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Jon Snow is definitely not boring, he's just doing what the rest of the realm SHOULD be doing but is too busy fighting petty wars. It'll be better in the future, especially with the mystery of his mother... ;)
As someone who read the first four books, the fifth is still on my reading list, I just smile everytime I read a review of someone who hasn't read the books. I'll just say one thing, George RR Martin doesn't follow the traditional storyline with his characters and you'll all be suprised about the twists and turns the story takes....
Oh, by the way, Theon needs to check himself before he wrecks himself. The look on his face as he removed Rodrick's head was... spot on.
Having read the books, I must admit that Jon Snow is one of my favorite characters. His story arc is very interesting. Arya and Sansa (and the devotion of the Hound) also have great storylines. Tyrion is the best character ever and I adore evil Cersei Lannister because she can deliver hateful threats with such a deadpan expression. Great actress.
Last night's episode was excellent
The only correct answer to this week's poll is : D) Jon Snow is HOT! LOL
I don't think Jon's morality is boring at all because that means we'll probably get a storyline soon where he decides to break his Watchmen's vows (not a spoiler, just a guess). He looked like he was fighting temptation when Ygritte was grinding on him! :-)
And Tyrion is the most awesome character on the show for slapping Joffrey and then snarking, "look, my hand didn't fall off!"
I love Arya's storyline, and I can't wait to see who the third guy is going to be on her Kill List.
I completely agree with the review. Jon Snow's story bores me to tears most of the time. I also can't seem to get on board with Theon. I really wish those two characters would be killed off.
Jon snow is most conscientious about honor as he is a 'bastard' son, and cannot leave to help his 'brother' win the war. Remember, we don't know who his mother really is, I think there is a big reveal coming for him soon, and that may make him have some interesting decisions to make.
I have read the books, so I can't comment anymore, but keep the faith, Martin always seems to like 'karma' in his books.
U obviously don't watch "Spartacus" if u think no other show would depict a scene like the beheading from Theon! Watch Asher's death on the season finale!
He wanted to outwardly prove that he had no loyalty to the Starks and he knew that, of all the major castles in the kingdoms, it would be easiest to take over Winterfell. He just never thought that he would have to get his hands dirty to do it.
@hodorhodorhodor, didn't the silent sisters already drop off the bones to Catelyn? I know they only live to serve and all that, but now that they dropped the bones off once, isn't that something they checked off their "to do" list? Maybe, maybe not. All I know is that the writers on the show do need to address it sometime in the future, otherwise that's a fumble.
Oh and alot of my friends who have read the book defend Theon but I'm sorry -Robb Stark needs to beat the life out of Theon Greyjoy. What a traitor and lowlife! He was always a jerk but he swore an oath to Robb. I understand he wants his dad's approval but why didn't he go after lands not belonging to the Starks???
I think the reason Jon seems boring is because unlike the other children of Ned Stark - he's not in danger. Sansa is being held hostage, Arya is under the enemies nose!, Bran and the little guy are on the run out of Winterfell, and Robb is waging his first war.
I could kiss Tyrion. For smacking the king AND for being worried about Sansa. He claims its because she's her bargaining chip to get Jamie back but I think he actually cares about her well-being. And once again the Hound showed a very human and nurturing side to himself. Its going to be interesting to see what happens to him. He clearly is loyal to the king but seems to not be very fond of what is going on there.
@W: A very good point. Perhaps I just need to stakes to be raised for Jon Snow in that case. Ned was involved in the main storyline of the Iron Throne, having his morality tested in ways key to the crux of the show.
Snow feels so far removed and, most importantly, simply possesses a bland personality to along with his goodie-goodie image.
Ned was pure morality and nobility and he wasn't boring at all. Saying morality is pure boredom is pretty silly.
Readers: NO BOOK SPOILERS. I write these reviews simply as a fan of the television show.
@Sarah: No idea what you mean by "Eating my own words," but clearly if Jon Snow becomes more exciting, I will write about that. From what we have seen, I find him terribly boring and mentioning something upcoming from the books is irrelevant to these weekly reviews. It is also incredibly rude to those of us following along each Sunday night.
Please, to all TV Fanatics: this is not the place to mention the books in any way.
I don't think it's so much that Jon is boring but that, for the time being, the scenes as his character is growing are being overshadowed somewhat by all the phenomenal action and scheming going on elsewhere. Jon is basically just wandering around winning battles and supposedly growing as a leader. Tyrion is acting the pants off everyone; Daenery's needs a good slapping; Joffrey is such a marvellously foul character that he is magnetic and Ary's and Charles Dance are just beautifully matched. Jon is just occupying a back seat at the moment.
I love lots of action. Can Theon die already? I like the Arya/Tywin scenes. Sansa's continues to grow. It's not that Jon's boring but he hasn't done much, he's usually being berated, and he is in the freaking tundra. Ygritt called Jon bastard, that's got to be significant yes?
I concur Stevo. I'd love to read you eating your own words, Matt.
stevo - in the books, the silent sisters are sent to escort them back to winterfell.
i was wondering the same thing. i hope they address it.
Jon's story line is really amped up as the books go on. Also, he's completely his fathers fun in regards to honour and morality.
Dany's actually pissing me off the most. She still seems like a little girl who hasn't realized that people aren't going to fall all over themselves to help her in a war she may or may not win. Don't get me wrong, I love her as the story progresses, but I'd forgotten how she was often so clueless in the first books.
One thing that still bugs me from last week's episode: did Catelyn really just abandon Ned Stark's bones back by Storm's End? It was a change from the book to present them to her there, but it seems like the writers just forgot that, yes, her beloved husband's remains are just chilling back there.
So you think the Jon Snow storyline and the man himself is boring right now, huh? You, of course, are entitled to your opinion and I can't say I blame you much, just remember you wrote that here when the end of the season comes.
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