Originally Posted by Bowser
The budget for this show is likely enormous, but they would really do themselves a favor in regards to the storytelling by upping the episodes to like 15 a season.
True but one reason for hurrying the story along is the ages of the young actors. It's fine that they went older than the books, but it does give them less time. Jackie Gleason is already getting taller than I ever envisioned Joffrey being. By Season 3 he's going to look almost grown-up, which might make some of the story elements problematic.