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  •  I have no plans to read the books, but I am (6+ / 0-)

    enjoying the show, & an firmly on Team Daenerys.  I like Robb, but can't help but think that things won't go well for him vs Tywin (if only Arya had been able to have him assassinated!).  If Daenerys & Jon Snow could team up their forces to defeat the northern zombie horde...  oh, screw my progressive inclinations: there will be no peaceful resolution, things are going to go wrong wrong wrong!

     

    It's time to start letting sleeping dinosaurs lie, lest we join them in extinction by our consumption of them.

    by Leftcandid on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:05:01 AM PDT

    •  show brought me to the books (8+ / 0-)

      started in January and this week have caught up to the show. do yourself a favor and take the plunge. well worth it.

    •  Stick with Team Daenerys. (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      javan, ER Doc, jlms qkw, Puddytat

      I've read 'em. You're on the winning team.

      Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

      by Youffraita on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:11:44 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not firmly convinced she's the winning team. (5+ / 0-)

        Anyone can be killed.  Anyone.  I've read the books too and my impression is different.  (SPOILERS AHEAD) ....  I think one of the over-arching themes of the series is that there is the capacity for good and evil in every person.  There is a beast in every man, Ser Jorah would say.  As the Mother of Dragons, Dany definitely has her dark side.   Daenerys might stand a chance of ruling the Seven Kingdoms, but only if she doesn't go stark raving mad like her father and many of the Targaryens who came before her.  From what I've been able to glean of Targaryen history, madness runs in their bloodline.  I think there is a lot of foreshadowing in the text that drops hints of this in the characterization of Daenerys Stormborn.  By the end of the third book her heart has already hardened considerably and trust issues begin to develop in her mind.  By the end of the fifth book something inside her has dramatically changed.  She has succumbed to paranoia and delusion and it's unclear whether she will be ruled by emotion or by reason.  If, through the tribulations she experiences, she can retain her quintissential humanity, she would make a good fit for the Iron Throne.  Then again, George R.R. Martin isn't really known for treating his characters kindly, and he has made it clear that Daenerys isn't his favorite character.

        Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you ~ C.G. Jung

        by JClarkPDX on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 08:21:26 PM PDT

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    •  The author - George R.R. Martin (5+ / 0-)

      is pretty liberal in his political views.  

      "I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers

      by newjeffct on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 07:18:29 PM PDT

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      •  He had some interesting commentary on (0+ / 0-)

        creative financing when Tyrion got a look at what Littlefinger was doing to keep the kingdom afloat.  It was nothing so simple as a giant-ass loan from Tywin.

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