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Excellent television yet a tad bit boring at the same time. Perhaps scattered is a better word, but when you're trying to write for so many characters, kings and families, it's quite difficult to get it all in in one hour. Little Finger is an interesting character - far more sinister in the television series. He'd better watch his back. I agree that aside from Tyrion, there is no central character so the viewer tends to get a little lost.
The only thing I have trouble with is that ever since ned stark's death we lack a central character to hold things together. It really didnt bother me until I watched borgias right after thrones and was impressed by how everything revolved around jeremy irons. I know these are completely different shows but right now the series seems like a series of vignettes. The closest to a new ned stark might be tyrian. He dominates all the scenes he is in. This is still my favorite show and hope it follows true blood and does not follow the books. Especially when it comes to certain characters like robb stark.
I am about to buy the book set, but as for season 1 and so far season 2, this show skyrocketed to my number 1. Followed closely by Walking Dead, the Borgias, and yes I still love the Killing. I think of all the persons destined for the throne, Danny will end up with the best hand after she finds her oasis and her dragons eat and mature answering to her as steadfast as the Stark's wolves. I do think Tob and especially Bran will be the 2nd most formidable persons in time, mostly because of their upbringing, their courage, and most importantly, Bran seems to have some kind of supernatural element in him. Whoever, whatever, this series rocks and I know there will be lots of twists and turns shockwaves and great storytelling filled with heroes and antagonists, with my only regret that there is only 8 episodes left now. Man I love this show!
@Ed No Stannis is married to Lady Selyse of House Florent and they have a facially scarred daughter named Shireen (who they may have left out of the show). The reason why the men called her the "Red Queen" is because of the prevailing belief that Melisandre was Stannis' true Queen and that he was having sex with her. His actual wife was seen as sick and unattractive and Stannis hadn't really touched her since their daughter was born. So, no, HBO did not change this, although they verified the fact that Stannis had had sex with Melisandre which was merely speculated in the book.
Stannis is not married to Melisandra in the books. You see his wife for a split second in the first episode. How long ago did you read the books? The books make it more clear than the show does that he has a wife... Especially considering he has the ugly daughter with the scabies face begotten by her.
The Asha name change is because the Wildling woman who is with Bran all the time... her name is Osha. If you just hear them it can become confusing... ESPECIALLY considering the coming events. Hence the name change.
Nothing really happened but it was entertaining. How many troops does Joffrey have?
The secondary characters really make this show great.
I thought the pirate was hilarious, him wanting to 'take' the queen as well as the gold. And Bron becoming the city guard commander was awesome. He is a mercenary in every way. And Theon going home expecting to be the big man while his father firmly put him in his place (below his sister) was classic.
Can't get enough of this. I wish every episode was 2 hours long.
some of the humerous lines:
Tyrion (to Varys): You should try her fish pies.
Shae: Oh, he doesn't like fish pie.
Tyrion: How do you know?
Shae: Oh, I can tell.
In the books I thought that Stannis was married to Mellisandra, hence her title of The Red Queen. I don't mind the difference just don't get the reasoning behind it. Also the changing of Theon's sisters name seems silly. Its Asha in the novels and I forget her name on the show. The rest of the Greyjoy story is spot-on so far. I liked the Arya/Gendry arc the best of this episode. Stannis needs to be a bit more grim and dour. I dont feel the show is totally capturing the essence of Stannis.
I'm liking the changes so far from the books, but I am also worried of how they will tell the rest of the story with only 8 episodes left.
Really liking the Arya-Gendry friendship, its rare to see simple and clear relationships in this show.
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