George R.R. Martin Defends the Game of Thrones Finale! (Nerdist News w/ Jessica Chobot)

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  • Published: 22 May 2019
  • Game of Thrones wrapped its eight year run on HBO this week, and the finale was very decisive among fans. A stanch defender, though, was none other than series author George R.R. Martin! Jessica tells us more on today’s Nerdist News!

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  • Soham Pavaskar
    Soham Pavaskar  2 weeks back

    Himym finale was logical........The show sucked .....But the finale was logical.

    • sandra
      sandra  4 weeks back

      the creator of the whole universe could defend that finale and it would still not change the fact that it was a pile of shit.

      • Mr Potatotopoly
        Mr Potatotopoly  1 months back

        What happens when you re pen t.
        Need of an aunt who can cross it instead.

        • Perry Pelican
          Perry Pelican  1 months back

          I suppose if there was a rush to end the series then it was not so bad. But when you have just created the best series of all time, you do not rush to end it. What you do is make smart devisions. Is it smart to end a series in a rush? Of course not.any bozo knows that. Well I will qualify that. If you clearly have a brilliant way to end it quick and dirty then it's fine, but clearly no one with half a brain would think that the GOT ending was brilliant. So the bozos who signed off on that very sad ending, either have serious problems , are totally nuts, or seriously incompetent. Usually this kind of thing involves a family thing. The decision maker allowed his kid to run with it. Huge money was already made, so why not just let little jimmy take care of the ending. But in this case we had a lose, lose. So many people were disappointed, the actors, the fans, EVERYONE!! I doubt that it can be redeemed. The only hope is if prequels and sequels and shmeequels are run by George Martin and/or a bunch of competent people, not family and friends. Remember the Iraq war that was caused by an incompetent bonehead who was the son if someone who must have been owed a favor. " Sure Joe, your son can head up the Iraq thing. Then we will be even, right?" Of course generals usually handle wars, not young politicians with zero experience. Try to get the analogy. It actually makes a lot of sense. It has to do with the undoing of our western society, known as freedom, in some circles. Or is it ego, hunger for power, extrême stupidity , selfishness. Yeah selfishness. Who cares about the next guy, unless we get paid back somehow. Are things done to benefit the future of mankind, or just the short term future of the decision maker. Oh boy, are we in deep trouble, as a race; humanity, that is.

          • Little Miho
            Little Miho  2 months back

            Nazi book burning in the 1930s.... a campaign by the German students, targeting anything that was viewed as opposing Nazism.  Ooooh, hate D&D writing of the 8 season, disappointed.  Blame George Martin too, no longer your hero because he defends D&D.  Well hells bells...why not be a GoT Nazi and burn them books for going against GoT Nazism?

            • Erhardo Kleinheisterkamp
              Erhardo Kleinheisterkamp  2 months back

              I liked this. :)

              • Dr.FragensteinM.D.
                Dr.FragensteinM.D.  2 months back

                This is almost as cringey as the batwoman trailer.. almost

                • Ian Duke
                  Ian Duke  3 months back

                  Terrible ending on many accounts, the problem is what ever he did it would piss most people on atleast one count (one persons ending) there is no way to even make 20% happy with the ending theres too many characters and stories all of which piss people off if one part is not exactly as they want!

                  • jason
                    jason  3 months back

                    I'll wait to the reviews come out if he ever finishes with the books because if his ending is the same as the hbo series then he can eat shit and die

                    • Horny Toads
                      Horny Toads  3 months back

                      David Beniof and WEISS must be the WORST WRITERS of ALL TIME .. up till season 7 they had BORROWED everything they wrote from GRRMs works. but after that season 8 was all their BLUNDER, and it goes to show how terrible they are at their work. They should be FIRED from HBO and should be put a ban on from future productions. THEY SUCK at WRITING season 8 speaks volumes at how terrible both writers truly are!!

                      • Horny Toads
                        Horny Toads  3 months back

                        i dont see anybody come in front of the cameras to say anything unless they do i dont buy any shot from any channel saying anything its all a big lie.. and bullshit!

                        • Ken O Rex
                          Ken O Rex  3 months back

                          I wish i haven't seen this series

                          • edbro Aotearoa
                            edbro Aotearoa  4 months back

                            Rush job that fell flat. What a shame. All that work for nothing

                            • dyoussef92
                              dyoussef92  4 months back

                              GOT could've been one of the greatest of all time!!
                              I still look back and watch movies like:
                              Harry Potter...
                              Lord of the Rings...

