The Artful Dodger wrote:
Off topic, I can't be the only one who always looks forward to the map intros. Here's one with all locations listed
, updated with Braavos. I was very happy when I saw the Braavos animated intro with the nod to the Iron Bank and the Titan.
Now that Theon/Reek is presumably on his way to Moat Cailin, I'd like to see it spotted on the map. It's sort of teased when the shot tilts towards Meereen. Oddly, now that Sansa and LF's story is in The Eyrie, it doesn't prop up in the last two episodes.
Yup, saw that the other day.
Pogotheostrich wrote:99% of the time the book is better than the movie or tv show based off the book. I've never loved a book and seen the adaptation be as good. I'm just happy when they don't screw it up horribly.
Game of Thrones is a better adaptation than many other book-to-TV or movie adaptations I've seen, with few exceptions (like The Godfather). Certain tweaks translate better on TV than in the books and for the most part, they've made sense. Also, it made sense to give Robb, Tywin, and Margaery among others more screen time, as they're more like supporting characters in the books.
I think where the series falls short is character development. Of course, the books don't have the medium restrictions a series of 10-episode TV seasons has which makes it an unfair comparison. However, if they trimmed a few pointless scenes in favor of more constructive buildup, it could only benefit the overall story. For my liking, Robb, Catelyn, and Littlefinger came off as a bit more generic than they should have. Talisa replacing Jeyne Westerling is something else entirely as TV Robb and Book Robb's trajectories differ somewhat, but even Talisa was a poorly written character.