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Game Of Thrones’ director hits back at fans’ complaints episode three was too dark

Game Of Thrones’ director defiantly defended the Battle Of Winterfell episode against moaning fans complaints it was too dark.

Fabian Wagner, who has been hailed by fans for his work on episodes Battle of the Bastards and Hardhome, boldly claimed the Battle Of Winterfell was a ‘cool episode’.

The TV expert insisted the third episode wasn’t too dark as he blamed the streaming service for the poor quality.

Unleashing his anger: Game Of Thrones’ director hit back at fans’ complaints episode three was too dark as he blamed streaming services’ ‘weak connection’

He told TMZ: ‘We tried to give the viewers and fans a cool episode to watch. I know it wasn’t too dark because I shot it.’ 

The director also said he planned for the episode three to be dark to ensure the atmosphere was ‘claustrophobic and disorientating’.

He added: ‘Game Of Thrones has always been very dark and a very cinematic show.’

Fabian explained the dark colours on the televisions screens could be a result of HBO’s compression of the episode which he said leads to poor visual quality.

Defense: Fabian Wagner, who has been hailed by fans for his work on episodes Battle of the Bastards and Hardhome, boldly claimed the Battle Of Winterfell was a 'cool episode'

Defense: Fabian Wagner, who has been hailed by fans for his work on episodes Battle of the Bastards and Hardhome, boldly claimed the Battle Of Winterfell was a ‘cool episode’

The director also pointed out fans could be experiencing problems because of a weak connection on streaming services. 

He recommended Game Of Thrones fans should watch the episode in a dark room, fashioned like a cinema. 

Many viewers complained about the amount of darkness during Sunday night’s episode and shared a number of GIFs about their experience.

What can you see? Jon Snow was caught looking into the darkness at many points throughout the episode

What can you see? Jon Snow was caught looking into the darkness at many points throughout the episode

Fans across the globe took to social media with hilarious posts about the unexpected darkness.

‘If you can’t see what’s going on then is it really happening,’ queried @MollyJongFast. 

@MG_gumbercules shared a square black post with the words, ‘Hands down my favorite scene from tonight’s episode of #GOT #GameofThrones.’

‘I would like to personally thank drogon and rhaegal for providing us with the only source of light to actually see anything this episode,’ shared @vazquez_ac over photos of a dragon shooting fire into the coming White Walker army. 

Common criticism: Fans across the globe took to social media with hilarious posts about the unexpected darkness. 'If you can't see what's going on then is it really happening,' queried @MollyJongFast

Common criticism: Fans across the globe took to social media with hilarious posts about the unexpected darkness. ‘If you can’t see what’s going on then is it really happening,’ queried @MollyJongFast

My old friend: @MG_gumbercules shared a square black post with the words, 'Hands down my favorite scene from tonight's episode of #GOT #GameofThrones

My old friend: @MG_gumbercules shared a square black post with the words, ‘Hands down my favorite scene from tonight’s episode of #GOT #GameofThrones

Dragons alight: 'I would like to personally thank drogon and rhaegal for providing us with the only source of light to actually see anything this episode,' shared @vazquez_ac over photos of a dragon shooting fire into the coming White Walker army

Dragons alight: ‘I would like to personally thank drogon and rhaegal for providing us with the only source of light to actually see anything this episode,’ shared @vazquez_ac over photos of a dragon shooting fire into the coming White Walker army

SpongeBob made an appearance in one GIF, with the words, ‘This isn’t your everyday darkness, this is…. Advanced Darkness.’

Another GIF found Futurama’s Philip J. Fry squinting, with a caption saying, ‘Me trying to see what’s happening.’ 

‘I can’t see a damn thing,’ wrote @ananavarro over a picture of a competition television judge making binoculars over her eyes.

@excyujimehello wondered, ‘So are we supposed to bring night vision lens or something?’

Another GIF found a picture of a woman, bent over trying to see in the distance with ‘Everyone,’ written over top. 

The next episode of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO Sunday, May 5, at 9pm ET. 

Anyone out there? SpongeBob made an appearance in one GIF, with the words, 'This isn't your everyday darkness, this is.... Advanced Darkness

Anyone out there? SpongeBob made an appearance in one GIF, with the words, ‘This isn’t your everyday darkness, this is…. Advanced Darkness

Squinting: Another GIF found Futurama's Philip J. Fry squinting, with a caption saying, 'Me trying to see what's happening'

Squinting: Another GIF found Futurama’s Philip J. Fry squinting, with a caption saying, ‘Me trying to see what’s happening’

Binoculars: 'I can't see a damn thing,' wrote @ananavarro over a picture of a competition television judge making binoculars over her eyes

Binoculars: ‘I can’t see a damn thing,’ wrote @ananavarro over a picture of a competition television judge making binoculars over her eyes

Where are the goggles? @excyujimehello wondered, 'So are we supposed to bring night vision lens or something?'

Where are the goggles? @excyujimehello wondered, ‘So are we supposed to bring night vision lens or something?’

Can you make it out? Another GIF found a picture of a woman, bent over trying to see in the distance with 'Everyone,' written over top

Can you make it out? Another GIF found a picture of a woman, bent over trying to see in the distance with ‘Everyone,’ written over top

Coming soon: The next Episode of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO Sunday, May 5, at 9pm ET.

Coming soon: The next Episode of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO Sunday, May 5, at 9pm ET.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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