Latest trailer contains new footage and critics’ praise
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

Yes, the show is airing now, but HBO is still releasing trailers. The latest Game of Thrones trailer is 30 seconds of quick cuts from the series (including a bunch we haven’t seen yet) interspersed with quotes pulled from TV critics’ reviews of the show.

Winter Is Coming: An effective little trailer. Certainly one that could entice people on the fence about the show to check it out. Since it is 30 seconds long, I’m guessing HBO will air this on broadcast and other cable networks to attract new viewers.


132 Comments

  1. Grx
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Great trailer! Youtube link, anyone?

  2. Julian Walker
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Who is the dude drawing the sword after the Lannister guards approach Old Nan?

    He’s all like “NYAAHH!!”

    Oh which reminds me..new Deathly Hallows trailer is up..I cried and jizzed at the same time!!!!!!!! :D

  3. Anvil
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker:
    Who is the dude drawing the sword after the Lannister guards approach Old Nan?

    He’s all like “NYAAHH!!”

    That’s Septa Mordane not Old Nan and Jon is the guy drawing the sword.

  4. Knurk
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Ha, you guys are getting slow, this trailer was up for days! Youtube

  5. Elena Amici
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    impressive

  6. marzman
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    nice one… you can also see Viserys draw his sword in the wrong place

  7. Winter Is Coming
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Knurk, I know, I’ve been waiting for a break in the discussion and a slow down in other news to post it.

  8. Maxwell James
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Off topic: Sky Atlantic has apparently seen solid subscription growth in the last quarter. And a study has also found that 50% of its users record shows for later viewing.

    Both of these seem like good signs for Thrones – if admittedly inconclusive for now.

  9. 1_RedCat
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    everytime I watch a new trailer (even now) I get goosebumps -.-
    very nice done – somehow its still a little bit unreal to see all the charakters of the books finally coming to life

  10. Joakim
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    WiC is only slow when he intends to.

  11. Knurk
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    I already thought so, my guess was it would be in FaB’s earlier quick hits post. I watched the trailer, but now I’m joining the Brotherhood without Previews because I’m in a state that these previews can’t excite me anymore (whowouldathunkit?).

  12. Elrond
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Saw this on another network last night. Thought it was the same one I’d been seeing for weeks but I guess not.

  13. John Mc
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    I like the new title shot. With the faint opposing direwolf and lion instead of ravens and sword. It’s more subtle.

  14. Hollyoak
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Lords and Ladies of the Brotherhood without Previews! To arms! To arms!
    This is our chance to stand vigilant!

    To me! To me!

    Make your viewing experience one that will last through the ages, without Melissandre urging you to look into the flames!

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews

  15. Ellen
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink
  16. Mirax
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    So glad to have the support of my fellow BwoP members! It also helps that I’m at work and the embedded video doesn’t even show up. Now, all we have to do is make it until Sunday, just a few more days. Hold steady guys, hold steady!

    ASTB!

  17. jwsnasa
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    A lot a teasers for the novel readers in there!!! Visarys yelling in front of Drogo could only be his “crowning” scene. Jon pulling his sword indoors is probably to fight the wights. Ice being drawn may have been for Ned’s sake

    Who was in the Gods’ Wood with the figure approaching? It looked like Bran.

    Why was Tyrion in front of Robb? That was Maester Luwin and Greywind with him, so it must be back at Winterfell.

  18. jason w
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Why was Tyrion in front of Robb?That was Maester Luwin and Greywind with him, so it must be back at Winterfell.

    i think that is when he stops at winterfell after his trip to the wall

  19. Lina
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    It’s good to see a preview with critics’ praise…might be a good additional pull for those who aren’t so sure about the genre/story.

  20. Zack
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    jwsnasa: Why was Tyrion in front of Robb? That was Maester Luwin and Greywind with him, so it must be back at Winterfell.

    The saddle proposal, maybe.

  21. Rutep
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    jwsnasa,

    Who was in the Gods’ Wood with the figure approaching? It looked like Bran.

    Why was Tyrion in front of Robb? That was Maester Luwin and Greywind with him, so it must be back at Winterfell.

    Yes, I think it was Bran, and looked like Osha approaching him. I think I saw shackles around her ankles.

    Also, as others have said, Tyrion stops by Winterfell on his way south, because Jon asked him to help Bran like he helped Jon. Tyrion teaches the folk at Winterfell to make a saddle for Bran so he can ride, crippled as he is.

  22. Team Sansa
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Someone just asked this in another of today’s posts, but as a long-time lurker who must’ve missed something extraordinarily crucial, can someone give me an “Always Support the Bottom” tutorial? I’m on this site 1,000,000/day and I want to be able to write that and know what I’m saying. Help me!

