Game Of Thrones: Season 2 #GoTNOWTV #MarchMarathon

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The night is dark and full of terrors so says Redlay Melisandre.  Are you confused? Season 1 was all winter and now Game of Thrones has taken a sharp turn and it’s night. Winter isn’t yet upon us but a darkness has settled over Westeros. The hand to the King Ned Stark was executed just like the previous Hand because he had learnt the secret. However so has everyone else at the very beginning of season 2 – Joffrey is not the rightful heir and should not be sitting on the Iron Throne. He’s the bastard child a  product of incestous love between Cersei and her brother Jaime. There are more kings springing up all over Westeros and a number of them wish to claim their “rightful” place as the one true king and sit on the Iron Throne.

A central theme to season 2 is love in it’s main forms: familial, parental, incestous, forbidden and romantic. Rob Stark has won 3 battles against the Lannisters and he wants the North to be independent from the South. Catelyn Stark now a widow just wants her two girls back from the devious and cunning hands of the Lannisters and her maternal love is her weakness when she allows Jaime Lannister to be transported back by Brienne of Tarth.  Another mother is born in the renaissance of Daenerys and her dragons – really – the mother of dragons. But what of Arya and Sansa. Treachrous betrayal by Theon Greyjoy when he chooses his love of his father over the fraternal love that was once so strong between himself and Rob Stark.

And what of the terror: the slaughtering of all the remaining bastard children of the late King Robert Baratheon by a fearful Joffrey and the dark powers of Redlay Melisandre to kill from a distance and her new god of fire and light.

The mysterious Jon Snow who finally meets and captures a Wildling and the spark of forbidden love ignites between him and Ygrette. Look out for the White Walkers, yes they do exist, spoken of in hushed tones in season 1.

Survival is everything now for those who remain and fear is strong – the fear of losing power. Cersei wants to do everything to protect her child but fears her hold over him is slipping. He is after all King and that was her doing. The master of survival Tyrion Lannister is still going strong and is now hand of the king, although that position does appear to be a sure path to a premature death – will he keep his head?

George RR Martin’s second book “A song of ice and fire” is the basis for season 2 of Game of Thrones.  Some series on such an epic scale as Game of Thrones might of played it safe and done everything to save major characters. Yet the power and refreshing authenticity of Game of Thrones is that nobody is safe: two major characters were killed off in season 1 – Ned Stark and Khal Drogo. Nobody is safe and with survival and love at the centre of season 2 who will you be hoping survives and which house should triumph: Lannister, Stark, Baratheon, Arryn, Greyjoy and Targaryen?

As well as every episode of Game of Thrones, NOW TV offers no contract access to the best in movies, sports, and entertainment. Whether you want to dip in and catch up on the latest shows, watch your favourite Sports team or entertain the family over the holidays, the NOW TV Passes put great entertainment at your fingertips –  just like magic. Simply put: NOW TV gives you the TV you really want, without any of the stuff you don’t.

In the run up to the launch of Season 5, NOW TV will be celebrating each Season by watching one per week before Season 5 airs on 13th April. So whether you’re a fan already or have never seen the show, there’s still time to catch up on the show that everyone will be talking about come April. Join NOW TV on the sofa from 10am each Saturday and midday each Sunday and make sure to follow @NOWTV, they’ll be giving away prizes each day. And to make the weekend of marathon Game of Thrones watching more bearable, NOW TV have given us x5 catch up kits to give away which include NOW TV Entertainment month passes, Game of Thrones official merchandise, a mug and snacks galore!

All you have to do to win one is follow us on twitter @brwc and tell us your fave GoT episode and why with the hashtag #GoTNOWTV.  Easy!

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