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Offline Mikey D

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #495 on: April 27, 2015, 08:10 AM »
Big time changes from the books in last night's episode.  I can already hear the book purist ******** ranting and raving.  Ultimately, I believe the books and show will end up in generally the same spot, they just have to take different paths to get there and I'm ok with that.  I think I know where they're going with Sansa, Brienne and Pod, but it's going to be tough to watch if they keep certain book aspects and apply them to Sansa.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #496 on: April 27, 2015, 09:18 AM »
Big time changes from the books in last night's episode.  I can already hear the book purist ******** ranting and raving.  Ultimately, I believe the books and show will end up in generally the same spot, they just have to take different paths to get there and I'm ok with that.  I think I know where they're going with Sansa, Brienne and Pod, but it's going to be tough to watch if they keep certain book aspects and apply them to Sansa.

Naah, i don't think they will do that to her. I think that was more specific to the particular person and situation. Having Sansa in that role changes things significantly, IMO.

But yeah, they are really all over the map making changes.

I hate to keep asking stupid questions every week, but I am having trouble figuring out Littlefinger's interest in wedding off Sansa to the Boltons. He doesn't seem to be getting anything directly out of the deal, and you'd think he would hate them for killing Catelyn. He implies revenge in his brief conversation with Sansa but WTF is she supposed to do there? She's probably the last person in the whole story who would be capable of evening that score. Plus doesn't he have the hots for her too?

What a waste of a perfectly good potential nude scene for Natalie Dormer.  :(

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #497 on: April 27, 2015, 09:27 AM »
Is Littlefinger planting Sansa into Winterfell to murder the Boltons?  Makes no sense at all...
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #498 on: April 27, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Yeah, I think we're missing something with Sansa/Littlefinger so far.  I guess we're supposed to just think that Littlefinger is placating the North (Bolton) to solidify himself in the West, but with Littlefinger and his speech to Sansa about revenge, there must be something more they have planned.  Sansa is a really valuable chip to just hand over to the Boltons for no real reward.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #499 on: April 27, 2015, 12:52 PM »
I thought he was setting up a revolt against the Lannisters ultimately and Bolton would be just a means to an end, eventually.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #500 on: April 27, 2015, 02:26 PM »
Ultimately, I believe the books and show will end up in generally the same spot, they just have to take different paths to get there and I'm ok with that.  I think I know where they're going with Sansa, Brienne and Pod, but it's going to be tough to watch if they keep certain book aspects and apply them to Sansa.


THIS.

The books are pretty epic.  And when you start getting into books 3, 4 and 5 there are LOADS of new characters that get introduced to carry these storylines forward.  There's clearly been some serious consolidation going on with some characters and storylines.  And the way Sansa's story has changed is a real head-scratcher.  But having that element of surprise in the show is actually pretty welcome because if you know where the story is going, chapter and verse, then how exciting can it really be?  Lots of people are probably going to say "But what about Jeyne Poole"?  But the show doesn't really allow for the deep levels of character development and exposition that can be relayed via the written word.  And when you take into account that the showrunners really do have GRRM's confidence about where the story goes and how it gets there?  It gives me a good measure of relief that the story will get where it NEEDS to go, but HOW is up to the producers of the HBO series.

Still, there was one scene that we got last night that I have been waiting years to see!  Jon Snow as Lord Commander is not ******* around.  He gave Alliser Thorne the recognition he deserves and named him First Ranger.  Jon may hate Thorne, but he's probably one of the best officers of the Night's Watch to take that post.  But when Janos Slynt refused Jon's order to take over the ruined castle at Greyguard?  It was great to see Jon would not stand for Slynt's disobiediance and dealt with him swiftly and harshly.  Ned certainly would have approved!
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