After 10 long years, Game Of Thrones (GOT), the worldwide phenomenon that has been sending fans and viewers into a tizzy, finally had its season finale this morning. The dramatic ending left many of its fans disappointed and wanting for more. Some complained that the 80-minute finale was a damp squib while others thought of it as a predictable episode.
No, we are not here to give you any spoiler. But here’s something interesting for all GOT loyalists. Fans who are upset and miffed with the way the show has come to an end can find comfort, thanks to counselors who are ready to help them deal with the emotional mayhem that they are going through.
A Bark.com (a professional services database) listing has gone up that shed light on 'specialized Game of Thrones counselling service to help bereft fans seek support and get the help they need through this tough time.' Callers who feel emotionally overwhelmed have the option of choosing their own counselors. According to the listing, these counselors are ‘qualified’ and are familiar with the feature-length series that will be able to help fans 'digest their feelings and interpretation of the show, which could range from anger and confusion to sadness and grief.'
A Bark.com counselor said that the connection that people have with their favourite TV shows and movies often result in particularly strong attachments to the entertainment properties.
On a related note, a petition on Change.org has been signed by GOT fans where they have asked the creators of the show to remake the final season. Just before the finale aired on HBO and started streaming on Hotstar, the number of petitions crossed the one million mark. The number has been rising post the sixth episode of the eighth season came out. The petition said that the makers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are ‘woefully incompetent writers’ and ‘this series deserves a final season that makes sense’.
Well, we have nothing much to say here. All we can do is wait for the prequel to the GOT, tentatively titled Bloodmoon, the shoot of which began in Belfast last week.