Cast & Crew
Queen Cersei Lannister
Lady Catelyn Stark
Ser Jaime Lannister
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Ser Jorah Mormont
The Kingsroad Photos
So far, it seems that Jaime's chief function (when not, um, servicing his sister) is to meander around insulting people. At least he does it in a way that establishes plot points.
The beauty of Game of Thrones, and why HBO seems such a good fit, is that it doesn't do anything by halves.
"The Kingsroad" is a particularly eventful hour of Game Of Thrones, layering on plot point after plot point in a brisk, fairly economical matter.
The killer performance in this episode, though, comes from Jack Gleeson as the sadistic, entitled little twerp Joffrey Baratheon, the most smackable scion of power HBO has seen since Ziggy Sobotka on The Wire.
[It] was another strong entry in the series. Now that the main characters and a common understanding of the universe had been established... the story is ready to break open.
Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau),... is quite good at evoking exactly what's intended with the character.
It wasn't until the second viewing that I realized how great the scene between Cersei and Cat was. I'm actually not even sure it's in the book, but it should be.
[It] picks up a few days after the events of the first, allowing the producers to keep the story moving, while skipping over a few parts that can be left up to the audience's assumption and intelligence.
The mark of a good TV series, whether about gangs in Baltimore, '60s ad execs or mythical realms is good characters, and the second episode of Game of Thrones allows us to get to know some of them.