I was worried that Prince Oberyn Martell would get written out of the HBO series, but good news: his character was cast:
Excellent! I guess this means we'll see Tyrion's trial by combat.
The most anticipated new role coming to the fourth season of Game of Thrones has been filled.
Prince Oberyn Martell will be played by Chilean actor Pedro Pascal, who has previously had arcs on CBS The Good Wife, ABCs Red Widow and USAs Graceland.
For those who havent read the books, heres a spoiler-free description of the character: Oberyn is a brash, charming, cunning prince of Dorne (part of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros). His sister Elia was brutally murdered by the Lannister knight Gregor The Mountain Clegane when Mad King Aerys was overthrown by Robert Baratheon and the Lannisters. In season four, Oberyn comes to Kings Landing with revenge on his mind.
Also: Nearly every Thrones character has a nickname and Oberyn has one of the coolest: The Red Viper.
This was a tough one, say showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss about the casting. The Red Viper is sexy and charming, yet believably dangerous; intensely likable, yet driven by hate. The boys love him, the girls love him, and he loves them all back. Unless your last name is Lannister. We found a fellow who can handle the job description and make it seem effortless. He wasnt easy to find and he wont be easy to stop.
HBO hasnt yet announced its Comic-Con plans, but if youre headed to San Diego, its safe to assume Thrones will have a presence this year. Game of Thrones returns in 2014.
My wife fell in love with True Blood, so she decided we should subscribe to HBO. During that time, I introduced her to Game of Thrones, which she has fallen in love with. As we missed season 3, I pointed her to HBO togo. We've been glued to the computer screen for a while. I've read the books, she hasn't.
Her only negative comment was that True Blood has more eye candy for the women. She like the guy that plays the Alpha werewolf. She shays Eric is ok, but a tad skinny in her book. she like her men with beef on them Or course, I have to refrain from commenting on the women, though I think it's a tie between the two shows. Which tells me, men are less picky then women. lol. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
Eric actually used to be more buffed earlier in the show when he had longer hair, After that season ended and when the next season began, he had cut his hair and looked like he slimmed down. -- "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo
I was rewatching S03E10. After Tywin delivers this delicious line, "A king who must say 'I'm the king' is no true king", Joeffrey becomes emotional and yells at his grandpa. He accuses him of cowering at Castely Rock while his "father" Robert B. won the real war.
I'm interested to know if this is historically accurate, politically speaking?
I think the Freys did the same thing. Tywin clearly played his cards better. Joffrey doesn't understand anything except an obvious threat and naked strength. -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
He accuses him of cowering at Castely Rock while his "father" Robert B. won the real war.
Another interesting perspective is that Robert then gets fat and is essentially murdered by his wife, and she dispenses with two of his Hands as well.
Tywin never went out of style. S4 spoiler: Up until the very last moment, anyways. -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Joff is a product of Cersei--full of spite and suspicion, good at alienating his closest allies and generally screwing up everything.
I bet she was all for killing him once he refused to sleep with her--she knew she would never have power over him if he was immune to her only weapon. -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Nope. She was just as surprised as everyone when Joff killed him. This is why Tywin made Tyrion hand, because Cersei had not control over Joffrey. Ned was much more valuable alive than dead. They could have used him for so much leverage. It's detailed in the books. -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
Nope. She was just as surprised as everyone when Joff killed him. This is why Tywin made Tyrion hand, because Cersei had not control over Joffrey. Ned was much more valuable alive than dead. They could have used him for so much leverage. It's detailed in the books.
It's even detailed in the show. -- What smells like blue?
Cersei certainly killed Jon Arryn, but Joff is the one who made the last minutes surprise decision to kill Eddard.
Book spoiler: I thought that Lysa revealed that the murder of Jon Arryn was planned by Littlefinger in the final A Storm of Sword's Sansa chapter. There was no mentioning of Cersei directing Littlefinger to poison Jon Arryn. Could you please let me know which chapter in A Feast for Crow point to Cersei? I am rereading AFFC and ADWD right now.
Shit, you're right. Forgot about that. Littlefinger convinced Lysa to poison Jon after Jon found out about the Cersei/Jaime incest. Sorry about that. I blame Krisnatharok. Teach me to take what he says at face value. That means now he is wrong on both counts! -- Play DSLr Mafia: »Pub Games
The whole plot of the first book/season points to Cersei as the culprit of Jon Arryn's death. He figured out that Joffrey was a product of incest and not a son of the king's. Then he was killed. Ned's own detective work followed.
I don't remember the specific chapter you're referencing, but Lysa is not the most sane of characters. It's been a while since I read the books so there may be something I'm forgetting.
EDIT: Whoops seems I was corrected while I was typing! -- The world was movin' she was right there with it and she was
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