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Game of Thrones Afterthoughts

Tyrion Lannister

Obviously the season 4 of Game of Thrones has just ended and I am still excited about the show. We had some amazing moments with Arya and the Hound. I love the story of Brienne because she is just an amazing character. The antics on the wall just continues the craziness that is happening and just proves that Winter is Coming. Now there were a lot of things that I loved about this season and a couple things that I was not entirely happy with. Now I have read the books so my opinions are definitely biased by my experience of reading the books. Two scenes that I want to explore in this post are Tyrion’s trial and the Tyrion’s final scene of the season. These scenes in particular show a difference between how they showed things in the book and how things have been shown in the show. One I think is better than the book and the other one does not have the same weight as it does in the book and was even slightly disappointing to me. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 4 after the jump.) Continue reading

Cersei Lannister, the Lioness with No Teeth

The new seasons of Game of Thrones is about to start, so I thought it might be a good idea to look at another character that we love to hate, Cersei; only daughter of Tywin Lannister, wife to Robert Baratheon, and mother to Joffery. She is such an interesting character because she craves power, but as a woman in this world does not really have it. The other problem is that she thinks she knows how to play the game, but she really ends up a pawn pretending to be a Queen. This means that Cersei often finds herself in situations that she did not expect or really anticipate. She underestimates way too many people and then overestimates others. It is kind of a tragedy how miserably she usually fails because she thinks she sees everything, when she really doesn’t. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones the book and movie after the jump.) Continue reading

Prophecy and Game of Thrones

We’re working on halfway through Game of Thrones season 3, and I keep seeing these great scenes that they’ve had to create after the book came out – scenes based on moments that we don’t see in the books. They can write these scenes with the full knowledge of the later books, and, if the rumors are true, some knowledge of the books to come.

One of my favorites, though, was a scene at the end of season 2 – a prophecy given that was based on all of this combined knowledge, from characters we don’t get to see directly in the books.

Okay, I’m dancing around spoilers. However, I think I can say that, because the prophecy has not been fulfilled, both readers of the books and watchers of the show ought to be able to read on – if you’re willing to consider the question: Who is Azor Ahai?

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister Game of Thrones Poster

Only a couple of more days until Game of Thrones season 3, showing the first half of Storm of Swords. This season brings about many interesting twists and turns for the various characters. One of my favorite character arcs from the Storm of Swords is Jaime Lannister.

In the first two seasons of Game of Thrones we are not given any reason to like Jaime Lannister. He comes off as arrogant, selfish, and just as evil and inconsiderate as his sister and father. Yet season 3 is when we begin to really see Jaime’s character. (Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 1-3) Continue reading