While perusing the article for the 2012 game on this site, I came across the following:
"Although using actors, music and imagery from the TV series, the computer game also references events from the Song of Ice and Fire novels that do not take place in the TV series. In addition, the visual representation of locations such as the Red Keep and Castle Black differ from the TV series in many respects. For this reason, it is assumed that the computer game is not to be considered canon for either the TV series or books, but as its own self-contained entity. For this reason, information on the houses and characters from the game should not have its own entries on this wiki."
This is quite odd to me. The TV series differs greatly from the books in…Read more >
As I may have mentioned before in other comments, I am really looking forward to seeing Edmure's wedding in the show. For many reasons I can't explain due to spoilers, but will be able to after the episode airs, it's one of my favorite events in the books. So while watching the preview for "The Rains of Castamere" I was on the lookout for anything that might reveal a hint as to whether or not the wedding would occur. Now, the title of the episode looked promising, but the preview seemed to focus mostly on Bran, Arya and Jon, but if you pause it at 28 seconds, you get a split-second shot: Edmure being carried away by women while laughing. The bedding ceremony. Meaning that the wedding will be in two weeks, and I am really excited.
And what…Read more >
Obviously, the series can't be identical to the books. Actors chosen won't always be similar (though makeup can make them close enough) to the characters they're based on, locations are impossible to replicate in perfect detail, certain plot points or motivations need to be explained out loud, battles or events are too costly to make as they are in the books, etc. However, my problem with the series is that many differences aren't necessary.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the series. My problem is, having read the books to death, I always get annoyed when I notice differences. Little things that could easily be fixed with makeup or dye, i.e, most of the Lannisters not having the golden blonde hair from the books, instead brown or dirty-blond ha…Read more >