Winter Arrives in Season 7 of ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s going to be an unseasonably chilly July if HBO and GAME OF THRONES has anything to say about it.

The second trailer for GoT kicks off with a serious-looking Sansa Stark in the snow with a voice-over from Lord Baelish counseling her to beware of enemies not just in the North or the South, but on all sides. And then lots of cool stuff. Check it out:

Among the coolest touches: seeing the Hound; Dothraki hordes vs. Lannister legions; dragons; crows; dragons; the Night’s King; more dragons; Tyrion; Arya with a sword; and Beric with a flaming sword!

In case you need a reminder of what was in the first trailer, watch it here.

Winter arrives July 16 on HBO.


New Photos From Tonight’s ‘GAME OF THRONES’

HBO’s GAME OF THRONES returns for its fourth season tonight, and the network has released a slew of big photos to promote the premium-cable event.

Tune in to HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET for the season premiere.

Wow, Those ‘GoT’ Dragons Got Big!

This trailer for HBO’s GAME OF THRONES does a good job of making season four look exciting! (Oh, and Daenerys… sigh)

My favorite part is Cersei (Lena Heady) asking the eternal question, “What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” That’s the problem classic Superman wrestled with in the comics. (In the movie Man of Steel? Not so much…)

Be watching on April 6!

GAME OF THRONES 2.7: “A Man Without Honor”

There were enough escape and recapture escapades to fill a couple of feature films this week.  And the photography of the snowy Icelandic locations was so stark and beautiful (You see what I did there?) that I really felt like I was watching a movie. But the talky character scenes reminded us that we were watching TV, where dialogue takes precedence over action.

Not that I mind, when it comes to GAME OF THRONES. The characterization is so deep and multilayered that it makes the action all the more impressive and meaningful because viewers have a stake in the outcome. We care about the Stark kids escaping, and resent the bumbling Theon, and root against Jamie Lannister, and root for Jon Snow and hate King Joffrey and love Tyrion, and feel sorry for Sansa because we know them.
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