Whether you love it or hate it, Game of Thrones has been an absolute rollercoaster over the past few years. Much like spaghetti bolagnaise or Kanye West, it’s one of those things where if you’re not engaged in it you’re objectively missing out.
Unfortunately, like all good things Game of Thrones must end. Which means we’re either going to be treated to an incredible ending that ticks all the boxes or something extremely disappointing.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss admitted that they’re worried about the fan reaction to the finale and plan to be far, far away when it happens.
“We’ll be in an undisclosed location, turning off our phones and opening various bottles,” Weiss said. “At some point, if and when it’s safe to come out again, somebody like [HBO’s ‘Thrones’ publicist Mara Mikialian] will give us a breakdown of what was out there without us having to actually experience it.”
“I plan to be very drunk and very far from the internet,” said Benioff.
Aren’t we all mate?
“We want people to love it, it matters a lot to us. We’ve spent 11 years doing this. We also know no matter what we do, even if it’s the optimal version, that a certain number of people will hate the best of all possible versions. There is no version where everybody says, ‘I have to admit, I agree with every other person on the planet that this is the perfect way to do this’ — that’s an impossible reality that doesn’t exist. You hope you’re doing the best job you can, the version that works better than any other version, but you know somebody is not going to like it.”
“A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending,” added Benioff. “Of course we worry. It’s also part of the fun of any show that people love arguing about it.”
Sounds like they’re either terrified it will be a lackluster ending, or one so upsetting that they recieve death threats for the next decade of their lives.
I guess we’ll find out.
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