Game of Thrones S8E6 5/19/2019 "The Iron Throne" Series Finale

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  1. Steveknj

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    OK, my mind didn't come up with a few of those, but The Americans stood out to me as a show with the perfect ending. Mr Robot was pretty good as well. I don't remember White Collar's ending, so I guess it wasn't good or bad for me. Same with Boardwalk Empire. I think OB was fairly good, as well. Never got to the endings of Breaking Bad or Justified. Was just not interested enough. Mad Men? That was another I just wasn't sure about when I watched it. I thought the series was much better than the ending (and I remember people moaning about his last idea...won't go into it as it would be a spoiler).

    Actually thought of one more that I liked the ending. I thought The Deuce had a pretty good ending, though I didn't like the last season all that much.
     
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    Yes, I remember seeing people moaning about that final episode of Mad Men but for me, it was okay. It could have been better but I didn't find it on par with the disappointment of the others I mentioned. You never got to the endings of the two best shows ever on TV for me. SAD! :confused:
     
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    Ugh, dexter should not even be mentioned ever again. It was actual canceled before the last season.
     
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    Dexter was such and up and down series. Some seasons were so fantastic, and other seasons were just terrible.
     
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    "Six Feet Under" had the best finale for me.
     
  6. Anubys

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    I think I will binge this show all over again in a couple of week; when I'm done with the current show I'm watching...it's been a while since I watched the first 4 seasons...
     
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    I'lll never watch it again because I'll just be reminded the whole first 4 seasons how good it was and how badly it ended.
     
  8. Steveknj

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    I won't watch it again because I have SO much else to watch. That said, if a random episode is on, I might give it a look, like so many syndicated shows I've watched over the years.
     
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    GOT is one of those shows I will definitely re-watch in the years to come, probably a few times. Disappointing ending doesn't matter, everything else about it was superb, one of the best series ever.
     
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    Endings are hard. There are a lot of really good books that whimper out at the end; Stephen King comes to mind in this regard. I'm often willing to forgive a weak ending if the ride to get there was fun.
     
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    +1000
     
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    I always say I'll rewatch and just never do. I've sat down at least 4 or 5 times to rewatch Lost and the furthest I've gotten is to the first episode of S3. As I said, these days there's just so much to watch. Twenty years ago, I probably would have re watched some of these, but now? I have at least 4-5 series lined up on each Netflix, Hulu, AP, even Apple TV+ (which thanks to my daughter's new iPad we have a years subscription). And if baseball was happening, I would have even less time.
     
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    Curious what SK books you thought whimpered out?
     
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    But see, this one wasn't hard. Just tie up loose plot points. The point that have spanned the entire 8 seasons...don't make characters revert to their old ways after 2 seasons of growth...or if you do, don't cram the reversal into 2 episodes and give the viewers whiplash. Use the bad guys that you set up throughout the whole series instead of magically ending the arc in one episode.

    The whole "end" could have been so much better had they just had a full 10 episode season, or better yet, one more season.
     
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    Yep agree. I think the final three episodes felt rushed and the person who ultimately went on the throne just came out of left field with no clue they were even going there. We saw these huge battles for control of the throne and in the end, the wimpiest character on the show end up on the Iron Throne. To me that was the biggest WTF.
     
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    I liked Under the Dome, but the ending was tacked on and silly. The "Gunslinger" series started off well with the novella published in F&SF but then he lost his way (an egregious example because I only liked the beginning.) I thought The Colorado Kid had a weak ending. 11/22/63 didn't satisfy at the end. (Actually, I'm having a hard time coming up with an example where he did have a satisfactory ending.)

    I generally like his stories, I just think he's weak on endings.
     
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  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, I agree.

    E.g., I really liked The Stand, but I thought it just sort of fizzled out in the end. And then in the uncut version, it fizzled out more slowly.

    I'm not sure he's ever really stuck the landing. He's more of a situational writer...i.e., he writes interesting characters and puts them in interesting situations facing interesting problems, but he's never been much of a plotter. More of a storyteller. We should all be listening to him sitting around the campfire, and have fallen asleep before he actually finishes. ;)
     
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    I still think you guys missed the whole point when I hear this. This was meant to be the end of the GoT both literally and figuratively. Having the next new best/strongest ruler sit on the throne both literally and figuratively was exactly the wrong way to end the show.
     
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  19. Steveknj

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    Well, that's one opinion anyway.
     
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    I disagree because for me the story and the ending of all my favorites were great. The entirety of his short stories from The Night Shift were excellent and many of the others that were turned into less than great movies had good endings for me. Christine?? Fantastic ending! But as Brian said, this is a GOT thread and I agree that the ending was really forked up mostly because having Bran out of nowhere as ruler was lame. There are many things that would be debatable about the ending like Dany turning bad or John killing her or Sansa ruling the North or Jaime running for Cercei but I'm not sure there's much debate on the fact that the audience did a collective WTF when Bran was made ruler.
     
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