Media Release: Game of Thrones has caught on like wildfire. These days it’s hard to walk the streets for long before you run across somebody with their face buried in one of the volumes from author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series. If you don’t run across somebody reading the books, then there’s still good chance they’re a fan of HBO’s adaptation of the series, which enjoyed a well-received first season, and is currently shooting a highly-anticipated second season.
HBO knows that Game of Thrones fandom is at a rabid high right now, as there was a massive amount of buzz surrounding a season 2 teaser trailer for the show that released a few months back. And all that trailer did was announce when the show would return. Today we have a new Game of Thrones season 2 trailer to share – one that focuses on the production of the show, with a few choice looks at some of the characters and new lands that will be visited in the new season. As one of the producers says in the video below, “the world just expanded enormously.”
A friend of mine said I needed to watch Game of Thrones on HBO before it is no longer available. So I watched the first couple episodes and I was hooked. It is filled with powerful acting and great story content which is very ADULT but very Good. Imagine kingdoms controlled by a King who has lost the control of his kingdom then dies and his wicked son and Queen rule in a bath of blood killing all who oppose them, while in a distant land a woman of royalty marries a barbarian and learns to love him then looses him to the wiles of a witch. Then she find out she is the chosen one to bring back the age of the dragon and be able to control them. While at the northern border wall boundary of the kingdom something evil comes back to threaten the race of man and attack in the new age of winter. And the forces of opposition to the new illegitimate King move on the capitol of the kingdom to find the rightful King.
This summation of the story does no justice to the Novel and outstanding ‘made for HBO’ Movie Series. This medieval fantasy is worth your consideration for entertainment but be aware it is very ADULT in content, it is both sexual and violent. It is a very hard hitting show the author of the Novel (George R. R. Martin) said he enjoyed writing and he was not afraid to shake things up by killing the popular characters off to keep people guessing what direction the story is going. Martin has described his preference for killing off important characters as being necessary for the story’s depth: “…when my characters are in danger, I want you to be afraid to turn the page, (so) you need to show right from the beginning that you’re playing for keeps.” See the series 2012 in April and read the comic now in production by Dynamite Entertainment at your local comic shop. And you can pick the Novels up by George R. R. Martin at the local book store. If you like fantasy and good story check this out. Stay tuned comic and movie faithful for more. 🙂 Walt