Game of Thrones: Which Character Needs More Screen Time?
Game of Thrones has an enormous cast, and as a consequence, not every character always gets an adequate amount of screen time. Sometimes, characters will go an entire episode or longer without making an appearance. When this happens to our favorite characters, we find ourselves wishing that the show would focus more time on them and less time on the lame characters (just kidding — there are no lame characters).
Which characters do you wish the show showed more of? Here’s our list some characters who always leave us wanting more.
Melisandre. She’s the most magical character on the show, which automatically makes her more interesting than most. Unfortunately for her, she’s hitched her wagon to Stannis’s star, so until he becomes more important, we’re afraid we won’t get more than our usual dose of the red woman.
The Hound. The Hound is a pretty interesting character. He’s a brute with unmatched fighting skills, but also sometimes seems to have a heart of gold. He’s driven by hate toward his brother for disfiguring him, and also money, we guess? The Hound’s story isn’t as developed as it could be, and that’s a shame, because he’s awesome.
Bronn. Bronn’s hilarious, but unfortunately for him, his role has been reduced to uttering a one liner every other episode. We miss the days when he was Tyrion’s sidekick and the two of them ran around town like a couple of insult comics. Come back Bronn, we hardly knew ye!
Brienne. Brienne is awesome, but we haven’t really seen her let loose. She’s very quest-obsessed, but we want to know what makes Brienne tick. As much as we love her and Jaime together, it would be nice to see Brienne on her own so we can find out more about her character.
Walder Frey. Every show needs good villains, and Walder Frey is a great villain. He’s super old, and funny, and vengeful to the core. We’re not sure when we’ll see him again, but we sure wouldn’t mind the show having a Bacheloresque reality show-within-a-show where he tries to find a new wife.
Gendry. Now that Gendry knows he’s King Robert’s son, what’s he going to do? Will he gather an army and try to claim Westeros? Or will he continue to be captured and tossed around between different groups of outlaws? Gendry’s frustrating, because even as a red herring, we never really buy into the possibility that he’s going to do anything of note. Come on, Gendry, you’ve got king’s blood, use it!