Also I’m just so damn mad because the show has taken all these horrible, disgusting things Cersei has done and either removed them entirely or pushed them onto another character. In a way I feel it’s disgustingly sexist in the sense that they just don’t want to write a woman as someone unforgivably gross and cruel. That, as a woman, she can only be a victim and not a monster. I guarantee you that they will probably never have her rape that woman, or bring up how she sexually abused Tyrion.
Yessss I agree. I get the feeling this scene was done in the same vein, to make her more palatable for TV viewers about agreeing to sex it up over a dead body. That was the only justification I could come up with for the scene change, but at the expense of her and Jaime’s character development is so not worth it at all!
That GRRM writes characters who are fully capable of both “good” and “evil” are what makes ASOIAF a good series, imo, and Game of Thrones’ changes away from that are completely chipping away at the core of that.
The upsetting thing is that the parts where you’re actually supposed to feel tinges of pity or sympathy for Cersei DO exist (loss of children, and then her punishments later), so I dont get why they have to add MORE. Cersei being portrayed as just a stone cold bitch and not much past that is frustrating, because you can still feel humanity in her evil-ass-actions in the books, so I don’t understand why they feel like we can’t in the show.
It makes me really REALLY worried about what they’re going to do with Lady Stoneheart’s actions in the future of the series. I am just a lot less thrilled about Game of Thrones than I used to be, as exciting as it is to see the books come alive, I don’t really support how they’ve undermined the “morals” of the books for the sake of making the show flashier/more palatable/more streamlined??/etc