I did enjoy the books and have read all several times. That said, no sex in it? Really? Which version did you read? The sex was not described but it happened all the time. The books contain rape (male and female), incest, consensual sex, sex for money, sex for favors, sex for power, sex for manipulation, sex with minors (by modern standards not by medieval). So again, no sex?
Originally Posted by NoSaladWithoutMeat
Given that, I would prefer if HBO could find a way to do it without all the sex, much of it is unnecessary. However, given that the author is there with them and even writing some of it, I would presume he is either A) okay with it or B) there is no better way to get 100 pages of back story into 3 minutes of screen time.
Do I think the best way to show that character A (name with held for spoilers) is a Dbag by having him tell a hooker a story about having another whore cut up/abused/murdered just because she wont work? No. I think it was pretty crappy. That said, I understand they need to find a way to show he is a Dbag. That is how I explain why it was there. I am not saying I agree, only that I understand.
Is the show perfect? No, especially this season. I think Shae is useless, Rose has no reason to exist, much of the back story is missing including everything about John, did the Grand Maester scene need a naked chick in it? Perhaps not but in the book that scene had a naked chick in it so... Peter runs a whore house...is there nudity on every page no, but it is there. Shae and Tyrion fuck like rabbits. Cerse fucks every man she needs to use. So while I can do without the sex (not a big fan of sex to be honest) I don't mind the nudity and am not writing off the entire show because of a tit or six.
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