It's finally 2019! Which means we can finally start talking about Game of Thrones again! Which also means the time is right to dish out this sizzling hot take I cooked up!
Jonathan Snowmobile — "Jon Snow" for short. Here he is, pictured below, expressing emotions:
By now it's all but obvious that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are the heroes of this cursed story, and I don't really know how to feel about that.
On the one hand, Daenerys is pretty cool. Over the course of the series, we've watched her grow from a victim into a ruthless (yet just) queen/warlord/dragon mom.
And she's made plenty of mistakes along the way. Daenerys is flawed, like any fully developed character should be, which is why I'm a little surprised she hasn't been killed off already.
(I can think of more than a few interesting, multidimensional characters who weren't so lucky.)
But there's one character I can think of who isn't interesting. Or flawed. OR multidimensional. In fact, he's pretty darn boring. I'm talking about Jon Snow.
Jon Snow has three things going for him: He can fight; he's reliably, painfully, excruciatingly "good"; and he's handsome.
But folks, this toaster has only one setting: brood.
He's a broody, moody, sulky little sourpuss!
Now, if you're expecting me to go down the list and criticize every decision Jon's ever made and then pick apart his character arc, think again...
...Jon Snow barely has a character arc. The only thing that's grown since Season 1 is his beard (sort of).
And every decision he makes is usually the (yawn) "right" one.
Except for joining the Night's Watch. Nobody asked you to do that, dude.