When did game of thrones ‘jump the shark’?

Everybody hates season 8 and myself being a casual viewer that joined in halfway, I’m wondering where everyone has been. The after the fact purists claim it was all downhill after season 4, but after rewatching 5 and 6 recently I think they’re trying to sound smart in a time of sorrow and confusion. I knew the show was in trouble after they ran out of book material but nobody seemed to care at the time. I guess false hopers thought Mr. Martin would blow through a few new volumes before the HBO conclusion. I never saw that to be a probable scenario. My best case scenario would have been a cowritten final two seasons, but from the pictures I’ve seen, George is too busy enjoying them HBO checks to care about concluding his book series. The hiatus and then the shortened, rushed seasons was where it all went wrong in my opinion. Season 7 sucked so bad my hopes were pretty small for season 8 and the race baiting woke BO hasn’t proved me wrong. Why so much time and energy is dedicated to corner cutting convenience is beyond my comprehension. Almost a million people signed a petition supporting a new 8th season, where were all these people 3 years ago or 2 years ago after season 7? Delusional…you can’t end a show based on a book correctly if the book that contains the story has not been written! Common sense. Glad the Phantom Menace taught me never to buy into hype.

One thought on “When did game of thrones ‘jump the shark’?”

  1. I think up until these last 2 seasons it was very good, but this season is rushed, even more so then 7. Likely due to only having Martin’s outline to work with for both seasons. He told the producers of the show how the book series will end, so they can end the TV series correctly. They problem is they decided not to contradict the eventual books in any meaningful way, and since they don’t have any details (just the rough outline of events) they can’t drag it out much. So you get 2 novels extremely truncated into 1 already shortened season

    I think a better way to go would have been to wait for more manuscript, and make the war in the north season 8, and the war in the south season 9

    I’m looking forward to the prequel series, since it won’t be tied to any novels the writers will be free to create as many storylines as they want

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