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13 Tweets And Memes That Perfectly Sum Up Everyone’s Frustration With The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale

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After eight seasons of ice, fire, and blood the series finale of the epic TV show, “Game of Thrones”, finally aired on Sunday night. As expected, the conclusion to the beloved show polarized fans. While some expressed satisfaction at the unexpected and bittersweet ending, others claimed they felt duped by the unanswered questions and the rushed storyline of the final season.

Regardless, of the reception, there’s one thing for sure about the series finale: Twitter had thoughts. Look below to check out the most hilarious and on-point reactions to the “Game of Thrones” series finale! Warning! Spoilers ahead.

1. First off, we all had a few questions about the amount of work Bran did to win the grand prize.

Seriously, though. While everyone else has been freeing slaves, waging wars, returning from the dead, and marrying people they hate, Bran has spent the last few years tripping on peyote in the mountains with his friends. The dude out-smarted them all.

2. I mean, even Sansa had a few questions.

Sansa aired Bran’s business out like a savage before all of the Lords of Westeros. The girl seriously has no mercy.

3. Lord knows this is how Jon felt after he had to take matters into his own hands when Daenerys wouldn’t listen to reason.

All jokes aside, Jon crying while holding his aunt/lover’s lifeless body in his hands was a truly tragic scene. Especially knowing that he didn’t want to do it in the first place.

4. Honestly, props to Drogon for finally getting rid of that eye-sore.

Lord knows it was time. That throne of swords has caused more than enough trouble.

5. Literally, everyone’s reaction when Edmure “Coward” Tulley stood up to announce his bid for King.

Out of all the bloody slayings in the show’s history, Sansa’s “Sit down, Uncle” reaction to Tully’s little speech may have been the most brutal.

6. The biggest twist of the night:

Twitter was completely shocked (and more than a little thirsty) when Robin Arryn returned from wherever he was with a full Neville Longbottom-style glow-up. The last time we saw him, he was an obnoxious child who was too old to still be breastfeeding.

7. In the end, it looks like Tyrion was stuck doing a job he was “meh” about forever.

Tyrion practically begged Bran to let him go be an alcoholic in a brothel somewhere, and Bran pretty much said, “Nah, doing a job you hate for the rest of your life is punishment enough for your stupid decisions”.

8. Even in death, Brienne still stanned hard for Jaime.

But also, girl didn’t let the ink dry fully before she slammed that book shut. The Kingslayer’s page is going to be smeared forever. Smh.

9. Bronn’s new job seemed more unrealistic than any dragon ever did.

Why in God’s name was arguably the least-educated character on GOT awarded with the position of Treasurer for all of the Six Kingdoms?

10. The Night’s Watch is still a thing?

In arguably the funniest line of the night, when Jon learned his fate was to serve the Night’s Watch until the end of his days, his response was, “There’s still a Night’s Watch?”. Ours was too. Like, for what, tho?

11. All in all, it was an emotionally exhausting 80 minutes.

Not only did everyone have to deal with the frustrating plot points, but we also all had to deal with the end of a beloved series. Needless to say, there will be a GOT-shaped hole in our lives from this moment on.

12. At least our imagination can let us run wild as to what the future will hold for our favorite characters.

At least Jon Snow has another red-headed wildling to spend the rest of his days with. That’s the least he deserves for his heroics.

13. All in all, people are just trying to find a cure for this disappointment.

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Isn’t Vicks Vaporú supposed to cure all?

Cast Of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Intervenes On New Cast Member’s Behalf After Online Trolls Get Out Of Control

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Cast Of Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ Intervenes On New Cast Member’s Behalf After Online Trolls Get Out Of Control

13 Reasons Why: Season 3 Kiss Scene!!! Grace Saif and Clay Jensen

Grace Saif deleted her Instagram after “13 Reasons Why” fans bullied her relentlessly. Fans of the show didn’t like the new character Ani, who is played by Saif, and misplaced that hatred by harassing her on social media. Saif’s bullying comes in the wake of aggressive “stan culture,” particularly aimed at women and women of color. 

When misogyny and anti-blackness mixes, we call that misogynoir and many felt Saif has become victim to it. While there is a lot to say about fans who cannot separate the actress from her character, it is much easier for fans to characterize a black woman as unlikeable.

Why don’t “13 Reasons Why” fans like Grace Saif? [*Spoilers Ahead*]

Season 3 introduced viewers to Saif’s Ani Achola, who is a new student at Liberty High School and the omniscient narrator. Fans did not find Ani’s character convincing but this was largely due to plot holes. Viewers didn’t understand how a new girl at school knew so much about students at Liberty, and they weren’t sold on her storyline regarding Bryce’s death.

Rather than crediting the writers for a lackluster season, they targeted Saif on social media and accused her of ruining the show. 

Grace deletes Instagram and makes Twitter private.

The online abuse became so difficult she decided to cut off the source. While we won’t be sharing many of the harassing Tweets and comments on social media because why share that hatred, they so ubiquitous you’ve probably already seen a few in your feed.

There’s a long history of harassing women actresses on social media. 

