Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

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Season 2
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

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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Audience Score

User Ratings: 5127
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Episodes

1
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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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

  • Oct 11, 2019
    Season 2 continues to add depth and richness to the characters and world established in season 1, while the various plot-lines are compelling. There is little to complain about, from the acting to the cinematography, to Ramin Djawadi's brilliant soundtrack.
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Good. Awesome battle scenes, somewhat slow plot but it gets there.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Building on everything that made the first season so good and with the endingof the first season, season two is a gateway for multiple fantastic character storylines. As always the plot and the story are getting stronger and the fantasy world is starting to develop into something interesting.
  • Sep 22, 2019
    una serie enorme que no deberes encariñarte con ningún personajes
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Really great actors, writing and well done special effects.
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Season 2 of Game of Thrones does a great job expanding on the world that was introduced in season 1. So much of this season adds to the worldbuilding, especially learning the variations of religion though-out Westeros. (Sadly, what happens in season 8 makes this season not as good once you know how pointless a lot of it is.)
  • Sep 07, 2019
    Even though I didn't care for this book in the series as much, it's one of the best seasons.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    The cracks are starting to show, but wow the Battle of Blackwater Bay delivers in so many ways.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    This show took everything that made the first season great and made it even better in this season.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Just another continuation of all of the best character Arcs, and some amazing action. A few of the many great moments in this season would be the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion's journey, and Tywin's conversation with Arya.

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