Game of Thrones
is (was) a television program on HBO, based off the never-completed series of books, A Song of Ice and Fire
. It ran eight seasons and was very popular despite not being a very well-written show, largely due to compelling characters, thrilling battles, and lots of titties
Everyone tried really hard to do a good job, but sometimes it just wasn’t enough. The size of the story became too unwieldy for short-series TV, and in trying to both tell coherent stories and ensure much of the novels’ dense errata made it to screen, ultimately it satisfied neither aim. Fans of the written series were miffed by the omission of vital context, characters, and lore, while fans of good TV were put off by the clunky handling of storylines and character arcs, with many characters meeting trivial ends while others seemed to be almost forgotten entirely.
Still, we all liked the wolves, and I guess the good guys won in the end.
I give it 3 Battlestars out of 5.