Re: A few thoughts after season 2
SPOILER ALERT regarding Robb's marriage and his future!!!! You have been warned.
This discussion is about the HBO show, but it reflects/mirrors the books so I'll comment regarding what I think will happen going forward.
Robb met this girl (I don't even know her name) after a battle against Lannisters. She was a wandering healer assisting the fallen. But she had been with the Lannisters before the battle... I think.
Fast forward to the end of ASOS. The Westerlings are honored, by Tywin Lannister, for their part in the downfall of Robb Stark.
So who is this new bride of Robb's? She says she's from the Free Cities. Well, Jeyne Westerling's (great?) grandmother was from the Free Cities. We know that Tywin has been upset that he's been continually beaten by Robb on the battlefield. So how will Tywin get rid of Robb if he cannot do it in the field? Sexy, little, brunette Mrs. Stark is lalready an agent of Tywin. It is known.
She may end up being Jeyne Westerling in disguise for the show. Who knows... But she is an intentional trap for Robb. It is known.
Okay.... as for the acting...
Dinklage is memorable. Allen is great. Gleeson has been wickedly delicious. He truly is that little &%#@ Joffrey! One of the guys I watch the show with curses every time Gleeson is on screen, "I can't wait for that &^%#$ to get his!"
You guys know I'm an active Jon hater. He's young and moody. He's a whiner with a magic sword. So I think that's a tough role for Harrington to play. He does not get any great lines. He does not get any obvious jerks to play off, except Craster and the writers had Craster kick his ass. He does not get any heroics, except for freeing Ygritte and the writers had him keep her. He does not generate any sympathy, except for Orell's attcks on him and Ghost and the writers took that away. He does not get charged with a great mission, except from Qhorin and the writers took that away. His written part from GRRM was that of a moody and entitled teen heart throb and the writers turned it into the role of a wet noodle. All he gets to do is trudge through snow.... and neither Lawrence Olivier, Rex Harrison, nor David Niven could do more with Jon Snow that Harrington is doing... give him a break.
Edit: Brienne should get some votes in the upcoming tourney.