TerriG wrote:TV is different than the books. In the books, you can make the excuse that "you didn't read that line" for the set up to something, but in a show it's harder to do that without sometimes pointing to what viewers should notice.
They need to leave room for shock though. I felt bad for friends not reading the books who told me a week earlier that Ned was totally going to be betrayed and fail. I was shocked in the book, they clearly wanted you to be shocked at the end of the episode, but they built a neon sign out of that scene in the whore house.