Game of Thrones Season 8 Review

"Game of Thrones": Fans Hate Season 8 Series Crashes

"Game of Thrones": Seldom before has the criticism been as great as it is current. With the release of the penultimate episode, the series met with real hatred of its once so staunch fans. But why?

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For years the new episodes of "Game of Thrones" were eagerly awaited by fans. The final eighth season of the successful fantasy format has been running since April 15.

But instead of sparking unbridled joy about the return of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Co., the previously hyped last season turns out to be a sham with each new episode - with logic holes as big as the army of the Night King. What happened to "Game of Thrones"?

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Are audience expectations of "Game of Thrones" too high?

Because the beginning of the eighth season "Game of Thrones" heralded the end of an era, the expectations were probably higher than ever before. At the start of the final season of the fantasy saga, more than 17 million viewers gathered in front of the end devices.

By waiting more than 20 months for the final season eight, fans were able to take apart the entire multiverse of Winterfell and put together their own theories for the last season, some of which even included the "Battle of the Bastards" and the many spectacular deaths of the protagonists Shadows.

And the more imaginatively and spectacularly the fan theories painted the ending, the more likely it became that with such a crowd of spectators, many would be left disappointed.

Spoiler Warning: The following sections tell part of the story

In any case, viewers have been loudly venting their anger online for weeks. Above all, because despite the makers, despite the complex and expensive production, some capital errors have been made and the once so artfully interwoven storylines leave so many questions unanswered than ever before.

In addition to a sometimes bumpy plot, a Starbucks cup forgotten on the set caused a lot of trouble after episode four, "The Last of the Starks".

"Game of Thrones": sexism instead of feminism

"Game of Thrones" was also often accused of showing scenes of rape that were too explicit and of taking up the subject of abuse with little sensitivity.

Since episode four of GoT, feminists around the world have also accused the series of conveying a false image of women. In this episode, Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) interprets her earlier abuse by her husband Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) as the starting signal for her successful career up to the future Queen of Winterfell. So a woman can only outgrow herself through abuse by men?

Actress Jessica Chastain, who campaigns for the "MeToo" movement, strongly condemned this statement. "As a rape victim who just watched Game of Thrones, I attribute the strength I have gained since the crime to myself. I will not thank my rapist for making me that what I am. Rape is not a tool to strengthen one's character, "she criticized the series on social media.

Without a book, the quality of the series suffers

The consensus of the fans after this amount of blunders: Without a book, the quality of the favorite series suffers. Since "Game of Thrones" overtook the books by author George R. R. Martin, the creators of the series no longer know how to meaningfully link the narrative strands.

The foundation of "Game of Thrones" has always been his credible, conscientious character work. A pool of more than 20 important and complex main characters offered the creators the opportunity to tell many different stories and sometimes surprisingly let them run into each other.

Season eight dazzles more with spectacle than that it impresses with depth. Author George R.R. Martin left the way to the end of Westeros to the serial makers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Only the end of the series should be the way he intended it to be.

Fans let frustration run free: Bad ratings for season 8 on "Game of Thrones"

The many mistakes in season eight let die-hard GoT fans rate the consequences negatively: On the critic platform "metacritic.com", the first two episodes received 7.0 and 7.6 (out of 10), still acceptable values, but themselves the spectacularly predicted episode 3 "The Long Night" scored a catastrophic score of 4.4 points from its fans. The current episode "The Bells" even got a frosty 3.2 with a possible 10 points.

The situation is similar with the "Rotten Tomatoes" portal: If season 7 still got 89 percent of its audience score, the current rating of season 8 is a low 61%.

Brand new episode "The Bells" is a single logic hole

Many GoT fans are just disappointed: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), who used to be so principled, slaughters half King's Landing in blind revenge despite surrender - because her long-time companion Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) was killed? And lets Varys (Conleth Hill) burn, even though Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was actually the cause of their evil?

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) saves his sister Cersei (Lena Headey) of all people? Daenerys first lets Euron Greyjoy's fleet go up in flames on the back of Drogon, and gracefully dodges the spears that subsequently cost the life of the dragon Rhaegal?

"I'm going to kill Queen Cersei," says Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) many years before the carnage in King's Landing, but after so much planning she lets the bloodhound (Rory McCann) of all people persuade her to turn back? Not to forget the death of the reunited siblings Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei Lannister, who are buried under the rubble of King's Landing.

"Game of Thrones": Hope for the final showdown

Media like "USA Today" or the "New York Times" tore up the fifth episode, "The Bells", just like the fans of the series: "All that's left is ash and a bad taste" and "It was partly beautiful and sometimes difficult to look at, "they wrote.

Nevertheless, the sixth and final episode of the saga could have one or two surprises ready and cheer GoT fans back to saying goodbye to "Game of Thrones". (jkl) © 1 & 1 Mail & Media / spot on news