Game Of Thrones - The Complete Season Two

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday February 19, 2013

It was inevitable that after the shock and awe of Season 1 when viewers returned for more of the HBO Original Series "Game Of Thrones," it would be anything but all out war! With the tyrant "boy king" Joffrey taking the Iron Throne at King's Landing for himself, the Seven Kingdoms are no sooner plunged into a bloody campaign. Testing the metal of wills and the delicate alliances that have kept tensions at bay, the Second Season of "Game Of Thrones" raises the stakes of the award-winning drama set in the fantasy realm of author George R.R. Martin.

Cornered into choosing sides, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) positions himself at his nephew, Joffrey Baratheon's side as the new "hand of the king" while his cunning sister, Cersei (Lena Headey) makes apparent gestures to court power for herself. Tyrion fiercely prepares for the enemies of the kingdom to wrestle control and claim the control for themselves.

Most prominently gathering their forces are the brothers of the fallen king. Both Renly and Stannis want the Iron Throne, but from Winterfell, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) wants nothing more than to avenge the murder of his father, the noble Ned Stark (Sean Bean) who lost his life taking the sinister secret of the corrupt Lannister's with him. Now his widow seeks to help her son amass an army to take King's Landing throne over Cersei's dead body.

All the while Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) continues to seek help to reclaim her birthright to the Iron Throne and command of the Seven Kingdoms. With her dragons now growing, her claim to power shifts the balance, though will there be any kingdoms to claim or subjects to rule, as the battle escalates - and winner takes all?

Wrought with all the political intrigue you would expect, the masterful adaptation of these best-selling fantasy novels, continues to translate into some of the most captivating hours on television. "Game Of Thrones" - The Complete Second Season is beyond an immersive experience taking the avid fan into the finely detailed world of Martin's books come to life. Bonus features reveal the clash of the kings with in-depth backstories on the five kings claiming the Iron Throne.

In-episode guides will help to keep track of the players on the board, further explore the lands of the Seven Kingdoms, and even take you behind "The Wall" with the Night's Watch. Take the oath and enter into another season. The game is on, and the stakes have never been higher.

"Game Of Thrones" The Complete Second Season
Available in a 5-disc Blu-ray set for $79.98
with DVD and Digital Downloads

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".