Even George R.R. Martin thinks the show can not cover all the books

Posted June 11, 2013 by Johnny2x in Entertainment


Even George R.R. Martin thinks the show can not cover all the books

I am one of the people who only watch the show and have never read the books. The people who have read the books look at us people and call us loser dummies.

My wife read the books. As we watch the show each week I can feel her on the couch behind me either excited for me to see what she thinks is about to happen or I can hear her mumbling “what the fuck” as she is displeased with either an addition or subtraction from the story.

George R.R. Martin and I agree there are just too many characters to follow to make a TV interesting. He talks in an interview to ew.com about how crazy the show would have to be jumping back and forth between 50 plot lines:

“I don’t think we want to answer specifically what we’re keeping and dropping, but we do take your point. The series has already reached a point where there are so many characters, particularly in season three we’re introducing so many new ones, we run the risk of bursting at the seams as we try to cram every single subplot and all the various characters and it becomes impossible on a budgetary level and it becomes impossible on an episode-basis to jump around every few minutes to 30 different characters and locations. We don’t want to do that, and recognize that as a real risk and we will take steps not to fall into that trap.” – read more

Ol’ Georgie also says he would be surprised if the television series can even cover the entire story of all the books.

“I think the odds against that happening are very long. I still have a lead of several gigantic books. If they include everything in the books, I don’t think they’re going to catch up with me. If they do, we’ll have some interesting discussions.”

I see ‘Game of Thrones’ as a TV show that I enjoy. I enjoy it a lot. If I want to read the books and be a fan of them as well I will wait till the show is over then read the stories to get more.

Does that make me a monster?

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