  23. Julian Walker
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Yeah me too….I have no idea as to what supporting the bottom means.

    HEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Jon Snow
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    I got mah sword!!

    NYAAAAHH!!!

  25. Rutep
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Team Sansa,

    It’s rooted in a misunderstanding that arose during the first Maester’s Path challange. A few key fans got sent a box with some props including vials/flasks of liquids with smells representative of some of the locations in Westeros and abroad. Then the first Maester’s Path challange referred to those smells, and the fandom worked together to solve the puzzle, based on pictures of the box contents the lucky owners posted. One of the props was a map printed on what looked like old parchment, and on the back of it you could faintly make out a mirror image of the words “Always support the bottom”, which was suspected to be a hint for the puzzle, until the producers clarified that it was not so. Turned out it was merely an imprint from some heavy object that had been use to flatten the parchment or some such, the words meaning that the bottom of the heavy object should always be supported, so it wouldn’t fall out. It was such a funny misunderstanding though, that the makers of the Maesters Path actually referenced it in another one of the puzzles, where the words were included in a sentence in a letter supposedly written by some maester hundreds of years before the current events in the story.
    The words have since been adopted as the “words of our House”, here at Winter is coming, for fun.

  26. Hollyoak
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Team Sansa:
    Someone just asked this in another of today’s posts, but as a long-time lurker who must’ve missed something extraordinarily crucial, can someone give me an “Always Support the Bottom” tutorial?I’m on this site 1,000,000/day and I want to be able to write that and know what I’m saying.Help me!

    When the show was ramping up, HBO sent a Maester’s Box to Winter and other savvy folks. It had vials of scents and other cool stuff. The things in this box were clues to solve some of the puzzles that were sent out to view film clip rewards. While Winter was searching for clues, he saw something very faint on the bottom of the box. The letters looked to read Always support the Bottom. It became a running joke, even working its way into one of the game challenges. So Always support the Bottom became a rally cry of praise whenever someone posted.

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews
    Your bottom has been supported

  27. cwolf
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Team Sansa:
    Someone just asked this in another of today’s posts, but as a long-time lurker who must’ve missed something extraordinarily crucial, can someone give me an “Always Support the Bottom” tutorial?I’m on this site 1,000,000/day and I want to be able to write that and know what I’m saying.Help me!

    It has to do with the Maester’s Path. In the packet first delivered for critics it seemed to be an inscription. Here some people thought it said “Always support the bottom”, but it didn’t.

    BTW, in this trailer you can see Vaes Dothrak’s Door.

  28. Julian Walker
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Just for clarification, next episode we get to see Loras, Renly, Littlefinger and Varys? Amiright???

    Are there any other characters I might be missing??

  29. sjwenings
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Julian Walker,

    Yes, but not sure about Loras. Other than that, theres Pycelle and the entire Wall ensemble.

  30. Abyss
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Off-Topic:
    A new short video interview with Kit Harington.

  31. ScottsdaleSam
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    test

    Ugh. No spoilers in names please.

  32. McKee
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I have not joined the Brotherhood without previews. I’d like to, but I don’t have the belly for it. Given a choice between castration, lifetime service on the Wall, or forswearing all GoT previews, it would be the knife for me.

    These previews are the worst kind of drug. I don’t even enjoy them anymore, I just need them to survive.

    Sorry for the dark tone, y’all. Having a not-so-stellar day at work.

  33. Team Sansa
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Rutep,

    Hollyoak,

    cwolf,

    My bottom is now officially supported. I thank you all for helping me understand. Hilarious.

  34. Black Lion
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I just had a hunch to check the google trends and…

    http://trends.google.com/trends?q=game+of+thrones,+boardwalk+empire,+true+blood&date=all&geo=all&ctab=0&sort=0&sa=N

    It appears that GoT dwarfed the Search Volume Index for BE in its brightest glory and is comparable to the 2nd season of the True Blood. I suppose it’s some good news.

  35. Avalanche3319
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been avoiding any clips and such, but this barely qualifies as a preview. It’s only 30 seconds and a lot of that is flashes of critics praise. The rest goes by so quick I don’t think it actually spoils anything. It does look awesome though and hopefully will convince a few people who are on the fence about watching.

  36. Hollyoak
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Avalanche3319:
    I’ve been avoiding any clips and such, but this barely qualifies as a preview. It’s only 30 seconds and a lot of that is flashes of critics praise. The rest goes by so quick I don’t think it actually spoils anything. It does look awesome though and hopefully will convince a few people who are on the fence about watching.

    You’re right, it’s probably not much new. But I’ve found that if I don’t watch the “Next on Game of Thrones” at the end of each episode, or any old trailers, new pics, or, really ANY IMAGES AT ALL, STILL OR MOVING, the episodes to come feel very fresh.

