The Battle of Winterfell has arrived, and a victor has now risen in Game of Thrones. The fight scenes between both humans and monsters were as epic as could be, and a ton of fun to watch, but there was one problem: the episode was just too damn dark.
No, literally, we couldn’t see half the action. Fans aren’t complaining because too many people got hurt and it wasn’t happy enough and full of unicorns (those might actually be coming to the show, by the way). No, they’re pissed because the lighting in the episode did its job a little too well. We get it; it’s at night, there’s snow everywhere and flashlights haven’t been invented yet. But before I was even able to watch the latest installment, I was seeing posts on Facebook complaining about how dark the battle scenes were.
Twitter never fails to entertain following an outing of GoT, whether it be over Arya’s sex scene or Tormund’s disturbing story about how he got so big. Which I still can’t unsee in my mind’s eye, so thanks for that, producers.
On that note, here’s what social media users are feeling about Sunday night’s episode. GIFs and JPEGs truly do say things so much better than actual words sometimes.
— Muhannad (@mohand1418) April 29, 2019
Yeah. That's too dark. 😏 pic.twitter.com/eav70aMKQa
— ♠️♥️ BOPP ♣️♦️ (@BamaBopp) April 28, 2019
I’m not ok rn why am I shaking? Does anyone else feel like they’re ACTUALLY THERE 1 character down already and ghost ran in with the Dothraki and now he’s not there is he dead? WHAT IS GOING ON I CANT SEE ANYTHING THE CAMERA IS TOO DARK #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/hfBAjry9FZ
— Kate Elizabeth (@kateElizabeth97) April 29, 2019
— Brian (@Brian52550329) April 29, 2019
Some fans apparently have better eyesight, or better screens than I.
— 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘢 (@thronesrings) April 29, 2019
At least this person sees the bright side…of the darkness.
— Jackie Quintana (@JackieQuintana) April 29, 2019
#GameOfThrones can the director turn on a light of something? It is too dark, can’t see anything.
— gueeds (@gueeds) April 29, 2019
Either I need a better tv or the battle should have happened in the day time. Way too dark. #GameofThrones
— yoli (@magic14) April 29, 2019
This battle would be a lot better if you could see more. Way too dark. #GameofThrones
— ADAM 🐼🦄 (@ItsAdamBe) April 29, 2019
— Lauren (@Malk1) April 29, 2019
Me getting into bed after being emotionally drained from #GameofThrones
— Samantha Michelle (@sbazzini8) April 29, 2019
I’m right there with you, Samantha. This was definitely the most emotionally draining night, and weekend, in a long time. Yes, it’s over fictional characters. And yes, we’re proud of it.
Hopefully in next week’s episode of Game of Thrones, we’ll actually get to see it when Daenerys claws Cersei’s eyes out.