This Data Might Explain Why “Game Of Thrones” Felt So Weird In The Later Seasons


Whether or not you were happy with the way Game of Thrones ended, I think we can all agree that the show really felt ~different~ in the last couple of seasons.

Well, according to a chart using data from, there may actually be a reason why the show felt so weird as it went on — basically, the data shows that the number of words in each episode declined throughout the show:

The chart was made by github user mrquart, and you can find the code here, if that’s your thing.

Of course, fans were quick to make jokes, specifically about their frustrations with the final season:




While others pointed out how the increasing lack of dialogue actually made sense:


It also sparked a conversation about the lack of dialogue among the female characters on the show:


And while you could argue that the increasing lack of dialogue each season may be a “reason” why some fans felt dissatisfied in the end, there’s no denying that it did not stop the growing popularity of the show:


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