TV geek that I am, I frequent forums to discuss my favorite shows like Mad Men and Game of Thrones. I keep seeing people post comments like, “This is the show’s protagonist? THIS guy? But he’s so unlikeable! I don’t know if I can keep watching.”
I’m sorry . . . I thought that was the point?
Characters shouldn’t have to be likable—they should be compelling.
Or somebody's going to get thrown off a tower. Especially if that someone was an eight-year-old boy who just happened to witness Jaime Lannister having sex with his twin sister. But the man still has a code! Also, it doesn't hurt that he looks like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.