Daenerys, Daenerys, Oh Why Daenerys?

[Spoiler Alert]

The Game of Thrones has really caught my eye . I’ve taken quite a liking to it. The world that the characters live in is cruel and bleak. It’s a very bloody dreary world. The morality of the characters isn’t black and white. It’s one dark murky shade of grey. The characters never feel safe. At any moment, they could just die a horrible death. I love it. It’s a show I have to marathon watch.

There’s just one problem. Everyone in the show’s world is connected. The show shows the different perspectives of characters whose fates are intertwined. There’s just one character who is isolated from the rest of them. Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, is far away in a distant land.


Her perspective isn’t intertwined like the others. I understand why her perspective is used in the show, but I still don’t like it. I just want her segments to be over with so I can get to other characters who interact with each other. There is a large battle scene towards the end of the second season. So many characters’ fates depend on this battle. Many plotlines coverage at this point. Even those who aren’t in the area, they have a distant connection and will be directly affected by the outcome of the battle. Not Daenerys. Win or lose, the battle didn’t matter to her. She has no connection with any of the other characters.

At the same time the large battle was happening, she was searching for her dragons. I didn’t care for her scenes after the battle. I wanted to see what happened to everyone after the battle not watch her get her dragons back. There is another isolated character, John Snow. I like his scenes because he has a connection with the other characters. He used to be with everyone and then he left to go to the Wall. The other characters mention him. There’s an inner  conflict of him trying to go back on his vows and help his family.  He also fights zombies which is more entertaining than Daenerys’s plotline.

Daenerys is also the only character who I feel is safe and will never die. Her storyline and character arc during the first season was phenomenal.It’s unfortunate that the characters that kept her part of the story entertaining ended up dying by the end of the first season. If Drago or her brother had survived, I wouldn’t have any gripes. I had hope for her this season since I thought she was going to meet up with the other characters. She didn’t.

She’s also whiny and entitled. I might just start skipping her parts next season.

2 thoughts on “Daenerys, Daenerys, Oh Why Daenerys?

  1. She is intimately connected with the other characters. The kingslayer killed her father. Her current right-hand man was the one who betrayed her to King Robert and Ned Stark is the only reason she wasn’t murdered. They’ve all forgotten about her, but she is marching towards the iron throne. It’s a long, slow (awesome) set up, but when she and her armies and her dragons reach King’s Landing, it’s going to make blackwater look like a schoolyard skirmish.

    She’s also the best female character on film since Princess Leia. Smart, powerful, confident, sexy, able to lead armies and stand up to bullies. If you think she’s whiny and entitled instead of strong and cunning, you’re watching a different show than the rest of us.

    1. I know that she is connected but I know the pay off is a long time away. Thus her scenes aren’t as pertinent to the arc of the season. Her losing her dragons didn’t have much impact on the War between the Kings. I knew she would get them back and not do anything. I was much more invested in her storyline during the first season. Of the stories in the second season, hers was the least interesting.
      Theon betrayed the Starks. Tyrion was involved in the War of Kings. Jon Snow and those at the Wall were dealing with those ice creatures.

      I will say I didn’t enjoy her as much in the second season as the first. I loved her in the first season especially when she tied that witch and burned her to death. I haven’t watched the second season since it aired so I may be wrong about what I say next. If I recall correctly she demanded boats in that city she went to and threw a fit when she wasn’t given them. I had hope for her when the season started because she had dragons, but as the season came to a close, I found myself wanting her scenes over so I could get the resolutions to the better stories.

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