For many of the characters, there is just simply no way that this is true. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is about as cool as she can possibly be without being played by the fantastical child of current Jennifer Lawrence and Paul Newman circa Cool Hand Luke. She swagged out so hard last week, I thought that lancer was just coming to give her a ride to the city keep.

Charles Dance (Tywin) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) are turning in GOAT performances week in-week out, too. In light of all the great things about the show, it really doesn't matter much that Shae (Sibel Kekelli) is a bit more opportunistic or that the TV version of Xaro (Nonso Anozie) is a bit more powerful in the books. The third spear-carrier to the left has a far richer inner life in the novels as well. Sure.