Re: Game of Thrones and other TV shenanigans
Beric Dondarrion is a character they can really mess up. He's minor but important (and a good character), so I hope they get the feeling right.
You aren't supposed to like Stannis though. The whole thing seemed stupid rather than the intelligent, cold calculating ruler he's supposed to be. People don't LIKE Stannis. People would like a leader willing to risk dangers with his men - which was supposed to be the whole goodwill that Tyrion was to get for defending the city by actually fighting. Of course...
Qarth has been boring. but then, I've found most of danaery's chapters are pretty boring after the exits of Drogo and Viserys. The good news is that they'll pick up a bit with Strong Belwas and Whitebeard. The Houses of the Undying should be a good finale though.
It's amazing to me that, unlike in the real world, people on the internet will wear "everyone thinks I'm a moron" as a badge of honour.