The country may not agree on politics, but one thing that is pretty much the consensus? The ‘Game of Thrones’ series finale has to be one of the worst finales in history. When there’s a petition for a season re-do you know it’s bad and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren are speaking out.
According to three of the nation’s capital most vocal women, the eighth and final season of ‘GoT’ did no justice to women in power who the felt was left with “unsatisfying” and “unambitious storylines.”
“I felt like we were getting so close to this ending of just women running the world,” AOC said to Warren in a video of the two discussing the finale. “Exactly. And then one goes crazy,” the 2020 presidential candidate agreed.
For those who don’t watch the show, for the first six seasons, the HBO show consisted of strong female characters like Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Cersei Lannister. Characteristics the writers decided to forget about for the final season.
A treatment that Kirsten Gillibrand wasn’t too happy with. “I was particularly upset about how the writers treated the character of Khaleesi. She came to power over many years and many struggles as the Breaker of Chains,” Gillibrand said. Going on to describe her struggles throughout the series, Gillibrand goes on to say that Daenerys just wanted to reform the government, but she had to become the “mad queen” instead.
“That was not part of who she was, and I get she has a history in her family, but they just in the last three episodes destroyed who she was and why she wanted to ascend to power. And I thought it was cheap, and I was very unhappy.”
Watch more of AOC and Warren’s reactions in the video above.