Just started watching the first season of Game of Thrones on DVD and have not just been impressed, but have actually been blown away by the production quality of the miniseries. This is not to say I have some quibbles with the sets (don’t remember there being palm trees in King’s Landing), but just to appreciate what the production designers, etc. have accomplished, creating a truly believable (and fantastic) medieval world.
Last night, I watched Episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion, where we see the first stirrings of romance between Gethin Anthony‘s Renly Baratheon and Finn Jones‘s Knight of the Flowers, Loras Tyrell. Unfortunately, their, well, intimate moment lacks much evidence of emotional intimacy. Instead of the two men sharing a kiss, the former suffers the latter to shave his torso.
This would have been the appropriate place to show a same-sex kiss rather than at a political rally.