The Game Of Thrones series finale, titled The Iron Throne, aired on HBO two years ago today.
The epic series was ended on the same day two years ago, Is it the fate of every great show’s finale to be first despised? For years after it initially aired in 2007, The Sopranos’ controversial cut-to-black climax was mocked and discussed, but now that time has passed, the program has recovered its proper position in society as the gold standard for modern television drama. Will Game of Thrones (which was sold to HBO as “The Sopranos meets Middle-earth”)face the same uphill battle? It’s just been two years since the fantasy epic’s last season aired, much to the dismay of many, but a lot has transpired in that time. In a world where there is a lot of fire and a lot of anguish,
Is it the fate of every great show’s last episode to be the most reviled? The Sopranos’ infamous cut-to-black ending was derided and criticised for years after it first aired in 2007, but now that time has gone, the show has reclaimed its rightful place in society as the gold standard for modern television drama. Will Game of Thrones (dubbed “The Sopranos meets Middle-earth” by HBO) encounter the same difficulties? Much to the dismay of many, it’s just been two years since the fantasy epic’s final season aired, but a lot has happened in that time. There is a lot of heat and a lot of misery in this planet.
Of course, the episode is not without blemishes. As you might anticipate, there are multiple fatalities, but they all feel a little too convenient. Game of Thrones created a name for itself by murdering off characters like Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) and Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), who were regarded as some of the story’s most essential characters. Characters like Dolorous Edd (Ben Crompton) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), on the other hand, were killed when it was evident that their storylines were over. The most notable characters to die at the hands of the White Walkers, Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), both got to redeem themselves with heroic exorcisms.