MGoT: Inside Game of Thrones Preview
By Fire And Blood on in Media.

The flood gates will not close, and we couldn’t be happier! Making Game of Thrones just released another short preview, this one a promo for the larger one due out on Sunday, December 5th, just before the season finale of Boardwalk Empire. Take a gander!


Inside Game of Thrones Preview

Fire and Blood: Just the barest of snippets, but we finally get what looks to be a finished scene (with audio) in the Ned and Catelyn scene—likely taking place in Bran’s bedroom, and also likely taken from episode two. Not only that but we get the briefest shot of a certain important Tyrion scene, among other tiny flashes. Keep ‘em coming, HBO!

EDIT: Here is the You Tube link for those who can’t see the embed, courtesy of sjwennings.


226 Comments

  1. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Okay. Yeah. I’m pumped.

  2. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    In the final frames of Daenerys at around 26-27 seconds you can see the blade of an arakh. Hard to make out the handle though.

  3. humusTaster
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Why not YouTube?

  4. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I SO love Dinklages expression when he gets arrested for the crime he didn’t commit!

    Goosebumps already! And this is just a “shitty” teaser!

  5. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Looking Good.

  6. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    3 sentences of actual dialogue and I think I’m gonna freak out!

  7. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Great delivery by Michelle Fairley there.

  8. Fire And Blood
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Added the You Tube link above. Thanks, sjwennings!

  9. Eggplant
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I heard Catelyn say “Robert the Ruffian” the first time I watched the teaser. XD

  10. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure there will be other actors talking in the full 15 min preview but it’s interesting that they are already promoting Jon and Dany by having the two unkown actors talking along side Bean and Dinklage.

  11. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Just finished watching it for about the tenth time in a row. If I wasn’t already counting down the minutes until next Sunday, I certainly am now.

    Was anyone else reminded of Emily de Ravin by Emilia Clarke’s “there’s so many twist and turns” clip?

    As if it’s not already clear to everyone, Dinklage is going to be so awesome as Tyrion.

  12. humusTaster
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Just saw it again, and again, and again…

    I love the scene in the inn with Tyrion! it’s just like it is in the book!
    it’s like, for the first time after two years i feel the book is actualy transformed into a series.

  13. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    furrever,

    YES! I was thinking Emily de Ravin! Nothing wrong with that. She is amazing and I think Dany will be too!

  14. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    furrever: Was anyone else reminded of Emily de Ravin by Emilia Clarke’s “there’s so many twist and turns” clip?

    Meant to type Emilie de Ravin.

  15. Winter Is Coming
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! You know the hype has reached critical mass when you have a promo for a promo.

    Quick thoughts: First pronunciation surprise for me, Ba-RAA-theon. (I always pronounced it BARE-a-theon). Fairley is going to be a great Catelyn. Loved hearing Kit and Emilia. And Dinklage is pure win.

    Can’t wait until next Sunday (and tomorrow night too)!

  16. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    Nicole:
    furrever, YES! I was thinking Emily de Ravin! Nothing wrong with that. She is amazing and I think Dany will be too!    

    I agree completely. Being the huge LOST junkie that I am, I can assure you that when I compare Emilia Clarke to Emilie de Ravin I mean it as a huge compliment.

  17. Mimsy
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m so going to buy the dvds.

  18. persephone88
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I think Michelle Fairley is going to be a wonderful Catelyn. Filming looks beautiful. Oh how I hope they post the full “Inside GOT” show once it’s aired next weekend!!! Very exciting!

  19. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    17 years since the start of the Rebellion as opposed to 15 in the book, so Jon and Robb are 16 years old.

  20. OhDanyBoy
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming: Awesome! You know the hype has reached critical mass when you have a promo for a promo. Quick thoughts: First pronunciation surprise for me, Ba-RAA-theon. (I always pronounced it BARE-a-theon). Fairley is going to be a great Catelyn. Loved hearing Kit and Emilia. And Dinklage is pure win. Can’t wait until next Sunday (and tomorrow night too)!  Quote  Reply

    I’ve always said it the way she said it – so yay me!

    And by the way – by the seven, do we ALMOST get a shot of the Iron Throne there?!! I could swear when they open the doors and Ned walks through he is walking into the throne room, but right when he gets far enough for us to see past him, they switch to a side view. ARG!

  21. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I always pronounced it buh-RAY-theon. There’s no official canon on pronunciation, though, so I don’t particularly care.

    Loved Michelle Fairley’s line, and the Bean’s reply, and loved the glimpse we got of Tyrion in the Inn of the Crossroads. His expression is a perfect “Well, crap, this isn’t good.” Everything else was just an interview (which I don’t particularly care about one way or another), or too brief a glimpse to form much of an opinion on.

    Hopefully it does what it’s supposed to do, which is whet the appetite of people who haven’t heard of it before. That HBO is specifically billing it as “The next major HBO series” is pretty key.

  22. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    OhDanyBoy: I’ve always said it the way she said it – so yay me!And by the way – by the seven, do we ALMOST get a shot of the Iron Throne there?!! I could swear when they open the doors and Ned walks through he is walking into the throne room, but right when he gets far enough for us to see past him, they switch to a side view. ARG!  Quote  Reply

    Must admit I played back that scene a couple of times to see if you could spot the throne.

    The Throne room set looks very impressive.

  23. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    furrever,

    I love LOST too. Funny that Emilia reminded us of Claire from Lost in this video and in this photo she totally looks like Kate from Lost. Either way, she is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see her as our Queen.

  24. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    furrever:As if it’s not already clear to everyone, Dinklage is going to be so awesome as Tyrion.    

    I think that was clear already 18 months ago when Dinklage was first announced.

  25. piranescu
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    “Baratheon” is just like how I pronounce it! Liking what I’m seeing, HBO!

  26. paulgude
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful stuff. Still looking for work so I can get HBO in time for the series.

  27. Half Myrish
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Ah, looks like I got my wish on Dany wearing something sexy. Much prettier than than the burlap. I’m still confused why Dany likes to horseback ride partially naked, but oh well. The promo was awesome. Can’t wait for the longer one.

  28. Linayus
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    EPIC!! I can’t wait to see all of this in its entirety. I love you, HBO.

  29. Maxwell James
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I love how every shot of Tyrion so far shows his reaction to one misfortune after another.

  30. Abyss
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Ingemar Svensson: In the final frames of Daenerys at around 26-27 seconds you can see the blade of an arakh. Hard to make out the handle though.    

    You are right!

    http://img34.imageshack.us/i/arakhf.jpg/

  31. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Maxwell James: I love how every shot of Tyrion so far shows his reaction to one misfortune after another.    

    LOL. That’s so true!

    1) I’ve been kidnapped and accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and now I face judgment from a crazy lady and her pre-pubescent son who seems unnaturally enamored with watching people fly off the mountain. Wonderful.

    2) I’m locked in the most sadistic prison cell imaginable and am being thrown to the floor by a particularly mean-spirited gaoler whose two brain cells couldn’t produce a synapse even if you rubbed them together by hand. Spectacular.

    3) My kidnapper dragged me into the mountains and surprise, surprise, we were attacked by the nasty hill folk who inhabit the region. I’m now forced to fight for my life with a scavenged shield while a guy four times my size hacks a sword down at me that is bigger than I am. Awesome.

    4) I stopped at an inn looking for a few pints of ale, nice warm bed, and maybe a nice girl I could pay to warm it; now I’m being accused of horrible crimes and half the inn has swords poking gently into my neck. Superb.

  32. Lali
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    What the eff with the wigs?? =/

    Anyway, it looks awesome!

  33. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    Yeah, I think they’re likely trying to attract viewers based on the eye-candy of those two characters. ;p

  34. PAM
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m a devoted follower of Winter is Coming from the beginning. Now my first message. Love Dany. Kit will be real great !!!. I’m wanting to see the Wall, and can’t wait till next sunday.

  35. Missentity
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Ser_G,

    Haha, great comment! Poor Tyrion… he spends most of the book series in shitty situations through no fault of his own. Naturally, the tv show is going to reflect that.

  36. Damphair
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Ser_G: I always pronounced it buh-RAY-theon. There’s no official canon on pronunciation, though, so I don’t particularly care.

    Pretty sure the audio books pronunciations are canon, as GRRM probably signed off on the readings of names. Baratheon is indeed pronounced in the audio series as Michelle delivers it.

