The second trailer has arrived for Game of Thrones Season 7, and I’m not one for hyperbole, but wow. If the season is half as good as the trailer makes it look, I’ll be a very happy Child of the Forest.
As the just-completed seasons of Better Call Saul and Fargo have shown us, television drama is experiencing a true Renaissance — from The Wire and Deadwood and The Sopranos to Breaking Bad and Westworld, we’ve never had it so good, and that’s just to name a few. But has any show captured the imagination like Game of Thrones?
It’s hard to fathom that it’s nearing the end — and that’s definitely the sense you get in watching the trailer below, as all the main characters converge for the first time. You’ve got a Stark reunion, including Bran in a Professor X wheelchair, and white walkers, and the Brotherhood Without Banners with new member Gregor Clegane … which means we may even have the Clegane Bowl! We’ve got Targaryens mixing with Starks and Lannisters and Greyjoys and Baratheons. Add dragons and sprinkle with Dothraki and enjoy.
Look, I could break down the trailer but that would leave the battlefield littered with spoilers. If you really want to know what it all means and who dies, go to this video, or this one … and this Reddit page leaves little un-examined.
Otherwise, just watch and prepare to be surprised beginning July 16.
OK, one spoiler, which really isn’t if you’ve watched this show for any length of time. Apparently Jaime gets his ass kicked in a battle once again. He was a great individual fighter, but as a commander of troops he’s a mess. Like Derek Fisher.