posted by Laley23
I think people build up their own narrative they want to happen. Even more so with GOT because it was a 2 year wait, so when that narrative doesn’t play out they hate it. The ending was good, and imo, not out of character for anyone. The way they got to the ending was very, very rushed. But that’s a product of HBO not having the money to fund a show this expensive and the actors/actresses not agreeing to contracts past this season. It’s sucks, and a more drawn out conclusion would’ve provided a much better explanation on certain things, but what can you do?
I have seen Dany as a maniac since S1. Jon never wanted anything but to live his life free of responsibility. Jaime was always going to choose Cersei. Etc.
The only qualms I have are The Long Night episode and how they executed it. The ending of that episode was what I expected and thought was good, but the hour plus leading to it was pretty blah. It had some gripping moments (Arya library is as good as the show has ever been), but overall it was a lot of shots leading you to believe one thing was going down, then it didn’t. And not having the main fighters all square up with a White Walker is just an ridiculously missed opportunity for an all time great fight scene. And the lack of money for better CGI forced them to just darken everything, which really fucking sucked.
But all in all, they provided conclusion for every character. So it automatically is better than Sopranos and LOST.
I agree with this. The only knock I have on the show is one it could not really control, time. I agree it felt rushed and it suffered from that. But, given that I was good with the finale. People just like to bitch and complain and cannot just sit back and enjoy the ride. For all its flaws, this was still an hell of a show and the last of its kind. I highly doubt any other show will reach its heights in the near future. There are simply too many shows out there to capture the mainstream pop culture that you must watch in real time.