Peter Dinklage: ‘Game of Thrones’ Was More Than Its Ending

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ series ended almost three years ago, but fans still discuss its controversial ending. Actor Peter Dinklage says they need to stop.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones ended almost three years ago, but its final season is still one of the most talked-about in television history. Why? Because fans hated it. Whether you read George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed book series or not, you were shocked by how the television show ended. But in a recent New York Times interview with GoT actor, Peter Dinklage, he asks that everyone just shut up about it.

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Television series will never live up to the expectations of their fans. And Dinklage reminds us this when he recently reminded GoT fans that “the show really was more than” the ending fans thought they would get. “Yeah, it was called ‘Game of Thrones,’ but at the end, the whole dialogue when people would approach me on the street was, ‘Who’s going to be on the throne?’ I don’t know why that was their takeaway,” Dinklage told NYT. He went on to state that one of his favorite moments from the show was when Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon burned the throne that fans were so preoccupied with.

While many were shocked by the Mother of Dragon’s turn to the dark side, Dinklage reminds everyone that such a switch happens all the time throughout history. “[W]hen you track the progress of tyrants, they don’t start off as tyrants,” he notes. “What happens to your moral compass when you get a taste of power? Human beings are complicated characters…” Even though the GoT characters are real to fans everywhere, Dinklage reiterates that this series is fake at the end of the day: “There’s dragons in it. Move on.”

To hear how George R.R. Martin felt about HBO’s final season of his book series, click here.