Anarchosaurus Rex Posted June 16, 2014 Share Posted June 16, 2014 (edited) I think at this point we should just thankful that they don't have him raiding the Dreadfort. Don't jinx it. Okay, there's your response to the people with the explanation-free criticisms that amount to "show writers are dumb, they don't follow the book properly". Now how about all those people who claim that the show simply has poor writing, and is basically riding off the brilliant source material to account for their success? There are plenty of people writing well thought out and reasoned criticisms for why all the dialogue changes and plot changes are basically garbage, and why this show will never come close to the quality of the television titans (like The Wire, etc). Every single scene that has been given praises for its good writing gets credit entirely from GRRM. What was the big dialogue scene last season? Jamie's tub scene. What was it this season? Tyrion's trial scene. The thing about the book readers is that we have the ability to control for the material that comes from the books when we evaluate the writing of the show. When you subtract out all the writing achievements of GRRM and simply look at the quality of the show writers alone, you see that the quality is no better than some c-list television show that would get virtually no fame. We have the ability to use that filter, but show-only watchers don't. They see the brilliant stuff whose credit goes entirely to the source material mixed with the garbage that the show writers produce, and don't know which stuff to credit to whom. These are mediocre writers adapting a titanic book series. I am a reader, but I compare GoT to The Wire or Breaking Bad a hell of a lot more often than I compare it to aSoIaF. And in those comparisons, GoT pales as a mere infinitesimal shadow every time. Hear hear. The fact that they submitted this episode for an Emmy shows how oblivious they are to their own shortcomings. Edited June 16, 2014 by Anarchosaurus Rex Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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