Game of Thrones – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Gives His Thoughts On Fan Criticism Of Season 8

Ugh, Game of Thrones. What happened? D&D (showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, not the game that Will Byers wants to play in Stranger Things Season 3) let me down, and from my travels around the Interwebs, I’m not the only one who feels that way. I love the show, and still do, and it will remain my favorite show of all-time until something younger and more beautiful comes along to dethrone it.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who brilliantly played Jaime Lannister throughout the show’s run recently spoke with Deadline, and gave his thoughts on fan’s reactions to Game of Thrones‘ final season, you can check out what the actor had to say down below.

“This happens every season. We’re so lucky to be part of a show where people … care so much about it that you also get upset when it doesn’t go the way you want it to. And that’s fantastic, and I love it, and I love that there was an online petition to have it rewritten.”

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“The only thing I’ll say is that for anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators of this show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested of all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were gonna end it, is kinda silly. And also know that they too read the comments, and even though you sit on your own and go, ‘F*cking stupid writers! Assholes ’ … they really, like everyone on Game of Thrones … and there are thousands, we worked our asses off to make the best show we could for the ending.”

Again, it wasn’t the endings, it wasn’t me not liking Dany going mad, Jon going back to the wall, or Bran the Broken ruling Westeros, it was how the story was told. After years of a near perfectly paced show, someone hit the fast-forward button on the story and we pretty much got, “Here are all the major events that led to the end of the story.”

What was great about GoT was the build-ups, and the payoffs, so satisfying. I also feel that to an extent, D&D went fairy tale on us, the show I had watched for years would have left a handful of people alive after The Long Night, and we should have seen beloved characters be killed in gruesome ways, at least judging by the horror we had all experienced in previous seasons, that’s what we had been taught.

While the pace of Season 7 was elevated, I didn’t really have an issue with it, not as much as Season 8 at least. It just wasn’t the same show to me. When a final season of a show feels this thrown together it’s usually because the network gave the showrunners a certain number of episodes to wrap up the story, but in this case, D&D chose their own fate. I don’t know what they had in mind, what their plan was, but I find this to be what is perhaps the biggest miscalculation in television history.

What are your thoughts on how Westeros was won? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Deadline

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