If you believe certain sections of the internet, the final season of Game of Thrones ruined the show’s legacy and torched any potential of the show leaving a lasting cultural footprint.
Reflecting on the decade in review at The Guardian, Sarah Hughes insisted the show “faded so swiftly from the collective memory.” In Metro, George Griffiths contended the final year was “so bad it destroyed the show’s entire legacy.” At What to Watch, Kayleigh Donaldson argued the show had “disappeared from the pop culture landscape.”
These are just the professional writers. It is impossible to throw a virtual stone on the internet without hitting an article collecting angry tweets insisting that “literally nobody talks about it anymore,” ignoring the rather obvious point that talking about how nobody talks about Game of Thrones anymore is a self-refuting statement. Anybody who has been on social media knows that this is not an exaggeration, where things like “Jon Snow” still randomly trend.
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