Originally Posted by TheReverend
It did. It's lacking that "Ned Stark" moment from S1/Book One, but rest assured season 3 will eclipse both combined.
From a cinematic perspective, though, I can see why they made a lot of the choices they did. Even Martin said that books 2 and 3 kind of run together. A bit difficult to fit in the chronology AND all the different characters in 10 1 hour episodes. That's why I think reading the books in addition to watching the show helps a ton.