GOT is Back!
So one of my favorite fantasy series is George R.R. Martin’s Ice and Fire a.k.a Game of Thrones. When I first saw the trailer that HBO put out for Season 1 I was giddy with anticipation. I couldn’t believe someone was going to try and adapt the material to the screen, but I’m glad it was HBO and not some terrible network like Fox or CBS. Anyway, the adaptation was so good that it quickly became the most pirated show on the net and it was good enough to hook in my wife who hasn’t read a fantasy novel in her lifetime. I’m a huge fan and thought season 1 and 2 were great…
Hmm..Did I make a mistake?
In anticipation of Season 3 which will cover the first half of A Storm of Swords, I reread the book. I’m still on the fence whether that was a mistake. As I watch the first two episodes of S3, I’m torn. I enjoy the vision the producers have put together to bring Martin’s world to life, but I am also finding myself having to ignore vast swaths of the book that are missing from the show. I understand that changes need to be made for such an adaptation but man, it’s really difficult to ignore some of the changes. I suppose the same types of changes were made in the previous seasons but I hadn’t read those installments in years so much of the detail was not fresh in my memory to jump out at me when missing. But at least they got the major plot points right though(Ned’s big exit and Blackwater Bay). I think I know where this season will end already, but I’m really hoping that I can just enjoy the ride!
Episode 3 of Season 3 airs tomorrow night Sunday 4/14 on HBO. Bring it!