Censored Wolf, on 09 May 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:
That's news to me...the TV people know the ending? That means, by watching the show we may get insights the book has not revealed by the TV's emphasis or lack of ...
For example TV right now has too much screen time for LF, is that a sign?
I was under the impression that the showrunners not so much know the ending, but know the broadstrokes. But that can change as GRRM writes, you know? He tries something, it doesn't work, he throws it out. For the HBO peeps it's kind of a failsafe so if (who am I kidding) when
the tv show catches up with the books, they aren't stuck stagnating.
I don't think so. Remember they have to show characters that aren't neccasarily in pov's for example Robb. If Robb fell off the face of Westeros, and was only alluded to, I think some out there who can't be bothered to read the novels (shame!) may feel confused/disappointed. Imo there's a balancing act between being told vs being shown, and that can be difficult to translate onto tv. LF with Margaery after Renly's death, and now LF with Tywinn, in retrospect to the casual viewer, when Tywinn shows up with the Tyrell's at TBoBB, it's not being pulled out of thin air.
That being said I think Aiden Gillen and Varys (Conleth Hill) give wonderful performances. I loved their scenes in s1. I certainly hope to see more of them in the future.