December is the fastest month, not as measured by calendar days, but by the realization that the year is somehow almost over, for reals this time. Not to mention the rapidly-growing list of to-dos that need to be done before the holidays (later this week, I’m going to reveal my secret for accomplishing one of those quickly and gorgeously!), plus you need to find time for all the good stuff that comes out around this time of year: quality Oscar-bait movies, gingerbread lattes, the 94391242nd reshowing of It’s a Wonderful Life on TV.
So sometimes, it’s a bit of a relief to get excited about something that isn’t happening in the next 22 days. For me, that surge of excitement has crested every time I’ve seen a billboard like the one above, advertising the next season of Game of Thrones. It’s difficult to convince anyone to like something so clearly set in the world of fantasy, even if you tell them that it’s full of breathtakingly gorgeous shots, complicated characters, skilled acting, and (seriously, SO MUCH) sex & violence. So all I’ll do here is say that the Season 3 trailer/production diary came out today, and it is going to be AWESOME. The third book is most fans’ favorite, because everything (everything!!) happens. No book since then has kept up its breakneck pace, which is maybe a relief actually, and the question now is whether the third season will keep up with it. This trailer, while not really showing that much, is still very promising![youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yj0e0r_yLI%5D
(Photo courtesy of Daily Billboard)