Daisy Ridley who plays Rey in the latest Star Wars reboot deleted all her accounts and said she would never return to social media due to misogynist bullying in 2017. Meanwhile, her Star Wars co-star Kelly Marie Tran faced a similar fate after experiencing anti-Asian and misogynist bullying in 2018. 

Women who are a part of a series with a rabid fanbase tend to be larger targets of bullying and if they are women of color or queer it is so much worse. In July, Candice Patton who portrays Iris West on The Flash experienced so much racist bullying by fans who can’t deal with Barry Allen having a black wife, her co-star Grant Gustin had to step in to shut things down

But the rest of us aren’t putting up with bullying.

Saif’s co-star Timothy Granaderos Jr., who plays Monty de la Cruz, spoke out against the ongoing harassment and encouraged fans to chill out. 

“Hey Y’all, just a reminder. Whether or not you support, like, or love, a character in our fictional tv show—please remember that there is a talented and beautiful actor/actress bringing those scripted words to life,” Granaderos Jr. wrote on Instagram. “One of the underlining themes in our show is to take care of each other. I’ve seen some pretty nasty things being said online, concerning the introduction of a new character. Y’all are passionate & we love you for that, but PLEASE PLEASE try to be kind and respect the work of the talented actress/actor behind the character. Love y’all & keep taking care of each other.”

Anne Winters who plays Chloe Rice told People the backlash against Ani was unwarranted. “Ani is amazing, Grace who plays Ani is like the sweetest girl ever. I really loved her character this season,” she said. 

Fans on social media showed support for Grace Saif.

“I stand with grace saif. so now people’s reason for abusing another BW is for being so bomb at her job she convincingly plays a multi-layered, complex character? we cannot win. you haters can duck out. grace keep shining we got you boo,” tweeted @JazleeJones.

Oh, the irony…

“I wasn’t really rocking w Ani in #13ReasonsWhy but I find it cruel how y’all bullied this woman until she deleted all her accounts! It’s just a show guys. Hell yeah her character was annoying but y’all forget that this shit isn’t real @gracesaif I hope you’re doing fine,” one fan wrote.

And this whole thing is ironic because the series “13 Reasons Why” aims to address difficult issues including bullying. 

Many felt that fans missed the entire point of the series by harassing Saif.

“The irony here… it stinks. First you 13RW fans fight against bullying. Now you (not everyone) are bullying an actress who played someone you didn’t like. I’ve seen Ani and most of all Grace Saif receive more hate than Bryce and Justin Prentice. You guys are disgusting,” another fan pointed out.  

However, the Netflix show, whose main demographic is teens, has come under fire multiple times, for glamourizing behaviors on the show like suicide and sexual assault rather than examining or condemning them, by psychologists and mental health experts. 

Whether the show is good or not has nothing to do with Grace Saif. Stop the misogynoir! 

Disney’s New ‘High School Musical’ Series Will Be A Guaranteed Hit For ‘Arrested Development’ And ‘Glee’ Fans

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Disney’s New ‘High School Musical’ Series Will Be A Guaranteed Hit For ‘Arrested Development’ And ‘Glee’ Fans

If there’s one thing we pretty sure Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ seems to definitely be leaning into its nostalgia and remakes. From a live-action version of “Lady And The Tramp” starring Afro-Latina queen Tessa Thompson to a “Lizzie McGuire” reboot. That’s why it’s no surprise that the new service is planning to debut its much-anticipated service with a new series based on one of their most successful Disney Chanel franchises to date: High School Musical.

The trailer for the new series was released on Friday and has already racked up over 1 million views.

“High School Musical: The Musical” series released its first trailer and it’s already taking us back.

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The new series gets real meta real quick in the trailer. Set 15 years after the release of the first High School Musical movie, “High School Musical: The Musical” follows a group of high schoolers, who study at the same high school in the series, as they set out to put on a theatrical rendition of the original film. That means, stay with me, while we won’t see Vanessa Hudgens or Zac Effron in their original roles of Gabriella and Troy, we will see others take on their roles as they depict them on stage.

Got that?

This moment from the new trailer explains what’s going on pretty well:

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“When I heard that the high school where High School Musical was shot had never staged production of High School Musical: The Musical, I was shocked, inspired, and triggered as a millennial,” an East High drama teacher says in the trailer before setting out to pull off a show that will bring all kinds of backstage drama to the forefront of the new series.

As the new cast of characters prepares for a first-time production of High School Musical: The Musical at East High, there’s all kinds of drama behind the scenes.

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The series follows Ricky, Joshua Bassett, as he takes on the role of Troy while attempting to win back his ex-girlfriend Nini, Olivia Rodrigo, who plays Gabriella for the school’s theatrical play.

What’s more, the trailer high lights that the new series will take on a “mockumentary format” (think: “Arrested Development” or “Parks And Recreation”)

The new series is set to debut on Disney+ on November 12 which marks the same day as the new steaming platforms launch. Old and new fans of the OG movies will get to binge 10 episodes. So rest your feet and voices, you’re gonna need a lot of moves in your back pocket for this one!

Check out the trailer below: