Originally Posted by keg in kc
I was actually pre-disposed to dislike Sansa because of the books. Much like Dany, I basically dreaded her PoV chapters. GRRM does develop her story well, but I just have a hard time caring about what's going on with her. I actually like both her and Dany more on TV than I do in the books.
I'm with you. The series has made Sansa much more sympathetic to me. Theon as well, though I never had the whole visceral 'he's an asshole' reaction that so many seemed to have halfway through book 1. Going back, I can see how people got that perception of him, though, and I'm glad that the series has tried to more fully show the quandary that he faces: blood vs. "family."
And yes... he's a cur. But imagine if it were a Stark that were fostering with say, the Lannisters, and managed to come back and take Casterly Rock from them, beheading Lannister dogs the whole way. How would we feel? That's a testament to GRRM's writing ability, imo.