In the second season of the BBC/Masterpiece series, Iain Glen played Sir Richard Carlisle. The newspaper proprietor courted Lady Mary and was even engaged to her, until a spat during charades (not joking — charades) ended their engagement. He was jealous, nouveau riche, and not against blackmailing nice people in order to get what he wants. The nobleman was so insufferable that my friends and I started calling him "Sir Richard Newspapers" out of spite. Trust me, I hated Matthew Crawley's fiancé Lavinia just as much. We were so anxious for Mary and Matthew to just kiss already, and I'll never forgive Newspapers for limiting the time they had together.
Game of Thrones
I swear to the old Gods and the new — she doesn't like you, Jorah! Take a hint. On the HBO series Game of Thrones, Iain Glen plays Ser Jorah Mormont. In theory, he is a valuable political advisor and former slave-trader now working as a Westerosi abolitionist in Essos. They are two separate countries, non-fans. So that is interesting. However, to me he's just the guy who's always moping around like "woe is me, my Khaleesi put me in the 'friend zone'" even though she's pretty open about her affections and I'm pretty sure he has a wife anyway. Not gonna lie, I may have cheered when Daenerys banished him in the last season. I'm sure plenty of people find Jorah Mormont's loyalty charming, but not this girl. He's creepy and needs to go.
Hopefully, by the time The Red Tent premieres on Lifetime, I'll be able to set aside my prejudices about the roles Glen plays and give Jacob a fair shot.
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