeve of one of the most awesome characters on television ever, Tyrion Lannister (played by Peter Dinklage, who just won a Golden Globe for his portrayal)?
Check out the Game of Thrones Season 2 trailer:
After watching the first season, I was inspired to read the first book, A Game of Thrones, of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire. As I read the second book, A Clash of Kings, I wondered how they could possibly continue on with the show, with so many storylines -- from Catelyn (whose husband Ned was beheaded in one of the most shocking twists of season one) trying to make peace between two brothers, Stannis and Renly Baratheon, Tyrion becoming a matchmaker and seemingly able to outwit everyone, plus Joffrey's power-hungry immaturity, with his mother Cersei trying to hide who his real father is while still pulling the strings, the constant threat of the wildings, and Daenerys' journey to the House of the Undying with her three baby dragons!
There's simply so much to see this season, and thankfully, it seems the trailer hits on every single storyline.
As for that riddle Varys quips about "a king, a priest, and a rich man" -- who do you think lives and dies? Like he said, "Power resides where men believe it resides ... a very small man can cast a very large shadow." It's certainly a fun, engrossing game for power to watch. Let the countdown to April 1 begin!
What do you think of the Game of Thrones season 2 trailer?
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