Game of Thrones > Game of Thrones Review: "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things" > Comments Page 2
Madhuresh: I dare say I am completely lovable.
Piecar: While I understand your point of view. BE PATIENT. Are we so bloodthirsty that we can't sit back and watch this mind blowing game of chess? Not every moment needs to be action packed for it to be entertaining. And I'm not saying that's what you want. But...
SPOILERS EP 1-4
I think incest, forced marriage, attempted murder, wolf rippings of throats, wolf euthanasia, death by jousting, gang bangs, and Tyrion in general is PLENTY to make up for all the talking. But, all the talking is what got me hooked in the first place.
@piecar - Trust me, this series is full of action. I've never read anything with such a high main-character body count. And you'll be happy to know that people start killing people next episode.
And let us not forget: regal incest, two attempts at infanticide, several savagings by wolves, the bitch-slapping of princes, and the realization that the main character's best friend is just about the worst king ever. And this is the part of the story that's all about court intrigue.
It'll curl your toes. Trust me.
I love you Annabella.
Hey, does anyone ever DO anything in the books? There has been nothing but talking for four episodes now. Is the book series just a soap opera with swords like this is? I mean, we are given a purported Warrior King, and the most violent thing he's done is to enjoy doggystyle a little too much. There's a ton of talk about this battle and that battle, but no battles. It really seems like a political thriller with bucklers and corsets.
Now, don't get me wrong. I like a lot of the characters here. Ned is my go-to upstanding Kentish type. Roguish Tyrion is played to perfection by Pete Dinklage (he's just killin' the role! Liked him since The Station Agent). And it's not that I don't like me a little intrigue, but this is shmaltzy so far. I was hoping for something along the lines of the Spartacus series, intrigue but people DOING something.
I am a huge fan of HBO shows so I saw the Ads for this particular one and being a huge fantasy nerd, I decided to give it a shot. Ho, man am I glad I did. After the first episode I ran out and got the book and I have been reading along with watching. I had never even heard of this series before and I am completely hooked. So, being new to the series I can give my first impressions.
My favorites. Jon Snow: Lovable, kind, and somewhat tortured. He lets himself go every once and a while and can be happy. but, I feel him tugging at my heartstrings quite often. (can one be in love with a fictional character? meh who cares :P )
Tyrion: While I LOVE his snarky comments (and the unceremonious bitch slapping of Joffery)I find myself unwilling to trust him completely. I know how horribly he was treated and that he SEEMS to be siding with the Starks over his... ahem... "family" but I still am reserving judgment on his loyalties.
Arya: Spitfire, strong, and smart. She reminds me most of myself.
Re: "I was left wondering whether Viserys might me soft in the head"
I don't think this is a spoiler, as I think the show has given us enough info to know this at this point, but Viserys is the product of a long history of inbreeding amongst the Targaryens. His father was "the mad king," after all.
In the books someone (possibly Master Aemon) indicates that the Targaryen line at this point produces equal parts exceptional men/women (Rhaegar, Dany) and captains crazypants (Aerys, Viserys).
I'm a viewer who has never read the books and Tyrion, along with Jon Snow and Ayra, is my favourite character. Peter Dinklage is fantastic. From what I've read, he's coming across so strongly, he's considered the series' best hope for an Emmy nod.
@Brittanie - The book series is "A Song of Fire and Ice" by George R. R. Martin. The first book is "A Game of Thrones."
Tyrion has come across as a nice guy in a horrible family and he gets his good deeds in under the radar. I was bummed to find out that he seems to be framed with the dagger storyline. I really hope the Mother Stark comes around cause i really do like his storyline. I have not read the books(would like to) and have not missed an episode.
Are the books titled the same as the show? I have not missed any of the episodes and would like to get more "intouch" with the story line.
@casey - thank you!!! He was Chris! Oh I hope his role grows. It was killing me not to know where I had seen him before. He was great on Skins, he'd make a great King's Bastard. More please!
Good question about Tyrion. I also think his character has come across well in the show, but it's the nature of the medium that you get a little less insight into each character and what makes them tick compared to a book. Maybe that would limit his appeal somewhat. I'm also curious as to what people who haven't read the novels think of him thus far.
The actor that plays Gendry is Joe Dempsie, who has also starred in Skins.
I only just started reading the books on my Kindle, am about halfway through the first one, and I still couldn't help but scream, "HODOR!!!" at the top of my lungs when I saw him. :D Same goes for Samwell, actually.
Hey Greg....I did and I thought it was another great feat of casting. I especially love that he has lived so long. Many worlds wouldn't find much use for a gentle man whose only spoken word was his name.
Did anyone else who's read the books mark out a little when they saw Hodor? I know I did. :D HODOR!!!
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