Fans might not be happy with the direction of the final season of Game of Thrones, but they are unable to look away. The ratings continue to grow even as displeasure with the direction of the truncated story gets louder. We just can't help but stick around to see if showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff can stick the (king's) landing.
As the consensus around the series began to shatter, viewers turned to memes to make the weekly required watching worth it. And they definitely brought their A-game for the wind down from Khaleesi's torching of Westeros' biggest city. As Queen Dany ruled over the very same ashes she swore to avoid and her followers reckoned with the fact that she had become a monster, Twitter users were screenshotting and reacting in real-time, lightening the somber tones of the finale with jokes.
Take a look at some of our favorites below.