Sick Game Of Thrones

I can just imagine poor Peter Dinklage saying to himself, “Christ, who’s dick do you have to suck around here so your character does not get killed off?”

I should have guessed after the first season when the only honorable man in the whole show gets himself beheaded in the end, this George Martin guy is one sick f**K. Then last week we had the “red wedding”, gee George, that was lots of fun:

Time to brake out the scales, on one side is the chance that I will see Emilia Clarke naked again, a rather substantial weight is applied. But on the other is the obvious reality that whenever a character becomes the least bit interesting or deserving of support in some way, they will ceremoniously get waxed, all the while, every dastardly villain lacking in all things honorable or praise worthy, these are the guys (and gals) that party like its 1999.

I used to like Ros, an amiable gal who left her humble beginnings and who made good in the big city, up until that little puke of a king put 4 arrows in her chest.

So now I have a conundrum, do I walk away like I did Homeland (sick and tired of them glorifying terrorists) and go back to reruns of SOA, or do I just get perverse, realize that it’s not Jane Austin, and cheer the mounting body count of all the good people on the show? Yea, more Kermit Gosnell type abortions with long knives. I figure in the end, all these weasels are going to get their comeuppance, but with this guy, who knows? Maybe a plague will hit the seven kingdoms and they all get snuffed.

Damn HBO, them and their crappy Real Time show, they are mocking me. Where’s my old DVD’s of Rome?

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  1. Mississippi Yankee

    rich, you know these HBO show are very closely based on 6 terrific books right?
    “The Song of Ice and Fire”

    Even though the story is not exactly our own medieval past I believe the brutality and Machiavellian twists very much parallel the Middle Ages.

    Look how he has taken the much hated character of Jamie Lannister from season #1 to #3, pompous knight Kingslayer, yet not quite disgraced due to daddy’s money and power. An inscestous cad and a cowardly murderer. How you like him now?

    Here is an excellent interview that he gave just a few days ago. And although I’ve never been a ” nuanced” kinda of guy this nuance hit me right between the eyes.

    http://www.avclub.com/articles/nikolaj-costerwaldau-aka-jaime-lannister-talks-his,98673/

    BTW Roz only had one scene at Winterfall in the book. The scene you described was generated for effect. If you stay with Game of Thrones you’ll change your mind about many people, and be amazed at how believably they re-invent, or truly change themselves.

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  2. hist_ed

    Even though the story is not exactly our own medieval past I believe the brutality and Machiavellian twists very much parallel the Middle Ages.

    Did my senior paper on Italy right after the Empire in the west fell. Guy names Odovacar led a mixed group of barbarians and deposed Augustulus. The Eastern Emperor didn’t like that shit but didn’t have the military to oust Odovacar plus had a barbarian problem of his own names Theodoric (who was camping out with a large army in the Eastern Empire) so he sent Theodoric after Odovacar and told him he could have Italy if he could take it. Theodoric and Odovacar fought it out, Theodoric gained the upper hand and then the two agreed to be co-kings of Italy. At the feast celebrating their alliance, Theodoric put his sword through Odo’s head and slaughtered a bunch of his retainers, then bribed the rest to be loyal to him.

    Yep, Martin’s got the medieval morality down pretty well.

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  3. richtaylor365 *

    rich, you know these HBO show are very closely based on 6 terrific books right?

    Yes, hence the George Martin reference in the post, but I did not read the books, So you saw this red wedding episode coming? My reaction was pretty much like those folks in the video……….W………..T………..F!!!!!.

    I guess that’s why they had a lot of kids back then, one party and half your family gets wiped out.

    I have always liked the Peter Dinklage character, offing him (don’t tell me) is pretty much a deal braker for me. I was glad to see Theon Greyjoy get some payback, too bad they didn’t have waterboarding back then. And I hope next season Sansa will get a chance to shove a dagger in Jeoffrey’s left ear.

    I wrote the post to get some different perspectives and will take your advice to stick with it.

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  4. HARLEY

    i was never big on the fantasy novels, but after seeing the first session of GoT, i read all the books….WOW……………….. just WOW very well old plotted and executed novels and series.

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  5. Mississippi Yankee

    rich,
    Peter Dinklage’s character is gonna f*ckin’ thrill and amaze you!
    George R. R. Martin must like him too.

    Did you see him in the “Station Agent”? Really good ‘indie’ film.

    Correction: Book 6 doesn’t come out until, at least, next year.

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  6. Hal_10000

    hist_ed, I just read the first half of “Decline and Fall” a few years ago, so find that a very interesting part of history!

