House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel fans have been waiting for, recently finally premiered on August 22. The show kicked off its first season with a powerful episode that seems to have brought all GOT fans back to the world of Westeros. With the Targaryen family in the middle, dragons also made their appearance.
Based on George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, House of the Dragon stars Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans and more in lead roles. The show’s first episode, which runs for nearly an hour, introduced us to the Targaryen family aged 172 before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen by Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones. The show will explore the history of the Targaryen family as they battle for the Iron Throne claim.
In the show’s first episode, Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) faced the dilemma of choosing his heir between his daughter, Princess Rhaneyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) and brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith). The show also promised a good amount of action with some gory scenes related to the fights during the tournament. Interestingly enough, the episode didn’t have a specific opening title sequence as seen in Game of Thrones, which covered a map of all of Westeros and its homes.
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