Ulysses, I blame you for this, as well as for all the evil in the world.
Well, ok, maybe that’s going too far. Still, I blame you for putting me back 3 books behind schedule.
I’m still reading Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, which I am enjoying. I’m reading the hardbound edition, which is over 500 pages, but it doesn’t justify the fact that it’s been over a month since I started reading this.
I blame my slow pace to life, and other hassles…
Besides the overabundance of nudity (which wasn’t all in the novel), it seems like the directors and writers of the mini-series have taken the liberty of changing the story a bit. To shorten storylines and avoid introducing new characters, they have made shortcuts and replaced characters with those already introduced in the 1st season of Game of Thrones.
Sometimes they even completely remove scenes and storylines that should have been there (but deemed unnecessary by the production) – probably due to time constraints and to make the story simpler, and easy to follow.
They have also added extra scenarios which aren’t in the book, probably to make things more interesting for viewers (ahem, naked women and sex), and to highlight character personalities (and flaws) through visual examples.
Changing Asha to Yarra though, I don’t know what that’s all about. According to the internet, the production decided to change Asha to Yarra, so that viewers won’t get her confused with Osha.
And in doing so, didn’t they just confuse all the Song of Ice and Fire series readers out there (including me)?
I don’t think the changes end there, because I read, or heard somewhere that they will actually be incorporating some parts of the third book – A Storm of Swords, into the 2nd season of the series.
The mini-series is on its 5th episode, with 5 more episodes to go, and so far, it hasn’t been as great as the first season of Game of Thrones.
Right. As you may have figured out, the whole point of this post was just to rant about Game of Thrones. The part about ranting about current reads was a complete ruse…