So far, I am loving season 2, but have a few gripes.
-Daenerys needs to STFU already. Repeating "I am Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons, of the old blood of Vaeleria, and I will take what is mine BLA BLA BLA" over and over and over. She has NOTHING. No army, no ships, no money. Just a rockin' body. She wasn't even smart enough to have her most prized possession be guarded. I liked her in season 1, but all she seems to be doing this season is wander off and babble like a child.
-Theon Greyjoy is a cunt. And it's sad that the actor that portrays him is one of the least talented of the cast because it makes it worse.
Now, onto the positive (mostly about episode 6 of last night):
-Tyrion bitchslapping Joffrey was absolute gold. I actually cheered.
-Snow's storyline is finally getting interested. Laughed my ass off at the spooning scene.
-Brandan is awesome.
-Tywin and Arya's scenes together are by far, some of the strongest acting material we've seen so far on the show. That little girl can act her ass off and Tywin seemed to genuinely respect Arya.
-The Hound is also awesome.
-I like Robb a lot. He's the only adult character which hasn't annoyed me even once so far.
Apparently they made the king gay for no reason. According to my friend he wasn't gay in the books.
Shameless plot to attract that target audience? What is this, true blood?
Usually GOT isn't bad with these things. Even the sex scenes are there because they add something to the story (Gotta love spartacus though). The gay scene with the brother in law added nothing to the story and was unnecessary since it wasn't in the books.
Unless ofcourse my friend and someone correct me. -- I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.
@alcohol: Renly was clearly gay in the books. Implied yes, but strongly. No sex scenes. That's for the idiots who watch (too many fucking sex scenes. There's so few, if any, in the books. Fuck you, Littlefinger, and your screen time stealing brothel scenes).
@tiger: The last episode makes me want to tear my hair out. Dany does not act like that. What, did a teenager write that little speech of hers on the steps? Made me feel ashamed for her.
Too many discrepancies in the last episode from the books. Sure, I understand some characters need left out, we need to consolidate the gods so people can keep up. I get that. But changing plot devices on a whim?
No Reeds? If they don't show up soon, I'm going to personally bitch slap Martin for allowing their exclusion.
The end of the most recent episode is pure bullshit. None of it happened in the books. There's so much plot, why make shit up?! If next week's episode follows suit, Martin's getting a fronthander with the bitch slap. Plot device to get her to the House of the Undying my ass.
Lastly, Sandor is the fucking man. Love Arya. Tywin is perfect. Theon can't act his way out of a paper bag, but at least it took a few swings to behead Cassel. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
Dany's dragons being stolen makes her look even more of a child then when she gave her "speech". Hopefully she earns audience respect back in future episodes.
I don't see how they can do it without the Reeds. Bran must meet them on the road with Osha and Hodor. I mean, shit, it can't just be Hodor and Bran heading north. Seriously.
On a side note, Roose Bolton is perfect. Just how I pictured him, without long hair, of course. The eyes are dead, and he talks softly. No emotion. Love it. Can't wait to see the Bastard of Bolton. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
Oh, and I'm not as down on the actor who plays Theon as some of you, though I have to admit that he does his best acting when he's not talking, showing in his face the tension that he feels between loyalty to his family versus loyalty to the Starks.
Even though he was technically a hostage, he grew up like a son and brother in Winterfell. -- Verizon FIOS
I would bet money that's exactly what happened. A plot device to get her there. I am very excited to see how they handle that whole scene.
I believe next season we'll see the Bastard of Bolton arriving at Winterfell. He should have been there by now, as it was actually him who cut off Cassel's arm and kills him. We missed out on the whole Reek story when he comes into the castle disguised, then makes a deal with Theon. Since he's not cast yet, I don't see how he'll be in this season. Too many changes.
That girl in the camp with Robb? You know who that is right? Jeyne Westerling, lying about where she comes from and her name, Talisa. Has to be.
Another concern I have. How is Arya going to serve the god of many faces when he's been written out of the script? Jaqen speaks of R'holler (red god), and not the many faced god. I'm concerned over the butterfly effect of these little changes........ -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
Anytime Benioff and Weiss change something in the books they have to deal with major "butterfly effect" implications downstream because of the way that so many different plot strings are intertwined in the books.
In that regard I was happy to hear Bolton offering to send his bastard son to liberate Winterfell.
As you mentioned, he should have been there by now disguised as Reek, and Bastard Bolton makes Joffrey look like Mother Teresa, so they better work him into the plot pronto.
I can understand omissions because they simply can't fit every detail from the books onto the screen, and I still give Benioff and Weiss an 'A+' for how they have carried this off so far, but certain omissions have more far-reaching plot implications than others. -- Verizon FIOS
I'm sure they are planning for it. Martin is involved, so I have faith. And while I bitch, I know there are reasons for changes, additions, and omissions. I'm sure there is a lot of bargaining going on in that regard. Can't wait to see who they cast as Ramsay. Can't freaking wait. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games