So, there's this show about people who wear old clothes and fight with swords and stuff, and people say it's pretty popular but there's no evidence to back that up. No one wants to watch a trailer for some show called Game of Thrones first thing Saturday morning, right? We didn't think so. No one would ever want to watch some show with personal conflicts and power struggles and love and hate and revenge plots, complete with swords and sandals and, if you're lucky, some dragons. That doesn't sound appealing. Who would like that?
Maybe some people do. Crazy people, that's for certain, ones that deserve to be sent to the loony bin. But here it is, just for the crazies, the first trailer for Game of Thrones' third season, which starts on March 31. Everyone is present and accounted for here. There are armies about-facing and Daenerys seems to have developed quite a following since we last saw her. Oh, and those dragons she has? They're here, too. That could lead to some fun things happening. Maybe. Rightful King Joffrey is still behaving like a twerp, and Peter Dinklage's Tyrion still looks like he's on the verge of backhanding him at any moment. It seems like people are going to fight a lot this season: there are cuts of armies not only about-facing, but guys with swords swinging at each other. One guy even has a flaming sword, with is pretty cool, if you're into that kind of thing. Oh, and there are sexy parts, with the medieval kissing and the groping, but this is not a red band trailer, so no boobs. Silly green bands! They ruin everything.
We'll stop blabbing and let you watch all the swords and dragons and sexy bits for yourself. We still don't believe anyone would like any of that stuff. Who likes dragons? Who likes sexy bits?
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