By and large, dedicated fans of Game of Thrones were not too pleased with the true finale of the series. That said, leading actor, Peter Dinklage explained to The New York Times in his own way and that’s that fans didn’t like it because it was the end of the series.
Dinklage went on to compare the controversial ending to a bad breakup.
“… I think the reason there was some backlash about the ending is because they were angry at us for breaking up with them. We were going off the air and they didn’t know what to do with their Sunday nights anymore. They wanted more, so they backlashed about that.”
Many fans felt the series’ finale was rushed and simply anticlimactic for all the build up and award-winning stuff crammed into one TV adaptation. He was asked what he thought would’ve been a “happier” ending that fans would’ve preferred. He cracked a joke and noted that Game of Thrones isn’t just about who’s going on the throne.
“No, but the show subverts what you think, and that’s what I love about it. Yeah, it was called ‘Game of Thrones,’ but at the end, the whole dialogue when people would approach me on the street was, ‘Who’s going to be on the throne?’ I don’t know why that was their takeaway because the show really was more than that.”
He also revealed that he liked the scene where one of the Daenerys set the iron throne ablaze. It sounded more like Dinklage is happy to be away from the series, which frankly makes sense if most of his street convos with fans boil down to asking who’ll be on the throne. It’s gotta be tiring.