Game of Thrones ' final episode screened on Sunday night, and it was always going to be a touchy enterprise. For weeks now, fans have been vocally criticizing the series' final season. Season 8's six episodes have been controversial for their perceived dip in quality.
Proceed with caution. And visit Beyond the Wallour official Game of Thrones hub page for recaps, theoriesspoilers, explainers, and the best episodes of all time. Both exhilarating and maddening, the series finale of Game of Thrones felt like -- surprise -- a Game of Thrones episode.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, anyone and everyone: Let me officially welcome you to the great town of Riverdalewhere we just got the exposition-dumping, poison-wielding mother of all season finales. Death cults, serial killers, organ harvesting, Archiebowl! Hold up.
Warning: this article contains spoilers. Game of Thrones has shown itself to have more than a spot of performance anxiety over the last few weeks. From the moment the bell, smashed and covered in ash, lingered in the corner of an early shot, the signs were there that this was never going to be subtle. But even so, the series went out in a blaze of corn.
Ending a TV series is hard. It keeps going. Sure there are season finales, but they usually end in a manner that sets up more drama and conflict to come.
I hated that we spent a whole season on Barney and Robin's wedding only for them to get divorced. They should have stayed together. Absolute bullshit.
The Playlist Staff. It simply was what it was. An efficiently told, occasionally silly hour of television that tied up a number of loose ends maybe too manywhile still leaving room for small areas of speculation and mystery.
HBO Game of Thrones. How many times were you disappointed watching Season 8? The episode only really showcased one significant death, the lack of deaths surprised manyand almost every storyline wrapped up in a nice, neat, again … surprisingly happy package, which is far from what most expected for the end of the series.
There's an old interview with George R. Martin at a convention in shortly after the publication of A Clash of Kingsthe second novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. At the time of this interview, George is a largely unknown fantasy author, and his book hadn't even been published in the United States yet.