Battle of Winterfell: The night was ‘dark’ rather than ‘long’ as the fans complained about poor lighting in Ep3 of Game of Thrones


Imagine waking up at 6:30 am on a Monday morning to witness an epic battle as promised on the final season of Game of Thrones and it was compromised on lightings. Frustrating right? Well, that is what the fans felt when they saw episode 3 – The Long Night. Some of them adjusted the brightness of the screen while others strained their eyes and played the guessing game.

After the episode aired, fans all over Twitter and Instagram expressed their discontent of watching an important and anticipated episode like this in dim lightings.

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This pivotal episode fall prey to several memes where the fans trolled the makers of the episode for dark background. Check some of them out here.






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However, the makers justified the darkness quotient in the episode saying that it was a well thought conscious decision taken by the makers of the show as they wanted it to be as natural as possible given the fact that the winter is here and the nights would be progressively darker. They decided to shoot this episode just with the lightings in the castle of Winterfell and fire from the battlefield. (Thanks, Melisandre) It indeed looked like a ‘Long-Winter-Night’

In spite of their valid justifications, this cautiously taken judgment caused repercussions of its own. Rotten Tomatoes had its critical review about the episode and rated it 8.96 out of a possible 10. It read-

"Winter is here and Arya Stark may officially be the baddest woman in the land, but despite delivering some epic and emotional moments "The Long Night" leaves a few things to be desired (lighting, anyone?) heading into the final stretch”


Lighting or no lighting, we loved the episode. Did you?