If I’m quiet on social media today it’s because I’m desperately avoiding spoilers for the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere, which airs in NZ tonight.
Yes, I’ve read the books, so the idea of “spoilers” may seem a little weird. Still, there’s a particular sense of rediscovery when you watch a screen adaptation of a book, and they’ve changed enough of the minor details that you don’t always know exactly which way things are going to go.
(That being said if there’s no Arianne or acceptable-Arianne-Sand-Snake-subsitute I’m going to be pissed.)
And there are things which television can do way better that the written word (and vice versa). The printed version of Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding, for example, didn’t elicit the same laugh-out-loud oh-god-rewind-that reaction that this particular scene did …