The Game of Thrones Spin-Off is Real!
I still find it hard to believe HBO is moving ahead with their Game of Thrones spin-off. But here is the first teaser trailer for House of the Dragon! It looks…fine. It looks like Game of Thrones, only with more Matt Smith, and fewer actual dragons.
I loved Game of Thrones as much as the next person. Heck, I probably liked it more, because I am perfectly content with the final two seasons and the finale of the show. I got no problem with it. Are there complaints to be made? Sure, probably! But I have plugged my ears and closed my eyes to those complaints, and I get to continue living with a perfectly contented finale.
(Seriously, King Bran makes perfect sense to me. As does Arya killing the Night King. And Dany going crazy on King’s Landing. It all works just fine for me, thank you very much.)
But I have no idea what House of the Dragon hopes to accomplish. It’s a prequel, and George R.R. Martin has been very clear about what happens in the past. So…like…what is this show going to be about? Just how the Targaryen family conquers Westeros with their dragons? We already know how that plays out, and we already know what becomes of their dynasty in the future. So why is this show a prequel?
Whatever. I’ll watch it! House of the Dragon comes to HBO sometime next year!