Game Of Thrones Season 3 starts shortly after season 2 ended (mostly)
Game Of Thrones Season 3: Inside The Wildlings (VIDEO)
This is an initial impression of the premiere episode Game of Thrones - Episode 3.01 - 'Valar Dohaeris'. It contains only the mildest of spoilers.
Unsurprisingly and very satisfyingly, the series has raised the bar yet again visually. The locations, the sets, the costumes, the effects… everything just looks sumptuous.
In the premiere episode, we pick up where we left off last season, with Sam Tarley running from the White Walkers and their army of undead. The scene is intense and atmospheric...with a surprise ending. Cut to the opening credits, which feature King’s Landing, Winterfell, Harrenhal, Dragonstone, the Wall and Astapor.The rest of the episode is dedicated to catching us up with the various players in the story, including those in King’s Landing, on Dragonstone, beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea.Many of these scenes do double-duty, not only catching us up on past events but also setting things up for later in the season like... watching the chess pieces being moved into position yet again... and their potential meaning... for the storylines this season.
And what of those storylines? Every one wants to know how closely this season will hew to A Storm of Swords.Having only watched a fraction of season 3... it seems that they are still following the main storyline but at times...taking a different path getting to their destination.There are a number of new scenes in episode one that are not in the book but which blend in in such a way that they could have been.Others scenes, like in past seasons are wholly different from the writings of George R.R. Martin, but they serve to streamline events and characters.
Source: Full Review @ film-book.com
Mini Recap - Game Of Thrones Season 2
Season 2 of Game Of Thrones kept most of our characters very busy.
Robb Stark is fighting for an independent North.
Theon Greyjoy turned on the Starks but was eventually stabbed in the back by his own family.
Joffrey Lannister is still on the Iron Throne, but his uncle, Renly Baratheon, also felt he had the right to claim the throne and he received help from House Tyrell.
Tyrion Lannister arrived in King’s Landing to become the hand of the king, only to almost succcumb during the Battle of the Blackwater and then to be cast aside by his own father, Tywin.
Then there is Stannis Baratheon, also still in it to win it, and he is being helped by Melisandre (Carice van Houten).
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen is still on Essos with her three
dragons, Jon Snow is still a captive of the Wildlings, and the last
episode ended with Sam Tarly trying to hide from an army of White Walkers.
Game of Thrones is an HBO series that started in April 2011. The series is based on the epic fantasy book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R.R. Martin. It's premise is about a power struggle for the Iron Throne between seven noble families on the fictional continent Westeros.
GAME OF THRONES - APRIL EPISODES DESCRIPTIONS
Episode #22: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Sansa (Sophie Turner) says too much. Shae (Sibel Kekilli) asks Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) for a favor. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) finds a way to pass the time. Arya (Maisie Williams) runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Written for television by Vanessa Taylor; directed by Daniel Minahan.
Episode #23: “Walk of Punishment”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Tyrion shoulders new responsibilities. Jon (Kit Harington) is taken to the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) meets with the slavers. Jaime strikes a deal with his captors.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by David Benioff.
Episode #24: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The Night’s Watch takes stock. Varys (Conleth Hill) meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Daenerys exchanges a chain for a whip.
Written for television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Alex Graves.
Episode #25: “Kissed by Fire”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
The Hound (Rory McCann) is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged by men. Jon proves himself; Robb (Richard Madden) is betrayed. Tyrion learns the cost of weddings.
Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alex Graves.