Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)


Season 8
Game of Thrones

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 10


Audience Score

User Ratings: 12582
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Air date: Apr 14, 2019
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Air date: May 19, 2019

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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
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 Asbæk
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 (10) | Top Critics (1)

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…

Game of Thrones found purpose. Not to press our faces to the fire, but to show us those already burned, and teach us how to hold their suffering.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

If only [David] Benioff and [DB] Weiss had had more faith in these quiet moments. Instead, they tried to load as many epic battles and as much incredible CGI into the final season as they could.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season eight made the regrettable mistake of giving half its time to an underwhelming villain at the expense of the characters who made the show special in the first place.

May 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 is the weakest, but it's still good. It's just "Good" in amongst a series that constantly hit "Excellent" makes it really stand out...

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[This season] made choices that I just didn't have to wrap it up somehow, and this season is just full of more extremes and it just doesn't work anymore or fit in with the rest...

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 doesn't feel like it was earned, with too little time dedicated to growing characters paired with a greater emphasis on rushing to major plot points, rather than proving to those of us watching how inevitable they were.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I don't think anyone can be happy that this season focused, in the end, on Jon Snow, the least complicated main character on an ensemble full of brutal instincts and grasping ambition.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This concluding season may not live up to its promise, but it finds a sense of peace for its survivors.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 8

  • 2h ago
    I loved the final season, actually, as well as the final episode. I'm not saying everything worked, but I think a lot of people were only disappointed because it didn't go the exact way they wanted. In the end, this is still one of my favorite shows, and I am satisfied with how it ended.
  • 1d ago
    Not great, not terrible. Could have been so much more.
  • 2d ago
    last series with unsatisfying end
  • 2d ago
    Only 5th episode was bad...very bad !!!
  • 3d ago
    I think this season has been judged a little too harshly, even if I agree with some of the negatives. Though it may have stretched the plot too thin in certain places, I do think we needed another season to soften the character arcs portrayed in this season. It felt as though characters made snap decisions that seemed out of character, and I think if we had more time to expand on that, it would have helped. Another season would have also helped spread the timeline more evenly because, as per the last season, it felt too rushed. The Long Night was hyped up to be the most brutal battle in history and lasted only one episode which was the biggest disappointment in my opinion. However, all that aside I did still really enjoy this season - it was still exciting and I was happy with the majority of the character endings. You can't always please everybody, so deal with it.
  • 3d ago
    very disappointing... It was rushed. Some character's arc were butchered for the sake of subverting expectation.
  • 4d ago
    Badly written with zero logic in character development for ALL characters in GoT. One season to ruin them all :( this season wrecks nearly all past rewatch value for the other seasons. It started going down hill after season 5 but this was just another level destruction.
  • 4d ago
    Terribly disappointing season. Nonsensical decisions were made with the plot and character arcs. It's obvious the writers didn't care for the show anymore and are ready to move on the next project. Sad because the cast and crew were such a competent ensemble. What could have been the greatest tv show in recent history is now just hugely wasted potential.
  • 5d ago
    This ruined the show really, can't wait for the books to fix this mess. A travesty.
  • 5d ago
    The most terrible finale ever....they just gave up. screw you d and d

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