TheKnightOfJests Posted July 20, 2016 Share Posted July 20, 2016 I haven't been as impressed by the last two seasons as much as I have with the first four, and I think I know why. Now before anyone calls me a book fanatic who can't love an adaptation, let me say this. After episode four of season 5 I was only half way through the first book, so I had no idea what was coming, and I really thought the writing was slipping on the show. My theory was that because they had announced before season 5 aired that the show was no longer following the books, that that was why the writing was slipping. I've heard people who don't even read the books complain about things in the show that just seem wrong, whether it be character actions, continuity, and other things. Now that I'm caught up on all the books, I'm annoyed at more things than what I was then, but still, I was noticing stuff when I wasn't even caught up on the original source material. I think it's because the show writers now don't really have an outline for things. My best comparison to this would probably something like how the Lord of the Rings books relate to the the film trilogy. As a fan of the books I love the film trilogy, cause aside from a few bits of creative license, the overall story is kept intact. The way the Hobbit movies related to their source material was way different and the movies are just not as popular as their LOTR counterparts. Stretcing one book into three movies, and having to make up half of what was in each film made book fans mad, and kind of bored movie audiences. I'm still entertained by them, but they aren't beautiful like the first trilogy was I think this is what's happening to GOT. Now that they aren't following the books, they writers basically have to think up a whole new story, and it's why we have book and show fans alike pointing out errors. This isn't to say the show is bad now, just that it's not as good as it was before. While I wasn't blown away by season six, I do think it was better than season five, so that means the writers could finally be adapting to doing their own thing. Maybe next season will be just as good as seasons 1, or 4. I want to try to be optimistic. What does everyone think? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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