- Oct 25, 2017
As a GoT show hater, I have far more general confidence in the prequels since they can theoretically create their own characters and give them actual arcs and thematically appropriate conclusions. Far different then co-opting GRRM's creations and killing them off in droves because you have no clue what to do with most of them.
I'd love to see a GoT series that showcases strong writing and themes over bombast and glitter and I'm hopeful we'll get at least some of that with this series. To be sure the setting alone guarantees magic and monsters galore but I'm hopeful that they'll use the clean slate to favor the intrigue that everyone so enjoyed in the early seasons over the battles later on.
In fact, you know what, can we just have Deadwood game of thrones please?