I don't have HBO. This pisses me off to no end
primarily mainly ONLY because I can't keep up with what's going on with the second season of "Game of Thrones." Not since I read The Hunger Games books did I get so into something so quickly after purchasing the first season on DVD (I finished all 10 episodes in 2 days and would have taken less time if I didn't have pesky stuff like work to go to.). This week is sort of a throw-away one for me since I'm pretty much convinced I already know who the winner will be, but I'm feeding my frenzy anyhow.
Carice Van Houten
Carice is a new addition to the cast, playing Melisandre, and since I haven't been able to watch the new episodes yet, I know nothing about her other than the character description on IMDB. I'm trying to avoid spoilers as much as I can but I needed a third (of age) hottie for the poll and since Carice looked so sensational in BLACK BOOK, I'm going to assume she's just as much the piece of eye candy for Thrones.
I don't think I cared about this show (other than knowing I would eventually watch it because I've been a loyal and diehard Peter Dinklage fan for years - "Threshold" was the shizz before this) until I saw pictures of the cast at the SDCC '11 panel and gazed upon the glowing smile of Emilia Clarke. I had to look her up. I had to know who this doll-faced tender beauty was. Sadly, prior to Thrones, she has next to no acting credits. But as Daenerys Targaryen, she inspires, empowers and brings to life the fire within what you believe a dragon queen would have. She's going from an unknown to a well known in nothing flat - and for good reason.
Remember going to see 300 in the theater the weekend it opened? (Don't lie, most of us did, that's what made that film such a financial success- it openly and proudly courted the online fan base to draw people in by the droves.) Were you one of the ones who cheered when Headey's character Queen Gorgo declares that she's not Theron's queen, right after she's stabbed him? OK, so perhaps I was the only one in a theater full of testosterone filled morons, but that's why I haven't been able to step away from her since. Even sitting through the abysmal "Sarah Connor Chronicles." (I used to think my mom was overbearing and obnoxious...) As Cersei Lannister, she's back to being her badass queenly self, even if it means doing it with the thin layer of incestuous filth that she's rolled around in.
Who wins your heart in the Game of Thrones?-span>