Stephen King praises final, controversial Game of Thrones season

Acclaimed author Stephen King has come to the defence of Game of Thrones (GoT) writers, saying he's loving the current season's plot twists.

Warning: SPOILERS for Game of Thrones S08 follow.

As the final season of the fantasy epic comes to a close, both viewers and critics have been quick to criticise how the plot is unfolding.

Even the cast of the show have expressed disappointment about the eighth season of the show, which didn't have the luxury of using book author George RR Martin's source material - he hasn't written the concluding books yet.

However, King has sided with the TV show's writers, posting on his Twitter account that he's excited about how this final season is wrapping up.

"I've loved this last season of GoT, including Dani going bugshit all over King's Landing.

"There's been a lot of negativity about the windup, but I think it's just because people don't want ANY ending. But you know what they say: All good things…"

King, the author of best-selling books Carrie, The Stand, Pet Sematary, It, The Green Mile and Mr Mercedes has plenty of experience with plot twists, but his followers still questioned his opinion.

"The problems I hear are manifold: missed opportunities for narrative pay-off, characters suddenly acting in ways that don't fit with their arc, dialogue being less impactful, characters doing things that don't make any sense given context," one user wrote.

"We want an end, but an end that makes sense. Not characters acting weird, ending stories like if there was no time to tell them properly, a feeling of "telenovela", a lot of things were so obvious," another added.

However, King's opinion was backed up by a few of his diehard supporters.

"Exactly. Just because the final season isn't going the way people thought it would doesn't mean it's poorly written," one posted.

King himself has been criticised for not ending his epic books well, but that didn't stop one fan asking him to write the concluding books.

"Can you finish the books? Cuz GRR ain't interested."