All 8 Game of Thrones seasons, ranked by Rotten Tomatoes score

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Game of Thrones is well known for its political intrigue, plot twists, devastating death scenes, and incredible action sequences. Over the course of eight seasons, the show changed in story, scope, and production value. It’s a challenge to compare seasons of an epic show like Game of Thrones, but thankfully, we have review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to help us out.

Rotten Tomatoes actually provides users with two scores, an audience score (from the public) and a critics score (from verified critics). For the rankings, we averaged the audience score and the critics score.

Let’s get the list started with the lowest-rated season of Game of Thrones according to Rotten Tomatoes.

Game of Thrones seasons
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8. Game of Thrones season 8

  • Audience Score: 30%
  • Critics Score: 55%

Game of Thrones season 8 is the worst-rated season of the TV series, and it’s not close, according to Rotten Tomatoes.

The eighth season is the final season of the series. While it was always going to be hard to stick the landing, Game of Thrones season 8 featured some rather uncharacteristic mistakes. For a show that invested so much time building to the moment when Daenerys returned to Westeros and fought the White Walkers, the show was let down by a rushed ending. That’s the main criticism about season 8. There were also some inconsistencies in character development and some plot holes.

Why did Daenerys make the choices she made? Why did Jon Snow do what he did? I understand each of their motivations, but the execution could have been better without changing the overall ending, which many fans did not enjoy. I agree that the ending could have been handled differently, especially the decision for Jon to kill Daenerys and Bran to lead the Seven Six Kingdoms. That came out of left field!

Game of Thrones season 8 is definitely better than its Rotten Tomatoes suggests score, though. It’s still a well-made season of TV. It looks good, for the most part, except for the Starbucks cup.