HAHAHA Irate you spelled almost every single name wrong
Daenerys, Joffrey, Jon Snow, Arya, Cersei. Hahaha.
I haven't watched the latest episode but the best parts of book 2 were the Arya parts.I feel like a lot of the stuff you guys are complaining about is way better in book 3.
Also I was thinking about books 4 and 5, I think they'll have to blend them together for 2 seasons. If they did the 4th season like the 4th book I bet viewership would crumble.
The more I think about this season, the more I'm really not liking it. A lot of unnecessary changes that just aren't important and are diluting the story. The season is building towards a big battle, and we haven't even seen Stannis in like 3 episodes! The second book is completely Tyrion's book, and we got a bit of that in the earlier episodes with his cleaning out the trash, but not enough in this last half of him getting shit done. I loathed that scene between Tyrion and Cersei last episode. Attempting to make Cersei any sort of a sympathetic character is so far from what made her interesting in the books.
As much as I like Arya and Tywin's scenes, it's also not at all what Arya's story was at that point. Harrenhall is supposed to be fucking horrible, and she sees terrible shit all the time. It's what sets her on her path for the rest of the series, and now she's just hanging out with poppa Tywin and eating nice meals. Arya's kill choices make more sense in the book too because Tywin isn't even there until much later.
I rationalized the additions, at first, as them just giving the characters more to do on screen, because in the books, characters are away not doing anything for hundreds of pages at a time, but the additions just aren't working.
-dineres and the missing dragons
-everybody hates geoffrey
-theon goes hunting
-escape of the king slayer
-john snow gets morning wood
-aria and tywin's dinner
Most of this stuff is either new additions or things that could've happened off screen.
edit: I pretty much plagiarized this gaf post from memory, hahaha: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=37894867#post37894867