Yummy. This one’s a little more crafted and stylized than some of the previous trailers, but it, rather than being oblique, like some of the earliest trailers that lacked real footage, it manages to still give a proper sense of the characters and the struggles for power that fuel the series. I can’t get over how perfect the Iron Throne looks. As I’ve seen mentioned elsewhere, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau draped across the throne is almost the spitting image of Michael Komarck‘s famous painting:
Littlefinger sounds as slick and conniving as he should. Even Catelyn, who I’ve been skeptical about since the re-cast, is looking good. Having just finished watching The Tudors, I’m itchin’ for some more politically charged, period television. Also, I’m hoping it will be a convincing way to introduce my better half to George R.R. Martin’s series. As I say in nearly every post about the show, it’s hard not to be excited.