turdle, on 05 April 2012 - 08:59 PM, said:
personally, i thought this was the best Ros scene so far, but that isn't saying much, and what made it a good scene was the way it ended, not really anything to do with Ros. my personal perspective is a bit different, i only recently got to watch the first season when it came out on bluray, and i already knew there was a lot of dislike for her character.
i think Ros is fine. unfortunately, a lot of good characters say a lot of stupid things to her. my problem with the LF scene is not the sex, it's that LF basically tells the audience that he's going to fuck over ned stark. i still can't understand why HBO thought undermining one of the best scenes in all the books (and the ending of that very same episode for christ sake) was a good idea. when i saw that scene with Ros and LF, i had such a negative reaction, i almost decided to stop showing my girlfriend the series. i have shown 3 different people the series now, and in each case i have skipped that scene when it came up. after the episode was over i showed it to them, and they ALL thanked me for skipping it.
and with both theon, and pycelle, i feel like both of them either give away too much information or emphasis too much detail about the character. even seeing pycelle with a whore before tyrion finds him with one in aCoK, just seems stupid and short sighted on HBOs part.
Not only Ned Stark, but all of the highborn involved in the game, IIRC. I think it was genius on HBO's part to enable people to see into Littlefinger's head. TV's doesn't have the luxury of using small details, like books do, therefore they have to show people what's going on in detail. I was one of the people who watched the show before I discovered the books, so Ros' interactions with Greyjoy, Baelish and Pycell gave me in depth information on those characters and personalities needed to understand the game. I don't have anything against the sex scene, he was training the women who are to service the more wealthy clientele who patron his businesses. He runs an upscale business, therefore, his workers must live up to that requirement.