Game of Thrones Season 8 isn’t living up to the hype.
But it’s not just fanboys who feel it…even the cast seems disappointed with the series’ final episodes. A viral YouTube video making the rounds highlights a bunch of adorably awkward moments of GoT actors throwing shade on Season 8. One clip seems to reveal what Peter Dinklage really feels about the controversial “Battle of Ice and Fire.”
Look! Even the cast agrees something’s weird about Game of Thrones this season.
Were you disappointed in last night's #GameOfThrones?
— Complex (@Complex) May 13, 2019
Emilia Clarke (who plays Daenerys Targaryen) also told Vanity Fair that filming her character’s ending “messed with her,” but not in a good way.
Kit Harington also cast doubt on the final season by “jokingly” calling the final season “disappointing” before halfheartedly changing his answer to “epic.”
Game of Thrones fans can’t help but relate to the pained reactions of the cast.
I originally read the books and 2 weeks ago thought, "you know, Winds of Winter will never happen, much less A Prayer for Spring, I guess I'll get closure with the show."
— Daniel Singer (@Daniel_SingerVO) May 15, 2019
They intentionally set out to sabotage George Martin's work.
I can see no other explanations.
— W.Alexander (@JackofTears) May 15, 2019
The longer these two go without book material to adapt the more I’m convinced D&D are relying on the acting talent, dragon CGI and explosions to distract us from their extremely average writing abilities😓 Were they drunk when writing the scripts for S8?!
— Vienn Peridot (@adhesivescrap) May 15, 2019
It was absolutely trash
— jay max gie (@jaymaxgie) May 13, 2019
But others are defending Season 8’s writing and character arcs.
Why are you so disappointed with the #Daenerys arc? She lost Drogo, her son, Ser Selmy, Ser Jorah, her two dragons, her sister Missandei & her trust in Tyrion who remained more loyal to his Lannister blood. Dany LOST HER FAMILY. People sometimes break. It HAPPENS. #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/WhBgT6C1Z9
— Anjali B. (@TheWayfarerSoul) May 13, 2019
They didn't ruin it, it was written and known since forever, you are just disappointed and it's understandable. pic.twitter.com/mtYHqMbLoA
— Gabriel Fernandez (@Auchenai13) May 13, 2019
There’s still plenty of debate (and downright resentment) over Season 8, though.
Luckily, because of my many years of experience having sex with men, I am fully prepared to be profoundly disappointed by the series finale of Game of Thrones this Sunday.
— THE BLAIR BITCH (@sick__66) May 15, 2019
There’s a petition by a crazy group of disappointed 65000 Game of thrones theorists to have GOT season re-written by different writers. 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/PV0winswCZ
— 🔌KAFTAN FABRICS 🔥 (@AbdHamdAbkr) May 15, 2019
I’m not saying I’m some sort of life coach but I’ve really bulletproofed myself against being disappointed by the way Game of Thrones plays out by not giving a shit
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 12, 2019
Hardcore fans of the series aren’t jumping ship, though.
Thousands of Game of Thrones fans are petitioning for a remake of this season. BUT I am loving the final season of #GOT. It's not perfect, but dang! Good #writing is hard. Good #storytelling is hard. https://t.co/syiqSA5m60
— 𝙹𝚞𝚕𝚒𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚛 💌 (@GoCooper) May 15, 2019
I’m at work and have some down time so someone discuss this last episode of Game of Thrones w me and tell you why its a pretty good episode, despite how rushed the writing is this season
— Anʇhony (@Anthony7x_) May 15, 2019
Hello, Game of Thrones is still the best TV show in the history of TV. Good night.
— Mohamed Ghazi (@M7mdGhazi) May 15, 2019
Even tho this season is rushed and lackluster, S8 of #GameOfThrones is still better than 95% of television lol. Even when subpar it’s marvelous compared to most shows, especially in terms of acting, visuals, etc.
— Nick (@NikkoCaruso) May 15, 2019
Whenever you’ve got a mega-popular show, fans are gonna have bitter disagreements over the plot and character arcs.
But it’s unusual for the actors to openly question a show’s writing. You can hear the scorn in Peter Dinklage’s voice when he calls his own character “not that smart” for hiding people from The Night King in a crypt. 🤦