Season two In-Production video airs on HBO
By Winter Is Coming on in Media, News.

Tonight we got our first glimpse of the second season of Game of Thrones in the form of a short behind-the-scenes video that aired on HBO. If you didn’t catch it on HBO, here it is!

Winter Is Coming: Yes!!! Finally a glimpse at some of the new characters. Stannis looks great, Margaery looks beautiful, and wow, Melisandre’s hair is RED! I also liked the bits of dialogue we got with Arya and Jon.

UPDATE: Sue the Pirate is posting screen caps from the vid onto her Thrones Tumblr page.


270 Comments

  1. Bayrat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Super stoked for this season! Cant wait!

  2. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Melisandre looks very different from how I imagined she would, but not in a bad way. So excited for the stills from this one.
    Bwahahaha. Bring on the gates. XD

  3. Alexander Dubrovsky
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Stannis is not bald enough! The show is ruined!

    Just kidding, it looks awesome, and it’s not surprising.

  4. Lossoth
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Do we have a name for the actor playing Damphair yet? Cause I know I recognize that guy…
    also, awesome.

  5. The Young Wolf
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    AAHHH I can’t wait!!!

  6. Mark Robben
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Who’s the guy at 1:45? I can’t think of who that is supposed to be and it’s driving me nutso.

  7. Alex Baxter
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    0.59 look is that Renly’s banner? Its green, but is deffinately a crowned Stag.

  8. Lossoth
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Mark Robben,

    pretty sure that’s Renly

  9. NT
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    almost… there….

  10. Kalasin
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Mark Robben,

    That’s Renly! When they show him earlier with Margery on first look I actually thought it was Mark Addy, which of course made no sense — good job in getting him to look like Robert!

    Bummed we didn’t really get a good shot of Brienne.

    Soooo excited!

  11. pooteeweet
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Is that Brienne behind Renly in the 1:45 mark?

  12. Patrick
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Mark Robben,

    Mark Robben,
    I think that is King Renly.

  13. Rob
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Is that Brienne in the background at 1:45, looks tall and female to me

  14. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I actually couldn’t tell who was Stannis (except in that long shot), which surprised me, since I was watching out for Stephan Dillane and thought it looked uber-Stannis-y in the pictures posted on here when he was cast. Was that a close-up of him near the beginning?

  15. winterqueen
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Looks good! Can’t wait til April

  16. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Mel!
    Stannis!
    Davos!
    Margaery!
    Someone who looks like Aeron, but apparently isn’t!

    I need it to be April RIGHT NOW

  17. Hi-Fi
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!!!!

    Who’s the blond guy behind Catelyn?

    Renly looks HOT with that beard.

  18. Om
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Renly is looking so badass…

    Hi-Fi,

    That would be Ser Loras.

  19. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi-Fi,

    Loras.

  20. Mark Robben
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Kalasin,

    Huh, it didn’t look like Gethin Anthony to me, but I guess you’re right! They certainly have changed him to look more rough and tumble.

  21. Hi-Fi
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Om,

    Oh, thanks! Didn’t recognize him. Makes sense.

  22. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh wow, I bet that is the Beauty behind Renly near the end! Sweet antler helm!

  23. Weathervane
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    SWEET!

    Though it looks like they nixed Stannis’ baldness and cropped beard, which was kind of his defining characteristic. Davos and Aeron (or was that someone else?) also look a little different than I imagined, but not in a bad way.

    Anyway, I don’t wanna be a nitpicker – looks awesome! Renly for one looks much better with that sweet antler crown.

  24. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Mark Robben,

    Even in the book I think he grows a beard to look more like Robert.

  25. Zaxattack
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Hi-Fi,

    I think they dirtied Loras up.

  26. Rob
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Renly is certainly looking a far more believable “king” than he did in Series 1, now if only they could have him get over his fear of blood!

  27. Lossoth
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    the goat,

    why do you think it’s not Aeron? The guy at 1:20, standing with Theon, right?

  28. Calliam
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Holy god… All seven I mean :P I’m dying to see it even more now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Arlene Lozano
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow, Renly looks so hot! I can’t wait, this looks awesome!

  30. Chris
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Glad they took the awful wig off Loras…

  31. Delta1212
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I know it isn’t how he was described in the books, but 1:45 Renly is almost *exactly* how I pictured Renly on my first read through. That’s amazing considering he didn’t fit my mental image at all in season 1.

  32. Carlos G Diaz
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Those banners at 0:13, you think they may be Dragon Stone or Iron Isles?

    Awesome clip otherwise

  33. calantian
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Aaah! Giddy!

    Looks like the Blackwater at 0:42?

    I am reminded how all over again how ridiculously good looking everybody in this series is.

  34. persephone88
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    The guy playing Damphair looks like Donald Sutherland, I swear. I know the guy is to young to be him, but that’s who I thought it was at first (and if not Damphair, whomever the Kraken priest is in the shot with Theon!).

    Margaery and Renly looked great together! Loved seeing Loras with Cat, and that scene snippet with Arya. Would have loved to have seen a bit with Jaqen or some of the villains besides Mel.

    Did you guys notice the Dragonstone map table in the opening shots? Loved the dragon claw goblet. Some nice set touches!

  35. Weathervane
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    Really liked that brief glimpse into what I believe was the Stone Drum/Chamber of the Painted Table at the beginning. Dragonstone FTW.

  36. Johan Sporre
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    That looks good :) We got so many glimpses of the characters.

    Damphair almost looks like Donald Sutherland, but a bit younger.
    Where did you see Davos?

  37. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Map table at Dragonstone = exponential badassery!

  38. Mormegil
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Lossoth: the goat, why do you think it’s not Aeron? The guy at 1:20, standing with Theon, right?

    Winter reported a while back that while Theon is met by a Priest of the Drowned God it’s not his Uncle just a nameless Priest.

  39. Chris Caran
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Aeron looked like Jason Isaacs to me.

  40. Lex
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    WOW!!!

    I stayed calm for about half of that video… but I started losing it once I saw Arya, Margaery, and Renly. There may have been some squeeing.

    Renly looks AMAZING! I’m glad they changed his look for the new season (I thought they might). BEST CROWN EVER.

  41. The Instrumentalist
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    The figure in behind Renly at 1:45 very well could be Brienne… I’m basing it on the fact that the figure looks taller than him. But it could just be the angle.

  42. Michelle Peeples
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    It looked really good to me. I was excited to see Stannis and Davos. April 2012 can’t come quick enough.

  43. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Johan Sporre,

    Davos is on horseback near the end.

    Lossoth,

    I thought it was reported that they weren’t casting Aeron, but just a random Drowned God priest. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

  44. furrever
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Wow, we got to see a lot more than I expected. Looks AWESOME. Theon getting “baptized” by a Damphair-like looking character, Margery w/ Renly, Davos and Cressen on the beach during the burning of the seven, Melisandre, and even a few seconds of Blackwater methinks at 0:41. April can’t get here soon enough!

  45. Mormegil
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    The Instrumentalist: The figure in behind Renly at 1:45 very well could be Brienne… I’m basing it on the fact that the figure looks taller than him. But it could just be the angle.

    It is Brienne.

  46. Michael Tschuertz
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    MOAR MOAR!!! WE NEEDS MOAR!!!

  47. JC
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    The Instrumentalist:
    The figure in behind Renly at 1:45 very well could be Brienne… I’m basing it on the fact that the figure looks taller than him. But it could just be the angle.

    I think you’re right. Definitely female and in armour and based on that vague blurry out-of-focus bit, it vaguely looks like Gwendoline Christie’s lips :p.

    Also, have to concur with everyone else…Renly is looking awesome!

  48. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Dany looks like a painted whore in her first shot! Must be when she hangin out with Xaro.

    Also love LF rubbing his neck.

  49. House Snow
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Early thoughts, Stannis looked so little like in the images I have seen of Dillane that I wasn’t even sure which guy was Stannis. Millasandre looks more “witchy” than I thought she would. Season 2 renly looks nothing like season 1 renly, not just the beard, but I think he lost weight or something. I really think Im going to like Dormer given how conniving she looks. I do think that is Brienne behind Renly, I like it too- I was afraid we wouldn’t see any of her face but we will be able to see at least a little bit. REally like the guy they cast for Davos-Just oozes decency. Also was it just me or were half the scenes either shot at night and/ or super windy.

  50. Chris
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Yea, that has to Brienne, not that you can take much from what you see of her.

  51. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Lossoth:
    Do we have a name for the actor playing Damphair yet?Cause I know I recognize that guy…
    also, awesome.

    Not sure if that is Damphair (at 1:20), since he doesn’t have any seaweed in his hair (he looks a little too old as well, IMO).

    The actor does look familiar, though. I thought he was Vlad Kulich at first glance (probably not, but that’s who came to mind).

    If he is a relatively well-known actor, like Kulich or someone of his caliber, then I’d say it’s safe to assume he really is Damphair. But if not, he’s probably a random Ironborn priest of no particular note.

  52. The Rabbit
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    I am officially nerdy crazy.
    Woke up (without the alarm) exactly at 3.00 AM.
    Without any intention to do so. ;)

    On topic:
    WOAH!
    I was a bit afraid about Mel s look – I am not any more – Carice looks fantastic!
    No apparent reason to start a gate, at least from me, everything looks good.

    now, who s gonna work tomorrow…;)

  53. Dreamlife
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    O.M.G. HBO rocks for somehow including Stannis, Melisandre, Davos, Cressen, Brienne, Margaery, and Aeron Damphair IN ADDITION TO just about everyone still alive at the end of season 1.

    Thoughts on the new characters:
    1. Stannis—Too handsome! Not that I’m complaining since I imagined him to be handsome even though he was described as balding, stern, gaunt, etc.

    2. Melisandre—I wasn’t expecting her hair to literally be RED. I imagined orange hair. I think I like that they went for almost a blood/brick red color.

    3. Brienne—such a brief shot of her that I didn’t even notice her the first 2 times I watched the trailer! You can get an idea of her height, because she’s sitting straight up while Renly is leaning forward. We don’t see enough of her to really say much more. Can’t wait for her scenes with Jaime.

    4. Davos—I love this casting. And there’s his luck right around his neck!

    5. Aeron—wow, I missed him (and Theon) in the first couple viewings. Not at all what I pictured. How is his hair blonde, but Theon’s is brown?? Is this truly Aeron?

