The season 2 trailer of the phenomenal HBO series, Game of Thrones, was released last night and hot damn am I hyped. The first season was some of the best TV on last year and my expectations are just as high this year.
As a huge fan of the book series, I know whats going to happen for the next 4 seasons. Surprisingly, this doesn’t affect my excitement negatively at all. If anything, I’m more excited because I know what’s coming. The new season is going to add a few new characters to focus on. The most important one is Stannis Brartheon, played by Stephen Dillane, who is brother to the deceased king Robert Baratheon. The three main storylines this season will cover are the War of the Five Kings, the men of the Night’s Watch heading north beyond the Wall, and Daenerys Targaryen consolidating her power across the Narrow Sea.
For people who have seen the show, get ready for more of the same except a lot more of it. People who haven’t seen it should prepare for backstabbing, treachery, gory battle scenes, numerous sex scenes, people dying, political scheming, even more sex scenes, people dying some more, stunning locations, people dying, and as a cherry on top, some more sex scenes. The one bit of advice i can give to people who haven’t seen the show yet is don’t get too attached to any character. The tagline of the show is “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”