The "Game of Thrones" showrunners are urging fans be kind, rewind their divisive opinions of "The Sopranos" finale.
The showrunners that worked on Game of Thrones' final season are worried the ending they've chosen will split the fanbase the same way the "Made in America" ended on a middling note for The Sopranos. While I personally like and understand the rationale behind David Chase's open-ended finale. With that said, David Benioff and fellow executive producer D. B. Weiss don't want their creative baby to suffer a similar unjust fate.
Bienoff and Weiss spoke with Entertainment Weekly yesterday in the building to Season 8's premiere date. "A good story isn't a good story if you have a bad ending," Bienoff said when given the chance to voice his concerns over the episodic screenplay. "Of course we worry."
Bienoff also spoke about how the expectations over GOT's climactic push is similar in scope to the anticipation that built over The Sopranos 6th and final season - to the point where he's refusing to shield himself from the ongoing debate, even if it keeps him up at night.
"I've gotten into a lot of arguments with people about why that was a great ending, but people felt legitimately cheated and that's their right to feel that way, just as it's my right to feel like they're idiots," he told EW.
And yet, there's nothing Bienoff or Weiss can do about it now, since the Season 8 premiere date (Sunday, April 14) is already locked and loaded. Perhaps by broaching the subject of The Sopranos presumed "bad finish" Bienoff, they can reshape the way people conceive of a poor ending or a cliff hanger. Nothing lasts forever folks.