‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Is Really Into Ladder Metaphors — TRAILER

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Throughout its seasons, Game of Thrones hits us with dazzling imagery, unpredictable plot twists, and deep-diving character examination… and yet, for some reason, it still can’t muster anything more than a few snapshots in its preview material.

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The latest trailer for the HBO series’ upcoming third season has us glaring deep into the eyes of each of the main characters — Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens alike deal us unblinking grimaces above a black background, while ominous metaphors are weaved in to score the video.

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We might not see anything new, nor do we really hear anything we haven’t before… but we can’t complain. That unmistakable spine-tingling sensation is ripe as ever with the new clip. Watch below, and catch Game of Thrones‘ third season starting Mar. 31.

[Photo Credit: HBO]

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.