I'm not talking about the people that say "oh man, wish they had shown that", but if you read through the threads, there are enough viewers/readers that have said that the show ISN'T doing its job, ISN'T adhering to the books and is therefore WRONG WRONG WRONG. There's a difference between constructive criticism and fanboy griping. I'm sure you can tell what is what. Or maybe you can't.
And I'm saying that telling them that they're not welcome here and that they're wrong wrong wrong is bullshit, condescension and malarkey of the highest order.
If there are enough readers/viewers that are saying that things aren't the way they wanted them to be and the show isn't doing its job, perhaps that's reasonable? Perhaps that's actually a fair criticism? And if it appeals to you - that's awesome, and shout it out from the rooftops - but it doesn't make their perceptions of it incorrect
Here's another thing, smegma - some people actively enjoy nitpicking and snark
. Others do enjoy nothing but sunshine out the ass and rainbows and puppies, but others really do get a kick from mocking and pointing out the issues. Saying that they are wrong to even enjoy that is bullshit.
I do think that it's hard to get a clear picture of what was and wasn't left in the show from the books with only seeing a few episodes, and I tend to be on board with most of the changes they've made (or at least understand why they made them), but telling others that they're wrong for the way they watch the show invites no criticism, conversation or even a sentence. Why bother coming to a board and telling people that? You can sit at home and not talk to people all you like.