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Game of Thrones season 8: Fans complain episode 3 was 'too dark' during battle at Winterfell

*Warning* Contains spoilers for season 8, episode 3 of Game of Thrones

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 29 April 2019 04:04
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Game of Thrones: Battle of Winterfell scene accused of literally being 'too dark'

Game of Thrones fans are reeling after the epic battle that takes place during episode 3 of the eighth season, but it appears that some are also a little disgruntled.

On social media, one of the biggest talking points is not who died, or what the final outcome of the battle was (although plenty are talking about those things too), but the fact that it was incredibly difficult to see what was actually going on.

The vast majority of the battle takes place at night, so it's understandable that many scenes took place in low light.

But even with raging fires all around the castle, fans clearly still struggled to see anything, as you can see from the reactions below.

American athlete and Game of Thrones fan Lolo Jones went so far as to claim she felt as though she was watching a bootleg version of the episode rather than the real thing.

*Click through the gallery below to see our Game of Thrones episode ranking*

It's easy to understand that showrunners wanted to evoke the stress and chaos of battle and so likely made it harder for fans to keep up w ith the pace. But for many, some better lighting wouldn't have gone amiss.

Fortunately for fans, the trailer for episode four, season 8 suggests things will take a brighter turn. At least, night will become day The survivors at Winterfell still have Cersei to deal with.

Keep up with all the latest Game of Thrones news here.

Game of Thrones continues on HBO in the US next Sunday, and on Sky Atlantic and NowTV in the UK

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