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(Onion AV Club)   Fifteen differences between the Game of Thrones books and TV series. Yeah, there are spoilers, but not nearly as big as the one HBO dropped last night   (avclub.com ) divider line
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2014-04-28 11:52:08 PM  
With such gems as "The TV show doesn't have chapters named after the POV characters" and "Strong Belwas" (who I love but is he really worth mentioning as his own thing?), this is the sort of random list that you get when someone says "Hey, we need a list about something popular that people might click on. Does anyone know anything about Game of Thrones?"
 
2014-04-29 12:04:49 AM  
John Snow is Kaiser Soze.
 
2014-04-29 12:07:19 AM  
I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.
 
2014-04-29 12:09:29 AM  

Delta1212: With such gems as "The TV show doesn't have chapters named after the POV characters" and "Strong Belwas" (who I love but is he really worth mentioning as his own thing?), this is the sort of random list that you get when someone says "Hey, we need a list about something popular that people might click on. Does anyone know anything about Game of Thrones?"


Also how BORING would an hour of Ayra Stark be, never mind Sansa?

Tyrion, sure, but he's the high point of the show in terms of humor and sharing my love of wine.

/poor dude probably has the DTs by now
 
2014-04-29 12:12:41 AM  
The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.
 
2014-04-29 12:16:16 AM  

Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.


It did kind of change the game, though.  Only Sam knows how to deal with white walkers and he's too obsessed with Gilly to do anything. And nobody believes him, anyway, because he's fat and obsessed with a chick.
 
2014-04-29 12:22:29 AM  

serpent_sky: Tyrion, sure, but he's the high point of the show in terms of humor and sharing my love of wine.


Also tits. Very important. Tits and wine.
 
2014-04-29 12:24:34 AM  

thisispete: Also tits. Very important. Tits and wine.

Both please me in general/  My insomnia has me drinking wine (and watching the thread about my band) and my tits are awesome.  Just not as awesome as Danyeris'. But whose are?
 
2014-04-29 12:29:11 AM  
Hodor.
 
2014-04-29 12:47:10 AM  

BalugaJoe: Hodor.


I actually felt bad for the guy.  He's the ONLY innocent person on the show.
 
2014-04-29 12:53:24 AM  

doglover: John Snow is Kaiser Soze.


Y'know cuz he saw it on The Wall....
 
2014-04-29 01:18:18 AM  

Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.


I have to admit first that I've never seen the show and have no idea at all what its about... but how does the actual show "drop a spoiler"??

I mean its the show!  How does it spoil its own plot?
 
2014-04-29 01:27:06 AM  

downstairs: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

I have to admit first that I've never seen the show and have no idea at all what its about... but how does the actual show "drop a spoiler"??

I mean its the show!  How does it spoil its own plot?


It showed something that has not happened in any book.
PANIC
spoilers
 
2014-04-29 03:05:04 AM  
Why last nights episode changed the rules FOREVEERRRR

*fart noises*
 
2014-04-29 03:10:25 AM  
It's not a spoiler at all unless one of the next two books includes an Other as a POV character and observes a baby being turned into an Other.  Given that GRRM has already said that he has too many POV characters and won't be adding any more, I think it's pretty safe to say that that's not something we'll ever be reading about in the books and is just another "unwritten" scene for the benefit of the TV viewers.  What was a spoiler was the original HBO Go synopsis that gave the spikey headed Other a name that is familiar to book readers.  That was a spoiler that I kind of guessed on my own when I watched, but now it's been confirmed, despite the HBO page now having been edited to just call him a "White Walker."
 
2014-04-29 03:17:09 AM  

serpent_sky: BalugaJoe: Hodor.

I actually felt bad for the guy.  He's the ONLY innocent person on the show.


You're forgetting Ser Pounce.
 
2014-04-29 03:18:59 AM  
Because us book nerds care about a non-spoier?
 
2014-04-29 03:21:34 AM  
serpent_sky:

Also how BORING would an hour of Ayra Stark be,

Not boreing at all.

Her storyline in the books is easily the beat out of all of them. I found myself power reading through 200+ pages in a night just to get to her chapters to see what would happen next.

/Brienne's chapter's though are better than Ambien.
//I am searching for a high born girl of age 6 and 10 with auburn hair and blue eyes
///Prepare to hear this line 300 times over the next two seasons
 
2014-04-29 03:21:49 AM  

moothemagiccow: You're forgetting Ser Pounce


No cats are truly innocent.
 
2014-04-29 03:23:11 AM  

moothemagiccow: serpent_sky: BalugaJoe: Hodor.

I actually felt bad for the guy.  He's the ONLY innocent person on the show.

