Since season 8 began, viewers of the famous HBO show, Game of Thrones have continued to share their opinions on the show and the activities in it. It is apparent from social media trends and conversations, that everyone does not and will not always have the exact same opinion about activities in the show, which is natural.
In fact, the ability of the show to continuously spark so much conversation that it becomes the number 1 trending topic on Twitter every time an episode drops, is an attestation of the success of the show.
At this rate, you can never be sure of who will take the Iron Throne and what will become of both Cercei and Dany and it is safe to say, the media will tear the show apart, when it ends. There will be reviews, speculations, opinions and talks around it.
That is why writers of the show, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have decided they will hide from the world once the show ends.
In a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Benioff and Weiss said they will be avoiding the inevitable backlash when the final episode airs by revealing that they plan to stay far away from the internet and will be drowning themselves in bottles of alcohol.
Weiss in the interview said,
“We’ll be in an undisclosed location, turning off our phones and opening various bottles. At some point, if and when it’s safe to come out again, somebody like [HBO’s ‘Thrones’ publicist Mara Mikialian] will give us a breakdown of what was out there without us having to actually experience it.”
Benioff added, “I plan to be very drunk and very far from the internet.”
Speaking further about the ending of “Game of Thrones”, Weiss said,
“We want people to love it. It matters a lot to us. We’ve spent 11 years doing this. We also know no matter what we do, even if it’s the optimal version, that a certain number of people will hate the best of all possible versions. There is no version where everybody says, ‘I have to admit, I agree with every other person on the planet that this is the perfect way to do this’ — that’s an impossible reality that doesn’t exist. You hope you’re doing the best job you can, the version that works better than any other version, but you know somebody is not going to like it.”
Buttressing his point, Benioff added,
“A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending,” added Benioff. “Of course we worry. It’s also part of the fun of any show that people love arguing about it.”
Since “Game of Thrones” began its final season on HBO on Sunday, April 14. fans have had mixed reactions to the development so far.
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