Protar, it's obvious you don't understand what a deviation is. You accept scenes that might have happened, but that were off the page in the books, like LF and Tyrells or Cersei and Robert scene is Season 1. But that's not really a deviation, is it? It's only filling in the blanks, showing us, the viewers, somethings that may well have happend in the books themselves but that GRRM omitted to present because of the POV strucure.
It's just so silly to have a problem with a scene not because it's badly written or acted, or nonsensical in terms of plot, but just because a character "shouldn't have been there". What does that even mean?
You're really testing my patience. Ok take the Theon scenes in this season. His shouting match with Balon, burning that letter to Robb, his baptism. None of those things happened in the books but they were great scenes and they translated the story better on to the screen. And Theon executing Rodrik was heartwrenching. That's definitely a deviation but it was a great scene and wouldn't have worked nearly as well if it was just some random peasant dying in the books. Or take Dany's arc in Qarth. It's certainly not what I'd have done, but something needed to happen with Dany in S2 aside from the HOTU and I respect that change.
But that's my gripe. These deviations should be used aid the translation of the story onto the small screen. So stuff that compresses subtle character nuances that span hundreds of pages of the books into 1 or 2 scenes in the show. That's good. Or something to get the plot moving quickly because the subplot that facilitated an event in the books had to be cut. That's good. What isn't good is adding things in were they don't need to be added. Considering the fact that the story already has to be compressed into a limited space D+D certainly shouldn't be adding things.
And what's worse, most of these things like LF noticing Arya, or Craster knocking out Jon are nothing more than cheap shocks. The producers seem to want to play about with the source material but they don't want to deviate completely, meaning that next scene when they try to shove things back on track we've just had our time wasted for something that wasn't even supenseful for book readers. They shouldn't be doing that.
I'm not sure how I can make this any clearer to you so...
Edited by protar, 14 May 2012 - 11:50 AM.