It’s now one of the most highly anticipated shows on television. HBO’s series, Game of Thrones, based off the book series, The Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, has become a smash hit. Its an odd take of a fantasy world where magic, monsters, and myth are nothing more than a backdrop to various families fighting for power to become the ruler of the seven kingdoms. With a large budget and fantastic acting from mostly a group of unknowns and character actors, the series is now about to enter its fourth season starting in April, 2014.
Season 3 follows the ensemble cast on their many different and divergent journeys. King Stannis has returned to Dragonstone after his defeat at Blackwater. Can he regroup in time to hold onto power? Daenerys has headed to the slave islands looking for an army that she can use to head back to Westeros. Theon Greyjoy was last seen being taken away as a prisoner. The Lannisters and Tyrells have an unsteady alliance. The “King of the North”, Rob Stark, tries to regroup after his own army dwindles. Other characters like Samwell Tarly come to the forefront and begin to play an important role in the series.
Dark Discussions talks about all these things. Ponderings include the army of the unsullied, the brotherhood without banners, the red wedding, obsidian and the white walkers, Melisandre and the red god, the revolt of the black watch, the political intrigue of the Tyrells, and John Snow’s allegiance. Though this is volume 2 of our Game of Throne’s retrospective, the talk focuses mostly on Season 3.