Published Jun 20, 2019The Game of Thrones finale resulted in stifled backlash from its stars and downright temper tantrums from its fans, but not everyone was pissed off about the ending of HBO's most successful show. Specifically, Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have decided to step in and defend GoT.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the pair opted to defend the series and its conclusion.
"I was afraid to watch it for a while because I didn't want it to end," Harmon said. "I wanted to keep this soap opera in my life. But I knew it had to end, and I was as satisfied as I possibly could be watching a staple in my life wrap up and all of the characters taking each other out."
He added, "As a showrunner, I was amazed at the amount they were able to accomplish — especially given the meta-reality of having run out of books to adapt. Watching the Hound fight the Mountain on the stairs, I was like, 'This is all great, man.'"
Roiland said, "I echo all of Dan's sentiments about the show. Structurally, I think it was great. I just selfishly wanted more episodes. I wanted to get to those plot points at a slower pace. I didn't want it to end either. I wished it was stepped out over three more seasons, or three of four more episodes."
Plus, as Roiland concluded, the show was simply its own beast.
"There's not going to be another show that big. I shouldn't say that because there's always something potentially looming around the corner. But that show was a phenomenon. It was insanely big. Everybody was watching it."
Read the full interview here.