And now our watch has ended. Whether you loved Game of Thrones Season 8, hated it, or, like me, felt ambivalent about the whole thing, it’s hard to deny that it was one hell of a ride.
Looking back at my early reviews of the season, the word “underwhelming” pops up a few times, and ultimately, that’s probably my overriding feeling about Season 8 in its entirety. While there were some stunning surprises (like Arya taking out the Night King), some perfect payoffs (Jaime knighting Brienne), and some jaw-dropping setpieces (the heartbreaking destruction of King’s Landing), the whole never quite added up to the sum of its impressive parts – mostly because the season seemed to be aiming for impressive rather than meaningful.
Source: IGN.com Game of Thrones Sn 8 Review