There is a lot of dark television these days. But Game of Thrones was a step up from everything else. It was the apogee of dark TV. Now that it is over, let us take a look at the biggest character deaths in the show.
While final season of Game of Thrones did resolve the two large conflicts that had underpinned the narrative from the beginning -- the war against the Night King and his Army of the Dead and the struggle for the Iron Throne -- it left some comparatively minor threads dangling and some that seemed to be leading up to something but never did.
Game of Thrones series review: Despite all the eye-candy and bells and whistles, the story from season 7 onwards felt hollow because of awfully daft writing and characterisation that was in cases polar opposite to what it had been until that point.
Game of Thrones season 8 review: This HBO show's decline after it outpaced its source material continued in its final season. The writers delivered a hasty, badly written, undercooked ending to what was once one of the best TV series in the world.
Lost also ended in a not-so-good way. In fact, the reaction was as if some globe-spanning tragedy had occurred. Even some of its most ardent fans were disappointed. These days whenever people discuss Lost, it is invariably about that contentious (some might say misunderstood) ending.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5, titled The Bells, saw the deaths of many major characters who have been part of the show from the first season itself. Here are our favourite moments from the episode.
The star of Pokemon Detective Pikachu is an amnesiac and adorable Pikachu (voiced by always-brilliant Ryan Reynolds), who is also a self-professed world-class detective. The Deadpool actor is able to give the character a lot of personality.
Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 featured the biggest battle in the show ever, eclipsing the Battle of the Bastards and the massacre at Hardhome. It was an action-packed episode and a change from the dialogue-heavy first two episodes of the season.
The biggest and most expensive battle in television history just happened in HBO's Game of Thrones and it was epic. Many characters as we expected died, and others survived. Here is everybody who perished on the show.
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The second episode of Game of Thrones' season 8 was an extension of the first, in that it continued the trend of setting up the wars to come. We all know of the impending war between the living and the dead, but there are personal conflicts brewing as well between characters.
To successfully cap off so much of narrative in a single film (however long) is a challenge that even the best of us would shudder at. And, Avengers: Endgame has to also set up the future slate of MCU movies, by way of post-credit scenes perhaps.
Just like the first episode of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season, the focus of the second episode was also on character interactions and the upcoming war. This episode was about the human moments, and we might miss this in the upcoming episodes when it's all about the dead vs the undead.
Bran Stark wanted to be a knight. Fate, however, had other plans for him. He was pushed from the window of a chamber in Winterfell by Jaime Lannister when he discovered the Lannister twins in the act. Game of Thrones season 8 returns on April 15 in India.