You cant defend it, more often than not, Book readers WILL spoil it for show watchers just because "oh well, fuck you, you should have read the books, they are 5-20 years old."
you are literally insane if you think "more often than not", this happens. it doesn't mean there won't be a few at each place on the internet of course, which is why i'd hate to have just been a show watcher for the first few seasons. i mean i hate anyone who spoils things out of spite, it's petty and cuntish - but it's still a minority of people.
bronn/jaime is a good deviation, given how excellent bronn has been in the show.
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire SPOILER THREAD (srsly spoilers from all the books ITT)
“I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill. … Sometimes there’s only one character who’s my eye in a particular location, and if I kill that character, everything going on in that particular subplot is going to be lost.”
“The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that. And now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in. The viewpoint characters are meeting up with each other and being in the same point at the same time … which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.”