                              But instead...i don't even wanna look back at any episode after the pathetic finale.

                              • Fishslap 33
                                Fishslap 33  4 months back

                                Oh it was the worst. The only subverted expectation was the expectation that GoT would continue to be a good show after starting out like a good show. Of course this was a very naive expectation to have in the current Hollywood climate. Shows from the past 30 years that stayed good without being cancelled can be counted on one hand. Breaking Bad and.....The Larry Sanders Show. Every other good show has been cancelled, like Farscape, Firefly, Rome, Arrested Development or Deadwood. Or they started out good and turned to crap later on, which is the group GoT now belongs to, along with Dexter, Friends, Lost, Westworld etc, etc, etc.


                                As for people trying to excuse this dreck; you realize that they named one of the six episodes in half-season 8 "The Bells", and based it on the concept that ringing the bells meant surrender. Never mind that Tyrion, the character who said this, was the one who rang the bells in S2 to signal the defense of King's Landing, not the surrender. And never mind that both Varys and Davos in that season said specifically that bells do not mean surrender. You'd think Davos in particular would know, considering that he grew up in King's Landing. So the show runners haven't even watched their own show and still expect the audience to take it seriously. Our job here is clearly to applaud mindlessly, not to think. In fact just turn your brains off right now. Or maybe you already have....

                                • Nola Nolaan
                                  Nola Nolaan  4 months back

                                  She looks so much like Melisandre!

                                  • Devansh Tyagi
                                    Devansh Tyagi  4 months back

                                    The Elden Ring :)

                                    • PhantomPowerSC
                                      PhantomPowerSC  4 months back

                                      There is a pit of anger in my stomach caused by the finale that's how I feel about it. And by finale I mean season 8.

                                      • janitha kumara
                                        janitha kumara  4 months back

                                        if you don't like the ending ,then don't watch it.remember all are not should be ending on your murdering opinions.

                                        • Superboy Prime
                                          Superboy Prime  5 months back

                                          Infuriating!!! It's like George will cash in on now what looks like a deliberate F-up. George probably said. "Hey D&D, ruin the show, and i'll 💲💲 Ca-Ching from all the views, and licensed products💵💴💶💷💸💱) and then I'll CA-CHING!!CHING!! when I finish my books💰💵💴💶💷💳💲💲💲" 😈😂😂😂😂😂!!!! It's like we're all pawns in a Game of Thrones. I don't care how your books end. And I vote no on D&D version of Star Wars.

                                          • Jay
                                            Jay  5 months back

                                            Who cares about the book... When night king killed like a potato

                                            • Gita Patel
                                              Gita Patel  5 months back

                                              G.R.R.Martin, I thought you were greatest writer, what happened? The way it ended in season 8 , it doesn’t make sense. What about all prophecy? What was the point of anything you wrote? I give up. What good it will come out in your books? People have lost trust, it doesn’t work anymore. I am very sad when I say this. Please change your story, it’s not too late. You have to give some positive, it’s all negative. I see bitter but nothing sweet.

                                              • Neal M
                                                Neal M  5 months back

                                                Screw subverting expectations. Just go back to telling good stories.

                                                • Dark Blade
                                                  Dark Blade  5 months back

                                                  I literally lay around all day and jerk off 2 chobots buns !I collect welfare snort meth and jerk off 2 chobot all day i am obsessed with Jessica s buns I want 2 fondle Jessica s buns I want 2 fondle Jessica s!

                                                  • Dark Blade
                                                    Dark Blade  5 months back

                                                    I am an evil doob, all i dois collect welfare snort meth and look at all Jessica s vids and jerk off all day!

                                                    • Jorie Thomas
                                                      Jorie Thomas  5 months back

                                                      He didn't defend them, thankfully, he nicely confirmed it was rushed lol. Maybe he'll rethink his ending now that he's seen the backlash from the show though. And in George's defense, he wanted 13 seasons minimum for the show, he tried guys.

                                                      • Giovanni Foulmouth
                                                        Giovanni Foulmouth  5 months back

                                                        I must be the only person in the world who liked season 8. Other than it being too short, there's nothing to defend.

