“I didn’t like it. But I’m not going to go on the internet and complain about it.” Those were the words of any normal person on the street talking about the last episode of Game of Thrones. But that’s not the attitude of, well, everyone on the internet.
There are tweets and takes, and then there are tomatoes. Reelgood ranked the seasons by how well they did on Rotten Tomatoes, and if you watched the series or have even just been on the internet, it’s not going to as surprising as a knife in the back to you that this last season is the most disliked. In fact, it’s the only one that audiences found was truly rotten.
From disappointing deaths to questionable decisions about hereditary monarchy, Season 8 was reviled enough by fans that they would have thrown tomatoes at their soon-to-be-canceled HBO subscriptions if they could.
The one good thing is that the strong reaction could have motivated George R.R. Martin to change his mind about how he ends the series, when he gets around to writing the last of the books.
There’s one thing that’s come out of this season that I certainly won’t argue with:
The thing about GOT is: it produces lots of great #content, and in the end, I think we can all agree that’s what matters.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 20, 2019