Fans of Adultswim’s Rick and Morty are no stranger to waiting on new seasons of the show, as the series is known for its long hiatuses. As it turns out the creators of the show are also familiar with the other side of that wait, as they seem to be pretty big fans of Game of Thrones. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland recent spoke with Entertainment Weekly and gave their thoughts on long-awaited, and widely thought to be underwhelming, eighth season of Game of Thrones. You can check out what they had to say below.
“I was afraid to watch it for a while because I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to keep this soap opera in my life. But I knew it had to end, and I was as satisfied as I possibly could be watching a staple in my life wrap up and all of the characters taking each other out.”
“As a showrunner, I was amazed at the amount they were able to accomplish — especially given the meta-reality of having run out of books to adapt. Watching The Hound fight The Mountain on the stairs, I was like, ‘This is all great, man.’ I was aware of the disappointment factor with [Daenerys Targaryen’s] dark turn. I’m not going to say fans are too cynical and ungrateful, but I guess I did just say that.”
“I echo all of Dan’s sentiments about the show. Structurally, I think it was great. I just selfishly wanted more episodes. I wanted to get to those plot points at a slower pace. I didn’t want it to end either. I wished it was stepped out over three more seasons, or three of four more episodes.”
“There’s not going to be another show that big. I shouldn’t say that because there’s always something potentially looming around the corner. But that show was a phenomenon. It was insanely big. Everybody was watching it. And I love [GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss], they’re f—ing awesome guys.”
Well, as any of you who read my Game of Thrones articles know, I more agree with Roiland on this. I still love the show, it’s my favorite show and will be my favorite show, but I’m not sure I will ever shake the feeling that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss fixed something that wasn’t broken.
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