Game of Thrones Open Thread: A Golden Crown
So what’d everyone think of A Golden Crown? I actually haven’t watched it yet because I don’t get HBO so I have to wait a day for bootleg versions to show up online but, having read the books, I have an idea what happens. Karma’s a bitch.
Okay so I finally saw the episode and it was truly awesome. One of the best episodes of any t.v. show I’ve seen in quite a while.
I have to say that one of the most surprising and stark differences between the books and the show, for me, is how different a light is cast over Theon. From the very beginning of the books there is something ominous about him. From other point of views he’s very commonly described as having a constant smirk. The show’s story is much more sympathetic to him. It’s pretty clear that he’s torn between new loyalties and old and he feels like an outcast as a ward at Winterfell.
Anyway, I really did like this episode. Writing about it right now makes me want to watch it again, if not only for some of the best one liners and Tyrion’s scenes. Bronn’s fight wasn’t as good as it was in the books but it was still pretty sweet.