Game of Thrones is one of the most successful shows of our time and has won millions of hearts all over the world with its intriguing story of power and politics.
It goes without saying, that if you spent decades creating a world and bringing it to life on paper, you grow attached to the characters and the story. Watching your story be made into a tv show and to see the characters being given faces to their names must be a fascinating feeling.
Game of Thrones is one of the most successful shows of our time and has won millions of hearts all over the world with its intriguing story of power and politics. However, has it been entirely accurate to the books? The answer, as we all know, is no. The storyline has gone way beyond the plot in the books, and drastic changes have been made as well. So, it stands justified that the person who brought this universe and these characters into existence is not too happy with the result.
In a recent interview, Geoge RR Martin shared his feelings and said that while he understood why the writers of the show had to alter the storyline to fit their vision, he can't help but feel a little sad and disappointed with the story's end. He shared that of course, he wished that the show could go on but that he also understands that the actors playing his characters must now move on to pursue other projects as well.
It is a problem of always, every time a series is made an 'adaptation' of a book, guiding it faithfully is practically impossible. The directors, too, have their own way of seeing the story and do what they consider best to close it.
Great and successful productions have not been to the complete liking of the faithful followers of the stories (like Harry Potter for example), those who buy the books and also the ones who go to see the cinematographic proposal. Game of Thrones is very close to its end as only one episode remains, and it's clear that its creator George RR Martin is not too pleased. Fans end up disappointed when the story takes off in a completely unexpected direction, and the author himself is no exception to the rule, he also has his own vision and apparently, the writers could not make it come true.
Talking to Rolling Stone he said,, “Of course you have an emotional reaction. I mean, would I prefer they do it exactly the way I did it? Sure.
It can also be traumatic. Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing — that leads to a lot of conflicts.
You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with the story, but relates to ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do”
According to the author of the story in the same interview, the series has not been totally faithful, as some fans have commented that his series has been accelerated by contractual issues and by some other things, which George does not like, but understands.
In regards to this he said, “The series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
Some (including myself) are a little disappointed by the ending chapter. Eight seasons were summed up in an instant when maybe there could have been much more to this great story if all had gone well. Most fans have been disappointed with the last season so far, but we will wait and see to find out if the last episode gives us the desired end.
It hasn’t been possible that the writer himself ends his saga of books before the show ends. It has taken so long to write them that HBO has already exceeded the original material.
However, the consensus is that the end of the novels would be slightly different from the one we will see in the series. So the fans will surely also buy the missing books.