I wasn’t even a fan of Game of Thrones, but even I could go the rest of my life without hearing “subverting the audience’s expectations”. Game of Thrones was a show where nothing that happened in the latter two seasons made any sense at all or was even dramatically functional, but apparently that’s just genius level expectation subversion.
The show lasted for eight seasons before wrapping up in 2019 with a finale that mostly upset fans.
Many felt the ultimate payoff to the question of who would sit on the throne didn’t make much sense and that characters’ stories were either wrapped up or changed completely too quickly.
GoT is universally considered to have the most retarded ending of any show ever. It even spawned one of the few funny reddit-tier memes of all time. The “well so and so kind of forgot,” meme.
If you don’t know what this references, the retarded and lazy jew showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss came up with a plan to have one of the dragons on the show die. They needed this to happen, so they just had one of the main characters go out on a joyride with her dragons in the middle of a war zone whereupon they got 360 no scoped by the opposing military.
At the end of each show they had these “behind the scenes,” type interviews, and the only explanation they could come up with for why Daenerys would do something so retarded was “she just… kinda forgot about the other military.”
Hell, even the cast started roasting the jew show runners. Above is the woman who played a sorceress character and she was chuckling at some idiotic goof/inconsistencies in the scene. That’s her instagram account.
And BTW, a main character pulling a whoopsie and forgetting about the entire enemy military wasn’t even close to the most retarded thing that happened in Game of Thrones.
However, Dinklage, who played fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister for the show’s entire run, recently opened up in an interview with the New York Times in which he defended the finale and noted that he believes there was no way to adequately satisfy fans.
“They wanted the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together. By the way, it’s fiction. There’s dragons in it. Move on,” the actor joked.
Thanks Peter, extremely cool of you to say that. It’s amazing how narcissistic Hollywood actors manage to criticize something utterly without value, and yet still have an invalid criticism. I can almost ignore the anti-White comments. He’s a Hollywood dipshit dependent on Weinstein types to get roles. I get it.
But as an actor he’s supposed to be making gay statements about how “movies are magical,” and other garbage like that. It’s sort of weirdly funny to see an actor just come out and say “look faggots this is an industry. We’re just here for your money.”
While I got the above meme of Dinklage from some reddit forum that is in fact still assmad about the GoT ending, I actually agree with him that people still whining about GoT ending are somewhat pathetic. It was one thing if you watched the show and were mad for a week. It’s quite another if you still care two and a half years later.
He went on to note that he believes that the writers who came up with the finale, based on George R.R. Martin’s incomplete fantasy novel series, should be commended for executing an ending that no one saw coming.
I actually have a funny trolling story about the GoT ending. I actually created my first and only reddit account the week of, just so I could troll the shit out of redditers who were butthurt about their show being such a steaming pile of garbage. And yet, they were untrollable.
I would say things almost exactly like what Dinklage said above, and even the dilating trannies of reddit would instantly recognize that I was trolling and not bite. The ending of Game of Thrones was so universally hated that it crossed a certain weird threshold where everybody understood that if you were claiming to like the ending you were either retarded or trolling. In either case it was hard to get a response.
The only statements I could make in defense of the two jews were such milquetoast things like “I didn’t really hate the ending, but I thought it was okay, and we have to praise D&D for flawlessly executing the first seven seasons.” But that’s not really a fun troll. And the same was true for YouTube comments.
Imagine a show that was so retarded that you couldn’t even defend it without its own fans recognizing that you were trolling them?
“No, but the show subverts what you think, and that’s what I love about it,” Dinklage explained. “Yeah, it was called ‘Game of Thrones,’ but at the end, the whole dialogue when people would approach me on the street was, ‘Who’s going to be on the throne?’ I don’t know why that was their takeaway because the show really was more than that.”
Imagine subverting expectations so much that you write a show called “Game of Thrones,” and make it totally irrelevant who sits on the throne at the end. Like the first 99% of the show entirely revolves around who gets to sit on the “iron throne,” just not the last few minutes of the last episode.
But you even take the expectation subversion so far that you don’t even build up the throne not mattering, or use that to make some sort of thematic or moral lesson, you just sort of have it not matter by the end. Then you get some crippled boy who wasn’t even in the entire fifth season of the show sitting his wheelchair bound ass on the throne.
