GoT Fans Share Extremely Blunt Reactions To The Series Finale

  • Published on May 21, 2019
  • In the game of thrones, you win, or you die, and a lot of fans apparently saw their hopes for a good ending go down in flames with the series finale. What did people have to say about the series' controversial conclusion? Here are some of the more searing reactions.
    Tragic, ironic, and maybe inevitable, Jon Snow ended his arc not sitting the Iron Throne, but instead as the slayer of both his kin and his queen.
    Jon's stabbing of Daenerys in the destroyed throne room of the Red Keep is exactly the kind of story turn we've come to expect from Game of Thrones. But the turns it took to get there felt pretty rushed to a lot of people.
    One poster expressed sympathy for Daenerys as a character, writing,
    "a moment of silence for daenerys targaryen, a victim to horrible writing and a rushed story. may she rest in peace"
    Others took the conclusion of her story personally, with more than one poster expressing real frustration. According to one commenter,
    "daenerys deserves SUCH a better death. after all she’s done, good and bad, she’s one of the most iconic characters in television history...and that death did not do her justice AT ALL. I’M MAD."
    Even people who liked the finale seemed to express some frustration with the speed at which Daenerys' story developed.
    "Initial GameOfThronesFinale thoughts: An excellent finale. I still think Dany's decisions were rushed but the outcome was satisfying and there were strong character moments for just about everyone, especially Tyrion."
    Some wondered just where Dany's guards were during her final encounter with Jon, who was able to easily stab the queen during a private moment, at a time when the loyalty of her advisors was actively being questioned. As one writer put it,
    "why did Tyrion have more guards then Daenerys? Why did they take Jons weapon away when he saw Tyrion but not Dany?"
    One commenter broke it down as follows:
    "That was terrible. Like she'd just wander off to the throne room alone without some Unsullied or Dothraki guarding her, especially from the likes of Jon Snow, whom she said betrayed her and was the biggest threat to her claim to the throne."
    Others outright rejected the idea that Daenerys would have gone so mad so fast, still feeling the sting of her sudden heel turn in the previous episode, "The Bells." Immediately after the finale, the overall impression was that even if her turn to villany could have worked, the story felt just too sped up. Keep watching the video to see how GoT fans share extremely blunt reactions to the series finale!
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    Jon pets his dog | 3:45
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  • Looper
    Looper  5 months ago +320

    Are fans piling on now or on the whole do you find the criticism justified?

    • 54markl
      54markl Month ago +1

      It’s totally justified.

    • Matthew Del Toro
      Matthew Del Toro 4 months ago

      L Ashy I see what you’re saying and I would completely agree.
      IF it wasn’t so rushed through. I am totally fine with EVERYTHING that happened. My issue is not that it didn’t end the way I wanted it. If I wanted it my way I should write my own story I can’t expect someone else to write what I want. Anyone that is upset cus it didn’t follow any fan theories miss the point. So I hate bran stark? Yes he’s a one dimensional robot with no emotion who is only relevant when the plot needs exposition. He’s a lazy character who didn’t even use the power he was given. That being said my extreme hatred of him is irrelevant because it’s not MY story. But they brushed over EVERYTHING. Almost EVERY character was fucked over. Case in point Jaime’s redemption arc tossed away. I can reconcile with any ending provided it is built up and supported. The writers failed and that’s an objective fact not my opinion. They were obviously more focused on ending the show so they can go mess up Star Wars too

    • L Ashy
      L Ashy 4 months ago

      @Matthew Del Toro I disagree - Bran did say he couldn't take over the North - just the north. And as for helping - when has that ever mattered in GOT - or in real life for that matter. To me he's the perfect king as he could take care of people and not just his own family. Plus as Tyrion said he can remind them of their faults from the past. As for Dany - remember the boy who she had beheaded - plus her brother (who was a dick) but surely didn't deserve to die for his big mouth! Plus I don't agree with Tyrion being stupid - he just didn't do what millions of fan theories wanted him to do. Do you think GRRM had no say in the way Thrones was to end or the way that characters changed throughout the series - I don't think every character would change for good. But then I have lots of arguments about Thrones because I loved it so much - me and my daughter are still arguing every day as she mostly agrees with fan theory too! Never mind... I'm still upset it's finished!!

    • 54markl
      54markl 4 months ago

      It’s justified.