    Other thoughts:
    1. Wow, Dany looks gorgeous in that first shot.
    2. Cersei looks quite lovely. The hair looks much better this time around, I think.
    3. Arry! Glad we got a scene with some dialogue
    4. Favorite shot is probably Catelyn with Loras standing behind her. It just looks really pretty.
    5. Also really like the scene with Sansa and Tyrion.

  54. Chris
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    House Snow,

    I feel like they had an aversion to night shoots last season or something, which took away from a lot of potential “atmosphere” in many scenes. I am definitely hoping that changes this season.

  55. Langkard
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Arya! Maisie Williams is just so amazing in that part. Even for one just that one line. So looking forward to Arya’s plot line. Wish we had a shot of Jaqen in that preview!

    I like Renly’s crown.

    Nice glimpse of Brienne.

    Carice does look good as Melisandre.

    I like the new Baratheon/Lannister royal banner much better than the wider one we saw in earlier shots.

  56. Johan Sporre
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit,

    Me too. Had trouble sleeping and when I looked at the clock, there it was at 3:10 :)

  57. Kalasin
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Everyone sees Donald Sutherland or Jason Isaacs for “Aeron” – all I can see is Sam Neill.

  58. Maxwell James
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Add me to the throngs approving of Renly’s new look. He’s looking mighty… kingly.

    Also, it’s a brief shot, but Yoren now looks more like I imagined him as well – dirtier and more sour.

  59. Langkard
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins: Not sure if that is Damphair (at 1:20), since he doesn’t have any seaweed in his hair (he looks a little too old as well, IMO).

    The actor does look familiar, though. I thought he was Vlad Kulich at first glance (probably not, but that’s who came to mind).

    If he is a relatively well-known actor, like Kulich or someone of his caliber, then I’d say it’s safe to assume he really is Damphair. But if not, he’s probably a random Ironborn priest of no particular note.

    Definitely not Kulich, who is almost half a foot taller than Alfie Allen. I suspect that you’re right about him being just some unnamed priest of the Drowned God rather than Aeron Damphair. Damphair might be one of the characters who gets written out of the series.

  60. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    That was short but oh so sweet!

    Renly= most improved. Fantastic.
    Davos= Fantastic
    Melisandre= frightening and beautiful at the same time. I wonder what the hair will look like when the show actually airs. Wanted to see her red dress!
    Hey Natalie Dormer= best thing about the Tudors, she will be a good Margaery.
    Cersei= hair is way better. She looks good.
    Joffrey with a crossbow=awesome.
    Shot of Cat and Loras=awesome.

    and finally Stephen Dillane as Stannis= to those not familiar with Dillane yes he is a handsome fellow isn’t he? Well he also has gravitas up the wazoo. I wish he sported a beard and was fully bald but that aside, I got a vibe from seeing him. I see why he was cast. Dillane is going to rock Stannis. People will be talking once he is on screen. Dillane is a riveting performer.

  61. Lisa
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit,

    Same here.

    Wow, the preview looks amazing. Love Mel’s look and Renly’s new look (and thank god that they ditched Loras’ wig, he looks much better that way). And totally love the bits of dialogue we got. Are Jon and Sam talking about Gilly? Now waiting for screencaps to see everything that I missed.

  62. John
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Weathervane:
    SWEET!

    Though it looks like they nixed Stannis’ baldness and cropped beard, which was kind of his defining characteristic. Davos and Aeron (or was that someone else?) also look a little different than I imagined, but not in a bad way.

    Anyway, I don’t wanna be a nitpicker – looks awesome! Renly for one looks much better with that sweet antler crown.

    I agree with the Stannis nitpick. It also makes him stand out a bit since no one else is bald. He looks a little too much like Jorah Mormont.

  63. Kalasin
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Lisa:
    The Rabbit,

    Are Jon and Sam talking about Gilly? Now waiting for screencaps to see everything that I missed.

    I assume so, yeah.

    Screencaps here! http://tumblrofthrones.tumblr.com/

  64. Dreamlife
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Lisa,

    Lisa: Are Jon and Sam talking about Gilly?

    Yes, I think so. I think that’s why Jon is indicating Mormont wouldn’t approve.

    Edit: Shit! How do you include the spoiler block in something you’re quoting?? Sorry if that spoiled anyone, but I don’t have the spoiler button option.

  65. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Langkard,

    Agreed. A little too short & chubby to be Kulich. But he does look familiar. Whoever said Sam Neil might be on to something (that would be funny).

  66. Honest Jerk
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Did anyone notice Joffery with the arrow? Exactly what I guessed for his Name Day … because another joust would cost too much. If they do an archery contest for his Name Day, they should just hire me to write the rest of the series :)

  67. JonHo
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    RENLY’S BEARD. That is all. No but he looks amazing! And Margaery is beautiful! And Melisandre, wow, just wow.

  68. KG
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I loved the shot of Dragonstone at the beginning as well as Renly’s camp. Talk about great world building there.

  69. DaveB
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m always weirded out with the BTS stuff when I see the crew wearing regular clothing. I really think they should dress for the period as well. It’s only fair.

  70. Delta1212
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    DaveB,

    I know what you mean. It’s always jarring, and I start to think “why aren’t they in-costume?” before realizing I’m being silly.

  71. Integra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Detrás de Renly se ve a Brienne.

    Behind Renly we can see Brienne.

  72. Melarra
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Gah, I’m sucked back in already. Why do they make these videos so early on – I just get so excited for something that’s half a year away! (Like the Hobbit video diaries – those are like crack to a fan).

  73. TastesLikeTheSea
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I was a major Renly basher season one. From the small glimpse in this video, complete 180 turn. He looks amazing , like someone who could actually be king.

  74. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    All the characters aside the best thing in the video has to be Dan Weiss’s T-Shirt seen at 1:27.

  75. the goat
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Tumblr is on top of this, as always.

    Renly & Brienne HQ:
    http://i41.tinypic.com/2mxfsdk.jpg

    Margaery & Renly:
    http://i42.tinypic.com/vik4cj.gif

    Cat & Loras:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/nv4cyb.gif

    Davos:
    http://i41.tinypic.com/28ugqon.gif

    Dany & Jorah:
    http://i40.tinypic.com/104mgr5.gif

  76. David The Grey
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what great shots! New faces, and old ones too. I didn’t realize I needed a Cersei fix until I saw her sparkly eyes and smirk. I need to review the video another 20 times!

    And it got me thinking about leading up to April – will HBO start airing Season 1 again about 10 weeks prior to Season 2 starting? Or do a GoT marathon? I hope so!

    Oh wait, what was I thinking?!? They’ll have Season One out for sale before then, right? LOL I’m so excited I can’t even think straight.

  77. Lord AJ
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Spanish Subtitled version of the same video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhouWDe6C7I

  78. Louisa
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Renly looks a bit silly and hot at the same time!

    No Jaqen! I am disappoint.

  79. Brad
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Renly is tremendously improved over season 1. He looks right in this clip.. the crown is super cool, and you can see some Baratheon family resemblance with the late King Bob. I didn’t like his portrayal in season 1, but I understand why the showrunners would want to show some progression to his character.

    Other than that, I’m pretty gutted by the long list of people that did not make “the final cut”.. What is ACoK without Vargo Hoat and the Brave Companions? And Strong Belwas? And the Reeds..!! Absolutely unthinkable to me that they wouldn’t be included. We’ll see..

  80. Wolfheart
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Sad. I hope its just not on him in the clips. But Robb isn’t wearing that cool crown the Kings of the North wear. I was hoping to see that on him. We see Renly has one. The little snot Joff does. I wonder if Stannis will be wearing one…

  81. Kana
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I bet they’re toning down Stannis’ baldness so that he looks more visually distinct from Tywin, who’s also an older, balding, cold, calculating man who spends a lot of his time in armor.

    Well, technically Stannis isn’t actually that old, but he always -acts- more like Tywin’s age-range than he really is.

  82. dizzy_34
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Loved seeing Renly and Davos. Looking good so far. I wish Stannis was sporting a beard but whatever.

  83. House Snow
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    One thing that does make me a little nervous. Bran looks a lot older and bigger to me, which was kind of touched on early during the filming. I hope it doesn’t become an issue.

  84. JonHo
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Wolfheart,

    Isn’t it described in the book how Robb dislikes that crown, because it’s so heavy? And he only wears it in public.

  85. Meg
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    “Game of thrones is a show about…the ways that the personal can influence the political and how the motivations of people who have power can change the face of countries and of worlds.”

    Well, thats a tepid way to describe it. Sounds like the most boring show ever.

  86. Lex
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    House Snow:
    One thing that does make me a little nervous.Bran looks a lot older and bigger to me, which was kind of touched on early during the filming.I hope it doesn’t become an issue.

    This is one of my main concerns, too. Especially regarding Bran, Arya, and Rickon. They are already aging way too fast… But what can be done? Nothing. They’re filming as fast as they can.

  87. Darth Rhaegar
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    JonHo:
    RENLY’S BEARD.

    Her name is Margaery…

  88. Wolfheart
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    JonHo:
    Wolfheart,

    Isn’t it described in the book how Robb dislikes that crown, because it’s so heavy? And he only wears it in public.

    Ah, yes. True. Here’s to hoping we still see it.

  89. Hi-Fi
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Darth Rhaegar: Her name is Margaery…

    LOL! Nice one.

    I’m glad Renly and Loras both look more seasoned.

    I hope the next teaser we get show us Asha/Yara. She’s probably my favorite female character from the books and I can’t wait to see Gemma in costume.

  90. JonHo
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Darth Rhaegar,

    Haha yeah! Margaery is the best beard in Westeros.

  91. Delta1212
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Darth Rhaegar,

    I tip my hat to you.

  92. kg
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Now see? That was nice. I am pleasantly surprised!

    Dolorous Kris

  93. Epic doodles
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I hafta admit I liked this video a lot. I loved the raw quality of the footage, the paused tension of the sound. They showed just enough. Also I learned from this video Dan Weiss reads GoT fan boards in his spare time. As well he should!

  94. Katrina Brooks
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Margaery! Melisandre! Davos! Brienne (even though we don’t see much)! Stannis! Renly looking kingly! Loras with Finn’s natural hair! Arry!

    This trailer just made me squee for several minutes after it ended. Then I played it again. And again. And again.

    And LOL

    Darth Rhaegar: Her name is Margaery…

    That was priceless!

  95. Starkgirl
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Stannis is different from the book description, but I love how Dillane carried himself in the few glimpse we got. I’m really looking forward to seeing him as Stannis. I think he’s going to give a wonderful performance.

  96. Lex
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    So… no gates yet? I’m impressed! Is this No-gate-gate?

  97. kg
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    How dare we like everything! Pan-Gate!

