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EntertainmentThousands of Game of Thrones Fans Sign Petition Demanding Season 8 Remake

21:55  15 may  2019
21:55  15 may  2019 Source:   tvguide.com

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Thousands of Game of Thrones Fans Sign Petition Demanding Season 8 Remake© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones | Photo Credits: HBO

As we look forward to (or perhaps just brace for) Sunday's Game of Thrones finale, thousands of fans have already thrown in the towel on the showrunners' version of Season 8 and are demanding HBO give someone else have a shot at bringing the series to a satisfying conclusion.

More than 16,000 people have now signed an unlikely, fantastical Change.org petition demanding a remake of the final season with someone else holding the keys to the adaptation of George R.R. Martin's still-unfinished A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on," the petition's originator wrote. "This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"

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The backlash against Game of Thrones' final season has become increasingly intense ever since the third episode of the abbreviated season, "The Long Night," proved to be too dark for some viewers to enjoy and felt anticlimactic to others, who complained that the long-awaited clash with the Night King failed to live up to the hype.

Since then, the series has sustained criticism from its fanbase for everything from a clumsily overlooked coffee cup to its out-of-character moments for fan favorites to the many unsatisfying deaths that have come along to its irresponsible dialogue about sexual assault. Most recently, the series' penultimate episode, "The Bells," proved to be extremely upsetting for a large segment of viewers due to the breakneck speed with which it turned Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) into a "burn them all"-style monster after showing her as a war hero who risked everything to protect the innocent just two episodes beforehand.

‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Petition for Final Season Do-Over Snowballs

‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Petition for Final Season Do-Over Snowballs A petition by an angry fan demanding that HBO remake the final season of “Game of Thrones” has now been signed by more than 300,000 people. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are the target of the petition, which asserts that the pair, who have shepherded the HBO hit from the beginning, “have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.” The show first moved beyond George R.R. Martin’s ongoing book series in the sixth season. The online petition, which was started on Change.org by a user called Dylan D.

Apart from petitioning and many, many memes, fans have also expressed their dismay in other ways. Shortly after "The Bells" aired, Game of Thronesfans on Reddit "Google-bombed" a picture of the showrunners so that they'd show up in an image search of the words "bad writers."

Game of Thrones' audience numbers haven't suffered in the new season -- in fact, "The Bells" was the show's highest-rated episode ever -- but as the negativity continues the dominate the conversation about this season, and more fans add their names to petitions like this one, it's clear Game of Thrones may not join the list of series that managed to stick the landing in the end.

Game of Thrones' series finale airs Sunday, May 19 at 9/8c on HBO.

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