You're forgetting Ser Pounce.


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2014-04-29 03:25:53 AM  

Delta1212: With such gems as "The TV show doesn't have chapters named after the POV characters" and "Strong Belwas" (who I love but is he really worth mentioning as his own thing?), this is the sort of random list that you get when someone says "Hey, we need a list about something popular that people might click on. Does anyone know anything about Game of Thrones?"


You're forgetting this is the site that does episode reviews of 20-year-old cartoons.

The general "cable drama" blog post is getting out of hand, though. I don't think we need to know what the International Business Times and the Daily Caller thinks of Sam's tits.

https://www.google.com/search?q=game+of+thrones+review&oq=game+of+th ro nes+review#q=game+of+thrones+review&tbm=nws
 
2014-04-29 04:07:48 AM  
I have read the first 4 books, but can't be sympathetic to the book nerd outrage that the TV show spoiled something. Ever since the show premiered, there has not been a show discussion on the entire internet where someone didn't run in and drop spoilers on major plot points. How will folks react when Weiss and Benioff inevitably pass GRRM, and suddenly, there's an entire season where there are plot elements the book readers didn't know in advance?
 
2014-04-29 04:37:16 AM  

serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.


Not sure if you're being serious about Neverwhere.
 
2014-04-29 04:42:50 AM  

CipollinaFan: serpent_sky:

Also how BORING would an hour of Ayra Stark be,

Not boreing at all.

Her storyline in the books is easily the beat out of all of them. I found myself power reading through 200+ pages in a night just to get to her chapters to see what would happen next.

/Brienne's chapter's though are better than Ambien.
//I am searching for a high born girl of age 6 and 10 with auburn hair and blue eyes
///Prepare to hear this line 300 times over the next two seasons


I'm curious if you've read Brienne's chapters more than once.  Like pretty much everybody, on my first read through I thought they were dull plodding trudgery, so much so that when I got around to rereading AFFC I thought to myself, "prepare to be bored silly."  Then while actually rereading them, they didn't seem that boring at all and I kind of found myself enjoying them.
 
2014-04-29 05:36:14 AM  

Korb: I'm curious if you've read Brienne's chapters more than once. Like pretty much everybody, on my first read through I thought they were dull plodding trudgery, so much so that when I got around to rereading AFFC I thought to myself, "prepare to be bored silly." Then while actually rereading them, they didn't seem that boring at all and I kind of found myself enjoying them.


I agree.  I don't get the hate for AFFC.  True, it is slower and bleaker than the previous three volumes, and it doesn't have the big three favorite characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon), but I find it be interesting nonetheless.  I especially like the POV of Cersei slipping further and further into maddening incompetence, and I also like the Brienne/Jamie storylines.  On the other hand, I found the Greyjoy plot to be boring, and I don't get all of the love for Victarion- though he's better in ADWD.  I also like the Dorne plotlines- they are by far the most underappreciated group in the story.
 
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2014-04-29 05:54:30 AM  
I think (and hope) the show has brought the characters, interactions, and most particularly the ongoing dynamics into sharper or perhaps renewed focus for GRRM.  He had been drifting quite a bit after fifteen years and thousands of pages.

Drifting actually may not be the best word for it.  ASOIAF is a MASSIVE work with dozens of plotlines and major characters, sweeping political drama covering multiple nations, and grand epic conflicts brewing not only between individuals, kingdoms, empires, nobles and peasants, but also otherworldly or godlike powers.  Of course I hope that many of these elements will be brought together and move toward resolution of some kind.  It is the lack of resolution which has been troubling combined with the increasing tendency toward diffusion or perhaps obfuscation of things which were once thought important being shrouded in hundreds of words aimed at something else.  Refocusing should help a lot.
 
2014-04-29 07:33:55 AM  
So the Others are making creepy little catapult stones?
 
2014-04-29 07:56:30 AM  

Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.


It didn't spoil anything for me.

I read all the books when the show first started airing on HBO (hadn't heard of it until then), so I guess I'm up to date on what's going on, but I sure as hell didn't bother studying the books, creating charts or graphs, or memorizing every last detail about every last character.

So, I guess I'm not a geek.

As everyone's noted, the show and the books are two different things. A lot of what I see on the show now hits me as, "oh, yeah, I remember that part" so spoiling things isn't much of an issue. From a thread yesterday there was talk of HBO's releasing the char's name who was in the last shot, a name that both meant nothing to me and also seemed pretty generic.

Whatever HBO's doing is fine by me, as is whatever GRRM is doing.
 
2014-04-29 08:07:24 AM  

serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books. LOVE the show. HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).


