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Game of Thrones

Ahh, this episode made me happy on so many levels.


Little yellow-haired shits! Well, one down, just a few more to go! (I speak of non-dragon Viserys, goodbye and good riddance you whiny little prat!) Daenereys was always infinitely more regal (even while eating a horse heart. There's so no PETA in this universe.) I didn't think we'd be rid of him so soon, but hallelujah! And without a drop of blood spilt. Clever Drogo!

As for the Lannisters, Tyrion continues to be fantastically awesome and the best politician in the bunch.

Ned = much, much smarter than given credit for. Sansa, you are definitely going to thank him later for not having to marry Joffrey. Whose status is... what? Not a prince, is he? Because you can be a bastard son of the king and have some status, but you can't really be a bastard son of the queen, unless Robert decides to keep things quiet, which I doubt.

I'm really unclear on who the guy in the Stark household -- who's not a Stark and not Jon Snow -- is. The one with the bow & arrow who saved Bran and the guy in love with the prostitute. Clearly he has no Stark blood in him because he's not at all attractive!

And wow, tomorrow makes the ONE YEAR anniversary of the Lost series finale.

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elliotsmelliot
May. 23rd, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
There's so no PETA in this universe.

No kidding! I kind of hope the horses and dire wolves unite to vanquish all humans.

Tyrion is above and beyond the best thing about this show.

Wow - a whole year since the end of Lost.
halfdutch
May. 24th, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
I don't care what the occasion, I really don't see how I could eat a horse heart, raw or otherwise!!

Tyrion << everyone, clearly!

And oof, getting a bit misty thinking about the end of Lost again. Jack + Vincent + THE END = ;_:
rogueapprentice
May. 23rd, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
Theon (the boy in the Stark household you're referring to) is Ned's ward, and he's of House Greyjoy. He became Ned's ward as a v. young kid and he's pretty much a prisoner of war. The Greyjoys rebelled against Robert's reign, and lost. The Greyjoys will become more important next season (I think, I haven't read the books in a while, but I think we hear more from them either in book 2 or 3). He's never been a particularly favorite character of mine (he was kind of a dick in the books, to me they've actually made him a bit more tolerable in the show).

Oddly enough, the Dothraki's horses are really important to them! Having Dany eat the raw horse heart, and keep it down, was important symbolism about the baby, or something. MAN, they made her a lot colder in that scene than she was in the books. There was no pity at all in her eyes at all!
halfdutch
May. 24th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Ahh, thank you! What would I do without you? You're like a walking, typing GoT wiki!

I can't really fault Dany for being cold toward her brother -- he just tried to kill her and her baby! But I suppose she should've had a pang of filial devotion there.
rogueapprentice
May. 24th, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Which is funny because it's actually been a while since I read the books! :D

I want to say, in the books, she was more...stunned and ultimately pitying? Like I don't even think she spoke, it was all internal thought that the thing in front of her wasn't even her brother anymore. But yeah, sorry as I felt for Viserys when he was pleading with her...he had it coming.
halfdutch
May. 24th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Well, you've got a big advantage in me, in having read them at all. The show holds up quite well for a non-reader but I do feel I am missing some context!

Viserys totally had it coming. I didn't feel the least bit sorry for him! Well, maybe that moment when he confessed no one had loved him like they loved her. But really, you have to earn that and he so never did.

Curious (but don't tell me) if Robert considers Dani more or less of a threat now.
rogueapprentice
May. 24th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it seems to be holding the non-book familiars' attention! I had wondered! There are always some things I forgot from the books, obviously can't remember everything and they've made a few subtle changes, but the big plot points aren't a surprise to me and I usually know what's going to happen.

I think it was the way the actor delivered it that made me feel so bad for him. And him calling her Dany. They don't go into it much in the show, but Viserys and Dany's childhoods sucked and sucked hard, and Viserys became a totally different person after over time, he used to be v. kind to Dany. But, yeah, life being rough, that's really no excuse to turn into an abusive prick. Dany's proving herself and earning love and respect, not demanding it out of entitlement.
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