Warning - contains spoilers for events in first 2 episodes of the series!
If anyone else watched this 10-15 min making of/ preview show about GoT, were they struck by the way people involved were portraying the world as one of shades of grey? Talking about how it wasn't a simple case of good vs evil and such;
"It's not a good guys, bad guys story - it's a story where everyone is pursuing their own interests and everybody is following their own code and it's about those interests and those ethics coming into conflict with each other and this provides a much richer story than the guys in white beating the guys in black." D.B. Weiss
"It's set in this interesting world of contrasting ideologies, what's right and wrong and has a great philosophy about it." Peter Dinklage
Well forgive me for my perhaps overly simplistic morality but, having watched only 2 episodes, I'm getting a pretty good feeling of some good vs. evil!
Incest with your twin and child-murdering = evil
torturing a commoner for sport, trying to kill a little girl out of pique and lying through your teeth about it in an attempt to get her whipped = evil
stripping and touching up your sister, forcing her to marry a savage foreigner against her will and telling her you'd happily let 40,000 men and their horses shag her to suit your purpose = evil
honour, duty, loving your children (even the bastard), keeping your oaths, honesty and (most of the time) fidelity = good
So far the only shades of grey (from where I sit at least) are the old King & Sansa. Too early to say on "the imp" and perhaps on Jason Momoa's savages.. although all the raping he gets up to could well be considered evil in some circles
Am I rushing to judgement or are the lines of morality perhaps a bit more clearly defined than that preview would have us believe?