It’s the golden age of television and viewers are more ardent about their shows than ever before. Scroll through Twitter or flip through The New York Times and you’re bound to come across an impassioned theory from a fan or a think-piece about Game of Thrones’s cultural impact. People are naming their children Khaleesi for God’s sake. On the one hand, I think it’s nice to see so many strangers aligned on something in a society that can often be very divided. On the other hand, I think people need to calm down.
Why? Well, if you haven’t heard, Thronies are livid about how the final season of Game of Thrones has played out thus far. So livid, in fact, that they’ve started a petition on Change.org that, as of this article being published, has nearly 550,000 signatures. What could they possibly be petitioning about? Apparently, some Game of Thrones fans think the eighth season of the series should be remade by more competent writers.
To be specific, the rather anonymous Dylan D., who started the petition, wrote, “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). The series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
*Takes deep breath and steps onto soap box*