warning: spoilers ahead
An online petition demanding HBO remake the final season of Game of Thrones has reached over ten thousand signatures
“David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on,” the petition entitled ‘Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers‘ reads.
“This series deserves a final season that makes sense.
“Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
The request follows the controversial choices the writers made in the series’ penultimate episode.
While George R.R. Martin’s books anchored the earlier seasons, Benioff and Weiss ultimately ran out of book before they finished the show. This has left the show-runners having to formulate the show’s remaining plot points based on tips provided by Martin, rather than in-depth novels.
The penultimate episode, titled “The Bells,” drew a lot of criticism for everything from its “lazy writing” (GOT fans words), to its slaughtering of series-long character development, to what fans called the episode’s “nonsensical” plot twits.
It has ultimately left Daenerys as the quintessential “Mad Queen” after burning the entire King’s Landing to the ground, including the majority of its “innocent” inhabitants even after they surrendered.
After years of tormenting literally everyone who wasn’t a Lannister, Cersei Lannister died in the rubble in the arms of the man she loves, Jamie Lannister. Where is the justice?
Will you be signing the petition?