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Who is your favorite or least liked cast member ? Returning from Seasons 1-3 are  STARK :

Catelyn  Tully- Stark  ( Michelle Fairley ) ; Robb Stark ( Richard Madden ) ; Sansa Stark ( Sophie Turner ) ; Arya

Stark ( Maisie Williams ) ; Brandon Stark ( Issac Hempstead Wright ) ; Rickon Stark ( Art Parkinson ) and Jon

Snow ( Kit Harrington ). BARATHEON : Stannis ( Stephen Dillane ); Queen Cersei ( Lena Headley )  ; King

 Joffrey ( Jack Gleeson ) LANNISTER:Lord Tywin ( Charles Dance ) ; ser Jaime ( Nicolau Costa-Waldu ); Tyrion

( Peter Dinklage );  TARGARYEON :Danerys/Khaleesi ( Emilia Clark ) ; Theon ( Alfie Allen ) . Also Littlefinger, Peycelle

Maester Pycelle , Varys , Bronn , Lancel , Lady Margaery , ser Loras, Sandor, Shae, Ser Jeor Mormont, ser Jorah 

 Mormont,  Davos ,  Melisandrei ,  Brienne and more. Of course we said goodbyes to  King Robert Baratheon, Lord

Eddard Stark, Renley Baratheon, Viserys Targaryeon, maester Luwin, ser Rodrick and Jory , ser Yoren and Khal

Drogo. There were more Characters like Ygritte the Wildling and Night Watch brothers at the Wall to name but you

can add them in your post. How did they do ? Any dislikes or favorites ? Interesting ? Were you surprised at their

departure ? Can you name Season's Three cast yet ?



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Favs: The King in the North, Great Jon (what are we going to do without him?), King Robert, Ser Baristan Selmy, Syrio, Bronn, Brienne, Tyrion, Jon Snow, Ned and Jory (the scene in Little Finger's cathouse!), Jorah, Jaqen, and I actually like the turncoat, even considering what he did to our house.

Not so much: I'm not a Dany fan (sorry, please don't hate), Yara (yuck!), Talisa bleh, Little Finger, Ser Loras, Maester Pycell, Cersei although I think Lena is outstanding as her, Tywin for being so mean to Tyrion, of course Joffrey even though Jack is outstanding.

The rest I like things about and dislike things about, i.e. old Jaime (meh) then new Jaime (golden), old Catelyn (meh) then later Catelyn(scary!).



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As I read the books I disciplined myself to remain neutral and let the story unfold. As a viewer of GoT, I am

quite differentconfuse. I 've gotten annoyed at Littlefinger the teleport / Tywin the nice guy who hogs the screen,

Arya who nearly gets tagged by LF/ Catelyn who frees Jaime for less pragmatic reasons as book Catelyn /

Robb the "my penis hopped out of my pants' Stark / a likeable Lysa ( well almost )/ Talisa the

( who are you again?) / Jon the deaf and stunned guy / Khaleesi the "I will take what is mine thru fire and

blood " Targaryeon / oh and Cersei cries real tears with " Joffrey is so difficult " in front of Tyrion/ Qhorin.

 

Big Bonuses though;Sean Bean as Eddard Stark/ Mark Addy as King Robert Alfie Allen as Theon/ Donald Sumpter

as maester Luwin / Jack Gleeson as Joffrey / Balon Greyjoy / Lord Baelish and lord Tywin / Peter Dinklage as Tyrion

Shae / Lancel/Bran/ Varys/ Bronn/ Khal Drogo/ ser Jeor and Jorah Mormont. All Outstanding. I could think of a few

more but I'm beginning to slur my words.  Yes I d like Emilia Clark I'm just annoyed with the script .Goodnight all.



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Well I watch a lot of Brittish TV, and so I'm constantly surprised how many actors I liked in other productions turn out in GoT. Out of the top of my head, the biggest surprise for me was Mark Addy as Robert. Not in a thousand years would I have pictured him playing such a character, and he was marvelous.
Actors I already loved and turned out to be fantastic are, without a doubt, Stephen Dillane and Carice van Houten. I know some of you can't quite get behind Carice's Mel yet (men of the room, just pretend I didn't say that), but I love her portrayal. I admit, I may be a bit biased, since I was already familiar with her before the show and always found her to be a gorgeous and highly talented actress.
There are waaay to many to name, but I'm also really impressed with Alfie Allen's Theon. I just want to give him a Gibbs-slap every time I see him.



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From what I've seen of Carice Houton in GoT S2, I know she'd be outstanding in later episodes.

I'm not at all keen on the intimate moment with Stannis so soon or Stannis's admittance in

being aware of Renley's murder but that's just the script. I'm annoyed but not pissed off. 

