Well I’m excited. I mean… of course I’m excited. This is the second half of the third book A Storm of Swords and I look forward to seeing what they are going to do with it. It’s interesting normally I tend to be an annoying pedant when it comes to adaptations of books but in Game of Thrones I am enjoying watching how all of the little pragmatic changes add up and snowball . I am enjoying being constantly being surprised despite knowing what is going to happen having read the books. It’s like they are using the source as a basic outline and following it in a completely different direction than George R.R. Martin did.
The other thing I like is how different an actor’s performance makes the character. Most notably I have trouble imagine Charles Dance’s Tywen Lannister suffering from the blinding hubris that the Tywen Lannister from the book does.
Finally I’m looking forward just how they are going to end the season. It was tricky to imagine at first since this is the second half of a very big book. If the formula that the writers have been using for the past seasons they will have the season climax on episode nine. For season three the climax of the halfway point of the book with the Red Wedding was an obvious choice. But Storm of Swords ends with at least three major climaxes. (My fellow readers will know the ones I mean.) It will be an interesting jugging for the creative team and I can’t wait to see how they pull it off!
Most importantly though is I can’t wait to hear what kind of music Ramin Djawadi puts “Hands of Gold” to.