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The Last of the Starks becomes the second-lowest rated Game of Thrones episode ever

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Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 4 "The Last of The Starks" becomes its second lowest rated episode ever

Game of Thrones Season 8 seems to be getting a lukewarm response as of now. There’s no doubt about viewership — millions are watching it, just that people aren’t liking it as much as they usually do. The latest episode, Season 8 episode 4, titled “The Last of the Starks” has now become the second lowest rated episode, ever. Read on!

Last week we reported that what was supposed to be perhaps the most important Game of Thrones episode, ever, had become the second-lowest rated Game of Thrones episode, of all time. Season 8, episode 3 “The Long Night” got rated at a low 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, a low for a show that has 22 episodes rated at 100%. Now, “The Last of the Starks” has beaten the record again, sinking to a quite low 59%, placing itself dangerously close to the lowest rated Game of Thrones episode. That crown still belongs to Season 5, episode 6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”, at 57%.

It seems as if the apparently illogical death of Rhaegal, the Starbucks cup goof, and other things pushed this episode far away from being a fan favourite. However, the question is, is Season 8 going that badly?

Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 4 "The Last of The Starks" becomes its second lowest rated episode ever

Let’s face it, Game of Thrones has an obsessive fandom. After two years, and a high level of hype, any mistake the show makes is bound to get extra attention from the fans. Not only that, it appears as if the show’s usual style of surprising the audiences is not so welcome anymore as people are questioning the logic of many of these scenes.

In any case, it seems likely that the show might end up breaking the record of its lowest-rated episode before the series ends for good and if that happens, it will leave a bad aftertaste for a show that has been hailed as the best TV show, ever. Let’s just hope the show does not have a How I Met Your Mother-esque ending in store for us.

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Totally 100% agree with this assessment, especially this part: “… it appears as if the show’s usual style of surprising the audiences is not so welcome anymore as people are questioning the logic of many of these scenes”. I was surprised at Ned Stark’s death and the events of the weddings, but I could also see that there was a natural progression of the characters to find themselves in these positions (even Rob Stark’s choosing to get married and then attend his Uncles wedding in the middle of a protracted military engagement with a ruthless enemy who will do anything… Read more »

Rui Pinto
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I think it’s pretty clear: they are rushing things over. In the same episode they start and finish relationships, they are not giving any time to grow feelings in the viewers and the logic it’s all messed up. It’s like: hello, sex, bye, or hello, death, bye. The production is great (as usual) but if you have a low argument, nothing saves it. It’s a shame. It still is my favorite series but…

Martin R.R. George
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Martin R.R. George

I have no faith in this having a proper ending without Martin’s books.

Linda
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Linda

I was devastated by the gratuitous death of Rhaegal, I actually had to pause the show and take a few minutes away from it before I could continue to view it. 🙁

LadySong
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No wonder people are turning it off – stupid mistakes like the cup, actions that are totally out of character (come on, who actually believes Jaime wanted to sleep with Brienne? Totally destroyed the chemistry and weakened her character. Now she’s just some poor sap crying in the snow), and for F-sake, Jon, would it kill you to pet your dog? I will hang on until the bitter end, but I am finding zero satisfaction in the way this is going.

sapulidi
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sapulidi

For me, it is not the dragons that made me excited to watch GoT. Even while reading the books, I always skipped the Daenerys chapter. Boring. Rhaegal died. Missandei beheaded. Boring. Sorry to say…

Pascal
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Pascal

I think viewers still want surprises. But as I see it, it just feels they are all in a hurry. Killing the white walkers within 1 episode after they were the immanent threat since the first scene felt very abrupt. But still, I liked 803 a lot. But even though surprisingly fast transportation from A to B always were a mistery, in 804 it’s been a whole new level. And the strange lovestories didn’t feel right at all. How the characters spoke to eachother, the words they chose. Something was different, too much hollywood. They’ve got too much to do… Read more »

Johanna
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Johanna

Nothing breaks the 4th wall faster than lazy, lazy, lazy writing. It’s like when you write the last chapter of a 40 page term paper, and you’re just rushing to get it done.

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George R. R. Martin discusses Game of Thrones finale, says the books will and will not have a similar ending

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George R. R. Martin discusses Game of Thrones finale, says the books will and will not have a similar ending

After nearly a decade of work being put in, Game of Thrones ended this Sunday. Season 8 episode 6 — “The Iron Throne” rounded up a lot of loose ends from the show, and while it might not have pleased everyone, it was still a fitting end for the show that has had us on the hook for such a long time. Now, of course, everybody is interested in knowing what creator George R. R. Martin has to think of the end and whether the book ending will be any different. These are exactly the questions that he addressed in a blog post on his website, recently. Read on!

George wrote a blog post on his Not a Blog recently, titled “An Ending“, talking about the end of Game of Thrones. George dabbled in nostalgia in the post, talking about how he asked David and Dan who Jon Snow’s mother was, in their first meeting, and they knew the right answer. He also went on to appreciate the showrunners, the cast and the crew for working so hard on the show. He revealed his future plans, saying he was working on five shows with the HBO, some of which are not about Westeros. He then went on to discuss his plans with the books, specifically:

“And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.

How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?

Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”

He then gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the books:

“I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that I’ve been talking about that since season one. There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…”

He also ridiculed the idea of fans asking which one the “real ending” will be:

“Book or show, which will be the “real” ending? It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’Hara have? How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.”

Well, the man said it himself. Maybe we should stop complaining now and enjoy what Game of Thrones did for us. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Issac Hempstead Wright had the best reaction to Bran Stark becoming the King

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Game of Thrones gave us a beautifully “subverted” ending this Sunday. In the series finale — Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne”, Westeros got a new ruler that was completely unexpected.

Game of Thrones fans react to Bran Stark becoming King

Game of Thrones has revolved around who gets to sit on the Iron Throne after Robert Baratheon’s death resulted in a series of conflicts that caused a lot of death and destruction. In this episode, all the important lords and ladies of Westeros gathered in the Dragonpit, to choose the new ruler.

The scene has Tyrion Lannister on trial, who had been held as a prisoner for betraying Daenerys Targaryen. An angry Grey Worm brings Tyrion, and eventually, Tyrion soon gets to talking. He talks about how there can be no better ruler than the one that holds all memories of the realm, Bran Stark, A.K.A. Bran the Broken.

Issac Hempstead Wright, who plays the role of Bran Stark, had the best reaction to this reveal. He tweeted:

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Game of Thrones Season 8 finale beats all previous viewership records for HBO

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Game of Thrones final season might not have gotten the expected response from critics and fans with regards to the rankings, the show still has maintained its viewership figures. Game of Thrones season 8, episode 6, “The Iron Throne” beat all previous viewership records for HBO, making it the most watched HBO episode of all time. Read on!

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

A report by The Wall Street Journal says that the finale of the show garnered a record viewership of 19.3 million viewers, including the live TV viewership, and streaming viewership from HBO Go and HBO Now. The live TV views accounted for 13.6 million of those views.

This not only make the episode the most watched Game of Thrones episode of all time, but also makes it the most viewed HBO episode in history, standing above some pretty great television.

Season 8 has consistently broken the viewership records for the show, starting right from the premiere. The last episode of the show being the most watched is quite fitting, given Game of Thrones had been HBO’s poster child for a long time now.

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