It’s Friday mailbag time on Game of Owns! Episode 98 - Comments, Letters, and Severed Things
Join the crew of GOO minus Zack at the end of this week as the overflowing bag of mail is given some much needed attention, and catch up is played while revisiting some of your best thoughts from the latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Meditations on Adaptation and Dramatic Pacing in a Lovesick Thrones By Tyler Davis
“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” has proven controversial. From the cacophony of competing voices sounding forth from the halls of internet fandom, refrains like “too slow” or “too exploitative” have dominated. I think the generally strong episode has a few weaknesses, but these overused statements don’t indicate why. I once made the argument that Thrones is novelized television, and not a televised novel (or series of novels). If this is true, it’s worth understanding how HBO’s juggernaut is positioned in the context of television dramas historically, what makes it unique, and how the adaptation challenges it faces modify our appreciation of the episode, its constituent scenes, and its thematic statements. […]
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones writers and executive producers, appeared on KCRW’s UpClose a couple weeks ago. David & Dan talk about their background, the genesis of the show, the adaptation process and more in an entertaining and enlightening hour. This conversation was recorded live as part of KCRW’s UpClose series
One bit of news to come out of this interview: Season 4 is set to begin filming on July 8th.