I’ve been watching Game of Thrones of late. And really there’s only one thing I can say about it. Best. Show. Ever! It’s hard to describe it properly and still get across just how awesome it really is. But I’ll give it a go.
Let’s see, where to begin? Oh, right, the thing that made me first start watching, Sean Bean. He was awesome in this, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen him play a better character then Eddard “Ned” Stark. He’s like the complete opposite of Boromir, it’s like Ned is what Denathor could have been if he wasn’t, mad, narcissistic and generally a waist of oxygen. I dare you not to fall completely and madly in love with this man, he’s just.. Words fail me. He’s just this really good and honourable man. Which considering most of the people he interacts with are either total bastards or just fucking annoying (his children being an exception, well all except Sansa in the 1st season)I think he should be giving credit for not snapping and killing them all.
So that’s why I started watching but it’s not entirely why I kept watching. On the other side of the world we have Daenerys “Dany” Targaryen. And she is awesome, the living personification of girl power. She starts off as this young timid girl who’s basically being sold so that her brother Viserys can get an army to take back their father’s kingdom. Thus proving that their actually is a worst brother in the world then mine.
Anyway where was I, oh yeah! So, she and her husband do end up having a very loving relationship and she begins to get more confidence from her power as *long word I can’t spell but basically means Queen* In fact when her brother attacks her instead if just taking it like she’d normally have done (I’d assume) she hits back and manages to beat him off with a belt. That’s such an awesome scene.
It’s been criticised for it’s high sexual content, and I would be lying if I said that wasn’t true there is a lot of sex, and sexual situations and talking about sex in it. I mean if they were to show it before nine then all that would be left is Sean Bean walking down a hallway. But it’s not porn, it’s not just sex for the sake of sex. You know there’s always a reason why it’s there.
One of the best things about this show is the characters. But they kind of all do get over shadowed by the glory that is Eddard Stark. So most of them do come into their own in the seconed season. Tyrion Lannister is a prime example of that, oh don’t get me wrong he was awesome in the first series but in the second he is phenomenal. I mean the most he did in the first season was get kidnapped by lady stark and visit the wall with Jon Snow, all done spectaculy and in true Tyrion fashion. But in series 2 he leads a fucking army in to battle.
Yeah, so that’s three of the main families in the show. The Lanisters, the Starks and the Targeryans. The fourth being the Baratheons, none of whom I mentioned because quite frankly they don’t breed very likeable stock. Three out of four of these houses of have some claim to *the iron throne of the seven kingdoms* which just between you and me could use a few cushions on it. I mean, sure it looks intimidating but if that’s comfy then I’m American.
So anyway, none of these candidates would make a good ruler. Or even an adequate ruler for that matter. Joffrey Baratheon is a statistic idiot, Stannis Baratheon is a religious nut, Renly Baratheon is a pretentious fop. Daenerys Targaryen, yeah she is pretty awesome but she’s also very young and inexperienced. If I had my way Tyrion Lanister would be hand of the king, ofcourse cause he’s awesome at it and Eddard Stark would be the one, the only rightful king of the seven kingdoms. Also Catelyn Stark would be dead, I really *hate* her.