Why 'Game of Thrones' Finally Outrunning The Books Is A Good Thing

April 12, 2015 10:59 PM

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With the premiere of Game of Thrones season 5 tonight, the show crosses an important milestone. This will be the first season to make truly major departures from the original source material, and the first time we will really forge ahead into completely unexplored territory for the series.

For years now, Game of Thrones has been divided into “show watchers” and “book readers.” Show watchers jumped on the bandwagon once George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire was made into a series on HBO, and have been shocked and awed by all the twists and turns of his story, and the sheer volume o...

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