    Listening to the books actually corrected my reading of Catelyn as well – I originally thought it was pronounced like the common name Catelyn/Catelin/Katelynn/a million variant spellings (pronounced KATE-lynn), but the audio series reads it as CAT-uh-lynn, with another syllable. I think the show is gonna mess with a lot of people’s readings of names to be sure.

  37. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Damphair:
    Pretty sure the audio books pronunciations are canon, as GRRM probably signed off on the readings of names. Baratheon is indeed pronounced in the audio series as Michelle delivers it.
    Listening to the books actually corrected my reading of Catelyn as well – I originally thought it was pronounced like the common name Catelyn/Catelin/Katelynn/a million variant spellings (pronounced KATE-lynn), but the audio series reads it as CAT-uh-lynn, with another syllable. I think the show is gonna mess with a lot of people’s readings of names to be sure.    

    Well, Martin always seems to state that he doesn’t care how the names are pronounced so I’m not sure there is such a thing as canon.

    BTW, how do people pronounce H’ghar? With a hard g-sound or something else?

  38. Fire And Blood
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Ingemar Svensson,

    Ha-GAR. Sorta rhymes with “cigar.”

  39. shadallion
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Still hate Fairely

  40. Ninepenny
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Damphair,
    There are several different people who have read ASoIaF audiobooks and no consistent way of saying the names between them and they can’t all be canon. Roy Dotrice might have more ‘authority’ than others, but really it’s only when GRRM has said a name in a reading or interview what it sounds like to him. The fact that GRRM hasn’t seen fit to dictate to fans what all the names should sound like indicates to me that there is no strict canon pronunciations and people are free to pronounce names how they like, but I’m guessing when the TV show comes out then that’ll become the closest thing we have to canon. Personally I don’t care so much how they pronounce the names so long as they do so fairly consistently across the cast – I’d rather not see a scene which contains four different pronunciations of ‘Daenerys’.

  41. Inkasrain
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Oh, frak. This looks amazing. Amazing. I just can’t wait.

  42. Avalanche3319
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    shadallion,

    I’ve never been a fan of her look, not even really convinced by the latest EW pics, however the emotion she shows in the few seconds at the beginning of this clip has me really warming up to her.

    Also I think we can safely say Drogo has the long braided hair some people were worried about.

  43. Grinbomb
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    Mormegil: 17 years since the start of the Rebellion as opposed to 15 in the book, so Jon and Robb are 16 years old.    

    Lets not forget Dany!

    I can’t wait until next Sunday. This little taste is awesome, the whole 15 min of previews is going to be mind blowing. Then will come the months of us internet a**holes picking it apart frame by frame :D

  44. Brad
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Wonderfully wonderful!

    But I wish we could have had at least a semi-ugly Tyrion.. Dinklage is every bit the leading man type, from his looks to his voice. Hollywood ugly indeed. It’s like putting a pair of glasses on Jennifer Connelly and expecting us to believe she’s a nerdy wall-flower.

  45. dizzy_34
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Wow…is it tomorrow night yet?

  46. Brad
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Grinbomb,

    As you can see, 30 seconds was enough for this internet a**hole to find something to naysay. :-) All in good fun.

  47. Krab
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    To add to what Ninepenny said: http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1375/ look at the last paragraph, the audio book pronunciation is different.

  48. Grinbomb
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    Brad: Grinbomb,
    As you can see, 30 seconds was enough for this internet a**hole to find something to naysay. All in good fun.    

    hehe, yeah. I mean it in the best posiable way. :P

    Really if you think about it the stuff we see next week is going to be the biggest batch of GOT footage we see until episode 1 airs sometime in the spring. We’ll probably get about three or so different full previews, but I’m guessing nothing like 15 min of behind the scenes and interviews that we’re going to see. I know I’m going to watch it a hundred times over the coming months and be picking it apart. Hell I’ve watch the first ‘winter is coming’ teaser around 50 times or so between the internet and TV.

  49. Game of Thrones
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    I feel that the preview is so small :( I cant wait for the fifteen mins making video…Is that airing tonight ? or on December 5th ?

  50. Rose
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    DAMN.

    This is amazing.

  51. Dario
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    Simply AMAZING!!! But I had no doubt…
    Can’t wait… Thanks, HBO!

  52. Wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    I knew I wasn’t imaginng things. It wasnt just a stache on Jon Snow it was a young mans scragly beard.

    *do ignore the typos* well into my cups of wine!

  53. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    Stoked, again, as always :) great scenes in this preview of a preview. One speculation: remember the couple of character/actor posts we got from Marzolf on MGoT? I bet those quotes are part of the interviews they will be using in the 15min behind-the-scenes in a week.

    BUT FIRST, the third teaser tonight!

  54. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    All the finished shots look very nice indeed!

    Btw, I finally figured out what my problem is with Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. It is not the fact that she might be slightly ’rounder’ than the average Hollywood actress (believe me, I don’t like the starved look of many of those), it is much more her posture. I always imagined anything but the earliest Dany as a very proud girl/woman, and for me a proud posture is reflected in a straight back and shoulders and helped by well-defined collar bones. Unfortunately, Emilia Clarke has neither of those features… (in contrast for instance to Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kate Winslett, who are a bit curvier yet much more regal-looking than most Hollywood actresses). I truly hope Emilia Clarke makes me forget her sloping back and shoulders with her acting skills!

  55. Wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    We still haven’t seen Robb. One of my favorite characters and no knew images since the pilot photo’s of him with George.

    Robb please…

  56. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:13 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho: I truly hope Emilia Clarke makes me forget her sloping back and shoulders with her acting skills!    

    Before I get bashed (and I realize I might), let me correct myself by changing that to ‘her slightly sloping back and shoulders’ :-) Truly, I think Emilia Clarke is a very beautiful young woman, but just not as ‘our Dany’…

  57. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    I’m still waiting. So far she could be ‘my Dany’ at least. I’m pleased with her … can’t wait to see her perform.

  58. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar,

    I truly hope your impression is more right than mine ;-)

  59. Wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho:
    Before I get bashed (and I realize I might), let me correct myself by changing that to ‘her slightly sloping back and shoulders’ Truly, I think Emilia Clarke is a very beautiful young woman, but just not as ‘our Dany’…    

    Emilia is gorgeous. She may just have bad posture in those shots. *shrug* Until we see episode one and two. truley cant tell.

  60. Ivan Popić
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Things I noticed in the teaser:

    Windows in the Throne room are decorated with seven-pointed stars, I guess dragon skulls were placed between the windows.

    What is that structure with 4 columns and fire on top of them?
    I think we see a first glimpse of the Wall in this picture of Jon on the bridge. I expected it to look more smoother but actually if anybody would make a 100-meter tall wall of ice I’m pretty sure it would look rough like that.

    At 0:28 there is a shirtless warrior with strange helmet. Who in the books had helmets with long spike on top of them?

  61. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    Ivan Popić,

    The four column structure is the dais from the Dany wedding scene.

    The shirtless warrior with a spiked helm is an Unsullied.

  62. Wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    Ivan Popić: Things I noticed in the teaser:Windows in the Throne room are decorated with seven-pointed stars, I guess dragon skulls were placed between the windows.What is that structure with 4 columns and fire on top of them?
    I think we see a first glimpse of the Wall in this picture of Jon on the bridge.I expected it to look more smoother but actually if anybody would make a 100-meter tall wall of ice I’m pretty sure it would look rough like that.At 0:28 there is a shirtless warrior with strange helmet. Who in the books had helmets with long spike on top of them?    

    Unsullied so early? Shot in the dark.

  63. Graskell
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    It may just be me, but I’m pretty sure that’s Bronn and Masha Heddle standing in the background during the “Arresting Tyrion” scene. There is also a smudge that looks vaguely like Marillion, but at this point it’s impossible to tell for sure. does anyone else see this?

  64. Ivan Popić
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar: Ivan Popić,
    The four column structure is the dais from the Dany wedding scene.The shirtless warrior with a spiked helm is an Unsullied.    

    That would be my guess too (about the dais). I completely forgot about the Unsullied having spikes on their helmets…

  65. Morlun
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    Maybe that’s even the point. Throught her evolution as a character, from being abused by Viserys to becoming a true Queen, maybe her posture will go from “I’m in way over my head” to “do not mess with the Dragon!”

  66. J
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I’m soooooo pumped. The opening scene between Bean and Fairley was SOOOOOO good!!! Most importantly, I can’t wait to hear Dinklage’s thoughts on his character!!

