GAME Ò THRONE SEASON 8

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The final season has been widely criticized. So traitimnamdinh.net"s Leon Siciliano breaks down the main reasons the show angered so many fans.Warning: this đoạn phim contains spoilers.

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Season eight of HBO"s "trò chơi of Thrones" has come lớn an kết thúc and a lot of people are really annoyed about how it played out. I"m going to lớn break down the main reasons why fans were left so disappointed by what was supposed lớn be a fitting conclusion khổng lồ one of the greathử nghiệm ever TV shows.

1. It was rushed

Let"s start with the big one, The whole thing just felt lượt thích it was rushed. Everything in season eight seemed to lớn be happening too quickly & it would often feel like three episodes worth of information was being crammed into one feature-length episode. A side effect of this was that we weren"t able lớn enjoy the big pay-off moments in the way that we had done previously.

For example, In episode one of season eight, Jon rode Rhaegal, something that has huge significance, but it just happened & didn"t feel like a big sự kiện. And the reason is because it came halfway through an episode where Jon is reunited with Bran & Arya, Theon saves Yara, the golden company arrives in Westeros, Ned Umber is killed by the Trắng walkers, Jaime Lannister turns up unannounced at Winterfell & has a stare-off with Bran, & Jon learns that he is actually Aegon Targaryen (heir khổng lồ the iron throne & nephew of his lover Dany).

This trend carried on throughout the season and lead to a lot of moments that didn"t get the treatment that they would have previously gotten, or deserved.

When you compare this lớn the moment when Daenerys first flew with Drogon, it pales in significance. It was the climax of season five episode nine và was part of a tense nine-and-a-half minute scene where she was ambushed by the Sons of the Harpy in the fighting pits of Mereen. Drogon, who was previously missing, swoops down to lớn protect Dany before she climbs on its baông xã và flies away.

The early seasons of Game of Thrones were dialogue heavy, building up characters và there wasn"t much on-screen action, season eight và to some degree six & seven were not lượt thích this at all.

2. Character development

So next, let"s talk about the character development. Something that seemed lượt thích a direct consequence of the rushed nature of season eight was the jarring character development which left viewers feeling shocked, confused & even betrayed.

Many would argue that the show lost its way from season five sầu onwards — this was the point that Benioff và Weiss started making the biggest departures from George R. R. Martin"s books. But season 8 has had by far the most backlash, here"s why.

Each and every character had been painted so vividly until this point and within six episodes some changed beyond recognition.

And the best example of this is Daenerys Targaryen. We had seven seasons of Daenerys Targaryen being built up as one of the main heroes in the show and this was torn down & destroyed in the final three episodes. The downfall of Daenerys was so sudden that it was hard to take, và many fans of the show felt betrayed by it.

I just want to lớn make it clear that this isn"t me criticising the story arc. If Dany becoming the mad queen was necessary, then that is fine, but it shouldn"t have sầu happened so quickly. I could have sầu gone along with her downfall if I wasn"t subjected to lớn just three episodes of her decline following the death of Missendei. We needed to see her not eating, not sleeping, growing more và more paranoid và vengeful. Instead what we got was a few shots of her with bags under her eyes và scruffy hair, which just wasn"t enough. When the bells rang out around Kings Landing & Dany decided khổng lồ burn down the thành phố anyway — killing thousands of people in the process — it just didn"t feel lượt thích the decision that the Daenerys we"d followed for eight seasons would make.

Ok, let"s move onto Jon. The character who had the most screen time và probably the most interesting storyline, the secret son of Rhaegar Targaryen & Lyanmãng cầu Stark, the man who is an actual mixture of ice and fire. What was the point of Jon being a Targaryen? The big reveal of this information was a huge part of the narrative, yet it was only used as a tool to lớn partly justify Daenerys" descent inlớn madness.

Another question when it comes khổng lồ Jon is, would he really have stabbed his queen in the heart? The same Jon who couldn"t swear a false oath to Cersei for the good of the Seven Kingdoms before the battle against the army of the dead? Are we supposed to believe sầu that he would kill his queen, the woman he loved, without trying to help her? Not just shouting at her, I mean really trying. Had it really gotten khổng lồ the point where he had to lớn vì that? Again, maybe this would have been more believable if we had more screen time khổng lồ see it play out.