Boy, I did not see that one coming. Expectations subverted. Nice to see Bran “wheely wheely legs no feely,” Stark on the throne. I mean it would have been more surprising if some random hobo sat on there, so I think a serious opportunity for expectation subversion was missed. If our definition of good writing is “no one saw that coming,” then my idea of putting a random hobo on the throne is far better writing.
This is actually similar to another trope that dipshit writers use all the time. They don’t have any actual understanding of military/warfare/fighting/sportsball or whatever, but they need a genius general or coach or something, so they have him do things that “nobody was expecting.” Except that actually nobody is expecting that because it’s really stupid, and even the element of surprise can’t make up for the sheer stupidity of the plan.
In fact, the actor, 52, noted that there was one moment in the final episode that should have acted as a pretty big signal to the audience that the person who ultimately sits on the throne wasn’t the point of the show.
“One of my favorite moments was when the dragon burned the throne because it sort of just killed that whole conversation, which is really irreverent and kind of brilliant on behalf of the show’s creators: ‘Shut up, it’s not about that,'” he told the outlet. “They constantly did that, where you thought one thing and they delivered another. Everybody had their own stories going on while watching that show, but nobody’s was as good as what the show delivered, I think.”
This absolutely has to be a troll right? I mean I’m not making this up, I was saying all these kinds of things to piss off redditors back in the day, and this brought back more retarded shit that happened in the show.
How can I explain how retarded the dragon burning the throne was to someone who didn’t watch the show? Well let me just state what happens.
Okay so there’s this character named Jon. He dies in the sixth season, but then he gets revived and his death has no meaning. But maybe he got serious brain damage or something because the only things he says in season 8 are “she’s mah qween,” and “I donn wann it.” So he’s super loyal to Daenerys, who is the queen he’s referring to and also his aunt or something. They’re banging.
However, Daenerys suddenly snaps after she’s entirely won the war and everybody is surrendering because some bells are rung, so she burns down tens of thousands of innocent children. Yes, I tried writing that in a less abrupt way, but that’s what happens. Anyway, Jon the Retard is like “well this bitch be cray cray,” so he goes and stabs her in the heart after kissing her.
But then her one remaining dragon comes swooping by, and everybody thinks that John is gonna get killed. Except that the dragon immediately understands the symbolism of how the throne corrupted Daenerys or something, so he melts the throne down. Or maybe he simply saw the chair with the knives on it and thought that the chair had stabbed her.
The dragon melts down the chair in an act that feels like it should be symbolic, but actually isn’t in any way. Then the dragon grabs Daenery’s lifeless corpse and flies away with her, in another act that feels like it should be symbolic, but isn’t. This was a vastly better ending than anyone else in the world could have come up with.
Dinklage noted that he believes the backlash was inevitable for a cultural phenomenon like “Game of Thrones” ending. He said that people didn’t know what to do with their Sunday nights without the show to plan around and that the reaction to the finale was largely a result of that.
He even defended some of the more specific plot points in the episode, such as a main character’s abrupt turn toward villainy.
Oh this is gonna be good.
“If you know your history, when you track the progress of tyrants, they don’t start off as tyrants. I’m talking about, spoiler alert, what happened at the end of ‘Game of Thrones’ with that character change,” he said. “It’s gradual, and I loved how power corrupted these people. What happens to your moral compass when you get a taste of power? Human beings are complicated characters, you know?”
A bell rings and bitch goes crazy for literally no reason and starts killing people. This is Daenery’s “gradual,” descent into tyranny. Unless the show was making some commentary on MK Ultra triggerword style murderfests, which it wasn’t, it remains one of the most baffling moments in all of fiction history.
Dinklage was awarded four Emmy Awards for his time on the show. Although fans will no longer be able to see him as Tyrion Lannister, HBO is hard at work producing a “Game of Thrones” prequel series called “House of Dragons” set 300 years before the events of the flagship show. The new prequel is due out in 2022.
We might have to cover that at some point. Politics without a political party running that represents us can be pretty boring, and chuckling at Hollywood garbage is easy and fun content.