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  7. Seattle Outcast

    Seriously, you need to read the books – things start making a lot sense toward the end of A Dance With Dragons when they start showing exactly why all these people needed, and pretty much deserved, to get whacked.

    By and large, the vast majority of the characters are damaged goods, many of them are guilty of all sorts of atrocities, and the kingdoms of Westeros have been mismanaged for a century or more by insane tyrants. It’s a grand commentary on the nature of power and how it corrupts – and how a thorough purge is needed every now and then to reset things to where they should be.

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  8. Mississippi Yankee

    By and large, the vast majority of the characters are damaged goods, many of them are guilty of all sorts of atrocities, and the kingdoms of Westeros have been mismanaged for a century or more by insane tyrants. It’s a grand commentary on the nature of power and how it corrupts – and how a thorough purge is needed every now and then to reset things to where they should be.

    Sounds an awful lot like USof A and RTFTLC for that matter.

    /just kidding…don’t send me to the diseased anal wart site JimK/

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  9. Xetrov

    I read the books up through part of a Feast for Crows. Kept waiting for the evil to come from beyond the wall or the dragons to get big and kill shit…got bored waiting, and haven’t read the last two. He really has a habit of making a character likeable just before killing them…kinda got on my nerves. The guy is way too long winded, and this coming from someone who’s favorite book is Atlas Shrugged. I’ll probably pick up Feast for Crows/Dance with Dragons at some point. Haven’t seen a single episode but I hear the series pretty well follows the books.

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  10. richtaylor365 *

    The last episode of season 3 comes on in about 15 minutes. After the red wedding, I think I can guess what happens next. Sandor gets tried of lugging Arya around and rings her neck, While sleeping in the windmill Hodor rolls over in his sleep and smothers Osha, Bran witnesses this and while traumatized finds out that he can walk after all (much like Matthew in Downton Abbey) then, while running for joy catches an arrow in the chest shot by Ygritte that was meant for Jon Snow for him being a traitor to their cause. Despondent over current affairs, Snow returns back to the night watch where he falls off the wall during sentry duty. Only the evil shitbags are left…………..and they all live happily ever after.

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  11. Mississippi Yankee

    …Ygritte that was meant for Jon Snow…

    If any of y’all are a romantic then the ‘book’ version of their relationship was rather touching. I understand the time restrictions the HBO folks have and so a lot of the nice little things get glossed over. It’s the viewers loss.
    “You know nothing Jon Snow” , for me, is the best line(s) in the complete series.

    Only the evil shitbags are left…………..and they all live happily ever after.

    Just like real life, just look at me….

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  12. Hal_10000

    I’m still convinced that ASOIAF is going to end in tears and fans hanging themselves from the rafters. hope to be proven wrong assuming Martin ever finishes it.

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  13. CM

    Nice follow-up tease with Jon Snow being potentially mortally wounded in the last episode, considering we (those of us who ain’t read the books) now know that big characters can die.

    Xetrov, my wife gave up at precisely the same point for precisely the same reason.

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  14. Seattle Outcast

    Things they haven’t talked much about in the HBO version is the red comet, the prophesy, backstory to Robert’s Rebellion, dragons as the source of magic, and the possible/probable parentage of several characters.

    Much of the fun of reading the books is putting together the clues as to what is going happen, and with who, as it is obvious that key characters don’t have the daddy they think they do. Sort of make you glad we have cheap DNA testing for paternity determinations.

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  15. pfluffy

    Rich, I recommend sticking with it and/or reading the books as well. I started “A Game of Thrones” after the first episode of the HBO series since I don’t like reading after a movie or show. I finished it before the second episode and read the rest of the series over the follwing summer. It is worthwhile. I have about convinced myself to read it all again to pick up on the clues and foretelling that SO alluded to, but it is quite a daunting task.

    A lot of Starks have been eliminated/marginalized so far, but new characters will appear to fill the void.

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  16. pfluffy

    BTW Roz only had one scene at Winterfall in the book. The scene you described was generated for effect. If you stay with Game of Thrones you’ll change your mind about many people, and be amazed at how believably they re-invent, or truly change themselves.

    Yea, the HBO series has actually managed to make Joffery worse than he was in the books. He does most of the same shit, but damn that actor makes him a snivelling little bitch.

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  17. Thrill

    I gave the series a try, but quit after the 1st Season. Just couldn’t get into it. My sister thought I was nuts and bought me the books.