    :)

  98. Epic doodles
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Meg: Well, thats a tepid way to describe it.

    Just wondering what two sentences would you replace that with? Suppose you want to make season 2 seem like season 1 but more about the characters. I mean, sure it’s fantasy but that’s… not really key. Suppose there are sorta realistic people in this fantasy world for a minute. That aren’t just like… fantasy people. Cause it’s not key.

    They want to add a superficial ‘cerebral’ tepid layer to proven raunch. Perfectly reasonable bs.

    Edit: When I say raunch I mean high quality fantasy series with a more than healthy helping of cable tv-ma sheksh.

    I’m more worried about them saying “It’s all about the characters”. I don’t want to get my hopes up about s2.

  99. Lars
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow, cool new stuff…

    Even though they are not new characters, I am most amazed by the Cat & Loras shot… Wow, what a great composition!

    http://i43.tinypic.com/nv4cyb.gif

  100. Langkard
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Varamyr Fourskins:
    Langkard,

    Agreed. A little too short & chubby to be Kulich. But he does look familiar. Whoever said Sam Neil might be on to something (that would be funny).

    I spent a good 2 hours on IMDB just fishing around trying to see if anything rang a bell. He is probably just be one of those actors like Tam White (R.I.P.) who always shows up as an extra, so his face looks familiar.

  101. G_Lee
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Stannis and Davos don’t look anything like I pictured them…. but who gives a fckng damn???? That looks awesome!
    Stannis doesn’t look like in the books… here he looks even more like a badass rightful king.
    Davos looks more smuggler-ish than I thought was possible.
    Melisandre looks like she could burn and sacrafice me to R’hollor simply by looking at me.

    Do I need to say it? I’M SO EXCITED!

  102. userj
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    OMFG

    I think I’m already in love with Dillane as Stannis. LOOK AT HIS FACE PEOPLE: OBSERVE HIS MANPAIN! IDGAF if he has no beard because HOOOLY…!! And DAVOS. I may actually CRY when they have their first manly conversation.

    As I figured they’d do, Renly looks MUCH different and much more “kingly” – that beard was SUCH a wise choice. Loras also looks AMAZE, like a legit knight, and Marg… just WOW she’s even more perfect than I imagined she would be.

    King Joff with the crossbow = ROFL!!! Also great costuming on him may I add.

    5 seconds of Dany (and Jorah): Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………..

    Also squeal worthy Sansa Cat Tyrion Jon Sam Luwin Arya Robb etc SO EXCITE!

    Stupid quibbles:
    why’d they go for a bad dye job on Mel rather than an actual red wig?? Weird…
    Needs moar Brienne (and no Jaime either! Harumph).

  103. Lex
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    Has anyone commented yet on the fact that Renly has changed the colours of his banner, to the Tyrell colours? That’s pretty crazy!

  104. kg
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    Hey he knows who’s footing the bill.

  105. the goat
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Hahaha, just found this. Flawless!

    http://i41.tinypic.com/ab6z8.gif

  106. Lex
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    kg:
    Lex,

    Hey he knows who’s footing the bill.

    It’s an interesting idea. No Baratheon sigil remains unaltered. Joffrey’s is split with the Lannister lion, Stannis’ is surrounded by a fiery heart (hopefully they keep that), and Renly has switched his colours. I like it.

  107. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Also…Liam Cunningham as Davos is inspired casting. He will be the Ned Stark replacement for the noobs who hated Ned being killed. Does anyone get a Bernard Hill/Theoden vibe?

    On the topic of what is cut I think they are going to introduce new locales each season. If the RW occurs at the end of season 3 as rumored then there will be a focus on the Riverlands in the third season. Budget wise it makes more sense to show Riverrun and the Tullys in season 3….including the Blackfish. That also includes the Reeds and Reek. My prediction is Theon may be spending several episodes at Robb’s side before he gets dispatched to Pyke. Therefore the other big battle of A Clash of Kings may be moved to Season 3. That will lend a strong sense of urgency to Robb’s arc.

    They are going to tell the story just on a different way then what was written. That’s the reality of adaptation.
    Then again I could be completely wrong. I guess we will have to wait and see.

  108. Phantomwriter05
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    They fixed the wigs!!

    That is all …

    (So stoked for the season)

    Do I want season two right now?

    No … because the build up and speculation is as much fun and exciting as when the season runs. (Work for that money HBO!)

    PS. Hello, My name is Phantomwriter the 05 and I’m Lena Headey’s whipping boy (So enchanting on my Laptop screen)

  109. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Wow… Renly looks BADASS. Finally we get to see a lil somethin somethin!

    Super excited.

  110. Winter Is Coming
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Best part of the clip was Joffrey’s crown cocked forward. It’s the perfect “bratty teenager who thinks he’s so much cooler than he actually is” look.

    Any chance people could take some 720p screen caps of this and turn it into decent wallpaper? Would love a scowling Davos or stern Renly or smirking Margaery as my desktop background…

  111. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    I’ll give that a shot for you.

  112. Honest Jerk
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    EXT. WILDLING VILLAGE – DAY
    JON SNOW and SAM huddle together
    JON: Mormont won’t have it! We’re headed deeper and deeper into wildling territory.

  113. mixmastermind
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Was… was that a Kingdom of Loathing shirt?

    Oh my God, that was a Kingdom of Loathing shirt.

  114. corbob10
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Someone should make a collage of the wigs vs. non wigs we’ve seen so far. They never bothered me in the first season, but i’d like to see how they compare to season 2.

  115. Honest Jerk
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    EXT. KING’S ROAD – DAY
    Two GOLD CLOAKS ride up on horses. YOREN grabs the scroll from a rider.
    GOLD CLOAK #1: I have a royal warrant for one of these gutter rats you’re transporting.

    Underneath the bridge, ARYA and GENDRY hide. Aryan whispers to Gendry.

    ARYA: They’re looking for me.

  116. havok_
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:42 am | Permalink
  117. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    OK mate, not exactly too happy with how they came out but It’s about the best I could do. tried to retouch them a bit and such but getting stills from moving video is really no easy task!

    Map Table – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/maptable.jpg/

    Renly – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/renly.jpg/

    Renly and Margaery – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/renlyandmargaery.jpg/

    Stannis – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/85/stannis.jpg/

    and…. Mel – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/melisandre.jpg/

  118. freyar_88
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Full screen. Replay. Replay. Replay. Replay. :)

  119. ralia
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    That was AMAZING!

    They’ve improved both the quality of the wigs and the quality of the make up. Almost everyone from the S1 cast looked better than they did last year.
    - Cersei looks much livelier, her eyes are greener and FINALLY she has a decent wig.
    - Renly looks like a real king; still think Robb should have joined him… damn you, Sannis;
    - Loras has a MUCH better hair this season;
    - for some reason I doubt that shot of Joffrey will be in the series… it looks like that picture of Jack with a pipe (JG is awesome btw, regardless of what a shit Joffrey is);
    - I was one of the people who complained because of Natalie Dormer’s age, but she looks great in that shot with Renly;

    I’ve no peeves, looks at that! xD

  120. Lise Bollum
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:00 am | Permalink

    Now that went well with my morning coffee! :D

    First: Squee! Stannis, Melisandre, Davos, Margaery, Brienne (barely!)!

    So they have changed Jon Snow’s cloak by now; the fur trimmings are all black. Well enough. Viewers-only should know who he is by now, and the rest of us can stop complaining.

    Also, I like that Melisandre’s hair is a red that doesn’t look natural at all. I was a little – I won’t say worried, more like – curious, since they so far have toned down certain very fantastic character traits. I’m wondering if they kept her red eyes. It was hard to make out during that brief glimpse of her.

  121. Chris77
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    userj: Stupid quibbles:
    why’d they go for a bad dye job on Mel rather than an actual red wig?? Weird…
    Needs moar Brienne (and no Jaime either! Harumph).

    Wow, never thought we would get a No-Wig-Gate…

    Other than that I am amazed. I wonder if they keep the rainbow cloaks. They might come across a bit over the top, since Renly’s gayness is so in your face in the first season. In the books it was but another hint, on screen it could be silly.

    I loved that scene of Cressen rushing to the burning, way more dramatic than to have THAT scene happen during a feast.

    Renly’s portrayal here totally justifies his look in S1. I wonder if they casted him back then with this look …

    If they pushed Theon’s later storyline and the Reeds to S3, what will Bran do all the time, he doesn’t even have the Walders to worry over… (considering they casted some Bran / Rickon look a likes (Miller boys), I don’t think that theory is valid).

    Loved that shot of Joff with his Crossbow.

  122. Tucker
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    I actually like stannis’s look, I know its different from the books, but still looks awesome, can’t waite to see him, the red queen and davos together!

  123. EvilPicnic
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Darth Rhaegar: Her name is Margaery…

    :rimshot:

    Fantastic, best present to wake up to! I’ll come back in more detail later, after work.

    But my first thought (well…after FUCKING DAVOS… FUCKING STANNIS… FUCKING MEL… YEEEEEESSSS) is that it’s a really cool crossbow that Joffrey is waving around, and it would be great foreshadowing if that’s the crossbow which does for Tywin in a season or two’s time. That would be epic.

  124. Mirri Maz
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    The first thing i thought when i watched it was how much richer the show feels. The costumes seem to be better executed, the banners are now sewn not printed (well some of them at least) and it just looks like more money went there.

    Best shot has to be Renly and Cat, love the armor. Both of Renly’s beards are looking mighty fine and i like Danny’s new warrior princess look.

  125. Mirri Maz
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Also because we see Cressen on the beach i think they are going to open with the burning of the seven instead of the feast to introduce Dragonstone.

  126. Chris77
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Here is a link to the screencaps at Westeros:

    http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2956/

  127. Daniel Westerlund
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Great video, got me all giddy up knowing it ain’t that long until the show returns, I’m digging the look of Stannis despite wanting at least a beard but nonetheless Dillane embody Stannis from the glimpse I got.

  128. Jon
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    The scene with Jon and Sam looks far too green instead of snowy-white. They are supposed to be North of the Wall. Everything should be so full of snow…

  129. Bene
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Woah everyones going mad :D

    i thought my interest in the show ebbed away after the first season finished but BAM here it is again enormously.

    bacause everyone seems so happy ill add just for fun:

    we didnt see any direwolf! :((

  130. Virtus
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Mirri Maz: Cressen on the beach i think they are going to open with the burning of the seven instead of the feast to introduce Dragonstone.

