Game of Thrones series finale: how satisfied are you with how things ended?

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  1. Yes, I think the end was satisfying

    67 vote(s)
  2. Eh, it was okay

    128 vote(s)
  3. Didn't really like it, no

    104 vote(s)
  4. Terrible. What a debacle!

    114 vote(s)
  5. Never cared for Game of Thrones / didn't watch it

    461 vote(s)
  1. DarkCrudus

    DarkCrudus The Ghost

    Apr 15, 2007
    United States
    They were also given the option to do 10 episodes by HBO but were like naw bro we can do it in 6.
  2. Techjunky90

    Techjunky90 GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 7, 2017
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    My $0.02. The entire season was trash. They rushed it and the writing was terrible. The cripples storyline was garbage & he should not have been made king. The midget was a prisoner and was not supposed to speak, yet they let him pick the king. The war with the undead was rushed & complete garbage. I've seen better footage recorded on smart phones. On a calibrated tv the scenes were way to dark. They had 2-3 more seasons of story telling and they tried to cram it all into a couple of episodes. There were so many mistakes, coffee cups, water bottles, hands. The mistakes alone show you that they did not care & wanted the show to quickly come to an end. The writers should NEVER work on another show or movie because without source material they just suck, they lack imagination. Had I known the show was going to end the way it did I would have never watched a single episode. I don't plan on watching the spinoffs either because they too will be a disappointment because there's no source material. I would go as far as comparing it with The Walking Dead, which had perfect source material and was 100% ruined by the writers.
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  3. Euphonique

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    Sep 6, 2018
    That‘s the same I think: The story and ideas of this season are great, but they should have made at least 8-10 episodes out of it. Some story cuts are too rough. They had enough story and it had been better they had taken the time to fill those rough cuts. Even some characters had deserved more screentime. So why only 6 episodes? Did they ran out of money or time? It doesn‘t make any sense to me.
  4. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    I'm glad it's over.
  5. UltraDolphinRevolution

    UltraDolphinRevolution GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 30, 2016
    When Ned was beheaded I compared the series to Fire Emblem.
    The ending was also Fire Emblem-like. Could have almost heard the theme song in the background.

    Anyway I found all 8 seasons great. The only complaints I have are of a technical nature: the army dying against the Undead and then seemingly growing with each episode, the precision shots against the dragon and the fire explosions in episode 5 compared to the normal fire in episode 3.
  6. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware

    Aug 17, 2016
    United States
    Londoner , Living In Louisiana ...
    Love the show .. But the last episode was crap .. But still it's a great show.. I still can't believe queen cersi ... Got killed by bricks?... I wanted to see a brutal death ... For that bitch ... Lol ripped apart by Dragons... Cut in half by Jon snow ... But bricks ...
  7. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer GBAPerm

    Nov 30, 2008
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    Aptos, California
    I’ll have to check out fire emblem. Where should I start?
  8. xbmcuser

    xbmcuser Advanced Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    United States
    It was brilliant. What did you expect the series had to end by s8. Top cast were being paid millions each, that couldnt continue. GRR didn have any source material. GRR actually dictated how he saw it ending, with Dany's "turn".
    They wrapped it up just in the best way ever. This will be remembered as the fgreatest TV show ever.
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  9. Cecilmax

    Cecilmax GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 7, 2015
    I didn't watch the season 8 yet, I saw the scene on youtube, Arya killed the night king. I wonder why she didn't use her multi faces skills to trick him instead of just jumping on him like a noob ! She is supposed to be an assassin. She could die almost like Theon...

    Beside that Im surprised how dragons in this show seem to be vulnerable to spears. First time, ok its a magic spear and the night king have incredible strength and skills to kill the dragon one shot. But second dragon killed by spears ? I dont know, theses dragon are very huge..

    And Dany going mad by kiiling so much people.. in the previous season she care a lot for defense less peoples and now she killed hundreds of innocent ? I dont know what to think..
  10. peteruk

    peteruk GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 26, 2015
    The disappointment I feel right now mixed with out right depression and anger over this final season is off the scale. I was so emotionally involved in every aspect of the show, the deep story lines, characters, back stories and the mythology of things like the lord of light, the prince who was promised etc...

    Obviously when the source material dried up (GRRM's books at the end of season 5) and Dan & Dave (Dumb & Dumber) had to wing it things started going down hill, the character development and depth of story telling went to shit.

    Even up to the finale I lived in hope that they would pull something out of the bag and was very much enjoying it up until after Dany's death which is when cast members started teleporting from all over the realm to King's Landing and there was a rush rush rush to get it over and done with so that Dumb & Dumber could further their own selfish career's and move on (b@stards).

    Again I could have lived with it had they done things better after her death.... What I'd have done at this point was have Drogon to have torch Jon to death before torching the throne and then flying off to old Valeria with Dany's body, this would help clear up the next few scenes and give valuable extra air time so that the rest didn't feel as rushed.

    I felt Jon was pointless after this point as was sending him to the wall. He was robbed of a) his fight scene with the night king (no problem with Arya's kill, but Jon should have got his fight first) and b) his rightful seat on the iron throne.

    At this point to make the unsullied/dothraki somewhat happier it should have been Tyrion sent to the wall for his crimes to live out his days.

    Bran should not have been King, for me the only viable candidate left with true honor was Brienne (with a twist to come) and Bran serving as hand. My twist would be Brienne on the throne but with a Lannister baby inside her womb to take the thrown eventually.

    I was very happy with Sanza having the republic and being her own queen.

