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06 September 2013 @ 09:47 pm
Game of Thrones: season 1 episode 1  
Before starting seasons 2 and 3 I started a re-watch of season 1.

I seem to notice things that I haven't noticed before and love things I was lukewarm about before. I don't know why I was always so against Catelyn. I seem to adore her the most. I was always so crazy about Ned, and blamed Catelyn for her decisions. I must have changed because now I understand her every decision and every thought. She is managing the estate, children and supports her husband, she has so many responsibilities. I absolutely "get it" why she doesn't like Jon Snow. To face the truth - I have to admit I would have reacted the same way to my husband's illegitimate son, especially if said husband was as secretive about his son as Ned is about his. Also, Michelle Fairley is purely fabulous. Her every scene with everyone of her children is perfect.

The thing that felt most jarring was Dany and Drogo wedding night scene. I don't know where I was looking before (making screencaps of the gorgeous sunset?) but the scene is horrible. I absolutely can't ship these two.

I need to gripe about Lj a bit too. I haven't been posting for a while, and it seems that Lj works even worse than before. It took me 3 attempts to type a comment (everytime taking me to some advertising page), the site is slow and layout is clunky. CSS is all over the place ** Sigh ** Lj was such a good idea at some point, I loved it so much, how come things gone so wrong?
A work in progress: LotR Aragorn Knight of Ghostsancarett on September 6th, 2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
I do like Michelle Fairley, especially when paired up with Sean Bean. She's such a believable character and they make you believe in their relationship, warts and all, even though they spend so much of the season apart.
Alexandra Leavingalexandral on September 7th, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
Ned and Robert seem to be such a good pair in this as well.
A work in progress: Shiny! Boromir LotR Sketchancarett on September 7th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, Robert is well-matched with Ned. You can believe that they fought together as younger men and formed a deep bond that time is now revealing to be strained.
Alexandra Leavingalexandral on September 8th, 2013 11:37 am (UTC)
That scene where they "remember days long past" is one of the best scenes.
Nutmeg3: Game of Thronesnutmeg3 on September 6th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
I've always loved Catelyn, but ITA about Michelle Fairley. She embodies the character beautifully.

What kind of lj account do you have? Because I have no problem with ads, but maybe it's because I have a permanent account?
Alexandra Leavingalexandral on September 7th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
I have a paid account still, can't abide the adverts. What happens is that sometimes when I post a comment it takes me to Home page as if I wasn't logged in. Odd.
Shapinglight: Catelyn Starkshapinglight on September 7th, 2013 11:14 am (UTC)
LJ is extra-clunky at the moment because there's yet another DDoS attack going on.

As for Dany/Drogo, I managed better with them as a couple the second time I watched season 1, but I could never 'ship them. I guess the most I could say is that I understood the relationship. Drogo had to die, though, for Dany to become the person she becomes.

I love Catelyn. :Wah!:
Alexandra Leavingalexandral on September 7th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks for the info.

LJ has really grown on the Russian side - there are some good comms. I guess Russian government is still trying to cause trouble?

I still can't understand how you can "learn to love" someone after months of rape-like sex. I would have hated him FOR LIFE.

be my little rock and roll queen.: tell me what to believe inteh_haley on September 7th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
Long time no see! :D I must leave a comment, Game of Thrones is such an addiction to me, I cannot express my thoughts ;) especially on such a thing like the fandom feelings towards Catelyn. I might be the last one on earth, but no, I cannot like her. I've always been by Jon Snow's side, and even though how she acted towards him can be understood, I cannot sympathize with her. Not at all. IMO, she's always been selfish --leaving Bran by himself (almost), creeping out Robb whenever she could like she was jealous (never liked their relationship, always thought it was not...right?), almost forgetting the girls. No milady, you cannot fail with 4 kids and just take care of your favorite one (even if he's my favorite one as well).
That said, Dany and Khal Drogo wedding? AWFUL. Never shpped them, always been on the Jorah bandwagon ;)
Well, of course these are more general views on Game of Thrones, not just about the first episode, but...I love ranting about it ;)

Btw, lj has acted weird for the last couple of days, IDK what went wrong but I have to do everything twice before it works, and it's not exactly fair when you're tweaking with your layouts as I was, DUH!
Alexandra Leavingalexandral on September 7th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
I think Catelyn is one of those characters you feel strongly about liking or disliking. I spent years disliking her chanter, but now I am all "Oh. I see things soooo differently".

Jorah is a cutie.