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: citybloom.info/user/watch?v=SZwkU6egd8M
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Comments • 5 511

  • Emo Coconut Shark
    Emo Coconut Shark  14 minutes back

    Im confused

    • Professor Pixelator
      Professor Pixelator  1 hours back

      I actually wanted to know but thanks John.

      • Cris Mo
        Cris Mo  2 hours back

        Video version of shitposting

        • Dunkleosteus
          Dunkleosteus  4 hours 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  6 hours back

            should have seen that coming

            • Glenn Bullock
              Glenn Bullock  19 hours 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  19 hours 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  20 hours back

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

                  • 7452
                    7452  21 hours back

                    Someone got a new green screen

                    • melting crayon
                      melting crayon  22 hours 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  23 hours back

                        Game of thrones is actually for stupid people.

                        • JJ Plays
                          JJ Plays  1 days back

                          How does jack have 4.5 million subscribers

                          I mean *only* have 4.5

                          • Luis Gonzalez
                            Luis Gonzalez  1 days back

                            You are a loser

                            • Ivan Lamparelli
                              Ivan Lamparelli  1 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  1 days back

                                The most anoying video i have ever watched

                                • some guy with no life
                                  some guy with no life  1 days back

                                  Sorry jack i watched endgame and i didnt like it

                                  • robert powers
                                    robert powers  2 days back

                                    have you seen endgame yet?

                                    • Entitled Vegetables
                                      Entitled Vegetables  2 days back

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

                                      • Michael Johnson
                                        Michael Johnson  2 days back

                                        Next!...Game of Thongs.

                                        • Gurveen
                                          Gurveen  2 days back

                                          why do i even watch ur videos anymore lmao

                                          • Dasha Young
                                            Dasha Young  2 days back

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

                                            • Damian Smith
                                              Damian Smith  2 days back

                                              Sweet baby Lucifer this is an audio nightmare

                                              • Grim Sleeper
                                                Grim Sleeper  2 days back

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

                                                • fynn bearfoot
                                                  fynn bearfoot  3 days back

                                                  like a horrific snake

                                                  • Kactusman
                                                    Kactusman  3 days back

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

                                                    • veikka toivari
                                                      veikka toivari  3 days back

                                                      A lightswitch

                                                      • Garrick Vachs
                                                        Garrick Vachs  3 days back

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

                                                        • Jiggly Jayden
                                                          Jiggly Jayden  3 days back

                                                          who is endgame, what the hell

                                                          • Tv and Ev epic vids
                                                            Tv and Ev epic vids  3 days back

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

                                                            • FabolousNupe
                                                              FabolousNupe  3 days back


                                                              • Badger DragonInc.
                                                                Badger DragonInc.  3 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  3 days back


                                                                    • Filipe's morning of gaming

                                                                      What a good point

                                                                      • DAJOKER808
                                                                        DAJOKER808  3 days back

                                                                        Are you sweating ?

                                                                        • churg err
                                                                          churg err  3 days back

                                                                          Headache achieved

                                                                          • Kuroemii
                                                                            Kuroemii  3 days back

                                                                            Hold up is that Alix?

                                                                            • Bill Gates
                                                                              Bill Gates  3 days back

                                                                              I was too focused on thanos dancing

                                                                              • ZACH R
                                                                                ZACH R  4 days back

                                                                                What did I just download,,,,so many pop up ads

                                                                                • Normantas
                                                                                  Normantas  4 days back

                                                                                  No sponsor?

                                                                                  • Jordan Ortiz
                                                                                    Jordan Ortiz  4 days back

                                                                                    You are the worst youtuber

                                                                                    • Gael epic channel of awsomness

                                                                                      Wtf? youtube JUST TODAY SEND ME THIS NOTIIFCATION TF YOU TUBE

                                                                                      • emma jemma
                                                                                        emma jemma  4 days back

                                                                                        i get jumpscared every time he says “did you see endgame yet” like wtf

                                                                                        • Shaggy Rogers
                                                                                          Shaggy Rogers  4 days back

                                                                                          Endgame of thrones

                                                                                          • Adrianne Kok
                                                                                            Adrianne Kok  4 days back

                                                                                            this physically hurt to watch

                                                                                            • Teal Squid
                                                                                              Teal Squid  4 days back

                                                                                              all very valid reasons

                                                                                              • Henrik Opheim Hegre
                                                                                                Henrik Opheim Hegre  4 days back

                                                                                                I haven't seen any of the infinity wars movies yet. What order and should I view them in? Long fighting scenes makes me dizzy, so I will probably watch the movies half speed to keep score of who punches who and where. Do I have time to watch all the movies half speed before Thongus pull the plug on the universe?

                                                                                                • Wilfredo Ramos
                                                                                                  Wilfredo Ramos  4 days back

                                                                                                  What. A. Madlad.