The show-runners that worked on Game of Thrones’ final season are worried the ending they’ve chosen will split the fan-base the same way the “Made in America” ended on a middling note for The Sopranos.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the executive producers David Bienoff and D.B Weiss, Bienoff said that
A good story isn’t a good story if you have a bad ending.
Bienoff also spoke about how the expectations over GOT’s climactic push is similar in scope to the anticipation that built over The Sopranos 6th and final season – to the point where he’s refusing to shield himself from the ongoing debate, even if it keeps him up at night.
I’ve gotten into a lot of arguments with people about why that was a great ending, but people felt legitimately cheated and that’s their right to feel that way, just as it’s my right to feel like they’re idiots,he told EW.
Anyway, there’s nothing Bienoff or Weiss can do about it now, since the Season 8 premiere date(Sunday, April 14) is already locked and loaded.