What am I going to do now? Or more specifically what am I going to watch now?
For the last eight years I have been watching Game of Thrones and after each series finished I have marked in my diary when the next season was due to begin.
This week we have had the last ever episode which tied up all the story arcs. Fear not dear reader I am not about to divulge any spoilers but it is fair to say that the ending was slightly unsatisfactory.
After eight series and 73 episodes it seemed that the writers did not know how to finish it so we ended up with 20 minutes of superfluous filler after the story had ended.
No matter who your sympathies were with, almost all will be disappointed by the ending and so inevitably we have had a petition raised to get the producers to remake it.
But to what, even if they did they cannot please all fans, and a different ending would produce another petition.
This highlights the current generation’s attitude to everything.
The biggest mouthpiece on British television Piers Morgan put it succinctly when he said “Nothing sums up the snowflake generation more than this ridiculous petition to have the Game of Thrones’ final season rewritten.
If they don’t get what they want, whether it’s Trump, Brexit or a TV show, they lie on the floor screaming ‘I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT - DO IT AGAIN!!!!!’”
Before the Internet, social media and the ability to raise online petitions, unsatisfied fans’ only recourse to vent their frustrations was in letters, to the editor of local and national newspapers.
Editors would present a selection of letters but in general not allow the subject to get out of hand into the realms of hysteria.
Not so with Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat.
Within minutes of the show ending the Internet went into meltdown and the more tweets the more others felt the need to add their tuppenceworth, until we actually had mass hysteria.
The best of it is that the TV show is now ahead of the books. George R R Martin still has the last two books to publish. I wonder if he will stick to the TV show or will he take onboard the outcry and write a different ending which satisfies the snowflakes?
If he does then there will be even more clamour to redo the finale.
We had the same scenario earlier this year when the first female Doctor Who appeared.
Again the Internet went ballistic with complaints about the quality of the writing and although as a long time Doctor Who fan I had some sympathy with them, some of the episodes were dire.
I could not help but wonder if it was really the fact that the Doctor was now a woman that was getting up their noses.
It is all too easy in this day and age to complain about things and it has always been true that more people listen to negative comments than positive ones, If you offer any type of product or service, one bad review kills 1,000 positive ones.
Something I think we need to remember is that it’s not real life it’s only telly!