05/14/2014 § Leave a comment
Did Someone Mention the Game of Thrones? I considered saying something really nasty to Auntie to get her to stop writing to me. Funny thing, Tyrion did something like that to his mistress Shea in a recent The Game of Thrones, calling her a whore so as to get her to leave the city before she got caught by the Kingsguard. This just came back to bite him in the ass this past episode. Shea is very different than the Shea in the book, who is a naive dim-witted teenager. In the book she just beds Tyrion for his wealth, but on the show she genuinely loves him. So I wondered how things would play out when he goes on trial for allegedly killing his nephew, King Joffrey. Would she betray him on the show as she betrayed him in the book? Why would she, if she genuinely loves him in the show? But dramatically, the scene in the book where Shea testifies against Tyrion is just too delicious to skip over. How would they pull it off on the show with a more genuine Shea? « Read the rest of this entry »
12/09/2013 § Leave a comment
HBO’s fantasy series ”The Game of Thrones,” a shrewd cross between ”The Lord of the Rings” and ”The Sopranos,” has a special treat for surviving children of Narcissistic parents; the sourcebook author George R.R. Martin has a good eye for writing on dysfunctional families, and nobody does dysfunction quite as well as the Lannisters.
Lord Tywin Lannister is a humorless family patriarch and de facto king whose primary drive is to feed the justification for his family’s grandiosity, which fuels his own. He doesn’t take pleasure in the suffering of others as some other characters, notably the Bastard Ramsey Snow; but he’ll lay waste to a third of Westeros to protect the family name, i.e. his self image.
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