HBO's second season of Game of Thrones is based on the second book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series—and maybe I'm remembering it wrong, but I recall that second book feeling like a bit of water-treading compared to the all-around awesomeness of the first book and the jaw-dropping holyfuckingshitwhattheFUCK-ness that goes down in the third book. But no, I have to be remembering wrong, because this preview for Game of Thrones' second season looks just... yes. Awesome. This. Now. I am childish and impatient and sick of waiting and want to see shit beyond the Wall and Dany's dragons and this is what I want to be watching tonight please, thanks.

haha, eff you stannis, you have no friends