Game of Thrones: Pre-Finale Recap
It is the end of an era, so I’d like to take a moment for a little reflection. We are down to the final eighty minutes of one of the most popular and entertaining television series of all time and while recent episodes have many fans questioning the decisions of the show writers, let’s not forget what a wild ride it was to get here.
I know. I know. It’s been hard, seeing a character we know and love burn down a city of innocent people. I know you might be feeling a little disappointed that we didn’t get to see Cersei taken out savagely by Arya or strangled by Jaime. We didn’t really feel the full effect of the White Walkers, or direwolves, or the Lord of Light (although there is still one episode left, so I won’t count anything out. Also, that’s what the books are for).
Despite the totally warranted criticism of the final season, you have to admit that Game of Thrones has been insanely fun to watch.
On many levels, Game of Thrones was a groundbreaking series. It generated buzz by assembling one of the largest casts of main characters in television history. It brought the epic fantasy genre onto the small screen and into our living rooms, becoming one of the only TV shows in history to be successful within that genre. Then, it rewrote the rulebook by killing off one of its most popular characters in the first season and has continued that trend throughout the entire series.
This show gave us the assassination of Ned Stark, the Red Wedding, the destruction of the Great Sept of Baelor, the Battle of the Bastards, and now the desolation of King’s Landing. It’s blessed us with the acting prowess of Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Gwendoline Christie, and Alfie Allen.
If you haven’t in a while, do yourself a favor and watch some of those Red Wedding reaction videos to relive some of the shocking moments of the earlier seasons. Scan through some of those old memes that we all look forward to so much after every episode. I have no idea how this show is going to end on Sunday, but no matter what happens, we can always look back on Game of Thrones with fondness in our hearts. One more episode until Game of Thrones is over for good. But remember, “What is dead, may never die.”
What were some of your favorite Game of Thrones moments? And how do you think the series will end on Sunday? Let’s hear it in the comments!
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