I love the GRRM Blackwater commentary more than anything. Hearing him ramble about helmets for twenty minutes off and on is just so George.
“He should be wearing a helmet.” x infinity
GQ has named Game of Thrones‘ season two episode “Blackwater” the best episode of television in 2012.
They have a comprehensive interview with producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, writer George R. R. Martin and director Neil Marshall, where they delve into the process of making the episode, and reveal they begged an additional $2 million for the budget to make the episode.
The GQ article is really interesting. “Blackwater” director Neil Marshall was an absolute last-minute replacement when the previous director’s father became ill.