Fans appear disappointed as ‘Game of Thrones’ heads towards its final episode.
Game of Thrones fans have created a petition for a Game of Thrones eighth season do-over, complaining that the episodes of the final season did not live up to their expectations at all.
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“This series deserves a final season that makes sense,” said Dylan D, from Texas, who launched the “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8” petition ahead of Sunday’s series finale.
The story of warring families in the fictional kingdom of Westeros has drawn to a close with ever more bloody battles and favourite characters being killed off.
“Season 8 was very disjointed and rushed. Characters were hastily written off and plots became twisted. It was not a good close to a great series!!!,” wrote Marilyn Marnell, one of those signing the petition.
The petition is posted on Change.org. So far it has mustered over 33,000 signatures. That tally is rising by the minute. The goal is 35,000 signatures but it may well exceed that (at this rate).
In a review of latest episode “The Bells,” British newspaper The Telegraph claimed the series “has been ruined beyond repair.”
“The story fell apart, the characters became caricatures of themselves – and some worse, unrecognizable – and the world lost the cohesiveness and believe-ability it had maintained previously,” one signatory to the petition wrote on Thursday.