Oh god.  The Sookie books are total cheese fluff compared to the show.
I listened to the Dexter books on tape, and once I got over the god-awful voice of the narrator, and then got into the mindset that the books and show are really not related, I didn't mind them.  Still kind of cheesy compared to the series though.  The writer was truly in love with alliteration.
 
2014-04-29 08:08:55 AM  

serpent_sky: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

It did kind of change the game, though.  Only Sam knows how to deal with white walkers and he's too obsessed with Gilly to do anything. And nobody believes him, anyway, because he's fat and obsessed with a chick.


Not in the least. What part of the narrative did it change? We knew there was an army of White Walkers and wights. We already knew one mechanism whereby the WWs converted humans to that army, i.e., reanimation of the dead. We already knew Craster was giving his infant sons to the WWs for some purpose. All that has now been confirmed is what the WWs are doing with Craster's sons, i.e., converting them in their infancy.

What we don't know for sure is what the effect of this "conversion" is. Does the child instantly become a WW? Does he develop normally and change at some later point in life? How many of them are there? Etc.
 
2014-04-29 08:12:45 AM  

BalugaJoe: Hodor.


came to Hodor, but I hodor it's already been hodor'd. How come Sansa doesn't get the hate for being an ineffective milquetoast like Lori did on TWD?
 
2014-04-29 08:19:25 AM  

Crewmannumber6: BalugaJoe: Hodor.

came to Hodor, but I hodor it's already been hodor'd. How come Sansa doesn't get the hate for being an ineffective milquetoast like Lori did on TWD?


If you think Lori got hate for "being an ineffective milquetoast," you weren't paying attention to the actual criticisms.
 
2014-04-29 08:22:51 AM  

namatad: downstairs: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

I have to admit first that I've never seen the show and have no idea at all what its about... but how does the actual show "drop a spoiler"??

I mean its the show!  How does it spoil its own plot?

It showed something that has not happened in any book.
PANIC
spoilers


I think subby might be referring not to what they showed, but how HBO accidentally gave the thing a name. See http://io9.com/this-accidental-game-of-thrones-spoiler-just-changed-1 5 68796246
 
2014-04-29 08:28:39 AM  

serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.


The TV version of Neverwhere was actually done first, the book came afterward.
 
2014-04-29 08:32:24 AM  

juvandy: Korb: I'm curious if you've read Brienne's chapters more than once. Like pretty much everybody, on my first read through I thought they were dull plodding trudgery, so much so that when I got around to rereading AFFC I thought to myself, "prepare to be bored silly." Then while actually rereading them, they didn't seem that boring at all and I kind of found myself enjoying them.

I agree.  I don't get the hate for AFFC.  True, it is slower and bleaker than the previous three volumes, and it doesn't have the big three favorite characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon), but I find it be interesting nonetheless.  I especially like the POV of Cersei slipping further and further into maddening incompetence, and I also like the Brienne/Jamie storylines.  On the other hand, I found the Greyjoy plot to be boring, and I don't get all of the love for Victarion- though he's better in ADWD.  I also like the Dorne plotlines- they are by far the most underappreciated group in the story.


You answered the mystery of the hate in your second sentence. It didn't have the characters people like from the first three books. Instead of appreciating the stories in their own right, people got mad...WHAR DANY? WHAR IMP?

I know because I was the same way the first time I read FFC and ADWD. I basically skimmed the chapters looking for more stories about the cool guys from the first three books. Years later, when I reread the series, and without the focus on Dany and the Imp, I enjoyed the books a lot more.
 
2014-04-29 08:34:00 AM  

serpent_sky: Delta1212: With such gems as "The TV show doesn't have chapters named after the POV characters" and "Strong Belwas" (who I love but is he really worth mentioning as his own thing?), this is the sort of random list that you get when someone says "Hey, we need a list about something popular that people might click on. Does anyone know anything about Game of Thrones?"

Also how BORING would an hour of Ayra Stark be, never mind Sansa?

Tyrion, sure, but he's the high point of the show in terms of humor and sharing my love of wine.

/poor dude probably has the DTs by now


I like seeing the relationship between Ayra and The Hound. I also hope she gets to hook up with the faceless assasin again.
 
2014-04-29 08:46:30 AM  

Old Man Winter: Because us book nerds care about a non-spoier?


Then why watch the show at all when it could potentially introduce a "spoiler" at any given time?
 
2014-04-29 08:47:42 AM  

downstairs: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

I have to admit first that I've never seen the show and have no idea at all what its about... but how does the actual show "drop a spoiler"??

I mean its the show!  How does it spoil its own plot?