    • Matthew Del Toro
      Matthew Del Toro 4 months ago

      L Ashy ok for bran he said he couldn’t take over the north because he wasn’t a stark anymore but then he takes the iron throne. He was a character that had ZERO interest in the throne. Not to mention he didn’t do anything to help AND since he sees the future he KNEW he would be king so sat there doing nothing smh. As for dany yes she had anger. Yes she killed people. BUT they were all people that were against her or betrayed her. That is FAR from murdering innocent women and children after a city surrenders. Jaime’s amazing redemption arc is thrown away just so he could go back to the death scene with cersei (not back to her it was literally for the death scene). Apparently he didn’t care about innocent people. Then he becomes once again the asshole he was at the beginning of the show AND he was rightfully hated by the kingdoms because he didn’t kill the mad king for the people. Tyrion is inexplicably stupid. Cersei is no longer a complex character she is a simple villain you can see her twirling her mustache.

    LIFE IS LIE 21 day ago +1

    Actually that mountain was most fearsome and hard to kill villain than waisted NK..

  • 54markl
    54markl Month ago +1

    Benioff and Weiss should be tarred and feathered for this.

  • 54markl
    54markl Month ago +1

    George Martin, YOU’RE FIRED!

  • Randall W
    Randall W 2 months ago

    I don't understand why GoT are so triggered. It's just a show that you don't get any say in.
    No wonder America is turning into a garbage can of a country.

  • Yalda Hasan
    Yalda Hasan 3 months ago

    Im worry about jon💔

  • Kader Hadiiye
    Kader Hadiiye 3 months ago

    I have a feeling that D&D spent all of 2018 slamming lines off of hooker’s asses until about 25 minutes before filming for season 8 began. At which point they wrote all 6 episodes...with a pencil...on cocktail napkins.

  • Malcolm Rix
    Malcolm Rix 3 months ago

    It was the same as indiana jones theory if bran wasn't in it nothing would have changed apart from a better ending

  • Neil Ford
    Neil Ford 3 months ago

    A great sense of expectation as Jon was heading North with the wildlings, I was thinking "Is Ygritte going to be waiting for him, reanimated by whatever force brought him back... are they going to pull this out of the bag after so much MEH?".
    But... No, just bleak and pointless.

  • Dave Sackenheim
    Dave Sackenheim 3 months ago +1


  • Austin Powers
    Austin Powers 4 months ago

    Jon should have been king! Or better yet, ruled along side Daenerys. The ending was just terrible.

  • Gloria E
    Gloria E 4 months ago

    Did they really have two years for that? 😼😼😼

  • Rajashree Nayak
    Rajashree Nayak 4 months ago

    For almost 7 seasons, they showed us how good Daenerys was...& in the last 2, in order to have an fast ending they just reversed the direction of her character!!!
    & honestly I didn't even know why they have to show us Jon was Targaryen.... because this truth neither has any impact in the plot of d story nor it make him the king...
    & Sansa became d queen of North as she wanted badly to be a queen from her childhood..
    & Bran who never did a single thing except for just sitting & watching became the king...
    So it's more like the whole kingdom was ruled by the most undeserving Stark brother & sister..
    & This is what they called ending!!!
    For crying out loud we had been watching for 8years just to see this type of ending!!!!😡😡

  • 54markl
    54markl 4 months ago

    BRAN: I will wear the crown, though my wee-wee doesn’t work.

  • 54markl
    54markl 4 months ago

    The problem was that Benioff and Weiss are not good writers. They are mediocrities. Martin’s writing also had problems, but these guys are just Bad.

  • nivlac Horn
    nivlac Horn 4 months ago

    The writers knew that they could get away with this b.s. I wish we would just banned these writers from ever writing another story. They had the chance to make this show the greatest show ever. Now the rerun of this show will not get its just due cause people are just through with it now.

  • Devan Hawkins
    Devan Hawkins 4 months ago

    GOT is a massive bait and switch scheme. Seriously, dumb and dumber should be sued for fraud. Now HBO is going to do a sequel... why? After the dumb ending GOT is worthless. Very very bad sci fi shows on at 3 am in the morning and were made on a budget of $5 have better endings. Edit... sequel should have been "prequel".

  • Anya Lazarek
    Anya Lazarek 4 months ago

    I am just going to pretend that the Long Night is the final episode. Still leaves me with a lot of questions but it’s better than the shitty ending D&D gave us.

