No matter how dire (or not) either “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead” may get at times, the conniving Littlest Lannister and the cannibalistic undead make every episode worth tuning into, but raise the quality when they’re a main focus of any given storyline. So it’s not surprising that the below trailers lean heavily on Peter Dinklage and zombies, respectively. “Thrones” gives us three intriguing scenes with Tyrion working his dwarven magic in the King’s Landing court, particularly with Varys, as well as a re-introduction to all of our main players (like Daenerys getting her dovahkiin on). Fans of the George R. R. Martin novels might recognize some new faces, as well. Stop looking at me and start watching it, already.
I think my favorite moment from is Arya Stark remarking quite pointedly that anyone in the “Game of Thrones” can die. She would know that better than most. As for “The Walking Dead” season 2 mid-season teaser, it’s very much in the vein of a modern horror film with action, action, grave pronouncements, action, action, possibly a meta-comment on the show’s cabal of frustrated fans, and action. That means more glimpses of zombies, which should hopefully mean interesting things are bound to happen sooner or later…
There was a shot in there that seemed taken directly out of the comic book, but it may have just been random footage from something we’ve already seen. “Game of Thrones” season 2 premieres April 1, and “The Walking Dead” mid-season premieres February 12.
If you’re going to discuss either trailer and their show’s upcoming seasons in the comments, keep in mind that not everyone has read either source material, and both “Thrones” and “Dead” go to that well often. Be Aware, Spoiler Alert with Care.
Rob Payne also writes the indie comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). He hopes “The Walking Dead” start taking after “Game of Thrones” before too long.