On the show, Ser Loras is valued primarily as a romantic partner — first to Renly Baratheon, the man who would be king, then to Cersei Lannister, the woman who’s doing just fine as queen without him, thank you very much. The books, however, leave little doubt that he’s also perhaps the single most skilled swordfighter in the Seven Kingdoms. Hopefully that side of the Knight of Flowers will be allowed to blossom soon. (x)
Rolling Stone Magazine calls shenanigans on the show.