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Game Over: After ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale, Your Picks For The Most And Least-Satisfying Series Endings

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HBO’s epic drama “Game of Thrones” came to an end Sunday night after eight seasons and years of anticipation by millions of fans.

Those who tuned into the 90 minute finale now know who ends up sitting on the Iron Throne and learned the fate of fan-favorite characters like Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Arya Stark. Reaction was mixed among fans, which reflected how many fans seem to feel about the final season as a whole. The show’s final two seasons included six episodes each, and many felt that the creators and writers attempted to take on too much plot and character development in such a short period of time.

Following last night’s finale, we’ll talk about the art of making a good series ending episode, look back at some other shows final episodes and how they were received by fans and critics, and hear AirTalk listeners share their most and least-satisfying series finales. Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.


Cynthia Littleton, business editor of Variety, where she covers television and business; she tweets @Variety_Cynthia