It’s been some time since we’ve shared anything from our favorite zombie show. As we begin this new year expect AMC to begin promoting the hell out of The Walking Dead‘s return. The second half of season two premieres on February 12th and until then we’ll be feasting on clips, trailers, promo images – basically whatever scraps AMC feels like sharing.
To begin, here’s the first course, a short trailer followed by two clips…
I know Steven Moffat's other extremely popular television show with a rapid fan base is all the internet can talk about, and Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch have another movie whose trailer basically imploded my Twitter feed this week, but let’s talk about something else. Let’s talk about another show these three work on which is phenomenal in its own right, Sherlock.
This modernization of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic sleuth is one of the best adaptations. I know people rave about Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law’s recent action-packed movies, and no, I haven’t seem them, and yes, a pox on me for not, but whenever I watched those trailers I couldn’t help but think, “Huh? So, it’s Tony Stark without the iron suit and his humor and manners are slightly more refined. Oh, and he’s a super detective instead of a super computer genius.” Again, haven’t seen the movies so I’m sure this isn’t a fair judgement, but he doesn’t come off as Holmes.
Cumberbatch on the other hand. Whoa. This dude breathes the role. It’s uncanny how he so wonderfully exemplifies the calculating and detached Holmes. And his rapport with Freeman? I know the fans squee over the tension and subtext between Downey and Law, but I don’t think they’ve got anything on this Holmes-Watson bromance. And I apologize for using that unflattering term, but somehow calling their relationship homosocial doesn’t do it justice either. Regardless, the two are halves of the same coin and couldn’t function without the other.
Sherlock returns to BBC One on January 1st at 8:10pm, and to US television sometime in May. Grr. Thankfully, with the wonders of modern technology I’m sure many of us won’t have to wait quite that long. In the meantime you can catch up on the first season available to stream through Netflix.
And if that’s not enough to tide you over, above and below are some clips from season two.
Finally we’re given more than a silly, incredibly short, shows nothing, teaser to tide us through the long winter before Game of Thrones returns in April of next year. In this behind-the-scenes featurette, HBO gives us our first look at season two of their wildy succesful series. It’s a spoiler free video, for the most part. You get your first glimpse of Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), Melisandre (Carice van Houten), Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and there are plenty of returning faces, but, sadly, you won’t get any actual clip from the show.
What you do have is a lot of production talk as show creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.They share their challenges with a second season and their hopes for the series’ future.