Carice seems to have the cajones to carry the heavy portraysl of Melisandre for later. I

really grew to admire her strengths in ADWD. Alfie Allen has upped the stakes for great

acting along with the big names. I am so looking forward to later seasons.



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WildSeed wrote:

I'm not at all keen on the intimate moment with Stannis so soon...


 I was so not ready for that.   



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I really enjoy Carice van Houten in her role. She portrays the exotic/mysterious/powerful/manipulative priestess perfectly.




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Macha I am with you there I wanted to kill someone when I heard Mark Addy was cast as Robert, one episode later he was one of my favourites, he truly embodied and perfect the character of Robert.
I love Richard Madden as Robb and bloody hell he understands the character! Sorry bout the mess up that was his storyline but it wasn't his fault, and doesn't change how well he plays the character. The scene in episode 1 of season 2 where he confronts Jaime is GOLD!
WildSeed how can you not like Tywin! He doens't hog the scene, he's just one of those guys who has such a presence that all eyes are on him. Something that I think book Tywin had as well.

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I have to agree with WildSeed about Tywin. I simply hated Tywin in the novels. Charles Dance really brings him to life and makes him likable.

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That's funny Cary. I was just writing a similar thing about Ser Jorah in another thread. I haven't read the books, so I don't know for sure, but it seems like based on actions alone, I would think Ser Jorah is a leering creepy old guy. Yet they cast his part so brilliantly that you can't help but like him. It's amazing what a difference casting makes.

I can see that Tywin could come off as the evil patriarch based on his actions. But Charles Dance does a wonderful job of making him likeable. They struck gold when they cast him.

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I liked Tywin from the start in the books, then again I've always had this weird thing, even as a kid, where I cheer for the bad guy and hope just once the bad guy can win. I was cheering for Scar in Lion King, lemme just get that off my chest. So liking Tywin came natural for me.

Black as Snow, in the books his this lurch type hairy oke who is in his forties but basically hits on a 13-14 year old girl.

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Aegon the Conqueror wrote:

I liked Tywin from the start in the books, then again I've always had this weird thing, even as a kid, where I cheer for the bad guy and hope just once the bad guy can win. I was cheering for Scar in Lion King, lemme just get that off my chest. So liking Tywin came natural for me.

Black as Snow, in the books his this lurch type hairy oke who is in his forties but basically hits on a 13-14 year old girl.


Funny enough Charles Dance played the villian in "The Last Action Hero" ( underrated flick IMO ), and he had this great line: "In in the real world the bad guys can win!" http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TZc1W_--Vps

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LOL. I had that feeling about Jorah. I caught myself a few times cheering him on and wondered why I wasn't rooting for one of the blood riders to castrate him. He's a creepy Khaleesi-betraying, slave-selling pedophile, but I genuinely like him.

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Well in his defence in Westeros it's not considered odd for a man in his 50s to marry a teen. I mean look at Walder Frey 90 years old with 15 year old wife. There was this one bloody funny thing they ommited in the series.
Walder: She'll give me a son before the year is out.
Catelyn: I'm sure she will give you many sons.
Walder: Maybe I'll make him my heir. Wouldn't that piss the others off.

Walder's oldest son is in his 70s and not the Lord Frey yet.

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Aegon the Conqueror wrote:

Well in his defence in Westeros it's not considered odd for a man in his 50s to marry a teen. I mean look at Walder Frey 90 years old with 15 year old wife. There was this one bloody funny thing they ommited in the series.
Walder: She'll give me a son before the year is out.
Catelyn: I'm sure she will give you many sons.
Walder: Maybe I'll make him my heir. Wouldn't that piss the others off.

Walder's oldest son is in his 70s and not the Lord Frey yet.


 Frey is a disgusting individual, book or HBO.  The actor who plays him however (also from Harry Potter series, and I like him in there, too) is spot on wonderful.



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Lyanna Stark wrote:

Favs: The King in the North, Great Jon (what are we going to do without him?), King Robert, Ser Baristan Selmy, Syrio, Bronn, Brienne, Tyrion, Jon Snow, Ned and Jory (the scene in Little Finger's cathouse!), Jorah, Jaqen, and I actually like the turncoat, even considering what he did to our house.

Not so much: I'm not a Dany fan (sorry, please don't hate), Yara (yuck!), Talisa bleh, Little Finger, Ser Loras, Maester Pycell, Cersei although I think Lena is outstanding as her, Tywin for being so mean to Tyrion, of course Joffrey even though Jack is outstanding.

The rest I like things about and dislike things about, i.e. old Jaime (meh) then new Jaime (golden), old Catelyn (meh) then later Catelyn(scary!).


