Game of Thrones Finale
Game of Thrones, the most important series of recent times, has reached its end after 8 years full of action and surprises.
Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, Game of Thrones is based on the series of novels called A Song of Ice and Fire, written by the American author George R. R. Martin. Thanks to its endearing characters, rich mythology and intricate political plots, Game of Thrones conquered the world’s televisions and became one of the most important cultural phenomenon of the decade.
After 7 seasons of technical and narrative greatness, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones had unexpected reception, leaving some satisfied and others disappointed, becoming the target of heavy criticisms.
Part of the criticism is directed to the hurried pace of the final season, during which several characters make decisions that deviated from the development they have experienced throughout the story. In the eighth season of Game of Thrones we saw erratic characters, oblivious to their own narrative arcs, where each previous choice had a trackable motif according to the character’s growth.
It’s important to note that the criticism is directed not at the decisions that the characters made during the season, but the process that led them to take them. Without enough time to develop these new arcs and interests, the audience found problems in understanding the reasons behind them. Perhaps a higher number of episodes, like the traditional 10, or the 7 that had the seventh season, would have been enough to explore these new facets that end up characterizing the characters, and the audience could have understood a little more what led them to act the way they did.
Despite this, the final season was able to successfully close other narrative arcs and to go down in history as one of the most awaited conclusions of all time.
The world still wants Game of Thrones. While we wait for the publication of The Winds of Winter (the sixth book of A Song of Ice and Fire), HBO is already preparing new stories so that we can continue enjoying Westeros in the future.