Some 'Game of Thrones' fans shade petition to remake season 8 calling it childish
After eight long years, we almost expected this is the direction things would head in, but does a petition to remake the whole season really make sense?
It's nothing new for fandoms of shows to be divided about major plot arcs, but the 'Game of Thrones' fandom is buzzing with differences just days away from the series finale with one half of them demanding an entire remake of the final season 8. From abrupt character twists to theories from the original book not materializing on the show, 'Game of Thrones' fans have a lot of things to complain about and all of those are in relation to poor writing of this season.
This led fans to sign a petition to remake the entire season and it has over 100,000 signatures already, but another half of the fandom would beg to differ. As surprising as it may seem, the petition has received a lot of flak from certain fans and some of that actually makes sense.
The biggest thing to consider in this aspect would be the show's past record which has often differed greatly from the books. The show is based on George R. R. Martin's book-series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', and even though most of the story is borrowed from there, the show is still significantly different from the book in ways beyond character appearances and prophecies.
But apart from that, as fans shared with us their sentiments regarding the petition, they also mentioned how pointless the whole ordeal is. Twitter user @mmugilans told us "the story is being rushed but no point in remaking. we pretty much know how the story goes somehow."
It's true, after eight long years, we had almost expected this is the direction where things would head, but fans' disappointment is with how abruptly the show tried to tie the loose ends. Like @mitchii97 noted, "If HBO helps them out, they can make a good 10 episodes and actually do a better job where things aren’t rushed."
And defending the writers, @pnakinjoshi stated, "Creative freedom is the right of every director. They have been doing this for [the] last decade, they know what they are doing." Expressing how pointless the petition is, another fan @RobbieAlpz, shared: "As a person that falls into the category of nerd of all things superhero, Star Wars, Game of Thrones and such....I’m nicely asking my fellow fans with petitions about things like recasting, new directors or new cuts of films... stop! You're making all of us look ridiculous."
And almost as if summing up their feelings in unison, @JudgeDzazira called the petition for a remake childish, saying: "Game of Thrones fans demanding a petition are next level ridiculous. Just like spoiled children when they don’t get the toy they want to play with."
'Game of Thrones' returns with its series finale, episode 6 of season 8, Sunday, May 19, at 9 p.m. only on HBO.
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