Well, opinions on the finale/series?
The books and the TV show have gripped me in a way that no other series has done in such a long time. I think part of it's appeal is in just how it delivers those story twists and turns. For me personally, I knew as soon as Robert raised the command to assassinate Daenerys that it would spark the Dothraki to retaliate. But I never suspected that it would last for all of a few minutes, and that Khal Drogo would die so suddenly. So not only has it played with my expectations but there's been genuine twists that I'd never see coming. And by that of course I'm referring to the deaths of Viserys, Robert and Eddard
. Holy shit.
Back to the series and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I'm trying to think of certain characters I can pick out as being standouts but you know, as I think of each one, I can't imagine those characters as anyone else other than the actors who play them. They're pretty much, all of them, perfectly cast. If pushed, I will say some of my favourite performances have come from the likes of Eddard, Arya, Jon, Tyrion, Drogo, Daenerys, Jorah, Bronn. They're all brilliant. As are the bad guys, Jaime, Cersei, Viserys....And Joffrey!! Holy shit, I know I had my reservations cause in the book he's described as being rather handsome when the person they cast is...not?
But I certainly do not care anymore cause he's just a brilliant actor who plays that role so well. Still want to smack the little prick for killing Eddard but I have to keep telling myself that it's not the actors fault.
It also helps that I have had you guys to discuss it with, it's led to my enjoyment of it even more.
Almost finished the 2nd book! A few hundred or so pages left to go!