game of thrones season 7 pacing

For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace.

Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have addressed that increase in speed and defended their choice to pick up the pace. Read their comments below, and learn about if we can expect a similar speediness in the upcoming final season.
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