Look, I know I’m no Shakespeare. I’ve never considered myself a great writer – didn’t go to school for it, I don’t read much at all – I’m just telling a story that is unfolding in my head using a medium of art that I create for a living. I get a lot of help from all of you. All your feedback, all your theories, all your ideas – we pretty much write The Pocalypse together. I am not a professional writer and The Pocalypse is not a “professional” story. You know what is, though? The eight season of Game of Thrones. What is going on? Is one of the greatest shows of all time really ending like this?
I’m sure by now you’ve seen and read all the criticism around the internet about this final season. I’m not gonna write everything here in my own words because I pretty much agree with everything that’s been said. Unsatisfying character arc endings, rushed events and actions, plot armour thicker than tank plating, the list goes on. I just wanna sit back and contemplate out loud about the end of my favourite show.
I watched the last episode (The Bells) criticizing in real-time. All the nonsensical moments that I couldn’t ignore, as hard as I tried to. I tried to shut my brain off and just enjoy the awesome visuals and view key events without thinking back to past seasons and the stories that led up to them. But that just sucked the fun out of watching. I wanted character arcs to be closed with justice to their characters. In past seasons, all the characters were fleshed out beautifully and it really did break my heart when a well-built character died. I felt like I knew each character almost personally. Now, (most) character deaths feel so rushed and I’m left not feeling anything but disappointment.
I hope the books end more fittingly. Get on it, Mr. Martin :D
Enjoy Scene 66 – “Consequences”!
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