I don't get the fuss myself, but if that's the Night's King (which HBO even had written in the summary of the show for a while myself), that definitely wrecks a lot of theories about who the Night's King really is.
 
2014-04-29 08:55:47 AM  

Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.


I think subby's referring to a mistake HO made in the plot synopsis they posted online, which was changed almost immediately after it was posted.  They put a name on a character that, if true, is a massive spoiler for the books.
 
2014-04-29 09:03:21 AM  

juvandy: Korb: I'm curious if you've read Brienne's chapters more than once. Like pretty much everybody, on my first read through I thought they were dull plodding trudgery, so much so that when I got around to rereading AFFC I thought to myself, "prepare to be bored silly." Then while actually rereading them, they didn't seem that boring at all and I kind of found myself enjoying them.

I agree.  I don't get the hate for AFFC.  True, it is slower and bleaker than the previous three volumes, and it doesn't have the big three favorite characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon), but I find it be interesting nonetheless.


Calling it slower is understating things dramatically.  Very little of import happens in AFFC, especially when compared to the previous novels.  While Brienne's wanderings through Crownlands, the details of Arya's training and the process of how the Ironborn choose a king are interesting in world building kind of way, they really belong in an appendix or a Silmarillion kind of book, not in the main narrative.  It's kind of like your Grandpa telling you a history of WWII but right in the middle when the Germans are on the verge of taking Stalingrad, he veers off and starts talking about which spices the mess hall used the most and why, or the details of each unit's insignia and what they all mean, or you get to see all the day to day happenings of Gen Patton after he slapped the soldier and spent the next several months in England.  Oh and the story  ends right after Patton gets command of the Third Army but before he does anything with them.  And then Grandpa falls asleep for the next six years.


  I especially like the POV of Cersei slipping further and further into maddening incompetence, and I also like the Brienne/Jamie storylines.  On the other hand, I found the Greyjoy plot to be boring, and I don't get all of the love for Victarion- though he's better in ADWD.  I also like the Dorne plotlines- they are by far the most underappreciated group in the story.

The Cersei POV was handled clumsily.  The reader was constantly getting hit over the head of how bad a ruler she was.  Tell me you didn't roll your eyes when Cersei reactivated the church's military arm.  Gee, ya think that may come back to bite her?  I enjoy a good comeuppance as well as the next guy but by the end of it all, I was actually starting to feel sorry for her, which is not what I think the author intended.

I agree with you about the Ironborn stuff.  I don't get the love.  Worse, we get a few chapters of setup, introducing new characters and new houses on the Iron Islands - and then we leave there, presumably never to return.

As to Dorne, that's more hit and miss.  Prince Doran's long plot of revenge is a great story, especially given Dorne's weakness relative to everyone's perception of their strength.  But I found Arianne's little rebellion to be perhaps the most nonsensical plot in the whole series.  So we have a sickly prince who could die at any time and he tells his long term plots to his brother and his son but not to his heir, ya know, the one he expects to continue his revenge after him.  Because reasons.  Worse, Arianne feels slighted and plans a rebellion that for no particular reason includes princess Myrcella and wouldn't ya know, Myrcella gets injured.  Yeesh.  And I'm sorry, The Adventures of Quentyn Martel wins the award for most pointless plotline ever, although maybe it's a tie with Brienne's pointless quest for Sansa when the reader already knows exactly where she is and therefore knows that Brienne has a zero percent chance of finding her - but here's yet another chapter of her looking.
 
2014-04-29 09:05:22 AM  

serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.


This.
 
2014-04-29 09:05:39 AM  

imontheinternet: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

I think subby's referring to a mistake HO made in the plot synopsis they posted online, which was changed almost immediately after it was posted.  They put a name on a character that, if true, is a massive spoiler for the books.


It's not a "massive spoiler." I've read all the books and I had to Wiki to figure out who the Night's King even was. He's barely mentioned in some fairy tales. Big deal.

How does this spoil anything in the books? Were you busy waiting to find out more about White Walker hierarchy and factual basis of Old Nan's bedtime tales?

Because I'm pretty sure no one else was.
 
2014-04-29 09:05:49 AM  

juvandy: Korb: I'm curious if you've read Brienne's chapters more than once. Like pretty much everybody, on my first read through I thought they were dull plodding trudgery, so much so that when I got around to rereading AFFC I thought to myself, "prepare to be bored silly." Then while actually rereading them, they didn't seem that boring at all and I kind of found myself enjoying them.

