yesterday, i wached the latest 3 episodes back-to-back, they had been sitting on my drive unwatched. ah, so good.
spoilers for those who dont read!
after getting a problematic story in season 1 and a boring one in season 2, danaerys' character is really taking off. i love her story in book 3, and the adaprtion does not disappoint. and emilia clarke aces every scene shes in, its a real delight to watch.
and holy shitsnacks, they got one seriously hot actor in the role of grey worm! i dont know what i was expecting, but when that helmet came off, i was saluting him. if i were the type that writes slash-fiction, id be writing something ridiculous with grey worm, grenn, and gendry just about now!
also, coster-waldau butt! it did not disappoint. also also, sexy gay evil squire prostitute spy! part of me wants a spin-off about only him. and part of me is hoping that we never see him again, because he doesnt exist in the books (right?), and we know how that went with ros, both in terms of how pointless her stories were, and how terribel her ultimate faith was.
jon and sam are still putting me to sleep, but ygritte is awesome. rose leslie is a beautiful woman, but i find it even more amazing what she does with her voice alone. that rasp is sooo sexy! oona chaplin (playing talisa stark) is also doing a good job on that front.
tyrion is getting a little washed out, but now we have lady olenia walking around the keep, throwing shade left and right. that bitch is fabulous, and margaery is wonderful, too. i really love the tyrells.
meera and jojen reed are so well cast. brienne is awesome, too.
not much happening on stannis' and davos' front, but shereens song somehow almost broke my heart.
i actually rewound to hear arya scream "go to hell!" again. she is so cool, and the actress is really talented.
i love how melissandre got so jealous when she realized thoros could raise the dead. delicious!
the one thing about the show that really doesnt work is theons storyline. the writers obviously struggle to find something, anything, for him to do. and what they ended up with is both boring and extremely unpleasant.
the SFX has gotten really good, though. i didnt love the dragons and wolves in season 2 but these last few episodes, they looked awesome. and that bear!