Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)


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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Air date: Apr 1, 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.


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…

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 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…

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

Apr 11, 2019 | 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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 2

  • 6d ago
    Season 2 did not disappoint in any means.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    the politics and action are raised in this amazing adaptation of a clash of kings
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Game of Thrones returns in full force with a thrilling second season that is mindbending, brutal, and ominous.
  • Jul 02, 2019
    This an amazing season and it has some of the best twists and not to mention the Battle of Black Water Bay which was great. This set up for the 3rd season perfectly just like the 1st season for the 2nd. We get a lot of character development with Arya, Daenerys, Robb, Theon, Jaime, and the rest of the Lannisters.
  • Jul 01, 2019
    The cracks in the writing begin to show with this season.
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Don't waste your time. Ending destroys the whole thing. Creators failed HUGE
  • Jun 05, 2019
    Game of Thrones is still my favorite show and I loved this season even more than the first. The lead ensemble cast were outstanding especially Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Charles Dance, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Michelle Fairley, John Bradley, and Sibel Kekilli. Gwendoline Christie, Stephen Dillane, Carice van Houton, Natalia Tena, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Rose Leslie, Gemma Whelan, Conleth Hill, Aidan Gillen, and Iain Glen also gave fantastic performances. The writing and storytelling are even more remarkable this season. The visual effects were more excellent this season especially the wildfire explosion, the baby dragons, and the shadow demon that killed Renly Baratheon. The makeup is still great especially all of the stab and cut wounds. The outfits and costumes were terrific especially the blue and gold dress the Emilia Clarke wore as Daenerys and the lavender dress that Sophie Turner wore as Sansa. The fighting and battle scenes were very well executed and choreographed. All of the sets and scenery are just remarkable. The music and score were great just like last season especially the song The Rains of Castamere featured in the end credits of episode nine. Also the White Walkers in the last scene of the season was so cool and creepy, I loved it. Definitely another A+ season.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    Another great season with the story really staring to ramp up, as always terrific acting and production. "Blackwater" is absolutely stunning visually.
  • Jun 02, 2019
    Season 2 has many good moments but completely lost my interest a few times
  • May 29, 2019
    Great 2nd season! Better than the 1st season with more characters and farewell to others that I was stunned to see go... Game of Thrones characters are fro everyone! Some you cheer for others you hate but still can't stop watching. A great show!

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