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    Post by Stephen77 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:22 pm

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    Discuss the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire.

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    Post by glazomaniac on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:20 pm


    The objection I have to the TV show is that the one of the main reasons for a fan of the books to watch is to see certain moments that played out amazingly in the novels, that capture and convey the essence of the story or characters, that give us the catharsis needed to survive the story, or that make us love it in general, those moments are by and large fucked up on the show.

    A few examples, large and small:

    * Yoren's bad ass "that's not the law, it's a sword" line was changed to something else. Having read the books, I went in expecting it and got robbed.

    * The Houses of the Undying was a major part of Dany's character development and motivation further on in the novels. It revealed so much and gave a deep sense of how well plotted and planned out the story is (especially in retrospect), but in the show, it became some cheezy bullshit about Khal Drogo that made no fucking sense and seemed to be driving her character in a less feminist direction.

    * The Tickler is
    dead already and Arya never once stabbed him while giving that bad ass ironic echo
    . Why rob us of that moment in her development into a hardened assassin?

    The short-sightedness of the showrunners/writers is driving me, a confessed nerd, absolutely creamed corn nuts. Is it so wrong to demand the forward thinking skills of the Arrested Development crew for a major, complex high fantasy drama?

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    Post by Gauephat on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:04 pm

    I really liked the House of the Undying.

    But yeah, overall I haven't exactly been wowed by the creative team. The books provide the best possible fodder for a TV show, and it's hard not to be a bit disappointed that the series doesn't knock it out of the park completely.

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