In Game of Thrones, everyone who watched the S0803 episode noticed one thing, the episode was so freaking dark, it was almost impossible to see anything.
Audiences were left confused as all hell because the screen was so dark. It was next to impossible to tell who was fighting, who just died or which side was winning the Great War.
Those checking the settings of their television in deep frustration, you are not alone. Twitter filled with responses from viewers asking what in the world was happening because they couldn’t see anything but shadowy figures fighting in the dark. Source
Did the directors make this choice just for pure ambiance? Were they aware the viewers couldn't see anything?