Friday, March 14, 2014

Game of Thrones: an update up to Season 2, Episode 3

Yup.. I'm far from done. currently am at episode 3, Season 2. the intrigue is killing me, but for a moment i could take a reprieve as it mainly focused on the Greyjoys plotting.

In Season 2, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) evolves into a man worth following, a man fit to be the King of the North. and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) finds out that being a Khaleesi is not easy even though you had 3 dragons by your side.

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) has risen to be a King claimant of the Iron Throne with the backing of House of Tyrell. I concurred with Lady Stark's observation: though his army is the largest and he personifies a King who is both gracious and kind to his subjects, his army are boys of flowers, unfit for the horrifying battles of war. We were also introduced to Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer), his bride in name only. First look of her betrays the hint of intelligence and scheming wit worthy of Queen Regent Cersei (Lena Headey).

i think, of all the characters, i despised the leery Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) so much. i mean, he makes my skin crawl every time he appears on the screen. and that makes me able to hit PAUSE in order to focus on my tasks.

i guess once you are hooked to GoT, it's hard to turn away. but I'm going to try anyway, at least for a while. and yes, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) remains as my favourite character. Tywin Lannister played brilliantly by Charles Dance is an epitome of a strong leader yet he has no strong inclination to rule either. in a way, that trait is similar to Ned Stark, they both don't want to be a king.

we also find out that Jon is affected by fire, unlike Daenerys who establishes the fact that she is the Unburnt. Further reading of Song of Ice and Fire, there are 3 person in the Prophecy read by Prince Rhaegar which are perhaps the last hope of mankind. and Targaryen heirs currently are Daenerys and Aegon. Is is too much to hope that Rhaegar was Jon's father all along? I mean, reading on, i get this feeling that Rhaegar perhaps understood the Prophecy means he has to steal away Lyanna Stark and all that. because it sets into motion of the remaining Targaryen fleeing from Westeros, finding the dragons which otherwise will remain a fossil etcetera etcetera.

which brings to my conclusion today, sometimes the pheonix has to die and burn for it to be reborn much stronger than before..

and i admit, Ned Stark shall be dearly missed. his time on screen might be brief but Sean Bean portrayed a man with much valor and loyalty to what is right, regardless how hard it is to swallow..