I don't know about the golden jumpsuits and tubs, but to me the correct route would be to use the formula they used in making the 1st season. I was so pleased with it.
Spare me your sadness. None of this is worth getting sad over. And don't try judging me. You do not know me, yet you try labeling me. "Rich-envy, shriveled, bitter, envious..." You make all these claims over a few small posts.That's presumptuous and rude. I'm asked why GRRM picked these two, and I gave the answer. Of course it comes down to $$. Obviously GRRM had some faith that they would do a decent job with it, but $$ was the primary motivator.
And what are these exclamation points over Charles Dance? Are you kissing his ass or something?
Best TV series ever? No way.
A) they're using the same formula as S1...Adapt as closely as possible and change where you have to. Book one, when compared to the rest of the novels, is one of the easiest to adapt. You can't just stick to the source material 100%, especially just to please fan boys.
B ) People are judging you because you sound like a grumpy old man. You're saying pretentious, self righteous, and ridiculous things, and making it seem as if the people calling you out on it are attacking you. You're the one saying that the showrunners and authors of one of the best TV shows and book series of the past decade or two, respectively, don't know what they're doing. Sure, GRRM has been called this generations tolkien, but youre a fan boy, by god, and you know what youre talking about!
You just calmly say that you'd follow the "formula" for season 1, and act as if those three are too stupid or too greedy to care about sticking to the books; as if the thought never crossed their mind.
And as far as money is concerned, GRRM was approached dozens of times over the years to adapt asoiaf for tv, but denied them all because he didn't trust the medium (normal cable) or the people pitching it. D and D show up at his door step and he chose them because he knew they would do a good job.
C) people aren't ass kissing Charles Dance and Alfie Allen for the hell of it, they're doing it because those two have been phenominal. Everytime Tywin is on screen he steals the show easily. Sure there are others that could play the part, but if you've ever been apart of a production crew for TV or Film, you'd realize that recasting a main/popular character is about as desirable as an infected scrotum. It pisses off fans, confuses casual viewers, potentially messes with production, and most obviously, you want it for continuity sake. Sometimes it works out, ie Mark Ruffalo with Hulk, but it's still not the studios first choice.
Edited by Hodors Shlong, 08 May 2013 - 07:05 AM.