If you're wondering why this parody seems to scratch an itch that has been spreading through your body like wildfire since Season 6, the boffins over at Scientific American may have the answer. In an article published before the finale, academic Zeynep Tufekci notes that Game Of Thrones was once a rare TV show to focus on sociological storytelling, whereby the heroes had to cope with being cogs in a much bigger political machine that didn't care about their feelings and ambitions. But the further the show drifted from the books, the more it shifted to a typical Hollywood psychological story, where the heroes only fight the eye-patch-wearing bad guys because they killed their best friend, and they don't have to, say, deal with the Kingsguard staging a coup because they haven't been paid since Tywin Lannister died.
Which is why it feels like coming home when we read a blurb that finally addresses how Queen Sansa had to deal with all those starving peasants during the long winter. Or how Gendry got deposed as Lord Paramount of the Stormlands because the people there were still stanning for Stannis. Or what the effects of 200 years of austerity will be when King Bran realizes he has to pay off a continent's weight in gold to the Iron Bank. And as hilariously depressing that those endings seem, they're a lot closer to the things that really matter when you play the Game of Thrones.