Well, if nothing else, Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones (“The Mountain and the Viper”) reaffirmed that old sports adage: “Always play to the whistle.” Having read the book, I saw it coming but, at the same time, I didn’t see it coming.
And so, coming off that shockingly gruesome instalment, I thought it might be nice to follow up my list of My Top 10 Favorite Game of Thrones Characters –
– with a list of My Top 10 Most Hated Game of Thrones Characters.
And, hey, whaddya know! One character has the distinction of appearing on BOTH lists!
Every time this kid appears onscreen, my eyes glaze over and I redirect my attention to far more interesting pursuits – like surfing the net on my handy iPhone. Something about getting somewhere and visions and a big tree…? I don’t care.
He was weak and pathetic even before he fell into the clutches of Ramsay Snow. Can’t muster much sympathy for a guy who murdered two innocent farm boys. But not Bran Stark.
A dull milksop whose ambitions far surpass his limited skill set. Fortunately for him, he’s got a witch in his corner.
Worst Dad Ever!
6. Viserys Targaryen
This petulant whiner’s actually reminded me of someone I know. His “crowning” was well-deserved.
Forget those precocious and loveable tykes from the Adam Sandler romcoms; THIS kid is what you can look forward to if you have children.
Admit it. You too knew this guy in high school and predicted he would someday end up, in his father’s basement, honing his torture skills.
3. Gregor Clegane (The Mountain)
From an honourable mention position to a Top 5 finisher, all on the strength of a single episode!
The only character to make both lists, she is that rare someone I love to hate and, alternately, hate to love.
Not even death mitigates my intense dislike for the sadistic little weasel.
Honorable mentions: Lysa Arryn, Roose Bolton, and Walder Frey/Balon Greyjoy (who I keep thinking are the same guy).
Agree? Disagree? Care to weigh on last Sunday’s episode? The series as a whole?
Thanks to those who took the time to post a comment on this months Book of the Month Club selection, Evening’s Empires. I had a feeling the opinions would be mixed.
Anything else on your mind? Do tell.