The 10 best new television characters of 2013
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10. Olenna Tyrell, "Game of Thrones"
Heading into Season 3, I’d have guessed Ciaran Hinds’ Mance Rayder would emerge as the fantasy drama’s new breakout character. I was very wrong, not only because the show has kept Mance a little too close to the vest, but also because Diana Rigg simply owns it as the Queen of Thorns. King’s Landing is already a contentious, fierce place for political operators and the politically oppressed, but Rigg as Olenna is a very welcome addition to the Westeros ranks.