'Game of Thrones' has always been a dark TV show in terms of its content and the fact that it's set in a medieval world where electricity hasn't been invented.
Obviously, this calls for natural lighting which is, well, natural and difficult to see in. Last night's episode, funnily enough titled 'The Long Night', was particularly bad. In a few key scenes, even if you had a decent TV and watched in full 1080p quality, it was barely comprehensible.
Not surprisingly, people watching the episode took to Twitter to vent their frustration about the lighting. Don't worry, we've kept any spoilers out of harm's way.
just an incredible episode so far pic.twitter.com/43JpqyvWbj
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 29, 2019
— Hannah (@misshannahvn) April 29, 2019
all jokes aside I’m very happy for the dark person shaped blur that did the thing with the other dark person shaped blur and [squints] a cat? I think? https://t.co/eu1aAHTJRA
— Mark Berman (@markberman) April 29, 2019
Extremely avant-garde to shoot a massive battle entirely in the dark
— chris person (@Papapishu) April 29, 2019
It's kind of hilarious that after I spent the day expecting Twitter to explode with emotion during Game of Thrones, all that's on my TL, from like 30 different people, is "Why is it so dark?"
— Linda Holmes Thinks You're Doing Great (@lindaholmes) April 29, 2019
The real Game of Thrones is trying to see what the hell is happening on my pitch dark screen #BattleForWinterfell
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) April 29, 2019
We'll have a full recap later today, as well as today's episode of The Thrones Show where we'll be dissecting everything that went down in 'The Long Night' and teeing things up for next week's episode.