Nobody discusses much of Puzo's other work anymore. Omerta? The Last Don? He's the William Peter Blatty of gangster stuff!
If you read the other two books, let me know what you think of GRRM's Bad Sex In Fiction-worthy passage where Cersei fingers one of her handmaidens, or where Theon Greyjoy eats a live rat so that GRRM can describe its squeals of agony. Barrrfffff.
So many extraneous new go-nowhere characters that thankfully never got any time in the show. There's TWO OTHER Greyjoy brothers who are worse than Euron, but we only got Euron. I think there's two Greyjoy sisters, too, instead of just the butch one.
"hammering on that point over and over" -Hey! Jamie's the kingslayer! Did you know he's the kingslayer? He's the kingslayer! He slayed a king! To reiterate: he slayed a king because he's the kingslayer. Also Brienne of Tarth got picked on in high school for her scoliosis back brace.
Apparently fans of GOT widely figured out after like the second season who Jon Snow's real parents were, a plot point that ends up having little to no effect on anything once it was revealed on the show.
The scenario I'm cringing thinking of is GRRM finishing the last two books, and they're worse than the ending of the show, thus making GOT fanboys shit a brick even harder than they already did.
I recently re-finished the show and the last episode is still the worst episode. Here's the two notes I have to offer:
1)Barring two or three characters, virtually nobody seems to be terribly emotionally impacted by King's Landing being burnt to the ground by Daenerys in the previous episode. Everyone sitting at that council deciding to make Bran king is like "uhh....yeah...need a new king...uhhhh..." HEY PEOPLE THE WORST THING EVER JUST HAPPENED DO YOU CARE.
2)You mentioned Jamie's amiability and how he doesn't seem in the books like he'd throw a kid out a window. That worked out perfectly in casting the show because Nikolaj Coster Waldau, when he isn't slaughtering loads of people in combat, comes across in appearance and demeanor like the male lead in a Cameron Diaz rom-com. To be fair, he came across a little better off this time around. But I don't feel like a third.