HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones is promising to be unlike anything else on TV. While there have been TV shows that take place in a fantasy realm, Thrones looks like it will have a scope far beyond sword-fighting in a forest and not using contractions. HBO has released a new preview of the show that takes a look at the setting and the various lands and environs the characters inhabit. After watching this preview, I couldn’t help but wonder how this information will be introduced organically into the show.
Hit the jump to check out the preview. Game of Thrones stars Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Mark Addy, Kit Harrington, and Tamzin Merchant. The series premieres April 17th.
By a time a show reaches its fifth season, it’s in an awkward place. It’s established what made it popular but if it keeps using that established trait, then the show gets stale, it dies, and too many shows avoid this natural selection by either indifferent audiences who don’t want any evolution in their show or by networks who are too scared to replace it with a new show that may not even build up an audience in the first place.
So where does “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” go? We know it’s meaner than hell, features the most unlikable cast possible, and pushes its characters to unbelievable stupidity. Well, as it turns out, they can perfect all this and then up their game by having the actors announce that they’ve just mastered comedic performance. Hit the jump to find out why the newest season of TV’s meanest comedy may be its best yet.