I Was Your Biggest Fan: What Happens When Your Favorite TV Show Disappoints

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Over 500,000 Game of Thrones fans have signed a petition asking HBO to remake Season 8. (Photo: HBO)

The highly-anticipated series finale of HBO's Game of Thrones airs Sunday and disgruntled fans are already calling for a do-over. A petition calling for the network to redo the final season has surpassed 500,000 signatures, with many fans asserting that writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have compromised a number of the show's beloved, previously well-developed characters. What TV shows disappointed you at the end? Which shows "stuck the landing"? We'll unpack the praise and criticism of GoT's last season and talk about what happens when a popular TV series falters at the end.


Willa Paskin, television critic, Slate

Renée Pastel, PhD candidate in the Department of Film & Media, UC Berkeley