What Is It?
The 2022 HBO American fantasy drama TV show House Of The Dragon (Season 1).
Here is how HBO describes this TV show:
The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans.
Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.
See the cast and characters here.
Martin and Ryan Condal serve as co-creators on the series.
Miguel Sapochnik and Condal are showrunners, and the pair also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt.
Clare Kilner and Geeta Vasant Patel also direct the series.
Greg Yaitanes is director and co-executive producer.
Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi scored the series.
Unlike The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power (Season 1), House Of The Dragon (Season 1) was not bad, and was actually better than I had expected.
Both shows were slower than I liked, but House Of The Dragon (Season 1) slowly got better, while The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power (Season 1) got worse.
If you are trying to decide which of these two shows to watch, watch House Of The Dragon (Season 1).
I was expecting Matt Smith to fail in his role as Daemon Targaryen, but to my surprise he had one of the best performances and roles / characters.
I was not looking forward to this show and I did not think that I would like this show, but I was wrong, fortunately.
Unlike The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, I look forward to House Of The Dragon (Season 2).
- John Jr