Na, I'm not here for spoilers, just saying that some of the stuff this season just doesn't match up with the book, which for a fan of the books is more than irritating. (Anyone see the Eragon movie a few years back?)
I'm also a bit upset about the timeline. The Producers said that Season 4 would be the second half of book 3, and have a few timeline elements of book 4. But on top of that, they've changed the order of things from the book, added things that never happened (Bran at Craster's), and even took parts of the 5th book (Bolton's Bastard's conquest). I feel lied to.
Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode.....(Spoilers): 6/3/2014 16:52:47
I have read the books and i actually wonder how much they will still try to follow it, on the previous seasons the plot already diverged somewhat from the books, and there was some online talk on disagreements with the series producer and the writer of the books himself (i reckon he helps with the screenplay somehow) regarding what they were doing with the characters. Apparently the book scattered on too many characters at the same time and the tv series will be more focused on the ones already important. curious to see how that will work out.
On the book Arya Stark doesn't laugh at the news of her dead aunt, she doesn't even reach the gates of the veil afaicr.
Wonder how things will develop.
Edited 6/3/2014 18:26:39
Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode.....(Spoilers): 6/3/2014 18:28:50
*SPOILER* Joffrey turns into an ice zombie and clubs Tyrion with Theon's frozen ... sausage.
But really, I think that Dany is looking more and more like Rob Stark. Rejecting allies, trusting strangers... I really don't want her to die, but if Grey Worm wants to marry Missandei... You can guess what happens at the wedding. I just wonder who would keep those dragons in check if Dany were to die. They are barely controlled as they are, but if they just go roaming around burning the Dothraki Sea they will probably get hunted down and killed. Or maybe a dragon escapes, eats Daario, roams around until Mormont captures it, brings it back to Dany and finally gets launched out of the friendzone? I'm just a guy who hasn't read the books thinking out loudly. Don't you dare spoil or I will definitely succumb to a bout of loud cursing and arm flailing and swearing oaths about what I intend to do to you, although I am sure I will later find most of my intentions physically impossible.
Edited 6/3/2014 21:09:49
Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode.....(Spoilers): 6/3/2014 22:16:29
On the topic of Author vs Producer. There are 2 people in charge of the show, and the Author of the books, G.R.R.M. has told them how he plans the rest of the series to go, including book 6 and 7. He was actually behind some of the "shifts" that were made in the first 2 seasons, to focus on characters that he wished he had spent more time developing and to remove some of the needless plot lines. But IMO the changes in this season are FAR above and beyond any of the tweaks made before.
Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode.....(Spoilers): 6/3/2014 22:38:19
Frank: regarding Theon, in the book he does pretty much the same thing, although there were more scenes about him being tortured/flayed, which somehow made it seem more "feasible" he was really having his mind completely broken, on the series it feels like he's still just pretending he's a humble servant until he sees an opportunity to get away. I'm really curious on how he will develop on the upcoming book though. The chapter preview from the upcoming book was about him. I won't spoil it for you, but it did make me wonder on what role he has still to play in the storyline.
Sunday's Game of Thrones Episode.....(Spoilers): 6/5/2014 01:34:31