    Might be. Then at 1:30 in the video we see Stannis walking up to claim the Lightbringer.

  131. Jordan Healey
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    Not a fan of how that Drowned Priest looks, not nearly raggedy enough, no Driftwood cudgel. I highly doubt Aeron would suffer anyone wearing such fine robes.

    Melisandre’s wig also looks quite odd.

    Other than that, looking good!

  132. Virtus
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Jon:
    The scene with Jon and Sam looks far too green instead of snowy-white. They are supposed to be North of the Wall. Everything should be so full of snow…

    Actually in the book when they were approaching Craster’s keep it was raining. Then when they woke up the next morning it had frozen again. But it wasn’t sub-zero all the time in the Autumn.

  133. Torgee
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Bene,

    I believe that the direwolves are going to be CGI. In which case, they most likely would not have any finished CGI yet.

  134. Pink Dragon
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    I enjoy so much how Renly and Stannis really look like Robert’s brothers.

  135. Chris77
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Jon: The scene with Jon and Sam looks far too green instead of snowy-white. They are supposed to be North of the Wall. Everything should be so full of snow…

    Well, they are only just now starting filming in Iceland. In the books not everything beyond the wall is snowy in the first books. The first seasons prologue is way to snowy compared to the books. There were only drifts of snow IIRC.

    Bene: we didnt see any direwolf! :((

    How could we see a Direwolf or a dragon if they have not yet finished prinicpal photography? The new direwolves are most likely going to be CG, so I don’t expect to see them in any previews. we might get some establishing CG shots of the new locations in some later trailers, but no full fledged CG shots.

  136. Lanister accountant
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    I am totally stoked!

    I’m with all of you who loved to hate Natalie Dormer on The Tutors. I think she’s a great actress however and she’ll really nail this part. I am also looking forward to seeing her clash with Lena Hedey down the road.

    But for now, I think the look of the show continues to be solid and I am satisfied with what we’ve seen thus far.

  137. you-know-nothing
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    EEEEKKKKKKK!!!!!! I can’t wait for April 2012 xxx

  138. Idaan
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    I’m a straight guy, but I’m in love with Renly and Loras. Seems they’ve taken a level in badass and look like proper knights now.

    Stannis is great as well, you can see the constant frown on his face, and I don’t really care about the beard.

    Undecided about Melisandre, I found Carice to be very attractive in other films I’ve seen her in, but here she looked just weird. Maybe it’s the hair, maybe just the angle of the shot.

    Nice to see everyone wearing non-retarded helmets and armours. Seems like the Lannisters got the short end of the stick with their “lol-imma-samurai-with-no-periphereal-vision” design.

  139. Ian
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    Lossoth,

    Sure looks like the Damphair to me.

  140. Ian
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Seeing Brienne brought to life makes my heart warm.

  141. Udi
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    It is known :)

  142. Flóra Ballabás
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    I’m sure someone has already mentioned this, but I love Renly’s banner! O_O I know it is different from the one in the books, but I really think that using the Tyrell colours, with the stag was a good decision! (also, perhaps I do not remember well, and it was the same in the book. In that case feel free, to think me a fool :D ) :) Not to mention how good it looks like.

    I also love Renly, the beard suits him, and of cousre Margaery’s Anne Boleyn smile is awesome :)

    To say something bad, I’m not at all convinced about Stannis or Mellisandre… YET! Who knows, I hated Cersei too in the begining :)

    I want more footage!!!

  143. Jordan Healey
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    They aren’t casting Damphair this season. A speaking extra will be used instead.

  144. Sarah
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    OK not read anyone’s comments but I love Mel and my God her hair really is red, Cat and Lorras was a good shot. Margery and Renly such a lovely couple. Alfie (ok his one tiny shot was enough) for me.
    Ok I shall just say it gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh loved this and finally. Getting really excited for the next series
    Also liked Jon’s little line and Sam’s look as well for some reason I did snigger

  145. Tywin's Bastard
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    I had managed to subdue most of my anticipation for the second season because it’s so far away and I’ve had some other things to occupy me (a big part is of course to think about the ADWD part of the story) but seeing this footage made it all come back. How am I supposed to handle the wait now?

    The characters and sets look great. Renly has really upped his masculinity and looks like a real king. I have faith in that the show will take another step in quality this season.

  146. Chris77
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Just read on westeros that the guy in this pic is the new Mountain:

    http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2969/

    Though I don’t have a problem with Conan being recast, I don’t like that he is not wearing that imposing armor from the tourney, but a Lannister style armor.

    (I know it was a jousting armor, but it looked frakking cool and badass compared to the “Samuruk-Hai” (should Trademark that name;))Lannister one).

  147. Felagund
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Well, sorry for not joining the choir of hallelujahs but I can’t say I’m that impressed, maybe it’s just my high expectations… There are a few pros also, of course

    Cons

    Stannis: apart from not having a beard and not being bald, Stephen Dillane looks like a bank clerk with a gastric disorder after thirty years of service. I did expected some more kingly appearance of him. Judging from his looks, he just confirmed my fears I had at his casting news… Hope he’ll make them go with his acting skills…
    Melisandre: okay, I can’t really say anything relevant on a shot of aproximately 0.2 seconds, but from that, she has no aura around her. None…
    Davos: I think he is too remarkable-looking. The main feature of his character is looking (and being) completely unremarkable, and it doesn’t really comes off to me… He seems to have his luck around his neck, though, which is a pro ;)
    Margaery: Okay, I never was a Natalie Dormer fan, and this shot has not changed it either. She may be a good actress, but she starts out with tremendous handicap on looks as Margaery (a beautiful and gentle, innocent looking girl, praised as one of the most beautiful in the SK) sorry, she has this alien looking face, that reminds me of Stich every time I see her.
    Renly’s crown: I mean, come ON! It looks like it was borrowed from some random fantasy movie from the eighties! :o

    Pros

    Renly and Loras looking manlier. These two were the greatest mis-cast in S1 in my opinion and they did nothing to refute the common “gays are sissies with a tendency to fancy dresses”-belief, quite in the contrary. No one in the court is as “not a single fuck given”-badass as Renly, in the books. Loras ditto.
    Thankfully, their looks are much better in this season, so yaaay.
    D. B. Weiss’ T-shirt I don’t know how much of you noticed the KoL T-shirt on D. B. Weiss at the interview, but because of the T-shirt, he is officially considered as a buddy :D

    Rest assured, I am curious to see more In production videos :)

  148. Juan
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Virtus,

    I know, but in Season 1, there’s snow everywhere in the Wall and beyond. Just saying there should be to keep it the same way.

  149. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    History is repeating itself again. “I am not convinced…I do not see an aura…”all of this divined from mere glimpses…oh well at least we have something to talk about. :-)

  150. Chris77
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Felagund: Stannis: apart from not having a beard and not being bald, Stephen Dillane looks like a bank clerk with a gastric disorder after thirty years of service. I did expected some more kingly appearance of him. Judging from his looks, he just confirmed my fears I had at his casting news… Hope he’ll make them go with his acting skills…

    But that is exactly how Stannis is described, he does not look kingly, which is why the mass3s flock to Renly. If I HAD to critisize his looks, the only feature that could be more pronounced are his jaw muscles…

  151. GmanSix
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Steve Hugh Westenra:
    Melisandre looks very different from how I imagined she would, but not in a bad way.

    She is sexy; I mean, damn sexy.

  152. John
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Felagund:
    Well, sorry for not joining the choir of hallelujahs but I can’t say I’m that impressed, maybe it’s just my high expectations… There are a few pros also, of course

    Cons

    Stannis: apart from not having a beard and not being bald, Stephen Dillane looks like a bank clerk with a gastric disorder after thirty years of service. I did expected some more kingly appearance of him. Judging from his looks, he just confirmed my fears I had at his casting news… Hope he’ll make them go with his acting skills…
    Melisandre: okay, I can’t really say anything relevant on a shot of aproximately 0.2 seconds, but from that, she has no aura around her. None…
    Davos: I think he is too remarkable-looking. The main feature of his character is looking (and being) completely unremarkable, and it doesn’t really comes off to me… He seems to have his luck around his neck, though, which is a pro ;)
    Margaery: Okay, I never was a Natalie Dormer fan, and this shot has not changed it either. She may be a good actress, but she starts out with tremendous handicap on looks as Margaery (a beautiful and gentle, innocent looking girl, praised as one of the most beautiful in the SK) sorry, she has this alien looking face, that reminds me of Stich every time I see her.
    Renly’s crown: I mean, come ON! It looks like it was borrowed from some random fantasy movie from the eighties! :o

    Pros

    Renly and Loras looking manlier. These two were the greatest mis-cast in S1 in my opinion and they did nothing to refute the common “gays are sissies with a tendency to fancy dresses”-belief, quite in the contrary. No one in the court is as “not a single fuck given”-badass as Renly, in the books. Loras ditto.
    Thankfully, their looks are much better in this season, so yaaay.
    D. B. Weiss’ T-shirt I don’t know how much of you noticed the KoL T-shirt on D. B. Weiss at the interview, but because of the T-shirt, he is officially considered as a buddy :D

    Rest assured, I am curious to see more In production videos :)

    Of course there has to be a troll hater too ruin something . Crawl back wherever you came .

  153. Franny Bee
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Mel looks great. I missed Cersei, but didn’t realize it until now :) LF touching his neck made me giggle. You know what HE’S thinking. Margaery I don’t entirely like, but a glimpse does not an opinion complete.

  154. Hirondelle
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Wow. Just wow. That was much more satisfying than I had let myself expect. I love the way they go around looking in on all the characters both familiar and new. I do like how they’ve changed Renly and Loras – wasn’t too happy with their appearance last season. I was hoping for a better look at Brienne, but this way I still have something to look forward to. All in all, it really hit the spot.
    Of course, now waiting for April will be just that much harder.

  155. Ali
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Yes !!!!

  156. Domenico Barbato
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Great video! Too much good stuff to comment on, so I’ll just say – HELL YEAH!

    Oh and finally, Jon has no longer that white fur – that stupid detail bugged me to no end…

  157. Mirri Maz
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Hirondelle,

    I’m now thinking that it was deliberate how soft Renly seemed last season to make his transformation into king more obvious.

  158. Mongoose McQueen
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    No Reeds or Reek anywhere…

  159. House Umber
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Chris77: Just read on westeros that the guy in this pic is the new Mountain:http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Gallery/Entry/2969/Though I don’t have a problem with Conan being recast, I don’t like that he is not wearing that imposing armor from the tourney, but a Lannister style armor. (I know it was a jousting armor, but it looked frakking cool and badass compared to the “Samuruk-Hai” (should Trademark that name;))Lannister one).

