HBO's Throngame may be over, better or worse, but the aftermath is still strong. And while the last episode has left fans and critics split between the two big camps of "That Sucked" and "Eh, It Was Fine", there is quite a broad consensus that when the final season came around, the quality of The show writing was definitely aggravated.
And it turns out that it is not only a subjective criticism: it is quantifiable. According to data from OpenSubtitles.org, the number of words per day decreased. Minute heavy and steady throughout the show, from a height of 70 words per. Minute in the first season to a low of 1
Now it is not necessarily a mark of bad storytelling. The world of Thronespil has a lot of complicated politics that the audience must understand from the beginning. While author George R.R. Martin can write the story into the story, just to say that for a TV show, the only way to deliver this exhibition is to have signs. Sometimes the dialogue is lumpy and not credible, just as when King Robert explains Ned Stark in the very first episode, all the reasons he trusts, and the struggles they have fought together – things that are probably already known by Ned, but the audience is it not. It is also important to consider how the show's success, as it happened, meant that even more money could go into its play. Before the last couple of seasons most of the big games' actions took place off-screen, and the show's lowest point for spoken words came under "The Long Night", which was an episode-long battle.
But even count on it, the last few seasons were filled with fast-fire plot developments without much connective tissue. The relationship between scenes with characters makes things in relation to scenes of characters plotting to do these things or discuss their succession, became superstitious. And it culminated in the last episode, with long, long-lasting silent shots from Starks and other survivors sailing, knighting or sitting down to their destiny.