J.S. Crews, on 14 April 2012 - 12:54 AM, said:
I agree with you, but this is HBO. Watch True Blood, Rome, Entourage, Deadwood, or any of their other productions, and you'll find the same. And, for the record, GRRM was pretty graphic in the books too. At least the show didn't treat us to seeing Drogo's manhood "glistening wetly" as the books did. People should just be glad we got the show at all. If the worst thing I have to see is Littlefinger wiping cum off a whore's mouth in return for getting to see ASOIAF in live-action, I'll muddle through with a smile and call it a big, big win.
I am glad someone is pointing out that George actually has more, well... a lot more... sex scenes in the novels than the show has... supposedly we have book readers around here?
Here we are in the 21st century and our American puritanical ghosts still haunt us.
Of course, for a good story, it's got to be the context, should be character plot driven , Tyrion's rebellious nature and defiance in the face of his situation in life , it's got to be there, Dany and Drogo's sexual relationship goes to the core of the development of her strength , which she didn't know she had. Theon's tragedy , he does not recognize his weakness. He was indeed brave at Robb's side, but Asha ferrets out his inability as a military leader , much less the captain of war ships. We get the impression if he had of been raised on the Iron islands Asha would have still trumped him.
The Stannis-Mel scene has a meaning that I don't think non readers picked up on, tho if one pays close attention in that scene the information is there.
Jaime - Cersei in the first season is a vital plot motivation ...it might could have been handled with more sophistication , but there it is.
The Sexposition , well that's an odd narrative device (I can't remember if George did in the books?)... sometimes it turns out to be zero sum, such as the Ros - Pycelle first season, Little Finger and Ros in the second.
As I have noted, the Theon - captain's daughter thing was a waste of good plot time, we had been there and done that.
I don't know if D&D have a story consultant besides George but someone should tell them (as fine a writers as they are!)
"you guys need to tighten things up, we only have 10 episodes."