Game of Thrones: Season seven review

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

Game of Thrones, the hit HBO fantasy series, transports viewers to a medieval world full of brutal battles, vicious politics, plot twists, dragons, direwolves and characters eager to sit on the Iron Throne.

The seventh season of Game of Thrones ended on Aug. 27, and is the second to the last season of the series. The final season will air in either 2018 or 2019, with only six episodes remaining in the series.

Considering the series’ growing fan base, season seven was well awaited. Unlike past seasons that had ten episodes, season seven only had seven. This made fitting everything from the books into the TV series difficult. One difference that was extremely noticeable was the timing.

Characters in season seven traveled to places much quicker than they did in previous seasons. Previously, it would have taken a character half a season to travel from one coast of the fictional continent of Westeros to the other, but during the seventh season, however, characters could go on journeys that took as short as two episodes, or even 20 minutes.

Some fans found themselves a little surprised with how fast travel happened this season in Westeros. Many felt like it took away from the plot, or felt like events happened out of order. With the final two seasons collectively only containing 13 episodes (with six belonging to the final season), we do not have the time to travel to different locations in Westeros at a snail’s pace. In my personal opinion, the focus should be on the time we have left with the high quality series rather than the time it takes to travel places.

Regardless of the time traveling disputes between fans, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the producers and writers of Game of Thrones, have out done themselves with each season. They have been coming up with amazing storylines for the characters that keep on wowing audiences season after season.

The same could be said about the cast and the crew. The cast is pulling off amazing performances every season, and the crew is working on incredible sets, picking out remarkable filming locations, and making beautiful costumes and props to make the Game of Thrones world come alive.

Hopefully in the final season, Benioff, Weiss and the cast and crew can pull off their most exciting, and wowing on the edge of your seat season of Game of Thrones yet.