The GoT TV series definitely displays well above the average intelligence shown in most other movies and TV shows. JJ Abrams' Star Trek or Russell T. Davies' Doctor Who dumbed the premise of both down too much for the sake of boosting viewing figures. D&D definitely have gone out of their way to respect the original novels quite often. I've got loads of issues with it, but as far as adaptations go it's well above the average, and the showrunners clearly care about the source material.
In other posts earlier in this thread you frequently vilify the showrunners for doing exactly that - not respecting the source material and dumbing-down critical plotlines.
Here you have completely reversed your position, showering them with praise.
Am I missing some obscure brand of tongue-in-cheek humor here or are you simply a serial contrarian?
They changed Jeyne Westerling's name because Martin suggested they do that, after they had changed everything else about the character, including making her from Volantis. Martin said that "Jeyne Westerling" isn't a Volantene name, hence, Talisa Maegyr.
Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.