    The final season has killed the re-watchability of the show going forward, for me anyway :(
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  11. Skelletonike

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    I'm very satisfied, it finally finished.
    Never watched it, but I'm hoping things will calm down and I won't be seeing as many GoT posts on facebook.
  12. Teletron1

    Teletron1 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 4, 2019
    United States
    Pretty nuts the way they ended it, they convince people the hero is not always what they may seem

    The World fell in love with one Queen who turned out to be an evil tyrant (jokes on you) but applauded another who got buried in her sins, Jon got left to do the dirty work because as Tyrion says "you always do what's right" and for it he was sent to the Real North where he is known as a Hero and a King who flew a Dragon to the Wildlings, so that had a peculiar ending (at least the Wolf got a part in it).

    The only thing that bugs me is how quick the Night King took to be killed but unfortunately I'm sure money played a big role with all the CGI which they spent on Episode's 5 apocalypse, but with only 6 episodes the writers did what the producers wanted to quickly end it

    Curious to see where they go next with the series and if it can continue to ride the wave with a new cast, one thing I was reading was saying that Drogon flew Daenerys to the Children of the Forest where she may become the Night Queen but I doubt they want to go back to the same story (cycle) again

    also don't forget these guys are now doing Star Wars next and it's supposed to be based around the Old Republic times (2022 release date) so can't wait for that :)
  13. WhiteMaze

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    The war against the undead and the Night King was the low point for me.

    It was supposed to be the war of all wars, but it was not only short, but very weak as well.

    The ending itself, could have been done a variety of ways. The fact that Tyrion got chosen as hand again and Jon sent to the Nights Watch again, felt like we had gone nowhere. Felt like there was no progression.

    The sort of feeling you get when you watch filler in anime, and once the canon story resumes, it's like none of the filler ever happened.

    Dany going insane and burning down the city, was a bit out of character by the end. I don't feel like her personality was anywhere near that broken. It felt like she did what she did, because the plot and the story needed it to happen.

    All of that being said, it is still one of the best shows ever made.
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  14. Flame

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    i want a prequel Sequel and West of Westeros.
  15. CORE

    CORE 3:16

    Jul 15, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Never really cared for it but if it ended anything like Sopranoes did I dont care for it bloody True Blood turned out to be a lot of crap too.

    But expected a better ending in Sopranoes.
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  16. Thardus

    Thardus Member

    Jun 19, 2018
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    All the Stark men have suffered a terrible fate. Given that it was somewhat obvious that Jon was going to suffer in some way. I was sad to see him go to the wall but really liked that he decided to go to the Real North. The scene was perfect. He was going to suffer his fate at Castle Black. He stood on the platform ready to give a speech, then just decided to go Galt. I loved the end if only for this. Everyone else thought being in Winterfell and The Wall was a punishment but there were many tribes and families that called it home. So he went to live with the Free Men of the North. How fitting. He didn't have to carry the burdens of his forefathers any more.

    You could definitely get a sense of a hurried ending with the "teleporting" of individuals, but it was still good. The show did this quite a bit in the last two seasons. I think you can extrapolate that time has passed. Use your imagination to fill in the time gap. I'm sure Tyrion was pining for wine for 2 weeks while everyone was traveling, etc.

    It would have been nice to see Dany's turn to the dark side played out a bit more, but we got a significant taste of that throughout the series. She was generally kept in check by wiser advisors.

    Great show! I just started watching it four or five months ago. I got caught up a few weeks before the start of Season 8. Glad I did. I don't watch much TV but to me it was like a more adult version of Lord of the Rings with a longer run time [seems impossible I know]. It was way better than watching the Hobbit anyway, that's for damn sure. Not the same comparison but, you know, it has dragons!
  17. Frankbel

    Frankbel GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 10, 2004
    As any story ending, it sucks. I agree about the fact that all subplots were closed fastly.
    However, it's very rare to be happy about any conclusion to a great story.
  18. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Not Dead Yet

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    Jun 24, 2008
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    The dialogue was so weak that Emelia Clarke had to display a rapid and uncontrolled descent into madness over two episodes with just her facial expressions. While she was able to do this amazingly well, there was a time when her character would have been able to show this change with dialogue as well (back when they were going from GRRM's writing) and it would have been done across an entire season.

    I have the impression that the people who are completely satisfied with the way this show was so hastily wrapped up
    are the same sort of people who would go to a $50 per plate banquet, where they're served ravioli from a can,
    and say "This is fine!"

    Fookin' kneelers.

    Just give me an animated Tormund and Ghost: Beyond the Wall series, and I'll shut up.

    Last edited by Vulpes Abnocto, May 22, 2019
  19. UltraDolphinRevolution

    UltraDolphinRevolution GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 30, 2016
    I'm satisfied with it and I would only accept a $1-2 banquet for ravioli.
    A long fight with the knight king would not make sense. He would have always retreated and let the undead fight. Only a stealth kill could do the trick. A situation in which all undead are defeated is unrealistic. If they had shown Arya sneak up, there would have been nor surpise element. We watched Arya become a silent assassin for a long time. It made sense it was she who did it. Could have been a bit cooler with an General's face or sth, but ok.

    Dannys motivation from the beginning had been becoming the Queen. There is two ways to rule: being feared or loved and she realized she could not have the latter. Just destroying a fleet and a few ballistas would not have been enough to be feared. Besides the Night King, the Lannisters were the only ones who could really challenge her dragon, i.e. her rule. It's safer to wipe them out - as evil as it is. It was also a demonstration to the other kingdoms in order to bring them in line (kind of like Hiroshima and Nagasaki).

    It could been done in a slower pace but most people complain about "character arcs" (which is opposed to both realism and show's tradition to defy expectations) and their favorite character not winning, it seems.
  20. Flame

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    i find it funny how i are pissed off that it finished and not the way they wanted it to finish.

    the way they finished it is so they could have more possibilities.
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