Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)


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.



Critic Ratings: 20


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Air date: Apr 14, 2019

Jon and Daenerys arrive at Winterfell with Unsullied and Dothraki forces, but the Northerners aren't sure what to make of the newcomers. Meanwhile, Cersei learns what happened at the Wall, Theon plots to save his sister, and Arya is reunited with a number of old faces.

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Air date: Apr 21, 2019

Jaime pleads his case before a skeptical audience at Winterfell, where last-minute preparations are made, and unlikely allies come together, in desperate anticipation of an imminent attack by the White Walkers.

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Air date: Apr 28, 2019

The living valiantly endure a seemingly endless assault by the Army of the Dead, but Winterfell's weary and outnumbered defenders' chances of survival, let alone victory, grow more dire by the hour as the Night King executes his battle plan to near perfection.

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Air date: May 5, 2019

The survivors at Winterfell mourn the loss of their fallen comrades and celebrate their hard-fought victory, but they're well aware that another major war looms in the south against Cersei and her new, formidable allies.

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Air date: May 12, 2019

The battle for King's Landing turns into a decidedly one-sided affair, as Daenerys unleashes her full power and might in a shocking display of brutality and carnage that leaves even her closest allies and advisers appalled at the merciless destruction.

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Air date: May 19, 2019

The series ends in the aftermath of Daenerys' obliteration of King's Landing, but many of those who have sworn loyalty to her begin to question her motives and fitness to sit on the Iron Throne.

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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 8

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

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…

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…

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

  • 4d ago
    Even well over a year on, any time I hear GoT season 8 being mentioned, I'm furious. The first couple of episodes were solid and the second did a great job of building tension before the oncoming slaughter.  I was thrilled with the third episode when it aired, but when you look back at how many characters escaped certain death, it infuriated me further.  The Dothraki literally rode to their death (WHICH WE ALL SAW LIVE) and 50% of them survived?  Then they seemed to multiple at King's Landing?  This is just one of the countless examples of terrible writing.  I mean, come on...  D&D completely butchered everything good about the show.  The character development, the subliminal messages, the many, many potential/exciting endings and they decided to sell out to collect a paycheck from Disney (only to be fired later - LOL - good for you both).  You don't need to look any further than the actors speaking about season 8.  Even they knew it was a joke.  D&D turned their backs on common sense and brilliant writing/storytelling (which declined the minute RR Martin stepped away) to give us some over the top, theatrical BS that was packed with unauthentic CGI.  Arguably giving us the worst final season in television history.   GoT was a show that I wanted to watch back for decades.  Now, knowing the pitiful excuse of an ending, I just wish I could erase GoT from my memory banks to remove the pain.  Thanks for wasting nearly a decade of my life, D&D :)
  • Jan 18, 2021
    Solid season, was better on a re-watch of the show.
  • Jan 14, 2021
    Season 8 was like a sad fart after a good meal....
  • Jan 08, 2021
    I saw all the seasons in 2 months of quarantine. I really liked it and this last season didn't seem bad because I didn't notice any change in the quality of the show. Maybe I'm not as much a fan as others especially of got books but I enjoyed it. Not everything has to have a happy ending.
  • Jan 07, 2021
    %30 alması sizi yanıltmasın. Asla kötü bir sezon değildi. Düşük verilmesinin sebebi izleyicilerin hep hayal ettiği şekilde bitmemesi. Evet ben de aynı şekilde hayal etmiştim, ama benim hayalimdeki gibi de bitmemiş olması sezondaki sahnelerin, oyunculukların kötü olmasına sebep olmuyor. Çekilmiş en iyi sahnelerden bir kaçı bu sezonda. Mutlaka izleyin ve BİTİRİN.
  • Jan 05, 2021
    It's over a year to this series but every time I come across clips of it reminds me how awfully the whole series was ruined and destroyed with the last season. The main storyline of white walkers ended in a fraction of a single episode, with no mention of the king who was promised (Azor ahai). it feels bad to see 8 years of hard work and a good story all went in vain.
  • Dec 29, 2020
    Worst finale to the greatest series of all time
  • Dec 29, 2020
    loved the series till this mess, did not like the ending, did not like the characters story arcs, the actors did a great job with what they had to work with, which apparently was very little.
  • Dec 25, 2020
    It was trash not at all a good ending
  • Dec 19, 2020
    Game of Thrones ends in a sad and distressing way, but real fans will find solace in the performances, visual efects and the incredible soundtrack that made this TV series so iconic.

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