Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
Zzzzz... as someone who has not read the books, I continue to be disappointed with this show. I was hoping that we'd see them do something this season, but it looks just like majority of last season so far - lots of characters that make it hard to keep up with who is allying with who, some payoff in the end that may or may not justify all the maneuvering.
If you're a book fanboy this is a great show. If not, I don't see the big lovefest here, it's very hard to follow with not a whole lot going on.
Thrones fits in perfectly with the great majority of HBOs dramatic output. Deadwood, Boardwalk, Treme, Rome etc. All shows where the characters drive the story and not vice versa and exist in an interesting time and place.
If you don't like the characters on Thrones then you'll find nothing here because you are not interested in what they do. But if you like those other HBO shows then you should know what to expect, because the only real differentiator is the setting. And for me, that's a huge plus point. It's an interesting world filled with interesting characters.
I don't do that books reading stuff either.