For Game of Thrones fans wondering how the books and TV show differ from each other, this is a greater gift than having The Sight.
This excellent chart plots the Game of Thrones episodes against their corresponding chapters in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series to show how far the TV show draws from the books.
It’s especially interesting now as series five of the TV show marks a serious departure from the books, whereas the first three series of the show drew far more heavily from the original story.
Apart from anything else, it makes for a very lovely looking chart of coloured dots and squares.
Here’s a snapshot of the chart…
Here’s how this glorious offering, made by Joeltronics, actually works.
A filled-in box means the the episode draws events directly from the chapter (this doesn’t necessarily mean it covers the entire chapter)
A dotted box means the episode draws indirectly from the chapter – revealing events that occur off-page, introducing characters, minor details of an event, etc – but does not directly depict events in the chapter.
Here’s the full chart with all the five series and six of Martin’s books.