As if we didn't need another reason to sit in front of our TV sets, baying for the Seven to increase the run of time so spring arrives a heck of a lot quicker than it usually does. For with spring comes Season 5 of Game Of Thrones.
And with the slow build that normally gathers around eagerly awaited releases, the teaser trail has been set alight by HBO's GoT cheeky site, Three Eyed Raven, that have, naturally, been very cryptic with their offerings for the new season.
The website had recently started its campaign of frustrating/exciting fans of the show by texting (yes, texting) those who have signed up to "receive visions of the future," in the form of little snippets of shots and characters...kinda like Bran's visions. Aha! I see where you're going, HBO. Wanna see the video?
Apologies for the teeny screen, but you get the drift. If there is a drift to get...
Over on GoT community site Watchers On The Wall, a user named Jared managed to decipher the garbled snippets...
-Sansa, staring straight ahead at the camera. The image was a bit distorted, like the effect that movies and TV sometimes use to dramatize someone waking up from a dream. Couldn't tell if it was part of the shot or an intentional effect, but the footage looked like it might be new.
-A shot of Tyrion (no beard) sitting in the dark, looking sullen. I'm pretty sure that this was old footage from when Oberyn visits him in "Mockingbird".
-A face carved into a Weirwood tree. Probably old footage – it looked similar to the one at which Bran had the vision in Season 4. However, even if it is new, there would be nothing to identify it as such since the face on the tree occupied the entire shot.
-A raven cawing. Possibly old footage. Didn't notice if it had three eyes or not.
-The Braavosi captain and Arya in rowboat, moving left to right across the screen. Some gray stones like those we saw from the filming reports of Kastel Gomilica behind them. Definitely new footage!
-A hand (it looked like it belong to a woman or a girl) trailing over a dark pool of water. Definitely new.
-Cersei, peering out from behind a ornate grate. It looked like she might be in a litter. Definitely new footage!
-The white book being closed. Possibly old footage, although I don't remember the exact angle of the shot from the show.
That really helped to clear things up! I'm super stoked for the return of, arguably, the greatest show on television (since Breaking Bad and True Detective), but is there much point in these teasers? Just give us a full fat trailer already!
What do you guys think?