Petition Seeking Game of Thrones Season 8 Remake With ‘Competent Writers’ Has Received More Than 460,000 Signatures

Kit Harington, Jacob Anderson, and Liam Cunningham in Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Jacob Anderson, and Liam Cunningham in Game of Thrones

Given the extremely high expectations fans had for the final season of Game of Thrones, it’s no surprise that many viewers are upset with certain choices the series' showrunners have made thus far. The final season has undoubtedly been the most divisive in the show’s history, and fans are angry. Really angry. So angry that some of them have started a petition asking that the HBO hit's eighth season be remade with "competent writers." And it’s getting a ton of support.

We all know that in ending a show as massively popular as Game of Thrones, there's no possible way that the showrunners could please everyone. But after the fiery events of the penultimate episode, “The Bells,” people have apparently had enough of seeing their favorite characters’ storylines swing in unexpected directions.

Since posting earlier this week, the petition has received more than 460,000 signatures with a total goal of 500,000, which will likely be met by the end of the day, considering how quickly they’re racking up. The page reads:

“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. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”

Despite how negatively fans are reacting to the final season, “The Bells” did score the highest viewership in Game of Thrones history, and we can only imagine that the finale, which airs on Sunday, will top that number. Whether any of the 460,000-plus people who have signed their names to the petition will be among them remains to be seen.

Watch One Second From Every Game of Thrones Episode in Under Two Minutes

Helen Sloan/HBO
Helen Sloan/HBO

Game of Thrones aired its final episode on May 19, and despite some harsh reviews, many fans are finding it hard to accept the show’s end. While some consider Thrones counseling or rewatching the series with a tissue box handy, others on the internet are creating really cool montage videos.

Twitter user Andy Kelly recently posted a fan-made video of one-second clips from all 73 Game of Thrones episodes. The video shows the most memorable scenes from the series, such as Ned Stark’s decapitation, the Red Wedding, King Joffrey being poisoned, Jon Snow’s resurrection, the killing of the Night King, and Daenerys Targaryen’s death.

You really can’t capture all of the action-packed events and shocking twists that happened within the eight seasons of Game of Thrones so quickly, but the video does a good job of giving encapsulating it in under two minutes. And it’s easier than binge-watching it again.

[h/t ScreenRant]

Jimmy Kimmel Shows Us What a Game of Thrones/Full House Mashup Would Look Like

Two of the least-similar shows in television history just came together … in a parody courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The hilarious video depicts a hypothetical Game of Thrones spinoff series where Jaime Lannister joins two classic characters from Full House for a show appropriately titled Full House Lannister.

While there is at least one Thrones spinoff already in the works, Kimmel couldn’t wait for the series to premiere, so he made his own to deal with the post-Thrones blues.

The video starts off in typical Full House fashion with Joey (Dave Coulier) trying to open a pickle jar, which Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) stabs with his sword and destroys. After a few pun-filled jokes, Jaime gets upset and Danny (Bob Saget) sits down with him to talk. Jaime explains that he had a fight with his sister, but when he reveals it’s because he got Cersei pregnant again, a creeped out Danny flees the situation. Joey then comes over to seemingly console Jaime, but instead hilariously says, “I was just going to tell you to stop f***ing your sister.”

The parody perfectly combines the silliness of Full House and the darker topics of Game of Thrones—and the cherry on top is a shadow of a dragon flying over San Francisco in the credits.

[h/t: ScreenRant]