Folks, it’s no secret that Game of Thrones has taken over the internet over the past 5 weeks since they’ve aired their final season. It’s also not a secret that many Game of Thrones fans are angry with how this season has gone.
I have a simple but eloquent message for those angry fans: Go fuck yourselves.
I’m not going to sit here and say that you’re less of a Game of Thrones fan because you don’t like how they’ve written it. I’m not gonna try sell you on the ending if you don’t like it. I won’t even deny that some of the writing has been lazy and it has lacked depth (I really wanted a Night King backstory).
That being said, the plot of this season has been great. Defeating the Night King and White Walkers in Winterfell was insanely awesome. Dany going Mad Queen was ordained from the start of the show. Jon Snow being the dumbest TV character of all time was consistent with his character arc. It’s been great.
I’m gonna go out on a very long limb and say that the fan reaction to this season of Game of Thrones is indicative of a bigger problem in our society. That problem is that if people don’t get what they want they complain about it online and in every aspect of life and try to make everyone else’s life miserable.
You don’t like the result of an election? Cry about it online for two and a half years instead of trying to make the world a better place in your community every day.
You don’t like how a set of writers ends your favorite TV show because you were too blind to recognize character arcs the entire time? Say it’s sexist, racist, and cry on twitter for hours on end instead of just sitting back and enjoying the ride.
People even started a petition that over one million people have signed for the writers of the show to remake season 8. Are you fucking kidding me? Get a fucking life. HBO isn’t going to remake an entire season of a show because you didn’t like it.
It’s amazing how we have actual problems in this world and a million people are signing a petition to change the ending of a fucking TV show. Venezuela is under a socialist dictatorship and is in a Civil War trying to get freedom from oppression. Our oceans are overflowing with plastic waste that’s killing fish and wildlife at an alarming rate. But Game of Thrones takes priority over those things I guess.
So if there’s one takeaway from all of this just realize that Game of Thrones is just a TV show. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be a distraction to your everyday life. If you don’t like it, don’t watch.
Thanks for coming to my Ted talk and now my watch has ended.