If there’s one thing we’ve learned through the years, it’s that pleasing a hardcore fanbase is an extremely difficult thing to do. It’s true with Star Wars, and it’s proving to be true with Game of Thrones. All it takes is a few minutes on social media to see that fans are not happy with what’s been going on with this season of HBO’s popular series.
In fact, some fans are so upset one named Dylan D. has started a Change.org petition asking HBO to redo the entire season. The petition, titled “Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers,” has reached nearly 409,000 signatures as of this writing. The petition reads:
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.
This series deserves a final season that makes sense.
Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!
We all know this will never happen; however, if you give disgruntled fans a platform to air their grievances, you know they’re going to do so. Even so, it hasn’t stopped them from tuning in. HBO announced on Tuesday that Sunday’s episode, “The Bells,”via HBO, HBO Go, and HBO Now.
On the flip side, there is also a petition started by a fan who goes by the name Wolfman Monsterman urging fans to stop signing petitions forcing TV shows and movies to “meet your demands.”
This petition states that “It’s time to take a stand against those taking a stand against witnessing narratives unfold in ways we didn’t expect and pledge to never sign a petition demanding those fat cats in Hollywood adhere to our stupid, stupid ideas.”
Now that’s a petition that I can feel good about signing.