Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding was more traumatic on TV than in the books

06.07.13 4 years ago

Why “Game of Thrones” Red Wedding was more traumatic on TV than in the books

For one thing, Robb Stark wasn’t even a major character in the books. For another, the TV show was able to throw viewers off its scent, unlike the books. PLUS: George R.R. Martin gives “spoilers” to Conan, “GoT” criticized for its use of British accents, Martin sits down with Ryan Seacrest, about the Season 3 costumes, “Brienne” gets a call from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and “Gendry” talks the season finale.

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