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HBO Does Tyrion Better

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Good morning Interweb!!!

If one thing can be said about the wonderful job of characterization that HBO’s Game of Thrones has done, it would be the genuine likability of the Imp, Tyrion Lannister. Through the book series, I found him to be vindictive and cunning. HBO took him one step further with the casting of the lovable Peter Dinklage. He brings a humility and cockiness to the down on himself dwarf. Some may argue that the lack of self loathing that you hear so much about in the books detracts from the true character of Tyrion. I happen to believe that it drives his character much better when you have to look beneath the surface to try to determine his true feelings. My favorite question that I’ve had to ask myself is, “Does he truly feel that he is so above others, or is it a charade to help him lie to himself?”. Of course, if you read the wonderful Song of Ice and Fire series, you already know the answer. But, mr. Dinklage does such a compelling job with this character that you almost forget some of the book’s descriptions of him. (he certainly is not as ugly as the series portrayed him.). Pay attention to his character this season, because you are in for a wild ride! What do you think of Tyrion? What has HBO lacked and what has it done to be stronger than the novels?

Happy viewing everyone!

J.R.

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One response

  1. Laura G.

    I’m currently on A Dance with Dragons and I never saw Tyrion as vindictive…but cunning, yes. The scene with him and Lancel this past week was brilliant and was very accurate to the books version. NONE of these actors will ever have a role as epic as their rolls in this series IMO.

    April 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

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