Game of Thrones Open Thread: A Golden Crown



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  1. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    It was AWESOME. Seriously, the show just keeps getting better and better.Report

  2. Avatar Ryon says:

    It really was awesome. Tyrion’s confession was everything I hoped it would be, but Viserys’ crowning was so much more than I could have ever imagined.Report

  3. Avatar Plinko says:

    I thought it was by far the best episode yet.Report

  4. Avatar North says:

    I must say that this series has really improved my opinion of screenwriters and their ability to translate large books to television. I wonder if the True Blood book fans felt similarily? The Hubby and I bought HBO for TB but GoT is turning out to be quite good news for us too.Report

  5. Avatar Fnord says:

    Very much impressed, with both Golden Crown and Win or Die, which is available on HBOGO (and presumably bootleg, too) a week early. In the first few episodes, I was disappointed by Jason Momoa as Drogo, but he makes up for it in these episodes. The trial by combat at Tyrion’s trial looked much more real to me than Jaime and Ned’s fight last week. They’re both contenders for best episode of the series so far.Report

    • Avatar Daniel says:

      Yeah I’ve been kind of dissatisfied with Jason Momoa too. I just pictured Khal Drogo as something a little different.Report

      • Avatar North says:

        Odd, he worked pretty well for me except for the makeup which looked a bit too obvious initially. But then I never had envisioned him much in my head (I initially found Daenerys’ chapters terribly uncompelling and hurried through them).Report

      • Avatar Plinko says:

        I had not pictured him this way at all I’d had a picture of him being wiry more than a hulking Conan. Of course, I could have glossed over a description of him or something.Report

        • Avatar Daniel says:

          My mental image was completely the opposite of that. My beef with Jason Momoa is that despite all the wardrobe and makeup he still looks like a cast member of Baywatch Hawaii. I pictured Drogo to be a little more gruff and hulking and ugly.Report

  6. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    See now I want to go watch it again.Report

  7. Avatar Nate says:

    I’m not particularly enjoying the Theon scenes, but I think they’re necessary given that I honestly didn’t really notice him or his motivations in the book until he became a POV character. It’s much the same with Renly. Their actions came out of nowhere for me, (I read the books very quickly) and it’s not so easy for a TV series to rely on mere suggestion for character motivations.Report