Look at this sad ass shit. You know what’s been sitting in drafts for like, two months? Budrickton’s final Game of Thrones recap. I was perusing the OL back channels today when I came across it, and I was like four seconds from deleting it. Then I thought to myself, I will take it to the people. We all know how funky fresh his other recaps were, don’t we? So I implore you folk. The good denizens of OL. Help me guilt Budrickton into generating this final S2 wunder-fest. It’s not the recap we deserve, it’s the recap we need.
A long, nine-month wait for the return of Game of Thrones ended with maces and shields smashing together with glorious clamour. All for the entertainment of a boy-king absolutely drunk with the power of the Iron Throne sitting patiently under his lanky, undeserving rear. Patiently, in wait, for numerous contenders ready to raze the world for a chance at it.
An opening image is everything in the cinematic art, even for an episode, or better still a season of television. What does the Hound’s crushing defeat of another soldier tell us about this new season to come? What tone does this scene set for the year?
Bloody fucking contest. Orchestrated violence. Unequal rivals set against one another. The paramount nature of power? A king getting whatever he wants, no matter how he laid claim to the crown.
Littlefinger reminded our good Eddard Stark last year that succession hardly mattered, when Ned pushed for Stannis to claim his elder brother’s throne. After all, Robert took it with Ned’s help by taking it by force from the Mad King. Right, wrong, whatever it was, it was Robert’s throne, and he knew it, even if he bankrupted the realm, and whored and drank his way to an early grave proving it.
Power! A lesson not lost on Joffrey, who writers Weiss and Benioff remind us quickly with their opening scene, is enraptured by power and misusing it grossly. And that he should be justly hated for it.
It’s been an excruciatingly long wait, but Game of Thrones will be back in a week, on April 1. Over the last few months, HBO has been slowly rolling out the goods, with new pics, teasers, and full-fledged trailers–all done for the noble purpose of getting the fans more and more jazzed about the coming winter in Westeros. Now, as the show draws overwhelmingly close, the channel has one last promotional peak for us before our eyes are blinded by the brilliant fantasy panorama. Take a look after the jump.
Mow down on some delicious new photos from the second season of Game of Thrones.
Yet another trailer for the second season of Game of Thrones. This with a little heavy-handed pimp slap action courtesy of Cersei on Joffrey. Wow that’s an awkward sentence. Whatevs.
Hit the jump to check it out.
Jesus Lord, they can’t stop the stoking of my throbbing Thoner, man. New trailer for the second season. Christ, can April 1 just come already.
Hell yeah! Per the forwarding of OL regular Johnny Hotsauce (a veritable trove of worthy content) I’ve come across a third trailer for Game of Thrones’ second season. Will update if higher quality becomes available.