Finally on character development, let"s look Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer. Season 1"s most-loathed character was transformed throughout eight seasons as we learned more about his past và saw him persize noble và selfless acts. This all peaked at the kết thúc of Season seven when he deserted Cersei lớn go & fight at Winterfell to save sầu Westeros from the Night King và the army of the dead. After this, he again deserts a lover, Brienne of Tarth, lớn go và try to save sầu Cersei but this move isn"t quite the selfless act that the previous one was, and actually reduces a lot of the hard work that was put into lớn building him up. Were we supposed lớn think that this commitment khổng lồ his sibling was noble? It certainly didn"t seem it.

3. Anti-climactic moments

The Night King was killed halfway through season eight

I think the most obvious anticlimactic moment from season eight has lớn be the battle of Winterfell. Yes, the battle was huge and cinematically beautiful (when it was brightened up a bit) but it wasn"t what some Game of Thrones fans were hoping for. Here"s why...

The opening scenes of season one, episode one showed members of the Night"s Watch going beyond the wall và coming face to face with a trắng walker. The side narrative throughout the show was that all the wars between wannabe kings of Westeros were actually nothing compared khổng lồ the threat that was building beyond the wall. When we were introduced to the Night King he immediately became the ultimate villain, incredibly powerful & seemingly impossible to lớn stop. So when this enemy was defeated halfway through season eight, it seemed like a bit of an anticlimax. Not to mention the way in which it happened. We didn"t get to lớn see any of the skilled swordsmen battling with the Night King, nor his White Walker henchmen. I have sầu no problem with it being Arya who killed hyên, but it all came & went far too fast considering that the whole 8 seasons felt lượt thích it was building up khổng lồ this moment, this battle.

Other anticlimactic moments include:

Cersei và Jaime"s anti-climactic death

The story arc of the sibling lovers was threatened more than once to end in betrayal or murder, but in the kết thúc, the two were killed by falling rocks while trying khổng lồ run away from Danaerys & Drogon"s fire frenzy on the Red Keep. A little bit of a letdown.

Jon finishing bachồng at the Night"s Watch

Jon has had an epic storyline with his true heritage revealed as Aegon Targaryen but it all came lớn nothing and he found himself back at Castle Black going ranging with Wildlings.

Arya"s skills not being used more

Yes, she did kill the Night King, but … Arya then travelled all the way lớn King"s Landing only to be convinced to lớn leave sầu after the Hound tells her she doesn"t want to be like hlặng.

Since killing the Frey"s we never saw Arya use her faceless training again, which could have made for some more interesting viewing than seeing her ride off on a random Trắng horse.

Unsullied và Dothraki just leave?

The final episode shows the Unsullied and Dothraki armies hyped for more wars at the start và ends with them leaving quietly in their boats while watching the man who killed their queen walk past, time is a healer they say, but I am not sure it works those sort of wonders.

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4. Plot holes

Season eight was trò chơi of Throne"s final season, so all of the loose ends should have sầu been tied up and the audience shouldn"t be asking questions right? Wrong! Here are just a few that are keeping me up at night.

Ok, so what about Bran becoming king? As much as I personally liked this twist, it was a little unbelievable due to the way it happened, especially when all the people deciding seemed lớn have a more obvious choice.

Tyrion loves stories right? And who had a better story than Bran? How about Jon Snow? Who went from Stark Bastard lớn Lord Commander to King in the North, who was literally killed and resurrected, the Prince that was Promised who slayed his lover for the good of the realm? Nah, let"s skết thúc that guy baông xã to lớn the Night"s Watch without even talking about hyên ổn as a possibility for the throne.

No one even talked about him as a possibility when they were choosing the next leader of Westeros.

The reason for this? It was part of an agreement between the kingdoms khổng lồ please the Unsullied army & Yara Greyjoy — who felt he should be punished after killing Daenerys. While this is understandable to lớn a certain degree, it feels hollow as the Unsullied are seen minutes later boarding a ship to lớn the Isle Of Naath & the Greyjoys were not a powerful enough house to demand this sort of respect from the other lords of Westeros. Another point about this scene is that at this point, as far as we know, only Sansa, Arya, Bran, Tyrion, and Sam know that Jon is actually Aegon Targaryen. Should this not have been mentioned? Maybe it could have changed Yara"s mind?

Sansa and Arya also both had great stories worthy of becoming queen … but again, no one mentioned either of their names.