    I wore myself out on the lead-up to episode one, and now I am trying to make up for it.

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews

  37. Mike Chair
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Team Sansa,

    Yes, a watershed moment in the history of House Gatewatch.

    The prior responses paint the picture accurately. I would just like to add and give credit to our very own poster, Tar Kidho, who, using advanced photo enhancing software, actually confirmed the phrase on the parchment was indeed, “Always Support the Bottom”. The resulting enhanced image is here.

    The link to the entire post which, no doubt, will find its way into the Library of Congress someday, is here.

    Finally, I reminisce that it was on that post that this poster changed his name from “Mike” to “Mike Chair” in a pledge of loyalty to House Gatewatch to “Always Support the Bottom.”

    Ah, I remember it like it was a couple of months ago. Indeed it was!

  38. Lex
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak:
    Lords and Ladies of the Brotherhood without Previews! To arms! To arms!
    This is our chance to stand vigilant!

    To me! To me!

    Make your viewing experience one that will last through the ages, without Melissandre urging you to look into the flames!

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews

    I’m with you! Although I may just check out what the title looks like at the end… maybe.

  39. Jason
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Any one know where the third episode ends so, I know where to stop reading.

  40. Elena Amici
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Lex: I’m with you! Although I may just check out what the title looks like at the end… maybe.

    i’ve been saying that for a month: give up, lex. you know you want to.

  41. Blackfish Blues
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak:
    Lords and Ladies of the Brotherhood without Previews! To arms! To arms!
    This is our chance to stand vigilant!
    To me! To me!
    Make your viewing experience one that will last through the ages, without Melissandre urging you to look into the flames!
    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews

    Mirax:
    Hollyoak,
    So glad to have the support of my fellow BwoP members!It also helps that I’m at work and the embedded video doesn’t even show up.Now, all we have to do is make it until Sunday, just a few more days. Hold steady guys, hold steady!
    ASTB!

    Count me in! Although I will have to wait a little more, but nothing compared to waiting for the DVDs, which I will buy anyway. If HBO is good.

    Blackfish Blues, BwP

    McKee:
    I have not joined the Brotherhood without previews.I’d like to, but I don’t have the belly for it.Given a choice between castration, lifetime service on the Wall, or forswearing all GoT previews, it would be the knife for me.

    These previews are the worst kind of drug.I don’t even enjoy them anymore, I just need them to survive.

    Sorry for the dark tone, y’all.Having a not-so-stellar day at work.

    McKee, I understand you! (Also the dark tone, aye. Bugger the world.) I’m the one who was making my own screencaps from previews because those at Westeros.org, though excellent, did not feature enough Barristan. :D

    Also, previews are vital for marketing and publicity, so yay for previews!

    But when I watched E1 I was so disappointed, and so scared that GOT might not be so good after all, that I swore all anticipations off. And indeed E2 made me much happier, even though I had seen several scenes already.

    (Some were even deliberately misleading in the previews. Dany and Doreah’s “lesson” was sweet and funny, not a “let’s shock the audience” scene as the previews hinted at. Exactly like Giulia and Lucrezia’s kiss in “The Borgias”.)

    So, to each his/her own, but I’m glad I’m not the only Brother (Sister?) Without Previews. This is my own way of supporting the bottom, after all!

  42. Lex
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici: i’ve been saying that for a month: give up, lex. you know you want to.

    Stop trying to make me join the dark side! :)

  43. Elena Amici
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    *this. what’s the problem with the edit button?

  44. Elena Amici
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    actually, i’m seriously thinking to join the BtW.
    (oh, i can’t believe i said it!)
    but that’s just a trailer. 30 seconds. 10 seconds of critics quotes. 4 seconds of title.
    only 15 seconds of clip. just think about it

  45. EvilPicnic
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    What’s up with all this delayed gratification anyway? It’s highly perverse…

  46. Mirax
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Blackfish Blues,

    Technically I’m a sister, too. Maybe I should change my name to Xiram so no one will notice? lol

  47. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m liking the Dany-as-Dothraki look. Dark eye makeup, bronzed skin and pulled-back platinum hair, definite improvment over the wide-eyed ingenue we’ve seen thus far.

  48. Mirax
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    EvilPicnic,

    Think of the GoT episodes like a feast. Some people want to have a taste of the main course before hand, those of us who have joined the ranks of the BwoP have decided to wait so that the feast is fresh, new, and surprisingly tasty. *grin*

    (Can you tell it’s almost dinner time? haha!)

