. . . but my heart says otherwise.
My reason tells me that they tried to do too much with too little time.
My reason tells me that they’ve reduced major characters to mere accessories, and teasingly dangled the merest whispers of soul-searingly tragic backstories whilst ultimately leaving them untold.
But man, those sword-fights were awesome. And as we all know, awesome sword-fights trump all other considerations.
The heart wins this one.