 Yikes!  I agree with so much of that that it's downright disturbing.   Disagree on the turncoat, who cannot possibly suffer enough as far as I am concerned. Jorah meh, but mostly because Dany meh.

But you skipped my man Sam, second in my estimation only to Tyrion.  John Bradley's Sam is one of the few show characters I love even more than I loved them in the books.  He is just perfect.

Also Arya - despite the Harrenhall changes, show Arya does a superb job of portraying the essence of Book Arya

And I hate show Shae more than book Shae, mostly because I am very afraid D&D are nicening her up for a major plot change.



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Yellow Dog wrote:
Lyanna Stark wrote:

Favs: The King in the North, Great Jon (what are we going to do without him?), King Robert, Ser Baristan Selmy, Syrio, Bronn, Brienne, Tyrion, Jon Snow, Ned and Jory (the scene in Little Finger's cathouse!), Jorah, Jaqen, and I actually like the turncoat, even considering what he did to our house.

Not so much: I'm not a Dany fan (sorry, please don't hate), Yara (yuck!), Talisa bleh, Little Finger, Ser Loras, Maester Pycell, Cersei although I think Lena is outstanding as her, Tywin for being so mean to Tyrion, of course Joffrey even though Jack is outstanding.

The rest I like things about and dislike things about, i.e. old Jaime (meh) then new Jaime (golden), old Catelyn (meh) then later Catelyn(scary!).


 Yikes!  I agree with so much of that that it's downright disturbing.   Disagree on the turncoat, who cannot possibly suffer enough as far as I am concerned. Jorah meh, but mostly because Dany meh.

But you skipped my man Sam, second in my estimation only to Tyrion.  John Bradley's Sam is one of the few show characters I love even more than I loved them in the books.  He is just perfect.

Also Arya - despite the Harrenhall changes, show Arya does a superb job of portraying the essence of Book Arya

And I hate show Shae more than book Shae, mostly because I am very afraid D&D are nicening her up for a major plot change.


 I do apologize and you are correct, IMO, Samwell is wonderful.  He is book wonderful, he is HBO wonderful.  The actor hopefully will go on to do great things entertainment wise after he's done with GOT.   I do hold my ground on the turncoat though. 

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Lyanna Stark wrote:
Aegon the Conqueror wrote:

Well in his defence in Westeros it's not considered odd for a man in his 50s to marry a teen. I mean look at Walder Frey 90 years old with 15 year old wife. There was this one bloody funny thing they ommited in the series.
Walder: She'll give me a son before the year is out.
Catelyn: I'm sure she will give you many sons.
Walder: Maybe I'll make him my heir. Wouldn't that piss the others off.

Walder's oldest son is in his 70s and not the Lord Frey yet.


 Frey is a disgusting individual, book or HBO.  The actor who plays him however (also from Harry Potter series, and I like him in there, too) is spot on wonderful.


          So true about Frey. Balon Greyjoy was spot on too though maybe not becoming a regular (?)



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WildSeed wrote:
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Aegon the Conqueror wrote:

Well in his defence in Westeros it's not considered odd for a man in his 50s to marry a teen. I mean look at Walder Frey 90 years old with 15 year old wife. There was this one bloody funny thing they ommited in the series.
Walder: She'll give me a son before the year is out.
Catelyn: I'm sure she will give you many sons.
Walder: Maybe I'll make him my heir. Wouldn't that piss the others off.

Walder's oldest son is in his 70s and not the Lord Frey yet.


 Frey is a disgusting individual, book or HBO.  The actor who plays him however (also from Harry Potter series, and I like him in there, too) is spot on wonderful.


          So true about Frey. Balon Greyjoy was spot on too though maybe not becoming a regular (?)


 Congratulations on your Lordship, Lady.  A case of red or gold, which ever you prefer, or Y's tea?



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  I do hold my ground on the turncoat though. 
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 Your reasoning is sound and your compassion admirable. Part of me wishes I could share it. It's going to be harder for me to maintain my hard line

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Yellow Dog wrote:
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  I do hold my ground on the turncoat though. 
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 Your reasoning is sound and your compassion admirable. Part of me wishes I could share it. It's going to be harder for me to maintain my hard line

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 I would like to have just had

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Too hard to choose , really.
My big big crush was on Dinklage, i thought he was shakespearian and he really was one of the reason i was so hooked.
Dance is wonderful and the kids are great too. I want a Maisie for my christmas !
But i really like Bradley , Farley, Costen Waldau, Gleeson , Christie, Bean so ftw , really too hard to choose (bis repetita and boring to death sinc it's all about love , Kit excepted)


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