Why are people so mad at Game of Thrones?

  • Published: 14 May 2019
  • The final season of Game of Thrones, and especially the last 3 episodes, have divided and angered many fans of the show. But why? Well, there are a number of reasons for this, so let’s break down the biggest and most recent problem first - Daenerys.

    In last night’s episode, Daenerys and Drogon rain fire down upon King’s Landing, killing thousands of innocents. This is all after Cersei’s armies have surrendered. Now the show’s writers justify this by claiming it’s the Mad King storyline coming full circle with his daughter. And, if the show had more episodes and time to develop this extreme choice, it could have made more sense. But we’re only given 6 episodes this season, as opposed to the usual 10, and the decision to make Daenerys the “Mad Queen” seems rushed and hasty.

    Throughout the seasons, we’ve seen Daenerys promise she’s nothing like her father, as she’s freed slaves and ruled mostly benevolently. So last night’s episode largely felt like a betrayal to both fans and her very character. An entire city going up in flames makes for a great visual, sure, but narratively it’s questionable. Now it appears Daenerys is the show’s “Big Bad,” and not Cersei.

    And that’s another big problem - Cersei and her fate. Fans were out for blood and wanted a gruesome end for the cold-hearted tyrant. But instead of getting a knife in the heart (like many predicted), she fell victim to rubble. Now one could argue that Daenerys ultimately killed Cersei...but her end still seems somewhat anticlimactic. And that doesn't even begin to address Jaime's problem.

    Jaime's redemption arc - where'd it go?! The Lannister most changed from a character standpoint after years of questioning his actions and his loyalty to his lover went back to his old ways all too quickly. In the previous episode, after leaving Brienne, fans had hoped he was on his way to King's Landing just to finish Cersei off himself. But this latest episode proved - NOPE! - he just wanted one last cuddle with his sister-lover. Hm.

    In conclusion, we only have 1 episode left, and frankly I’m excited to see where this all goes.

    GREEN SCREEN VERSION: boahey.info/user/watch?v=SZwkU6egd8M
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Comments • 5 520

  • Common Sense
    Common Sense  18 hours back

    Anyone else wants Endgame to NOT win the race just so Jack couldn't boast later?

  • Down er
    Down er  18 hours back

    Keep your eye on the dancing jack

    • Viktor Palmér
      Viktor Palmér  20 hours back

      Missing that Emoji movie hype huh?

      • Caleb Drinkwater
        Caleb Drinkwater  20 hours back

        This is what my anxiety sounds like

        • The Entry
          The Entry  21 hours back


          • M.A
            M.A  1 days back

            this is fucking hell.

            • Mezoy Waiba
              Mezoy Waiba  1 days back


              • Jeffy JeffyYT
                Jeffy JeffyYT  1 days back


                • Parker Coe
                  Parker Coe  2 days back

                  why did you do that in the video

                  • Carden Blackthorne
                    Carden Blackthorne  2 days back


                    • Emo Coconut Shark
                      Emo Coconut Shark  2 days back

                      Im confused

                      • Professor Pixelator
                        Professor Pixelator  2 days back

                        I actually wanted to know but thanks John.

                        • Cris Mo
                          Cris Mo  2 days back

                          Video version of shitposting

                          • Dunkleosteus
                            Dunkleosteus  2 days back

                            Stop with the Avatar comparison.... Comparing 2019 dollars to 2009 dollars is dumber than the writing in season 8. End Game isn't the second highest grossing movie of all time, it's 5th: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_films#Highest-grossing_films_adjusted_for_inflation $1.1B behind gone with the wind.

                            • Marcel /EchoDummy
                              Marcel /EchoDummy  2 days back

                              should have seen that coming

                              • Glenn Bullock
                                Glenn Bullock  3 days back

                                Also, As a sickly devoted GoT TV show fan, and as someone who watched the series finales of some of the other great shows and dramas of the modern era, I can honestly say that some GoT fans are seriously overreacting. This was not the worst finale. I think this one hurt the most, mainly because this show was more popular than the others, especially at the time of its finale. People forget that the Sopranos popularity (and show quality) peaked in Season 4. Seasons 5 & 6, with Phil Leotardo as the main baddie, was slightly less interesting. And, if people remember correctly, David Chase pulled a D&D and broke Season 6 into 2 parts instead of just doing a full Season 6 & 7. Also, Tony defeated Phil prior to the show's ending, so people got what they wanted their. The ending was unexpected and disliked, but at least people know Tony won. Lost was terrible its last few seasons, went on 2 long, and people just hoped that by ending it, the showrunners could do a good ending. They were wrong. Seinfeld fell off the last 2 seasons because Larry David left, and his return for the finale seemed out of place. The Wire's 4th season may have been the greatest season of TV in TV history, but the 5th season with the newspaper angle seemed forced (and the theme for the 5th season was horrible, as compared to the 4th season, which I have on a loop because it was so funky). Plus, the Wire was never a ratings darling, so very few people were there to watch it and be disappointed. GoT, on the other hand, increased in popularity and was still good, up until S8E4 and E5. The height was greater than the other shows, so the fall was bound to be worse. So, it feels worse, but in fairness I dont believe it was. In time, we'll look at the ending for GoT as underwhelming: what we will remember is the needlessly abbreviated last 2 seasons, the shockingly bad mistakes (lighting, coffe cups, water bottles), and the feeling that D&D bailed out early to get on to other things. I hope HBO and GRRM have learned a lesson here and will force the next GoT prequel showrrunner(s) to commit to finishing what they start. If you are doing 10 episodes a year, DO 10 EPISODES A YEAR!!!