    He’s actually wearing mostly the same armour from the tourney I believe, albeit it can’t be seen from that image. What they have changed is his sword (which I was disappointed with), he is cloaked in Lannister red but with a Clegane sigil (and colours) underside and he now wears a red variation of the Lannister helm (normal Lannister helm is black with gold detail/inlays) which I can understand as he couldn’t be expected to wear that jousting bucket helm for normal soldiering.

    From what I remember he was wearing the same brigandine/coat of plates body armour, gorget, greaves, vembraces and gauntlets that featured in S1 or atleast very similar variaitons of those. He definately was not in the samurai-esque armour of standard Lannister Guard.
    The biggest pieces that I saw missing and which is markedly noticeble was the shoulder armour. These were big pieces in the look of Gregor for S1 and really helped bulk-out and widen his formidable appearance. The fact that Ian Whyte is a slimmer build then Conan Stevens in addition to this removed shoulder armour definately seperates him from the look of S1 and makes him look that much less formidable (but man, he is still big).

  160. Knurk
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    This was absolutely flawless. Great shot of Cat and Loras, and how I love that devilish smile of Dormer. The crown of Renly, his banner (his favourite colour green!), his whole looks are exquisite. Already liked his looks last year, but this year he’s rocking it even more.

    Isaac stop growing up, you’re going to give Kristian Nairn a horrendous hernia!

  161. Ivan Popić
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Best laid plans of mice and men…

    My plan was to stay up until I could see the video but I failed miserably, almost overslept and had been running around doing errands and haven’t been able to see it until now.

    I love it :)
    Why isn’t it April yet?

  162. userj
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Just to keep things interesting, there is a “Dany’s armor-gate” going on Tumblr right now. Basically in that shot it looks like she’s wearing typical Dothraki gear but she has a single leather shoulder/upper arm armor piece (a spaulder I guess), and people are complaining that it’s typical fantasy “useless girl armor”.

    The best explanation I saw is that it could be there so her dragons can ride on her shoulders without tearing her shoulders up (so it’s not armor at all but a dragon accessory).

  163. Wyvernwood /Martin E
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    I’m so looking forward to seeing Natalie Dorma in the show.

    So far, everything she’s been in, she’s been great, and I see no reason to think it will be different in GoT.

  164. raegenhere
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Just because he has been written out for this season, doesn’t mean he is out for good. They could cast him for later seasons when he gets more important.

    Same as the Reeds, Reek etc.

  165. Hilda
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Jon,

    Don’t worry,It will get added in CGI….It will look great!

  166. fake-o name-o
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    userj,

    Maybe it’s a dragon perch?

  167. Felagund
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    John,

    You should really learn to differentiate between trolling and nit-picking :P

    Still, I would like to reserve the right to state my (minority) opinion. That’s what democracy is about, right? ;)

  168. Hilda
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    It was great to see some footage already! Everything looks amazing!
    Too all you people who don’t like Natalie Dormer…have you seen her in season 2 of The Todors! Of the 4 seasons of the Todors,hers was the best! I call it the Anne Bolyn season. Natalie was amazing in that season. You hated her with a passion but by the end you loved her. She is gonna do great on GoT!

    Loved,Loved,Loved Seeing Jon,Arya,Sam, Robb,Bran again!
    Jon in all black…nice!

  169. Mormegil
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    First look at at Iron Islander soldier at 13 secs? He’s standing next to a Kraken banner anyway.

  170. Shinyteapot
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I already like Dragonstone, and Maester Cressen was instantly recognisable. Stannis and Davos don’t look as I expected, but I have no issue with how they do look. Melisandre’s hair is perfect, it looks like dark hair that has been thoroughly henna’d, unnatural red but realistic for the setting (perfectly reasonable that henna or something like it exists). She doesn’t look like a natural redhead and that’s good, makes her stand out more.

    Renly looks great. I like his green banner- he wore green in series 1 so it’s established he likes the colour anyway, and it’s a clear thankyou to his Tyrell backers- or even a note of affection. For Margaery of course. Who has a more knowing look than I expected- I think in the show it will be clear that she’s just playing the sweet girl, while actually having a good brain for politics (coached by her grandmother of course, who I do hope we meet at some point!). This will make Cersei’s paranoia seem more natural- though there’s a world of difference between Margaery having a shrewd mind and the way Cersei ends up thinking about her.

    I like Renly’s crown- it has an antler theme like Robert’s but is very different, which fits with them as brothers.

    userj,

    To be fair, there’s nothing ‘girly’ about it- the Dothraki men for the most part wore random strips of leather too (to strap weapons to perhaps?), so her ‘armour’ is equivalent to theirs. Something for the dragons to sit on makes sense- I wonder if it might make the CGI easier too? Somewhere consistent and solid to put a dragon, probably simpler to deal with than showing them sat on Dany’s skin.

  171. Elena Amici
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    Lex:
    So… no gates yet? I’m impressed! Is this No-gate-gate?

    What about this?
    “Stannis is not bald enough, and Kit still has that horrible mustache. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, HBO? You CAN’T do this. Stannis IS supposed to be bald, for fuck’s sake! What the hell are you doing? I swear I’m not going to watch the show, and I’m definitively NOT buying the DVDs. Ah! Take that you idiots!”
    (We should call it “Hairgate Part Two: The Return”

    Dreamlife: 1. Stannis—Too handsome! Not that I’m complaining since I imagined him to be handsome even though he was described as balding, stern, gaunt, etc.

    Stannis is hot u,u I’m glad HBO & I agree on this one :)

    Hilda:

    Jon in all black…nice!

    agree :) I can’t believe one year ago I was disappointed with his casting (mainly because I though he was too pretty. I’m SO not doing this mistake again.. so, hello hot stannis!)

  172. persephone88
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    I was really excited seeing the preview and saw a LOT of great stuff there, but I have no problem with other’s critiquing it. Felagund posted both positives and negatives, so I don’t consider that trolling.

    I too was probably most disappointed in Renly and Loras’s portrayals last year, because it seemed to entirely change the character of Renly from the books and made him so snivelly while book Renly was brimming with overly self confidence. I LOVED seeing him looking more kingly in the previews, ditto Loras, and I hope that will extend not just to their looks but also their portrayals. Maybe stepping up to the plate to try for the crown will strengthen Renly’s confidence. He sure looks great in the snippet…and I like his crown!

    I wish Stephen Dillane had stronger features – I can’t get the portrait of Stannis on the cover of ACoK out of my mind – but he IS a good actor and I look forward to his take on Stannis. Kinda wish they’d kept the beard though…

    I didn’t put two and two together on the scene of Cressen running down the beach. I guess the whole intro of him struggling up the steps of Dragonstone to get to Stannis in the opener has been cut. :( That prologue really was my favorite, and I hold a glimmer of hope that maybe we will see Shireen and Patchface, but not holding my breath. The opening scenes in the haunted forest of season 1 were SO SO SO good, I am hoping that the opener of season two will be a cinematic powerhouse as well. Fingers crossed!

  173. Lisa
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: What about this?
    “Stannis is not bald enough, and Kit still has that horrible mustache. ARE YOU KIDDING ME, HBO? You CAN’T do this. Stannis IS supposed to be bald, for fuck’s sake! What the hell are you doing? I swear I’m not going to watch the show, and I’m definitively NOT buying the DVDs. Ah! Take that you idiots!”
    (We should call it “Hairgate Part Two: The Return”

    lol … Maybe we can add “Snow-tan”-gate. :D Well, it’s not really gate-worthy but it’s the best I can come up with because I don’t have anything to bitch about. ;)

  174. Hirondelle
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Mirri Maz: I’m now thinking that it was deliberate how soft Renly seemed last season to make his transformation into king more obvious

    If so, it’s working nicely. I remember seeing Renly through Sansa’s eyes in the book – all suave, dandyish, cocky and cheerful, so screen Renly – insecure, suggestible and sensitive – didn’t feel quite right. From what little footage we’ve seen, Season 2 Renly fits the bill much better. I’m curious to see whether they’ll show his romanticising, adventurising lackadaisical approach to ruling.

    Hm, I wasn’t aware I had this much to say about Renly…

  175. Steve The Pirate
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    userj: Just to keep things interesting, there is a “Dany’s armor-gate” going on Tumblr right now. Basically in that shot it looks like she’s wearing typical Dothraki gear but she has a single leather shoulder/upper arm armor piece (a spaulder I guess), and people are complaining that it’s typical fantasy “useless girl armor”.

    The best explanation I saw is that it could be there so her dragons can ride on her shoulders without tearing her shoulders up (so it’s not armor at all but a dragon accessory).

    As I said on tumblr- the shoulder thing is just like what Qotho the bloodrider wore last season. It’s not a dragon or Westeros thing, but a Dothraki piece. Maybe an affectation, maybe just to protect the sword arm shoulder so they can’t be incapacitated. Who knows, but I doubt it’s “useless girl armor.” A shitty phrase.

  176. Hirondelle
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Lisa: I don’t have anything to bitch about. ;)

    That is truly wonderful to read. So refreshing!

    persephone88: I have no problem with other’s critiquing it. Felagund posted both positives and negatives, so I don’t consider that trolling.

    You are wise.

    Felagund: You should really learn to differentiate between trolling and nit-picking :P

    Still, I would like to reserve the right to state my (minority) opinion. That’s what democracy is about, right? ;)

    Right!

  177. Elena Amici
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Lisa: lol … Maybe we can add “Snow-tan”-gate. :DWell, it’s not really gate-worthy but it’s the best I can come up with because I don’t have anything to bitch about. ;)

    ahaha, would you believe that in the italian translation of the books Jon is described as olive skinned? No, serioulsy… Maybe the make up guy is from Italy xD

  178. Lisa
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: ahaha, would you believe that in the italian translation of the books Jon is described as olive skinned? No, serioulsy… Maybe the make up guy is from Italy xD

    Really? Hm, okay, maybe someone’s imagination went a bit wild there. :D But then I shouldn’t make fun of other translations because the German one “translated” almost all of the names.
    As for the tan, I think, Kit got it during ComicCon and/or the Emmys (or someone installed a solarium at the Wall ;)). I don’t have a problem with it or anything, I just saw someone on tumblr commenting on it. :)

  179. metalgoddessamb
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    The Instrumentalist:
    The figure in behind Renly at 1:45 very well could be Brienne… I’m basing it on the fact that the figure looks taller than him. But it could just be the angle.

