‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Character Featurettes: Jon Snow & Joffrey

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Yesterday we rounded up a new Game of Thrones season 2 trailer and a few character featurettes that update us on the status of Daenerys Targaryen and Renly Baratheon in season 2.

HBO is continuing the marketing rollout to the sophomore season of their acclaimed show by offering two more character featurettes – this time focusing on Jon Snow’s trek into the frozen north beyond the wall, and King Joffrey’s attempt to hold his throne in the southern city of King’s Landing.

In case you missed our  Game of Thrones season 2 character guide, we’ve included a brief synopsis of where both Jon Snow and Joffrey are at the start of season 2, while the featurettes will explain where they are headed:

Eddard Stark’s bastard son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) found his place on The Wall as a brother of the Night’s Watch, only to head North beyond the wall in the company of Watch commander Lord Mormont and a team of rangers. Their mission is to locate the missing villages of wildlings, track down the missing Benjen Stark and his rangers, and investigate the mystery of the White Walkers’ return. But the night is dark and full of terrors, as Jon Snow may soon find out…

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Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) now sits the Iron Throne of Westeros. Though he thinks himself the son of the late king Robert, Joffrey was actually born of the incest between his mother Cersei Lannister and his uncle/father, Jamie Lannister. By killing Ned Stark, Joffrey has sparked war with the North, and his questionable lineage has made Robert’s brothers Renly and Stannis take up arms in dispute of the boy king’s claim. While Joffrey might be fancying his throne right now, the swords are slowly but surely gathering at his gates. And with his cruel nature, Joffrey could end up making enemies out of his subjects, as well.

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Game of Thrones season 2 premieres April 1st, 2012 on HBO @9pm. Check out season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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  1. Game Of Thrones was on life support for me
    after the ignominious dispatch of Stark
    and mortally wounded after Khal
    met his own wasted death.

    Other than seeing the weasel Joffrey get
    whacked my interest is strictly passing.

    • Robert Palmar

      You should read the books if you haven’t. You CANNOT think of this as your standard TV show – where plotlines are wrapped nice and easy and bad guys get what they deserve.

      You also quickly realize from the book: Ned Stark isn’t a hero – he’s a frackin idiot.

      • I am judging the show as a show and
        not as a reader and follower of the books.
        Any film or TV production should be judged
        on its own merits and not require reading books.

        On the show Ned Stark was not frakin idiot :)
        He was a noble hero I had invested in.
        A classic hero which I have since
        discovered Martin cares little for.

        I was rooting for Khal more than anyone.
        And again he fell by the wayside pointlessly.
        Mamoa’s star turn there had enormous potential.

        As a show both Stark and Khal were by far
        the most charismatic figures and who remains
        are not very compelling frankly and I just don’t care.

        I sense from fans of the books these characters
        are quite different from the show but I do
        not have that investment in them.

        My impression of Martin is he creates
        a wonderful canvas of rich characters but
        in the end underutilizes them or misuses them.

        But I like C.S. Lewis and Tolkien and
        that is where I am coming from.

        • Even in the show, Eddard Stark acted extremely foolishly. I’ve never read the books; I’m just judging by his actions on the show. I could tell from the moment he stepped foot inside the capitol that he was in way over his head and was likely a dead man. Like his wife, he was brave but stupid, never truly grasping the big picture or understanding how easily he was being manipulated and outsmarted. This, to me, makes a more compelling drama than making him just another “hero that saves the day.”

          • Martin made him a fool for being honorable.
            That is quite different from actually being a fool.

            I did not expect Stark to save the day but
            an honorable man deserves an honorable
            death and Stark’s was more a stunt.

            It was designed to shock more than anything.
            I am not sure what values have meaning to
            Martin but I know I do not share his.

      • This is literally the first negative comment I’ve ever read about Game of Thrones. being a fan I have scowered the web curiously looking for one. Gratz

        • I might be the only voice in
          the wilderness on this one.

  2. Even my 61 year old mother (A massive Judge Judy fan) is excited about this. Whenever a trailer comes on, she never fails to comment how much she’d like to see Joffrey die. As do we all I suspect.

    Feel sorry for the actor playing him. I wonder how many people wanted to punch him in real life?

  3. can’t wait… April 1st can’t come fast enough… This and Breaking Bad are now the two best shows on TV. Winter is coming!!

  4. This season is going to rock.

  5. I would really love to punch that little ass in the face in real life….cant wait for april

    • You’re deluded and should be locked up

  6. @Ajeno: I think you are right and I wonder if he is ever gonna portray any likeable character on TV or in a movie ever again??
    Poor Jack Gleeson…

  7. James “Motherf******” Cosmo! Perfect Lord Commander.

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