THE BLOGGER’S NOTE: This post is the third in a six-part series on why people make judgments based on limited information. Here are the first two called “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 1” and “Adventures in conclusion jumping, Part 2: Police shootings.”
This Sunday, season four of Game of Thrones will debut. The popular HBO show is an adaption of the “Songs of Fire and Ice” book series written by George R.R. Martin.
Like most books that are eventually reproduced through television and feature films, the people who’ve read the books immediately notice the differences.
Last year, when “The Rains of Castamere” episode went on the air, fans of the show were completely shocked about the “Red Wedding.” I was one of those people. I usually watch the show later in the night. I made the mistake of going on social media at the time. I normally don’t get disappointed in such matters but I knew it was my own fault. I bought the first four books of the series two years ago. Since I’m in graduate school, it is hard to pick up any extra reading during the semester. Last summer, I decided go all out in reading what I’ve missed. I read the first four books and I’m currently reading “A Dance With Dragons.”
At this point you may be wondering what this post has to do with jumping to conclusions.
I will try to not to jump to conclusions when giving my thoughts about the upcoming season premiere. The season three finale was a dud compared to the emotion of the previous episode.
I hope the people who’ve only watched the show can understand one thing from their friends who’ve read books. Don’t get too attached to most of the characters. Some of them will have to leave the show. I won’t say because or death or continuity. I’m only going to say that a whole new group of characters will have to be brought in if the writers of the show want follow the book’s progression.
I’m trying my best to not to spoil season four for my friends who haven’t had the time to read the books. However, I hope the writers and producers of the show do the books justice.
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