MY OPINION ON GAME OF THRONES SEASONS 7 AND 8

For over two and a half years, I have been trying to justify and rationalize the last two seasons of Game of Thrones. Now, I realize that I cannot and it is time for me to be brutally honest with how the show ended. Both seasons were VERY poorly written and executed. They were rushed, recycled classic quotes from previous seasons instead of coming up with something new, and destroyed all the main character arcs. For example, they ruined Jaime Lannister’s redemption story by giving him some redeeming qualities but those qualities were not enough to truly redeem him. With Tyrion Lannister, they dumbed him down compared to how he was in earlier seasons. With Cersei Lannister, she did lose everything to a younger and more beautiful queen but wasn’t killed by a “younger brother” and her death was nowhere near satisfying. With Jon Snow, he died so he could leave the Night’s Watch only to be sent back in the end, which made his sacrifice meaningless. With Daenerys Targaryen, the whole Mad Queen change was too sudden and not believable because she may have been ruthless throughout the series but ruthless does not necessarily lead to madness. Even the war with the White Walkers was a complete disappointment. This list of destroyed character arcs goes on and on. There were also several scenes that were a complete waste of film without meaning or purpose. I can’t even stomach watching these seasons again. I have read fan fiction that was better written than the last two seasons. Due to this, I am going to pretend the last two seasons don’t exist and choose my favorite fan fiction as the ending. I am also worried about how the last two seasons will affect fans of the books because some think the books’ ending will be just as bad as the show or worse. This could potentially kill the books and that makes me worry.

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