Since House of the Dragon finished we decided to watch GOT again. We started from Season 2 because we know Season 1 off by heart. We've reached Season 8. Now when it was first on I thought it was alright. It was plainly obvious that they were just trying to get it finished. It was wonky as fuck but it was more GOT so we enjoyed it.
It's an extremely strange season. It's so grim looking that it's practically black and white. The characters are all inexplicably wearing black. They look like a bunch of Darth Vader's at a funeral. The tone and look of the thing is such a shift from even the much derided Season 7. Watching that season again I felt it was a bit of a romp. The whole fast traveling and White Walker hunting was daft but it was rarely boring and still had some of the old GOT goodness.
Season 8 is just strange. So many weird decisions. Characters saying things for the audiences benefit like they're in a fucking Marvel movie. Umpteen "Remember when we said this in Season 1" moments. Tyrion's blind devotion to the blond lunatic on the dragon. She takes the huff at anyone getting any attention other than her. The only people who see through her are Sansa and Arya. The others are all so cunt struck (Copyright Al Swearengen 2005) that they let her get away with her fuckery until it's too late.
We're two episodes from the end. It's a bizarre season of television.