As if fans’ fury hasn’t been rough enough following the conclusion of Game of Thrones, now a Google search for “bad writers” comes up with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at the top of the results, reports The A.V. Club.
First, there was a petition demanding a remake of Season 8, which currently holds 1.6 million signatures. More recently, Reddit users started a campaign in the popular r/freefolk subreddit, asking users to “Upvote this post so it[']s the first result when you google ‘bad writers.'” It worked. Now, when you try it, all the top results are related to the showrunners, or articles about the change.
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Among Reddit commenters, one of the most common complaints is that HBO ended Game of Thrones too quickly. For, say, Daenerys Targaryen and her descent into madness, fans are pointing out that the series needed more time to adequately portray her complicated demise.
Another point is that Benioff and Weiss didn’t have George R.R. Martin’s books as the foundation for the narrative. Martin is apparently busy teaching everyone a vital lesson in patience while we wait for his new material, and the TV series hadn’t been based on his books since Season 5.
Martin’s next two books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, are supposedly coming. He’ll get to finish the story on his own terms—hopefully without any Google tweaking to evaluate his work.