Most fans really seem to be in agreement that Game of Thrones’ final season was at least mildly disappointing. While all the talent involved seemed to have tried their best to bring the long-running tale of political intrigue to a satisfying conclusion, many fans hold the opinion that the six episodes for the final season were simply not enough to finish the story author George R.R. Martin started.
And you know who agrees with them? Martin himself. Speaking with Fast Company (via Digital Spy), Martin spoke on the idea of something being lost in adaptation from book to screen.
“It can be… traumatic. Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing – that leads to a lot of conflict.”
“[In Hollywood,] You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with story, but relates to ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do’.”
That’s all well and good, but I know why you’re all here. You want to hear his specific criticisms of that final season, right? Well, here you go.
“The [final] series has been… not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
As we know, Martin had already expressed his opinion that more seasons would have been better, and that he expects to write two 1,500-page novels to finish out the story, so more seasons would have made more sense.
But, such is life. Do you think Martin himself will be able to stick the landing better? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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