Game of Thrones season 8 is the series’ worst rated season on Rotten Tomatoes and by a heavy margin
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has registered the worst season rating ever for the show on Rotten Tomatoes.Updated: May 12, 2019 20:34 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
There are still two more episodes left in the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones but it may already be too late to save it. The world’s biggest and most popular show is suffering through a really bad landing and the ratings are proof.
Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes revealed on Saturday that the latest episode of season eight, The Last of Starks, is now the second worst rated episode of the entire series. And there is more bad news: The final season is also the worst rated season in the history of the show.
'The Last of the Starks' is second lowest rated episode of #GameofThrones ever.— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 9, 2019
No matter the scores of the final two episodes, this season will be the lowest-rated in series history: https://t.co/EJIWxzCw4o pic.twitter.com/iO6XfV9Oz5
The season currently sits at 77% rating on RT, sticking out like a sore thumb in the list of the show’s previous seasons, all rated above 90%. Things look so bleak for this season that even if it manages a 100% rating for the final two episodes, the overall rating for the season will rest at 85%, still the lowest the series has ever witnessed. Here are the season-wise ratings for the show:
Season 1: 91%
Season 2: 96%
Season 3: 96%
Season 4: 97%
Season 5: 93%
Season 6: 94%
Season 7: 93%
Season 8: 77%
The Last of the Starks rests at 57% rating after recording 102 reviews. It is only second to fifth season’s sixth episode titled Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken. As a refresher, it is the same episode that showed Sansa Stark’s wedding to Ramsay Bolton and her horrible rape right after. The scene became majorly controversial and earned a lot of flak from viewers all around the world.
The Last of the Starks was criticised for its shoddy writing, injustice towards beloved characters, and for delving too much into setting up things for the next episode, ultimately making it a boring watch. This episode again became controversial for the way it addressed Sansa’s rape. Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane tells Sansa (played by Sophie Turner) that had she left King’s Landing with him, she would not have faced villains like Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish and Ramsay Bolton. To which Sansa said, “Without Littlefinger and Ramsay and the rest, I would have stayed a ‘little bird’ all my life,” she says, using his nickname for her. The episode earned a lot of flak online for justifying rape and sexual abuse for the evolution of Sansa’s character
The penultimate episode will air in India on Hotstar on Monday at 6.30 am.
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First Published: May 12, 2019 20:27 IST