  67. Rimshot
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    For some reason this wee clippette has me more excited than all the other stuff we’ve seen so far. I’m really proud to be a small part of it! Can’t wait for the promo next week. Maybe we’ll see some Tourney stuff!

  68. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Awesome! First lines of actual dialogue!

    My thoughts:

    1) Dinklage is gonna be AWESOME! I was never 100% convinced that Dinklage was as perfect as everyone else seemed to think… but his facial expression in the Inn is fantastic, as is his facial expression in the Sky Cell photograph! I also love that he mentioned how complex every single character is. I’m sold!

    2) I loved hearing Emilia speak. I really have a small crush on her, and I will hear no more of this posture-gate! :)

    3) Cat and Ned was spot on, and Fairley definitely has acting chops.

    It’s still surreal… part of me almost wants to pause everything so that I can take some time to reflect on the reality of this show, but everything seems to be moving so quickly now… just like we predicted back in the spring. It’s like an unstoppable freight train of GOT goodness coming our way.

  69. GSoda
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Now that I’ve seen the first glimpses of real footage I still think Michelle Fairley -visually- does not fit the role of Catelyn. She’s too old and what’s worse is that Kate Dickie (Lysa) actually is younger and looks more attractive than her…when it’s supposed to be the other way around.

    …however she surely seems to have the necessary acting talent. I’m stoked for the series now and hope we will get many seasons of AGOT-HBO.

  70. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    And just to be clear… this was a preview for next week‘s promo, right? We still have a totally different third teaser trailer coming our way in less than 24 hours!

  71. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    Ned and Cat converstion put me in delirium.
    No slow Sunday at all.
    I can not wait for the series.
    It seems like the eternity from now.

  72. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Ned looks just as worried, conflicted, and troubled as in the book. SEAN BEAN RULES!

  73. Strong_Belwas
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    It looks like I’m the only one who thought the correct pronunciation of “Baratheon” was “Bar-ah-THAY-on.”

    Don’t give me that look, that is a possible pronunciation!

  74. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Lex: 2) I loved hearing Emilia speak. I really have a small crush on her, and I will hear no more of this posture-gate!     

    My appologies, I should have kept it inside, but it’s so difficult as a longtime fan to not worry about the portrayal of ones favourite character :-)
    Btw, based on seeing him in the original Death at a Funeral I shared your early concerns about Peter Dinklage, and personally I would have liked to see him a bit uglier, but so far his expressions have been Tyrion-perfect indeed!

  75. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Lex: And just to be clear… this was a preview for next week‘s promo, right? We still have a totally different third teaser trailer coming our way in less than 24 hours!    

    Okay, wait, we need some clarification. IS this video the teaser that we were promised for today (Sunday Nov. 28)? Or are we getting another teaser later today…?

  76. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    To be honest, I was a bit worried about Sean s beeing cast as Ned.
    I am not any more.
    That conversation with Cat just blowed away any doubt I had before.
    I am in a nerd heaven.

    Give us more, please HBO!!!

  77. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Strong_Belwas: It looks like I’m the only one who thought the correct pronunciation of “Baratheon” was “Bar-ah-THAY-on.”…Don’t give me that look, that is a possible pronunciation!    

    Nothing wrong with that – with Dutch as my mother tongue I pronounced it the same way, and I’m sure that goes for German(ic language) speakers as well!

  78. Thingol
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    Yeah, I am German and I pronounced it this same way.

  79. Kate
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    GSoda,

    Catelyn is older than Lysa, so I don’t see your point.

    It’s ture that Catelyn looks older than described in the books, but so does Ned, Jon, Robb, and Dany. In fact, the character with the bigger age gape between the books and the series is Tyrion, and Dinklage seems to please everyone (me included).

  80. ipopic
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    @ Lex
    Yes, there will be another teaser aired tonight before Boardwalk Empire. And in one week a 15 minute preview and (probably) a trailer.

  81. Porcupine Tree
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Oh frabjous day! Calloo callay!!

    Tar Kidho, Strong_Belwas,
    exactly how I pronounce it, and my surname starts with Barra…..
    This is the way that all English people would pronounce it. As the books are supposed to be European Middle Ages based, I’m worried to hear American pronunciation… Spoils the immersive effect that I want from the series.

    As for Dany, I am sure she should be “OMG, what is all this?” at first, only growing into her Queenship over time, with the events that happen. Remember, she is being sold into a completely unknown culture, and married off for gold by her only flesh and blood, who bullies her unmercifully!

    I was unsure of Sean Bean as Ned (although I adored all his Sharpe and Boromir adventures), and thought of Ned as somehow more stark and austere. But I’m warming to him.

    GSoda,
    It’s 17 years on, full of childbearing and rearing, running a huge castle and learning to live with a man she did not know until her wedding, in a world without cosmetic surgery and all the tricks of make-up and photography. Catelyn looks good to me, full of motherly and wifely experience.

    Tyrion rocks. Full stop.

  82. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Strong_Belwas,
    I had the same pronunciation as you in my head, you’re not alone! but I don’t mind.

    Lex,
    Yes, confirmed. Very happy about the amount of treats we’re getting :) I expect next week’s preview to look sth like the one for BE.

  83. Rinso
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Okay, that was cool.

    Loved the exhange between Ned and Catelyn. Loved even more Tyrion’s arrest. The rest of the flashes were way too quick to make any kind of judgement, but still, the whole thing looks awesome.

  84. Petter Kristian Vikestad
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Love the soundtrack. Where is the love and appreciation for the soundtrack?

  85. Johan Sporre
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Was this actual music as well? It certainly fits the “big, sprawling, epic story” – I love it!

    I was feeling a bit under the weather this morning, but this certainly has my spirits lifted. To think there’s only a bit more than 4 months left before the show airs!

  86. Rinoa De la Pica
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Ok, I’m literally trembling with excitement after watching this short masterpiece.

    I wonder what I am going to do when I watch the first episode. My heart will collapse, I am sure.

    Clarke has such a beautiful voice… And Tyrion’s scene… Epicepicepic

  87. Molda
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Its strange, that considering the fact, that the author is american and the books were originaly written in english, many europeans who’ve read the series are pronouncing most of the names etc in right way :) For example Baratheon, me and everyone i know (from my country) pronounce it exactly like Catelyn did in this teaser. And it’s the same for other names so far. :)

  88. Fire And Blood
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    There is no posturegate. One of the very first things that’s called into question in the Daenerys chapters is her posture. In fact, Viserys makes a point to mention it.

    If anything, Clarke is emulating the character perfectly; Dany is a young girl uncomfortable in her skin. We won’t see her “straighten up” until she begins to grow her own spine, so to speak.

    I would highly recommend you re-read Dany’s first few chapters. I think Emilia Clarke is spot-on.

    Now if only we could do something about that wig…

  89. Tar Kidho
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    Rinoa De la Pica: Clarke has such a beautiful voice…     

    To balance my previous comment a bit: I fully agree that Clarke has a beautiful voice! I’m positive that she will have no problem using it to sound both vulnerable and commanding.

    OT: anyone seen the latest Merlin episode on BBC last night? Obviously this series has a much smaller budget than GoT (noticeable not only in the poor CGI, but unfortunately also in the often pretty ridiculous plot turns), but some of the actors would fit so well in GoT. Bradley James (Arthur) and Richard Wilson (Gaius) are really quite good, and Colin Morgan (Merlin) is truly sublime. I don’t know if or how long this series will continue after this season, and if the actors are bound by their contract to the BBC, but surely we could find a role for Colin Morgan in the next seasons of GoT!

  90. ablaaa
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Rinoa De la Pica,

    You’re hot. :P

  91. ablaaa
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    In the book, wasn’t it Eddard that didn’t want to go? And it was Catelyn who persuaded him? They turned it around for the series, it seems… and added a whole lotta drama.

  92. reedgirl
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Fangasm fangasm fangasm. fangasm. *dies*

    Someone revive me before the actual preview. *thanks from beyond death*

  93. Grimtuesday
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I want to see more GREGOR… Ever since Conan came onto the scene as GREGOR I’ve been really looking forward to seeing him, I need a new avatar for the Escapist, I’m getting sick of looking at Tyrion’s ugly mug all the time, I need a good picture of either GREGOR or Sandor.

  94. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood
    Now if only we could do something about that wig…    


    Perhaps it will look better after it grows out again for season 2.

  95. rorschach-
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Yeah, just because I always have give at least some criticism, so here comes.

