Bits of Episode 9
Amidst all the battle the thing I noticed about Episode 9 was the ladies.
The growing friendship/alliance between Sansa and Shae is striking. I’m glad that they put this in. Not enough TV/Movies show genuine relationships between women, and though they sometimes speak of men, there is lots of Beschdel goodness to spare. It may get strained due to things next season, but I hope they remain allies. I love every moment of it.
Cersei with Tommen on the Iron Throne, surrounded by darkness. Gorgeous, haunting imagery there. All she wants is the be truly queen and to have her children at her side. Marcella is lost to Dorne, Joffrey to madness, and he’s all she has left. She holds him tight. Her son is her defiance against the patriarchy, her fuck you to Robert, the one way she regains agency over her body, by choosing the father of her children instead of the rapist she was sold to. War is at her door, and she is prepared to take control of her body one more time.
By far this is my favourite added scene in the whole series, written by GRRM himself. I wonder, with the added things in this episode being written by the original author, did he think of these nuggets after publication and now had the chance to add them? There were quite a few new zingers in there. Or where these things he had loved to put in but couldn’t because of POV restrictions? Did he just think these up while writing the series?
Cersei only drops the poison after she sees her father, not before. Only when she knows they have won does she drop her guard.
One thing to a perfect episode (aside from the gratuitous boobies). I wish they had included a clear shot of Loras in Renly’s armour. If I hadn’t read the books, I would have missed it!
Daenerys learns the meaning of the word “ship”
How dissapointed I was once I realized “fuckyeahthespiceking” doesn’t exist
Oh, there you go: http://fuckyeahthespiceking.tumblr.com/
Halftime Score: Nudity in Game of Thrones
HBO invents all reasons to have naked women. Even when a female prostitute is naked as can be the camera angles find excuse to never show anything of the male clients. Instead the men walk about either clothed, or with a strategically exposed women covering up his naughty bits. Perish the thought of a naked man in a brothel!
Even when female nudity makes no sense, they throw it in.
If Margaery knew that Renly was gay and unseduceable, why did she her top off? Asking if he wants her brother to help, awsome. Excuse for more female nudity, not so awsome.
With Joffrey’s of prostitute beating, the nudity cheapened the scene. It would have been more powerful if she had kept her clothes on, and shown no sign of anything at all sexual in that scene and that he gets his kicks from pure violence, instead of the mix.
That Stannis/Mel scene… what’s with him being fully clothed, not even slipping out his pecker for a moment, and her being totally naked? Lopsided-much HBO? Besides. Melisandre should have been on top. Stannis is too rigid to take charge with his mechanical thrusts and make a mess of the Painted Table.
Notice how nothing is censor-worthy on the men. And as lovely as Episode 5 was without a boob in sight, and instead Gendry’s fine, fine smithing, the scales are rather a little unbalanced. Dear HBO: those of us who appreciate the male body like a little ass too, maybe even a tentacle.
The peach was lonely.
Joffrey: Ser Ilyn, bring him my head.
What happens when ridiculously photogenic guy comes to Kings Landing.
Game of Thrones, Epsiode 02.01 Feels
Most important errand of the day: obtaining snacks to watch Game of Thrones. I am full of feels.
ZOMG the opening credits don’t take us anywhere new! First disappointment.
Myrcella gets a line. Woo! I hope we can hear many more in the episodes to come. Tommen’s first line will be like kittens.
Chella! Are those black ears she’s wearing?
Osha! I’m glad her hair is no longer in her face. It’s like watching someone run with their shoelaces untied. Not that she should be clean or anything, but that hair was bugging me. All better now. Osha knows everything. Everyone else knows shit.
Drogon looking good. Did they do a better job on Dany brows this season? Or will they go black again in Quarth? One can only hope. No Irri! I hope she’s not cut/dies :(
Dany and Rackharo have a Moment. Am I the only one who wants them to exchange more bodily fluids than just blood?
Looks like they did cast a Selyse! There is hope for Team Shireen. Even if Selyse doesn’t get any lines. Way to contribute to her marginalization HBO. I hope they don’t also reduce her to joke about female liphair.
Everyone gather round for a toast. Stannis is all like, do I have to? The painted table is win. And I don’t even care that Stannis isn’t bald. I loved the three of them, they work well together, and I think are the strongest group of the new cast.
The ruby glows ever so subtly.
My feelings on the direwolf are mixed. In the still Greywind looks pretty badass. He’s realistic, but, but I can tell the wolf is from a greenscreen. The lighting wasn’t so good on him. Ah well, could be worse.
Littlefinger, looking mighty old. I won’t be able to watch when he gets it on with Lysa. I don’t want to picture Lysa rooting her dad.
Ahhhh, Cat, there you are! I’m miffed they cut so much her out. It should have been her eye fucking Jamie, not Robb. I hope she gets juicy bits in the Stormlands.
Come on Joff, you saw it coming. Look at Cersei’s face. It’s a warning. You asked for it. Work those eyebrows Cersei!
I guess I have to give my hopes up. Looks like they cut out the two most major women of colour and made them white. (psst Linda this is how whitewashing is done) Seriously HBO? I thought you were better than this. RIP Chataya and Alayaya. I mean, I guess with Ros it’s economy of character, but they could have at the very least kept Alayaya black and similar to her original character, instead of some random white lady.
Why, hello there, Gendry.