Completely agree and am kind of sick of all the complainers on this forum. You all need to get a life and quit b!tching about some change just to look cool on an online forum. "Oh know, he didn't say it that way in the book, waaaaaaa!". Quit your crying and appreciate that we are even getting GoT on TV. They stayed true to the main story and the majority of the important plot lines were very similiar to the book. If you thought they would be able to fit even half of exactly what happens in the book in the show then you are extremely naive with ridiculous expectations. Do any of you work in Television? No, and I guarantee you have no freakin clue how to make something like this work on TV. This season was great, the battle of blackwater in particular was amazing, and I agree with some other posters that Dany's book story would have been much more boring...Someone wanting to steal her dragons is much more believable. I am extremely appreciative that HBO has dedicated the resources to this show that they have, and am sick of all you morons picking out little details they got "wrong". Grow up, get a life, and enjoy what you have. I came to this forum to share how awesome GoT is and you idiots are ruining it.
I dont follow your logic... We should just be thankful that HBO is making this show? And I'm criticizing the show to look cool? Ok...
I give this season a B- for many reasons... Some of the stuff was just not as good as the first season. The writing was very poor at times, and the acting to. And I'm not just basing this as a fan of the books. I am basing my opinion as a fan of good tv, shows like The Wire, Sopranos, Madmen, Deadwood, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire...
I mean do you think the dude who plays Jon Snow is a good actor? I sure as hell don't
And the guy who plays Stannis was ACTING. He was not Stannis. Sean Bean became Ned Stark... Maisie Williams is Arya...
But IMO Dillane is Dillane acting as Stannis Baratheon, he has not become the man. The writing for his introduction was way too rushed... You needed to spend time developing Stannis, and not just as a book reader, I'm talking as a critic of the show. In season 1, you go through a lot to know why Ned is the way he is or why Robert was built to win the throne, but not to keep it... We have no idea why Stannis is bitter and wants to kill his brother. No mention of how he felt slighted by Robert, no mention about how he wanted Storms End instead of Dragonstone, No mention of how he wanted a "red hawk" or how he wanted to be hand of the king. Its just one minute Stannis is on Dragonstone, then he shows up --somehwere, not entirely sure where--- to meet with Renly.
Same thing with Robb's storyline. There is almost no talk of the military strategy. Hes fighting a war, but we don't know against who. I never understood why they didn't spend 5 minutes explaining why Tywin was at Harrenhal and how Robb didn't want to march on him.
These are just my opinions, I am critical of things i want to be good. And it has nothing to do with the adaptations of the book, it has to do with better character development and more explanations of what the hell is going on. Why did Renly and Stannis just meet in some field? Why did Robb fight at Oxcross? Who burned Winterfell? These are just things they should be explained, it has nothing to do with books vs. show it has to do with making the show as good as possible.
That being said... There were awesome parts.. Everytime Tyrion was on stage... Varys and Bronn were also impeccable. Joffrey is a brilliant villain.
I loved Arya's story and the kids Gendry and Hot Pie. I love the scene when they talk about what constitutes a battle. The guy who played Jaqen was incredible too
I loved Theon's storyline too, though I don't understand why they finished it like they did. They should have explained who burned winterfell.
Edited by Lord Barristan, 04 June 2012 - 09:08 PM.