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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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Game of Thrones Season 2

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Welcome Game of Thrones Season:2!!! HBO is officially the only cable station (or television station in general).to make a truly movie-quality show. (Spartacus on Starz was almost there. I hope they keep at it). This season brings you right back where you left your favorite dis functional realm. They waisted no time getting right into the action. The season will be following Stannis, Arya, Daenerys, Jon… I think you get the picture. I consistently find myself amazed with HBO’s ability to follow all of the characters without putting us all into a confusion induced coma. The show continues to flow and keep the action coming. I will be blunt here. You will despise a few characters you liked, and slowly begin to like some that you hated. This season’s character to watch? I’m thinking Arya of house Stark. Who are you most excited about? Any thoughts on Melisandre? I’ve read the books, but I still don’t know what I think of her.

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Happy viewing!!!

J.R


Game of Thrones: Season 2 Teaser

April is a long, long, long way from now. (Did I mention that it would be a long wait.)  A lot of that is going to be felt while waiting for Game of Thrones: Season 2 to start airing.  Having read the books, I can tell you that we will be in for a treat next year.  As always, I am not a spoiler type of person.  But I will give you this.  A teaser that was released by HBO this month.  I have seen it a few times and get excited whenever it comes on.  Enjoy my friends. Game of Thrones Teaser

 

J.R.