Not sure how I feel about this

So I think we all know this was going to happen.  The show Game of Thrones was going to end before the final book is published.  However, I think many of us, were hoping that the show’s ending would be different then the books.  It’s doesn’t seem like it will be.  Show runners, Dan Weiss and David Benioff confirmed the show is heading towards the same endgame as George is with the book.  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  In one way, we are going to miss out on George’s meticulously detailed story telling and no longer will have the benefit of knowing what’s coming on the show. On the other hand, it means we get to experience the show with a fresh take that we couldn’t before since we had an idea of where the characters stories go.   So there’s good and bad in both options.  First we will get a condensed version of the story and outcome and then we will get a more detailed account of how Westeros was won or lost.  And let’s be honest, I’m going to watch the show and read the final books anyway so why stress how I find out how it ends?  I have seen a movie and then read the book after to see how they compared so this isn’t anything new to me or to many other people. So I guess after typing this all out, I feel alright about this.

So how do you feel about this?  Are you upset that the books will now be spoiled? Will you still read them when they come out? Or are you like me, who’s now just going to go with the flow?  Let us know in the comments below.

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One thought on “Not sure how I feel about this

  1. My hope is that Book 6 will come out before Season 6, so at least that book won’t be too spoiled. Because the books have been so heavily scrutinized and deconstructed (hey, *some* of our theories have to be correct) then it’s just a matter at some level to observe the execution of the story on the show and the final book.

    I admit it’s not ideal, but I’m kind of resigned to it. Because the show is going to prune storylines, there will still be things to discover in The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, and hopefully the stuff omitted from the show will still be contributive to the end resolution, providing added depth so it won’t seem extraneous.

    So, I’m going with the flow.

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