Game of Thrones fans can hire counselors to help them cope with endingMay 18, 2019
Professional counselors are making themselves available for $50 an hour on Skype for Game of Thrones fans unable to cope with the show’s end
- Professional counselors are making themselves available to speak with fans via Skype to help them sort out their emotions after Sunday’s series finale airs
- The service will cost fans about $25 for 30 minutes and $50 for a full hour
- The counselors will be ‘familiar’ with the series and can be selected by fans
- Counselors will help fans move on after eight seasons of their series obsession
Game of Thrones fanatics worried about the outcome of Sunday’s series finale can take comfort in knowing that counselors are standing by, ready to help them sort out their emotions about the way the show ends.
A Bark.com listing has gone up, advertising the launch and availability of ‘specialized Game of Thrones counselling service to help bereft fans seek support and get the help they need through this tough time.’
The listing clarifies that these ‘qualified counselors’ are ‘familiar’ with the series — naturally — and will be able to help fans ‘digest their feelings and interpretation of the show, which could range from anger and confusion to sadness and grief.’
Game of Thrones fans can now book time with professional counselors to help them deal with the fact that the series is ending Sunday and that’s the last they’ll see of Jon Snow (left) and Daenerys Targaryen (right)
The listing advertising the counseling services was posted on Bark.com
After eight years of being obsessed with the series, these professional counselors will be able to do the important work of guiding ‘fans on how to move on after almost a decade of fandom.’
Those who sign up for the sessions will connect with their counselors via Skype for £20 (roughly $25) for a 30-minute session and £40 ($50) for an hour-long session, according to the listing.
It appears that fans will be able to pick their counselor, although it’s unclear exactly what sort of qualifications these counselors have.
While it may seem a bit overboard for fans of a TV show to require professional help because the series is ending, a Bark.com counselor said that the connection that people have with their favorite TV shows and movies often result in particularly strong attachments to the entertainment properties.
Fans will be able to pick their counselors, who are ‘familiar’ with the series, and speak with them via Skype for 30 minute or hour-long chunks of time (stock)
‘We watch them to escape our daily lives and immerse ourselves into the “unknown,”‘ Bark.com counselor Lynette said in a statement to CNN, adding that this deep immersion is ‘why we sometimes become addicted to watching them, the stories they tell become part of our identity.’
The ending of Game of Thrones seems to be particularly ripe for this kind of counseling service, in light of the fact that fans are so worked up over the way the final season’s story is unfolding, that they’ve actually created a petition aimed to ‘Remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers.’
Started by someone named Dylan D., the Change.org petition notes: ‘David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!’
In just a handful of days, the petition has already received more than 929,000 online signatures out of the 1million signatures it is seeking.
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