There has been plenty of evidence that the Game of Thrones showrunners have done a terrible job of telling the tale that George R.R. Martin has done for years. And now we are at the ending of Episode 5 of Season 8. Maybe, just maybe, the writers of Game of Thrones, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, have no f-ing idea what they’re doing and have zero idea on how to end a TV series. These are the same individuals who didn’t notice a Starbucks coffee cup in the middle of their medieval-era piece.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire said, “Well, to a degree. I mean, I think … the major points of the ending will be things that I told them, you know, five or six years ago. But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added.”
When given lack of structure, the HBO showrunners have not been able to convey the story with accuracy, authenticity and believability. It should be noted that Episode 4 of Season 8 of Game of Thrones was the second lowest rated episode of #GameofThrones ever.
The Game of Thrones creator said that it was “a little sad” that there weren’t a few more seasons. Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.
“Of course you have an emotional reaction,” Martin said. “I mean, would I prefer they do it exactly the way I did it? Sure… It can also be traumatic. Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing – that leads to a lot of conflict.”
In a recent Entertainment Tonight interview, Martin said that one Game of Thrones character has gotten way too much attention and blamed the network executives.
“You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with the story, but relates to ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do’. The series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday, May 12th on HBO.