More than 740,000 'Game of Thrones' fans have signed the petition to have season 8 remade
Okay, guys, I get that you're mad, but come on.
Game of Thrones season eight, episode five was the most-watched episode of the HBO fantasy epic ever, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it was universally enjoyed, and there are some interesting questions to be answered in next week's grand finale, not only in terms of plot, but also in how Game of Thrones will be remembered years from now.
This was a moment that had fans especially upset:
But while some are unhappy with the direction of the writing and how the ending of the show has seemingly been rushed, most people have seen fit just to complain about it on Twitter. Others, however, have taken their frustration about the show to a whole new level - and it ain't a high level either, folks.
If you go to Change.org, you can now put your name on a petition to have the entirety of season eight of Game of Thrones remade.
Yes, remade from scratch, with no source material from George R R Martin to work with. Sure, the showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss will have moved onto other projects (such as the new Star Wars film), but I get the feeling they won't be missed too much.
"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," says the text for the petition, toys firmly out of pram. "This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!" continues the petition, and at time of writing, the people who've signed onto this petition stands at over 420,000 people.
Here's the preview for the final episode of Game of Thrones:
Of course, people being disappointed by the terrible ending of their favourite bit of entertainment is nothing new - Game of Thrones fans should be glad that the show won't end with Daenerys Targaryen faking her own death so she can become a lumberjack. But logistically, how would this even work?
Even if HBO decides to listen to the people (which I'm having trouble imagining they will), it's going to be incredibly difficult to get that written, filmed and produced all over again - all with new showrunners, apparently. Then, you've got to figure out the schedules of all the main cast so everyone can come back for filming.
It took us four years to get season five of Arrested Development - we could be waiting years for Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and everybody else to be available at the same time, especially now they've moved on to new projects.
But while it goes to show that the legacy of Game of Thrones won't be on the level of that of Breaking Bad or the Wire, it's also symptomatic of how emotionally invested people were in the series and how disappointed some people are at the ending.
But, much like that fan backlash for the Last Jedi or the absolutely nonexistent "Snyder Cut" of the Justice League film, it's highly unlikely this petition will amount more to a really big number on the Change.org website.