    Honestly, did I my ears let me down or did the Jons training sword sound like someone butchering dead pig in half. Not to mention about the metallic sound what sword makes when you draw it from sheath.

    About the posturegate; ofcourse she hunches. I would too if my brother would have pressed me down for my whole life, I was sold to some barbarian as a wife, my family is dead and I’m being chased by assassins just to mention some things. I think Emily is spot on in her character, let’s just hope she grows mentally as nicely as Dany when the series goes on.

    And so I’m bit confused about what we are getting and when. Today there are going to be one more small video/trailer and then next sunday the big one? So actually this one now was actually promo-of-promo-of-promo?

  96. Zack
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Ingemar Svensson:
    BTW, how do people pronounce H’ghar? With a hard g-sound or something else?    

    The H’ is very similar to an exhale, the way I say it.

  97. Uruk
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Looking great!

    Many thanks for linking my youtube link, always keep an eye on my acccount, i’ve been uploading all videos, for who can’t watch on the official website!

    Can’t wait for the teaser today, and the trailer next week. This is so exciting :)

  98. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    rorschach-,

    Today’s and next week’s material is different in nature. What we saw yesterday, is a promo for the 15 minute beinhd the scenes preview, which is going to include lots of interviews, scenes from the shoot, etc. Some finished footage as well, of course, my guess is when they are presenting the characters.

    Tonight we’re going to see a classical trailer (though still described as a teaser). So something along the lines of the “Raven” one, with meatier scenes.

  99. Sandor Clegane
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Easy to forget that it’s still approximatley 5 months before release when they are showing us so much material. :D:D

  100. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Sandor Clegane,

    More like 4, hopefully. But you have a point :) not skimping of promotion, they aren’t.

  101. Flóra Ballabás
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I still do not like Fairley, but it doesn’t matter, because everything else works for me! :) I cannot stand Caitlyn anyway, so… :D

    Can’t wait for tonight!

  102. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Sandor Clegane,

    I imagine this is due to BE’s upcoming finale. They want to intrigue those viewers enough that they’ll renew their subscriptions.

    ablaaa,

    It changed back and forth in the book. At first Catelyn wanted him to go and he didn’t want to and she basically convinced him it was necessary, but after Bran’s accident she changed her mind. He’d already realized that it was important to investigate at King’s Landing, however, and that’s where this scene is coming from.

  103. mike carey
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Do we know what time tonight the teaser trailer is on?

  104. Mormegil
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    ablaaa: In the book, wasn’t it Eddard that didn’t want to go? And it was Catelyn who persuaded him? They turned it around for the series, it seems… and added a whole lotta drama.  Quote  Reply

    Initially that was correct but then she changed her mind.

    This scene is actually from the book but it’s only recalled by Catelyn as she sits by Brans bed.

    She had begged Ned not to go, not now, not after what had happened;….It was no use. He had no choice, he had told her, and then he left, choosing.

  105. Nicole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    The YouTube video has over 4,000 views, since it was posted last night. Incredible :-)

  106. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Nicole: The YouTube video has over 4,000 views, since it was posted last night. Incredible   Quote  Reply

    I gotta admit, i’m responsible for about one third of them…

  107. Carrie Best
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    I hope we get to see glimpses of Jack Gleeson as Joffrey. We haven’t seen much of him yet and I’m counting on him to be one of my favorite/most hatable villians. :D

  108. aagill
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    GSoda,

    ur an idiot , fairley is good looking and by far the most talented one

  109. Lord Ned's Head
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Gotta leave the house and I haven’t had time to look at the other comments. I’ll get back to it later. For now though I just have to say that the scene between Ned and Cat (all 5 seconds of it) absolutely sent goosebumps up my arm and chills down my spine! This is the book that I read come to life! Simply astounding!!! Oh and one more thing. My sincerest heartfelt apologies to Michelle Fairly for ever doubting her as the replacement to be Catelyn. Jennifer who????

  110. Ninepenny
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Krab,
    Thanks for providing that source, Krab!

  111. Carrie Best
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    mike carey,

    I believe it’s on next Sunday, not tonight. And it’s going to be after the Boardwalk Empire finale.

  112. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Carrie Best,

    Trailer tonight, behind the scenes feature next week! double treat.

  113. LivveHult
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    By the Sevens!! I get goosebumps every time I hear the teaser!! HAve seen it ver and over and over now…… This is going ´to be So epic! Fairley is amazing – I am already loving this story even more than I thought I could.
    Love Tyrion, love catelyn, love ned, jon(was always reserved about his moustachs and all… but now oh dear…) and dany!!
    LOVE IT!

  114. Brian Anderson
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    WIC should be commended for creating this site and for the forum it has created that allows fans to generate enthusiasm for the show. All those nights of rereading the books WHILE simultaneously thinking of what it all looks like, THEN to actually SEE these images from my head (probably from all of our heads) put on screen is pretty wild. Agreed?

  115. Carrie Best
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar,

    Oh cool! Thanks. I stand corrected! :D

  116. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    So, i’m sitting here in Norway waiting for the new teaser.

    Help me out americans – whats the time over there?

  117. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    You’re too early, unfortunatelly. Here in Europe it will be the middle of the night … I’m checking it early in the morning.

  118. Silverjaime
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    OMG – Tyrion!
    Fantastic Ned and Catelyn scene; Tyrion’s expression; beautiful Dany – Jon looking handsome. Great teaser!

    And Tyrion!
    CAN NOT WAIT!

  119. Switters
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    It’s somewhere between 9:25 am and 12:25 pm, depending on what part of the country. Since TV schedules are typically based on the eastern time-zone, the time you’re interested in is 12:25. You have about 7.5 hours to wait.

  120. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar: sjwenings, You’re too early, unfortunatelly. Here in Europe it will be the middle of the night … I’m checking it early in the morning.  Quote  Reply

    I know – i just wanted to know exactly how much.

  121. Silverjaime
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Brian Anderson,

    Agreed! Couldn’t agree more! I’m probably going to freak out when it gets to my fave scenes, and then thinking it mostly happened HERE, in my wee country!! I’ll also be looking at the backgrounds all the time to see if I can tell where they were. I won’t see the next trailer till tomorrow night as I can’t download at work….

  122. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Switters: sjwenings, It’s somewhere between 9:25 am and 12:25 pm, depending on what part of the country. Since TV schedules are typically based on the eastern time-zone, the time you’re interested in is 12:25. You have about 7.5 hours to wait.  Quote  Reply

    Thanks a bunch!

  123. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    It will probably be up sometime around 3 AM CET.

  124. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Ingemar Svensson: sjwenings, It will probably be up sometime around 3 AM CET.  Quote  Reply

    Yeah, but rather before than after 3, i guess/hope. It should be up immediatly after airing, so.. Either way, i’m gonna stay up to see it.

  125. DH87
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Tar Kidho: Before I get bashed (and I realize I might), let me correct myself by changing that to ‘her slightly sloping back and shoulders’

    If you are going by her posture while sitting on horseback, it is natural for non-expert riders to slump when riding bareback without the stirrups to “prop up” their spines. It takes years of riding discipline to open the hip joints enough to allow one to stretch the torso in a classically erect style without the saddle to assist you. She may have very nice posture when she’s standing on planet Earth.

    That said, just seeing the words “The next major HBO series” is thrilling…

  126. Xzibit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Yo dawg, we put plots within plots so you’ll be entertained while you’re being entertained

  127. LivveHult
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    ablaaa: In the book, wasn’t it Eddard that didn’t want to go? And it was Catelyn who persuaded him? They turned it around for the series, it seems… and added a whole lotta drama.  Quote  Reply

    well she thinks so first – then changes her mind, to my recollection….
    Tar Kidho,

    re: germanic speakers… As Swedish is a germanic language (if I remember correctly) I have to add that I always pronounced it like Fairley does in the clip…

    And by goodness – am so looking foward to this week now… no more worrying about everydaylife when having this to wait for! :)

  128. Mouk
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Xzibit: Yo dawg, we put plots within plots so you’ll be entertained while you’re being entertained    

    /b/ro?

  129. Josh Parker
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m happy to hear Baratheon pronounced the way I’ve always pronounced it. Here’s a quick list of a few names and words for this series and how I pronounce them. I’m curious to see how many here agree or disagree.

