So after a frantic couple of months, the penultimate Game of Thrones season has come to a close. Question is: was it any good?
There was always going to be pacing issues with the seventh GoT season, considering it was a shorter run. I didn't expect it to be quite so blatant, though, with instances of characters having travelled (supposedly) thousands of miles in between scenes.
So that was a touch jarring. But I think I'll take that in future if it avoids some of the show's pitfalls in earlier seasons, where episodes got bogged down in backstories that didn't go anywhere, or characters with too many padded scenes. Case in point: Arya's time in Braavos.
All in all, I enjoyed the episodes - but I'm also ready for the show to properly wrap up. It's started to adopt a tone and direction that feels like an ordinary fantasy TV show. That might just be a case of TV fatigue, as can happen with anything that has run for several seasons.
What did you think of the latest Game of Thrones season?