Rick and Morty creators weigh in on the ending of Game of Thrones 2 years ago

Rick and Morty creators weigh in on the ending of Game of Thrones

They're not with the mob.

The final season of Game of Thrones received a perhaps unprecedented level of fan criticism, especially when you consider the adoration it had received for the seasons prior.


Having built the drama slowly and steadily through six seasons, some argued the final two seasons (especially Season 8) had a rather rushed feel to them and some were also not happy with the character arcs of some of the characters; in particular Daenerys and The Night King.

But as it happens, however, the two creators of another popular series are not among those disappointed or upset by Game of Thrones Season 8.

Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland weighed in and gave their surprisingly positive thoughts on the final season to EW recently.

"I was afraid to watch it for a while because I didn't want it to end," Harmon said.

"I wanted to keep this soap opera in my life. But I knew it had to end, and I was as satisfied as I possibly could be watching a staple in my life wrap up and all of the characters taking each other out."

"As a showrunner, I was amazed at the amount they were able to accomplish — especially given the meta-reality of having run out of books to adapt.

"I was aware of the disappointment factor with [Daenerys Targaryen's] dark turn. I'm not going to say fans are too cynical and ungrateful, but I guess I did just say that," Harmon finished.


“Structurally, I think it was great," Roiland said. "I just selfishly wanted more episodes. I wanted to get to those plot points at a slower pace. I didn’t want it to end either. I wished it was stepped out over three more seasons, or three of four more episodes.