    Arryn: ARR-in
    Lannister: LAN-iss-ter
    Baratheon: Ba-RATH-ee-on
    Targaryen: Tar-GAR-ee-in
    Eddard: ED-erd
    Catelyn: KATE-lin
    Arya: AR-ee-ah
    Rickard: RICK-erd
    Maester: MAY-ster
    Cassel: cas-SELL
    Tyrion: TEAR-ee-on
    Jaime: JAY-mee
    Cersei: SER-see
    Tywin: TIE-win
    Joffrey: JOFF-ree
    Myrcella: MEER-sella
    Tommen: TOM-in
    Kevan: Kevin
    Daenerys: day-NERE-eez
    Viserys: vise-SEER-eez
    Aerys: AY-reez
    Rhaegar: RAY-gar
    Aemon: AY-mon
    Varys: VAR-eez
    Pycelle: pie-SELL

  130. piranescu
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I think that Michelle Fairley’s look is off too. Catelyn is a full woman not only wife and mother and she is supposed to contrast with Lysa even though she had the childbearing and northern life. But her acting is really really perfect. The emotions were so good and still restrained, she has the chops for sure.

    Emilia Clarke will make a great series one Dany, I’m not sure yet on her transformation to more powerful but only because I haven’t seen it yet. This is a tough role for a young actress and she will need a lot of range. I can’t wait to see the teaser tonight and hopefully they will have finished scene of more characters like her. HBO has given us enough to know we can never have enough!!!

  131. OldGran
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh my! Next week we have a dilemma. Do I go the the annual Church decorating, soup supper and Yankee Swap? Or do I stay home to see the 15 minute GOT video. I should probably go to church huh, the video will be online to watch anytime. On the other hand….

  132. DH87
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    OldGran,

    Gran, stay home.
    Christmas will come again next year. :)

  133. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    piranescu: I think that Michelle Fairley’s look is off too. Catelyn is a full woman not only wife and mother and she is supposed to contrast with Lysa even though she had the childbearing and northern life.   Quote  Reply

    The few scenes she has with Lysa during the whole story does not seem anywhere near as relevant as her being a woman of an appropriate age for Beans wife and the mother of her youngest child. It does not seem important at all that she’d be younger. Also, she looks both a little younger and prettier when she is not crying – as do we all, i guess.

  134. persephone88
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    Pretty much the same as you do except for:

    Arryn = Aa (like in ash) – rinn
    Targaryen = tar GAR yen
    Arya = AR ya
    Cersei = SEER see
    Myrcella = mur CHELLA
    Viserys = vis SEER is
    Aerys = AIR iss
    Varys = VAR iss

    It will be interesting to hear all the names as pronounced on the show. I expect Catelyn will be CAT a linn, given her nickname.

  135. Kana
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    The way I tend to read names in my head often doesn’t work well with actually pronouncing them out loud… Like I still read H’Gar as “H”-gar, which is obviously wrong but oh well. Then when I start talking about characters with my friends I find I suddenly have to figure out how to say the names so they sound somewhat correct.

  136. Drewskee
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker, I agree with all of your pronunciations except Cersei and Aerys. They’ve always been SER-say and AIR-eez to me.

  137. Peter van Stralen
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Nice :)

  138. alan777
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    piranescu: I think that Michelle Fairley’s look is off too.Catelyn is a full woman not only wife and mother and she is supposed to contrast with Lysa even though she had the childbearing and northern life.But her acting is really really perfect.The emotions were so good and still restrained, she has the chops for sure.
    Emilia Clarke will make a great series one Dany, I’m not sure yet on her transformation to more powerful but only because I haven’t seen it yet.This is a tough role for a young actress and she will need a lot of range.I can’t wait to see the teaser tonight and hopefully they will have finished scene of more characters like her.HBO has given us enough to know we can never have enough!!!    

    Oh, this is just like when they made Lord of the Rings into movies. So many people where freaking out because of Strider’s/Aragorn’s look. No one thought Viggo Mortensen had “the look”. Same for Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins. The only person no one complained about was Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf.

    Everyone has their own idea of when each and every character looks like as it is all very subjective. If they make even 3/4 of the fans happy then I figure they have done a really good job.

  139. piranescu
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,
    I did not say anything about age! Just that she is too humble looking, HBO can actually address this with hair and makeup if they want to.

    alan777,
    Where am I freaking out? I am really excited to see more from HBO!!! I added many exclamation points!!!!! Like that :) But that does not mean we can’t have opinions. One of my opinions was also that Fairley has great talent, you see?

    Another opinion is that Catelyn is supposed to be more than wifely and motherly. We do not need to choose between the Catelyn that is little Rickon’s mother and the Catelyn that broke Littlefinger’s heart, that makes the character less typical! That is just my opinion, where it comes from that the look is off. We don’t need to worry about discouraging HBO any more because the show is here to stay! And I’m glad of it :)

  140. Adam Whitehead
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Whilst I’ve seen a few things Fairley has been in and been impressed, I wasn’t quite 100% sold on her as Cat (especially after Ehle, who would and should have been wonderful in the role). This very brief exchange of dialogue has convinced me she’s our Cat now. Very nicely played.

    Best bit for me was Dinklage’s “Every character is really complex,” line. Good way of summing up the appeal of the story.

    Also really like the way HBO is selling this: “HBO’s next BIG series!” Damn straight.

  141. binzer
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Although Michelle Fairley doesn’t look very close to what I pictured, she is clearly a good actress, and she looks like she will pull off “strong and determined, but grieved and fraying at the edges” extremely well, which is how I see Catelyn. I just hope they ugly up Kate Dickie (Lysa) a bit to show more of a contrast between her and Michelle, since it’s fairly relevant to the Cat/Lysa/Petyr triangle (past jealousies and all that).

    I suspect that not so many people would worry about Cat’s appearance if they had made Lysa fat! It doesn’t really matter though. My response to all these teasers is still, “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

  142. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Ran of Westeros blog and forums just tweeted that the tonight s new teaser will air just before Broadwalk Empire.

  143. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…what happend with my link to the source?

  144. Erin Henry
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    So which HBO movie will this 3rd teaser be airing before tonight? I just checked my channel listings for 8PM, and only two movies were starting at 8 PM EST, “It’s Complicated” and “Observe and Report”. I’m just a bit confused and want to make sure I don’t miss anything.

  145. shadallion
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Adam Whitehead,

    Fairley seems like a decent actress but she is TO OLD AND HOMELY for Catelyn Stark.

    I don’t know why everyone is dancing around that simple and obvious fact.

  146. shadallion
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    shadallion,

    “TOO”

  147. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    shadallion,

    I guess you haven’t heard the news yet…

    They cast Sean Bean as Ned Stark.

    Sean Bean is 51.

    But let’s be realistic. Catelyn Stark is a mother of 5 who spends most of her time (in season 1) either crapping herself with worry, fighting her way up a mountain, or mourning the death of her husband. If she looks a little careworn then that’s to be bloody expected.

  148. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    shadallion,

    It’s neither simple nor obvious. Nearly every character has been aged up significantly. In my view, there is nothing wrong with Fairley at all.

  149. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker,

    As far as I can tell, all your pronunciations are correct… except Myrcella. I have no confirmation about that one, but I just assumed it was Myr-SELL-ah.

  150. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Erin Henry,

    It’s airing before the penultimate episode of Boarwalk Empire on HBO.

  151. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Erin Henry,

    As I stated earlier Ran of Westeros got the information and the confirmation from HBO that the Teaser will air before tonight s episode of Broadwalk Empire.

    Link hopefully would work now.

  152. wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    shadallion: Kate Dickie

    I agree I’ve said at the very beginning, even though Fairley ise a great actress. She looks to ((and i even used the same descriptive word)) “HOMELY” to be Cat. Specially in comparison to her Sister Lysa. I’m still of the mind that She LOOKS older then Ned. She looks older than she is. Ive had this feeling she’s a smoker as smoking ages the face…

  153. Lex
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    I think this assertion that Cat has to be beautiful and Lysa has to be ugly is ridiculous… and not important at all. People are way too hung up on the physical look of certain characters.

  154. JackSparrow
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    wolfheart:
    I agree I’ve said at the very beginning, even though Fairley ise a great actress. She looks to ((and i even used the same descriptive word)) “HOMELY” to be Cat. Specially in comparison to her Sister Lysa.    

    How can you propose to know how she will look in comparison to Lysa? We haven’t seen what the actress playing Lysa looks like yet in the show; some of her descriptions in the book had her caked in make-up. I doubt they’re going to try to make her look good.

