Warning: There are spoilers for those who haven't seen the series finale of "Game of Thrones."
After eight epic seasons, you would think HBO's tent pole fantasy phenomenon Game of Thrones would go out in a blaze of glory.
It did not.
Reactions to the final episode are very mixed.
Devoted fans felt swindled by what they thought was a rushed season while others were satisfied overall and bemoaned the ending of an era.
So how does one describe the epic plot of the series in one concise tweet? Is it even possible?
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy wanted to find out and posed the challenge on Sunday, just before the airing of the final showdown in Winterfell.
"Can someone please explain the plot/story of the entire #GOT series in a single tweet?"
Can someone please explain the plot/story of the entire #GOT series in a single tweet?— Amy Cuddy (@Amy Cuddy)1558323866.0
The results are both hilarious and accurate.
Let's start with the ones that read like liner notes on the back of a GoT blu-ray boxed set.
People with powerful ambition and poor impulse control explore the intersection of lust, greed, and fear. Lives an… https://t.co/xEsdfrhtmM— Ryan Lowy (@Ryan Lowy)1558327761.0
The worst leaders believe they are good and right. The best know they are flawed and despite having imperfections v… https://t.co/ilrD14CB0h— Cameron Sadler 🏁 (@Cameron Sadler 🏁)1558325217.0
These are fair and general descriptions.
@amyjccuddy Man's search for meaning and quest for power. #got— Eric Friesen (@Eric Friesen)1558329815.0
There wasn’t one. It was a Game; a series of challenges with no plot or ending unless a death occurs. https://t.co/2OD9oHiLU6— ocmonalisa (@ocmonalisa)1558372918.0
Can we get more specific? The answer is a resounding "yes."
Doomed love and incest leads to multi generation conflict for power across seven kingdoms, starts/ends with mad rul… https://t.co/3izfIW18mt— Amit Das (@Amit Das)1558374374.0
Pursuit of a murder mystery unravels a massive conspiracy about the true heir to the throne of 7 kingdoms. Civil wa… https://t.co/W00jHPIAth— Stephen Limbaugh (@Stephen Limbaugh)1558361983.0
Honor, ambition, and love clash as 3 great houses battle for control of their own destinies and a seat on the Iron… https://t.co/gpaDM8wWcH— Brad Wells (@Brad Wells)1558373486.0
@amyjccuddy HBO invites you to play Dungeons and Dragons with an especially horny and sadistic 13 year old Dungeon… https://t.co/nrR6na8Smh— Mr. Cappadocia (@Mr. Cappadocia)1558360052.0
Here are honorable mentions for the most succinct summaries.
@amyjccuddy Fantasy take on the history of British Monarchy.— alenareva (@alenareva)1558349963.0
@amyjccuddy Porn with Swordfights.— Half Eaten Chicken Sandwich (@Half Eaten Chicken Sandwich)1558328340.0
@ChickenHalf @amyjccuddy Lord of the Rings on cocaine— Elizabeth🌷💐🌱💚🇮🇪 (@Elizabeth🌷💐🌱💚🇮🇪)1558424316.0
This sounds about right.
Craycray incestuous family rules 7 kingdoms. Baddies from the north invade so most put away their differences to fi… https://t.co/apmZdTzwB8— William Shatner (@William Shatner)1558372415.0
Wouldn't this be something? I'm on board for computers rendering mashup scripts.
Written by a computer programmed with the scripts of Dynasty, Lord Of The Rings and Jurassic Park https://t.co/LQBss7LEhI— 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖇𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖚𝖗 #𝔣𝔟𝔭𝔢 🇪🇺 (@𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖘𝖆𝖇𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖚𝖗 #𝔣𝔟𝔭𝔢 🇪🇺)1558373842.0
@DoomlordVek Don't insult JP like that.— Just a queer disaster (@Just a queer disaster)1558401409.0
@DoomlordVek It surely would have had a better ending— ProUSAJournalist (@ProUSAJournalist)1558392637.0
There you have it.
With Game of Thrones finally over, the buzz about the poor finish is still ongoing on various social media platforms. The main consensus seems to side with the journey being better than the destination.
Was the adventure still worth following?