I've watched the trailer more than several times now, and the premiere April 1st can't get here quickly enough. We get glimpses of most of the major players in the second book. Stannis, Melisandre, Robb, Joffrey, Theon. And I can't wait to watch Varys and Tyrion face off. Just the peek we get of that in the trailer gave me goosebumps.
The trailer is set up with nice quotes that make huge character statements. I've pulled out the best... well, my favorites.
The spider supposedly serves the good of the realm, but he's impossible to read. He may seem unassuming, but he's formidable. He's holding the strings of most of the happenings in King's Landing, and you'll never see him coming. I wouldn't make him angry.
- Tyrion Lannister
The Imp is heading to King's Landing. I don't envy him; he has to try to wrangle his power-crazy sister and his bratty nephew. I'd like to say I'm most interested in the way Tyrion will try to bring sensibility to the throne and make the realm nicer, but mostly? I hope he slaps Joffrey around some more.
- Daenerys Targaryen
The Khaleesi has sidekicks now. Respect and even fear will spread over the Dothraki sea and beyond like wild fire. Dany is fiercer than ever, and I can't wait to see her kick ass and take names. (And I want to see more of the new costume we got to see for just a second).
- Arya Stark
Such a simple sentence but so telling. No one is safe in Westeros or across the narrow sea. Martin isn't afraid to off anyone for the sake of the story. Arya is disguised as a boy and making her way towards the Wall with criminals. Stark is a dangerous last name to bear.
*I still watched it over and over.
Screencaps from here.