It is annoying because I would rather have changed Osha's name. Asha actually kicks ass and has her own POVs in the book. Although Osha is a significant secondary character, in the episodes being portrayed, Asha is an active participant in moving the action of the plot.
I know who took over the city watch. It doesn't make sense to take out characters whom the original writer GRRM had in a secondary hierarchy, and replace him (Bywater) with a character (Bronn), who was never the commander of the watch, and would have been politically unacceptable as the chief of the watch. Tyrion would never have been so politically naive as to make a sellsword the commander of the watch, at this point. He does indeed make him a Lord later in the saga, but only when it is totally to his own advantage.[/background]
As far as Rokharo, is concerned, I feel that an underlying theme of Dany's part in the plot is the small, but powerful and loyal group of followers that are the backbone of her quest for power. They could certainly have found another actor to play the part, rather than going on the cheap, and cutting off his head.
You may like Roz scenes and that is fine for you, but if there is not enough time to do things correctly then why waste time with pointless T and A filler? I mean really, there is sex o plenty in the exisiting cast of characters, why waste precious time on an extraneous distraction?[/b
As for Arya being older, well of course she is a whole year older, but that doesn't mean that one of the most effective scenes in the entire saga should be bowlderized! For goodness sake, she was wise enough that she gave up her identity as Arya of House Stark in about 10 seconds. And although I have never been in a medieval battle, I am sure many participants would be shouting the entities they were loyal to.
And do you think that WinterFell was exempt from condemning people to the Black Watch? So the idea that a person disguised as a male would draw additional attention to herself/himself by crying out "WinterFell" in the middle of a desperate conflict seems ludicrous to me.
The dramatic tension within Arya, of concealing her identity, which she had been suppressing, while all the unfair and despicable things were being done to her legacy, which results in her crying "WinterFell", this was a dramatic device which GRRM utilized extremely effectively in the original.
And you know, this is typical of the kind of decisions the producers have made, that have made me a bit disappointed in the series.
Edited by Dirty Steve, 22 April 2012 - 03:11 PM.