  49. FromTheColdNorth
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    An unrelated question to the topic of this thread. Do anybody know if the new “A dance with dragons”-book will be released with in a hardcover edition with the following look?

    http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dragons-Book-Song-Fire/dp/0002247402/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1304023912&sr=1-1

    I have this type of cover on my four other books, and the cover that’s outlined on amazon diverges quite a lot from this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dragons-Song-Fire-Book/dp/0553801473/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1304023912&sr=1-1

    I just don’t like this cover.

  50. Nigel Tufnel
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    What’s up with the wide shot of the Dothraki trudging across the grass? That seems like an incredibly boring shot to include in an otherwise intense and fast trailer. And not a shot that anyone not already familiar with the show would even understand. If they had to include a wide, static shot, they should have replaced it with Jon’s first view of The Wall.

  51. FromTheColdNorth
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m really looking forward to seeing Tywin Lannister.

    He appears in all of the next eight episodes according to imdb:

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001097/filmoseries#tt0944947

  52. dizzy_34
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I love the behind the scenes pic with this article

  53. Knurk
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    FromTheColdNorth,

    Tywin probably won’t show up until episode 7, never trust IMDB!

    Also about the cover, they ditched the green dragon (I’m sorry). You can read a lot of discussion about that in the newsthread of when the publication was announced. They’re going with the UK-style covers now, only that the UK-Dance-cover (with the sword) is used for the re-release of GoT and they use the Amazon-cover (is it a shield?) as the US-Dance-cover (are you following?).

  54. FromTheColdNorth
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Thanks for the reply. Must say I’m slightly disappointed: I really loved the old cover style.

  55. Blackfish Blues
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Mirax:
    Blackfish Blues,
    Technically I’m a sister, too.Maybe I should change my name to Xiram so no one will notice?lol

    Great idea! I’ll do the same! From now on, I shall be known as Seulb Hsifkcalb.

    Oh, wait…

  56. Jessica C.
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    New Kit Harington interview, nothing new about the show but talks about his interests and worst job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YakpPHXzrPc&feature=player_embedded

  57. Julian Budke
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    McKee:
    These previews are the worst kind of drug.I don’t even enjoy them anymore, I just need them to survive.
    Sorry for the dark tone, y’all.Having a not-so-stellar day at work.

    It is not to late… I joined right after the airing of the first episode… And I feel so much better now!
    You can do it… the withdrawel… is… not… that… bad…

    No! I will resist! And my bottom WILL be supported!

  58. Critical Geek
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I thought this article had merit.
    http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/game_of_thrones_familiar.html

    Lets start making pop culture references for all the characters!

    I’ll start:
    Illyrio: Midevil version of the Villain in Speed Racer. Bonus! played by the same actor!

  59. fafhrd
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Critical Geek: I thought this article had merit.

    Hmm. I thought it treated the reader like they were retarded and made the show sound horrid.

  60. Sam DeGree
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Critical Geek,

    Ned Stark = Rob Roy. Now if only Ned got the chance to fight the cocky swordsman from the South one-on-one like Liam Neesan.

  61. Bro
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely refuse to join BwB. I will lap up every bit of GoT that I can possibly get my eyes? on and come back for seconds and thirds and fourths and….. This I promise the old gods and the new.

  62. Mike Chair
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Bro: BwB

    Okay, first it’s BwP (Brotherhood without Previews). I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you made a typo. Secondly, nothing stops the BwP from re-watching episodes once they air. That would be the BwR (Brotherhood without Reruns) which I don’t think exists. Although I’d give such an organization fair opportunity to state its case. Finally, BwP is a loving and understanding organization. You may join, leave, re-join and re-leave at any time. After all, we are not fascists. We’re a wholly owned subsidiary of House Gatewatch. Why not give it a try one week? You may like what you see.

  63. Mike Chair
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Sam DeGree,

    It reminds me of James Hibberd’s first recap: “Rickon Stark. He’s just six, and is sort of the Maggie Simpson of the Starks.”

  64. Langkard
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I tried to remain faithful to the Brotherhood without Previews. I really did! But… I couldn’t help myself. Then it all flashed by so quickly that I was left with only one image stuck in my head and no way to understand it – Tyrion and another direwolf? Luckily, I could come here and have my question answered. It must indeed have been Tyrion at Winterfell on his way back south. I’d forgotten that scene. More Peter Dinklage is always a good thing. But my momentary confusion has reinforced in me the decision to return to the BwP fold.

    And if W-i-C finds a good neurosurgeon for cheap, sign me up!