    I think it is. The face was a woman’s…had to be her!

  180. Felagund
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Chris77,

    It is not the lack of his kingly looks, rather his utmost stubbornness and complete lack of the ability of listening to reason when he takes something into his head. Renly is much more liked by his subjects because he is not like that (and most probably because he doesn’t really care to actually order them around as Stannis would do…) ;)

  181. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Felagund,

    Feel free to express your opinions good Ser, after all its only a small preview. We all had our doubts when specials like these aired last year and many of us ate crow come last April.

    I will say this though, it is truly a testament to our individuality where one person can see a positive and the other a negative. As soon as I saw Dillane as Stannis, even though he doesn’t exactly match the description, to me he carried the essence of Stannis. I got goosebumps. This could also be because I am huge Dillane fan, since the Mel Gibson Hamlet actually. So I may be biased. If you think he looks like a banker, that is a fair assessment. To me he looks rigid, tall and imposing. Maybe with a shot of him in his fire crown and with lighbringer in his hand he might fill into the role more. Just be prepared to be proven wrong is all. Dillane is gravitas incarnate.
    As for Melisandre, I got a bewitching/innocent aura from that one shot of her. There was an aura of a dark fanatical power in her. Again, goosebumps. We still need to see her in all her finery though. After watching Valkyrie I have no worries about Carice’s accent.

    In a way I envy you for your hesitation even more. Your expectations are lowered so then its safe to say you will be blown away even more than us in April….;-)

  182. Felagund
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:

    Feel free to express your opinions good Ser, after all its only a small preview. We all had our doubts when specials like these aired last year and many of us ate crow come last April.

    That is exactly why I placed nearly all my sentences in conditional. I would be the happiest if Stephen Dillane could “sell” me his Stannis.
    (Miltos Yerolemou, for instance, plyed a completely different Sysrio than the one in the books, and I absolutely adored him, despite Syrio being my favourite character, so I sincerely hope that Mr. Dillan would do the same :))

    (Actually my only real concern is Natalie Dormer as Margaery. I dislike her so much, instinctively, that I don’t really think she’d compensate it with her acting…)

    Anyways, put me in a stasis pod till April!!!

  183. Ed
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    LOL!!! Best line ever!!!!

    Darth Rhaegar: Her name is Margaery…

  184. Winter Is Coming
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    John-Michael Lelievre:
    Winter Is Coming,

    OK mate, not exactly too happy with how they came out but It’s about the best I could do. tried to retouch them a bit and such but getting stills from moving video is really no easy task!

    Map Table – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/maptable.jpg/

    Renly – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/854/renly.jpg/

    Renly and Margaery – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/renlyandmargaery.jpg/

    Stannis – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/85/stannis.jpg/

    and…. Mel – http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/melisandre.jpg/

    Thank you, ser! The pics look great. :)

  185. Steven
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Anyone else notice the logo changed? 1 stripe down the “O”s instead of 3.. Curious.

  186. jkb
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    i always imagined stannis and melisandre being more creepy. stannis looks… normal and mellisandre looks too innocent for my taste (in this shot anyway).

    davos in my head was totally different but i like this one better. ;p renly and loras = wow, what a change, love them.

    also, the guy who plays bran looks WAY older. this may pose a problem later on but i guess there’s nothing that can be done about it really.

  187. James
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    This looks great! And my goodness, Sophie just gets more and more beautiful doesn’t she?

  188. G_Lee
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    @all the people missing the direwolves: Consider the fact they are making the direwolves CGI. To make them look good and realistic it’ll take some time of post-production. I don’t think we will see any of them until maybe the last trailer. Probably not at all until the season starts…

  189. Epic doodles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor: So I may be biased.

    Well, you get goosebumps from seeing Dillanne in full regalia. So…. no, I doubt you’re biased.

  190. Epic doodles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Steven: Anyone else notice the logo changed? 1 stripe down the “O”s instead of 3.. Curious.

    I smell stripegate. I support this bottom of this.

  191. Epic doodles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Felagund: I don’t really think she’d compensate it with her acting

    All she gotta do is wiggle her nose. She’s charming. You won’t know what hit you.

  192. FicusFan
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed the clip. I am sure it will all be fine but what stuck out to me:

    Mel looks momsy – like right out of a Jesus and Mary painting (her hair looked brown on my iPod ).
    Sam looks completely disinterested in everything.
    Jon looks boring-borderline skeevy all in black – needs his silver fur back
    Margery looks old & ugly and I am an actual fan. Hair color is too drab, looks like she has no make up on
    Robb needs his curls, looks like an office worker without them.
    Arya is too neat (hair & face) for her grunge
    Bri looks ridiculous in a bad way. Helmet is too big like a kid dressing up in dad’s things.
    Table in dragonstone needs not to be green & brown – looks like gunk that needs to be wiped up not a map.
    Way too many indistiguishable bland, balding middle aged men

  193. Epic doodles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe that they put nasty wigs on everyone but for some reason they can’t make one guy bald. How difficult is that? Faithful adaptation, yeah sure. Except for one of the most important characters of the whole series. The character is too handsome now. How is the rabble going to understand that Stannis is not the right guy for the iron throne if I can’t see Mellissa’s reflection on that man’s pate? How will our audience have an understanding to Gay Renly’s good and kindly wishes to be the one true king if his own big brother has a full set of hair? This changes everything in this game of thrones. Davos doesn’t even make sense anymore, because if Stannis never lost his hair, none of this would have happened. No onions, no mad king, no revolution. Ripple effect, dude.

  194. Weathervane
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I doubt that they’ll go this route, but I think it would be pretty great if they had Stannis balding during the season, kind of evincing the immense stress he puts himself under. Then, in Season 3 he’d be the bald, bearded Stannis we all know.

  195. Elena Amici
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Epic doodles,

    this made my day.

    I totally agree, BTW.

    Epic doodles: I can’t believe that they put nasty wigs on everyone but for some reason they can’t make one guy bald. How difficult is that?

    clearly, they are incompetent. I mean, all they need is a freaking razor, for cryin out loud!! i can’t believe I’m actually paying *money* to watch this stupid show.

    (Lex, are you happy now? :D)

  196. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Epic doodles,

    Dillane is awesome. I get goosebumps whenever Gary Oldman, Peter O Toole, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guiness, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, Oliver Reed….I get goosebumps when good actors are on screen. But film is my life so….

  197. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    you’re welcome :)

  198. Harry The Heir
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I so can’t wait for this season, Renly Looks amazing, Loras looks amazing, Joffery looks like a dick and Margery looks hot! CANT WAIT!!!!

  199. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    James,

    Yeah she’s kind of….treading dangerous territory…hot.

  200. Harry The Heir
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    She still looks hot im 15 so its cool :)

  201. The Rabbit
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    FicusFan,

    Mel looks momsy – like right out of a Jesus and Mary painting

    Silly enough but I ve had same impression.
    In a positive way.
    I have been trembling for months that she was going to look like the hot cartoonish babe from Who framed Roger Rabbit.

  202. Ahorwitt
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Shinyteapot, I think you’re right about how Marg will be portrayed. Marg will be the proactive schemer of the family and the key player in House Tyrell, not Mace. Mace is not a very memorable character in the books anyway. We already know there’s a scene between Littlefinger and Marg.

  203. Winterdark
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Aaaand I’m one of the last to see this, Anyway:

    Cons:
    Stannis doesn’t look anything like I imagined him. It’s not just that he isn’t bald and has no beard. He has the wrong posture as well but mostly he doesn’t have the air of authority that is sooo important to Stannis. If I didn’t know any better I’d say Liam Cunningham plays the king and Stephen Dillane his loyal servant. But I am a Dillane fan (since John Adams) so he might save everything with his acting skills.

    Pros:
    Everything else, from what I’ve seen everything looks so good and so beautiful. My favorite shot was probably the one with Davos on his ship though I also really loved the few bits we saw of the maproom. I got goosebumps all over by seeing the dragon head. But also the people (minus Stannis) Gethin Anthoney looks like a real king, Carice van Houten looks exactly like I imagined Melisandre to look like. Loras looks much more like a real knight. Arya still looks the same but with her hair shorter which is both good I think. Liam Cunningham, well I’ve been a fan of his for quite a while but I think he looked never cooler. I fear he’ll take all the awe away from Stannis which is not a good thing but then again, he’s a POV character and Stannis is not. And though you hardly got a look at him I even think Theon looks much more like I imagined him this season. And last but not least Margaery, yes she’s a bit older than book Margaery but she looks such a match with Renly. Off course I am biassed because I’m a fan of Natalie Dormer. And personally I think she’s one of the most beautiful actresses on our screens today. Yes, she has quite unique features but that’s also what I think makes her so beautiful. She’s not just your average bimbo blonde (though that is apparently her natural haircolor) She’s a natural beauty in a very different way. (though off course the make up helps) Anyway it’s all a matter of taste and she’s also a really good actress I think. Don’t let my ranting about her looks distract from that.

    Biggest shock:
    I might be wrong, please someone tell me I’m wrong. But it looks like *gasp* David Benioff is wearing a different T-Shirt!

    All in all, great preview, really looking forward to season 2, even more than I allready did.

  204. Milly
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Shinyteapot:

    userj,

    To be fair, there’s nothing ‘girly’ about it- the Dothraki men for the most part wore random strips of leather too (to strap weapons to perhaps?), so her ‘armour’ is equivalent to theirs.Something for the dragons to sit on makes sense- I wonder if it might make the CGI easier too?Somewhere consistent and solid to put a dragon, probably simpler to deal with than showing them sat on Dany’s skin.

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. I remember hearing some complaints about how the dragons didn’t look like they were realistically sitting on her shoulder in the finale scene last season, so maybe they’ve added this patch of leather as a perch to make the CGI easier – no need to add in the claws digging into her shoulders and causing displacement of her skin. And the in-story explanation could be that she is just protecting her shoulder when a dragon rides there.

  205. Virtus
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    FicusFan:
    Enjoyed the clip.I am sure it will all be fine but what stuck out to me:

    Mel looks momsy – like right out of a Jesus and Mary painting

    FicusFan,

    Oh come on, she was on the screen for like 0.5 seconds. One can hardly make a throrough estimate on looks in that time. One has to see her entire body language.

  206. Pepi
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark,

    Well… if Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson couldn’t steal Dillane’s thunder… I’m pretty sure he can hold his ground against Cunningham, so to speak. :D

  207. Ed
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    - Natalie Dormer: Awesome! Gonna love her as Margaery
    - Renly looked great
    - A Brienne sighting!!!
    - Maisie IS Arya, ’nuff said.
    - The Hound lookin’ all Hound-like!
    - Cersei looks HAWT!!!

