.Up to this point in the show, I haven't really seen an adaptation of Stannis that is unredeemable or COMPLETELY different from the books. I hated Stannis up to this point in ASoS, and liked him a little more later on. I believe that is the entire point of his arc. People who already know where he ends up are the people seeing a different Stannis in the show. Patience, homies. True, I started to like Stannis because I started seeing him as truely treating everyone as equal. He doesn't care for titles but the content of a man's character.