  155. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit,

    For the record, we knew that as well :)

  156. gudula
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Oh, God, those wigs!
    Could they look more fake?
    I look at Ned, Cersei and Tyrion and I can’t stop staring at the fake hair line. They make everything look like a papier-mâché production :-(

  157. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Due to the holidays it was initially hard for HBO to get the full and precise info out on time, but we tried to relay everything to our readers. Good night from my side, and hope you enjoy the teaser trailer either waiting for it to air tonight or tomorrow with coffee. Bye ;)

  158. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I ll add some more of the nitpicking here.
    Michelle Fairley looking older than Sean Bean in this video. No way! At least for me.
    Since I have seen here in HP a week ago and especially after I see a glimpse of the dialogue with Sean here, I am absolutely determinated to claim, that she would make an excellent Cat Stark.

    And her look has nothing to do with Lysa s look at all, IMO.

  159. persephone88
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    wolfheart,

    I don’t think she looks older than Sean Bean as Ned. I think that both characters have been aged up, as have Lysa and Littlefinger. I will say that in the novels, because Catelyn was younger, I did picture her as more comely and early thirties. But when you have Ned looking 50, it’s only sensible to have Cat looking of an age with her husband.

    I think that Lysa’s mannerisms and crazy behavior will make her far less attractive than Cat. I’m not sure why they did not go for a more Rubinesque actress, as Katie Dickey looks rather gaunt compared to the Lysa of the books, but I think Lysa’s neuroses will make it very clear that Cat is the more appealing of the two sisters due to her inner strength versus Lysa’s insecure prattling and manipulations.

  160. Alexander Dubrovsky
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I don

    GaR: shadallion,
    I guess you haven’t heard the news yet…They cast Sean Bean as Ned Stark.Sean Bean is 51.But let’s be realistic.Catelyn Stark is a mother of 5 who spends most of her time (in season 1) either crapping herself with worry, fighting her way up a mountain, or mourning the death of her husband.If she looks a little careworn then that’s to be bloody expected.    

    Exactly.
    I thought this “Michelle Fairley is too old” thing ended couple of days after her announcement.
    And to all those who worry that Lysa will look hotter and younger than Catelyn – the actress that plays Lysa was in the first episode of The Pillars Of The Earth. She probably had tons of makeup because she looked much older than Fairley. But then again, she played a hard-working pregnant woman in her thirties (her exact age was not given in the book) living in 12th century.

  161. Strong_Belwas
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I heard GRRM speak at a book signing a few years back when Feast For Crows came out, and he was talking about character name pronunciations. I only remember a few things about what he said, but the one thing I remember distinctly is that “Arya” is two syllables. AR-ya. As I recall, he did not make “y”s into distinct “ee” sounding syllables, but instead used the softer pronunciation, as in AR-ya.

    Some of my pronunciations:
    Tar-GAR-yen. (I remember this one pretty distinctly, too).
    TIH-win (or maybe TEE-win, if we think that Tyrion is pronounced TEE-ree-on)
    Dan-AIR-iss
    Vis-ERR-iss
    CAT-eh-lin
    AIR-iss

  162. Fire And Blood
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    shadallion,

    Really, Sean Bean looks older than she does in that scene we just saw.

    Seriously. So given that, should they have gotten an actress ten years younger looking? Or did you want Ned to have a trophy wife? Twenty-year difference perhaps?

    We need to believe Catelyn birthed Robb–not Robb the 14-year old boy from the books, but Robb as played by Richard Madden–who is a 24 year old man. Even the old Rickon arguments fall flat, because they aged him up too.

    The people who complain about Fairley’s looks boggle my brain. It’s like they expected Sexy Young Cat or something. Is there a fetish group out there I’m unaware of?

    This woman looks to be a fantastic actress.

  163. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    shadallion: Adam Whitehead, Fairley seems like a decent actress but she is TO OLD AND HOMELY for Catelyn Stark.I don’t know why everyone is dancing around that simple and obvious fact.  Quote  Reply

    Totally disagree.

    And “too old” how? Too old to be Beans wife? Too old to be the mother of Rickon? If you think she’s just too old for the character in general, then theres a million other actors in this show that must disappoint you too.

  164. The Rabbit
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Hear Me Roar,

    Oh, sorry I have not seen in the blogpost.
    Have been a bit confused about the time of airing, a lots of quite contradictional info was floatting around about the exact timing.

    Since, I am not going to watch it tonight, but in the morning via the internet, I guess it does not matter much to me.

    It is time to say good night for my part.
    Enjoy the teaser you lucky guys across the pond!

  165. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    The Rabbit: Ran of Westeros blog and forums just tweeted that the tonight s new teaser will air just before Broadwalk Empire.  Quote  Reply

    Its gonna be a late night for (some of) us Europeans indeed…

  166. Victoria Cole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Well to quote the Taco Bell Dog. ‘I think I am in love!’ Can’t wait to see the whole preview/feature next week. A personal thanks to the person who uploaded it to Youtube!

  167. Shinyteapot
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    The video and pictures are both great, and between the two we’ve now had a good look at many of the key characters. Hearing a bit of dialogue was just brilliant (though I always pronounced Baratheon with emphasis on the third syllable rather than the second- but I’ll get used to it, and the many others that are likely to follow) :)

    Ned- Sean Bean has always been perfect as far as I’m concerned. His clothing seems about right, practical, functionl, smart without being ornate.

    Catelyn- Neither Ehle nor Fairley seemed quite perfect in terms of appearance for me- until I saw the picture of Catelyn in the Eyrie. The video just confirms it. Fairley looks exactly as Catelyn should, to me, and I have no doubt she’ll pull off the role brilliantly. Costumes great again, like the use of Tully blue.

    Tyrion- Dinklage is a superb actor, and his expressions portray Tyrion perfectly. I still think he’s not ugly enough, but it’s a change I can live with (and, much as I hate to admit it, the girly part of my brain doesn’t really mind that much that both Lannister brothers are hot, though I’d prefer accuracy). Love his red top with the gold decoration. In the Eyrie pic he looks like he’s rolling his eyes- can’t tell if he’s just looking upwards or responding to something particularly mad from Lysa.

    Jaime- perfect. Could have walked right out of my head. The Kingsuard armour (apart from the helmet, which looks a bit odd) is a reasonable change from the pure white since that didn’t work, and it does look special. Love the lion on his sword.

    Cersei- her clothes are great and the set for her bedroom is massively OTT- exactly as she likes it. Don’t like the wig, it’s too obvious somehow. It gives her very long, wavy hair- in a warm climate I’d expect it to frizz!

    Robert- spot on. Addy looks exactly like Robert from my head. Clothes are great too, though like everyone I’m puzzled by the kraken on his sword. And I’d love to see him with a hammer too.

    Dany- Emilia looks very like the Dany from my head, but the wig seems awful. It looks very wiry in the picture, my first thought was of the very wiry fur of some breeds of dog! However it looked much better in the clip, albeit not perfect, so I hold out hope that this, and Cersei’s wig, will be better in the final product. Not convinced by the clothes-and surely trousers are more practical for riding than a skirt? Like the metalwork though- it seems Dothraki are simply rather better with metal than fabric.

    Jon- Nothing like I imagined him, moustache and curly, side parted hair seem a bit off to me. I think it’s combining that with the slightly frilly effect of the high collar (which is fine as a practical bit of clothing). I preferred Kit’s look when clean shaven and with short hair. But I don’t object to it, it’s just different.

    Bran- Perfect. And I love that the Stark kids really look like they could be related.

    Arya- Equally perfect. She’s a bit messy, looks young and vulnerable enough that people will really feel for her, but still rebellious.

    Sansa- she’s very tall! No particular objection to that mind. The red hair works pretty well, though her makeup looks a bit unnatural. Perhaps that’s deliberate- I’m sure some form of makeup exists in westeros and teenage girls generally like wearing it. The dress is great- clearly a practical cold weather outfit but still feminine, though that hem is going to be filthy from dragging through the mud.

    Lady- she’s sweet. No problem with the size, she’s only a few months old. And looks very well groomed- while I’m sure all the kids take care of their wolves, Sansa is the only one I can imagine spending hours every day cleaning and brushing one. Lady will be the cleanest, neatest direwolf around. Shaggydog will roll in every pile of dung in the North!

    The various men at arms- I like them all. For the families we’ve seen so far (Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Arryn) you can instantly see the difference between their men, which will surely be useful. Love the Stark sheilds and the little stags on the Baratheon helmets particularly.

