George RR Martin is the REAL Bastard of Bolton because he is FLAYING us all slowly with this story. I know it's coming, I know what happened, I read all the books except the one he's still writing, and at times I STILL can't even.
I'm developing major commitment issues because every time I so much as think,
"He is the man"
BAM! George has him pushing up daisies. Or Snapdragons, or whatever medieval fictional flowers grow in Westeros.
I have to change the subject before I SPOIL.
Can we talk about Ramsey (Snow) Bolton now?
Don't hate the Flayer, hate the game.
I love the crazies, Ramsey is their Darth Vader and he finds your lack of missing body parts disturbing. Once again you go from liking a character, the high-born ward of the Starks formerly known as Theon, to hating him, to OUCH! and then pitying what's left of him, to being in awe of the total control Ramsey has, developing some mutant HBO-Stockholm Syndrome toward crazy Mr. Ramsey.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO THINK ANYMORE.
I'm still all up in the air about Jamie Lannister. You start out thinking their friends of the Starks,
and then in Episode 1,
OH NO THEY ARE frenemies at best, and then I don't remember how it went in the show but in the books you get some back story, you get a sort of respect for his gigantic Sense of Duty which rules his life; but then you get
super cReEpEd out heebie-jeebies that what really rules his life is having sex with his sister;
then you feel this weird pity for the control she has over him; then you don't care because he's just WEAK; but then
he comes to the rescue of Brianne, and he respects her, and helps her keep her word to Lady Stark, and on and on and I'm being vague now because stuff is going down and SPOILERS suck.
There is so much more, but I'm out of time right now. Hopefully I'll be back to update, and/or do additional posts. I can't talk enough about this show and the characters. I hate to talk about the books too much, as I have convinced a bunch of people to start reading the books, and they're not caught up to the show yet, and there's more delicious debauchery beyond where the show is, and fan speculation as to what is coming up because you don't EVEN want to know how book 5 ends, and my nerd chills, they're multiplying.
In the meantime....