HBO: Game of Thrones [Spoilers]
Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:16 PM
However, there's one thing that begins to bother me: overusing "valar morghulis" in the show. Okay, it's a common saying across the sea, but having two priests of Lord of Light (and Life!) greeting each other with a phrase about death is pretty damn weird and out of place. Really, we don't need to hear it every two episodes...
Also, shame on you HBO for misspelling R'hllor as R'hollor
Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:28 AM
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:00 PM
Watched it yesterday and half the scenes already elude me, which usually is a bad sign.
The only one I really remember to be greatly screened was that little verbal skirmish of the Queen of Thorns and Tywin Lannister - not giving each other an inch, threatening one another within the tight corset of arranged marriages - I though that one played fantastically, no surprise considering the actors.
What bothered me - Melisande jetsetting through the War of Five Kings frontiers like it's the Côte d'Azur - fetching Gendry up as a potential supplier of royal blood without any groundwork being laid on how she came to that knowledge in the first place.
GRRM usually doesn't make those faults in his plots - so if the showrunners decide to deviate from his trodden path, they should at least have the absolute certainty that they are doing his way of story weaving justice in how it's executed.
I am certainly no book purist but that really bothered me as a viewer.
Here's to hope next week will be better again, haven't checked out the title yet, though!
Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:03 PM
I wasn't thrilled with the change to Melisandre meeting up with the Brotherhood (and Arya) and 'stealing' Gendry either. I didn't hate the scene(s) of course, just the change. It does make me wonder if Gendry has a future role in the unpublished books that D&D know of from George. Obviously they got rid of Edric Storm as the one Melisandre seeks, but it doesn't look like Gendry's story will follow Edric's in the books.
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