  208. Chris
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Definitely have a feeling Stannis will be a little less “hard” and “stern” and a little more outwardly tortured, conflicted and vulnerable on screen – dare I say, sympathetic? I could be totally wrong, but I think they’ll try to make the viewer connect with his character and it’s hard to do that with a straight adaptation of book Stannis.

  209. Sapphireth
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Finn & Gethin both look splendidly knightly here, they couldn’t have done a better job, and the crown and banner are beautiful. Felt a little pang at the Robb, Jon & Sam and Arya scenes, can’t wait to have the show back! Theon scene looked great too.

    My favourite clip, however, was Littlefinger, doing that uniquely Littlefinger gesture. Don’t expect to see much of him this season, but I hope I’m wrong.

    April is far too far away and I know I’m going to succumb to every crumb of released footage between now and then.

  210. silverjaime
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow! It just looks GREAT! Can’t wait to see it!

  211. Ali
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    I hope the credits will be extended so we can visit Harrenhal, The Iron Islands, Craster’s Keep, Highgarden, Dragonstone etc.

  212. kg
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m thinking we won’t see a lot of Brienne in the previews, or at least, not much in armor/near Renly. They might milk the “Ta-da!” for as much as they can.

  213. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    kg,

    That, and they may want to minimize her importance for non-book viewers, so that the later focus on her comes somewhat as a surprise.

  214. Dave Brownell
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    DaveB,

    I know!! i start thinking whats that guy doing on set! he’s gonna ruin the show!!! lmao

  215. Ed
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Yep yep.

    kg:
    I’m thinking we won’t see a lot of Brienne in the previews, or at least, not much in armor/near Renly. They might milk the “Ta-da!” for as much as they can.

  216. Lex
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Felagund,

    You’re really reaching, here. These are some of the silliest nitpick/complaints I’ve seen. I’d suggest you just relax and don’t overthink things.

    Anyways, I think Dillane will be truly excellent.

  217. jkb
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark:
    Stannis doesn’t look anything like I imagined him. It’s not just that he isn’t bald and has no beard. He has the wrong posture as well but mostly he doesn’t have the air of authority that is sooo important to Stannis.

    shit, you nailed it right here, i couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong with him, but this is it. and now you got me worried ;/ ;p we ain’t seen nothing yet tho so let’s hope he turns out ok.

  218. Mirri Maz
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    i don’t think we can judge Mellisandre’s look just yet, it’s only for a second so it could be anything like her lifting her head or doing something in the background. i personally need to hear her speak to judge properly (hopefully her monologue during the burning will be used in future trailers).

  219. EvilPicnic
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Lex:
    Felagund,

    You’re really reaching, here. These are some of the silliest nitpick/complaints I’ve seen. I’d suggest you just relax and don’t overthink things.

    Anyways, I think Dillane will be truly excellent.

    Agreed. The speed of the clips, the mix of in- and out-of-character shots, and lack of post-production makes it impossible to judge anything with any certainty. At the moment all we can be is hopeful, I think, and wait for more complete trailers.

  220. Robett
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I’m now hating the fact that I live in Europe, and that I cannot see Game of Thrones promos, trailers, etc in the exact moment when they are showed -.-’
    But it didn’t matter when I watched the promo! OMG IT IS PERFECT (Melisandre doesn’t look like I had expected, but she looks good). We don’t see Brienne (maybe she is the one behind Renly with a helmet… maybe) but all the other characters are PERFECT! Thank you HBO! :)

  221. Epic doodles
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici: all they need is a freaking razor,

    :D all I can do is picture a Japanese samurai style hair cut on Dillanne now.

  222. the goat
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Stannis haters are allergic to shellfish.

    Bow down before the One True Lobster King!

  223. Lex
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I can understand the complaints about Tywin not having golden mutton chop sideburns (because they would look so cool)… but why is it important for Stannis to be bald? I don’t get it at all. In fact, a bald Stannis would probably make a less believable Baratheon sibling.

    Anyways, I guess I’m just really not worried about Stannis because I thought Dillane was so good in the John Adams mini-series. Plus, I love the expression on his face in the promo vid, and I love the shot of him walking on the beach. If there’s any problem, I think it’s that he might make Stannis more likable than in the books.

  224. Elizabeth
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    All I have to say is — MARGAERY! I’m not fussed about her age at all – I think she looks great for the role.
    Also, is it just me or is Jon looking a bit like a model beyond the wall? I was hoping for a starved, exhausted, dirty look…

    Bring on the next preview! I cannot wait to see Ygritte!

  225. Idaan
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark,

    Winterdark:
    Cons:
    Stannis doesn’t look anything like I imagined him. It’s not just that he isn’t bald and has no beard. He has the wrong posture as well but mostly he doesn’t have the air of authority that is sooo important to Stannis. If I didn’t know any better I’d say Liam Cunningham plays the king and Stephen Dillane his loyal servant. But I am a Dillane fan (since John Adams) so he might save everything with his acting skills.

    That’s the point of Stannis Baratheon. He’s not regal, he’s rigid. He has no outwardly displayed charisma, which is exactly why people don’t like him and don’t want to follow him. Moreover, we can wager that the scene in which we see him walking is the one where he draws the Lightbringer – and we know he’s always hated all the Azor Ahai mummery and felt deeply uncomfortable about it.

    Sure, you and I probably both pictured Stannis differently when we read the book. We also know that he’s a good guy, and the best material for a king (from the limited options ofc). But that’s because we’ve seen him through Davos and later Jon’s eyes and see the man inside the shell he hides in. Dillane is Stannis that a normal person sees, at least for the first episodes.

  226. Zack
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Elizabeth:
    All I have to say is — MARGAERY! I’m not fussed about her age at all – I think she looks great for the role.

    Bring on the next preview! I cannot wait to see Ygritte!

    Agree to both. Dormer looks so beautiful here.

    I want to see Ygritte though, and a clearer shot of Brienne!

    I kind of thought I was getting immune to the hype for this season. My anticipation hasn’t been as crazy as at this time last year, because I know the vibe to expect this time around. It’s felt more relaxed. But seeing the teaser here got me excited again! There’s nothing shown I don’t like to some degree :)

  227. Noob Takes the Black
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to the books, having picked them up just as the first season started, but caught up through Vol. 4. I, for one, think it looks great. I especially love the look of Margarey that she really know what’s she’s doing marrying a guy like Renly. Very excited for Season 2!

  228. patrick
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    mixmastermind: Was… was that a Kingdom of Loathing shirt?

    Oh my God, that was a Kingdom of Loathing shirt.

    Does this… does this mean their next project is a KoL adaptation? Sold!

  229. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark:
    Cons:
    He has the wrong posture as well but mostly he doesn’t have the air of authority that is sooo important to Stannis.

    I’d beg to differ. Given the fact that no one wants to follow and/or listen to Stannis, I’d say he completely lacks an air of authority altogether. In fact, it’s his LACK of authority that is so central to his character (rather than vice-versa).

    If he was really so authoritative, Renly would’ve thrown in with him (or at the very least, wouldn’t have mocked him to his face), and Cortnay Penrose would’ve surrendered Edric Storm without a fight. Jon would’ve taken Winterfell as commanded, and the Northerners would’ve rallied behind him as well. Even Davos has considered abandoning him. In truth, Mel’s sorcery (i.e. shadow babies) are the real power behind the man. People walk all over him otherwise, not least of all the Storm Lords who are sworn to him (in theory).

    Rigid and unlikable? Yes. Regal and authoritative? No way.

    Dillane, IMO, will be able to pull that off really well, especially when compared to Renly. And I must admit, I wasn’t very impressed with Renly’s look in season 1, but this “new Renly” is much more like I pictured. The contrast between the two brothers is perfect; Renly looks like a badass king capable of inspiring loyalty, and Stannis looks like a sullen dip shit capable of turning friends into enemies.

  230. andrea
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    It was really nice, ah?
    I was already pleased with Dillane´s close up. Enough. No hair at all, little hair, golden curls “a la Tom Hiddleston”… it doesn´t matter to me. Yes Elena, Stannis is not a cold lobster.
    Everything else in that video was a gift.

  231. Langkard
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark:

    Biggest shock:
    I might be wrong, please someone tell me I’m wrong. But it looks like *gasp* David Benioff is wearing a different T-Shirt!

    It is! But it is also still in the blue-grey color range, so he didn’t step too far outside of his T-shirt, polo shirt color comfort zone. Now, if DB were to suddenly appear in one of these wearing something red or yellow, I would expect them to look for a green alien pod under his bed. I like that he is always wearing something in a nice subdued color and which appears comfortable. My kind of style.

    On a side note, since we obviously aren’t going to get the Blackfish this season and maybe not next season either, I think it is time to begin agitating for the Queen of Thorns. If we start early, then maybe they’ll be too wary of fan backlash to write her out of the series. There MUST be a Queen of Thorns in season 3! We need someone older who is also short and can play the part. I’d love to see Dame Judi Dench in the part, but I think it unlikely. How about Frances Barber? (Not sure Margaery’s grandmother is considered a spoiler, so I blocked it out.)

  232. Langkard
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    Just saw this over on GRRM’s Not A Blog. I knew about the People’s Choice Awards but not the Entertainment Weekly one!

    Go HERE and vote now and often for Peter Dinklage in the Best TV Actor of 2011 category and for GRRM in the Best Author of 2011 category and Jason Momoa in Best Newcomer. They left out Emilia Clarke, the buggers. Do it! The voting ends on Wednesday.

  233. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Langkard,

    Sian Phillips (I Claudius, Dune, lots of BBC stuff) or Francesca Annis (Cleopatra, Macbeth, also in Dune, Revolver and lots of BBC stuff) Either would be amazing as Olenna.

  234. kg
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    I always pictured Stannis as looking like Zod in Superman II lol

  235. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    kg,

    A young Terrence Stamp…that would have been awesome.

  236. Razha
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Sian Phillips would be perfect! (Though I pictured her as Genna Lannister as well – but maybe one has to be a bit younger for that part)

  237. Chris77
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Weathervane: I doubt that they’ll go this route, but I think it would be pretty great if they had Stannis balding during the season, kind of evincing the immense stress he puts himself under. Then, in Season 3 he’d be the bald, bearded Stannis we all know.

    This would be awesome, since it would be the mirror image of Renlys transformation and it is also described in the books. Davos describes Stannis at the gates of Storms End as if he has aged a lot in a short time since Bitterbridge.

