Sunday, March 2, 2014

Game of Thrones: you had me at the first fall of Snow

i got hooked into Game of Thrones last weekend, and currently up to the fourth episode of Season One. no wonder the series never got pass the Censorship Board: nudity, gory killings, sex, greed, lust and human depravities simply mixed in the superb, complex stories told.

i admit, i was first attracted to the story by Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. his back story is solid, his pain draws and quarters my heart out for him.

and Bran Stark, played by Isaac Hempstead-Wright sealed the deal. I'm officially en route the GoT fandom :D

wise words, Tyrion, wise words..

i was fascinated by Tyrion too. Peter Dinklage was superb in playing the character, subjecting us to a person of many layers: intelligent, calculating, kind, susceptible and depraved in all manners a man can be. his deep, manly voice is a sonnet on summer days to me :grin:

there is Arya Stark  (Maisie Williams) too. misunderstood, strong and willful sister that Jon Snow adored.. she's different from Sansa (Sophie Turner), her elder sister in terms of poise and feminine charms. but she does more than earn her mettle in fighting skills.

Ned Stark (Sean Bean) is a man of honour. he is much admired for his principles and keeping the oaths he's taken. I wonder why did Ned Stark hid the truth about Jon Snow's parentage.. perhaps it was to save him instead, who might turn out to be the Targaryen's heir, after all. oh my, that is just one sample of the intrigues that GoT abundantly supplies, and torments us all the same..

Lady Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) portrays a very strong character, suitable as Lord of Winterfell's wife and the mother of his children. It was a pity that she merely tolerates Jon Snow, but who could blame her, he was a reminder of her husband's infidelity..

spot on, i guess

it is remarkable that Jon lives with much love for Catelyn's children, despite her unloving care. Robb (Richard Madden), her firstborn despite her coldness for Jon, does maintain a loving, respectful relationship with Jon.

as for Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, is easily the one to hate. her vindictive, cruel streak and manipulating ways, the mere presence made me repulse her. which actually shows how good LH is. i mean, i completely erased my feelings of admiration for Queen Gorgo in 300.


And Jaime Lannister played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, is it just me or he just reminds me of Prince Charming in Shrek 2? the exact replica, i tell you! their son, Joffrey is what you may expect an incestuous by-product of Jaime and Cersei may be: cruel, self-important bully. Some even described him as a strong-willed child with a vicious temper and an unchecked sadistic streak.

Petyr Baelish, is one of the most memorable vermin in GoT, a person who can make your skin crawl in his presence. his past with Catelyn is one of the reasons Ned Stark can't stand him. yup, i love to hate his machinations and plots, the unseeing hands that cunningly drive the dagger onto your back with a charming smile reaching his eyes. that's how good Aidan Gillen is.

last and not least, i shipped Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). man, that's how a woman wins her husband, no matter how uncivilized he might be. haha. but i guess, she does love him.

anyway, thanks for this illustrated Guide, i'm able to see the things much clearly :)

Oh dear, winter is INDEED coming..