Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)

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Season 8
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Game of Thrones' final season shortchanges the women of Westeros, sacrificing satisfying character arcs for spectacular set-pieces in its mad dash to the finish line.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 14, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
4
Air date: May 5, 2019
5
Air date: May 12, 2019
6
Air date: May 19, 2019

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Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asb?k
as Euron Greyjoy
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Marc Rissmann
as Harry Strickland
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 8

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

Game of Thrones finally finished, the last episode aptly titled The Long Night and it was a terrible ending, disappointing for fans, causing a collective cringe around the globe.

Dec 17, 2019 | Full Review…

There is something courageous about a television series that is brave enough to reimagine Richard III as a hero.

Mar 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Season 8 reduced characters to caricatures, didn't earn its character development and the shift in their arcs, baked in several plot holes, and did away with internal logic and consistency.

Jul 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Season eight can be summed up in a phrase - missed opportunities.

Jul 16, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The current, final season of HBO's Game of Thrones is swinging and missing on both fronts (the production quality and writing) as a hurried journey toward the finish line is ultimately hurting the series and possibly its legacy.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Some are saying we'll never have TV like Game of Thrones again, but that simply isn't true - it worked, so of course it will be emulated.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Together, this team made an unimaginably huge mountain out of an unfinished book series. It's okay to be glad that it's over, but let's not forget how great it was when it was on its game.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

In the final six episodes, Game of Thrones should have felt like a game of chess. Instead, it veered very close to feeling more like a game of checkers. And that's probably why so many viewers felt burned.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It's such a fundamental shift of priorities that, for all of season 8's technical virtues and the sound resolution of a few story beats, it still can't help but feel like a betrayal of the show's ethos

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a fitting end to the story.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Daenerys and Cersei are portrayed as too ambitious and emotionally unfit to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

May 26, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Even at its wobbliest, these final episodes demonstrate a stunning degree of filmmaking skill that find even the weakest installments standing head and shoulders over most recent feature films of a similar nature.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 8

  • 2d ago
    first few episodes where good but the later ones just seemed rushed and didn't mesh with the narrative they spent 7 season creating. Danny's desent into madness seemed extremely and fast considering everything she had already been though, it didn't fit the character as we knew here and in the end after all the lead up to John's parentage he was just banished back to the Knights Watch even though he was the true heir to the Iron Throne and a good man! Just didn't sit well. All in All I was pretty disappointed with the last season and what they did with another of the characters. Sad!
  • 4d ago
    Unlike most people I thought the ending was clever and emotionally satisfying. The production standards were amazing and all was concluded with honor.
  • 6d ago
    More than one year later, this season still infuriates me. Somehow, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss dropped the ball on one of the greatest shows of all time....
  • Jul 26, 2020
    Apologies if this is going over old ground but having rewatched this on blu ray I wanted to comment. Rather like some other high profile TV series, the last season of GoT is rushed; it's pretty obvious the creators had other projects to abscond to. As a result of a reduced amount of episodes (and I'm surprised the execs at HBO allowed this as there were easily two seasons worth of story left), logic went out of the window in terms of character development and the choices that they end up making. I totally understand that it is up to creative teams what happens in their shows, but mass audiences know bad writing when they see it, and a certain amount of backlash must be expected. I'm not an obsessive GoT fan and I've not read the books, but to craft a show in the way that it was and then allow it to conclude as it did seems almost negligent, putting the reputation of the whole franchise at risk. This is not to say that there aren't any positives. The pacing of the first two episodes and spectacle of the third are excellent. However, there is a steep decline in storytelling for the second half of the season, with a feeling that the writers had forgotten what had happened in the previous seven series, trying to tie up as many loose ends as possible. I can only hope that the proposed prequel wipes out the negatives of what was generally one of the best television programmes there's ever been.
  • Jul 24, 2020
    Nothing is worth an ending this bad.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    The ending was inevitable, it was the journey to that ending that caused it to fall flat. The previous seasons were a journey allowing the characters to evolve naturally. The final season was moving chess pieces to their required location regardless of their current position or natural evolution.
  • Jul 23, 2020
    This season is a middlefinge to the whole fanbase, put lightly. To walk away from this and feeling proud, counts as being proud of being a nazi general. A shame, and a waste of time
  • Jul 22, 2020
    The worst finish in TV history. The books are dumb too.
  • Jul 21, 2020
    The worst final season of any show ever. Idiotic, rushed, nonsensical and totally insulting towards viewers. I will never forget this disappointment until I live. Period.
  • Jul 19, 2020
    It was a great show with such a crappy ending, the storyline of this season would have been good if we had more time to flesh it out. The last 3 episodes seemed to destroyed all character development for the sake of a quick ending and forgotten things already established on the books and the show itself. It would have been more epic to see everyone death with the Night King ruling the Iron Throne.

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