My mom explained that this was probably a measure on HBO's part to prevent negative depiction of dwarfism to the audience. I was okay with that.
I am desperately hoping that they keep up at least some of the mutilation that is supposed to happen to Tyrion. As Ndrew mentioned, it will catch him up in the series to how he's supposed to be portrayed in the books. And since we've already seen him handsome for two seasons, it wouldn't be a negative depiction of dwarfism but, instead, a depiction of canon events.
In a perfect world, I'd want the noselessness to carry through to the series. But that perfect world was dented when I saw Rorge sporting a nose.
I really hate this 'camera-friendly' argument and not only does the concept trouble me, I think the argument is void. In season 1 we saw Viserys crowned, one of the most spine-tinglingly brutal death scenes on television.
And in season 2's first episode, while we never saw the baby killed, we did later see a gold cloak toting around a dead baby by the foot.
I can understand that prosthetics like noselessness or the alternative cgi could be troublesome for either budget or the comfort of the actors, but I will be p. pissed if the show starts to skimp out on the brutality intended of the world. That's really what bothers me. Not the individual scars and mutilation but the fear that the world might end up looking, well, "camera-friendly". It's not supposed to.
I guess I'd settle for a big scar (with makeup and without discomfort to Peter) and some suitably brutal background scenes with castaway characters who don't have to be cgi'd for every episode to come.
Call me sadistic, but there just needs to be some mutilation. :V
Edited by Pelki, 11 April 2012 - 10:22 AM.