You Weren't the Only One Squinting During Game of Thrones' Latest Episode
Right from the beginning, the show-runners of Game of Thrones claimed that the hit medieval drama series will grow darker in the upcoming seasons, and they did it.
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"I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur," said Han Solo as in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, and nothing better can explain the third episode of Game of Thrones season 8, titled The Long Night.
Right from the beginning, the show-runners claimed that the hit drama series will grow darker in the upcoming seasons, and they did it. Well, quite literally. The Battle of Winterfell was so dark that viewers failed to figure out who kills who. It was indeed an epic war sequence, only if one could see what was actually happening there.
Soon after the HBO released the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Twitter freaked out flooding the micro-blogging site asking "How do you switch this show from night mode."
While one of them wrote, "The lighting budget for this episode was 8 candles. But on the bright side I found my Tv’s brightness setting." others posted pictures of a blank black screen captioning it as, "What I'm seeing on tonight's episode."
just an incredible episode so far pic.twitter.com/43JpqyvWbj— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 29, 2019
Me trying to see where the Dothraki went pic.twitter.com/jwaRMN3qFt— Karina (@delgadokarinaa) April 29, 2019
Me trying to watch this dark as shit Game of thrones episode pic.twitter.com/p57ag8lSfl— Charlotte saw Endgame 2x ⍟ (@spacecharlotte) April 29, 2019
No clue what’s happening in Game of Thrones cause it’s too dark. I have adjusted the settings on my TV and it still didn’t help. Guess I will be reading show summaries tomorrow bright and early. ♂️ #GoT— cooper (@totakethetrain) April 29, 2019
The lighting budget for this episode was 8 candles. But on the bright side I found my Tv’s brightness setting #GameOfThrones— Not, not Jesse (@NotJeseMosqueda) April 29, 2019
Dear people making TV shows,THE VIEWERS AT HOME WOULD PREFER IF THEY COULD SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING ON SCREEN STOP MAKING EVERYTHING SO DARK.Sincerely,Everyone watching tonight’s #GameOfThrones #GoT #BattleOfWinterfell— With Courteous Passion, Nic (@CloneNic) April 29, 2019
Meanwhile, the Battle of Winterfell does not stick to killing upon killing, rather, it seems even more intense, entwining the flavours of suspense, horror, drama and bits of hope. Sapochnik pulls it off brilliantly, considering there are too many elements to be handled, multiple characters to be juggled and hundreds of fighters to be directed.
The battle is survival horror, shown from the perspective of every person present in Winterfell. It is a dramatic, visually stunning and imaginatively directed episode to say the least.
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