quote:Originally posted by Chilicat:
While I understand they are trying to bring a sprawling epic to the small screen I do think if you've not read the books you are missing quite a bit of subplot and character insight.
I always try to approach the medium on its own terms. I don't care about the book. Just look at this show (or movie or work of art or whatever.) Is it compelling, well produced well acted? With GoT the answer is a resounding YES.
The only way to truly translate a book to the screen is put all the text on the screen and perhaps have a narrator read all the words.
I've said before, and I'll say again, to say that a movie is not as good as the book is a meaningless statement.