Yeah JD, they are going off the page with the story. Esp with everyone's favorite bastard, Lord Snow.
I'm still diggin it though. Can't wait to see how they portray the wildling host.
Santi, I have read all the books and I still get a bit lost occasionally. A good example is Quorin Halfhand/Davos Seaworth and just about everyone outside the Seven Kingdoms. I spent a lot of time reading the family index pages in the books.
By the way, am I the only one this occurs to?