    Conspicuous by their absence- Robb, Drogo (seeing him in the distance from behind- or seeing Momoa being interviewed- just isn’t the same), Joffrey. The publicity seems to be making far more of Jon than Robb- I hope Robb will still be one of the main focuses of the series. Would love to see Sandor in full makeup too.

  168. Hulumulu
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, can’t wait to see the new trailer! :)

    About the pronunciation of “Baratheon”… When I watched the teaser for the first time, my first thought was: “Who the hell is Robert the Ruffian?!” ;D

  169. Adam Whitehead
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    If Michelle Fairley is TOO OLD then Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage (who are much older than their characters in the books compared to Fairley) are WAY TOO OLD as well and should be sacked immediately and the series completely refilmed from scratch! It’s only right, after all.

    Honestly, the different standards that the male and female actors are being held to on this show by some commentators is pretty telling. The male actors can be 20 years older than their characters and no-one raises an eyebrow, but if an actress isn’t totally hawt and young (no matter the logic regarding the age of her children) then she is completely inappropriate for the role and should be sacked immediately. Ridiculous.

    On another note, Ran got a Tweet from someone who’d attended a TRUE BLOOD event and met Stephen Moyer, and Moyer categorically denied that he’d filmed a cameo for GAME OF THRONES and that was the first he’d heard of the idea. So we can strike that theory.

  170. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Regarding Robert carrying a sword rather than a hammer, I always assumed the hammer was for battle and tourneys. It stands to reason he’d carry a sword at other times; a huge, heavy warhammer isn’t the sort of thing a dude’s gonna carry everywhere he goes.

  171. OldGran
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    That’s what I was thinking. I’m not addicted to GOT, I can interact with real earth people anytime I want. Right?

  172. Jim Higgitt
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I have always pronounced Targaryen as Tar-GAR-yen, but I did hear GRRM (in a podcast I think) say Tar-GAR-ee-en. It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that he doesn’t really have a set of way of saying the names that he creates and sometimes varies between them.

    To be honest, whenever I see Daenerys written down, I just read ‘Dany’. If I try to think about though, I probably say it the same way that Drogo did, even though he almost definitely got it wrong (evidenced by the fact that when he said it, it was written phonetically, highlighting the language barrier between them). Props to anyone who can remember the pronunciation I am talking about without looking it up by the way. I think it is just after the wine seller scene (but I could be wrong).

    I say Arya as AR-ya, but a friend of mine pronounces the ‘y’ as a separate syllable (AR-ee-ah), so I am used to either.

    I didn’t even notice Jaime was not spelled Jamie the first time I read through the books, which is a bit rubbish really, so he will always be Jamie to me.

    Oh and to be vaguely on topic, I say Baratheon like they did in the teaser, although it was still weird hearing it said ‘for real’, if you know what I mean.

  173. Mouk
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I imagined a more slender Jon with straight hair. Maybe I wouldn’t mind if he wasn’t one of the main (and coolest) characters..I also imagined Dany “thinner” (though that’s not really the word I’m looking for, I mean I expected her to look more delicate – but let’s give her a chance, we haven’t seen her acting). Sophie Turner is gorgeus, but (and I don’t want to look like a pervert/pedo here) the Sansa in my mind was curvier.

    Why isn’t anyone talking about Samwell!? He looks perfect, but I expected his cheeks to be more red. Given the aging up thing, I suppose I can bear his beard (:D).

    A fact that truly worries me is the eye color issue: if I’m not colorblind, Tyrion’s are both brown. And I didn’t expect Targaryen’s eyes to be PURPLE, but maybe dark blue-greyish. That’d make them realistic, but with a fantasy touch.

  174. Mouk
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I forgot: we spaniards pronounce things as they are written (quite simplistic), so I’ll have to get used to all the names pronounced in english.

    GaR: Regarding Robert carrying a sword rather than a hammer, I always assumed the hammer was for battle and tourneys.It stands to reason he’d carry a sword at other times; a huge, heavy warhammer isn’t the sort of thing a dude’s gonna carry everywhere he goes.    

    When you are King Robert Baratheon, you do!

    PS: sorry for doubleposting

  175. dander
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    GRRM surfing W.I.C?
    Is this something that the community knows about?
    Seems pretty good for the fans that he visits the site.

  176. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Mouk: Sophie Turner is gorgeus, but (and I don’t want to look like a pervert/pedo here) the Sansa in my mind was curvier. .  Quote  Reply

    Really?? Book-Sansa that starts out at 11?

    Well, maybe Sophie will grow into the Sansa you imagine… Blech… lol!

  177. Ed
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    So you think she’s fat?

    I also imagined Dany “thinner”

  178. obsidian
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Just want to add my two cents to the chorus of reassurances about the characters’ ages.
    GRRM was really very fair, in the novels , in keeping true to what would be historically age appropriate for the characters . So while it’s sort of icky (by our standards) to think of 12-14 yr. old girls facing the kind of life experience his characters do..he also has 40-50 yr. old men referred to ( by other characters) as old and grey. The odd character who has survived to be what we would think of as old is a phenomenon.
    So, when he talks about a woman who is 30-something having beauty still (after 5 kids ), we should never think of 30-35 yr old beauty by our standards, but maybe 45 yr. old beauty ( without the benefit of cosmetic surgery) and a man in his mid to late thirties having lived through the close-combat wars and skirmishes Ned has, would probably not look a day younger than Sean Bean. In fact, he probably should be so lucky.
    So I’m really glad the characters have all been aged up ,makes it all the more believable IMO.

  179. Avalanche3319
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    dander,

    Well if he surfs this site as much as many of us do, myself included, Dance really will never be finished…

    …and yes that was just a joke before someone jumps down my throat in his defense.

  180. the goat
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see un-Fairley. Her wrath is gonna be biblical.

  181. DH87
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Jim Higgitt: Props to anyone who can remember the pronunciation I am talking about without looking it up by the way.

    Wasn’t it “Dan Ares” or something like that? I recall it was close to what I had taken a stab at, and I was reassured that at least her husband and I were on the same page.

    Jim Higgitt,

  182. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Yes, it seems Fairley is a good “griever”. She’ll get to put those skills to good use in this show, thats for sure.

  183. alan777
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Ed: So you think she’s fat?
        

    No and you people are just mean…. >:(

  184. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    Yep, that was it. Likewise it’s very close to how I was pronouncing it in my head.

  185. Jim Higgitt
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    That was it, good knowledge!

  186. Felix Zschieschow
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm, I always pronounced it “Ba-ra-THEE-on”

    Until somebody pointed out differently I thought Catelyn was saying “Robert the Roughian”

    O.o

  187. Felix Zschieschow
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Eggplant,

    ahhh! same here!

  188. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I cannot for the life of me imagine “Baratheon” being said with emphasis on the third syllable. Are you guys imagining the TH being hard or soft?

    For the record, I’ve always thought of it as ba-RATH-eon

  189. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I always thought of it as Bar a THEE on, too. Like with Theon.

  190. Carrie Best
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Sansa’s tallness could actually be a really good thing for a certain scene later on in the series. If the show makes it to season 3 her height will make her wedding all the more deliciously awkward! :D

  191. sjwenings
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    Carrie Best: Sansa’s tallness could actually be a really good thing for a certain scene later on in the series. If the show makes it to season 3 her height will make her wedding all the more deliciously awkward!   Quote  Reply

    I ‘ve thought about that too. Plus, she’ll make Littlefinger look more little.

  192. Tywin's Bastard
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    GaR,

    Think of Theon Greyjoy, and put ‘Bara’ in front of his first name. That would be one way the name could be pronounced with emphasis on the third syllable, just as Felix wrote above.

  193. Inkasrain
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m coming to think of the characters’ looks as icing on the cake, by now. While I’m thrilled to see them in full costume, set against rich scenery, etc., the fully-realized pictures and increasing volume of actual footage have also pulled Game of Thrones into the realm of “oh-my-frikkity-goodness-this-is-happening” reality. For me, it’s becoming less important what my gut reaction is to Michelle Fairley, or if I feel Emilia Clarke’s eyebrows are too dark, because the way they exist now (regardless of my opinion) is how (in TV-Westeros) they really, actually are. Just the way it didn’t matter to me how awful I thought it was that Ned killed Lady (a pretty tame horror compared to the rest, I know, but it really got to me!), my feelings on these things are not so much unimportant as irrelevant. It happened, it’s cannon, and I have to, and want to, roll with it.

    (Sorry if this was soapbox-y, just wanted to get it out!)

  194. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Tywin’s Bastard,

    Right. Yeah.

