The Final Season of Game of Thrones: What I Liked and What I Hated.

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**Spoilers for the final season of Game of Thrones ahead.

Hi Readers

After much anticipation and almost a two year wait we finally saw a story some of us have been following for ten years now come to a close. It’s an end of an era and it’s safe to say I’m very emotional about saying goodbye to these characters I’ve come to love and love to hate.

I, along with I think most people, have mixed feelings about the last six episodes of Game of Thrones. I can’t pin point what it is. Is is the writing? The pacing? Could it have done with more episodes? More time?

Nevertheless whilst there are some things I wish had turned out differently (or been told better), there were some moments that I loved and I’m going to be talking about both today.

Again, warning! There will be SPOILERS for the 8th season of Game of Thrones.

What I Liked…

The Cinematography. The dragons, that scene in the final episode where Dany’s given wings. Beautiful. Iconic.

The Music. Especially during the Battle of Winterfell.

Arya and Gendry. I liked seeing a different side to Arya after seeing her being so cold and emotionless for so long.

The conclusion. To me,, it’s the outcome that does make the most sense. Sansa the Queen of the North, Jon at the wall and Arya travelling the world. I feel like it just fits each character.

‘Uncle please sit.’

The memes. I love going on twitter after each episode and seeing people rip into it in the most creative ways. They make me giggle.

What I Didn’t Like So Much…

There’s a lot of ‘what was the effing point?’ What was the point of Jon being a Targaryon? Arya training for the ability to change her face if she doesn’t even use it? The promise of the Prince or Princess? There’s a lot. Here a thread on twitter which lists all of them >> twitter.

That Jon didn’t get to kill the Night King. I really feel like it was his destiny to do that.

That Arya didn’t get to kill Cersei. I feel like that was her destiny.

The fact that if Cersei and Jamie had moved two steps they would have lived. lol.

The first, second and forth episodes. They were snooze fests with some of the worst dialogue in the shows history.

They got Gendry’s name wrong. Why did no one realise this?

Tyrion. He became so pointless and didn’t have any good dialogue until the final episode.

The ending, ending. Where was Jon and the Freefolk even going? Surely there’s nothing beyond the wall now, right?

Missandei dying. I know it was to push Dany’s ‘mad queen’ arc but Missandei had an arc of her own to be fulfilled and that had nothing to do with Dany.

The Dothraki multiplying. Did none of them die in the battle of Winterfell?

The white horse. Add that to the list of ‘what was the effing point?’

Bran being named king. I kind of see why he’s a good choice but his power had little to no use at all in the end and Tyrion’s explanation of it was bull. Who has a better story than Bran? Umm, everyone! They didn’t show him for a whole season because his plot was so boring!

What did you think of the final season of Game of Thrones? Do you wish it had played out differently? 

Thanks for reading,

Jess X


3 thoughts on “The Final Season of Game of Thrones: What I Liked and What I Hated.

  1. I think it’s been fascinating seeing the response of the fans to this final, crucial series. I found myself wishing for a couple more episodes to give us more of a narrative arc towards the Mother of Dragons’ madness. As for the ending, I rather liked Bran becoming king as the slightly unsatisfactory compromise everybody could more or less agree on – nicely realistic, I thought…

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  2. This is such a great post, and I love everything you talked about! I think my biggest issue is that there wasn’t enough time to develop anything. I totally agree with what you said about the ending and how it made sense: Sansa should be Queen of the North, Jon should go back to the wall, etc. But it felt so rushed. I feel like Dany going crazy could have been such a cool arc had it been developed over a couple of seasons.

    And omg Cersei’s death was so annoying. I feel like Arya NOT killing her was the biggest disappointment (for me at least)

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  3. Totally agree. I do give props to the production team for all the effort they put into the entire series… but the writing is just too messy and not as what we all expected 😦

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