'Game of Thrones' ended and people who don't watch are celebrating: 'It’s finally over'

Anika Reed

Our watch has ended – well, for those who actually watched "Game of Thrones." But for those who never saw an episode, the series finale was a welcome ending to eight years of an intense fandom.

Fans and foes of "Game of Thrones" shared some very intense reactions to the end of the HBO fantasy series Sunday night on social media, with feelings ranging from relief that Sunday nights are "GoT"-free to people mourning the end of an era.

When USA TODAY polled Twitter users about whether they were sad about the series ending, people were pretty divided, with 52 percent voting yes and 48 percent voting no.

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"Glad it is over with," one user wrote. "Maybe now people will find something useful to waste their time on."

One Twitter user was relieved that the show finally ended (in a NSFW post): "Thank god Game of Thrones is over. Because now people can shut the (expletive) up about it. I never watched an episode. Never will."

Another person on social media celebrated the fact that Sunday nights on Twitter would be free of "Game of Thrones" from now on: "So happy game of thrones is over...Twitter will be back to normal finally."

Others shared the same sentiments. "I’m so happy game of thrones is over so I never have to hear anyone talk about it again," another person tweeted.

Another user shared a happy GIF to express their relief that the show was over: "TFW Games of Thrones is over and your Sunday timeline will be back normal."

One person pointed out how emotional fans were about the finale: "y’all BIG mad over game of thrones."

"As someone who hasn’t watched a single second of Game of Thrones, I feel pretty good about that decision tonight," another person wrote. "Gonna spend the rest of my night thinking about all the productive things I’ve done over the last ten years with the time I could’ve spent watching that show."

Another Twitter user wrote: "The silent minority. The people who don’t watch Game of Thrones. It has happened. It’s finally over."

But of course, the true fans were sad that the series was over, with another Twitter user sharing a crying meme: "It's over!"

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