Game of Thrones - TV show vs. books
June 28, 2011 11:16 AM Subscribe
Game of Thrones filter: I recently finished watching the first season of the HBO show (and enjoyed it very much). Is it possible to read the eponymous first book in the series without giving away any spoilers for what might happen in the second season of the TV show? That is to say, is season one coterminous with book one?
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Media & Arts (33 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I know that there are were some scenes in season one which appeared nowhere in the book, and I'm also told that there's all sorts of background stuff in the book which didn't appear on the TV show. But is there anything meaningfully spoiler-ific in the book that didn't appear on the show?
I realize the definition of "spoiler" in this context is a bit tricky. But if the extra material in book one is along the lines of "so-and-so happens to be such-and-such's father," then I'm fine with that. But if it's more like, "There was an epic battle in the first book we never saw on the show but which they're probably saving for the second season," then I'd probably want to avoid the book.
Oh, and please don't give any actual spoilers away in this thread! :) Thanks so much.