Game of Thrones: Season 8 (2019)

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Season 8
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Critics Consensus

Game of Thrones' final season shortchanges the women of Westeros, sacrificing satisfying character arcs for spectacular set-pieces in its mad dash to the finish line.

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Critic Ratings: 13

32%

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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
2
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
3
Air date: Apr 28, 2019
4
Air date: May 5, 2019
5
Air date: May 12, 2019
6
Air date: May 19, 2019

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Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Richard Dormer
as Beric Dondarrion
Ben Crompton
as Eddison Tollett
Bella Ramsey
as Lyanna Mormont
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Marc Rissmann
as Harry Strickland
Richard Rycroft
as Maester Wolkan
Megan Parkinson
as Alys Karstark
Tobias Menzies
as Edmure Tully
Lino Facioli
as Robin Arryn
Vladimir Furdik
as Night King
Ian Whyte
as Giant Wight
Harry Grasby
as Ned Umber
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 8

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

I don't think anyone can be happy that this season focused, in the end, on Jon Snow, the least complicated main character on an ensemble full of brutal instincts and grasping ambition.

May 21, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

In the final six episodes, Game of Thrones should have felt like a game of chess. Instead, it veered very close to feeling more like a game of checkers. And that's probably why so many viewers felt burned.

Oct 17, 2019 | Full Review…

It was a fitting end to the story.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Daenerys and Cersei are portrayed as too ambitious and emotionally unfit to rule the Seven Kingdoms.

May 26, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Even at its wobbliest, these final episodes demonstrate a stunning degree of filmmaking skill that find even the weakest installments standing head and shoulders over most recent feature films of a similar nature.

Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones found purpose. Not to press our faces to the fire, but to show us those already burned, and teach us how to hold their suffering.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's such a fundamental shift of priorities that, for all of season 8's technical virtues and the sound resolution of a few story beats, it still can't help but feel like a betrayal of the show's ethos

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Season eight made the regrettable mistake of giving half its time to an underwhelming villain at the expense of the characters who made the show special in the first place.

May 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 is the weakest, but it's still good. It's just "Good" in amongst a series that constantly hit "Excellent" makes it really stand out...

May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[This season] made choices that I just didn't understand...you have to wrap it up somehow, and this season is just full of more extremes and it just doesn't work anymore or fit in with the rest...

May 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 8 doesn't feel like it was earned, with too little time dedicated to growing characters paired with a greater emphasis on rushing to major plot points, rather than proving to those of us watching how inevitable they were.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If only [David] Benioff and [DB] Weiss had had more faith in these quiet moments. Instead, they tried to load as many epic battles and as much incredible CGI into the final season as they could.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 8

  • 7h ago
    Lazy script writing with poor characterisation that left us with no understanding to why events unfolded in the way it did. Not to mention the errors made in production, from poor visualisation in a battle scene to a coffee cup left on set. It was an absolute let down to the fans who lifted the show. What a train wreck of an ending, to go from the best TV series ever to the worst. Rushed. The only saving grace is the acting from a cast that gave it their all to make something out of a terrible situation. Shame. Shame. Shame.
  • 20h ago
    Need season 8 remake!!!
  • 3d ago
    The season received far to much hate and is severely underrated. Was it the best season? No. Was it still an amazing season? Yes. I'm not going to make severe complaints and reviews because a few episodes were dark and the story telling was a little less strong. One more thing, George had helped throughout the whole show and for every other season besides this one and George has never finished the books so David Benioff and D. B. Weiss had nothing to go off of like every other season.
  • 5d ago
    They ruined everything. Daenerys my khaleesi is my only Queen.
  • 5d ago
    The great cinematography of the set-pieces could not redeem an extremely rushed narrative that destroyed all the greatness that came before. An unmitigated disaster.
  • 6d ago
    Words can't describe the terrible ruining of this once great show in the last season or two...
  • 6d ago
    This season was very bad and awful. Aria should have stayed virgin before her marriage day. The story was going to finish too fast. The end of the season was like Bollywood movie too fake and dramatic without content.
  • Nov 09, 2019
    I love game of thrones. Spent the better part of a decade obsessing over it. This last season was just proof that the showrunners had no idea what to do without George. Lazy and down right incompetent.
  • Nov 08, 2019
    Fantastic! I love how they wrote the ending!
  • Nov 08, 2019
    1 star for the 1st episode but the rest so many errors, mistakes and bad writing

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