I have no doubt that it'll start to pick up when the participants starts picking their sides.
So far I'm enjoying "Rings of Power" more since it has more world building and leans more towards fantasy, but the I appreciate the more grounded approach this show too.
I'm still on Rhea's corner, she seems to still be sensible and strong-willed. She just doesn't have the cheerfulness like she used to.
Cole turned into a little pitiful bastard, get over it man it's been 10 years!!! :lol:
I agree that based on her personality traits, it makes sense for her to be concerned about what Rhea does, but if she just try to mend the relationship with Rhea as opposed to outright seeking vengeance, than most of those wouldn't be a concern. Rhea has never shown to be ruthless or spiteful...
I agree plotwise that Viserys made the move that goes against tradition. But my quarrel is strictly with how the show paints Alicent as a kind hearted, thoughtful young lady to a selfish and brash individual all in the span of a half a episode with nothing in between.
It's not about what I expect, it's about making it a believable transition. Most people have certain traits ingrained in them that never changes. For hers, it seems like she was thoughtful and empathetic. Now I'm expected to be convinced that she did a complete 180 based on what's implied on one...
That's what I said. They painted her as the delicate worrisome friend, not as a spiteful little ****. There at least should have been another episode with her coming to terms with becoming more combative.
Most of those shouldn't even be her concern. But even with that, her personality still is a far cry from how she used to be and at the end of the last episode while they were still young, she seems to be the worrying type rather than the spiteful type of person.
This is what's lost in this situation. Like in Daenerys's rage, there's little explanation to back up Alicent's extreme behavior. I'm sure the book goes more into it, but it's up to the tv series to also show how it gets to this point so it doesn't leave viewers questioning her reasoning.
You'd think she knows Rhea enough to not be like that. Realistically, it seems like a situation where Alicent would actually "butter up" to Rhea as opposed to challenging her. Rhea hasn't shown an ounce of vengefulness in her character thus far and Alicent if anything is pushing her buttons.