I have to say she is my favorite character. She is the baddest bitch of the whole series. The mother of dragons is her self-proclaimed title. She has shown her power many times in the series. I also love that she doesn’t agree with slavery. She is building her army by freeing slaves. They are so grateful they are joining her army as free men. When the series first starts off you don’t get what she is about. Her and her brother were outed. Her father was the mad king that was killed by Jaime Lannister. They stated that the Targaryen had a lot of incest going on, so there is always one crazy one.
Her brother is evil to her and pimps her to form an army to get his father lost kingdom back. Eventually the brother is killed due to his disrespect of his sister. She surprised me in every turn. You can see her self-esteem building with every seen. The best scene when she sold her dragon for an army. Then she turned on the guy she bought it from.
I have not read the books which makes this series very interesting. I don’t know what is going to happen. I would love to see her win. I have a feeling that isn’t going to happen.
She is so young and so strong in mind. She is a perfect fit for this character. I can’t wait to see what comes in season 4.
- Is Daenerys Targaryen a White Savior? (flavorwire.com)
- Daenerys Targaryen? Can’t stand her (kiersparey.wordpress.com)
- Game of Thrones Character Art Prints by Adam Spizak (laughingsquid.com)
- John Pavley: Game of Thrones: Who Is Daenerys Targaryen and Will She Live Until Book Seven? (huffingtonpost.com)
I love this character. He might be little in stature, but he character is big with skills. This guy Peter Dinklage is a great actor. He plays his ass off in this part. You know his father only helps him out of obligation from being his father. He killed his mother in child-birth. Which clearly everyone blames him for and rubs in his face. He loves the prostitutes and they seem to love him. He throws his money around to get whatever he wants. He is like Rodney Dangerfield he gets no respect. You feel sorry for the way they treat him. He is a side-show freak with money. Then you can’t feel bad for him because he knows how to handle himself. He is smarter than everyone else. You know he will survive the bullshit.
Out of the three Lannister kids he is the best one. The other two had an incestrious relationship and had three kids. The father knows this is true but never seems to acknowledge it.
Tyrion is a condescending honest caring asshole. He plays it very well. The line his constantly uses. I didn’t mean to offend you. Which you know that is exactly what he meant to do. Some characters are great when you read them in a book. They come alive with great actors. I believe he brings life to this character.
Equal to Lafayettte in True Blood. Lafayette was supposed to be killed off, but viewers loved his character so much they kept him alive.
Arya Stark will be my first character. She is the youngest girl of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark. She has a right to be royalty. She rather be a knight and fight. It was comical at first. A little girl wanting to fight and defend. They didn’t really tell you much about her. Other than her being a child of a Lord.
Her older sister very opposite of her wants to be queen. She is promised to Joffrey Lannister (heir to the throne) and is waiting for the day she will marry a future king. They are beyond different. The little girl seemed to be smarter than her older sister. Knowing that aligning with these Lannister’s was not a good idea. Especially after Joffery Lannister showed he was a lair and a coward.
Once the war begin and Jeffery killed the Lord Eddard Stark. Arya should have been imprisoned and used as a bargaining chip for the Lanniseter in the war. She escaped, which her family is not aware. I am impressed with the character. She is smart and naive at the same time.
Disguised as a boy to make it through undetected as she traveled alone. I love the writing and I enjoy her character. I have to admit she is not totally convincing. It seemed that something was off when she was playing a boy. It was hard to believe. I doubt she will win an Emmy for that performance. I believe she is a good actor, that has a great script. Granted I would have love for her to have gotten word to her family. Granted who knows what the series has coming next.
Also her father got her a fighting instructor before everything went crazy. Which I thought would be used later in the series. I haven’t seen to many fighting skills from her. It would make it more interesting if she started kicking people’s ass. I do enjoy her character, but I wish she did more. Some things they started with this character I haven’t seen them follow through yet. Her being able to fight would have made her believable as a boy. Also showing that her dream of becoming a Knight might come true.
- Arya Stark Was In A Flash Mob And It’s Glorious (buzzfeed.com)
- ‘Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams: ‘Arya cares about Gendry’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- ‘Arya’ Is The Fastest-Growing Baby Name Thanks To ‘Game Of Thrones’ (businessinsider.com)
- Game of Thrones S03E08 recap & review: Spoiler alert (vancouverobserver.com)
- Cripples, bastards, and broken things: The underdogs of ASOIAF (crackpotgeek.wordpress.com)
I was told about this series and wasn’t to interested in watching. I really don’t know what made me watch the first episode. I decided to give it a shot. I do love period pieces.