  238. The_Rabbit01
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    kg,

    Indeed. lol.

  239. Langkard
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Langkard,

    Sian Phillips (I Claudius, Dune, lots of BBC stuff) or Francesca Annis (Cleopatra, Macbeth, also in Dune, Revolver and lots of BBC stuff) Either would be amazing as Olenna.

    Francesca Annis is a good choice – better than Frances Barber as far as age goes, really; although I think Barber is a gifted actress. I like Sian Phillips, but I think she might be a bit too tall? At over 5′ 7″ she is taller than Natalie Dormer and about as tall as Sophie Turner which would look odd to me for the tiny but feisty Olenna. We need a grey-haired, tiny force of nature.

  240. Rimshot
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Looks fantastic!

    I had a nice moment yesterday. I was working on a BBC drama called ‘The Titanic Inquiry’. The 3rd AD is Maria who will be familiar to anyone who worked as an extra on GOT. She was the extra coordinator and, in fact, coordinated all the extras for the Blackwater episode! I told her about the promo and was able to show it to her on my phone while on the set of the BBC show.

    During it she was very animated and excited and said that she got a bit emotional while watching it as this show was 6 months for her life.

  241. Winterdark
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    Idaan,

    I get your point but he doesn’t look rigid either imo. Anyway what I meant with air of authority is that Stannis expects everyone to shut up (well except Melisandre) and follow him because he has this big plan in his head that he knows works and is good but doesn’t share with anyone because he has no feeling with his fellow men. That’s why noone wants to follow him, because they don’t like following someone without knoing what they’re doing or what it’s leading up to which is exactly what Stannis commands. And yes I think he’s the best material for a king however reading the first three books I kept waiting for Tywin to ascend the throne bacause I thought it’d be really cool and I hardly dare say this but I’d be totally over the moon if the writers found a way to put Charles Dance on the throne if only for a few episodes. It’d be a huge deviation from the source material but c’mon: Charles Dance on the throne, how cool is that!
    Varamyr Fourskins,

    We have a different view of Stannis. I don’t think that he’s someone people walk all over. He’s someone noone likes (well except for some readers) that noone trusts or has faith in and therefor wants to follow but he does command a certain respect because of his sternness. But I’m beginning to see that my view of Stannis is not necesarilly the only way to see him which I suppose speaks for GRRM who clearly has developed a highly complex multi faceted character and your version is someone I can see Dillane playing. However I have to disagree with you in saying that Melisandre is the real power behind Stannis bacause even without Melisandre he still is a brilliant strategist and has the perseverance to conquer kingdoms. She’s a very powerful weapon he can use. Something to inspire fear. But it’s his mind and his character that’s the real power.

    I think TV Stannis will be different from book Stannis (or as I see book Stannis) but still based on the character from ASOIAF. I think he’ll be the ultimate thinking man. A man that spends allmost all the time in his head rarely talking to anyone. A man who doesn’t stand out at all, who completely blends in in the crowd. A well read man, a man who knows what he wants and what the world should look like but can’t convey it to other so rather just keeps quiet. A man people perceive as soft and soemone you can walk all over but who also seems cold and distant. An arrogant man where you never know what he’s thinking. A man enshrouded in mystery. A schemer who lets others do both the talking and the fighting for him and never steps into the spotlight. A man haunted by visions from a troubled past. A frail man of bad health and the last person you’d ever find leading an army led alone rule a kingdom. That’s what I think TVStannis’ll be like. Which though very different from my version of Stannis does sound like an awesome character. Definitely someone I can see Dillane playing and without a doubt someone I would completely utterly root for

  242. Chris
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Idaan,

    Well said

  243. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Langkard,

    Actually if you look at Annis as a young woman she looks a lot like Sophie Turner. And maybe just maybe if Annis is involved she could get her old paramour Ralph Fiennes along for the ride? Fiennes as a younger Qyburn or Connington?

  244. Mormegil
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    If anyone wants to pick up the paperbacks of the first 4 books cheap they are currently in Amazon.co.uks Black Friday sale for £14.49 for the set.

    Selling very fast though.

  245. G_Lee
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Harry The Heir:
    Joshua Taylor,

    She still looks hot im 15 so its cool :)

    I’m 23 and I think she’s hot, is that uncool? Even wrong? ;)

  246. sjwenings
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    G_Lee: I’m 23 and I think she’s hot, is that uncool? Even wrong? ;)

    Well… Hopefully you’re not aiming for a teachers job at a high school or something.

  247. John Keady
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    kg: I always pictured Stannis as looking like Zod in Superman II lol

    The new General Zod is being played by the guy who plays Agent Nelson on Boardwalk Empire

  248. Langkard
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Langkard,

    Actually if you look at Annis as a young woman she looks a lot like Sophie Turner. And maybe just maybe if Annis is involved she could get her old paramour Ralph Fiennes along for the ride? Fiennes as a younger Qyburn or Connington?

    That’s an interesting thought! Thinking about looks though; Zoë Wanamaker looks rather like a much older Natalie Dormer and so could play a member of the Tyrell family as well. So many choices for the role!

  249. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    This was really cool. Saw it a numer of times over the past few days. Brings back the memories from the first season 1 video, and looks really good. I love all the fabrics, the banners especially. Some good shots in this one. Now a real first trailer in 3 weeks? I think so.

  250. sjwenings
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar: Now a real first trailer in 3 weeks? I think so.

    Yes, this seems pretty obvious. They’ve started the “preview-season” for GOT. No turning back now, I say.

  251. the goat
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Random thoughts, and this may have already been mentioned, but my best guess is that first shot with the cobweb and the longhorn skull is from the inside of Craster’s Keep.

    And the second one is inside a ship, what with the hanging candles swaying.

  252. Winterdark
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    the goat,

    Yeah but which ship? In the book Davos is allways on deck of his Black Betha and for as far as I recall the Sea Bitch is completely open.

  253. ArristanTheOld
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I actually like the green banner for Renly. It matches his armor, and Renly *never* clashes! 3 different crowned stags on golden fields (plus some other stuff on 2 of them) could also possibly get confusing for those who haven’t read the books. Maybe.

    My guess is that the showrunners figured that the green version of the Baratheon stag banner would make it easier for show-only fans to recognize Renly’s green suit of armor later on when you can’t see the face behind the helm… If the armor even makes it into the show, that is – his jousting armor didn’t show up in season 1 after all, so who knows… If it doesnt, the green banner can maybe replace it later on at some key point when it needs to be seen and recognized.

  254. Ed
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Hah! Yeah, I could see that.

    kg:
    I always pictured Stannis as looking like Zod in Superman IIlol

  255. OhDanyBoy
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Has everyone seen this? First look at the walls of Qarth, according to Westeros.

    http://twitter.com/#!/James_Hibberd/status/139035955456770048

  256. the goat
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark:
    the goat,

    Yeah but which ship? In the book Davos is allways on deck of his Black Betha and for as far as I recall the Sea Bitch is completely open.

    I’m the goat, not Moqorro. The flames tell me little and less.

    All I know is there’s a shitload of ships (as well as several shiploads of shits) in this book, and that seems a proper place for swinging candles (reduces the chances of a candle falling on the floor and ruining the entire cruise).

  257. seb
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark:
    the goat,

    Yeah but which ship? In the book Davos is allways on deck of his Black Betha and for as far as I recall the Sea Bitch is completely open.

    Theon’s ship on his way home? im guessing he would spend some time inside (privacy would be nice when your fucking the captains daughter)

  258. Michelle Peeples
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Completely agree with your assessment of Stephan Dillane. People will be talking about him. It will it be a master class in acting. Anything I’ve seen him I have never been able to take my eyes off of him. Come on April!

  259. Kalasin
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Winterdark,
    Varamyr Fourskins,
    Idaan,

    I don’t understand how people’s interpretation of Stannis as lacking authority and being soft meshes with his reputation as a great general. I think he has TONS of authority and can’t be walked all over at all. And his own men actually seem really loyal to him.

    He just lacks the ability to win people over. He doesn’t inspire LOVE – people follow him because he’s strict and authoritative, but not because they love him (with a few exceptions). That’s the difference between a general and a king. Kings make people want to do things for them. Stannis just orders everyone around, which he can get away with as a general but not as someone who has to curry favors and rally banners.

  260. Winterdark
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Kalasin,

    Er…that’s more or less what I said though in different words, the only person I described as soft and soemeone people walk all over was TV Stannis (or what I’ll think tv Stannis’ll be like) but like I said he’s very different from how I perceive book Stannis. I do however doubt that his men are particularly loyal to him seeing as allmost all of them change sides at the end of BoB

  261. Winterdark
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    the goat,

    LOL!

    seb,

    That makes sense, in my season 2 breakdown I omitted that scene because I thought it wasn’t hugely important to the main storyline and slowed things down so I kinda forgot about it but if D&D do not agree with me that’s probably it.

  262. Lala
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Cersei’s wig looks SO much better.

  263. Elena Amici
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Winterdark: I do however doubt that his men are particularly loyal to him seeing as allmost all of them change sides at the end of BoB

    poor Stannis, he’s misunderstood. His men don’t know how great he his u,u

    PS: what happened to the comments yesterday evening? did we start a flame or something?

  264. Lasair
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    persephone88,

    On dragonclaw goblets – reminds me of how excited I was when I saw the clips that Daenerys wore in the first episode. I had total trust in the show after that! Even if they were going to end up making decisions I didn’t like, at least they would definitely be informed decisions.

  265. Louisa
    Posted November 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    What happened to the most recent Dany post?

  266. Flouride
    Posted November 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I still don’t like Dormer as Margaery, other than that the preview seemed nice.

  267. Chai_latte
    Posted November 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I lost track of how many times I played this video. Squeeeeeeeee!

    Building up Renly in the previews is a great idea. He will be this season’s Ned Stark, with an even more premature death. Bwahahaha! Love his beards!

    The shots of the Dragonstone/Melisandre/Stannis/Davos storyline look awesome! Arya is my favorite, but Davos, IMHO, is one of aCoK’s most interesting, completely realized characters. He’s extremely decent, but has a criminal history. He acts most of the time as a follower, observer and interpreter of events, but it makes his chapters an engaging read. I’m so excited about how Liam Cunningham will portray him!

  268. Emma
    Posted December 6, 2011 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    The drawing on David’s shirt looks eerily like the sword-weilding stick figure tattoo my dad had done by his friend. (Yes, they were drunk at the time.)

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