If you've scrolled through Twitter at any point since May, you'll probably be aware of the hype surrounding Game of Thrones, or, more specifically, the outrage at the season 8 finale.
Whether you declare yourself an avid fan or have never laid eyes on the show, chances are, you'll have a pretty good idea of what's been going on thanks to social media, and it seems like many viewers were not impressed with how the show wrapped it all up.
But one fan has taken this to new heights, rewriting the entire ending to season 8, and people are saying that it's so much better than the original.
The best part? He's made put it all into a video for us to enjoy.
So, if you somehow weren't aware, Game of Thrones aired its last ever episode in May.
via: imdbHBO's fantasy series closed its doors after 8 seasons.
But the finale massively flopped.It seems like the long-anticipated final ever episode didn't live up to expectations.
Let's just quickly pause to summarise what the show entailed...To put it simply, the drama centers around nine families who fight for control over the mythical land of Westeros. Obviously, much more goes on, but for those who literally have no idea what the show is about, you get the general picture.
Anyway, the final ever episode had fans that mad; it received the lowest ratings in the history of the series.In the US alone, over seventeen million viewers tuned in to watch the final episode "The Iron Throne." During the intense eighty minutes, we saw Jon Snow murder Dany in cold blood. Meanwhile, Bran was named king, Sansa peaced out to rule the North, Jon went back to the Wall, and Tyrion was named Hand of the King. And breathe...
But, not happy with the ending, fans took to IMDb to give the episode low marks.
via: imdbThe finale has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 10 - which is pretty dire compared to the others, which have earnt respectable 8s and 9s.
And, of course, people had barely put down their TV controller before taking to social media to express their outrage.
This episode is all joke....WTF #GOTFinale #GAMEOFTHRONESFINALE the writers were definitely high on something https://t.co/YG6rkIHRXc— Reebeekahh (@Reebeekahh)1558318803.0
People felt like they had wasted their time.After 8 long seasons, people were feeling pretty sold short.
This Twitter user made their feelings very clear.
Finale = Hot Gahbage #GameOfThronesFinale https://t.co/chrY2i0OKu— tweetlilnuthins (@tweetlilnuthins)1558318811.0
One particular storyline that annoyed people was that of Daenerys.The character had undergone a massive change - transforming from the Breaker of Chains and rightful heir to the throne, to another mad Targaryen, killing thousands of innocents.
The directors even tried to explain Daenerys' change.
Director Miguel Saponchnik says when Daenerys is looking out over King's Landing as the bells ring, she feels empty… https://t.co/PByGItGPEs— Game of Thrones Facts (@Game of Thrones Facts)1557910887.0
But it didn't exactly settle fans down...
@thronesfacts @HBO The outcome of the events are solid just how they got there is disappointing— Klutch Mafia Stan Acc (@Klutch Mafia Stan Acc)1557911033.0
Fans remained furious with the writers.This user said the show had been "ruined."
So much so that a petition was even launched to remake the finale.
Incase you forgot 1.7 MILLION people signed a petition to remake season 8 of Game Of Thrones. https://t.co/Qhm5FAY1HB— Roachgamingstream (@Roachgamingstream)1562171180.0
The harsh petition branded the writers "woefully incompetent."It seems like fans really weren't lying when they said tht they were annoyed, claiming that the "series deserves a final season that makes sense." Savage.
So, with the fanbase not shifting on their stance, screenwriter, Daniel Whidden, has come to the rescue.
via: imdbHe has decided to take matters into his own hands by re-imagining season 8, most importantly, re-shaping the finale.
The best thing? He's compiled it into a sixteen minute YouTube video for easy viewing.It looks like fans may be more satisfied watching Whidden's rendition. Don't worry, the full video is coming your way very soon.
The video starts at episode three.
via: imdb"We start with episode three, the Battle of Winterfell. And for the most part, this episode will play out much like it did in the real version. "The combined forces of the Unsullied, the Dothraki, Northman, and wildlings face off against the Night King and his undead hord," explains Whidden. He continues: "Meanwhile, Cersei, the Golden Company and the Iron Fleet chill in King’s Landing having reneged on their promise to help in the upcoming war. But this episode will have one major difference that will completely change the episodes to come. "The Night King will be victorious and the remaining forces of Winterfell will be forced to retreat to King’s Landing."
We are then taken through the rest of the series.He explains that wouldn’t have put Tyrion Lannister, the children, and the women in the Winterfell crypts, describing it as "lazy writing." Alternatively, he would have moved them to the main hall, which he believes would still have had an "emotionally visceral" impact. Another change would see Daenerys and Jon taking on the Night King while riding dragons, similar to the original version. However, in Whidden's version, a series of events leads to Jon facing off the Night King in a sword battle.
But we'll save the rest so that you can watch for yourself...
via: imdbThe video already has 5 million views from fans eager to get justice for the series.