Sarnius1, on 09 June 2012 - 11:54 AM, said:
I started watching the show. Watched all of Season 1 and loved it. To death.
Then when I started reading the books, which I love, it ruined the show for me. I don't know, I find it harder to watch. My mind knows what's going to happen and realizes how much more depth there was to this particular scene in the books. Locations hardly matter anymore. Nor do events. I used to be completely immersed when watching the show before, loving everything that happened. That immersion goes when an episode ends and I forget 90% of what happened in the episode. Actually 95%. Character interaction done by the show doesn't seem relevant when I've read the books. Everything is muddled up.
Thanks for this.
Same thing happened to me. After episode 8 I had a nuclear meltdown and blamed D and D for butchering GRRM's wonderful song. UNTIL I realized I was being totally asinine and that they did a great job and they are fans passionate and more passionate than many folks here. They are talented and are doing a great job, some things are working and some things are not working but that happens with every adaptation.
Just do as I have done, the TV show is the TV show done by D and D and the books are the books done by GRRM. The separation has helped me and many others. They are different entities similar but not the same headed into completely different directions with completely different character arcs.