The first non-teaser trailer for “Game of Thrones” is up, and it looks exactly like HBO had a development meeting and the executives walked away saying, “Then it’s agreed. We’re going to do a show based on “Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament.”
The trailer focuses far more on the setting and period of the show than it does on the intricacies of the plot, which isn’t much of a criticism, seeing as how this is the first real look at a show that is still seven weeks away from premiering, but it’s doubtful that casual HBO viewers will be left salivating after this look.
A dude gets beheaded, guys joust, a midget runs, and a few people have unnaturally blonde hair. Those are the big takeaways from the attached video. HBO may assume (perhaps rightfully) that people will ascertain the plot after watching the first episode, which many will simply because, hey, it’s a new HBO series. (Warming Glow)