Umm.. Jaime had a pretty big scene in e01, Renly hasn't been in s02 yet, and Stannis is fucking awesomely cast. His over the top nittery is so great. "Jaime Lannister, the king slayer, call him what he is.." "... Ser Jaime Lanister, whatever he may be, he is still a knight.."
Originally Posted by baudib
I honestly don't miss those characters at all. When Ned and Robert died, I was sad at first, cuz they were awesome. Drogo.. he was really good, but just didn't click with me that much, so I didn't care all that much. But who cares, cuz now we have Gendry, Arya can play a bigger roll, Robb is getting more badass by the episode, we still have Tyrion, we have the Jean Reno look-a-like athiest, we have a fucking black person (plz let his right hand man be Adebesi, aka Mr. Ecko.. one time!)
The cast has changed, but it certainly hasn't gotten worse, and we will have to wait and see, but, despite some big losses, it may have gotten better.