HBO has finally premiered "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, April 17, followed with a release of preview to the second episode. Things are getting complicated with Bran's fate remains in doubt after witnessing a love affair.
Ned, who has agreed to become the King's Hand, is warned that a war is coming. He leaves Westeros with daughters Sansa and Arya, while Catelyn stays behind to tend to Bran. Jon Snow heads north to join the brotherhood of the Night's Watch.
In the meantime, Tyrion decides to forgo the trip south with his family, and opts to join Jon in the entourage heading to the Wall. Viserys bides his time in hopes of winning back the throne, while Daenerys focuses her attention on learning how to please her new husband Drogo.
Having been deemed one of the most anticipated new series in 2011, "Game of Thrones" has gotten positive reviews. The Hollywood Reporter says it "has all the elements that lure viewers to shows like 'The Sopranos'."
In its review, Entertainment Weekly says its distinction in setting and tone makes the show "rise immediately far above such history-based costume dramas as 'The Borgias', 'Camelot', or 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena'." The site also praises the way the series sticks to the text of the book by George R. R. Martin on which is based.
"The Kingsroad", the second episode of the drama fantasy series, will air Sunday, April 24 on HBO.