Since it first aired in 2011, Game of Thrones has established itself as one of the most popular TV shows of all time. With its epic storylines and stunning visuals, it was an absolute pleasure to watch. Based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, the show eventually caught up to the last completed book and continued the story for HBO viewers.
This is when things seemed to slip a little. If you’ve read the books, you can see that it is a universe in and of itself, with many characters, scenarios and internal monologues that would be equally confusing and impossible to capture on the screen. For the sake of the show, some shortcuts were made and storylines combined and edited to make things flow more logically when presented as a once per week segment.
However, given the fact that the final seasons were shortened, the plot seems to be far too quick and less coherent than we became used to in the earlier seasons. Although once the show bypassed the book, the quality seemed to drop a little. The difference in season 7 and season 8 have been dramatically noticeable and disappointing for fans.
As a hardcore book fan myself, my own emotional meter has been firmly set to “EXTREME ANNOYANCE” for both this season and the last.
Game of Thrones fans can be a loud and passionate breed of their own. The following is a list of the funniest reactions to Season 8 from disappointed Game of Thrones fans.
Warning: This post will contain spoilers up to Season 8 episode 5. Continue at your own risk!
The Funniest Disappointed Twitter Reactions to Game of Thrones Season 8
1. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT MATTERS
— Emma (@emmaf_er) May 14, 2019
2. Eternal mindless winter doesn’t seem so bad now, does it?
— Saxpunch Video Edits and Also Makes Stupid Memes (@Saxpunch_Edits) May 13, 2019
3. IT WAS RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES ALL ALONG
— Anes_Magik (@Anes_H1) May 15, 2019
— Jack Zhou (@JackZhouDBang) May 13, 2019
5. HE WAS A GOOD BOI WHY U NO SAY GUDBYE??
— Sabrina (@doshiiis) May 13, 2019
— JuanSolo (@thatsjuantastic) May 12, 2019
7. Double the bad guys
— Cersei~ainna (@babs_c137) May 13, 2019
8. Let’s all just remember that none of the lore or lead-up meant anything, ok?
— Cameron O’Bannon (@CameronEOBannon) May 13, 2019
9. Say what you want about the Mad Queen twist; you could see it coming for miles, yet it absolutely jumped there at the end
— SHELTRON V.3 (@LordSheltron) May 13, 2019
10. That was NOT how it was supposed to end for Cersei. Come fight me
— Shay (@shayycs) May 13, 2019
11. The memes alone have been almost worth it… almost
— Game of Thrones Memes (@IronThroneMemes) May 15, 2019
12. When you can see the future and realize they ain’t gonna get that box set money
— Ser Homie Sarcaster (@ironyfuck) May 15, 2019
13. Literally #jobgoals
— ⍟Sam1⍟ (@Eurynomee) May 14, 2019
14. Most of the GOT fandom right now
— dankmemeskidos (@memeskidos) May 13, 2019
But at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We can all use this as a great example of what can happen when you wait too long:
Write as if David Benioff and DB Weiss will get to finish your story if you don’t.
— matt tobey (@mtobey) May 9, 2019
Make sure to share this with your friends at your next GOT-related weep session. And thank the old Gods and the new that it’s almost over.