1. I hate Catelyn Stark.
She hated Jon for no reason and I wanted to punch her when she released Jaime. I know she always saw Jon as her husbands bastard son, but that's unfair to Jon. Jon never asked to be born and to have the reputation of Ned Starks bastard son. If she wanted to hate someone should've hated Ned. Especially knowing what we know now. Jon isn't Ned's son, he's actually Ned's nephew. Turns out Ned was just being a good uncle and was protecting Jon. Jon is one of the rightful heirs to the Iron Throne. Ned lied and said he was his son to protect him because if anyone knew that, they would've killed him. She does redeem herself and feels sorry for how she treated Jon. She is also selfish, jumps to false conclusions based on circumstantial evidence, and always needed a scapegoat like blaming Tyrion for her son being partially paralyzed.
2. I didn't care for Ned Stark.
He was so honor bound that his children paid the price. Ultimately what caused his demise was trusting Lord Baelish. Ned is very strange. He sees the world in black and white. It's like he just refuses to accept that life won't just work out like it's supposed to, like he thinks Aerys was the only person in the world who would just ignore the rules and hurt him or his family. Ned should know better. It's not even that he's unintelligent, or even lacking in skill at planning. He's just cavalier about his life and the life of his children. I feel like Ned was an introduction to how things work in Game of Thrones. Like saying, "okay here is the stereotypical nicd guy who is also the hero that every story has and everyone loves him. He is bound by honor and what not. And now he's dead. Welcome to the Game of Thrones universe. There are no rules and no happy endings here. Enjoy your stay and try not to die!"
3. Cersei is 100% evil.
People say her love for her children is what redeems her. I think you can easily argue that she cares for no one other than herself and her revenge. When Margaery died, she should've been comforting Tommen. That's the least she could've done since she was responsible for Margaery's death. But she didn't because she was too busy getting her revenge. Cersei comforting Tommen could've been the difference between him dead and him being alive. Cersei has a narcissistic personality and the only reason she loves her kids is because she sees them as extensions of herself. Which is why narcissists love their kids so much.
4. I don't hate Robb.
He was a 16 year old kid who made a mistake. A very, very, very bad mistake that led to the deaths of him and his mother. To be fair, no one could've predicted the Red Wedding. If Catelyn hadn't handed over Jaime that could've the difference between Robb and herself being dead or alive. Considering his age, he did well for himself. If circumstances were different, he would be king. As I re-read it became more obvious to me that he just wanted to live up to the Stark name, lead an army, and rule a kingdom. But George R. R. Martin doesn't want that, because then the series ends too soon.
5. I love Sansa.
People always say that Arya is the best and Sansa sucks. I also love Arya but Sansa is still alive so she must doing something right. I love her journey from a scared little girl who believed in fairytales to believing that there are no heroes.
6. I think Jon will be a good king but he can not let his emotions cloud his judgement.
Jon did that when he tried to save Rickon when we all knew Rickon had no chance surviving Ramsey. Plus there was no point in keeping him alive. Jon needs to listen to the people around him like Ser Davos, Tormund, Lyanna, and Sansa, he also needs to stop being so damn stubborn.
7. Daenerys used to be my favorite but I think she is slowly descending into Mad Queen status like her father.
The only person keeping her in check is Tyrion. Jon Snow is now my favorite. I agreed with him when he said that the Nights Watch needs to set their hatred for the Wildlings aside, so they can be allies. Especially since the Nights Watch can not singlehandedly defeat the White Walkers. The White Walkers are a growing problem but everyone ignores them. He died for that and I will always respect him for doing what was right over what was easy or would give him more popularity. Also not all the Wildlings are bad. Tormund is a badass.