Seinfeld star says he 'knows about disappointing finales' when defending the Game of Thrones final episode

Seinfeld star says he 'knows about disappointing finales' when defending the Game of Thrones final episode

The conclusion to Game of Thrones didn't exactly excite fans of the fantasy show with many calling it a letdown, with a petition even being launched to have it re-written.

Even Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hated it!

It could potentially go down in history as one of the most disappointing finales to a beloved TV show ever, which is hardly the first time that something like this has happened.

The likes of Lost, The Sopranos, How I Met Your Mother and Dexter all divided audiences on how they decided to bring their stories to a conclusion but Seinfeld's final episode is still one of great debate.

The acclaimed 90s New York sitcom ran for nine seasons and came to an end in 1998 with an episode which saw the four main characters thrown in jail for breaking the 'Good Samaritan law' and saw them face the consequences for their previous misdemeanours and wrongdoings against other characters throughout the course of the show.

Whilst Seinfeld never shied away from presenting its characters as flawed and selfish people, fans weren't ready to see the characters that they had grown to love face time in prison, especially when the comedy show ended on such a sombre note.

Game of Thrones finale probably wasn't quite as bad as that and one person who would agree with that sentiment is Jason Alexander, who played the neurotic George Costanza on Seinfeld.

In a Twitter post, Alexander thanked the Game of Thrones cast and crew for providing so many hours of love and joy to him and his family and also had a subtle dig at the Seinfeld finale.

He later added that he actually liked the Seinfeld ending but still hears from disgruntled fans about more than 20 years later.

Alexander's sentiments about the Seinfeld ending isn't shared by all of his former cast members.

In 2015, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine Benes on the show took a dig at the ending during a segment on the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, saying:

Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale.

Elsewhere, the backlash against Game of Thrones ending has continued leading Casey Bloys, the chief of programming at HBO, to answer the criticisms.

Speaking to Variety, he said:

I think to a certain extent it was expected that for a show this big, there’s no way you’re going to please everybody.

It’s roughly split with some people loving it and some people disliking it.

That’s about what you’d expect. I think the guys landed a massive plane and did a great job doing it.

But you’re never going to make everybody happy, nor should that be the goal.

HT Mashable

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