What the hell have I just watched. The last episode of the last season is done and it's finished. But that pretty much was my reaction. This is not adressed at people that genuiely liked this season or are happy with how everything ended, more power to you, seriously go and enjoy it. That's fine. But this is more of a, 'how has this become the end?' topic, to express my utter disappointment. As I can only say, Season 7 and even more so Season 8 was really disappointing. In many ways. Well, where to begin? When thinking about the show as a whole, Season 1-3 was very good, with Season 4-6 beeing close enough, but 7 and 8 took a very sharp turn and the quality of the show droped heavily over time. And I wonder now, what the hell happend? How could it take such a turn after a really good start. Was it really because there no more source material for the writers to fall back on? I never read the books, a Song Of Ice And Fire by George R.R. Martin, which Game of Thrones is based on. However the show is only till Season 4 or 5 based on the books, since the book series is not yet finished. But from Interviews Martin gave the writers of the show David Benioff and D. B. Weiss also known as D&D, notes and he told them what kind of end he had in mind for his book series. So has the quality really suffered because the writers run out of source material? Could that be it. Or did the D&D simply lost their interest? Which is also a possibility. It seems they always wanted to finish the TV show in 7 seasons, while HBO suggested to do it in 10. It seems they kinda agreed on 8. Apparantly D&D will also move soon enough to work for Disney on the new Star Wars trilogy. It does fee a lot likel the writers kinda gave up on the project at some point and simply wanted to be done with it and this is one of the huge issues with the last few seasons. Rushed plot lines and character archs that make no sense. But of course that's all just speculation. Anyway it's kinda sad how a quality show was ruined. So, what's your opinion and feelings?