Read the books.
An amazing series, but people really need to read the book series to understand a lot of what's going on. Don't bother watching or commenting on the series otherwise.
As a counterpoint, I haven't read the series, but I'm pretty sure I understand what's going on.
5th May 11
I think the series is doing an admirable job of explaining things to the audience while staying true to the books.
5th May 11
I disagree, I've been perfectly able to understand most of what's happened thus far, I find the Pious attitude of some book fans towards new fans to be quite insulting actually as though only people who've read the books should be able to comment on the serries, if you have to read the books to understand and enjoy the series then it fails an adaptation while I understand there's a lot of things glossed over or changed from the books as is usual for Book to Screen adaptation but The Show has been enjoyable in it's own without reading the books before hand
9th May 11
Balderdash. Watch it, love it. It is complete unto itself. Reading the books will only enhance your enjoyment, not enable it.
15th May 11
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18th May 11
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8th Jun 11
Yeah, the series does a really good job. As long as you pay attention, it reaps it rewards.
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13th Apr 12
I happened to read the book first, but it's not like that was easy to understand right off the bat (considering that a dozen significant characters are introduced rapid-fire in the first few chapters). If anything, the TV version makes it EASIER to understand because you don't have to read every name of every secondary character (which are all given in the book) and wonder if they're somehow important.
13th Apr 12
"An amazing series, but people really need to read the book series to understand a lot of what's going on." If you're going to make that type of statement, you need to explain it, otherwise it reads as 'the book is better because I said it is.'
"Don't bother watching or commenting on the series otherwise." Why shouldn't I comment on the TV series just because I haven't read the books? That doesn't make any sense, and almost sounds like you're trying to say that my opinion is inferior to yours because I've only seen the show.
This hardly qualifies as a review.
24th Apr 12
Alternately, read our Recap page! It fills in any gaps that the series leaves behind!
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