After eight epic, action-packed seasons, HBO’s Emmy Award-winning fantasy drama Game of Thrones came to a conclusion and fans of the instantly-iconic series were less than thrilled … to say the least.
WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR ‘GAME OF THRONES’ SEASON 8, EPISODE 6 WILL FOLLOW.
While Game of Thrones fans had been angry with the final season prior to the season finale, the outrage reached a fever pitch as the finale did not seem to land with any of the show’s loyal viewers.
A microcosm of the season’s larger narrative issues, the series finale of Game of Thrones was marred with sloppy writing, peculiar pacing, and little drama, leaving fans on Twitter to have a field day at the expense of HBO.
Whether it be the handling of Daenerys’ death or the nihilistic fate of Jon Snow, none of the finale’s biggest moments seemed to connect with the audience and social media made sure that HBO knows it.
Game of Thrones — which first premiered on HBO on Sunday, April 17, 2011, and went on to set countless records since — wrapped up its six-episode final season on Sunday, May 19.
Despite the fact that HBO had offered series creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss full, 10-episode seasons, the pair declined and opted for shortened seventh and eighth seasons, which is shaping up to be a decision that likely affects the lasting legacy of the iconic show.
Plagued with clunky writing and pacing, fans from all corners of the globe have found this season to be an unfitting sendoff to what was recently considered the greatest television show of all time.
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