The GOT finale is finally here. What did you think of it?
HBO breaks record with 19.3 million watchers for the Game of Thrones final episode. While those numbers are dwarfed by past greats like M.A.S.H. they are record breaking for cable television. With delayed viewing those numbers continue to grow and have now passed 38 million viewers. The final season has its twists and turns. It has also angered many fans. More importantly it has failed to answer many questions. So what is a fan to do?
According to numbers as IMDb, the final episode was the worst in the series history. I think that fans of the show are too invested. I long ago gave up on becoming too invested. I think for me it was when they killed the New Mutant, Magik with the Legacy Virus. That pivotal moment in comic book history had me sitting alone in my room, depressed for weeks. Never again.
But was there anything good about it?
Don’t worry, it wasn’t all bad as twitter posts were quick to point out.
Good things about the finale:
– bringing back Edmure Tully just to laugh at him
– Sansa’s coronation ensemble
– them literally doing the West Wing with Tyrion as Leo, Davos as Toby, Bronn as Josh, Brienne as CJ, and Sam as Sam
– bringing back Ghost so you can shut up about Ghost
— Joe Reid (@joereid) May 20, 2019
Under the circumstances, it is amazing how great Tyrion’s hair continues to look. #GameOfThronesFinale
— Jen Chaney (@chaneyj) May 20, 2019
Books versus the show?
As someone who has read the books, I liked many elements of the Game of Thrones as presented by HBO. What bugged me the most was some of the major story arcs that got left out or plot lines that got shifted to other characters. On screen we got to see three rapes of major characters. That certainly never happened in the books. So what the heck HBO?
Where the show will go from here is the big question of the hour. I hope to see a bunch of spin offs. Mostly I hope to see more of Arya Stark.
When EW asked Maisie Williams what was her biggest regret for her character, the actress said it was not getting a season 8 scene with Cersei actress Lena Headey.
“I just wanted to be on set with Lena again, she’s good fun,” Williams explained. “And I wanted Arya to kill Cersei even if it means [Arya] dies too. Even up to the point when Cersei’s with Jaime I thought [while reading the script], ‘He’s going to whip off his face [and reveal its Arya]’ and they’re both going to die. I thought that’s what Arya’s drive has been.”
So now that the series is over. What were your favorite moments and greatest disappointments with the Game of Thrones?