  65. Alcibiades
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I know this is probably the wrong place to post this suggestion..
    but we should start a petition for 12-13 episodes on season 2!
    Seriously!
    This talk of 10 episodes is freaking me out!
    Sure at the beginning to hook new viewers you want/need to edit the dialogue to get to the action and pivotal moments..
    But you don’t need/want to do this as the story develops, or the story and characters will under-develop.
    We are not talking about shooting in new locations or filming extra expensive battle scenes..
    We are just talking about extra dialogue scenes between characters, surely the cast and crew who are already there can say/film a few extra lines/scenes!
    It’s not going to significantly make much of a difference to the budget I wouldn’t think.

    I am also hopeful that the dvd release will have extended footage versions of the episodes, but I’m not holding my breath.

    Love the books.. and the show ;)

  66. Critical Geek
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    On the second season: The opening credits had better be the painted table…or else!

  67. DaveB
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Alcibiades: I know this is probably the wrong place to post this suggestion..
    but we should start a petition for 12-13 episodes on season 2!
    Seriously!
    This talk of 10 episodes is freaking me out!

    Excellent idea!

  68. mimi
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Langkard: I tried to remain faithful to the Brotherhood without Previews. I really did! But… I couldn’t help myself. Then it all flashed by so quickly …………….

    I, too, have succumbed. (Hangs head in shame). In my defense, I was busy and really just forgot. It was such a habit for the past few months…..

    Fellow BwPe-ers, please forgive me? We have to take one day at a time and forgive ourselves if we fail. Tomorrow is another day. We can do it!

    And enjoy each episode more for it.

  69. SK
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Off topic, but Comcast subscribers…HBO GO is now available to us. Go to HBOGO.COM and choose XFINITY as your provider. You then sign in with your Comcast account and are good to go. Game of Thrones is there with interactive features or just watch the normal episodes.

  70. Critical Geek
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    TWP has the order of the spitball which is very similar to the BwP. Only no book reading either.

  71. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Winter, I think it’s time for you to add the explanation of what House Gatewatch is, how it came to be, and what our motto “Always Support The Bottom” means as a permanent link up in your ‘about’ section of the blog! Since this is bound to become an ever-growing part of Game of Thrones Lore..
    It is known, and will be even more known in the future! :)

  72. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Bro,
    I am a turncoat. I admire my Lords and Ladies of BwP, but I have not their strength, nor am I brave enough to go completely to the dark side amd immerse myself in HBOGO, so I limit myself to one peeking at a preview before new week, only one. See, it’s possible. I can smoke only one, and be satisfied, and then stop. *taps fingers nervously on the remote*
    Yes, I only need one. *tap, tap, tap*
    Oh WHERE is my time machine so I can pop to the future, grab my boxed set, and run back?
    *tap tap..*

  73. Mike Chair
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Critical Geek: no book reading

    No book reading?!

    Sounds like the Brotherhood of the Illiterate.

  74. Mike Chair
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    purplejilly,

    PJ fell off the litter.

  75. Lex
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I think I’m used to the old days, when a new trailer only came every few months…So after watching (and re-watching) each episode so far, I feel like I’m in for another long wait… then I suddenly remember there’s a new episode in a few days, and I get all excited! :)

  76. Lars
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    SK:
    Off topic, but Comcast subscribers…HBO GO is now available to us.Go to HBOGO.COM and choose XFINITY as your provider.You then sign in with your Comcast account and are good to go.Game of Thrones is there with interactive features or just watch the normal episodes.

    It is also enabled for Charter cable HBO subscribers now as well. I was able to login using my charter account, and it worked.

  77. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Mike Chair,
    Don’t look at me! I’m hideous! *cowers below the litter of the BwP*

  78. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Alcibiades,

    I’m re-re-re-reading Clash right now, and I’m actually surprised by how much could be cut without hurting the main thrust of the story, or is taken up by description that could get across much more quickly visually. I might actually prefer that they keep it at 10 episodes and have some extra cash to throw at the Battle of the Blackwater.

  79. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Lex,
    I feel guilty when I realize it’s almost the weekend again, and we get ANOTHER episode!!
    Like I am cheating, somehow, by not having to wait another 75 days and watch the countdown clock to the next episode!

  80. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    BTW I am not digging spray-tan Dany. She just looks dirty, like her handmaidens have forgotten that they need to bathe her and scrub her every now and then.
    Like it USED to be ‘known’, but they’ve been drinking too much clotted mare’s milk lately, which I guess can cloud the best of the brains, and can especially cloud ones who think the moon is an egg.

  81. Ryan24
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Steven Swanson,

    My thoughts exactly! Strange, because while reading clash I never think to myself “man this is slow”. Just as a show it could be fine without a lot of what goes on.

  82. Ryan McCoy
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Ryan24 here making the jump and signing in with my facebook account. It feels weird posting without a picture.

    Back on topic: So far I have avoided this preview. I hope my strength keeps up till Sunday.