                                • Glenn Bullock
                                  Glenn Bullock  3 days back

                                  Isn't it funny that the guy who wrote the best episode of Season 8--Bryan Cogman, Episode 2, Knight of the 7 Kingdoms--was not retained by HBO, and has since joined Amazon and their Lord of the Rings TV adaptation. Bryan primarily left HBO because they decided not to pickup the GoT prequel that he was heading. Just find that odd. In retrospect, D&D should have let Bryan write all of Season 8, based on the episode he wrote.

                                  • alien sauce
                                    alien sauce  3 days back

                                    The actual script is in the description and he actually filmed himself saying the script, just a lil' spice of EndGame

                                    • 7452
                                      7452  3 days back

                                      Someone got a new green screen

                                      • melting crayon
                                        melting crayon  3 days back

                                        I knew I should've stopped when the mini Jack appeared, yet I stayed and watched the full thing anyway.

                                        • living_dead_guy_222
                                          living_dead_guy_222  3 days back

                                          Game of thrones is actually for stupid people.

                                          • JJ Plays
                                            JJ Plays  3 days back

                                            How does jack have 4.5 million subscribers

                                            I mean *only* have 4.5

                                            • Luis Gonzalez
                                              Luis Gonzalez  3 days back

                                              You are a loser

                                              • Ivan Lamparelli
                                                Ivan Lamparelli  3 days back

                                                You forgot about the night king. What the f*** was the whole point of the army of the dead?

                                                • Marina Knežević
                                                  Marina Knežević  3 days back

                                                  The most anoying video i have ever watched

                                                  • some guy with no life
                                                    some guy with no life  3 days back

                                                    Sorry jack i watched endgame and i didnt like it

                                                    • robert powers
                                                      robert powers  3 days back

                                                      have you seen endgame yet?

                                                      • Sub2pewdsmydude S
                                                        Sub2pewdsmydude S  3 days back

                                                        When all ur friends have seen endgame and you have yet to see it

                                                        • Michael Johnson
                                                          Michael Johnson  4 days back

                                                          Next!...Game of Thongs.

                                                          • Gurveen
                                                            Gurveen  4 days back

                                                            why do i even watch ur videos anymore lmao

                                                            • Dasha Young
                                                              Dasha Young  4 days back

                                                              I left this in my watch later only to find this....

                                                              • Damian Smith
                                                                Damian Smith  4 days back

                                                                Sweet baby Lucifer this is an audio nightmare

                                                                • Grim Sleeper
                                                                  Grim Sleeper  4 days back

                                                                  The only thing worse than game of throws and end lame is your gay ass.

                                                                  • fynn bearfoot
                                                                    fynn bearfoot  4 days back

                                                                    like a horrific snake

                                                                    • Kactusman
                                                                      Kactusman  4 days back

                                                                      I love how he gets progressively sweatier the more layers there are.

                                                                      • veikka toivari
                                                                        veikka toivari  5 days back

                                                                        A lightswitch

                                                                        • Garrick Vachs
                                                                          Garrick Vachs  5 days back

                                                                          For some reason this felt way longer than a minute and 50 seconds...

                                                                          • Jiggly Jayden
                                                                            Jiggly Jayden  5 days back

                                                                            who is endgame, what the hell

                                                                            • Tv and Ev epic vids
                                                                              Tv and Ev epic vids  5 days back

                                                                              Did anyone else notice that little jab to tell us to watch endgame

                                                                              • FabolousNupe
                                                                                FabolousNupe  5 days back


                                                                                • Badger DragonInc.
                                                                                  Badger DragonInc.  5 days back

                                                                                  This is the 15th time I'm watching this

                                                                                  • Santiago Rodriguez Guillen

                                                                                    In title brats that can't watch something without whining

                                                                                    • Proillyyasin
                                                                                      Proillyyasin  5 days back


                                                                                      • Filipe's morning of gaming

                                                                                        What a good point

                                                                                        • DAJOKER808
                                                                                          DAJOKER808  5 days back

                                                                                          Are you sweating ?

                                                                                          • churg err
                                                                                            churg err  5 days back

                                                                                            Headache achieved

                                                                                            • Kuroemii
                                                                                              Kuroemii  5 days back

                                                                                              Hold up is that Alix?

                                                                                              • Bill Gates
                                                                                                Bill Gates  5 days back

                                                                                                I was too focused on thanos dancing