  • Marc Gies
    Marc Gies 4 months ago +1

    So, to those who think that Daenerys` change in character was rushed in season 8
    She didn`t feel anything when her brother was killed
    After she found the crucified children, she let 133 measter be crucified.
    She looks up traitors with her dragons. She burns people with her dragons.
    Moreover, she threatens everyone who may betray her, e.g. to burn them alive.
    The gods toss a coin when a Targaryen is born and in Dany`s case it landed on madness and in Jon`s on greatness! But well, who would have seen that coming, it was just bad writing, right! … right? *Irony off*

  • nashieka drysdale
    nashieka drysdale 4 months ago +1

    I didn't even bother to watch it.. cause it made no sense.. imagine she could have destroyed kings landing from before.. but she went to protect the north loss two dragon.. and they refused to bend the knee

  • jay storm
    jay storm 4 months ago

    Just go to show, you can't please everyone. I'm just wondering why those that are bitching didn't write the books themselves...oh yeah, they didn't, because their big babies😐

  • robert cockey
    robert cockey 4 months ago +1

    GOT jumped the shark when they passed the source material. It’s like Benioff and Weiss started the show and said George is almost done with The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring will be done by the time we get there and then panic when they had to figure out how to get to the ending themselves.

  • Lalruatpuii Khiangte
    Lalruatpuii Khiangte 4 months ago +5

    Bran refuses to be Lord of Winterfell because he is the three eyed raven but accepts the throne?!!’ 💩💩💩

    • abiyyia Dwd
      abiyyia Dwd Month ago

      when tyrion dedicates bran to become a King
      Bran : what do you think I came so far for?

  • Pete Wilkerson
    Pete Wilkerson 4 months ago +1

    Hey Bob yeah Bill let's just get the money and run.

  • Matt Foley
    Matt Foley 4 months ago

    The directors should be drakaried

  • Cat Bat
    Cat Bat 4 months ago

    How did that bitch useless Sanza become queen , her character is the most boring and zit poppin

  • aaronsande
    aaronsande 4 months ago +1

    Fucking babies, I swear. You crybabies ruin everything. Her madness is wholly explicable and telegraphed. All of this was clearly coming.

  • ruthieo54
    ruthieo54 4 months ago

    Drogon burning/demolishing the iron THRONE was the BEST THING about the ending. Everything else was very rushed. A hard on for dragons breathing fire and destroying everything. No homage to developed characters ESPECIALLY GHOST. Pitiful.

  • Matthew Del Toro
    Matthew Del Toro 4 months ago

    Guys I found a way to like the ending. If you see it as Tyrion being an absolute manipulator then it’s perfect. He made bran be king because as the hand he will practically be king. He put the women and children in the crypt and only armed himself and Sansa. Well you figure that one...

  • Dan Shannon
    Dan Shannon 4 months ago

    Bro the fact Cersei just dies getting crushed under a building is the biggest RIP OFF IN THE HISTORY OF STORIES. Whether it be a TV show, a movie, a got damn book, a f*cking dream someone had... Cersei should have at the very least been choked out by Jamie or Tyrion, slayer by Arya, or been burnt alive in or had her head chopped off by Jon in the same spot that Nee Stark lost his... can I change my name to disappointed GameOf Thrones

  • Tong Pa Fu
    Tong Pa Fu 4 months ago

    Just because of how stupid GOT ended, I will no longer read any books of game of thrones or watch any prequel or sequel that is to come. And I'm not gonna watch or read anything that Dumb and Dumber produce ever.

  • Kimberly Moore
    Kimberly Moore 4 months ago

    Bottomline the ending did nothing for the first 7 seasons. We could’ve done without it.

  • Ross Meldrum
    Ross Meldrum 4 months ago

    I have not read the books or seen the series, but just watching that dragon reek havoc is beyond ridiculous. Why would you need any kind of army, siege engines or help when that one dragon is literally an atomic bomb in the flesh. Talk about having a Dragon Stu!!

  • ramblings of a 20 something

    Imagine if the Harry Potter films ended differently to the books

  • Altrim J90
    Altrim J90 4 months ago

    One word SUCK

    TDAKS 4 months ago

    Onward I would love a series with Jon and Arya who both went into new lands. A prequel is a rubbish idea.

  • Florence Judiel Rafael
    Florence Judiel Rafael 4 months ago +1

    Minadali kasi masyado

  • Mark Geeter
    Mark Geeter 4 months ago +5

    At least I had Marvel's, End Game; that's how you finish an epic run.

  • Alphonse Capone
    Alphonse Capone 4 months ago +3

    Amazed all the feminists didn't jump on the band wagon.
    Morale of the story:
    MEN ULTIMATELY RULE in the end🤣

  • Josh B
    Josh B 4 months ago

    Title of the video barely matches the content. Most of this is apologist garbage.

