05-07-2012, 07:30 PM
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Re: Game of Thrones and other TV shenanigans
Queen of Thorns - no, they haven't said she won't be in it, but just with the meddling that the Tyrell Bobsey twins (Margeary and Loras) are up to with Renly, I get the sense that introducing Olenna seems redundent. From the books, I always got the sense that she was running just about everything in House Tyrell on the subtle side, what with Lord Tyrell being a bit of a boar. Perhaps they'll bring it forth that she was mentoring Margaery, but I always got the sense that the girl was left in the dark on a lot of things, due to youth and due to her percarious position of being the one to be wedded off. Can't have her betray the family.
In this vien, I don't mind seeing Ann Boelyn play Margaery... but I had her younger and fairer. Seems an odd choice, again, makes me think that they just won't bother with the meddling old lady.
I hope I'm wrong, but just looking at it from a TV maker's perspective - you don't bring in redundency and by book four there are so many characters... you just can't have them all.
A simple souvenir of someone's kill
And like the sea
I'm constantly changing from calm to ill
Madness fills my heart and soul as if the great divide could swallow me whole
oh, how I'm breaking down