« on: May 15, 2013, 07:46 AM »
I've only read through Book 3. I'm trying to stay one book ahead of the series.
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Damn you GOT - I actually find myself starting to care about what happens to Jamie Lannister! The thing that really stood out to me in the scene where Dany was dealing with the slave trader was how much she had taken on the mannerisms and tone if Viserys - it was almost uncanny.
Jaime Lannister may be one of the most dynamicly developed characters I've ever come across in any literature.
I thought it was a really phenomenal episode. I'm surprised how much I enjoyed it given the absence of Daenerys.
Sorry for the unintended spoiler.
Theon disappeared until book 5, and then it was half the book until his true identity was revealed.
This is another situation that works in books, but wouldn't on TV. If he just appeared a few years from now in the show he'd be easily recognizable, and the mystery wouldn't make sense. I like what they're doing instead. Kinda like the Untold Tales of Westeros. And they're really developing a great new villain.
I was pretty much expecting to see Ser Barristan as soon as they showed the recaps of Season 1 & 2 at the top of the show. They very deliberately showed the scene where Ser Barristan quit the King's Guard in Season 1. The whole Dany storyline was very compressed, as well. But all in all, it worked.
The scene between Tywin and Tyrion was easily the best acted scene of the episode. Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance play these roles amazingly well! And I definitely appreciated when Cersei said that she had heard that Tyrion had lost part of his nose in the Battle of the Blackwater. It was a good nod to fans of the books who may have taken umbrage to Tyrion's wounds not being more severe.