Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Street Date: February 19, 2013
Available On: DVD, Blu-ray/DVD Combo
The Film: With winter fast approaching the struggle for control of Westeros continues.
The Extras: Multiple Commentaries, Character Profiles, “Creating the Battle of Blackwater Bay,” “Game of Thrones: Inner Circle” and “The Religions of Westeros” featurettes.
Blu-ray Exclusive Extras: Hidden Easter Eggs, In-Episode Guide, Histories & Lore, War of the Five Kings
Recommendation: “Game of Thrones” is the best show on television. It’s epic, complex and engrossing. The performances are evenly excellent, the direction (which is handled by multiple directors) is seamlessly executed and the massive cast is spectacular. Yes, there are ample amounts of violence, nudity and vulgarities to be found within any given episode, but it never strays into the campy arena that Starz’s “Spartacus” occupies. I’ll admit that I miss Sean Bean’s presence, but that doesn’t diminish my love for the series nor the anticipation I feel leading up to the third season.
-Ryan Michael Painter