We love a good line graph, don't you? And when it's 'Game of Thrones' themed - even better.
Now that we've had nearly one full week to deal with the aftermath of seeing the final-ever-episode of 'Game of Thrones' as we know it, it's still hard to believe that it's all over. Forever.
Yes, there's planned prequels in development (and one that is currently being shot in Belfast), but the core franchise based on the books of George R. R. Martin is nearly out of our lives forever.
And it seems it will probably be quite some time before we forget the ups-and-downs of the final season. To further rub salt on our wounds however, opensubtitles.org, a website which offers movie and TV subtitles in multiple languages, has taken on the task of reviewing each 'Game of Thrones' episode and counting how many words have been spoken each minute. As you'd expect, there's a pretty hefty downward dip, season by season.
The results speak for themselves, really.
There it is. pic.twitter.com/mTl6iJI9sU
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) May 24, 2019
It seems Season 8, Episode 3, 'The Long Night' had around 13 minutes of dialogue in it's 82-minute run-time. When you think about it, most of that dialogue was probably whenever the Red Priest Melisandre was on screen. It's important to note as well, that arguably the best episode of Season 8, 'A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms', had the most dialogue of the season.
It just goes to show that the series, although phenomenal for the most part, became less and less character-driven, and more plot focused. Which truly is a shame, but in reality what else were we expecting? The books are always better (yet we'll have to patiently wait and see what Martin has up his sleeve for 'The Winds of Winter' and 'A Dream of Spring').
Of course, don't forget that the final final bit of 'Game of Thrones' goodness to grace our TV screens will be a full-length documentary which airs tonight/tomorrow night as "Episode Seven" essentially.