I'm very happy that it's been renewed
I'm glad they're splitting ASoS into 2 seasons. I'm pretty sure they'll blend books 4 and 5 together, but hopefully they won't try to squash everything in those two books into one season. Some stuff could be cut out or condensed, but I still think it would be too much for one season only. I hope the show does well enough to make it through all the way to the end the series(I think it will); GRRM just better be finished with the series by then though .
What I hope they're going to do with 4 and 5 is do what GRRM started with, chronological order. He then divided it up when the book was just too massive, and chose to split it up along character lines instead of timeline.
Well if there's a good middle point event maybe 4 and 5 are two separate seasons, but the story is told chronologically instead of basically not seeing Jon and the Night's Watch for a season then doing a 'oh, by the way.....'
Retelling will be confusing and frustrating to many and could hurt ratings right at a vulnerable point in the show (season 3+ is when ratings tend to start dropping off)
I can't say that I agree with how GRRM divided it up. Book 5 was kinda hard to read having to remember to rewind history. You sorta started book 5 having a general idea where it'd end.
I do need to get back to the books.
I took a break after finishing the second so I wouldn't burn out...I was at the point where if I read "milk of the poppy" or "a man grown" one more time I would've personally hunted down GRRM and smacked him on the head with a thesaurus a couple (dozen) times
But that aside, they're such good solid entertaining books....really need to get back to them.
i read 1 and 2 consecutively as well. and took a break after too. reading a few other books before I tackle 3.
totally agree Digi. his language can be mind numbing.
and i swear to god i've never seen anyone give more ****s about the intricate details about a person's wardrobe or sigil than GRRM. jesus. you can almost skip entire pages of text, and have not missed any story because it's just all descriptions.
Gotta admit I did notice all the obsessive detail with clothing. too much detail makes me skim.
And then you get to the end of chapters and a character's death can be almost a 'oh by the way......end of chapter'