marsyao Posted May 27, 2015 Share Posted May 27, 2015 once again and really concentrate this time: if three of the key characters in the first 4 seasons have to be killed off because they have been killed off in book 3, that means they can't be used in season 5, which doesn't' help in keeping momentum. so before any adaptation from books 4 and 5 into season 5 had begun, there was already a loss of key characters to have to deal with,particularly in King's Landing. Are you with me so far?? Established characters and settings with a decent plot are what viewers want most. The most successful setting this season - the WALL, has that. The least successful: Dorne; has in some cases got neither. KL has been ok, but not as good as previous season because 2 of the main characters are dead and 2 more [varys, tyrion ] are not around. the average viewer is sick of Meereen, but as books 4 and 5 are still set there, it is very hard to do anything but continue to be based there. That is how the books influence the show even before you get to adaptation. I am tired of this ridiculous, but OK, I could be very patient sometimes, so let us go over again "if three of the key characters in the first 4 seasons have to be killed off because they have been killed off in book 3, that means they can't be used in season 5, which doesn't' help in keeping momentum., blahblahblah", OK, I am with you, that is GRRM's decisions, GRRM is bad, that has nothing to do with D&D, that of course makes D&D's job not easy for this season, if they choose to follow GRRM's Story in book 4 and book 5 and it sucks, that will be GRRM's fault, but NOOOOOO, D&D decided to make their own stories for this season, so of course it will be D&&D who have to take the responsibility for this folly Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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