Every Monday, my coworker enthusiastically talked about how much he loved GoT. “You need to take Monday off. You can’t take it when the show is over!” I teased him when the finale was 2 days away. When I went back to work on Monday, I expected to see more of his excitement (or sadness) about the finale, but he wasn’t either happy or sad. He was rather angry. “Why did they give me such a crappy finale? I need my time back!”
What? What happened? After having had such success for eight years, what went wrong? Clearly, the final
episode had a disconnect with its audience. When that happens, many elements can be considered. Even
when the cause is so subtle that people barely notice, the damage can be huge.
After some research, I found the article, The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Games of Thrones.
According to the author, the GoT’s storytelling style was changed from “sociological” to “psychological” for the last season. Although I didn’t watch the show, the author’s analysis made perfect sense to me. Whether you’re a GoT fan or not, I suggest you read the article. It’s quite intriguing.
Now I’m curious. GoT fans, tell me what YOU think!