    I just can’t picture a human person saying it that way out loud to other people who are also human, and keeping a straight face. I also struggle to envisage said human people from actually crapping themselves laughing.

    Actually, now that I’ve offended everyone I’m discussing this with, could I ask what nationalities y’all are? I’m a Kiwi, and I wonder if the accent issue is an issue…

    For the most part I agreed with Josh Parker’s pronunciations, with a few exceptions.

    Targaryen: tar-GEAR-ee-in
    Daenerys: da-NEAR-eez (I know it ain’t a good interpretation, I want to do it day-NEAR-iss, but can’t do it consistently).
    Tyrion: TIH-ree-in
    Cersei: SIR-say
    Myrcella: mer-SELL-ah
    Varys: Initially: VEAR-eez (like “varies”), more recently to rhyme with “Harris”.
    Viserys: I’ve never been able to get this one consistent. most recently I’ve been trying to read it as VISS-er-iss. Before that it was VISS-er-eez.

  195. Nicole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t we suppose to have another trailor tonight?

  196. Kana
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Nicole,

    should be anytime now I think

  197. OhDanyBoy
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Kana: Ned killed Lady (a pretty tame horror compared to the rest, I know, but it really got to me!),

    Should be just before 9 (EST) – which I believe is when the new episode of BE is airing.

  198. OhDanyBoy
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    OhDanyBoy,

    Well, that was the wrong quote. But, still, my point stands.

  199. Nicole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think we are getting another trailer tonight, must of been a mix up with the one last night. . . booooo. Even GRRM put in his Not a Blog 8pm EST, tonight.

  200. Alyx
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Nicole,

    An earlier post on this site says it should be just before 9pm EST, which is about a half an hour away. I’m still hopeful. :)

  201. the goat
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Nicole,

    According to WiC and Ran from Westeros we are getting a new trailer in about 20 minutes. Yesterday’s showed up at 8 EST, so George was probably just confused.

  202. Nicole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Cool cool cool ;-)

  203. binzer
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    fingers crossed for a proper Robb appearance, but anything will do! Should be any minute now…

  204. Eric
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    That was awesome!!!

  205. Kana
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink
  206. OhDanyBoy
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    By the Seven that was fantastic! Was that Old Gran we hear throughout?

    I’m speechless – far more than I had even dared to hope!!!!

  207. Karolina Bartnik
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I am speachless :)

  208. Nicole
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Holy shit balls Batman, it’s on!!!! THANK YOU HBO!!!!!

  209. Tysnow
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    OMG!, that new teaser just now blew my mind, soooooo much to process.
    This site will probably have to break that teaser into multiple parts.

  210. wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    WOW!

  211. Felix Zschieschow
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wow.

  212. Lord Ned's Head
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    I just want to make sure I didn’t miss anything. What I saw was the same trailer GRRM announced on his website yesterday. There weasn’t anything other than that was there? All I got was that trailer with an annoucement to tune in next week at the BE finale…right???

  213. the goat
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Glorious.

    That is the Hound next to Joff when Tyrion slaps him right? Not exactly a closeup, but the burns don’t look especially horrible.

  214. Missentity
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Oh my god that was awesome! Time to watch that about 10 more times before bed.

    P.S. I’m wondering if that scene with Dani in bed is Doreah “training” her in the ways of love.

  215. wolfheart
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    No purple eyes on Dany, SO FAR. Double Checked.

  216. Half Myrish
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    wolfheart,

    Like you said, we got a good long look at Dany’s eyes in this trailer. I think that it’s fairly certain at this point that we are NOT getting purple eyes. This looked like a polished trailer to me, I think HBO would have changed it here if they were going to do it for the series.

    The trailer was totally awesome. It was great to get to hear some of the lines and actual acting.

  217. Wastrel
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    That was actually pretty cool.

    Things I didn’t like:
    - I cringed at the “No… I was trained to KILL!!!” line
    - the execution scene is a bit too grey. I’m fine with them going for ‘arty’ but I think that’s a bit too much. You can give the impression of bleakness just by having that terrain, you don’t need near-monochrome too. Greyish, yes, but not GREY.
    - either this was made early on or there really isn’t a lot of fighting in the series – ie, the battles aren’t just minimised, they’re completely off-screen. I say that because they were clearly desparate for every scrap of weaponry, but couldn’t do better than some teenagers practicing in a yard.
    - not sure if the Gratuitous Lesbian Sex Scene is a brilliant thing to put in the trailer or a rather embarrassing one.
    - is this post-production stuff? I though I saw what I thought was Jaime with very dark brown hair, which surely can’t be intentional?
    - don’t know why, but I really didn’t like Cersei. She doesn’t seem real to me. Partly appearance, partly behaviour, which seems too polished, to me. Can’t see this Cersei giving the “such a dearth of good sacking songs” line. But, who knows, we’ve only seen stills and seconds.
    - Still don’t like the samurai. More than I did at first, but still not. Not so much the Asianness now, more the ugliness and weirdness. Can see why they needn’t a distinctive style for the baddies, though, when you’ve got that many men in armour.
    - Old Nan (?) was too cliche, cheesy and annoying.
    - The “fear is for the winter” – “winter is coming” punchline: both lines are good (though still don’t get the chuckle?), but put right next to each other at the end it’s a bit too cheesy.

    Things I did like:
    - the music. I know the second half is standard trailer music, but is the first half? It’s nothing like what I’d have thought of for the series, but I thought the low-key minimalism thing actually worked quite well, and I’d be OK with that sort of thing for the series. Better than LOTResque honey-and-thunder music, anyway.
    - Robert. I’m not 100% convinced yet, but I thought Addy managed to do “gruff, likeable ordinary guy who is also very serious and not to be taken lightly” quite well in his line. In the past I’ve heard Addy’s voice lighter and more bouyant; I thought here he managed to put some more years and foreboding and muscle into it.
    - The contrast between North and South. The first series will actually be fairly lacking in clear Us vs Them conflicts for the viewers to latch onto (yes, the Lannisters are Not To Be Trusted, but for a lot of the series they’re not actually The Enemy in an existential sense), and they need to find ways to compensate for this. I suspect they may play up the Stark-Baratheon-Lannister vs Targaryen aspect (the “war is coming” element), and they’re also clearly playing up the “North” vs “South”, cinematically as in the plot. So long as they don’t overdo it, I think this can be quite a powerful way of both enjoining us to oppose the decadent south and to make Ned look out of place and surrounded.
    - the choice of Big Line for Ned: “the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword”. It’s better than the one about fear. It’s less cliche, and it really establishes a moral tone for Ned (non-decadent, hard, dutiful, but not callous), and for the world (where this sort of behaviour is necessary).

    Overall, I’m cautious about the series, but I thought that was a pretty good trailer both for fans and for ordinary viewers. I think it’s wise to emphasise the darkness, and the fear/horror aspect of the series, in trailers even if it’s hard to do in the series itself (except through foreshadowing).

  218. mummer
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Wastrel,

    either this was made early on or there really isn’t a lot of fighting in the series – ie, the battles aren’t just minimised, they’re completely off-screen. I say that because they were clearly desparate for every scrap of weaponry, but couldn’t do better than some teenagers practicing in a yard

    Gregor and Sandor aren’t teenagers, are they? There was plenty of fighting in this, not just Wall kids. But as far as actual battles, I’m not at all surprised that there aren’t any in this clip– the armies don’t meet until pretty late in the book and if that stuff has even been filmed yet, it can’t have finished post-production.

  219. Ser Hedgeknight
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Wastrel,

    Although I agree with a couple of your comments, I get the impression you may be very hard to impress. ;)

  220. Wastrel
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I take that as a compliment!

  221. Adam Whitehead
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    AFAWK, Charles Dance wasn’t due to start filming until a week or two ago, which likely means the big battles (or the Green Fork, at least) were being held back until late in filming. The trailer was likely put together a little while ago before that material became available.

  222. MWads
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately I cant watch any videos over the internet where I’m at right now, but just that picture of Tyrion giving his “you will all pay for this” look is awesome. Can’t wait to actually check these out.

  223. ultimatia
    Posted November 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Well, we all have different views but I still think Michelle Fairley looks really very different from Catelyn Stark. In this clip she is grieving sure but in her other shots the actress is much homelier and older looking that Bean too. Maybe if all the cast was ordinary looking it would be good but they didn’t go that route. I can’t help but find it disappointing (and no I’m not a fanboy I’m a woman, lol). It’s going to take a lot of adjustment.

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