The final season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end but many fans are disappointed by the rushed conclusion of the final episodes. Ratings for season 8 have taken a "critical nosedive" and some fans have demanded that season 8 be rewritten. Many people are also concerned for the next Star Wars saga, which should be written and produced by D. Benioff and D.B Weiss, and fear that the storyline will suffer from issues similar to those of GoT's latest season.
My question is: where are D. Benioff and D.B Weiss in all of this? Have they reacted to the poor reception of the show? Have they tried to justify and explain some of the divisive choices they made in the last season (besides in the "Inside the episode" featurettes where they act as if everyone would love the conclusion of the show)?
Before the season premiere they announced they would get drunk in a remote location without their cellphones and far from the Internet during the show's finale. But I doubt they spent the whole season in this remote location, so I guess they are aware that the ratings have gotten lower and lower in the past weeks. Are they waiting for the dust to settle before they respond to the criticism of the show?