Please tell me I’m not the only one watching this show! I enjoyed and was entertained by Season One, but this season is PHENOMENAL! It’s so compelling that I can’t tear my eyes away, and I cannot WAIT until Sunday gets here each week. All the drama, and sneakiness, and scheming, and war strategy is amped up this season. And the mystery of the wolves has me captivated.
Character Run-Down: (Correct me if I’m wrong please!)
AKA The Young Wolf. Rob has taken over as King of the North in his father’s stead, after he was beheaded in season one After the Lannisters killed his father and essentially held his sisters prisoner, Rob has declared war on the Lannisters and so far he’s kicking ass in battle. He’s captured Jamie Lannister and is holding him prisioner and using him as a bargaining chip. In the midst of war, Rob has become enamored with young Lady Telesia, who is helping the injured and wounded. He’s actually kind and rather magnificant, and even pretty cute. Too bad he’s promised to another as his mother keeps reminding him.
The mother of the Stark girls and boys. I would describe her as sort of a diplomat. She goes hither and thither trying to help her son negotiate terms, secure allies, and glean information. This woman is brave, intelligent, and resourceful. Her children are lucky to have her as a mother as she is fierce in her protection of them. And often times with her, mother knows best. She has really rallied behind Rob since her husband died, and has the ability to inspire loyalty in others. She is a valuable asset to her family.
Poor Sansa. She is now promised to Joffrey Lannister, the new young king. At first she was thrilled that she would one day be a queen. But after realizing her husband-to-be’s cruelty, Sansa is not so happy and is just trying to survive the Lannisters and their special brand of crazy. She desperately wants to go home, but must put on a brave face and navigate her way as best she can through her current reality.
I LOVE this little girl. She is a survivor if I ever saw one, and probably one of the most clever characters on the show. She’s not one to lay down and take a beating. Arya will fight to the death if she has to. She has a warrior’s spirit and a fierce determination to survive and see justice done for all the horrible things that have happened to her and her family at the hands of the Lannisters. She’s very intelligent and a master at blending in when she needs to. Her fortitude and spirit is admirable.
Bran is an interesting character. After being crippled by Jamie Lannister, Bran frequently dreams of a three-eyed crow, and a powerful wolf skulking the grounds. But in his dreams he is the wolf. He can’t help but feel these dreams mean something more and I am inclined to believe him. Bran has taken over Winterfell in Rob’s absence, and finds himself unseated by Theon Greyjoy, a former adopted son of the Starks. Bran and his younger brother have escaped with two hands…we think.
Jon is the bastard son of the now deceased Ned Stark. He left Winterfell and joined the Night Watch. Jon is intriguing to me as he is too young and too cute to have sworn an oath to never bed a woman. Jon is extremely focused on his duties and quite a powerful warrior. He has found himself in many a dangerous situation, but always seems to finagle his way out of them. Currently he is being tempted by a Wildling woman, and is now surrounded by Wildlings and in danger again! I wonder how he’ll work himself out of this one!
This dude has thoroughly pissed me off. As a boy his father went to war with the Starks. He was either taken or given to the Starks during this time and was raised as one of them. They considered and regarded him as family. So when he went to his real father on behalf of the Starks to ask for their allegiance and a fleet of ships, he ends up betraying the Starks and conquering Winterfell in Rob’s absence. What a sniveling, sneaky little snot he is. I hope he gets his just due. Rob has vowed to end him himself and I want to see that for his deceitfulness and cruelty.
This is the summary of House Stark. Join me next week as I profile the Lannisters. I’m so intrigued by this show, like a true book nerd, I will be picking up the books and reading them. I’m sure they are full of details they can’t cover in the series, though they are doing an amazing job with it. If you haven’t been watching this show I implore you to catch up. Watch the first season on Netflix and then catch up on the second. You won’t be disappointed!
Game of Thrones airs on HBO every Sunday @ 9:00 PM!
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