Review: #GameofThrones didn't have to end this way.
It may have had a happy ending, but that doesn't mean “The Iron Throne” was satisfying.
There’s no question that Bran and his sassy council are better news for the people of Westeros than Cersei, Joffrey, the Mad King, Robert Baratheon—or, in all likelihood, Daenerys. But as a viewer, I shrugged. A happy ending isn’t the same thing as an ending satisfying enough to keep you up at night, thinking about how the show’s elemental questions were resolved (see: Six Feet Under, Mad Men and, just this week, Fleabag). In this case, it was all I could do to stay awake through the end credits.