The latest — and hopefully the final — trailer for the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones” arrived over the weekend, and for the first time, HBO is making use of a contemporary pop song to market the show, specifically Florence and the Machine. Personally, I like Florence and the Machine. But you know what? Florence and the Machine sounds about 4,000 times better when its accompanied by George R.R. Martin’s characters, snippets of what we can expect from season two — romance, war, swords, incest, violence, dragons, boobs! — and of course, Peter Dinklage. If there’s one thing that the trailer truly demonstrates about the second season it’s that, before it’s over, we’re going to hate Joffrey even more. You don’t treat Sansa like that without consequence.
Don’t make Tyrion open up his hand again, son.