Starting a thread like this always seemed rather juvenile to me, but for some reason I feel compelled to do so. Guess I'm getting senile in my old age. Okay, I spent most of last week watching 60 hours of GoT, as I had never watched it previously. HBO had a free week on Comcast, so I figured to watch the first episode or two, and if I didn't like it (which is what I expected) at least I would know why. The first episode intrigued me, the second hooked, and I was pulled into yet another fantasy story by a really good storyteller. Once I had the principles of the story, I found myself able to predict a little bit of where it was going, but there were still surprises. If you are a fan but have not yet seen the latest episode, you might want to stop reading here, as there are potential spoilers ahead. Anyway, I noticed that there are at least a few others on the forum who seem to be interested, and I would love to have someone to discuss it with. I will say my favorite character is actually Arya Stark. Her move in the season 7 premiere was not a surprise to me once it started, but it was an indication of how serious she is when she goes for revenge. If she isn't the one who ends Circei Lannister I would be surprised, and a little disappointed. She does seem to be pretty cold-blooded right now, though. Hope she can get over that once Circei is gone. Also, everything I read about it before seeing the series made me think Tyrion Lannister was supposed to be a bad guy. Turned out he was the exact opposite. Okay, killing your own father isn't exactly a good guy move, but let's be honest, neither is having your own son executed. The old man deserved it, and the location was appropriate. I was very surprised at the end of season 6 to learn from Bran Stark's time-walk that Jon Snow was not actually Ned Stark's son, but his nephew. If you have followed the story, then you also realize who his true father was, which would explain why Ned Stark lied about it. So, who's your favorite character? What development did you find most shocking? Who isn't what you expected of them?