There are characters you love to hate and then there are characters you just hate.
For anyone that’s read the books, this wasn’t exactly a shocker. The most hated character since Lori Grimes bit the dust on Sunday. Like everyone, I couldn’t stand Joffrey. I hated him in the books and hated him even more in the show (which really is a testament to just how thoroughly Jack Gleeson crushed it in this role), but the fact that they have to make a 7 year old king (who for some reason is being played by a 15 year old in the show) just blows. Plus, I was pretty disappointed with how they represented the ridiculously lavish 77 course wedding meal. The show made it lavish, but not to the level that it was in the book. Not even close.
I won’t go so far as to say I’ll miss Joff, but I really would’ve rather seen a Theon to Reek transformation for Joff instead of a simple poisoning.
What will be really interesting is to see what Peter Dinklage does with the role this season (since he’s going to spend pretty much the rest of the season in the dungeons). Should be an interesting challenge and it’ll be fun to watch.