Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

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Season 2
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Game of Thrones follows up a strong debut with an even better second season, combining elegant storytelling and vivid characters to create a rich fantasy world.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 1, 2012
2
Air date: Apr 8, 2012
3
Air date: Apr 15, 2012
4
Air date: Apr 22, 2012
5
Air date: Apr 29, 2012
6
Air date: May 6, 2012
7
Air date: May 13, 2012
8
Air date: May 20, 2012
9
Air date: May 27, 2012
10
Air date: Jun 3, 2012

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The cold winds of winter are rising in Westeros...war is coming...and five kings continue their savage quest for control of the all-powerful Iron Throne. HBO presents Season 2 of this epic series based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Ralph Ineson
as Dagmer Cleftjaw
Nonso Anozie
as Xaro Xhoan Daxo
Nicholas Blane
as Spice King
Ron Donachie
as Rodrik Cassel
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Forbes KB
as Black Lorren
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Ian Whyte
as White Walker
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Karl Davies
as Alton Lannister
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Roy Dotrice
as Pyromancer Hallyne
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Fintan McKeown
as Amory Lorch
Callum Wharry
as Tommen Baratheon
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Aimee Richardson
as Myrcella Baratheon
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Eros Vlahos
as Lommy Greenhands
Wilko Johnson
as Ser Ilyn Payne
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Anthony Morris
as The Tickler
Oliver Ford Davies
as Maester Cressen
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Sam Callis
as Goldcloak
Amy Dawson
as Captain's daughter
Jonathan Ryan
as Iron Island Priest
Jer O'Leary
as Lordsport dockhand
Derek Reid
as Ros's dissatisfied customer
Patrick Fitzsymons
as Reginald Lannister
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Josephine Gillan
as New prostitute
Dennis Stokes
as Male prostitute
Pat Mooney
as Northern Lord
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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News & Interviews for Game of Thrones: Season 2

Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 2

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (19)

Game of Thrones is absurd in its ambition and scope.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Peter Dinklage's Tyrion is the series' MVP, but there's not a single character without meat on their bones. Unless you count the White Walkers.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones nonetheless is an undertaking worth applauding for its audacity if not always for its overall senses of direction or cohesion.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

TV's best (but do your homework before diving in).

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

That Thrones remains so utterly unpredictable makes it even more mesmerizing.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Once you sort out all the teams and players, Game of Thrones falls together like a good Western.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones gets off to a fantastic start with its second season premiere.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 2 of Game of Thrones gets more expansive, even literally - it covers more ground, roams new corners of the kingdom, even introduces new characters.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Because of the limits set within the books, the screenwriters have to choose how to make the most out of every line written. For just 10 hours this season, I don't envy them, and yet it's fascinating watching it unfold.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The season 2 finale did justice to nearly every character and subplot, and it tied them all together under a unified thematic umbrella that gave significant weight and meaning to every part of this vast, wide-ranging fantasy epic.

Sep 26, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The second season has more fantasy elements than the first, but otherwise it's largely more of the same.

Apr 8, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

[Game of Thrones] is a great political epic, in which the nature of power and government is questioned, over and over again, and it's left to the audience to come up with its own disquieting answers.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 2

  • Jan 07, 2020
    Another great season, it did not disappoint
  • Jan 05, 2020
    great season and character development
  • Jan 01, 2020
    A slow start pays off in spectacular fashion in the penultimate episode.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    The second season is even better. Tight Writing from George R. R. Martin and consequences for every character choice is what makes the series a gripping watch.
  • Dec 28, 2019
    Enthralling, still captures the essence of the first seasons while presenting new stakes and characters. Not disappointed, hungry for more!
  • Dec 23, 2019
    Overall better and more consistent than the first season. The season finale of the first is more hype, but this one still finishes out strong. The exploitation is still there but not as gross in this season.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    As close to perfect as it gets.
  • Dec 22, 2019
    way to much talking make a show for people to actually watch
  • Dec 20, 2019
    Game of Thrones cements itself as a drama with real consequences. Death is like breathing on this show, and I absolutely love it. (A-)
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Very fun to watch because of storys and character arcs.

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