So so many differences. My Bookwalker friend says it's like the characters (from the book) are in an alternate universe. From her POV, they are so different now they might as well be two distinct things... "Oh...GoT - the show that stole the GRRM characters." (Though she loves both...lol)
Everything on the Wall continues to be awesome.
I'm pretty impatient with the Meereen stuff, until I remember that the Show has moved pretty fast compared to the books.
I wonder if Tyrion will ever say his famous line? (hope he doesn't.) Those scenes at Valyria were terrific, and I loved the irony of them watching Drogon fly away while the Stone Men were hiding in plain sight, ready to attack. I am assuming this is a 'road not taken' but I'l spoiler bar it anyway:
- [+] Spoiler
- It seems, since they are already in Valyria, and Jorah made his crack about pirates fearing the Doom of Valyria, Jorah and Tyrion will NOT be kidnapped by slavers and sold into slavery. Good! That plot connection to Dany does NOT need more content imo.
The Winterfell stuff is ALL new and ALL spoilery I assume.
People are dissing on the Sand Snakes.
At this point, we are again seeing the the cost of such a huge canvas. I kept wanting to see Jamie and Bronn, and Cersei, and Arya, and more Brienne, and whatever happened to Varys?