**SPOILERS in this post**
Okay, 7 down for me now. Anyone else find the whole Game of Thrones fickle fidelity issue rubbing off themselves?! I honestly go from episode to episode feeling for different set of characters!
But yes - still maintain - I LOVE that GoT has absolutely no legit sense of good and bad! That they deal entirely in the greyscale. In a strange strange manner - the kind of parallel GoT makes with the real world and its politics in our times, makes me think of the kind of Kafkaesque image Orwell cut out in his 1984, anticipating quite accurately the way the world would stand decades down from his time! There IS no longer one ruler of the seven kingdoms, protector of the realm - it's about all the chaos among all the leaders, everyone of them claiming/believing/fighting for their "rightful" thrones!
And the characters! GoT has GOT to be the ONE show that just makes me totally go nooo at literally every character there is, in there, and their moments of "blunder-ing" - and I mean that as a compliment. The realism with which the characters and especially their demons are portrayed is SUCH a classic touch! It's amazing how guarded MOST of them are, within their own defines, yet the uncanny means that come to undo those guards in moments and places and with people that as a viewer just make me sit on the edge and freak about what this moment of lowered defenses is going to end in!!!
And it's just BRILLIANT how they weave in - the HIGH points. You see what's going to happen exactly SECONDS before most of it does!
On side notes - and no don't answer me because ya'll have seen beyond me of course - Man!!! Arya with that Sr. Lannister guy just puts me on the edge of the sword! That scene where she's serving BOTH Baylish and Lannister Sr. is ... *looks ruefully at nails half eaten* Echoing Daddy Lannister (who's only TRUE son seems to be the one child he'd rather disown for a bas***d dwarf - what irony!!!) Arya is too smart for her own good... at least at this point, there's no end to the times I want to enter the screen and shut her up from being SO SMART!!!
And all these Stark brothers and the clever women they run into!!! I love the beauty of this portrayal too - these men set off to rule the world, the good ones technically, and how beyond their potential it is to fathom the minds of women - while the other way round works easy as a cake walk!!! You can SEE it - the way they innately believe they're some sort of "gifted covert minds" and the way they are impressed when one smart woman reads them like the open book they are - because men of honor ARE in fact such predictable souls! And at this, I can't but think of the parallels this show draws in showing the gullibility of these "honorable" saviors as from Cervantes Don Quixote. There's just something typical and elemental about humans - men and women - which remains unaltered. Over ages and eras and eons!
Tyrion continues to reign my favoritism. Without exception thus far. He's not as much a mystery - but his wit and potential and shady ways put together make for SUCH an engaging character. The dialogues seal it!!!
Okay - I'll ramble more, but I had to come say some today itself. Will finish with 8,9,10 tomorrow for sure!
ps: Theon is SUCH a loser. Not just because he betrayed the Starks, no, that in fact is possibly his most minor error, if I could even call it that - given his predicament is kinda... well, dhobi ka kutta type But oh, SUCH a loser! On SO MANY levels! He's the one character I want to go all Tyrion over and say even torturing you could be so boring... Aah, Theon - get your face out of the way already! Right up in the list with Jeoffery, and that Lannister cousin guy... and I dunno, others I can't randomly recall!
Edited by without-fathom - 12 June 2012 at 1:04pm