‘GoT’s Fans Mock Awfully Dark Episode That Prevents Them From Seeing Anything
By Mikelle Leow, 30 Apr 2019
Video screenshot via Game of Thrones
If you didn’t notice the ‘Night King’ in the above image at first, you’re probably not alone. This was a screenshot of a Game of Thrones episode that recently aired.
Fans of HBO’s hit series are clamoring over the exceedingly dark—in the visual sense—third episode of its eighth season. The Long Night featured the epic ‘Battle of Winterfell’, but it might as well have not happened as viewers were literally kept in the dark for about 45 minutes.
Social media users have aired their grievances about having to strain their eyes throughout the fight, illustrating the dim aesthetics with memes of their “favorite scene”—a black square—as well as a picture of a squinting ‘Daenerys Targaryen’.
Prior to this airing, cinematographer Robert McLachlan, who filmed eight of the show’s episodes, revealed to INSIDER that Game of Thrones sometimes appears exceptionally dark because its producers want it to be “naturalistic,” as if the surroundings have been lit by Mother Nature or candles.
Audiences, however, argue that a series with dragons and zombies does not have to appear realistic.
The greatest conclusion of the obscure episode is the surge of memes that have ensued. Have a laugh at some of the wittiest responses below.
what tonight’s episode looked like to me pic.twitter.com/k5CnUAufEw— Michael LoPriore (@MichaelLopriore) April 29, 2019
Sure we can’t see anything on #GameofThrones without squinting, but the thing is, it’s DARK at night and the ice dragon show is extremely committed to realism— Caroline Darya Framke (@carolineframke) April 29, 2019
Game of Thrones is so dark because they want the lighting to be realistic but considering the show has DRAGONS and ZOMBIES is that REALLY NECESSARY— Irene Kim (@enerianna) April 29, 2019
Worst part of tonight’s episode for me was how damn dark the first 45 minutes were.— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) April 29, 2019
I get it. They battled at night...but y’all couldn’t have upped the brightness a little bit? #GameofThrones
I'm not saying Game Of Thrones was dark this week but I think Bran saw more than I did.— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) April 29, 2019
[via INSIDER, images via various sources]
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