Warning: This article contains spoilers for those who haven't watched the "Game of Thrones" series finale.
Winter came and Game of Thrones finished its run in a season that captivated audiences as fans waited to see how everything was going to play out.
But when the finale episode aired on Sunday, fans were divided over the fantasy drama series' shocking ending.
You can't please everybody. But actor Jason Alexander knows a thing or two about capping off a series and its repercussions with devoted audiences.
Alexander, who played George Costanza in the sitcom, Seinfeld (1989–1998), reminded the GoT cast about gratitude.
"Dear #GOT company, I know a little something about finales and disappointed fans. My advice: live in joy that you are part of something that moves people so. You were all magnificent. My family and I loved it all. Thanks."
Dear #GOT company, I know a little something about finales and disappointed fans. My advice: live in joy that you a… https://t.co/OfbHEwRgGw— jason alexander (@jason alexander)1558361571.0
Seinfeld fans were quick to tell the actor how much they enjoyed his show's finale, which at the time was the fourth most watched regular series finale in the history of U.S. television behind M*A*S*H, Cheers and The Fugitive, with an estimated estimated at 76.3 million viewers.
@IJasonAlexander The final Seinfeld was brilliant.— Big Fan (@Big Fan)1558361637.0
@IJasonAlexander the Seinfeld finale was perfect— Tony Snyder (@Tony Snyder)1558361650.0
@IJasonAlexander I loved the Seinfeld finale, more rewatches the more funny and thoughtful it is. and the button co… https://t.co/2YogY98t3B— Prowns (@Prowns)1558361683.0
Fans and critics were very divided about how GoT concluded. Lucy Mangan from The Guardian wrote:
"There's no doubt this season has been a rushed business."
Over a million disappointed viewers signed a petition calling for the eighth season to be remade with "competent writers."
One Twitter user mentioned that fan reactions are a good indicator of a show's popularity.
@IJasonAlexander People cared enough to get upset. That's a partial win at the very least.— Fade Dragontear (@Fade Dragontear)1558361673.0
Even the Seinfeld finale wasn't entirely a home run.
@IJasonAlexander I initially didn't "Get" the Seinfeld finale. But when I realized that the joke was, "The protagon… https://t.co/YreH3EvaeU— Justin 🎸 Reeves (@Justin 🎸 Reeves)1558365902.0
@IJasonAlexander When a show is as beloved as Seinfeld, I think fans are mad it’s ending and were going to be disap… https://t.co/1yhJOEWafR— sarah taylor agate (@sarah taylor agate)1558362485.0
@IJasonAlexander I hated the Seinfeld finale at the time. But now I appreciate it and think it was a good way to go… https://t.co/SADbeZycyG— GirlInterrupted (@GirlInterrupted)1558365673.0
May the GoT cast recover from the despair of mixed reviews.
@IJasonAlexander Looking forward for the cast of GOT to reunite on Curb Your Enthusiasm for a hilarious arc.— Ryan Evans (@Ryan Evans)1558363481.0
You can't please everybody. But for the record there were those who enjoyed both series finales.
@IJasonAlexander It was an excellent finale as was Seinfeld's.— Busher! (@Busher!)1558364090.0
@IJasonAlexander It’s not all about the ending. The journey is what matters most. Both Seinfeld and GoT were fantas… https://t.co/fuJhTT91Yp— chris lounsberry (@chris lounsberry)1558365323.0
Onward and upward. Few shows can polarize a global audience the way GoT has. That's already a huge win, right?