Passionate Game of Thrones fans were so upset over the turn of events in the penultimate episode and the series finale that many sounded off on social media immediately after the credits rolled.
Unforgiving audiences who felt the writing on the last season was rushed demanded a rewrite with “competent writers.”
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) May 15, 2019
The Change.org petition titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” garnered over a million signatures by Tuesday, and Sophie Turner — who played Sansa Stark — had something to say about the fiasco.
The actress supported everyone involved in the production and told the New York Times in an interview that the negative pushback was “disrespectful.”
“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season.”
“Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”
"It's disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years." pic.twitter.com/SaA7Wz4izo
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) May 20, 2019
You can’t please everybody. Turner reminded her audience that they can’t always expect storylines to pan out as they hoped.
“People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”
Fans argued that HBO should cater to fans who helped make the show a phenomenal success.
Fans are responsible for making #gameofthrones the show that it is today. The cast and crew aren’t making the show for themselves, they are making it for the fans to consume. So if we aren’t happy, we have a right to voice it.
— Vivian (@Vivienne555) May 21, 2019
That argument was snuffed.
You all just sound entitled to me. My dad watched the show every single Sunday it came on for the entirety of the show. He has never complained once! Be like my dad and worry about bigger things.
— ryanna buganski (@ryannaalysha) May 21, 2019
You didn't do shit. You sat on a couch. Get over yourself.
— TuxedoPlasmosis (@TuxedoPlasmosis) May 21, 2019
Some fans couldn’t still get over it.
Pardon me but what will happen if @GameOfThrones without viewers? any great TV series achievement? The writers should wait till the book is done. I’m not expecting anything. I just knew that this great TV series ended so boring and lost many fans attention. @SophieT
— Ariana Anggraeni (@ariana_graens) May 20, 2019
It was pretty disrespectful for them to fuck up what George RR Martin has created
— potato_man (@potato_man_) May 21, 2019
Lol GRRM doesn’t care. The show for the longest time was 97% true to the books and that made him very happy. Theyre different formats. Sorry you hated the ending but a lot of us, and the people who worked on it really liked it.
— Georgia (@isthisgeorgia) May 21, 2019
Sophie Turner has called the petition criticizing 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 'disrespectful' https://t.co/NFsrs33puM
— Henry C. (@ahumanatlarge) May 21, 2019
Turner was perfectly satisfied with Sansa becoming the reigning Queen of the North.
“I loved it. It’s the only place that she really, truly feels safe. It’s the place that she’s the most capable of ruling. She would be a fair and loving ruler, and it’s what she’s been striving for this whole series: to go back home, to protect her home. And finally she has that.”
And with that, let’s move on.