Sunday, April 24, 2011

Game of Thrones (HBO): Season 1/Episode 2

1.2 The Kingsroad
Bran survives the fall, but is now in a coma. Jon Snow bids his half-brother goodbye as he sets out to join the Night’s Watch, an elite force tasked of guarding the Wall. Cersei tries to cover up by extending words of sympathy to Cat, but she’s not convinced, neither should she be, because the Queen ends up sending an assassin to finish her twin brother’s dirty work. It’s a good thing that Bran’s pet wolf comes to the rescue. Ned, on the other hand, joins the King in their journey back to King’s Landing. His royal highness expresses his worry over the news of the union between Daenerys and Khal Drogo, fearing that several of the seven kingdoms would join forces to dethrone him if and when the Targaryens decide to cross the Narrow Sea. He is, however, the least of Daenerys’ problems, as she keeps herself busy learning how to be a good wife to her new husband, who sees her as nothing more than a sex slave. An afternoon of flirting ends badly for crowned prince Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) when he decides to bully her younger sister Arya (Maisie Williams) and gets mauled by her pet wolf as a result. As Ned executes one of the Stark wolves in behest of the Queen, Bran wakes up from his coma.

Don’t you just abhor spoiled brats who think they have the authority to bully people just because they were born privileged? You shouldn’t, because that’s the way life is. What you should hate is when these morons get disarmed by little girls, and then go home crying to mommy, who would then throw her weight around because she is the Queen Bitch. I would not say the same about Goldilocks, though. She knows the cliché about life, lemons, and lemonade quite well, and the way she looks lovingly at those three dragon eggs makes you think that she knows well she’s going to get her revenge in an epic kind of way someday. I really thought that Sansa would side with Justin Bieber. I mean, come on girl, Queen Bitch is not even your mother-in-law yet but you are already so good at ass-kissing. It’s a good thing that she stayed loyal to the family somehow. Too bad her pet wolf took one for the team. The episode has some boring parts, but the director is really good with cliffhangers! I would like to volunteer as a committee member for burning Queen Bitch at the stake when Bran finally tells on her. Pretty please? And Gimli is my favorite Lannister from now on. An episode does not end without him dropping a quotable quote, and he's also like the cool hippie uncle you always wish you had.

"My brother has his sword, and I have my mind. And the mind needs books like a sword needs a wet stone." – Tyrion Lannister

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