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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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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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Game of Thrones sets a new record with 32 nominations for 2019 Emmy Awards

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Game of Thrones sets a new record with 32 nominations for 2019 Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones has always been a favourite at the awards, and looks like the 2019 awards season won’t be any different. The biggest of them all, the Primetime Emmy Awards, today revealed the nominations for 2019 and Game of Thrones has set a new record, with an all-time high nomination count of 32. Read on!

The nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 were announced today, and Game of Thrones got the most nominations in a year by any drama series, ever. The 32 nomination record adds to Game of Thrones’ existing record of 47 Emmy wins, which already makes it the most Emmy-winning primetime series in history, a record it’s expected to carry forward this year.

The nominations do some much-needed justice. We have the usual Outstanding Drama Series, followed by lead actor and actress, with Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) nominated. Following up are the supporting actor and actress categories, with nominees being Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Also in the mix is Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in the Outstanding Guest Actress category.

Game of Thrones sets a new record with 32 nominations for 2019 Emmy Awards

Other nominations are for writing, for which the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss being nominated for the series finale, and direction, with all directors for the final season getting a nomination. Production design, casting, cinematography, editing, costumes, and makeup, title design, and music composition make up the remaining nominations.

Needless to say, Game of Thrones is expected to win a lot of these categories. Special mention goes to the unofficial nominees that we had reported about earlier, of which Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten made the cut. The awards ceremony will take place on 15th September.

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New photo shows Naomi Watts in costume for Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

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New photo shows Naomi Watts in costume for Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

Game of Thrones is over, and now it’s time for Bloodmoon. The Game of Thrones prequel has been under production for a while, with the pilot being ordered by HBO. We have been getting small bits of information about the show, mostly the locations. Today we have what is possibly the first look at one of the stars of the show, Naomi Watts, in her character costume for the show. Read on!

We don’t have character details yet, but Naomi Watts was known to be cast in a role that was said to be of “a charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret.” Today, a fan posted a picture of the actress in what is possibly her Bloodmoon character costume. Take a look:

While it isn’t the highest quality picture, there is one glaring clue that hints at the authenticity of the picture. We know the prequel is filming in Northern Ireland, and we recently reported about filming also going on in at the Grotta del Turco, near Gaeta, Italy. This picture shows the signboard arc reading “Grotta del”, which means the photo is likely to be authentic.

She seems to have a very Cersei-like aura. George R. R. Martin recently revealed that the show doesn’t have Lannisters, at the beginning at least. If this is a hint that they show up later, there’s a good chance Naomi might be playing Lann the Clever, the founder of House Lannister. Martin has confirmed the Casterlys hold the Casterly Rock at the beginning of the show, so it’s not too far fetched that we might see House Lannister show up and take over.

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Funko releases new Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines

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Funko releases new Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines

Game of Thrones always had a way with merchandising, and while the show itself is over, but the merch lives on. One of the biggest names in the merch game is Funko, a company that makes the famous Pop! figurines and Game of Thrones has had a fair share of them. Now, we have what is possibly the last line for the show, as Funko has released Game of Thrones Season 8 Pop! figurines. Read on!

The designs were unveiled by Funko on their blog, and the lineup has two new designs, one is a Pop! Moment, which captures Daenerys and Jorah as he protected her in the Battle of Winterfell, before giving his own life for her. Take a look:

The second one is a Pop! figurine of Sansa Stark as Queen in the North, featuring her in her full Queen outfit, complete with the crown and everything. Check it out:

No other details are known at the moment, except that they’re coming soon. We are likely to see a possible presence of these at the San Diego Comic Con 2019, which is set to happen soon, with Game of Thrones scheduled for a panel. Prices are likely to compare to those of the regular offerings in the Pop! ranges.

What do you guys think? Planning on buying these? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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