why did they change Asha's name to Yara? ... other than that, good episode!
Season 2 is already bastardized but I'm sure it's great fun when viewed from a fresh perspective. I look forward to seeing where the changes lead and tempering expectations, but I have a feeling the wrap up will be the same with minor changes to help the viewing experience be more fluid and attention grabbing.
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Originally Posted by UberDub18t
Now it's picking up!
Really good 3rd episode. It's really starting to hit me just how hard it is to fit the whole book into 10 episodes.
The scene with Loras, Renly, and then Margaery was a good addition. It spells out things only implied in the book, and it gives Renly some much needed screen time. Speaking as a non-gay though, it's really awkward seeing two guys in bed like that, and Loras acting like a jealous woman. I guess it goes to show that even with a proliferation of gay characters and relationships in movies or TV shows, real portrayals of displays of affection are still something I'm not used to seeing.
I reeeeeeally didn't need to see those two making out. Gross.
I'm enjoying the show, but the jury is still out for me w/re to the changes. Margaery is a bit more naive, or at least subtle, on the page. And Theon is a far more sympathetic character on the show. The betrayal was supposed to be his idea the whole time. This crisis of conscience he's having a new.
Interesting... I guess Martin is still on-set making sure that everything is according to his vision, but I can see some different conclusions coming up based on the deviations in the story.
Originally Posted by John Steinbeck
I actually liked the fleshing out of Theon's reasons for betraying Robb. You could definitely feel the agonizing choice he faced, and the quest for his father's approval. I'd talk more about why I like it, but I don't want to go too into detail about the book in this thread.
Also, because we never specifically saw this interaction between Renly and Margaery in the book, her not being subtle with him works, because it also removes the subtleties that were apparent to the reader, but not necessarily spoken, much like showing the Renly/Loras relationship rather than implying it.
Frankly, I think that's what I love about seeing the show overall on top of reading the books. We're getting to see first-hand interactions and events that were glossed over or relayed third-party in the books. Gives me a lot to look forward to each week, even when I know how this season will end