'Game of Thrones': Why Robb Stark's fate was necessary

This article includes many "Game of Thrones" spoilers for those who haven't yet watched "The Rains of Castamere." You've been warned.There's no denying that the Red Wedding is one of the most horrific events to be depicted on scripted television. During Season 3's ninth episode, "The Rains of Castamere," fans witnessed the not-very-glorious deaths of Robb Stark, Talisa Maegyr and Catelyn Stark, as well as the majority of the Stark bannermen and even Robb's direwolf Grey Wind. It was brutal and tragic and hard to watch, but unfortunately Robb had it coming. During a recent conversation with Richard Madden, the actor who portrays Robb admitted that his character "starts making bad decisions" in Season 3. But those decisions stem back to the major event in Robb's life that set him on the road towards the Red Wedding: Marrying Talisa instead of the Frey he was promised to. Like his father Eddard Stark, Robb was...



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Jun 3, 2013 6:15PM EDT

Did I just read "...teaching the viewers about how the game of thrones works.."? Let ME "teach" YOU makers of this show something...TV is about entertaining the viewer NOT teaching something.If i want to be "taught" something I'll just go back to School. Seriously!? You want to teach the viewer about the politics of this show by soemthing like killing off a bunch of Characters that are well liked?Well, guwss what.We all know how it used to be in the middle ages. And thats were those bad times belong, and not in todays TV Show. We don't need NOR do we want to be taught that crap again. We want to be ENTERTAINED. ALl you makers of a Game of Thrones are really doing is ruining the show. Thanks for nothing. You can keep your 4th season. After killing the characters I liked (AND that poor Wolf) your show is of no more interest to me. But before you go on "teaching", let me teach you something, I am the viewer..and I KNOW how to change a channel.....

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