HBO has released their annual end of year recap/next year preview video. The highlights from 2013 are surprisingly True Blood heavy. Do they really see a season plagued by actual fairy godparents as their crowning glory? There are also enough glimpses of Veep, Behind The Candelabra and Boardwalk Empire to make us grateful that we eschewed the finer things in life this year in order to be able to afford our HBO subscription.
Of course, the general consensus around these parts is that Game Of Throneswas HBO’s greatest contribution to the pop culture landscape this year. The network kicks off their 2014 preview in the second half of this video with some (too, too) brief glimpses at Season 4. We get a joust, some Joff, Tyrion in shackles, a forlorn Sansa and, best of all, the first look at Jaime Lannister’s Golden Hand.
But you didn’t come here to ogle at delightful, hipster gay antics, did you? So, for your pleasure, here are the Game Of Thrones moments in gif form. Ogle away.