    Eventually, I’ll get around to reading it but I doubt I’ll revisit the show.

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  18. Mississippi Yankee

    ea, the HBO series has actually managed to make Joffery worse than he was in the books. He does most of the same shit, but damn that actor makes him a snivelling little bitch.

    And then…

    gave the series a try, but quit after the 1st Season. Just couldn’t get into it. My sister thought I was nuts and bought me the books.

    Eventually, I’ll get around to reading it but I doubt I’ll revisit the show.

    Just letting my mind wander that’s all ;-0

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  19. Mississippi Yankee

    BTW, from this point on lots and lots of real strong women’s parts (not to be confused with ‘lady parts’).

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  20. richtaylor365 *

    All I can say is Jon Snow better not die off.

    BTW, from this point on lots and lots of real strong women’s parts

    I sure hope season 4 does NOT turn out to be The Daenerys Targaryen Show, with special guests 3 rather badass dragons. I find her one of the more boring characters.

    I hope Sandor and Ayra become a team, and that one of the four Stark children left start kicking some serious Lannister ass.

    I really don’t have the time to read the books now, 4 or 5 others ahead of them on my list, but I’ll stick with the show, hoping some of the more despicable characters find a moral compass and show some humanity…………….or the dragons can just turn everyone to ash, either way.

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  21. Thrill

    Alright, you guys got me intrigued. I started reading Game of Thrones and am into the 4th chapter. I just now got that “who woke the dragon” line pfluffy zinged me with last week.

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  22. Mississippi Yankee

    If we’re all gonna piss-n-moan about “Game of Thrones” let me put my two Valerian coins in.

    There wasn’t one damn tittie in the entire Season # 3 finale.

    Priorities People!

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  23. CM

    I’ve been enjoying checking in here after each episode.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/tv_club/features/2013/game_of_thrones/week_1/game_of_thrones_premiere_tyrion_loses_jon_snow_is_undercover_and_daenerys.html
    Can anyone recommend any similar episode-review places? I see AV-Club (@ The Onion) do one. I like Slate’s equivalent for SOA and The Walking Dead.
    I’m still getting over the fact that there will be no more Southland….definitely one of the best cop shows I’ve seen.

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  24. richtaylor365 *

    Eddie’s in the space-time continuum:

    9 seasons of GoT, I doubt I want to put that much money into HBO’s pocket. Hopefully George Martin won’t die of a massive heart attack or stroke before he finishes the last few novels, that guy needs Jenny Craig.

    A few months back I was going to write a post on Downton Abbey but I figured around here there would just be crickets.

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  25. Thrill

    Then let’s revisit….

    I hovered my mouse over those URLs before clicking. Do you want to call them NSFW?

    Eddie’s in the space-time continuum

    :

    Now there is a series I truly love!

    I was going to write a post on Downton Abbey

    Well, you’d be popular with Mrs Thrill.

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  26. Mississippi Yankee

    CM, you sick twisted bastard!

    It’s one of the few things I like about you.

    Thrill, isn’t this blog NSFW? Or do nipples trump the F-word?
    Or will you be pleading the 5th?

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  27. Thrill

    I suppose blogging in general is something you shouldn’t be doing at work. Nipples are fantastic though.

    While I’m on the topic, I’ve been surprised to note while that the violence in the books is comparable to the HBO series, the sex is toned way down.

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  28. Mississippi Yankee

    While I’m on the topic, I’ve been surprised to note while that the violence in the books is comparable to the HBO series, the sex is toned way down.

    That’s why it’s not on the Playboy channel. Or have it mailed to you in a plain brown package (or has the internet killed that industry?). See CM for further details…

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  29. Thrill

    That’s why it’s not on the Playboy channel

    No, maybe I wasn’t clear. The quantity and quality of fucking on the show is greater than in the book. The show may as well be on the Playboy channel. It’s not really that much more graphic than Bob Guccione’s Caligula.

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  30. HARLEY

    You know what really pissed me off about this series?

    !hour episodes, at 10 episodes a year FUCK!@ HBO please expand to a 1 1/2 hour show format at minimum,and 16-20 eps a year!? AGH..

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  31. Mississippi Yankee

    It’s not really that much more graphic than Bob Guccione’s Caligula.

    I don’t know, I just watched Caligula a few months ago and it was a lot more than soft pr0n. [Think-BJ scene.]

    Game of Thrones might be on par with Spartacus tho… Way too much swinging meat, but then again Robert Tappert is an asshole AND he’s screwing MY Xenia!

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