The Dany Divide: Mixed Emotions, Fan Engagement and Reaction to Game of Thrones Season 8

by James Rivers It is known: this season of Game of Thrones has been highly divisive, with Twitter ablaze, critics critical and YouTube comment threads unpleasant. The actions by Daenerys Targaryen in Sunday’s episode only added more fuel, ahem, to the fire. But evidence shows that viewers already had mixed, even lukewarm, views about Dany. […]

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Fandom-Wide Survey Ratings for Game of Thrones, Part 3: Justifiable Homicide?

By Chris Wright, aka James Rivers, with Petra We’re onto Part 3 of our Game of Thrones survey results, in which we learn that of two formerly Essos-dwelling female characters, only one’s lethal acts are consistently seen as justified. We’ll review nearly four dozen events on the show – various beheadings, imprisonments and mass killings […]

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