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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire.

#361  Postby VazScep » Feb 21, 2016 1:14 pm

Fallible wrote:Ah, yes.Hed asplodeI will give them. I also think Tyrion's casting was genius and one of the best things about the series. I agree that making certain characters older helped. Unfortunately though, I think I am just too anal to be able to tolerate much deviation from something which I perceive as supposed to be a certain way. Doing away with certain characters stuck in my craw, eg. Coldhands, Strong Belwas, Vargo Hoat and all the Undying, although I understand why, and pretty much completely re-writing big sections made me do a sad wee.

It was the lack of backstory that was always going to make the show shallow imo. To me, Ser Arthur Dayne is as real a character as all the others and I am always waiting to read some recollection about him and the days when the Kingsguard had some respect. Everything happening on Westeros is basically the continuation of a pretty recent civil war and I love how that backdrop is filled.

Definitely agree that the absence of Belwas sucks.
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#362  Postby Coastal » Feb 26, 2016 9:07 pm

The way I see it, we're in uncharted territory here. I think they did a great job, but it will never please everyone and it can't be 'perfect'. Let's hope this opens the door for more fantasy to TV. I have a long list that I'd like to see. The stories are there, you don't have to get someone to write it.
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#363  Postby willhud9 » Feb 26, 2016 10:17 pm

My gripe was Stannis. He is by far my favourite character in the books. He is a no nonsense, shrewd military commander who has a legit claim to the throne as being a legitimate heir.

But nope the show just completely goes and changes that story arc.

The thing about George RR Martin's series is he may kill a bunch of characters, but each of the four strongest houses all remain in play. Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, and Baratheon.

The show has pretty much made the Baratheon house irrelevant. So much for Game of Thrones. :nono:
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire.

#364  Postby VazScep » Feb 26, 2016 10:25 pm

willhud9 wrote:My gripe was Stannis. He is by far my favourite character in the books. He is a no nonsense, shrewd military commander who has a legit claim to the throne as being a legitimate heir. :
He is, and he's less corruptible in the books. I'm not happy about what I've heard about the real evil thing he allowed in the series.

Davos was one of my favourite characters, and Stannis was told entirely through his perspective. What a bro-mance!
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#365  Postby willhud9 » Feb 26, 2016 10:43 pm

Coastal wrote:The way I see it, we're in uncharted territory here. I think they did a great job, but it will never please everyone and it can't be 'perfect'. Let's hope this opens the door for more fantasy to TV. I have a long list that I'd like to see. The stories are there, you don't have to get someone to write it.


I would love to see the Riftwar Saga come to life. At least Magician, Silverthorn, and Darkness at Sethanon.

I wouldn't mind the Belgariad either.
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