Fixing the last episode, at the minimum, of Game of Thrones Finale isn’t going to change the world or save lives, but now we’re seriously wondering if, legally, the viewers who have invested 8 years in watching the show have any say…
Could the writers have had Sesame Street’s Big Bird run across the council / voting scene in the Finale and just kill everyone? Sure. Would it make any sense? No. Would it have caused riots in the streets? Maybe.
So now we’re really wondering whether or not there are any limitations to breaking a concept that the public has invested in, both in time and in money, legally. Is there any precedent to a publicly invested ‘art project’ or ‘coop’ being influenced by the public that is invested in it?
We feel like the last two seasons of Game of Thrones were weak, and the Finale was offensively bad and rushed and it made us, seriously, angry. It felt very disrespectful and we’re going to exam what a lawsuit can do against HBO. We don’t want to dictate what art is or does, but Game of Thrones is a more complex idea.
Separately, we understand there are so many other “more important things” happening in the world, but we have chosen to spend our time on this issue. It’s not going to cure cancer or save lives, but we and almost 2M care about this idea. And again, we’re wondering if we as viewers have any say in who concepts are handled…
By David Bramante
Published May 25, 2019