It feels like forever since I have had any new Game of Thrones to watch…or any new A Song of Ice and Fire to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already. To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…
Day One-Favorite Male Character
This is one of those ones that will have two different answers for me based on the medium. For the TV show Joffrey Baratheon is my absolute favorite. Notice it does not say most likable, or most hated just favorite. I like him because can you think of a better villain in any TV show ever? This performance made an entire fandom hate a little boy. He was such a shit heel, such a little whiny perfect heel. Maybe it is the old school wrestling fan in me but Joffrey was the kid we all loved to hate and his death was the most perfect payoff ever.
Now in the books I am a huge fan of Jamie Lannister. Its hard to believe I am writing that about a character who first real action was to toss a little kid out of a window but his arc in the books in writing perfection. IT is really too bad the way it was portrayed on TV because in the books he really see him develop as a fully flushed three dimensional character.