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  1. Hopper was already in Game of Thrones as the second Dickon Tarly. It would be a bit weird to cast him again.
  2. For me, there are a number of problems in the books, like gross sex scenes, plot contrivance, general cynicism, but the show made them much worse. Plot Contrivance. With how much GRRM complains about the ease that Aragorn does things, he makes a number of things happen because he wanted them to: Ramsay in Book 2. Like Euron in Seasons 7 and 8, he's mainly a plot device; In his case, for Theon to get captured and make Bran, Rickon, Meera, Jojen, Hodor, and the direwolves flee Winterfell, Rodrik Cassel doesn't understand how there's a Bolton army coming around if he supposedly killed the Bolton in the North and his force is slaughtered to a man. He essentially takes down the Northern power base in a matter of weeks. Robb and the Blackfish leaving Edmure out of the master plan. Edmure gallivants off on his own with thousands of men and fights a battle, not knowing that the idea was to allow Tywin to chase Robb into a trap; instead, Tywin gets enough breathing room to receive word of Stannis attacking King's Landing and gets back in time to relieve Tyrion and stop Stannis from taking the city. Jon Snow never once brings up the fact that the White Walkers make wights and therefore it would be pragmatic to try to save the wildlings. Wildlings are easier to negotiate with than wights. Gross and degrading sex scenes. The show actually toned down Jaime's sex scene with Cersei (she's on her period in the books), Cersei refers to Taena Merryweather's privates as a "Myrish swamp", while Sam's penis is described as a "fat pink mast". There's also Daenerys and Jeyne Poole's Stockholm Syndrome. Cynicism. A Song of Ice and Fire is generally pessimistic about the human condition, with the main protagonists (the Starks) doing a number of idiotic things because they think it's the right thing to do and getting killed or disgraced (Ned telling Cersei to leave, Robb marrying Jeyne Westerling, Catelyn's decisions to capture Tyrion and free Jaime) while the survivors become progressively darker and nastier (Bran robbing Hodor of his free will, Arya becoming a Faceless Man, Sansa being under Littlefinger's tutelage) with others doing horrible things (Tyrion raping a prostitute) and character development setting more up for a fall (Jaime is being led into a trap by Brienne and Lady Stoneheart is not inclined to be forgiving towards him). Glorification of psychopaths. Ramsay and Littlefinger have come out the victor in nearly everything they've done, rising higher and higher as the book series has gone on. And all the while everyone ignores the threat imposed by the White Walkers and the wights, including those who are tasked with defending against them.
  3. If that were the case there wouldn't be R+L=J.
  4. Question about Lancel Lannister: it's mentioned that he shows little interest in his new wife Amerei Frey, due to his newfound piety and her licentious reputation. However, is it also because she has a passing resemblance to Cersei (blonde hair, buxom figure), whom Lancel has committed many of his sins with?
  5. GRRM is certainly a fan of Richard III, there are four characters based off of him in the books.
  6. So in ADWD, it’s mentioned that there are six claimants to the Rosby seat after Lord Gyles dies in AFFC. Is it possible that four of those claimants are Perwyn, Willamen (Benfrey was killed at the Red Wedding), Olyvar, and Roslin Frey since their mother was a Rosby?
  7. Bronn’s gotten what he’s wanted: money, moving up socially. And for the next 16 years until Tyrion Tanner comes of age he should be set up nicely as Lord Protector of Stokeworth.
  8. New one: Daenerys has anorexia; GRRM's known for his detailed descriptions of food, while Daenerys often loses her appetite and only eats a bit of fruit whenever she eats in her chapters.
  9. Stephen Dillane (Stannis) and Breneck O'Connor (Olly) are starring in the Amazon Prime adapatation of Alex Rider. Dillane plays Alan Blunt and Olly is Tom Harris.
  10. I got one: why did Visenya assist Maegor in usurping the crown and allow him to kill Aegon? She’s no better than Cersei.
  11. Not great. Nothing lined up for this year, and the last thing she’s done is Last Christmas.
  12. Well, in his case his disappointment over Barristan’s fate was a sign of things to come.
  13. Lysa and Sweetrobin have lead poisoning. Lysa uses paint and powder for her face, and lead was a component in many of these sort of facial powders. Both have some of the symptoms of lead poisoning: Lysa has aggressive behavior and irritability, while Sweetrobin has signs of developmental delays physical and mental and behavior problems. Sweetrobin may have absorbed lead via the placenta while Lysa was pregnant with him or through breast milk.
  14. Here are some of my theories: Lysa and Robert Arryn are suffering from lead poisoning. See here. Lady Stoneheart is traveling to the Wall... to kill Jon. She's hunting people down who are responsible for her pain; Freys, associates of the Lannisters like Pod. Since Jon is the source of much of her strife before Robert came to Winterfell, she's coming for him too. Pypar is a bastard of House Florent. He's got the ears.
  15. Robert Aramayo (Young Adult Ned Stark) as a thief named Tray in Galveston starring Ben Foster. Rupert Vansittart played Mr. Hurst (Mr. Bingley’s brother-in-law) in the 1995 Pride and Prejudice, which also starred Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet, who played Catelyn Stark in the Game of Thrones unaired pilot.
  16. That's nice to hear. Dark Phoenix trailer.
  17. Rupert Vansittart (Bronze Yohn Royce) played Mr. Hurst in Pride and Prejudice (1995).
  18. He also appeared in the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes TV series as Stapleton in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Robert Pugh (Craster) appeared in Kingdom of Heaven's Director's Cut as Liam Neeson's elder brother. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau appears as his son and Iain Glen has a cameo as King Richard I.
  19. Sophie Turner is under consideration to play Princess Diana in the Crown. See here.
  20. Harry Lloyd also appeared in The Hollow Crown Henry IV Part 1 as Edmund Mortimer and played Adolf Opalka in Anthropoid.
  21. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Toby Sebastian (Trystane Martell) appeared in Barely Lethal.
  22. Sophie Turner has a new film coming out March 16, titled Josie. Trailer is here.
  23. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) appeared in the 2007 film Atonement as Danny, a servant, while Tobias Menzies appeared as a British officer.
  24. Matthew Scurfield (Vayon Poole) appeared in Sharpe’s Honour as villainous partisan El Matarife, opposite Sean Bean as Richard Sharpe.
  25. He also appeared in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as Mr. Bucket and And Then There Were None, which also starred Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) and Burn Gorman (Karl Tanner). Mackenzie Crook appeared in Ironclad as Daniel Marks.
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