One of the most popular TV series in history has finally come to an end. “Game of Thrones” wrapped up its run of eight seasons on HBO with a finale that thrilled many fans. However, there were many others who were less than pleased with the outcome. Unlike previous episodes, only one main character died in this episode. It was Daenerys Targaryen who bit the dust at the hand of Jon Snow. This was a major spoiler that had been leaked a couple of weeks earlier. Many people were surprised that Jon killed Dany right after he kissed her. However, that was only the beginning of the fan complaints.
The biggest problem that viewers had with the finale was who won the throne. It wound up being Bran. This rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. There were many people who assumed that it would be Jon Snow who would be in charge. However, he was banished to the north to spend the rest of his days with the wildlings. This is clearly not the ending that most fans would have chosen for arguably the most popular character on the show. Another popular character, Tyrion Lannister, wound up not being killed. However, it looked like he was going to be executed for a good portion of the episode. Tyrion is named the hand of the king after Bran wins the throne.
The fate of Arya Stark was another big question that fans wanted to find out. She decides to sail west to uncharted regions. She is last seen on a ship. Fans wanted a more satisfying conclusion to her character’s story. There were many fan theories about what was going to happen in the finale. Some turned out to be true, others didn’t.
Overall, the general consensus was that the final season of “Game of Thrones” was a complete disaster. Some of this criticism is warranted. They only had six episodes to tie up all of the loose ends. That was not enough time to really give a good farewell to many of the characters that fans had grown to love. Fans were also upset that so many characters were killed off. The show turned into a bloodbath for the final few episodes. Killing has always been a big part of the show. However, an entire kingdom of innocent people being burned by a dragon rubbed many people the wrong way.