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:

Jamie Lannister sitting on the Iron Throne. Art my Michael Komarck

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.

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  • The Literary Omnivore January 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I picture the Iron Throne (and the throne room) differently, but the show’s version of it is stunning and this trailer gets the feel of the books down lovingly. It almost makes up for the fact I’ll have to wait until it’s out on DVD to watch…

  • Jonathan January 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    After years of cajoling I finally got my, Jane Austen/English manor house setting/Wilkie Collins/Agatha Christie-reading wife to read A Game of Thrones. And then she tore through the rest. Storm of Swords is her fave.