We have a winner! The internet reacts to the 'Game of Thrones' finale

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By Daniel Arkin

This article contains major spoilers about the series finale of “Game of Thrones.” If you’re still catching up on the season or haven’t watched the final episode yet, bookmark this page and come back another time.


“Game of Thrones,” the 73-episode fantasy saga that has swallowed up more cultural oxygen than just about any other modern television series, said farewell Sunday night. The final 80-minute installment threw a few narrative curveballs, wrapped up some loose ends, killed off one last pivotal character and — surprise, surprise! — divided the internet.

Here’s a look at the early reaction to the key moments in “The Iron Throne.”

WE HAVE A WINNER

The oddsmakers were right.

In the end, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) was named ruler of Westeros, just as the Las Vegas gambling world predicted.

The dark horse pick by a council of lords and ladies made sense to some long-time viewers, including Vox television critic Todd VanDerWerff, who argued in part that the ending was foreshadowed in George R.R. Martin’s books.

But others on Twitter jeered Bran’s ascent to power, poking fun at the character’s ethereal aloofness and relatively minimal role in recent seasons — not to mention the narrative left-turn that led to his rise.

source: nbcnews.com