Game Of Thrones finale leaves fans with mixed feelings

A screenshot from Game Of Thrones' Season 8 finale, which hit screens in Singapore yesterday. In the US, a record 43 million viewers on average tuned in for the final season, compared with 33 million for Season 7 in 2017.
A screenshot from Game Of Thrones' Season 8 finale, which hit screens in Singapore yesterday. In the US, a record 43 million viewers on average tuned in for the final season, compared with 33 million for Season 7 in 2017.PHOTO: HBO

After eight seasons and 73 episodes, HBO hit series Game Of Thrones came to an end when its finale hit screens in Singapore yesterday.

The series, which started in 2011, has grown into a phenomenon many believed was gone with Friends (1994 to 2004) - the water-cooler show and event that people gathered to chat about the next day.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 21, 2019, with the headline 'Game Of Thrones finale leaves fans with mixed feelings'. Print Edition | Subscribe