Watching The Thrones 02: Season 2 Premiere

Watching The Thrones is a video series dedicated to in depth analysis and discussion around the second season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, in the context of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin. Westeros doesn’t play by rules, and its inhabitants are tortured beings pregnant with power. We don’t know when the creators of the HBO show will deviate from the source material; we don’t even know when George R. R. Martin will finish the books. All we can do is observe what happens on this damned continent and hope that the characters don’t live long enough for us to fall in love.

Serious spoils are contained in the material.

In the second episode, Blake J. Graham and Eric Harsh discuss the events of the Game of Thrones season two premiere. There’s a lot of table-setting to pull in viewers who have lost a sense of power of the characters and the sheer size of the Westeros continent. As Eric points out in his post-episode article, we’re introduced to a new subset of characters (Stannis, Melisandre, Davos) who easily blend into the cast.

There is discussion of some novel filmmaking techniques, Westeros’s impending sense of of doom, HBO’s increased budget for the show, and excitement for some serious blood-letting.

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