Game of Thrones Season One

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It’s time for our thoughts on Season One of Game of Thrones. Don’t forget you still have time to catch up with all of the episodes before the Season Five premiere on April 12!

***GoT Season One Recap***

Season 1 spans a period of several months on a world where the seasons last for years at a time. The action begins in the unified Seven Kingdoms of Westeros as the long summer ends and winter draws near. Lord Eddard Stark is asked by his old friend, King Robert Baratheon, to serve as the King’s Hand following the death of the previous incumbent, Eddard’s mentor Jon Arryn. Eddard is reluctant, but receives intelligence suggesting that Jon was murdered. Eddard accepts Robert’s offer, planning to use his position and authority to investigate the alleged murder.

Meanwhile, on the eastern continent of Essos, the exiled children of House Targaryen, which Robert destroyed to claim the throne, are plotting to return to Westeros and unseat the ‘usurper’. To this end, Viserys Targaryen arranges the marriage of his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo, the leader of 40,000 Dothraki warriors, in return for the use of his warriors in invading Westeros. For her part, Daenerys just wants to find a safe refuge far away from King Robert’s assassins and her brother’s scheming ambition.

Finally, on the northern-most border of the Seven Kingdoms the sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch guard the Wall, a 300-mile-long colossal fortification of ice which has stood for thousands of years. The Watch defends the Wall against the depredations of the lawless wildlings who live beyond, but rumor speaks of a new threat arising in the lands of perpetual winter.

[Source]–Check out the GoT Wiki for lots of info.

Our Thoughts

This post contains spoilers!

I felt like a crazy person while I was watching this, but I totally ship Daenerys and Khal Drogo. I mean, I love them together. And just look at him:

Khal Drogo is Fucking Hot

I have so much to say about this season, I can’t even begin to cover it. So, I’ll just go with the highlights/major characters. With a $60 million budget for ten episodes, it’s no surprise that it’s cinematically brilliant. Everything felt so real and was visually stunning–even the parts that we maybe didn’t want to be.

khal drogo rips out tongue

First of all (well I guess second of all since I started off by saying I ♥ Jason Momoa Drogo the mostest), I can’t believe how intricate this story is and how much it’s all tied together. At first, it seems like there are all these separate things going on in different places, but really, it’s all headed toward one thing.

The Starks: The Starks are the ones who you wish were your family. The patriarch, Ned Stark, is a good guy and genuinely tries to do the right thing, even when it’s not what he wants to do. Unfortunately, that proves to be more than disastrous for him.

One thing that I did not understand is why Jon Snow is a bastard. I guess I don’t get aristocracy and how that all works, but we know who Jon’s father is (presumably. We’ll talk about that in a couple of weeks). Catelyn’s treatment of Jon makes me hate her a little, to be honest.

The Lannisters. What can I say about them? Tyrion is my favorite character, and I can’t wait until someone kills Joffrey. I hate Cersei and love (sort of) Jaime. I get Tywin. And this makes me wish you could still read The Submissive by Tara Sue Me in its original form as fanfiction:
Kiss It Game of Thrones

The Targaryens. Viserys was truly evil and totally deserved what was coming to him. I am slightly confused on how they fit into the fight for the Iron Throne, though I do understand they’re the ones with the legitimate claim. I just am not sure how everything transpired.

Richard Madden Robb Stark CinderellaI’ll talk about Daenerys now. I love her. I love her strength and I love that khal Drogo loves her. After reading the book, I love them even more. I hate what happens to him but I understand that it was important for what she has to do. Still. SOBBBBBB

I know there’s LOTS AND LOTS more. Like I said, I didn’t even really know where to begin. To keep getting my fix, I’m going to see Richard Madden (Robb Stark) this weekend in Cinderella.

A last note–If you didn’t stop at Season One, you know there’s going to be a lot going on with Walder Frey. It was weird for me to see Argus Filch up there, being so commanding and evil. But I kind of liked seeing a familiar face. For a little while at least.

Walder Frey pwns

Let us know what you thought of Season One!

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