Sean T. Collins of Rolling Stone ~ he has read the books which makes his reviews particularly insightful. He always makes really interesting op culture analogies (like this week ep to American Psycho)
Maureen Ryan of The Huffington Post ~ she is a book reader as well. I enjoy hearing the perspective of women viewers because I think the show gets a lot of undeserved flack for being “anti women”. She’s also really sharp in her observations.
Watching the Thrones on MTV.com ~ this is a super unique panel style review of each episode. I really like the fact that they have a wide range of opinions (including those of Westeros.org founders Elio and Linda)
Last week’s episode of Game of Thrones ended with a straight-up cliffhanger, in which Jon Snow discovers the not-too-surprising secret that incestuous father Craster has been disposing of his infant sons (offering them, it turns out, as sacrifices to the White Walkers). It leads, in the first scene of “What Is Dead May Never Die,” to the perhaps-somewhat-more-surprising revelation that Mormont knows damn well what Craster is up to.
Breaking News This Morning…. Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season by HBO!
This makes me phenomenally happy because book 3, “Storm of Swords” is my favorite installment. It has the potential to be the greatest single season of television ever with all the twists and turns that exist in the books and there is one scene in particular (RW) that has the potential to change the landscape of television as a whole.
Also, this news comes on the heels of plans to split the third book into two separate seasons. Seeing as how the paperback version of SOS is over 1,200 pages long, it makes sense. Finding a place to split it, however, could prove quite the challenge for executive produces D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. With the second season coming along spectacularly, I have all the faith in the world that these guys will succeed.
Now, all we can do is hope that the TV series doesn’t catch up with George R.R. Martin. The sixth book should be released in the next century or so, so keep your eyes open for that :). I’m only kidding, but hopefully the tremendous popularity of the series will help motivate Martin to get The Winds of Winter out in a reasonable amount of time.
Thanks again to HBO for making all of our wishes come true ;). Please let there me more episodes next season and perhaps even a higher budget. The show deserves it.
Game of Thrones fans now have just over a month to wait for the premiere of the second season of the hit HBO drama. With that in mind, the final full-length trailer, titled “Power and Grace”, was released this weekend. This trailer reveals the most new footage by far and is a fitting tease to what I’m sure will be a superb season of television.
Last night, HBO dropped their latest behind-the-scenes video for Game of Thrones. In this one, we get a much closer look at some of the characters and sets for season 2. There are also blink-and-you’ll-miss-it glimpses of some of the new characters including, Brienne of Tarth, Renly Baratheon and his queen Margaery, Arya as ‘Arry at Harrenhall, a fiery Melisandre, and a certain mysterious green substance…