If they had bothered to find a good actor for the role, that transformation might have made me like him. Unfortunately they didn't, so he will always suck. Take Game of Thrones as a good example. If they hadn't put the effort in to find phenomenal child actors for the roles Bran, Arya, Joffrey and Sansa, the whole show would have suffered from it, regardless if how well-written the characters are. Fortunately HBO knows their business when it comes to casting, can't say the same thing for AMC.