Thursday, 22 May 2014
Game of Thrones. Cristina Yang. Fangirl
It has been forever since I last posted anything. The break is owing to college work, upcoming exams, and other Law school related things.
I only recently started watching Game of thrones(a bit late, I know!) and am absolutely in love with the show. I understand now what people meant when they said it is addicting. I tried reading the book- A Game of Thrones (A Game of Thrones is the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin.) but never managed to get past page five of the E-book. The show, however, is amazing and I cannot get enough of it.
Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is based on the novels by George.R.R.Martin.
I have only caught up with season one and started to watch season two today. So far the story is great.
Season one :
It starts with the introduction of the Night Walkers who are these creatures raised from death. They are evil and people believe them to be a myth until now. We are introduced to the Stark family. Eddard (Ned) Stark is the Lord of Winterfell. I love everyone of ‘em. Arya instantly became my favorite with her tomboy and spirited nature.
Then we meet King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and the Lannister family. It is easy to hate the Lannister family with a passion (maybe except Tyrion. He is awesome).
Things happen. Lots of dangerous things. Eddard Stark dies(SPOILER ALERT). And more things like wars and dragons happen.
(I’m lazy to write out a summary of the season!)
They are listed in order of my favorites.
Tyrion Lannister : This guy is honestly the coolest thing in the series(after the dragons). Tyrion is a dwarf and unkindly referred to as the Imp. Inspite of his ugly looks he is smart, weirdly charming, likes books, is not stupid. The character is played by Peter Dinklage who has won many awards for the role.
Daenerys Targaryen : She is probably the most loved character. From being a timid girl who let her brother bully her she goes on to be the khaleesi(which is a word for Queen) Her attitude is what makes her such a great character. She comes across as a strong woman figure who wouldn’t let anyone tell her what to do. And then she is has the dragons. What is there not to love about dragons?
Arya Stark : Tomboy Arya doesn’t want to be a lady. She rather fight wars like men then take up a role as a graceful woman. She is skilled at archery and learns to be a swordsman too. The character is played by the talented Maisie Williams.
In spite of his huge fan base there are many who criticize the show for its amount of nudity, portrayal of sexual violence and the disaffectionate depiction of blood. If you do not like gore, this is not for you. Vocal cords are ripped out, heads are severed, horses are slaughtered. Yes, LOTS of blood.
The Times cited critics as fearing that "rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and unshocking occurrence". George R. R. Martin responded that rape and sexual violence are in fact prevalent in war, and that omitting them from the narrative would undermine one of his novels' themes: "that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves."
Once you get past all that the story is really enjoyable.
Goodbye Cristina Yang.
Any true Grey’s Anatomy fan would feel the sting of Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) leaving the show. She was a popular character loved by many for her distinct qualities and talents as a doctor. She will be truly missed. Grey’s Anatomy will not be the same without her and Meredith Grey won’t be the same without her person.
Dance it out!
Until next time! <3 p="">