“I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly do better”: Game Of Thrones Creator Reveals His Favorite TV Moment That Even Eclipses Breaking Bad’s Greatest Episode

George R.R. Martin praised this TV show for its exceptional ending, surpassing even Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad episodes.

"I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly do better": Game Of Thrones Creator Reveals His Favorite TV Moment That Even Eclipses Breaking Bad's Greatest Episode

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  • Despite the praise for the creator and series, the finale of Game of Thrones left the audience with much to be desired.
  • George R.R. Martin praised HBO's Six Feet Under for its outstanding finale.
  • George R.R. Martin said that as far as he could recall, it was the most perfect finale to a series while also claiming nothing could top it ever.
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When it comes to the small-screen entertainment space, the competition is becoming tighter with the rising popularity of this category of entertainment. And when the topic of the most popular and successful shows emerges, then no one can deny the effect that HBO’s Game of Thrones had on the entire TV industry during its runtime.

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George R.R. Martin and Conan O'Brien
George R.R. Martin and Conan O’Brien

Every episode was a trendsetter for the shows of the future to follow behind, and the popularity was practically unrivaled during the entirety of the show. But when it comes to the finale, the author of the original literary series George R.R. Martin says that HBO’s Six Feet Under had the best finale out of any show out there, even the legendary Breaking Bad and any of its episodes.

Game Of Thrones Creator Hails HBO’s Six Feet Under Finale As The Best Episode Ever

A still from Six Feet Under
A still from Six Feet Under

For several years, while the film industry was soaring high, the TV industry was still relatively on a smaller scale. But the advent of HBO’s flagship show Game Of Thrones flipped the script on just what a creation of small-screen entertainment can achieve. Although during the entirety of the show, people praised the creator and the series, the finale left the audience with much to be desired.

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Even the original series creator George R.R. Martin believes this to be true and even goes on to call HBO’s 2001 tragedy/comedy series Six Feet Under as having the best episodes in history.

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After Vanity Fair published a list which talked about the best episodes from the last 25 years of the TV industry, which also included the author’s own Blackwater episode from his show, Martin went on to write about how he felt leaving the finale of the 2001 series from the list was a mistake in his opinion on his Not a Blog website.

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He said that as far as he could recall, that was the most perfect finale to a series while also claiming nothing could top it ever. He said:

“If I had to pick one episode that was even more perfect than all the others on the list… it would have to be the final episode of ‘Six Feet Under,’ I liked that series well enough, though I cannot say I loved it as much as I loved ‘Rome’ or ‘Deadwood’ or ‘Fargo’ or a few other shows missing from the list, but that last episode was far and away the best finale in the entire history of television, and I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly do better.”

This was a bold statement, considering the fact that Bryan Cranston‘s legendary show Breaking Bad has an episode of its final season, titled Ozymandias, which is still rated a solid 10/10 on IMDb, even after a decade of being aired.

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What Was Six Feet Under About?

A still from Six Feet Under
A still from Six Feet Under

Before people even talk about what the show actually offers, the fact that it is a tragedy/comedy show piques your interest in just how they created such a paradoxical series.

The show tells the tale of Nate Fisher, who inherits the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home along with his brother David Fisher from his father Nathaniel Fisher Sr. after his death. While every one of the episodes starts with the death of someone or another, the funeral home is there to help them, while also reflecting upon their lives along with creating emotional and comical moments in their way.

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Six Feet Under, streaming on Netflix.

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