05-01-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: Game of Thrones and other TV shenanigans
So, caught up. Still enjoy the show. Couple of points:
The Joffrey Whore scene. OK, we get it - Joffery is a sadistic fuck. Thing is, they went to far with this one. The cruelty he shows to people in court, especially Sansa, and his love of blood sport SHOULD be enough. I guess they need to make the point absolutely clear to the public... as if his production through incest isn't enough to make him the villain. I had felt they were going to go a slightly different route to explain his character - he greatly hated stories of his "father" Robert being unfaithful to his mother and I felt his character shunned the idea of being unfaithful himself. Nearly thought they were going to go that route of him chasing the whores from his room with his belt, which would have made him more of a character. But instead, "HARDER!!" with a twisted face. Boring.
Where the fuck is Pod? You'd think the TV show would realize they need him.
I'm going to revise my statement - I don't think Stanis is the worse cast. Loras. God do I hate staring at his emo, ugly mug. If you haven't read, he's supposed to be beautiful, nobel and devoted to honour above all else. He's supposed to be this paragon of knighthood. Instead, we have this scowling little brat who looks just about as ugly as Asha. No wait... uglier. Cat is prettier. I just don't like him. At. all. Put twenty pounds of muscle on Lancel and you have a better Loras. Of course, then you'd need another scrawny pretty boy.
Gonna miss the Queen of Thorns, but I think Margeary is the key Tyrell in this show.
Loving Brienne. Pretty much as I read her - she seems like a big oaf and a nothing and then the more time she spends in the story, the deeper the character becomes until you realize, hey, she's pretty important. They so far have that one right.
Wife and I are separated on Halfhand. She thinks he should have been a more giant of a man; I always prefered the crafty look of a man who's legend is much bigger than his is. Thoughts on that?
Lately, I've cooled on Stannis. His character is getting better, at least fitting with the Stannis I envisioned. More stern and final in his word. Still not physically as imposing, but it's beginning to work. Still, he's in the background a bit to play the Melisandre and Davos conflict as the central roll of this plotline. That is going well and should work prefectly once Battle of Blackwater is done. Hard to wait that long. However... that birth scene? Wife and I both said "whoa, wait... what happened to her genitalia?" Seems that the pregnant ladies have their vaginas twist underneath them so you can't see them... which I know isn't true because I get to see a naked pregnant woman daily. They stay in the same place.
Breasts get bigger, though.
Should add, a few episodes back when Stannis was lured into sex by Melisandre, for all the wrong reasons, I got a bit hot and bothered by it. I mean, to just wanted so bad to toss a naked woman onto your Westros War Table complete with model armies. Turned to the wife and said, "So are you also thinking about playing risk and then pausing halfway through to have sex on the board, too?" She was not.
Last point - Arya story still rules. Best part of the show.
EDIT: got too used to writing Thrones, cause I mean Queen of Thorns.
Last edited by ACt; 05-02-2012 at 10:54 AM.