Yea i feel the same:(:( I mean…. Jaime Lannister will always be my favorite character cause book-Jaime is the true Jaime Lannister and Game of Thrones is, after all, only a flop adaptation, but….. it doesn’t really make me feel any better?
I can’t support him anymore on the show. I won’t be able to take his scenes seriously, I won’t even know what the fuck i’ll be looking at. What he did is inexcusable and it will cast a shadow on everything he does and everyone he interacts with, especially Cersei and Brienne, since this messes up their stories just as much. It’s like you say, he is a rapist, and there’s no way back from that. There’s nothing that can be done to fix this. It completely fucks up a HUGE PART of the original story.
And what for? No reason at all.
They don’t even seem to realize what they’re doing. Even GRRM has felt the need to apologize for that horrible scene and yet D&D haven’t said a word so far. All we got is an interview with the director who shows us he doesn’t even know the difference between consensual sex and rape. Who manages to talk about that scene as if Jaime was the victim there. Who says it’s one of his favorite scenes he has ever done.
And that same guy directs almost half of the episodes this season….
No wonder we are upset and feel betrayed. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WE HAVE TO TRUST OUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS WITH!!! A lot of changes they made seem to be because they glorify sex and violence and because they seem to care more about boobs and some gross dudes having something to jerk off to on sunday nights than that they care about the actual story and it’s characters. But they not only misinterpret our favorite characters and skip important story/character arcs, they also show to be ignorant of subject matter that should be treated carefully and with respect. A lot of changes they made reek of misogyny and discrimination. It’s disgusting.
I think we all tried really hard to enjoy this show despite all that, but that rape-scene and especially how they handled it afterwards goes AGAINST EVERYTHING I STAND FOR AND BELIEVE IN or want to be associated with. it certainly took away all joy and hope i still had left for this show.
I wish this whole thing was as simple as being angry at my favorite character for a fictional deed he did, but unfortunately the problem is bigger is than that.
So where do we go from here? I have no fucking clue. I wish i could stop watching, i wish i could stop posting about it cause they don’t even fucking deserve the advertising but if there’s one thing i’m certain of is that we shouldn’t be hating the characters. LOVE THE CHARACTERS!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the most important reasons why the books are brilliant is that it’s almost impossible to hate ANY of the characters, and it’s grrm’s story and grrm’s characters that make me keep watching Game of Thrones even if that flop adaptation is wrong about them.
We shouldn’t give D&D the power to destroy our love for the characters. Our favorite characters are better than that. WE are better than that.
A DAY WILL COME WHEN D&D AND THEIR FLOP SHOW ARENT RELEVANT ANYMORE AND THAT DAY WE WILL RISE FROM THE GRAVE LAUGHING