  83. Lord Snark
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Mike Chair:

    You may like what you see.

    Or rather, you may like what you don’t see.

  84. Elena Amici
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    purplejilly: Like it USED to be ‘known’, but they’ve been drinking too much clotted mare’s milk lately, which I guess can cloud the best of the brains, and can especially cloud ones who think the moon is an egg.

    moon is made of cheese. it is known.

  85. Franny Bee
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Ryan McCoy,
    Welcome ‘out’, lol. I emerged from ‘reedgirl’ a while back. Don’t worry, that over-exposed, naked, ‘now-everyone-knows‘ feeling you get will pass. Someday XD

  86. purplejilly
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici,
    Moon moonlights as cheesy wife of the sun, too, apparently. So moon must be made of hot white cheese dip.

  87. Jordan Healey
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I am hereby joining the Brotherhood.

    Didn’t watch the video!

  88. Lex
    Posted April 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    You’ve corrupted me (again!). :)

    I gave in… only because of how short the clip was. I’ve got to be the worst member of the BwP.

  89. Elena Amici
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    im so proud of myself :)

    I never thought this day would have come but…
    i’m joining the BTP. (but trailers are not previews)
    It looks like Lex corrupted me.
    OMG, i really don’t know why i’m doing this.

    End of the story: i (reluctantly) pledge alliance to the brotherood without previews. Ok. Done. Fiùùùù. i said it.
    Goodnight everybody!

  90. Elena Amici
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    purplejilly:
    Elena Amici,
    Moon moonlights as cheesy wife of the sun, too, apparently.So moon must be made of hot white cheese dip.

    i’m hungry now :D

    Lex,

    no way. does this mean that i corrupted you more than once? xD

  91. wing
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    Stand strong Lex!

  92. Lex
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    I’m not sure, but I think it may have been you who urged me to give in once before (the 14-minute preview, perhaps?). I usually resist for a while… but I’m weak. :)

  93. Elena Amici
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    yes, i did it, but i didn’t know i succeeded. Yeah!

  94. KG
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  95. The DarkStar
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    To all of the in the BwP, who didn’t watch this clip…
    I tell you. Watch it, and be not spoiled. Enjoy it, without guilt or fear for lesser enjoyment of the show. What we all did before leading up to the premiere can never be taken back…but the damage has been done, and this 30 seconds, with the only dialogue being one we’ve heard 700 times already, will do no further harm.

    It’s a great 30 seconds that gets your heart racing.

  96. Elena Amici
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    KG:
    Team Sansa,

    Psssst!
    Support the Bottom!

    NO WAY!! OMG!! thats soooo nerdy. i love the shits.

  97. Stu
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 4:44 am | Permalink

    I’m so not going to watch this. Last time I watched the three clips for the Kingsroad I which I hadn’t. We already “know” this show is fantastic, no need for confirmation about that anymore ;)

  98. breastplate nipples
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    KG,

    I’ve been meaning to ask…is there some way to get the women’s boy brief with the writing on the bottom instead of the front?

  99. breastplate nipples
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    To be honest i watched the clip mostly to find out what was included for critical acclaim…and i found it impossible to read AND watch the really short shots in between, so i don’t think it spoils anything really

  100. Hollyoak
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    purplejilly:
    Lex,
    I feel guilty when I realize it’s almost the weekend again, and we get ANOTHER episode!!
    Like I am cheating, somehow, by not having to wait another 75 days and watch the countdown clock to the next episode!

    I know, right? This week has flown by and I can’t believe it’s almost Sunday already.

    Congrats to all the new members of the Brotherhood without Previews!

  101. Thorrgal
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Alcibiades,

    Agree completely. We need 12 or 13 episodes

  102. sjwenings
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Alcibiades: but we should start a petition for 12-13 episodes on season 2!

    Why? It sure as hell won’t work, i’ll tell you that right now.

    And have you really considered what cuts could be made for Clash of kings? Maybe it’s not so bad when you think about it. And i don’t really get the impression that you have.

  103. Thorrgal
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    sjwenings: Why? It sure as hell won’t work, i’ll tell you that right now.

    And have you really considered what cuts could be made for Clash of kings? Maybe it’s not so bad when you think about it. And i don’t really get the impression that you have.

    What are u guys thinking on cutting? I just myself finished the re-reading ACOK but didn’t do it with the mind set on the show so didn’t really payed attention to what could be or could not be cut, I just assumed they would not cut much, as they haven’t on AGOT…I thought though that many many things were going on and that more episodes would be needed for sure.