I agree.  I don't get the hate for AFFC.  True, it is slower and bleaker than the previous three volumes, and it doesn't have the big three favorite characters (Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon), but I find it be interesting nonetheless.  I especially like the POV of Cersei slipping further and further into maddening incompetence, and I also like the Brienne/Jamie storylines.  On the other hand, I found the Greyjoy plot to be boring, and I don't get all of the love for Victarion- though he's better in ADWD.  I also like the Dorne plotlines- they are by far the most underappreciated group in the story.


AFFC and ADwD has some pretty excellent black humor in it. Vic in particular has a few lines/actions that made me laugh pretty hard. Roose does as well.
 
2014-04-29 09:06:10 AM  

kronicfeld: serpent_sky: Lando Lincoln: The "spoiler" on last night's show wasn't really a spoiler. If what they showed kinda ruined the story for you...you need to take a break from fantasy for a while.

It did kind of change the game, though.  Only Sam knows how to deal with white walkers and he's too obsessed with Gilly to do anything. And nobody believes him, anyway, because he's fat and obsessed with a chick.

Not in the least. What part of the narrative did it change? We knew there was an army of White Walkers and wights. We already knew one mechanism whereby the WWs converted humans to that army, i.e., reanimation of the dead. We already knew Craster was giving his infant sons to the WWs for some purpose. All that has now been confirmed is what the WWs are doing with Craster's sons, i.e., converting them in their infancy.

What we don't know for sure is what the effect of this "conversion" is. Does the child instantly become a WW? Does he develop normally and change at some later point in life? How many of them are there? Etc.


I always assumed that the WW were an entirely separate race of "others" from the time before the first men. I figured that they were no more human than the dragons.

If you found out that someone had come to an arrangement where he left babies out on a mountain and in return dragons didn't burn him to death, would you think "wow, I bet the dragons are turning babies into more dragons?"
 
2014-04-29 09:06:46 AM  
People in the US read books?

Who knew?
 
2014-04-29 09:07:11 AM  

Enomai: serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.

This.


They ARE making American Gods into a TV show, and Neil Gaiman is pretty happy about it. Why can't you be?

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2014/02/american-gods-tv-series-news-a nd -more.html
 
2014-04-29 09:07:46 AM  

monoski: People in the US read books?

Who knew?


Name your favorite author. Odds are, he's an American.
 
2014-04-29 09:09:23 AM  

stoli n coke: I have read the first 4 books, but can't be sympathetic to the book nerd outrage that the TV show spoiled something. Ever since the show premiered, there has not been a show discussion on the entire internet where someone didn't run in and drop spoilers on major plot points. How will folks react when Weiss and Benioff inevitably pass GRRM, and suddenly, there's an entire season where there are plot elements the book readers didn't know in advance?


The last book will come out way after the show ends, and show fans will show up in book threads to spoil everything.  When book readers complain, they'll say, "That episode aired 5 years ago.  It's not a spoiler."
 
2014-04-29 09:13:33 AM  

Persnickety: And I'm sorry, The Adventures of Quentyn Martel wins the award for most pointless plotline ever, although maybe it's a tie with Brienne's pointless quest for Sansa when the reader already knows exactly where she is and therefore knows that Brienne has a zero percent chance of finding her - but here's yet another chapter of her looking.


In fairness, sometimes people's plot-lines being built up and then ending up being pointless is intentional, especially once the dragons get big enough that them eating you is a legitimate way to end your plot-line.

There are a lot of characters that pretty much only exist to illustrate that the Dragons and/or the White Walkers don't give two shiats about how important you are to the plot, and will just immediately fark your day if you piss them off, no matter how much destiny or narrative momentum you've got going on.

// That's probably where the long, rambling, useless snore-fest of the iron fleet bit that takes up like a goddamned third of the last book is going, too... it's just going to be anticlimactic since we know they're gonna lose the horn in short order and get eaten so we don't give a shiat about any of the characters.
 
2014-04-29 09:15:41 AM  

Confabulat: Enomai: serpent_sky: I read some True Blood books.  LOVE the show.  HATE the books. (Same can be said for Dexter).  Turns out when they option source material, they take liberties with it.

This is why I hope American Gods and Sandman never get touched.  The BBC Neverwhere was bad enough, I don't tolerate Neil Gaiman abuse.

This.

They ARE making American Gods into a TV show, and Neil Gaiman is pretty happy about it. Why can't you be?

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2014/02/american-gods-tv-series-news-a nd -more.html


I'll watch it, I'm just hoping it isn't something that doesn't work out. You can't take it back once it's out there and I'd rather there be no adaptation than a bad one.

Don't worry about me. I'm a worrier by nature and I wasn't sure that Peter Jackson was going to be OK with LOTR and that worked out fine.
 
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