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I understand that this is based on a series of books though, so I guess they have to set it out accordingly.
NO. The show was an acceptable adaptation at BEST in season 1. Season 2 has been awful. The show has deviated from the books in numerous, and unnecessary ways. None of the deviations improving on the source material. Don't blame the books for the show doing a shitty job. You want to know how amazing the show should and could be, read the books.
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Completely missed the point of my post, but I'm sure the books are great. It's rare for a show/movie to do a book justice in the eyes of the book readers anyway.
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Season 2 led up to Blackwater. The finale was just tying up all the other loose ends from the other plots (sorta)
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Completely missed the point of my post, but I'm sure the books are great. It's rare for a show/movie to do a book justice in the eyes of the book readers anyway.
What was the point? Because it looked like you said the reason the finale was disappointing to you was because it had to follow how the book went, which it barely did.
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I was assuming that because they are following the books, that's the reason why the season finales aren't as exciting as you would expect, because they already know how they are going to set the plot out with a set number of seasons. Where as other tv shows plan it as they go to an extent, which results in exciting season finales. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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There's plenty of material in the closing chapters of the books to make for exciting finales. The show just has writers that think they can write GRRM's story better than he can, and their changes never improve on or do the source material justice.

P.S. These changes are almost always unnecessary and not required because it would be impossible or difficult to do on TV, like show-lovers would try and argue.
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What more do you want from this finale? Jaqen being awesome foreshadowing possible rendezvous with Arya in Braavos, the Others marching beyond the wall

I guess that's it. Robb marrying that girl is boring. Dgaf about anything going on in Kings landing, and Bran's plot line has yet to really take off? So nevermind
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I guess I just expected to see some sort of conflict between Robb Stark's army and Kings Landing by the end of season 2. The dragon girl's storyline seems to be dragging on a bit now, and I think both of the seasons last scenes involved her which was a bit of an anti climax because I probably care about her storyline the least so far, except possibly Bran's plot line but like you said it hasn't evolved that much.
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Because they've removed everything interesting about Bran's storyline, and butchered what little part Dany actually plays in the second book/season 2.
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lol fierceelite, idk youre talking about. game of thrones is great and everyone ive talked to who has read the books is extremely pleased with how the show is going. stop being a pisser







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