Most people have probably heard of the fan backlash for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. For those of you who do not know, the season is very controversial among fans. Although some liked it, many felt that it was not as good or epic as it could have been. Many fans lacked something, be it a meaningful narrative or satisfying character sheets.
Many people have probably wondered why the end was so unsatisfactory. Why did the authors go this confusing way? Well, we can have the answer.
How did the eighth season of "Game of Thrones" fail?
We will not spend too much time on it, but it's important to know the context of the fans' reactions and to know how the show failed before we figure out why. Many storylines were far too easy for many fans to solve. An example would be the conspiracy of White Walker and Night King. There was a lot of construction in this story just to solve it pretty quickly within an episode.
Also the characters were not treated properly. Although all had some kind of conclusion, many of the conclusions were unsatisfactory. Those who did not feel deserved for many fans. Some of the characters who, according to many fans, had unsatisfactory conclusions were Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow. While characters like Bran Stark and Sansa Stark had a happy ending, they were not satisfying for many fans.
Why did the eighth season of Game of Thrones fail?
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss has finally broken his silence about Game of Thrones . At a meeting at the Austin Film Festival a Twitter user documented their comments. According to this user, they were not sure why George R. R. Martin confided their story to them. It's especially surprising as they did not have actual TV experiences.
They talked about how they wrote most of the episodes themselves because they "did not know any better". When HBO proposed hiring other authors, they asked their assistant Bryan Cogman to write four episodes. They also admitted that they did not necessarily want to address only fantasy fans, which could ultimately have led them to not appeal to fantasy fans at all. According to Forbes's Dani Di Placido, Benioff and Weiss appeared to be "shielded from criticism and the outsider's perspective" on criticism and criticism from fans. Therefore, there was no one to tell them when they got a bit ridiculous, either inside or outside the writing room.
What could have been done differently?
Now that we know how and why Season 8 of Game of Thrones was a failure for many fans, it's easy to say what else could have been done. Perhaps Benioff and Weiss could have relied on more established screenwriters and television producers, at least in certain respects. They could have allowed more feedback, at least from other authors.
In this way, the show could have been improved by having more writers and different types of writers available. The more authors, the better, because everyone has their own perspective and that can only enhance a show like Game of Thrones. If Benioff and Weiss also relied on other writers and were more open to criticism, the show would most likely have had a better ending.
Although you will never be able to please everyone, it is possible that they would have delighted more fans if they had had a little more help on the show and were more open to criticism. Perhaps other, more experienced authors could have shown them if they had gone too far with certain characters or storylines. Fans would probably have been grateful for such an intervention.