I may be a bit obsessed with the show Game of Thrones. I love it but I hate it at the same time. I’ll admit that I didn’t read the books, but I may change that this coming summer as the show is on hiatus. Granted, the show has departed greatly from the books, but still I love to read the original writer, George R.R. Martin’s original take on the story. Generally, the original work of any book series is usually better than the tv or films series. It’s just how it’s done since other media has many more people putting in their creative decision making as opposed to just one author.


Regardless of that, if you’ve seen the series up until now, you know that everyone is warring and playing ‘The Game of Thrones’ as to who will take the Iron Throne itself. The current king, Tommen, is much nicer than the previous evil, psycho King Joffrey, but is obviously way to naive and timid to be the king of Westeros.


However, the real story, which has been a subplot for literally 5 seasons, are the White Walkers that live North of the Wall. Jon Snow, Ned Stark’s supposed bastard, has been taking up the Night’s Watch at the wall to help guard Westeros from what lies beyond the Wall.


As we just recently saw in Season 5, Episode 9- Hard Home, the White Walkers are finally starting to move. Of course they’ve been technically moving for several seasons, but we have barely any mention or sight of them at all during each season. This episode however, we finally see them in all their glory, and they are fracking awesome! Well they’re deadly, badasses that are probably pretty evil, but they’re awesome nonetheless.


The problem is, killing them. Sure, they look like ‘Walkers’ from Walking Dead, or T-Virus zombies from Resident Evil, but in the Game of Thrones universe, they’re much more. In fact, they seem to be sentient beings that are capable of thinking logically. What’s worse is that there are limited items in Westeros that can kill them. I dagger made of dragonglass has proven to be able to kill them.


Also, in this past episode, we found that Valyrian steel can also kill White Walkers. Jon Snow was lucky enough to have a Valyrian blade called Longclaw, given to him and was able to take down a White Walker. In the books, Valyrian steel is described as dragonsteel and the secrets to making them are long lost. What the world has now, is all they will ever have of Valyrian steel. So what does that mean? Well unless the armies of Westeros can arm themselves with lots of dragon glass or find a huge supply of Valryian steel blades, then they’re all fracked over.


Unless…the Queen returns. Yes, Daenerys Targaryen, the banished princess and now Queen, has been hinting to want to return back to her homeland of Westeros for 5 years. She is the MOTHER OF DRAGONS. I think that the term DRAGON-blade. DRAGON glass is the key word. Fire in itself doesn’t bother White Walkers, but DRAGON Fire may be the key. I really believe that Daenerys’ Dragons will turn the tide and completely obliterate White Walkers and save Westeros. Not only that, this could be the key to her winning the favor of the people of Westeros after her father, the Mad King, caused everyone to hate her bloodline. Of course this is too obvious, but I really hope that we as the viewers actually get a good payoff as to the end of this series.


So, unless the Riders of Berk from ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ suddenly appear on the show, then Daenerys is the worlds only since all other Dragons are extinct.


I do not know if there are 2 more seasons after this season or if there are 3 more seasons planned. But we are getting closer to a conclusion each week. Am I the only one that wants to see an actual happy ending to this show with Daenery’s taking the Iron Throne, freeing the world from slavery, tyranny much less absolute, having all the bad guys get their comeuppance but also have the best motherfracking badass Zombie vs Dragon fight EVER?

Brienne vs Ramsay

If you watch Game of Thrones, you know that Ramsay Bolton is a psycho nut that loves to torture people, both physically and emotionally. First he did it to Theon Greyjoy, who admittedly, Theon did betray the Starks. But, Theon did allow the two Stark boys to escape and kept that a secret from everyone.


But what’s worse is that he’s raping and emotionally scarring poor Sansa Stark. She’s one of the last honorable people on the show. This show constantly makes us aware that the good guys usually do not win. Or if they do win, it’s not as sweet of a victory as we want it to be.


But with that being said, I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want Brienne of Tarth to beat his ass down! Brienne is a not a knight, but is arguably the best fighter, toughest warrior and most honorable character on the show. She beat the crap out of The Hound, who we all thought was one of the toughest guys around on Game of Thrones. First, it would be great if a female beat this rapist down, but second, it would be a victory for the good guys that we’re all really wanting to see on the show.


Of course, I’d much rather Sansa give the killing stroke, but I doubt that’s going to happen. So I’ll definitely take Brienne doing it instead.

What do you think? Do you want to see this too?

 

 

Any Game of Thrones fans out there? I admit that I didn’t read the books, but I do enjoy the show tremendously. In fact, I’ve had a couple mini-parties to watch episodes with some friends here and there. That’s right, I don’t do clubs, but I’ll watch the hell out of a good fantasy tv show.

 

 

 

If you have not watched the series, a basic synopsis of the show is that there’s a fantasy world that’s in a medieval time, where magic exists (a bit) and some technology is present, to an extent. The main focus is the drama surrounding the different noble families attempting to wrest control of the throne of the Kingdom of Westeros. Although, even that storyline becomes a side story with some of the arcs.

The biggest appeal of this HBO show is that it’s filled with so much story and the richness of the characters set in this world. The characters have a vast diversity of morals ranging from very self centered and evil to being very noble and honorable. Take my advice, don’t get attached to the honorable ones. They don’t last very long.

 

 

At first, the main focus seemed to be on the Stark family, but after several deaths in their lineage, and with other characters coming into the spotlight, the Starks are more just regular characters in the big story. Sansa Stark is one of the few remaining Starks and she has kept her nobility and moral conscience. She was brutally beaten by her former fiancee, King Joffrey after having to witness her father’s beheading. After a bit of work, it appeared that her character had finally broken free and was on her way to becoming a strong woman in her own right. However this was not the case on May 17th’s episode. On Season 5, Episode 6, we were witness to the young Sansa Stark being raped by her newly wed husband Ramsay Bolton.

 

 

Ramsay Bolton is a character that can arguably be even more hated that King Joffrey. And that says a lot as Joffrey is probably one of the most hated people on the series. Ramsay is brutal, sadistic and out-rightly evil. He raped Sansa on their wedding night and forced Theon Greyjoy, who was a surrogate brother to Sansa, to witness this event. Let’s not even go into what Ransay did to Theon, who is now forced into being called Reek (he cut off his penis). But this rape has caused a lot of uproar in the Game of Thrones community. A lot.

 

 

This isn’t the first controversial event to happen in Game of Thrones. In the first episode, we find out that Queen Sersei and her twin Brother, Jaime Lannister are secret lovers and that all of Cersei’s children are actually produced from their union. Later, Jaime rapes his sister in front of the corpse of their oldest son, Joffrey. These are just many of the other rapes and attempted rapes that take place on the series. The deaths and brutal acts between the families is numerous and there’s not an episode that passes that something horrific occurs.

With Sansa being raped, now many viewers feel that the series has finally crossed the line. Twitter messages back and forth from the book author George R.R. Martin has shown that he supports the rape scene, despite it not occurring in the book.

 

 

I myself found this scene horrible and I was legitimately sickened by what happened. I do not know why a character who had been tortured previously and worked to free herself and become a stronger person, has to be put through the same event all over again. However his time it is with someone even more evil and crazy than the last person. I feel like the show is attempting to shock the viewer, but is doing it to such an extreme, that they are trying to out do themselves in previous seasons. Unfortunately for them, by trying to shock the viewer in such a sickening way, they are going to lose some of their audience.

 

 

I am curious, what do you think?