Usually ones more on the romantic side. The movie Sense and sensibilities is more my style. I also loved Lord of the Rings and this had a hint of a resemblance. I have to say it has exceeded far beyond my expectations.
I should have known HBO would come out with full guns. Without the restrictions that other networks have to worry about. HBO can make every series different and more scandalous than anything put on TV.
I have to say there were so many plots going on, it was very hard to keep up. If you could keep half of them straight you are doing good.
From what I could keep in my head there are:
1)The Stark’s -They seem to be the honorable family of the whole bunch. They want things to be right and the kingdom rules to be followed. The head of the Stark family Eddard Stark. Is a friend to the King in which they fought in battle. Yet he seems naive to how to play the game. He is taken from his land to protect the King. A drunk, fat in debt man, living out his days King.
2) The Lancasters – The King is married to Cersei the sister to the Lancaster Klan. They are found to be backstabbing treacherous bunch. The brother stabbed the prior King in the back. They called him the Mad King. The sister Queen Cersei is sleeping with her twin brother Jaime. So all her kids are inbreed. Which reminded me of V.C. Andrews. She was all about the incest in her books.
So all the Queens children are not the kings. If this secret were to be known they will be outcasts. They will do anything to protect this secret to keep the throne. The only decent one of the bunch is the dwarf brother Tyrion. He talks a lot of shit and is the smartest one of the bunch.
3) The Targaryen – These are the relatives of the mad King that was killed by Jaime Stark. He had two children Visery (son), Danerys (daughter). They were exiled after their father The King was killed. The brother desperate to get his crown back pimped out his sister to gain a Dothraki army.
4) The Dothraki branded savages and the army the Visery bought with his sister’s hand in marriage.
I believe I got all the families straight. There are still many plots to go through. I watched season one. The writing is unbelievable good. I have to say each plot line is interesting. Which is not easy to do. There are many series that goes in many directions that are supposed to fit together. Usually one or two plots are interesting. Then the other are random and you wish you could fast forward through them.
I have to say all plots of this story has me intrigued. Clearly HBO has another hit on their hands. I have to agree with all the other fans!!! It is a hit. I hope the writers keep up the good work.
This is my new obsession. Thank god HBO and Comcast.net has all episodes from the past seasons online. I am a late comer to this series. My lack of paying for HBO made me miss the beginning of this series. I am almost through season one and plan to review.
I spent my Saturday watching the first Season of GIRLS the new HBO series. I came to find out it was created by the same person who created the movie Tiny Furniture. I found that movie very boring and annoying. This series seems to be spin-off of the movie to me. The main character is also the creator of both the series and movie Tiny Furniture. Both characters are Spoiled, Entitled upper middle class white girls. I read one comment that Lena Dunham was a voice of a generation. I would have to majorly disagree. She is a voice of subset of kids that biggest worry is how to pimp their parent to survive. The generation who left college with no skills that is marketable to make money to support them. Instead of trying to take these issue seriously. They blame it on the economy and their parents and mooch off their friends to deal with their lack of responsibilities.
Another complaint was the lack of minorities in the series. Since this clearly is a depiction of Lena world, I would not be shocked if her reality is lack minorities. She does live in one the most culturally diverse Cities in the world but you wouldn’t know by the series GIRLZ . She stated in an interview that it was a mistake. I doubt it was a mistake but an afterthought, that wasn’t an issue until there were complaints from the viewers. Why write or include something that never had any importance in your life. Which would be a good explanation why minorities would be excluded?
The lack of minorities did not bother me. There have been many shows that lack of minorities. Which one of my favorites was Sex in the City. Sex in the City was accomplished women who lived life on their terms. Not privilege girls who have had every opportunity and still do not seem ready for the real world.
I felt the humor was not funny and very insensitive. When she was at the gynecologist and insinuated that having AIDS would be a good thing. Or being sexual harassed by your boss would be a good self-esteem boaster. Also it is okay for your boss to feel you up because he doesn’t complain if you come to work late. Abortion didn’t seem like a major issue and felt like a ladies day out. I am not sure if this was felt to just be entertainment or is she that immature. Or maybe I am just to mature for the series GIRLS. All in all not a show I will keep up with at all.
- Lena Dunham Wants To “Diversify” Girls (clutchmagonline.com)
- Is Lena Dunham’s hit new HBO comedy Girls set to trump Sex And The City? (dailymail.co.uk)
- Lena Dunham Is To Sporty Spice, As You Are To What Spice Girl? (thegloss.com)
- Lena Dunham – pass notes No 3,262 (guardian.co.uk)
- Lena Dunham Book Set For At Least A $1m Deal (contactmusic.com)