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Peter Dinklage tells fans who are bitter about Game of Thrones’ ending to “move on”




The saga of Game of Thrones season 8 continues. It has been two years since HBO’s money-making mint wrapped up filming, but people can’t stop talking about it. After all, the highly popular and record-breaking show divided its fandom with a controversial and a rather rushed-up final season. Not just the fans, but the cast of the series is split up upon the same issue. Some like Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, defend it quite furiously. While others, like Charles Dance, were ready to sign the petition to change the final season. Quite unsurprisingly, Peter Dinklage belongs to the former category.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, the Tyrion Lannister actor shared his views about the fans who have been criticizing the final season of Game of Thrones. He said, “I think the reason there was some backlash about the ending is because they were angry at us for breaking up with them. We were going off the air and they didn’t know what to do with their Sunday nights anymore. They wanted more, so they backlashed about that.”


“They wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together. By the way, it’s fiction. There’s dragons in it. Move on,” he said. “The show subverts what you think, and that’s what I love about it. Yeah, it was called Game of Thrones, but at the end, the whole dialogue when people would approach me on the street was, ‘Who’s going to be on the throne?’ I don’t know why that was their takeaway because the show really was more than that.”

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“Because it sort of just killed that whole conversation, which is really irreverent and kind of brilliant on behalf of the show’s creators: ‘Shut up, it’s not about that’,” he continued. “They constantly did that, where you thought one thing and they delivered another. Everybody had their own stories going on while watching that show, but nobody’s was as good as what the show delivered, I think.”

Dinklage had previously praised the Game of Thrones showrunners, despite many blaming them for the controversial finale. Do you agree with Dinklage? Talk to us in the comments below!


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  1. David Watson

    December 27, 2021 at 4:47 am

    Peter Dinklage is absolutely right. I remember it, like it was yesterday when it was announced that Benioff & Weiss were going to end the series after 8 seasons. This announcement came just after the season 5 finale.

    What happened next was simple. The first wave of complaints came during the Winds of Winter episode. People complained that Benioff & Weiss were rushing the episode, because they saw Varys in Dorne with Olenna and the sandsnakes, earlier in the episode. Then right before the episode’s ending credits, we then see Varys on the ship with Dany, headed to Westeros to wage war against the 7 Kingdoms. People complained about warp travel.

    They complained about Jon’s trip to see dany for the first time, in season 7. He left in episode 2 to meet Dany and then arrived in Dragonstone in episode 3. People complained about warp travel.

    There were more complaints about episodes being rushed. But, the point, is that the complaints began after the announcement that Benioff & Weiss were ending the series after 8 seasons.

    No one complained about anything being rushed in season 1.

    I clearly remembered that King Robert and the Lannisters left Kings Landing earlier in the “Winter is Coming” episode. King Robert and the Lannisters arrived in Winterfell, 20 minutes later into the episode. And to add insult to injury, Cersei said LOUDLY and CLEARLY, that it took us 1 MONTH to arrive at Winterfell.

    I don’t recall anyone complaining about the episode being rushed. Not one person.

    I clearly remembered that King Robert, the Lannisters and Ned Stark, left Winterfell to goto Kings Landing in season 1 episode 2. King Robert, The Lannisters and Ned Stark arrived in Kings Landing, in the very first scene in season 1 episode 3.

    Again. I don’t recall anyone complaining about the episode being rushed. Not one person.

    What was the difference between season 1 and season 8? The answer is quite simple. Game of Thrones was so good, that when the disgruntled fans found out that Benioff & Weiss were ending it after 8 seasons, they began complaining about every and anything pertaining to Benioff & Weiss specifically.

    These same disgruntled fans said that the actors were great. They said that the production was great. They said that the music was great. They said that everything about Game of Thrones was great EXCEPT, for the WRITING.


    What does disgruntled fans know about writing screenplays or adapting source material? These disgruntled fans only repeat what they see or hear someone else writes or says, respectively.

    In fact, 99.9% of the disgruntled fans who claims that Benioff & Weiss are terrible writers, don’t know how to WRITE a decent letter to their own family members. If anything, they will pay someone to write a decent letter for them. Have you checked out FIVERR lately?


    Benioff & Weiss were being singled out simply because they were ending the series after 8 seasons.


    Benioff & Weiss wins an Emmy for Best Writing in a Drama series, 2 years in a row. For season 5(“Mother’s Mercy episode”) and season 6(“Battle of the Bastards episode”). Game of Thrones wins an Emmy for Best Drama series, 4 seasons in a row. For season 5, 6, 7 and 8.

    And, you expect me to believe that Benioff & Weiss writing was trash? You expect me to believe that Benioff & Weiss rushed season 8? You expect me to believe that Benioff & Weiss writing, took a nose dive as soon as George RR Martin left production after season 4?


    Then it begs the question, “If GRRM was the main reason why Benioff & Weiss writing was so great, then how come Game of Thrones didn’t win the Emmy for Best Drama series for seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4?


    Peter Dinklage was absolutely right. Disgruntled fans, of anything, will say or do anything. These disgruntled Game of Thrones fans are a LOUD MINORITY. Nothing more. There were 2 worldwide polls taken right after Season 8 ended in 2019. It was discovered that more than 60% of the fans who watched season 8, LOVED IT.

    Game of Thrones is the greatest series on the planet. Hands down. Benioff & Weiss, the cast, crew, HBO and GRRM all need to take a bow. You guys have given us the greatest story ever told on screen. When you have the Blockbuster film, Avengers EndGame being compared to the Long Night Cable tv Episode, that’s enough to tell you that Game of Thrones is the greatest tv series on the planet.

    Keep preaching Peter Dinklage. Keep preaching.

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