Originally Posted by ctg
....the pits of Harrenhal - the home castle of the clan Lannisters...
In what perhaps may be an indication of how the series is losing (or confusing) viewers who haven't read the books - Harrenhal is not, in fact, the seat of the Lannisters. That would be Casterly Rock, on the western coast. Harrenhal is in the Riverlands, ancestrally home to the (long dead) Harrens (they had a dragon problem), but most recently seat of Janos Slynt and subsequently offered as a prize to Littlefinger.