“I think everybody had hopes for where the characters might go or should go. But Dan and David have had a plan for how they wanted the show to go for a long time, and they did it the way they thought fit as creators. I think they did a spectacular job. They landed a big plane, which was not easy. You are never going to keep everybody happy, but I don’t think that’s what they were trying to do.”
Immediate social media reactions to the finale were largely negative, and IGN readers ultimately voted Game of Thrones as having the second worst series finale ever, just behind Dexter. Despite this, the episode became the most-watched in Game of Thrones and HBO history.
In our overall Game of Thrones Season 8 review we called the final season “Okay” saying “Though Season 8 was underwhelming, Game of Thrones remains more ambitious and engaging than the majority of other TV shows.”
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