Can TV Series Finales Ever Live Up To Our Expectations and Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Discussion

Apr 17, 11:52 AM

On this episode, we take a look at audience expectations on TV series finales. With Game of Thrones set to end in just a few weeks, millions of fans are gearing up for what they expect to be an amazing conclusion...but is that fair? Do the show-runners owe us a fantastic conclusion, or should they be allowed to tell the story as they see fit? Also this week: a news roundup, a listener asks us to rid the world of one actor each, review of Hellboy, and our Game of Thrones Premiere discussion!

Lost, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Friends, etc. Hit shows have to eventually come to an end, and typically when they do, our expectations are high. We have endured this journey for years, and because of that, we each have a conclusion somewhere in the back of our minds. But when we finally reach that last episode, and anticipation has overtaken our own internal logic, how many TV shows actually end perfectly?

On this episode, we take a look at audience expectations on TV series finales. With Game of Thrones set to end in just a few weeks, millions of fans are gearing up for what they expect to be an amazing conclusion...but is that fair? Do the show-runners owe us a fantastic conclusion, or should they be allowed to tell the story as they see fit?

Speaking of Game of Thrones: after our normal show, be sure to listen to our new Patreon exclusive podcast covering the final season! We have released the first episode here to whet your appetite, and every week after until the finale, you will be treated to a new episode. Be sure to sign up to keep listening at Patreon.com/ TheHollywoodOutsider

Also this week: a news roundup, a listener asks us to rid the world of one actor each, review of Hellboy, and much more. Come back next week for our 2019 Summer Movie Preview!

Discussed on this episode
  • (0:00 – 27:53) Opening | News Roundup
  • (27:54 – 36:21) Review: Hellboy | New Releases
  • (36:22 – 1:22:20) From The Outside In: Can TV Series Finales Ever Live Up To Our Expectations?
  • (1:22:21 - 2:06:06) Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere Discussion
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