The series finale for the monstrous HBO fantasy “Game of Thrones” aired on Sunday night.
And fans were furious with how they wrapped up the biggest show in the entire history of cable television.
And actor Kit Harington had one explosive message for all the “Game of Thrones” haters.
To say fans are upset with how the last six episodes have unfolded on the final and last season of “Game of Thrones” would be an understatement.
Some of the worst parts until the finale on Sunday were In the 3rd episode entitled “The Long Night” when the Night King finally storms Winterfell, many fans were irritated because the lighting was dark and you couldn’t tell what was happening in most scenes.
In 4th episode entitled, “The Last of the Starks,” one of the biggest blunders in television history occurred when fans could visibly see a Starbucks coffee cup sitting on one of the tables in front of Queen Daenerys Targaryen.
And in the 5th episode, “The Bells,” which was essentially a 90-minute epic showdown battle at King’s Landing didn’t accomplish their catharsis goal of making evil Queen Cersei’s death a crowd pleaser. It was unfulfilling.
Also, in that same episode, Arya marched up the stairs in Red Keep to kill Queen Cersei once and for allbut then her protector, The Hound, pleaded with her to go back or she will be killed. Arya obliges him even though she’s been planning this moment since season one. It was ludicrous.
Finally, nearly 20 million viewers tuned in to see how this would all end and it might be the most disappointing episode of season eight – maybe one of the most disappointing finales in television history. It was a mess. It was convenient. And it was unrewarding.
That’s when the actor who portrays Jon Snow, Kit Harington, told Esquire Magazine, “Whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgement on it, in my head they can go f–k themselves. Because I know how much work was put into this.”
Harington apologized for sounding crass and backpedaled almost immediately trying to justify it with, “A lot of jobs, everyone goes back to their apartments at the end of the day. They have their lives and they have their families and they have their girlfriends or boyfriends back home. I think part of what made [‘GoT’] successful was the fact that we got on like a family. Everyone who came in was welcomed into the family.”
That should be irrelevant. Just because you view the cast as family and they all worked so hard on the production to make this hit show come to life doesn’t justify the poor writing done on season eight.
To be fair, all other parts of the production were exceptional as always – except when you forget there’s a Starbucks coffee cup in a shot. Other than that, every aspect was nearly impeccable, especially when you consider that “The Long Night” episode was an artistic choice to make the viewer feel claustrophobic.
The weirdest part is how Harington actually revealed recently that he was “disappointed” by the finale before it eventually aired.
An interviewer from “Pop Buzz” asking Kit Harington (Jon Snow), “But I couldn’t let you go without asking you a little question about ‘Game of Thrones’,” and he said, “Sure.” She followed up with, “If you could describe the season finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ in one word, how would you describe it?”
In fact, most of the cast felt similarly about how the show ended and it’s odd to see Harington pull a 180 and attack those that felt the same way as him. But it could be damage control on Harington’s part being fully aware of what he said and how he shouldn’t have said so.