e59. Game of Finales

Well, the Game of Thrones finale has come and gone and of course we have to talk about it. The internet had opinions and so do we. But this is this show so we’re not going to just stop there. Mav, Hannah and Wayne are joined by returning friend of the show, Michael Chemers, to break it down. First we analyze the show and what worked and what didn’t. But beyond that we wanted to talk about WHY it didn’t work for people. What is it that people expect out of a finale and why do they expect it? Then we compare it to some of the other great… and not so great… finales in TV history and we try to answer the question of “What is the cultural significance of a finale anyway?” Why do we crave them and why are we disappointed when they let us down. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.

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7 Replies to “e59. Game of Finales”

    1. that’s an interesting one because it wasn’t meant to be a finale. They found out they were cancelled AFTER they filmed that one, so they just added that title card at the end.

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