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31 minutes ago, Arendelle Legion said:

People (as in, a big chunk rather than a few vocal whiners) didn’t truly sour on it until the last 3-4 episodes. Of course that’s not going to be reflected in direct viewership of S8, but it still has brutal implications for the shows legacy in $$ and culture.

There is absolutely no proof of that, everything points to the opposite: DVD sales, GoogleTrends, those ParrotAnalytics dubious 'audience demand' rankings... One year after the last season, it is still in the top 10 'Most Popular' on IMDb! (while some recent GoT wannabes are falling fast after a few months with no new episode, like normal series do).

 

Again, the tiny minority kept predicting doom and nitpicking everything for the last seasons, but the show only got more popular until it dominated absolutely everything else on TV. You can't ignore ratings if you want to argue that a show lost fans, especially when talking about the TV phenomenon of the last decade: GoT could lose all the casuals and still have more fans than almost any other serialized drama - including those currently airing.

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6 minutes ago, MrGlass2 said:

DVD sales

It is hard to know if The Game of Thrones: Game of Thrones: The Complete Collector's Set  would not have shown up in those best sellers list (like it did for season 1 through 7) with a better received finals (or the season 1-2 sales like it did before the final season's).

 

But yes this is of course impressive (specially for cable):

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On 4/21/2020 at 4:41 PM, MrGlass2 said:

That is what some Internet "fans" said about season 7, then season 8 was even more popular. The small minority of angry viewers who jumped late on the GoT bandwagon and expected a heroic happy ending has been proven irrelevant for what matters to HBO, ratings.

did we watch the same show? as far as main characters go, the finale of GoT was the definition of a happy ending. (good guys get what they want, bad guys die)

 

all the starks got what they wanted. the morally grey lannisters (jaime & cersei) died while Tyrion lived and is now the hand of the king.

 

they didn't have the guts to show us that bran is no longer there and the king now is actually the 3 eyed raven, instead they made it about that he has a "great story to tell" or w/e. the whole council scene was comical 

 

 

and it was even more embarrassing for Dany's character, they could've given her a heroic death fighting the white walkers or she dies trying to defeat cersei which would've been at least a bittersweet ending. but nope, they instead bluntly turned her into a faceless nazi villain so you can't even feel sorry for her death.  

 

 

I didn't really get much sadness vibes from the ending, it was quite uplifting for GoT standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Eric Bombay said:

 

The replies and Quote Tweets are gems lol

 

*sees "Season 8" is trending on Twitter for most of the day*

*finally finds out why*

 

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...


This is all Warner Brothers fault for enabling such behavior, you know. :sadno:

 

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Can anyone blame GRRM for moving on to other projects and never finishing the books after seeing how violently negative the reaction to the final season was (and continues to be)? 

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2 minutes ago, 4815162342 said:

 

Yes

I mean yeah, a lot of the blame can be placed upon the fact they ran out of material to adapt and had to come up with their own ending (since waiting until he finished the books was never, ever going to happen) and unfortunately said ending sucked and has tainted the property's entire legacy. Maybe one day he'll reveal how he would've ended the story even if he never actually completes the series.

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1 hour ago, filmlover said:

I mean yeah, a lot of the blame can be placed upon the fact they ran out of material to adapt and had to come up with their own ending (since waiting until he finished the books was never, ever going to happen) and unfortunately said ending sucked and has tainted the property's entire legacy. Maybe one day he'll reveal how he would've ended the story even if he never actually completes the series.

 

He's gone on record confirming some things that were the same between his ending and the show, and some things that the show changed.

 

But the show faceplanting doesn't excuse his laziness. He's had 10 years now to write book 6.

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