yes completely agreed...too many stories at the same time. way too many.
but what pisses me off the most is how they built this hate towards the "bad guys" just to have it delayed all the time and come with ridiculous ways for them to turn the tides. how lucky can they get?
then with so many stories and so much delay it feels like the story with the lannisters should have ended long ago but it keeps on dragging like it's the main story?
then joffrey suddenly dissapears? they make all these improbable "fixes" now to redeem these characters...like there is any way i would feel sorry for them
fantasy is one thing but they messed up bad imo...they ruined the logic of the show because it has all come down to "guessing" what is going to happen tho everything is guessing. the fights, who will die this or that.
cmon people just wanted to see joffrey get his but the wait was so long and they threw so many stories that they ruined the show.
Well, I'm sorry to tell you this if you don't enjoy it, but the story with the Lannisters IS the main story... Pretty much. Arguably there is something really big coming from the Daenerys side but for the moment, it is still not really in motion, even in the books.
I'm not blaming them for having many stories going on at the same time. This is what it is like in the book, and actually, I think it's awesome. What I don't like is the rhythm. It is possible to have several stories going on without going back and forth between them every 3 minutes. I think that's the problem, not the presence of several stories, but the way they are handled (especially the editing).
The problem is that, if you like to have bad guys on the one side and good guys on the other, you will just not be happy with a series like A Song of Ice and Fire (or Game of Thrones as they called the TV series - as long as the series remains vaguely true to the book).
The main interest of this series is precisely that there are no good guys and bad guys. Personally, it is probably what I like the most about it.
The technique of the "point of view" narration is what makes this possible. And what is really fascinating about this story is the way you keep re-interpreting past events as they introduce new POV characters (there are several ways of telling the same story, according to where you stand...) and you start seeing how THEY perceived certain events, while before you were more or less a "prisoner" of the Stark point of view.
The thing to understand is that what you see now is NOT an attempt to redeem the bad guys in order to drag the story on, what you see now is simply that there are no bad guys. Not really. What you have is a very realistic depiction of characters, in which people all have to deal with their own situation and what they have been given in life, and they all work to protect their own interests, their loved ones, what they think is right, etc.
Of course you still have a number of characters who are thoroughly despicable, their background and the difficulties they had to face do not necessarily provide excuses for anything they do. Guys like Ramsay Bolton, Vargo Hoat, Gregor Clegane are pretty close to being real bad guys. Joffrey's sadistic personality cannot be completely excused by his upbringing either. But people like Cersei, Jaime, etc, are "bad guys" only because you have been led to see them as bad guys at the beginning of the story.
Start thinking about what exactly makes the Stark "good guys" compared to the Lannisters and you'll see that, apart from the fact that you were introduced to them first and were led to see things as they see them, there is not much to vouch for their "goodness".
As far as Daenerys is concerned, Ned Stark was involved in Robert's rebellion which deposed and massacred most of her family and deprived her of her "birthright".
As far as Jaime Lannister is concerned, Ned Stark, in spite of his reputation as a "good man",was actually a judgmental hypocrite who blamed him for killing Mad King Aerys when it was actually the right thing to do (and everyone was glad that Jaime had done the distateful deed, otherwise they might all have been burnt to death together with the whole population of King's Landing).