Yep they HAD to age them up for the TV show.
(WARNING: SPOILER BELOW!)
That's because our modern sensibilities could not accept all these activites being committed by teenagers ... pretty much. :(
The thing is - the average life expectancy was MUCH LOWER in those days like ... 40 or something so men and women HAD to get married at 12 or go off to war or rule at 15 and they'd better do a good job ... or they wouldn't survive! You had to grow up QUICK!
Cersi - unredeemable
Jamie - was bad but he's falling for Lady (the tall blonde soldier, forgot her name) so he is starting to redeem his character
Ayan .. is a SURVIVOR
Sansa ... too weak
Sansa's Aunt that just 'flew' ... she deserved it
Dany ... well I am just glad to see she finally took a lover! Yay! (In the book she had a Lesbian thing a little bit with her Hand servant - the black girl. That used to creep me out a bit so I started skipping over the chapters that went into that part.)
Anyway, I am looking forward to the next episode because it should be about time that Tyrion gets his revenge and a COUPLE OF IMPORTANT CHARACTERS .. get their comeupins!!!
GO TEAMTYRION! He's my favorite character!
Edited by Printer_Ink - May 22 2014 at 5:35am