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The Game of Thrones has been won, but not how everyone expected it to be.
Just minutes after the conclusion of the ultra-popular and worldwide TV phenomenon, the call to remake the whole final season gained a lot of steam--garnering more than 1.1 million signatures via Change.org. And the count is still rising. Just looking at comment threads, GoT Twitter, and Reddit forums are enough reasons to say that season 8 has been divisive.
The petition titled: "Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers" reasoned that the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have 'proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.'
Dylan D., the petition's author began asking for signatures following season 8's fourth episode: “The Last of the Starks”. According to his explanation, the motivation behind the petition lies with his frustration and disappointment on how the plot is moving along and how it's a disservice to people like him who invested a wealth of passion and time into the show. He also realised that while it may not be reasonable to expect HBO to actually cough up for an entirely new season, the petition was started to communicate to HBO a message.
It’s true that expecting to HBO to shell out for a redo of a six-episode season that cost tens of millions of dollars to make. We're not even sure that the actors would even think about shooting a full season all over again based on their interviews and reactions to the finale.
There really is no pleasing everyone. In fact, other shows as popular and as culturally relevant as Game of Thrones (The Sopranos, Lost, Dexter) also experienced the same 'criticism' from its fans--more specifically the finale.
HBO hasn't responded about the petition and requests for comment.
While there's no point to argue now that the show is over, let's just agree with this one thing: the theme absolutely rocks! And you know what rocks harder? When rock 'n roll gods converge in the same place to jam with the theme composer, Ramin Djawadi, to re-create the iconic Game of Thrones opening theme! Watch and be amazed!