Game of Thrones' Season 8 Runnning Times Are a Massive Disappointment

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That's shorter than the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but still epic in scope, especially considering the final season of Game of Thrones is only the end of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. It makes a certain amount of sense that the first two episodes could be moving pieces around on the chessboard to get everyone in place for that huge episode, and then for the remainder of the season to keep that momentum going with mega-long run times as the show hurtles toward its series finale.

References to the Game of Thrones world include a motto on the heel tag and a symbol on the tongue, with each house or group of characters also inspiring the colorway of each of the six shoes.

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is nearly upon us and whilst we have heard various rumoured runtimes for Season 8, as yet we had received no official confirmation of this. Episode 1, which premieres on April 14, will be 54 minutes, while Episode 2 the following week is 58 minutes.

I mean, look at the number of people who watched the season's official trailer.

Last year, news broke that the final season of the fantasy series will be bringing with it fewer, albeit super-sized episodes. But there is no denying this is awful news for people who want more of a very good thing. But when you have a series with such a large community of fans, it is very hard to please everyone, as D.B. Weiss and David Benioff told EW. There are a lot of firsts in these episodes.

Before the 7th season of Game of Thrones started, HBO was infiltrated by Iranian hackers who tried to get possible episodes and information about the new season that made HBO dramatically increase its cyber security.

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