How can the three-eyed raven become king anyway? Bran went from the strange emotionless person who would stare blankly before saying something that made others uncomfortable to lớn king of Westeros & none of the other characters batted an eyelid. The last three-eyed raven lived north of the wall và was merged with a tree. Why is Bran so different?

Who is the Prince of Dorne? How did he come to power? Why is this suddenly unimportant in season eight when Dorne was a big focus point in earlier seasons?

Why does the Night"s Watch even exist any more? The White Walkers are wiped out. The wildlings are allies. The Wall is destroyed near Eastwatch, & the various castles along the Wall are unmanned. Is there any point in restoring them?

5. Forgotten characters

It became very clear in the later seasons that some characters really didn"t serve sầu a purpose to lớn the final outcome of the show, here are a few of them who got forgotten.

Where is Jaqen H"ghar?

The Faceless Man, is one of the characters who trained Arya Stark. At the end of season six, he let her go bachồng lớn Westeros, & we haven"t heard about hyên ổn or from hyên ổn since.

Daario Naharis

The former lover of Danaerys was left in Meereen at the end of season six to keep an eye on the thành phố, we never heard from him again.

Is Ellaria Svà still in the basement?

At the end of season seven, Ellaria Svà was left khổng lồ watch her daughter die in front of her in the Red Keep. We never saw her or heard of her again.

6. Unrealistic events

Yes I am going to go there… In a show about dragons, magic, and the undead, I am going lớn Call out some unrealistic things that happened. Don"t worry, the irony isn"t lost on me.

Let"s talk about how far Arya needed khổng lồ jump to lớn kill the night king. Yep, that looks lượt thích a long way… I know she has skills, but this seems a little silly.

How about when Dany didn"t see Euron"s ships from half a mile high. This unlikely ambush resulted in Rhaegal being killed & Dany"s chances of taking Kings Landing being reduced.

During the ambush Drogon và Dany fled from Euron"s ships. But when it came to lớn taking Kings Landing, the pair destroyed his whole fleet with ease along with all the scorpions on King"s Landing"s walls. Why didn"t they just vày that before?

Remember when Bronn aggressively threatened Tyrion & Jaime with a crossbow? Well, apparently that was forgiven pretty easily following the burning of Kings Landing.

So undead Viserion burned through the wall, which had protected the seven kingdoms for years from the white walkers, but a mound of stones was enough lớn save sầu Jon from its fire breath?

Does Drogon understand symbolism? I understand why he wouldn"t kill Jon, as he is a Targaryen, but hyên ổn melting the iron throne to represent Jon never being king after killing Dany was a little bit too on the nose khổng lồ be believable.

Why didn"t we see more of Bran"s powers, and why didn"t he use them against the Night King or Cersei or even Daenerys? Yes, he sat under a tree và lured the Night King for Arya to kill hyên, but other than that, it seems lượt thích he was an unutilised weapon most of the time. And in the final episode, he alluded lớn warging inlớn Drogon, but we didn"t get lớn see hyên ổn actually try.

7. Changing of the main villian

Finally, let"s talk about the changing of focus towards different villains. From episode three lớn six we saw three different main villains, the Night King at the battle of Winterfell, Cersei during episode four và five, and finally Danaerys in episode six. This quick switching between the antagonists was a little confusing và wasn"t helped by the lack of time we had for all of these events lớn sink in.

8. Character deaths

Ok, I think the show actually would have been better with more of the main characters dying — hear me out.

Game of Thrones lost some of its unpredictability when it was drawing lớn a cthất bại. The show has done it over and over again, killing main characters. Yet it seemed pretty obvious that key characters were going khổng lồ survive the battle of Winterfell as it was clear that their storyline still needed to lớn play out. I never felt like there was any danger that Jon, Dany, Jaime, Tyrion or Sansa might die in that battle, which is something that wouldn"t have sầu been so predictable in previous seasons.

9. Continuity mistakes

Yes, this season had a few.

The most memorable was the coffee cup in plain sight on the table after the battle of Winterfell.

There were also two modern day water bottles spotted on the floor in the scene before Bran is named King.

Something that many fans noticed is the inconsistency of the way that Kings Landing was depicted. All of these are apparently the same đô thị.

And finally, eagle-eyed viewers spotted that Danaerys was wearing different wigs when she arrived in Winterfell in season eight, episode one.