Winter is Here: Game Of Thrones Season Two: A Clash Of Kings
I heard about the Game Of Thrones long after its first release on HBO because all my friends recommended that I watch it. I thought all monarchy-themed stories pretty much had the same theme – heroes, dragon slayers, dames, magic, and black knights – so I decided to stall for a bit and wait until the season was over so that I could get the compilation and watch all episodes straight. Eventually, I got a copy of the Game Of Thrones pilot and watched it. And for lack of a better cliché, it glued me to my couch.
I've probably watched a lot of fantasy stories, and I always watch out for those kinds of tales that show a different light from the usual fantasy genre. Through the years, a lot of writers have gotten the nod from producers and were able to get their stories out on the small screen. As for Game Of Thrones, I watched the show and loved it, but I neither read the book nor had any idea where the story would go. And I was pretty apprehensive about the liberties that the writers and directors might take on the book. So while waiting for the next episodes, I read the book. And what worked best was that the show was very loyal to the George R.R. Martin's brilliance and ruthlessness. And yeah, the book is quite fantastic; I ended up buying the whole series.
If you've read the book, then you already know what's going to happen. Except for some minor characters that were included in the storyline, there isn't really any cause for distress for those who have read the book. If you haven't, well that's good, too. You're in for a lot of surprises as the story progresses. And you know what surprises look like in the Game of the Thrones, right?
A Clash of Kings: Season II
Season two is all going to be about a clash between King Joffrey, King Robert Baratheon's “son” and successor, and Stannis Baratheon, Robert's kin brother who believes that the throne is rightfully his. The two camps fight over what they think is theirs, while a brewing threat grows North of the Wall, with Jon Snow and his fellow Men of the Night's Watch. And look for Tyrion Lannister to shine a bit brighter this season, being the new appointed Hand of the King of the Boy-King Joffrey.
After the long wait for the second season to come up, the time is finally here. The first episode on season two called “The North Remembers” premieres on HBO in the United States on April 1, 2012.