Maybe It's The Cold? The Final Episodes Of Game Of Thrones Are Not As Long As Expected
Sadly, the 6 episodes of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season will not be quite as “movie-length” as we expected. Harumph.
HBO has released the official runtimes for the remaining half-dozen episodes that HBO has left to wrap-up the wildly popular series, and surprisingly, the first 3 are no longer than the usual hour we get to spend in Westeros per week. However, the final 3 of the final episodes are a whopping 238 minutes. That’s almost 4 full-hours of storytelling, in which HBO can end the series properly and not rush the shit out of it.
Episode 68 - 54 minutes
Episode 69 - 58 minutes
Episode 70 - 60 minutes
Episode 71 - 78 minutes
Episode 72 - 80 minutes
Episode 73 - 80 minutes
Given we’ve waited almost 2 years for new Thrones and the promise of extended episodes helped keep the feels at bay, this news is still fairly disappointing. But, I’m sure we’ll forget all about it when the opening credits roll and we get to witness the end to one of the most popular TV and book series of all-time.
From all the teases in the Crypts of Winterfell promo and the one where waves of fire engulf a lion, and ice crashes over a wolf and dragon, I could not be more ready for the Spring and everything that comes with it. Mainly dragons, armies, and ice-zombies.
The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 14 at 9:00 p.m.
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