  • Damian Davis
    Damian Davis 4 months ago

    I didn't have an issue with the direction the story went or even the outcomes, the biggest issue in my eyes with season 8 was that it was too much in too few episodes. The show writers tried to squeeze 2 seasons worth of story into 6 episodes.

  • Winning Bigly
    Winning Bigly 4 months ago

    Let's all jump on the bandwagon and pretend we'd of done better or just watch the TV program then deal with your REAL life issues and grow up?

  • christian tan
    christian tan 4 months ago

    arya goes west meaning america my friends because westeros is basically europe she will become a bounty hunter of wyatt erp

  • Tammy Elizabeth
    Tammy Elizabeth 5 months ago

    Best of luck with star wars

  • J C
    J C 5 months ago

    The previous 7 seasons were of no relevance to writers of season 8. Waste of time and money. Poor ending to such a brilliant series.

  • Michael Angelo Soltis
    Michael Angelo Soltis 5 months ago

    A waste of a decade's series!

  • Wickedcityrips
    Wickedcityrips 5 months ago

    So they kept building how Jon snow was the rightful heir to the throne, and bam that whole back story doesn’t mean a thing now. Let’s just give it to someone random decided in two minutes. I don’t think the writers even watched seasons 1-7

  • Ryan E.
    Ryan E. 5 months ago

    What gets me is why banish Jon Snow to The Nights Watch when there is nothing to watch. They won the war against the Night King. Bran is now the new King and Sansa is the Queen of the North an Independent Nation by the way, so none of them couldn't take him in or pardon him? Pathetic. Then he leaves the wall to go North with the wildlings??? Huh... really? I could of wrote a better season 8, trust me you wouldn't be disappointed. Jon is the one true king and right to the throne, that's how it should of ended. Dany doesn't die but returns to Mereen. Queen Cersei ends up back in prison. Bran goes back being the 3 eyed raven. Tyrion remains in Kings Landing as hand to the King. My story would be a 1000x better.

  • K Jason
    K Jason 5 months ago +15

    Bran: "I'm not really Bran Start anymore. I mostly live in the past now."
    Writers: Lets make him King

  • Zecks
    Zecks 5 months ago

    So i guess Nymeria's wolf pack showed up for no reason at all in season 7.

  • Tiny Rick
    Tiny Rick 5 months ago

    As soon as Arya trampoline-jump killed the Night King I should have said “No thank you” and stopped watching. I actually wish I didn’t watch the final season so that the books woulda been that much more surprising.

  • ghettobeats
    ghettobeats 5 months ago +2

    Sansa goes on to become the Dark Phoenix, Arya becomes Dora the explorer and Jon Snow rides off into the snow.

  • AvatarEnd777
    AvatarEnd777 5 months ago

    Here is what they should do to continue the story and keep the money coming in (I'm on board!) .... Do an alternate ending where John Snow reaches for his blade but stays his hand. All of the rest of the episode was what Bran saw IF John had killed Danaerys. But for some unexplained reason, he doesn't. Perhaps because he's been dead himself and doesn't want her to go there.

    Continue on with John and Daenerys and their struggles ruling the 6 Kingdoms together as husband and wife.

    Continue on the story and introduce a Khal Drogo look alike to challenge John Snow for the affections of his wife.

  • the2step
    the2step 5 months ago

    Man as a big fan of the series this last season has been such a let-down they could have easily done a full season. Just so rushed

  • squalltheonly
    squalltheonly 5 months ago +1

    This is why I dont give money to anyone. I torrent everything. Fuck all of them!

  • Sheri
    Sheri 5 months ago +1

    I thought Bran was James Blunt.

  • Queen Bee
    Queen Bee 5 months ago

    Truly my only issue with the ending was sending Jon back to the wall and I wished someone else had killed Danny, anyone but Jon. Jon should have been King I realize this is not something he wanted however it was his duty and responsibility and Jon was all about responsibility Bran didn't want to be king either and frankly it was not his position it was Jon's as being the last Targaryen I don't think he should have been made to go to the nights watch again

  • lynn ruebush
    lynn ruebush 5 months ago

    Bran the Broken....what a shitty name to give the king

  • quackxhead
    quackxhead 5 months ago

    Bran cant see the future. Only the past and everything that's currently happening

  • Florian Laur
    Florian Laur 5 months ago

    Didn't they make it a point that Bran CAN'T see the future? Just the present and past? If he could see the future, he sure is the biggest jerk and worse than Dany.