I have a confession to make: I’ve never watched Game of Thrones. Not even once across what seems to be eight seasons. So when I heard that the series finale will be broadcast tonight, I had to do a lot of fast research even to find out where the plot was at after the last two episodes.
But one thing seems clear, this finale is not really a finale, and GOT will certainly generate full-length movie sequels. I read in Rolling Stone recently that in its time the series had racked up over a billion viewers — a first it seems. So if Star Trek OS and Next Generation generated movie sequels, you can pretty much guess that a cash-cow like Thrones is going to generate a few.
And what could be better for that than to give the televised finale an Unhappy Ending? Because people generally want a Happy Ending. They want justice to prevail. So even though they are talking about a movie prequel, I seriously suspect that the first thing we will will see is a sequel which turns things around, at least a bit.
Until then — All Hail, Queen of the Ashes.
Sequels, prequels or not, I am glad that it is finally over. It has been there for too long.
Well it seems I was wrong anyway. The writers went for the win and the Queen is dead, long live the king. And pretty much everything is apparently resolved.
So if there is a movie, it’s gonna have to start all over.
I did enjoy however reading all the various synopses written about the final episode, and what people liked about it and what they didn’t. About the only consistent approval was it was nice Jon was with his wolfdog again, cause people really liked the wolfdog.