By David Poland email@example.com
Game of Thrones, Season 2
I am, thanks to HBO, 4 episodes in.
And I don’t really want to tell you much of anything.
What I will tell you is that the series starts off in a relatively low key way. Various “Kings of the North” seek to remove the ill-conceived Joffrey from the throne. The Imp settles in at his family’s new home base as his father battles and his brother remains in a cage. The Dothraki wander in the wilderness, seeking an opportunity to heal and allow the baby dragons to grow. And The Starks are plotting from all their locations, whether on the arm of the king or pretending to be a young boy.
There is sex, but less than last season… so far, at least. But there is plenty of epic bad behavior… acts of cruelty that you will not soon forget.
The show is still willing to take its time. Much of the first few episodes are a smirk more than a laugh (though I laughed out loud quite a bit), but the tension is palpable.