Home Is Where the Raw Meat Is


By Steve Marzolf

The precise architectural elements of Castle Black have already spawned a lively discussion online but let's not forget about the...ahem..."interior design" skills of the Night's Watch.  Set decorator Richard Roberts gives a snapshot of the castle's vibe: "It had to look greasy and grungy and cold and as disgusting as possible.  And I'm seeing it with all the extras in and the actors look great 'cause their teeth are rotten and they look...unwashed for years, so, it was foul, it was absolutely foul.  And it literally does stink up there.  We've got pigs in there, you've raw meat hanging up...I was there this morning, and it was absolutely disgusting.   It smelled foul and looked foul but that's how it should be, so we're happy."