Well, as an avid reader of GRRM's book serial what I can do is realize when they put some extra boob/gore when it's completely unneccesarry, or when they completely change plot points when it was perfectly clear (and clean) in ASOIAF. Sure it's fun for a while, but once or twice - it fails, and it is noticable, so I can comment on it, why not. GRRM did not select the production team, he simply gave them (HBO and B&W) his blessing, plus decided to write one episode per season (next season it will be episode 7). And I also must add how I definitely notice every tiny little detail, while in some other cases I wouldn't mind it that much, because I consider ASOIAF to be one of the best pieces of modern literature (fantasy or non-fantasy), so I'm also extra-sensitive, while trying to keep it positive since they're doing a good job with this one in general. Again, as many times before I say this: Episode 9 will change the television.
If GRRM thought the changes were so
unnecessary and muddled the story so
badly, I think he'd probably be saying this. Or walking away from it. I mean, since he writes an episode a year he is obviously fully on-board with the universe they've adapted from his books. It's an adaptation. Translations are boring. Like the Psycho
I see you don't understand my point. I thought they were unnecessary and muddled - it's me talking here and upon reading many comments over at Winter is Coming.net today, I'm certainly not alone. And for the third time - GRRM is not the one pulling the strings, man... he even said it, dozen times. It's like J.J.Abrams
or James Cameron
on Dark Angel
, they get lost after pilot, GRRM is curently in full swing writing his sixth masterpiece - Winds of Winter and he already delivered script for season 3, ep. 07.
So, you're defending what's right - adaptations should be devided from literary source, while I'm defending what I think would look better on screen. After all, producers are not all that perfect, all the time, they have to 'slip' from time to time - in my opinion, again. Not that it ruined the series or, gods forbid, the intergrity of the world.