In a recent interview with Bruce Handy of Esquire, Kit Harrington, or more commonly known to Game of Thrones fans as Jon Snow was asked about critics towards Game of Thrones eighth and final installment of the series. How I feel about the show right now is quite defiant. I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season—and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here—but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves. ‘Cause I know how much work was put into this. I know how much people cared about this.” Harrington told Esquire.
whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their [negative] judgement on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves.
In the wrestling world, we use the term “heat” for negative energy surrounding someone, and there certainly seems to be enough heat surrounding this final season of Game of Thrones. We’ve heard about “lazy writing” and “the writers have given up” and of course the current and most notable critique was that the third episode, The Long Night was “too dark” which in itself, is an oxymoron.
Harrington continued elaborating on his stance and defense of this final season of Game of Thrones saying, “I know how much pressure people put on themselves and I know how many sleepless nights working or otherwise people had on this show. Because they cared about it so much. Because they cared about the characters. Because they cared about the story. Because they cared about not letting people down. Now if people feel let down by it, I don’t give a fuck—because everyone tried their hardest. That’s how I feel. In the end, no one’s bigger fans of the show than we are, and we’re kind of doing it for ourselves. That’s all we could do, really. And I was just happy we got to the end.”
One thing is for sure, Kit Harrington and the entire staff is proud of the work they’ve done, and they have worked extremely hard in giving us eight seasons of one of, the best shows we have witnessed in our lifetime. If the people whom are far more invested in the show than those of us sitting on our couches and tuning in every Sunday night on HBO, are proud of this season, why shouldn’t we be proud as well?
HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones returned to TV on April 14, 2019.