Fans are fed up with how dark 'Game of Thrones' is, and they're voicing their frustration in the most hilarious ways

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  • Warning: Spoilers ahead for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” season eight, episode three, “The Long Night.”
  • Sunday’s episode of the HBO show featured the Battle of Winterfell.
  • The Night King brought devastation to the castle, but some of the fighting was difficult to see because it was so dark.
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The Night King’s army left destruction in its wake during Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

The devastating Battle of Winterfell claimed the lives of some fan favourites on the HBO show but left many others alive. But following the epic battle, fans could not stop talking about how impossible it was to see certain scenes on the show because it’s so dark.


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Robert McLachlan, a cinematographer who worked on eight “Game of Thrones” episodes, told INSIDER that the show was dark because it was meant to be kept as “naturalistic” as possible.

The idea is “to make these sets and locations feel as if they’re absolutely not lit by us, but only by Mother Nature or some candles,” he continued, “so that it feels more naturalistic, albeit enhanced in some cases.”

But some people argued that the show didn’t need to be realistic

“Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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