After eight seasons of pacing the series through the twists and turns of the series, "Game of Thrones" fans set record numbers on Sunday night to see which character would sit on the Iron Throne.
Many did not like what they saw.
[SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this article will discuss the final episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”]
After a very controversial move in the penultimate episode, many viewers had low expectations for the much anticipated finale. Many critical fans even went so far as to sign a petition requesting that the last season be without the series creators D.B. White and David Benioff at the top.
The series final scored at Rotten Tomatoes a score of 57 percent. The final marks the lowest score for the season's final episode in the series' history. Season 7 occupies second place with 87 percent. The eighth season's total score reached only 71
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In the end, Daenerys Targeryen was killed by Jon Snow after he went mad and King's Landing had burned. Tyrion Lannister prevented another death sentence by appointing Brandon Stark new king of the six kingdoms after Sansa declared the north an independent country. And Jon Snow's reward for all his heroism was to be sent back to Castle Black, where most of this mess started.
With big turns left and right in the final, opinions about the last season seem to be generally negative:
"Create a character that everyone loves increases the expectation that he deserves dominion, and then show that he is the rightful heir to the throne, and finally reward him, when he saved the kingdom from a mad tyrant, with the f — in North Pole, " wrote an angry user .
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"Imagine, you wait 2 years, then we get a s — every season, the worst finale, 2 water bottles and a coffee cup Those who are still on stage are overwhelming, and the fans did not deserve that kind of disrespect, "wrote another. Isaac Hempstead Wright, who played Brandon Stark in the series, spoke out against the backlash and said the fans' calls to redesign the end were "absurd" surprises. I can not even fathom it. It's just ridiculous, "he told the Hollywood Reporter. It is ridiculous that people think they can only ask for another end because they do not like it. I stupidly took it personally, which of course I should not. In my opinion, it's a great ending. "
Season 8 caused some controversy in its six episodes, including a staggered coffee cup and a water bottle discovered by eagle-eyed spectators in two separate episodes.