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'Game of Thrones' author fears 'Lost'-like screwup

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Sean Bean stars in HBO's upcoming "Game of Thrones," which premieres April 17.

The poor creators of "Lost" still haven't heard the last of the complaints about their series finale. (For the record, I thought it was great, even if it wasn't what I had expected. Vincent lying down next to Jack? I'm tearing up again at the thought!)

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin is the latest person to bash the controversial ending to the mysterious series.

"I kept watching ('Lost') and I was fascinated," he told The New Yorker. "We watched it every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper I kept saying, 'They better have something good in mind for the end. This end better pay off here.' And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion."

That wasn't even the worst of it. When the writer, whose new fantasy series premieres on HBO April 17, talked about how he might end his best-selling series "A Song of Ice and Fire," he said that he was terrified he'd "f--- it up" and "do a 'Lost.' "


"Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof seemed a little miffed by the comments. "My therapist just hit the jackpot," he tweeted, adding that he "won't be sleeping tonight." Minutes later, he thanked fans for rallying around him, but said, "George? You got yourself a feud."

Lindelof went on to explain that it wasn't Martin's opinion that bothered him, but that the writer coined the phrase " 'pulling a LOST' as empirically 'f------ up the ending.' "

What do you think? Is it possible for "A Song of Ice and Fire" to end badly? Are you still annoyed (or standing behind) the "Lost" finale?

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