                                                        • Dracarys Dracarys
                                                          Dracarys Dracarys  5 months back

                                                          Why doesn't he finishes the books? and why does he works for so many projects? money? he will never have time to finish the last 2 books! nobody cares about the fans ..😔give us the real ending we deserve! 😔

                                                          • King 10
                                                            King 10  5 months back

                                                            Somehow Jessica looks a bit like Lady Melisandre

                                                            • Nathan Senters
                                                              Nathan Senters  5 months back

                                                              When they showed the box set... why are there two Storm of Swords?

                                                              • Glen Wheeler
                                                                Glen Wheeler  5 months back

                                                                Clickbait fucking title.

                                                                • Kalai Donner
                                                                  Kalai Donner  5 months back

                                                                  Hahaha, How I Met Your Mother's finale is THE WORST.

                                                                  • A Guy Named Alfons
                                                                    A Guy Named Alfons  5 months back

                                                                    They wont be completed.

                                                                    • Ragnar Danneskjöld
                                                                      Ragnar Danneskjöld  5 months back

                                                                      Considering the last season was designed to prevent the Game of Thrones franchise from becoming bigger than Star Wars, it's hard to see GRRM as anything other than gullible (it's his franchise after all).

                                                                      • ImranoTV
                                                                        ImranoTV  5 months back

                                                                        The host of this video is as annoying as the season 8 finale...

                                                                        • Itismeagainb Itisnotme
                                                                          Itismeagainb Itisnotme  5 months back

                                                                          So, is he really defending the abuse of a story he is too negligent to even finish the next book in 8 years? Where is his enthusiasm? He could have asked for help...dumb and dumber could have let someone else continue the series. This story had a great beginning and middle but like so many other stories the ending sucks. This story could have been a masterpiece but instead it is a disappointment and the series writers will forever after be known as dumb and dumber. George will be known as the slowest writer of the most popular story. I hope someday he can finish it and it will be worth the wait but I'm not holding my breath.

                                                                          • PHILL BICK C
                                                                            PHILL BICK C  5 months back

                                                                            GRRM made his Millions and the writters and cast the same....they gain we the fans lose!!Disrespectful my Arse!!It seems lately that all the things we love on screen is done with no care for the fans..that is disrespectful!!

                                                                            • Lily Val
                                                                              Lily Val  5 months back

                                                                              No not hapoy with what they did and their rush & stupidity. Ruined RUiNED RUI NED for HBO best sgow show ever will have & in the world & all of us and actors, characters, etc ! I hope Martin lives to write all. Amen !

                                                                              • The Manhunter
                                                                                The Manhunter  5 months back

                                                                                Who is this commentator? She's great!

                                                                                • Jordan Cole
                                                                                  Jordan Cole  5 months back

                                                                                  Ew

                                                                                  • EPJ M
                                                                                    EPJ M  5 months back

                                                                                    Like she plays games. So fake

                                                                                    • Talal Almalki
                                                                                      Talal Almalki  5 months back

                                                                                      🍵😁👍🏼 This Is so amazing this terrorist organisation channel is still around wow

                                                                                      • Nmethyltransferase
                                                                                        Nmethyltransferase  5 months back

                                                                                        It wash sho unpredictable, you guysh!

                                                                                        • ShadowVessel π
                                                                                          ShadowVessel π  5 months back

                                                                                          The end of How I Met Your Mother wasn't bad. What's everybody's problem with it again?

                                                                                          • Steve Boess
                                                                                            Steve Boess  5 months back

                                                                                            Much worse then GoT. The last episode of HIMYM fucked the whole series. It was just a story about Robin. 99% had nothing to do with how he meets this woman.

                                                                                        • Contents Under Pressure
                                                                                          Contents Under Pressure  5 months back

                                                                                          Martin also didn't say the endings will be very similar. Way to read something that wasn't there. He would be a total fool to follow the show's outline considering the reception it got and how it ignored all of the important character arcs (like Azor Azhai).

                                                                                          • Contents Under Pressure
                                                                                            Contents Under Pressure  5 months back

                                                                                            Didn't he once say subverting expectations simply because people have figured something out is BAD WRITING?

                                                                                            • BluMiu
                                                                                              BluMiu  5 months back

                                                                                              Okay, I really didn't expect this. Near everything they did, he spoke out against in narrative storytelling. I would have thought he bashed the approach, but they are giving him money now, so...yeah. Hollwood got em'.

                                                                                              • Katie Shepherd
                                                                                                Katie Shepherd  5 months back

                                                                                                Moral of the story those that do nothing get all the rewards... whilst those that fight, sacrifice and defend get nothing