Game of Thrones Season 1, Ep. 6

Season 1, Ep. 6


Viewers who complain that “Game of Thrones” lacks a sense of humor should appreciate this week’s episode. “A Golden Crown” features the usual bloodshed and Machiavellian behavior, but also some bona fide laughs

At one point, Sansa and Arya Stark have an exchange worthy of “Modern Family’s” Haley and Alex Dunphy. Joffrey puts aside his spoiled, hateful ways to properly court Sansa, so later the elder Stark girl simpers “I’m meant to be his queen and have his babies!” Prompting Arya to exclaim “Seven hells!” with disdain worthy of a contemporary tween. When Ned tells Sansa they can find her some other brave, strong husband, Sansa practically swoons, “I don’t want someone brave and strong, I want him!” If only Joffrey had been present for that endorsement.