Game of Thrones Review: The Battle for the Iron Throne Is Just Beginning

"There's a king in every corner now," Catelyn Stark declares in the season 2 premiere of Game of Thrones.  That neatly sets up the premise of this coming season, although the war for king is anything but neat.

If I had one complaint about the first season of Game of Thrones, it's that it took several episodes to really get going.  Whether you had read George R.R. Martin's books or not, the first few episodes of the series spent a great deal of time setting up the rich and complex world of Westeros.  There is no grace period in season 2, but none is needed.  From the first opening shot after the iconic opening credits, the story progresses.  Those of us who watched the first season will be immediately thrust into the next chapter of this epic tale, while those are are just joining in will have a great deal of backstory to catch up on. Read More...


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