House of the Dragon (2022)
/10 78K votes
House of the Dragon tells the story of an internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.
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Watchseries; If you compare the first episode of GOT to this show first episode, then it's clear to see this is nothing but a case off for making more money. I was in awe when l watched the first episode of GOT, but this one just put me to sleep. They think more must be better, so they have lots more dragons, probably gonna be more violence and sex too. But all that will not make it a better show. Many of the actors are badly cast, and most of them don't look right or sound right, no amount of wigs can change that. Matt Smith sounds more like a muppet than a fearsome warrior ! Like many GOT fans, we all hope this will be good at least if not great, but after watching the first episode, the omen is not good.
If you compare the first episode of GOT to this show first episode, then it's clear to see this is nothing but a case off for making more money. I was in awe when l watched the first episode of GOT, but this one just put me to sleep. They think more must be better, so they have lots more dragons, probably gonna be more violence and sex too. But all that will not make it a better show. Many of the actors are badly cast, and most of them don't look right or sound right, no amount of wigs can change that. Matt Smith sounds more like a muppet than a fearsome warrior ! Like many GOT fans, we all hope this will be good at least if not great, but after watching the first episode, the omen is not good.
House of the Dragon watchseries. After all the hype they present us with long, very boring discussions and plotting. No action, no excitement, just talk, talk, talk. Soft focus, dim lighting and even JJ Abrams lens flare! Pouting teenagers that have ideas above their station and think we want to listen to them. Dragons are so yesterday and these are an impotent story line because they're a weapon that isn't used. Matt Smith is totally unconvincing, the worst villain ever. I keep expecting him to pull out a sonic screwdriver and crack a joke. This is looking very poor and an insult to the quality of GoT. Just another lame show with a men bad, women good, agenda to push.
We said a devastating goodbye to Game Of Thrones, here's to a new era, the premiere was fantastic and definitely met expectations. Here's to many more years of House Of The Dragon!
I am wondering if all the 9s and 10s are paid/fake reviews, or if people are just happy to have another GoT even if it sucks, much like how Star Wars and Marvel has become. This episode was so slow and failed to draw me in, unlike the first episode of GoT which found the right balance of action, tension, and made you genuinely interested in what the characters had to say. By contrast, I never found myself liking any of the characters in HotD and thus never got hooked like I did with GotT. Milly Alcock in particular is just awful and I just could not stand watching whenever she showed up on screen.
The episode is also loaded with MemberBerries, eager to get the audience drunk off parallels with GoT in an effort to sell the show. Remember the Iron Throne? Well here it is. Remember that jousting fight that ended in the Mountain getting pissed and killing the othe rider? Well here's a similair scene. And so and so on.
GoT crashed and burned in it's last season, and honestly HBO should've left its ashes scattered instead trying to rekindle this franchise.
The prequel to Game of Thrones (GOT) has arrived. This version takes place 172 years before the first series and focuses on the Targaryen line of succession: a male heir vs. Female heir. Go figure, medieval monarchies just have not gotten the memo on equal rights - Don't they realize it's 2022?
The story starts with an info dump. Not a good omen, just ask Dune (1984 movie) how that went for them. 'House of the Dragon' appears focused on creating a character that will right the perceived wrong done to Denerys Targaryen in the original series. Some vocal fans are still complaining about the end of 'Game of Thrones:' the new character appears to be an Elizabeth I (the Tudor Queen) clone...yawn. Another major concern of the House of Dragon appears focused on addressing complaints by the fringe against the first series about diversity and how women were treated (or mistreated.) As far as I could see, the original Game of Thrones treated all characters equally: brutally and without mercy - just ask poor Theon Greyjoy.
The end result is a Game of Thrones Prequel that is a pale reflection of the original: The prequel is so afraid to offend the vocal twitter crowd, it lacks edge, imagination, a compelling story, and memorable characters.
Casting: Grade D-. Actors do not reach the quality of the original series, not even close. To make matters worse, casting reflects the latest Hollywood obsession: racial/ identity quotas: affirmative action type casting - ignoring the source material and just pandering to a 2022 zeitgeist. It's a distraction.
Story: Grade D+. The story is rather mundane so far, bogged down in the conference room. I see the seeds for politically correct themes emerging as well. The Game of Thrones' had the 'White Walkers,' I see no intriguing foe in this series - just a 'Richard III' knock off. I see no larger-than-life characters like Lord Snow, The Imp, The Mountain, The Hound, Lyanna Mormont, Denerys Targaryen, etc.
Production: A. Sets, CGI, costumes are HBO quality. Slightly inferior to the original, but still pretty good.
Overall: D+. This series deserves a rating of about 6 after episode 1. I rated it 3 because the dishonest fake ratings of 10 are ridiculous and skew the results.
So far, so good. High production values are reflected in the scope and scale of the show. Acting is across the board impressive, excellent cinematography and the very atmospheric soundtrack are brought together extremely well. I look forward to the next episode.