    But thinking about it yeah, lot of stuff happened off-focus, so not sure how they thinking to adapt that…but cutting things? I’m not sure is the route they will take (minor ofc, I’m referring to major stuff)

  104. fr0d0b0ls0n
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    For example you can reduce all the Greyjoy stuff greatly (I hope they keep the Asha scene tought). The first 5 Bran chapters can also be condensed in a few scenes.

    I hope we have a CoK script discussion soon, will be fun.

  105. Thorrgal
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    fr0d0b0ls0n:
    For example you can reduce all the Greyjoy stuff greatly (I hope they keep the Asha scene tought). The first 5 Bran chapters can also be condensed in a few scenes.

    I hope we have a CoK script discussion soon, will be fun.

    Why would they reduce the Greyjoy stuff? And specially the Asha scene, now that Asha has a POV in ADWD. Also, Alfie Allen has a very strong camera presence, so the more the better The Bran chapters I agree on, but well, that is minor stuff really, I mean that they will condense stuff its already accounted for ;-)

    PS: With that name may I deduce that u are spanish, right?

  106. BenesHacha
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    A W-i-C is never late, Knurk…nor is he early. He posts PRECISELY when he means to.

  107. Team Sansa
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    KG,

    That is amazing! I need to get me some of those boxer briefs.

  108. Bro
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    purplejilly,
    That sounds like a good compromise but see below…
    Mike Chair,
    My sincere apologies BwP. But Mike Chair, I just swore an oath to the gods, how can I break it now without incuring their wroth?
    Note to self: make sure correct grammar and spelling are used at all times.

  109. Terys
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    GRRM just updated the Ice & Fire Update to say DONE!

  110. Bro
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Crap crap crap, Murphy’s Law damn you to the pits of hell. *Incurring* Sigh, I should have known that would backfire on me, badly.

  111. digtastik
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    It’s not really a preview. It’s more a “look how many awesome news sources think our show is the tits” barker. The real preview aired at the end of the episode. :)

    There’s nothing real spoilery in this one. If you want spoilery, I’m pretty sure there’s been another teaser earlier this year that shows Viserys held down by two of the Dothraki in preparation for his crowning.

  112. greenie88
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Anybody know how soon the next episode will be on HBOGO.com? I’m on the road and my hotel has Showtime, not HBO. Will I have to wait to Monday or after the west coast showing of GOT?

  113. Hollyoak
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    greenie88:
    Anybody know how soon the next episode will be on HBOGO.com?I’m on the road and my hotel has Showtime, not HBO.Will I have to wait to Monday or after the west coast showing of GOT?

    I think it’s available right after it airs on HBO.

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews

    House Gatewatch
    Team Sansa
    Always support the Bottom

  114. Team Sansa
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    I love the “Team Sansa” Shoutout!

  115. Hollyoak
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Team Sansa:
    Hollyoak,

    I love the “Team Sansa” Shoutout!

    Yay! I’ve always thought that Sophie Turner would do a great job and she has proven the cynics wrong. Show the girl some love!

    On a ridiculously way off note, I am the furthest thing possible from a royal watcher, but I have to admit, I watched the pomp and circumstance this morning and couldn’t believe I got caught up in it. It’s a great day for Britain.

  116. greenie88
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Hollyoak: On a ridiculously way off note, I am the furthest thing possible from a royal watcher, but I have to admit, I watched the pomp and circumstance this morning and couldn’t believe I got caught up in it. It’s a great day for Britain.

    let me know when Catherine eats a horse heart.

  117. Elena Amici
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: NO WAY!! OMG!! thats soooo nerdy. i love the shits.

    LOL. type error, i meant i love the shirts. that looks so weird

  118. Hollyoak
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    greenie88: let me know when Catherine eats a horse heart.

    I kept expecting them to carry Kate Middleton away, urging the two of them to the bedroom, a la Game of Thrones style. (I don’t get your reference, though.)

    Hollyoak
    Brotherhood without Previews
    House Gatewatch
    Team Sansa
    Always support the Bottom

  119. Eleanor
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    Proving than an unborn child is strong.

  120. KG
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    breastplate nipples,

    Sadly, no. Cafe Press doesn’t offer positioning options like that; your text goes where they want it to go :/

  121. Who Is Jacopo Belbo?
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    was just over at imdb.com to check something else out when i saw this:

    http://www.imdb.com/chart/

    guess who is at the top of the STARmeter Top 10 for this week? oh, that would be Emilia Clarke!

    and guess what “movie” is at the top of the MOVIEmeter Top 10 for this week? oh, that would be Game of Thrones!

  122. EvilPicnic
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak: On a ridiculously way off note, I am the furthest thing possible from a royal watcher, but I have to admit, I watched the pomp and circumstance this morning and couldn’t believe I got caught up in it. It’s a great day for Britain.

