Game Of Thrones Had Less Dialogue In Later Seasons And Suddenly It All Makes Sense

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HB-oh no. 

The final season of Game of Thrones just finished and people are not happy. Some people are content, some are impartial, but few are over the moon with how the series ended. 

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^everyone right now. 

Most people have blamed the writers of the show, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, for Thrones’ fall from grace during its final season. 

We’re not here to play the blame game. There were lots of things that made Game of Thrones a little “meh”. 

But a new chart using data from opensubtitles.org suggests one thing in particular could be the reason GoT flopped in later seasons. 

According to the graph, Game of Thrones' words per minute rate declined season over season.

That means there was LESS dialogue in later seasons. And it shows.

Dialogue is such an important part of plot develoment. It gives the audience insight into what a character is thinking, feeling and helps direct the storyline. The less dialogue there is, the less the audience feels like they know what’a going on and the less satisfied they are. 

“Lack of satisfaction” pretty much sums up how we felt about GoT Season 8 so the whole dialogue thing makes total sense.

Despite the decrease in dialogue, the number of people watching the show increased over the seasons. 

 

We might hate maths but we know one thing: numbers don’t lie. 

Images: Game of Thrones / HBO, Giphy / Giphy. 

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Written By Krisinda Merhi