Thursday, February 14, 2013
Valentine's Day Countdown: My Favorite Couplings #5
5. Renly Baratheon & Ser Loras Tyrell
Okay, things might get a little 'cesty. Renly is married to Loras' sister. BUT THEY'RE NOT BLOOD RELATED, SO IT'S OKAY!
Also, both the books and the TV show manage to show a same-sex relationship that is just as honest and fraught as the hetero relationships around it. There's no stereotypical using-gays-for-comic-relief etc. Well, okay, maybe that shaving scene. BUT THAT'S NOT IN THE BOOKS, SO IT'S OKAY!!!
My only complaint? TV Loras is not as hot as Loras in my imagination. It's okay, I'll focus on Renly.