lavender-and-creme asked: How do you think the show will tackle the Tyrion/Shae situation. After the last trailer I've seen some discussion and wondered if you had any thoughts.
Most of the discussion I’ve seen has revolved around this shot of Shae looking rather suspicious as she reclines on Lannister-hued sheets. People seem to be pretty divided on it, but I do think there’s a very good chance that she’s in Tywin’s bed. Her face looks more startled than seductive, which doesn’t support the theory that she’s waiting in there for Tyrion. I’m guessing that he’s just walked into Tywin’s room on his way to escape the Red Keep.
To be honest, the biggest problem I have with GOT in comparison to ASOIAF is that the show constantly goes for “shock factor” rather than genuinely good writing.
They make Talisa pregnant solely for the sake of gutting her at the Red Wedding.
They develop Ros as a character because they wanted her murder to be a surprise.
They reject Doreah’s previous characterization to throw in that betrayal plot twist.
They have Catelyn kill Walder’s wife instead of his grandson because I guess it’s easier to believe that Walder would react flippantly to the death of a wife rather than that of a grandson?
They add in the scene of Joffrey forcing Ros to beat Daisy because… we apparently don’t know that he’s evil yet?
They have Drogo unquestionably rape Daenerys on their wedding night, instead of waiting for her consent, because… of reasons?
The vast majority of the violence against men on GOT is taken directly from the books (Theon’s torture, Renly’s death, Ned’s death, etc). But the vast majority of violence against women is invented for the show. Which is… weird, to say the least.