I suppose I should clarify; HBO has not released another astoundingly awesome preview for Game of Thrones season 2. No, now they’re releasing actual clips from the season 2 premiere — six of them, to be precise. That’s too much! I don’t want to spoil the first episode for myself, but how can I resist watching these six videos? Goddammit, HBO, don’t you know how weak-willed I am? Base your marketing and promotion campaigns around my spinelessness!
So far, I’ve managed to confine myself to watching only one clip, namely that of Tyrion giving Joffrey a bit of shit in the video above (I’m not made of stone). The other five videos are hanging at WinterIsComing.net, if you have less compunction than I do. Oh, and if you really don’t care about spoilers, you can read about a sneak preview and accompanying party over at TR‘s sister site Westword. WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUND. You’ve been warned.
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.