Game of Throneswent out on a high mark, at least in terms of ratings. The finale episode drew in an audience of 19.3 million episode across HBO’s various platforms, according to BuzzFeed. The new record beat the previous episode, The Bells, which had already set a huge high mark with 18.4 million ratings. The impressive overnight ratings showed that television is still a huge and valid form of entertainment, drawing in millions of viewers if the show is big enough.
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HBO’s previous record holder for most watched was the final episode of The Sopranosback in 2002, which drew in a then massive audience of 13.4 million. But Game of Thrones has blown that out of the water with nearly every episode this season. Each episode, accounting for streaming and rewatching, has drawn in an average audience of over 44 million viewers! Whoa! That’s massive! HBO must be sad to see the series reaching its conclusion considering the high amount of viewers the season has drawn in but thankfully for both them and fans, more Game of Thrones spinoffs are on the horizon. It remains to be seen in these spinoffs will draw in Game of Throne’s massive fanbase and hold a candle to their parent show but with the established huge audience for the show, anything is possible.
In any case, the final season is a huge milestone for HBO and indeed, TV in general! Congratulations to Game of Thrones!
Season 8 of Game of Thrones was always going to be controversial, but who would have suspected that fans would be so outraged that they would petition demanding a remake of the entire season?
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After a year of waiting, the highly anticipated final season of Game of Thrones has not been well received. Critics are Season 8 some of the series’ lowest scores, and the shared disappointment doesn’t end there.
The show is seen to have gone so downhill that even the actors and the author of the books have criticised writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Last week, avid Game of Thrones fan Dylan D. created a Change.org petition, directed at HBO demanding a remake of the final season “with competent writers.”
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.
This series deserves a final season that makes sense.
Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!
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With nearly 700,000 signatures already, let’s hope that HBO will listen to what everyone is saying, and remake a better ending for this fantastic show.If you are a huge fan of Game Of Thrones and would like to add your name to the petition, please click here!
(This article was recently updated to keep up with the number of signatures this petition has gained. From nearly 400,000 to 700,000 in one day?! Seems like a remake could most definitely be in the works.)
In Sydney, Australian cable company Foxtel has erected a temporary graveyard so that Game of Thrones fans can LITERALLY weep at their faves’ tombstones. Is that extra? Yes. Are we extra obsessed? Also yes.
Game of Thrones is no stranger to playing games with its fans: one tragic piece of merchandise is a Hodor doorstop for the highest possible humor-to-angst ratio imaginable. If that’s too depressing, you could purchase a Khal Drogo thong and take George R.R. Martin to places even he has never imagined: your bedroom, namely. But Foxtel’s graveyard is no game. The graveyard is 2,000 square meters in Sydney’s Centennial Park. Does that sound massive? Well, consider the show’s massive death tally: if you believe unofficial estimates, 174,373 people have died on Game of Thrones so far. There may not be that many gravestones, but there’ll be that many tears.
Let’s check out some of the coolest graves—and yes, they’ll have you dying.
1. House Stark Mausoleum
Thanks to the Red Wedding, you’d honestly need a whole mausoleum to fit all the Starks’ bodies.
2. House Baratheon Mausoleum
What’s more depressing than a bunch of dead Baratheons? The fact that Stannis and Shireen are cramped together in the same place for all eternity.
3. Ramsay Bolton
His gravestone reads: “eaten by dogs,” you know, in case we’d forgotten. Obviously, we haven’t.
4. Joffrey Baratheon
If you’re feeling too sad in the rest of the cemetery, come to this grave for a pick-me-up.
5. Tywin Lannister
Listen—Tywin Lannister was an awful father to Tyrion. Fans can still be upset that such a shrewd leader suffered the indignity of being killed by his own son. That is, until we remember this depressingly hilarious fact: the only throne Tywin ever sat on was porcelain.
6. Walder Frey
If you ever wanted to spit on Walder Frey’s grave, you’ll finally have the chance!
Hold the door? More like HOLD BACK OUR TEARS.
Check out these graves and (many) more at the Game of Thrones graveyard in Sydney, Australia!
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The final season of Game of Thrones is set to air this Sunday, and we’re all sad about it, but Saturday Night Live is having their fun, so good for them.
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But can this SNL skit cheer me up? Is it even good? Or is it bad? A mixed bag? Or does one part save it? Should you watch it? I can’t tell you what to do with your life, but here’s my opinion.
Let’s talk about the intro!
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That intro had me smiling: talking about how even though Game of Thrones is ending it’s really not. Even discounting the books, we’re going to have prequels and spin-offs and so much more until this series stops making money.
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Now the first part of this skit was the parodies of Game of Thrones, and personally I want to see these shows become a real thing. Why? Well, just look at them!
Daria is a great show about an intelligent girl who cursed to go to a school filled with idiots, and if she had a sword it be way better. The shows is already great, but I like swords and blood. Call me sick, you wouldn’t be the first
But a sitcom with Jon Snow and a White Walker and a sitcom with a Sam and Gilly? I don’t know about you, but sitcom parodies are funny. I think it has to do with the music, the lighthearted attitude, and the laugh track expecting us to giggle on command because they made a reference, in this case, a reference to someone getting killed.
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That’s comedy gold, right there. It’s something Rupert Pupkin would be proud about. But the video continues with CROSSOVERS, and they just spit ball them right here. One of them being a show called ‘No Ballers’ which apparently stars Theon and Varys. Honestly, it’s a low hit.
But at least we know Theon won’t feel it.
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But then they get to the single worst part of the video: ‘Wildling Out’.
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I hate rap now. This is cringy, hard on the ears, and the worst thing humanity has made since the Atomic Bomb. Even the ‘HBO Kids’ parodies don’t help – especially considering they have “Hodor’s House”.
Oh yes, they go there.
Honestly, this whole thing hurts on so many different levels – some good, some not so good. Personally, at this point, I was done with the video. But then magic happened.
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If you want don’t want spoilers, then watch it right now. RIGHT NOW.
I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT but that might just be for the ending. So what did you think? Did you watch the video? Did you just skim through the article to find the video? Sound off below.