As many storytellers will tell you, it’s damn difficult to end a story. Just look at the master of storytelling himself, Stephen King. The dude spins yarns unlike anyone else out there, but more often than not, he seems to have a difficult time actually sticking the landing. That’s not to say they’re always bad, but when you do such a great job of building conflict and tension, it’s easy to fall short of creating an end that satisfactorily buttons everything up.
This is especially true for series like Game of Thrones. This is a show that’s gone on to become a cultural phenomenon. Almost unlike any other show before it, it had audiences glued to their scenes over who would die next and who would turn the tide in their favor to take the Iron Throne.
But can a show like this even have a satisfying ending? Actor Kit Harington doesn’t seem to think so, as he told MTV at TIFF:
“I think a TV series that’s spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end. I think not everyone’s going to be happy, you know, and you can’t please everyone. My favorite TV shows are Sopranos, Breaking Bad, and The Wire, and they all ended in a way that…It’s never going to satisfy you.”
The man has a point. Hardcore fans are a notoriously difficult bunch to please. Once obsessed with something, they come up with countless fan theories and ideas, and when they aren’t met, it often has a negative effect on the readers or viewers.
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