Monday, May 20, 2024

“Game of Thones” Finishes with Unhappy Endings, An Inside Joke About George RR Martin, and Jon Snow, Our Hero, Banished to Siberia


And so, it’s over.

“Game of Thrones” has finished up with unhappy endings. Jon Snow killed his crazy lover and was banished to Siberia. He died and was revived for this? At least he pet his dog.

The final episode ended with a meta inside joke about author George RR Martin and his original book, “Song of Fire and Ice.” Very cute, not especially clever. And the author of the fake “Song of Fire and Ice” has written the whole history of Westeros without mentioning Tyrion. Yuck yuck yuck.

Bran, the kid in the wheelchair, becomes King of the South. His sister Sansa is Queen of the North.

The Iron Throne we all worried about? Melted by Drogon the Dragon. No one sits on it.

Arya Stark heads West, past the end of the maps, to see what’s out there. She finds Middle Earth, and a boyfriend named Frodo. (Just kidding.)

Ratings? We’ll see in the morning if regular TV was crushed. We won’t know “GoT” ratings until late tomorrow. They’ll be huge.

But the outrage from fans? Yikes.

And PS, like I said yesterday, the Lannisters were dead.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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