As we all know, our beloved TV series Game of Thrones is based on the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Just like any other screen adaptation of a novel, there must be some changes made based on any reason so the book can fit the screen. Game of Thrones has made a lot of changes by cutting some characters and subplots. This is something that has to be done by showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff because the book series are very long. It will take ages to portray every single action inside the book series. Besides cutting things, the show also changes some things that already exist in the book. Some changes run well while others don’t. The good changes include the character, Margaery Tyrell.
In the show, we know Margaery as a sneaky and interesting young lady. However, her book counterpart is not as interesting. Meanwhile, Robb Stark’s marriage is included in the not-so-good changes. From a touching commentary of honor, it is changed into a cliché where a couple wants to get married but they can’t but finally, they still do.
Regarding Game of Thrones character changes, author George R.R. Martin has his own opinion on who is changed the most. When being interviewed for a documentary on Niccolo Machiavelli, he revealed that Westeros also had its own Machiavelli, which is Peter “Littlefinger” Baelish. Martin said that Littlefinger in the show was very different from Littlefinger in the book. It might be the character with the most difference between the book version and the show.
Game of Thrones LittlefingerIn one episode, there is two people talking about Littlefinger while he was not present. Someone said, “Well, no one trusts Littlefinger” and “Littlefinger has no friends” (maybe you remember who said these lines). These statements are true from the show version Littlefinger but not for the book version Littlefinger. In the book, everybody trusts Littlefinger because he seems powerless. Besides, he is also friendly and helpful. He is willing to help Ned Stark, Tyrion, the Lannisters, and King Robert. He can always help, especially in raising money.
For King Robert’s banquets and tournaments, he always trusts Littlefinger when it comes to finance. Everybody is a friend of him. However, “there’s the Machiavellian thing”, said Martin. He is a helpful and funny person that you can trust and ask to do what you want. Then, he gets along with many people and is able to rise higher in the end.
Well, indeed it is a great difference. The show has turned a nuanced Littlefinger into a completely evil Littlefinger. The show Littlefinger is always cunning and full of plots and schemes. Of course, no one will trust him. It is not the actor Aidan Gillen’s fault though because it is just the things he should do. So, what do you think? Do you have any other Game of Thrones character that you think is very different from the book version to the show version?
Game of Thrones Season 5 First Full Trailer
Game of Thrones Season 5 is about to launch officially by HBO on April 6, 2015. This season will be very demanded by the audience, especially the fans of Game of Thrones TV serial and George R.R. Martin’s novels “A Song of Ice and Fire”. Before officially launching the Game of Thrones season 5, HBO reveals the first full movie trailer to fulfill the promise they have made previously. The first full trailer shows various important but also exciting scenes included in the fourth season.
The first full trailer launched by HBO on Sunday, January 12, 2015, begins with a scene in which King Joffrey is making a speech about the war he has just won. In this scene also appears Jaime Lannister who tells Joffrey after his speech that the he did not win the war. Afterwards, the trailer exposes the wedding between King Joffrey and his sweetheart, Margaery Tyrell. The royal wedding held in the palace of King Joffrey looks very nice and glamour.
However, there is something suspicious happens afterwards. The King is found dead after drinking a glass of wine. After that, the scene moves to Tyrion who gets arrested and several other characters and their own troubles. On another scene, there is Jon Snow who is preparing for the battle. He looks very fierce and full of passion for the battle which is going to happen. There is something interesting about the battle between Jon Snow’s troops and Wildlings’ troops. In the battle, Jon Snow struggles against Wildlings to get the wall.
Leaving Jon Snow’s battle against Wildings, there is Daenerys who is gaining her power over her people. This scene shows Daenerys who looks much more powerful than before in season 4. Instead of a glimpse of Daenerys who is ruling her people, there is a nice glimpse of Yara Greyjoy. Yara Grejoy is found sailing with her soldiers. There is no clue where she is sailing to. Another glimpse about Petyr Baelish and Melisandre is very attractive to close the first full Game of Thrones season 5 episode 1.
According to the first full trailer, Game of Thrones season 5 will be full of battle, epic actions, and romance which are combined with intrigues and politics. There are some attractive scenes which are worth watching. The death of King Joffrey and the battle between Jon Snow and Wildlings are the most exciting scenes involving in Game of Thrones season 5. Regarding that, the audience and the fans expect that those scenes will not be disappointing.
Game of Thrones season 4 is made according to the novels written by George R.R. Martin entitled A Song of Ice and Fire consisting of 10 different series. The season 4 of this world-famous TV serial airing in HBO will also reveal some new characters. There will be 4 new cast involved. They are Prince Oberyn, who is known by the Red Viper, played by Pedro Pascal, Styr of the Then played by Yuri Kolokolnikov, Tycho Nestoris played by Mark Gatiss, and Hizdahr zo Loraq played by Joel Fry. The appearance of the new characters makes watch Game of Thrones online become more interesting to enjoy. There must be a lot of conflicts which will be involved.
More Surprises for Game of Thrones Fans
Besides the exhibition, Game of Thrones fans is going to have two exciting videos as the preparation for the Season 4 of this show. Remembering that the show will be launched on April 6 and it’s still a long way to go; On the Set Featurette video and also Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing are the best gifts for the Game of Thrones fans. As the result, they will not feel empty while they are waiting for this exciting season.
On the Set, Featurette video was published on January 21 and has reached more than 300.000 viewers. This video contains the behind-the-scene part at the 180-day shoot for the fourth season. David Benioff (executive producer, writer, director) said that Game of Thrones is the only show that has its own scale. The scale itself can be seen from the numbers, the amount of the cast, the countries where the watch game of thrones online free scenes exist, and all of them are in a great number. He does not think there is a show that could be the competitor for Game of Thrones. Moreover, Game of Thrones also contains complex stories that will always develop from one season to the other season, it also includes the characters of the show.
The actor for Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage, is very satisfied with the script of the Season 4. He also added that that is the best script he has ever got since he became Tyrion Lannister. Perhaps there will be something that happens on Tyrion Lannister’s character?
However, it is too soon to think that this video will provide the answers to the ultimate questions that have become the unsolved mysteries for the fans, particularly about Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Jaime Lannister. But it does not mean that you have to miss this video because it contains a lot of interviews and also the scenes that will make you become more impatient for the Season 4.
But, regarding the unsolved mysteries, let’s hope that the next special show will provide few answers from the ultimate questions, or, at least, show few scenes that indicate the answers.
A surprising tweet has been posted by the HBO, it says that a 15 minute presentation for Season 4 Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing will be aired for the first time on February 9, 2014, on HBO. Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing will provide the interviews from the casts, behind-the-scene footages, and also the clips from the game of thrones Season 4. Also, the most interesting is, there will be the part where the cast members are answering the questions that the fans already gave. Fans of Game of Thrones really should not miss this special show. Even though it is only 15 minute, but this special show can be the chance for the fans to be closer to the characters and also the show, while they are waiting to watch game of thrones season 4 episode 1.