The creator of Lost has some strong words about the Game Of Thrones finale
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Whenever a big show ends, we as TV watching society tend to take that opportunity to look back over the best (and worst) TV endings of all time to see how it stacks up.
Several weeks since The Iron Throne aired, the finale of Game Of Thrones is still a hotly debated topic, with hundreds of thousands of people signing a petition to have entire last season remade (good luck with that), while the source material's creator George R. R. Martin also weighed in on how it all came to an end, or more specifically, the "toxic" reaction to how it all ended:
"The Internet is toxic in a way that the old fanzine culture and fandoms, comics fans, science fiction fans in those days, was not.
"There were disagreements. There were feuds, but nothing like the madness that you see on the internet."
However, the ending to Game Of Thrones isn't the only finale that Martin commented on, with a recently resurfaced interview with The New Yorker in 2011 revealing his thoughts on how Lost ended:
"[I] watched [Lost] every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper, I kept saying, 'They better have something good in mind for the end. This better pay off here.' And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion.
"I want to give them something terrific. What if I f*ck it up at the end? What if I do a Lost? They’ll come after me with pitchforks and torches."
This was eight months after Lost ended, and a week before Game Of Thrones' first episode premiered, but the internet never forgets, and now, all this time later, one of Lost's creators Damon Lindelof took to Instagram to respond to Martin's comments.
"I agree with you, George. And I remain a huge fan of your work. That said, I’ve always wondered if you’d be House Stark or House Lannister… now I know it’s House Glass. Let’s stop throwing stones, shall we?"
Burn! (or should that be Dracarys?)
To be fair, Lindelof eventually turned it all around by giving us one of the greatest TV finale's of all time with The Leftovers, so at least his glass house is a little more reinforced this time around.