Very happy for Joff's death, finally, but I felt like the episode itself wasn't very good. Maybe it's just because I expected it and I was so excited for it, and the scene from the book was burned into my brain. This is why for Dexter and True Blood I didn't read the books. I know the shows are going to be quite different from the books, and if I read the books, I will CONSTANTLY be comparing them. But ASOIAF is right up my alley and I wanted to be a complete part of the living, breathing fandom, if that makes sense. I just finished the fourth book, so once I finish Dance with Dragons
, I will be open to all spoilers, and that's what I want. But I also feel like I can't completely enjoy the show. But then again, the show PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF anyway.
First of all, D&D spend way too much time showing naked women. It really bugs me now. I don't know if it gets worse with each season, but nowadays I get really irked. With Daenerys, for example... I felt like Dany's scene at the end of season one was so strong because she was
the Dragon, and her nakedness had nothing to do with being sexualized in any way. She had lived through fire, and the dragons had hatched, and she was something to be awestruck by, and it had nothing to do with being naked, but there she was. I don't know. There was just something about that. Throughout the first season, she had been shown naked several times, so this was like the first time she was owning herself and her nakedness. In season two, she wasn't naked at all, but it would have been good, in my opinion, if she had been, just going from the books. When she gets to Qarth, their fashion is to have one breast exposed. After the end of season one, being naked like that and it not being sexual, why couldn't they continue that in Qarth? Then I think in season three, we see Dany naked in an unnecessary bath scene.
It's scenes like that that bother me. It's like D&D look for chances to have a naked women. Like, "We need Daario to come to Dany. She'll be naked!" or "We need Bronn to be waiting for the battle to start. Let's have a naked woman with him!" or "We need Pod to find Bronn. Let's have him be in the brothel with a naked woman!" or "Let's age up Pod for no real reason and have Tyrion decide it's time for Pod to lose his virginity, and this will be done by a bunch of naked women doing weird things with their bodies! FUCK YEAH! Let me get my lotion..." It's so annoying! Why can't they just do the nudity where it's necessary? I mean, fine, some gratuitous nudity is probably to be expected, but D&D really seem to shove it in wherever they see the tiniest bit of room. (*sigh* That's what she said.)
And now with the latest episode, they completely ruined these characters with the Jamie/Cersei scene. I am basically going to ignore the context D&D have put the scene into. It is so wrong
. Have they even read the books? For real? For really real? First of all, Jamie wouldn't do that, and Cersei would rip the cock off of any man who would try to do that. Second of all, here is a quote from the scene:
“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him. “Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.”
Both parties we're 100% willing to fuck next to their son's corpse. D&D just had to ruin it for REASONS NO ONE UNDERSTANDS.