    Agreed. I normally couldn’t give a rats arse, except that someone had erected a massive screen in the city centre and I just had to stop and watch for a bit. And be slightly moved.

    But then again the news was just like, ‘There are currently about 200 street parties going on in Cardiff right now’ etcetc.

    And here I am clicking refresh on WiC.net

    Supporting the Bottom… :p

  123. EvilPicnic
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Who Is Jacopo Belbo?:
    was just over at imdb.com to check something else out when i saw this:

    http://www.imdb.com/chart/

    guess who is at the top of the STARmeter Top 10 for this week?oh, that would be Emilia Clarke!

    and guess what “movie” is at the top of the MOVIEmeter Top 10 for this week?oh, that would be Game of Thrones!

    I don’t know what either of those terms mean, but it all sounds fantastic anyway! Is it a rare thing for a tv show to place so high? And what is it ranked from?

  124. Who Is Jacopo Belbo?
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    EvilPicnic,

    they are just charts IMDB has that keep track of what is popular on their sight. i am not 100% sure how they do it but i imagine it has to do with who/how many people are looking at the IMDB pages of the actors and/or movie/show. and IMDB is basically THE source for any and all movie/tv information on the internet so if GoT and Emilia are the top two page hit things this week on IMDB that is pretty damn impressive.

  125. sjwenings
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Who Is Jacopo Belbo?: was just over at imdb.com to check something else out when i saw this:
    http://www.imdb.com/chart/
    guess who is at the top of the STARmeter Top 10 for this week? oh, that would be Emilia Clarke!
    and guess what “movie” is at the top of the MOVIEmeter Top 10 for this week? oh, that would be Game of Thrones!

    Wow! Now i know us GOT fanatics must have helped a fair bit, but still! That seems really impressive! I would expect this to be at least “tweetworthy” for WiC.

  126. Shinyteapot
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    breastplate nipples,

    Cheap fabric paint and an old pair of shorts you don’t mind ruining :)

    I wear shorts under my skirt when I dance (modesty reasons), will have to see if anyone spots the writing next time :)

  127. Winter Is Coming
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings: I would expect this to be at least “tweetworthy” for WiC.

    Why do you doubt me? ;)

    https://twitter.com/#!/WiCnet/status/63229959409377280

  128. Mike Chair
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    The Royal Wedding: The anti-’Game of Thrones’

    EW.

    I had no choice but to watch this thing today, for every TV channel in the US that has the morning news had this on instead. Mayhaps, this was the only morning news.

    No deaths. No rapes. Not even a box of snakes. Booooor-ring.

  129. EvilPicnic
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Mike Chair: EW.

    I had no choice but to watch this thing today, for every TV channel in the US that has the morning news had this on instead. Mayhaps, this was the only morning news.

    No deaths.No rapes.Not even a box of snakes.Booooor-ring.

    ‘But even at a time when England finds itself in political, social, and economic turmoil no more intense than in that of Game of Thrones [...]‘

    We….are….fucked…. o.O

    Slightly hyperbolic perhaps? I’m not sure we’ll be needing to repel Ironborn raiders any time soon. :D

  130. Mike Chair
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of critics’ praise (and forgive me if this was contained in some preview I didn’t watch because I’m BwP or if this was linked earlier and I didn’t remember — but I don’t think it was),

    Rolling Stone Magazine says :

    ‘Game of Thrones’ Is a Genius Fantasy Saga — and Not Just for Geeks

    Rolling Stone Magazine is huge because it hits the perfect demographic.

    It’s designed to appeal to those of us who hate fantasy sagas. No centaurs, no wizards, no unicorns. Instead, it sticks to the timeless combo of breasts and beheadings.

    The writer seems to have seen the first six episodes and/or has read the books so beware of spoilers.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/game-of-thrones-is-a-genius-fantasy-saga-and-not-just-for-geeks-20110428

  131. Who Is Jacopo Belbo?
    Posted April 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Mike Chair,

    The Targaryen princess has the most astonishing scene — she has to prove her mettle to her husband’s tribe at a ceremony where she eats the heart of a horse. Not only does she choke it down, she gets turned on while parading half-naked in front of the crowd with blood dripping off her face — she looks like she walked out of an NC-17 Fiona Apple video directed by Dario Argento.

    now that is some funny shite … (from the Rolling Stone review … which is very spoilery FYI).

  132. loco73
    Posted April 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I agree and I agree with ALL those supportive reviews….I am soooooooo glad the show is getting its due credits! Everytime I see and episode I hunger for the next and the next…thank heavens Sunday is just a few hours away and the new episode is forthcoming…yay with one of my favourites Jon Snow! I will probably end up watching the episode about 4 times minimum…during air-time, repeats, OnDemand and what have you…good times!


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