HBO just released yet another Game of Thrones season 2 video, and believe it or not, it reveals the stunning secret that the cast and crew think season two is going to be good. Maybe even better than season one! I know, I could barely believe it either — I scrambled around, desperately looking for a monocle to pop off my face, but the shock was just too great. Look, this might actually be the most worthless of the GoT season 2 production videos, but it still includes new footage of the show and new behind-the-scenes shots, and thus I’m both powerless to resist posting it and equally powerless to resist finding it all fascinating. I think HBO could post a video of Peter Dinklage silently reading a newspaper, and as long as he was in a Tyrion costume, I’d still watch the whole damn thing.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.