'Game of Thrones': This Week's Cover | PopWatch | EW.com
Ok, so even though s3 is the first half of the 3rd book, it seems SOME events are played out of order. I have already spotted Reek in the trailer, so that arc was moved, what?, 2 books up?Quote:
Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are reluctant to raise expectations any higher, but are optimistic. “Like the book, it builds,” Benioff says. “Once the season kicks into gear, we’ve already seen stuff that makes me think it will be the best one yet. And it ought to be.” While season 2 poured a disproportionate amount of resources into the final couple hours, this round has major moments throughout; a “hammering propulsion,” as Weiss puts it. “There’s major massive events happening like I don’t think we’ve ever had before,” Weiss says. One particular “Scene Which Shall Not Be Named,” as Benioff called it, left the Thrones team devastated. “I’ve never seen the crew so emotional,” Benioff says. “If the scene has that effect on the people making it who know what’s coming, if they’re that overpowered, I think it’s going to have an overwhelming effect on people watching it.”
The cast was emotional because they all just realized they would have to find new work.
And Jom, I confess to not being a huge Tolkien fan, but as far as pure entertainment value, the thrones books imo are much better. Matter of tastes and I am sure to the Tolkien purist GOT will probably come off as more pulpy/juvenile...but give the books a try.
I think it's is far better to compare GOT to something like Jordan's Wheel of Time. I trudged through WOT starting in the late 90s and I can tell you already I'm going to enjoy GOT more...it's easier to read because Martin gets to the point...instead of slogging around like Jordan used to.
The "scene that shall not be named" is something, unfortunately, I already know about (got spoiled accidentally) and you are right it will be a tough one. Many are wondering how it's actually going to be presented on screen. Since I have yet to see an episode of the TV series I can't answer that but I've read many are concerned about it....for certain reasons.
I'm just talking about the Game of aweseme Thrones TV Show vs. The boring ass Lord Of The boring ass Rings movies.