‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Inspires Debates About the Worst TV Show Endings of All Time
Everyone has their own take on the final curtain call for Game of Thrones, and there is no shortage of disappointment – and content – about how some of the of storylines were wrapped. But nevertheless, it’s a wrap.
For most of its run, the show has scored high among critics and fans, with social media being the meeting ground where people have swapped theories, praised its storytelling, or freely shared their opinions on its characters and the show’s direction. But season 8 got a lot of hate.
Now, many are sounding off by saying this could be the worst show ending in history. This stems not only from the finale, but a culmination of all final season episodes. Rotten Tomatoes gave the finale a 57% rotten score, which is kind of a big deal given that Game of Thrones has stayed in the 90-percentage “fresh range” with the site.
— Renato Souza (@renatones_) May 20, 2019
Op-ed pieces are landing on the internet saying that fans deserve better for one of the best shows ever created. Alternate pieces are outlining exactly why the ending was the best and why it made sense.
Social media is lit up with contrasting views with some upset about loose ends and the treatment of the show’s heroes, namely Jon Snow, Daenerys, and Arya. However, there are people are who totally fine with how GOT went out. It’s divisive but makes for great conversation.
I weep no tears for her. In the end she was far worse than Cersei. I cried for Cersei and Jamie. Felt happy when John killed Danny. Even her dragon agreed she should die. Dragon knew Danys desire for the throne poisoned her mind so he roasted the damn thing and left John unhurt.
— MoonShyne (@moonshyne7777) May 20, 2019
I actually really enjoyed this episode! I love that John got what he has always wanted, to be free! Also happy Sansa, and Arya got what they wanted as well. Emilia C. nailed her role as the mad queen! It was really entertaining!!
— BIreland (@TBoysza) May 20, 2019
Online, the ending has been compared to Lost, The Sopranos, Dexter, and M*A*S*H, shows whose large and loving fanbases found those finales to be the best, worst, or unresolved but still satisfactory. But the level of disgruntlement with this one is loud.
Fans can look forward to George R.R. Martin finishing up the books and at least one planned spinoff of the show (a prequel), but there is no timeline on those projects.
If you watched this whole season, tell us how you feel about how things ended. Are you one of the happy or one of the disappointed? What would you have liked to see done differently?