Top 10 Times Game Of Thrones Failed

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Rumble / Entertainment LifeGame of Thrones may be an amazing show, but it is not perfect, especially when stacked up against the books. It is time to take a look at the Top 10 Game of Thrones Fails.

Benjen Stark is the member of the Night’s Watch and uncle to the Stark children, Benjen Stark goes missing very early on in the series, only to reappear in a slightly undead form in Season six, when he saves Bran from wights. What is the problem then? Benjen insists Jon take his horse, as there is not time to come with him. Really? No time? Looks like there is plenty. Besides, you are telling us they could not both fit on the horse?.

Red Priestess Melisandre removes her necklace, revealing her true appearance to be that of a decrepit, ancient woman, instead of the fiery temptress she usually appears as. However, she was actually shown without her necklace various seasons earlier while taking a bath.

Bran's depiction in television series and in the books are highly different. For instance, in the most recent book, he is still in the cave with the Three-Eyed Raven (actually a crow in the books), where fans presume he will stay forever. But that is not the fail. The fail is that Bran's acting in the drama more resembles a zombie than a man.

Actor availability and bigger prominence in the story are bound to necessitate new roles frequently, but this series featured over a dozen big roles with totally new actors, such as changing up Daario Naharis. Some have been changed more than once, such as the infamous Gregor, who as a result keeps getting bigger.

When Arya discards her training, the Waif volunteers to kill Arya, approaching her in disguise and stabbing her brutally in the stomach. However, not only does Arya handle to get away, but she also gets patched up all the day, and conduct to endure a brutal chase through the city and is able to kill her opponent in the night.

Speaking of Stannis Baratheon, there is so much wrong with this character. First, he has no swag. In the books he is an actually a good military tactician, unlike his depiction in the show, where he is constantly bested; he is also a lot smarter, more pragmatic, and his character arc is more interesting. In this show, he is literally a shadow of a human.

Many characters are shown able to travel long distances or between different locations in a very short amount of time. Little-finger has been guilty of it so often that fans have joked that he must have a teleportation device. While some discrepancies in travel time can be explained by the fact that not all of the events take place concurrently, others require us to jump through some reasoning hoops that we should not have to. Season seven has typically accelerated the pacing while shortening the travel distances.

In Season Seven, a large part of the story line at Winter-fall sees Little-finger trying to drive anger between the two Stark sisters, Sansa and Arya. This looks like a fitting thing for Lord Baelish to do, given his underhanded and sneaky behavior, even if the arc did seem like it had been easily resolved by the sisters chatting better.

The series not only loses much of that thrill in the translation, but it also dumbs it down a lot. Instead of the great action, unforgettable characters, and political intrigue present in the books, the drama substitutes it with illogical motivations, none of the best characters, and slapdash fight scenes; hardly a fair trade.


  • TrainedZombie, 2 weeks ago

    #10 I assumed he was fighting to give Snow more time to escape

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  • tusseymussey, 1 week ago

    Oh ffs, each of Martin's books are ~800 to ~1,100 pages. No made-for-tv series could possibly do that justice. I think HBO did extremely well with the budget, actors, and scripts they were given. Lighten up, please. I can understand when people whine that a 300-page book didn't translate to TV well but this is really out of line and expecting way too much in my opinion.

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