Sunday’s series finale of “Game of Thrones” marks TV’s biggest event of the decade. The 80-minute episode will cap off a smartly calculated end to one of the densest and most popular dramas ever, viewed in 170 countries and obsessed over by tens of millions of people since it debuted in 2011.
But from fans’ constant kvetching about the eighth season — hating on everything from lighting design to entirely rational twists — you’d think HBO’s epic wrap-up was a nuisance. A blight on our eyeballs. A houseguest who just won’t leave.
“How dare a character make a choice that disappoints me!” they whine.
Um, have you guys ever watched “Game of Thrones” before?
The biggest collective hissy fit came after the penultimate episode, which aired last week and found an emotional Daenerys and her dragon let loose, turning King’s Landing into a BBQ pit.
It was excellent. And yet the episode scored a measly 53% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, some 842,000 people have signed a Change.org petition called “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.” It’s as if these bozos think the Mother of Dragons’ last name is Gandhi.