Yeah, i agree. Series tend to pad out stuff and drag on for too long.
But game of thrones has been the exception because it had alot of material and follows it, the books and isn't padding. Things just happen, wich is why we have so few episodes a season.
I wish series were all more focused like that.
I guess Westworld and the new Star trek discovery have great pacing aswell. Let's hope they don't start padding them out with following seasons though.