I have never personally liked Game of Thrones myself, but I knew it was a good show and it helped the presence of fantasy shows on TV. I am actually sad about the backlash that is happening because of the episode Bells. Oh boy, I haven’t seen a backlash this bad since Star Wars the Phantom Menace. The intensity of this is reaching levels unheard of. This one episode basically destroyed Game of Thrones. No longer will people look at GOT as one of the greatest shows of all time. Now, it will go down as a show a lot of fans want to forget.
I think writers could learn from this. Look at how successful the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been. The movies worked because Marvel didn’t try to pull a fast one on the audience. They stuck to their plan and let it play out. The results speak for themselves. Huge box office and lots of trust from their fanbase.
I am not going to spoil what happened in Game of Thrones for those who haven’t seen it, but needless to say, it doesn’t make a lick of sense in the context of the show. The decisions seemed rushed and no thought was put into how this show should end. What should’ve went down as one of the top ten shows of all time, will end up a cautionary tale for someone like me, who has a big series that we’re writing. This is how you don’t end a series.
I am taking my sweet time with the Buzzies. Even if that means taking years like James Cameron is with the Avatar movies. I am not gonna let the Buzzies end up like Game of Thrones. I want the Buzzies to go out on top the way Lord of The Rings did. If we can learn anything from Game of Thrones, it’s haste does make waste. Take your time and make sure you plan out how big arcs and stories are supposed to go. Put some thought into what you’re writing. Make sure that the characters stay true to themselves, and that the story has a payoff that makes sense in the context of the past situations, the different plot points and if it makes sense. Don’t do something just to shock people. It can end up bad, ask Game of Thrones.
What a sad way for Game of Thrones to end. Many disappointed fans and critics who don’t look at the show the way they used to. All because of some rushed decisions, and their decision to want to throw a cheap shock just to shock people. It failed, let this a lesson for future show runners. You don’t want the same results.