House of the Dragon is Also Trying Really Hard
We got a full trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off called House of Dragons. It’s a big, epic adventure trailer full of dragons and knights and all sorts of madness. And I think this trailer and this entire show is trying too hard.
Honestly, I consider House of the Dragon the same way I consider The Rings of Power: some TV studio is clinging to a popular franchise too hard and is hoping desperately they can somehow make a successful prequel spin-off show by throwing money at it. But neither trailer has provided much of a look at the actual story or what we’re supposed to care about. Why are they prequels? How is that going to be a good idea?
Can money make a show? Look. I am one of the few people in the world who liked and is content with the Game of Thrones finale. Come at me. But as much as we all enjoyed that show, do any of us really care about this prequel series? About the ancient history of the Targaryen family and their dragons?
I think both House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power are both going to equally and simultaneously crash and burn.
TV Trailers Out the Wazoo!
I’ve been sitting on a bunch of TV show trailers for no particular reason other than to take up time on a Monday. And guess what? It’s a Monday! So on the off chance you haven’t seen any of these yet, enjoy some trailers for some upcoming big ticket TV shows.
First up is the trailer for the third season of the Umbrella Academy.
Love this show, love how season 3 looks. I never read the comics so I don’t know if we’re still following existing stories or if the TV show is off on its own road. Doesn’t matter to me. It’s all good, and season 3 should be just as good as the rest. Everybody on the team seems to be on the same page, so at least they won’t be butting heads the whole season.
Umbrella Academy returns to Netflix on June 22.
Next, how about we take a peak at the upcoming fourth season of Westworld!
I will probably watch Westworld, but I can’t be sure. I barely remember what happened in season 3, and I definitely barely remember what the larger, ongoing narrative has been. I’m pretty sure I liked season 3, but again, I honestly don’t remember. Did I even finish the season?
Whatever the case may be, Westworld season 4 comes to HBO Max on June 26.
Finally, the first trailer for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.
Honestly, I have no interest in this show. I loved Game of Thrones as much as the next person. Heck, I’m even one of those rare weirdos who was perfectly content with the final seasons and the finale. It all ended perfectly fine by me. But a prequel? Set thousands of years in the past? And is basically a story we already know from Game of Thrones? No thank you.
I just don’t know what this show can possibly offer. A bunch of Targaryen in-fighting? And some less-memorable CGI dragons? It feels so desperate.
But what do I know? I’ll probably watch it eventually.
House of the Dragon comes to HBO Max on Aug. 21.
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!
6 TV Show Finales That I Love, That Everybody Else Hates
TV is a fickle beast. Sometimes shows just can’t maintain the greatness we come to expect. Sometimes really good shows change writers or showrunners and the end just peters out. Sometimes the ending is so bad the show is forever tainted in the eyes of the world.
And sometimes when that happens, I go against the grain and end up loving the finale that everybody else hates! It has happened so often that I found six entries!
I like what I like, and sometimes I just don’t have a good explanation for why I like it. I am surprisingly easy to please in the middle of watching something. There are a lot of shows I hate, a lot of endings I loathe, but there have been a few times where I have either loved or have been perfectly happy with a show’s finale, only for the rest of the world and the internet to hate the ending with a fiery passion. I just don’t get it. And I doubt I can convince you to change your mind. It’s been years since watching some of these finales, and I honestly don’t remember as much as I would like. Don’t expect me to have big, amazing reasons for why I enjoyed all of the listed finales, I just liked them.
Join me after the jump to see just what kind of crap I actually enjoy. FULL SPOILERS for each of the shows mentioned.Read the rest of this entry
Why Jon Snow’s True Lineage Was Important
***Game of Thrones final season spoilers!***
I enjoyed the final season of Game of Thrones, including the finale. I can’t defend every single choice that was made, and I’d probably agree with a lot of the complaints that people have, but I thought it was a fine finale to a great show. And I grow more comfortable with the finale the more I think about it.
I’d like to take this moment to clear up a problem I see a lot of people complaining about on the internet: what was the point of Jon Snow’s true lineage if he never did anything with it?
Here’s your answer:
Jon Snow being the true heir of the Targaryen dynasty didn’t mean anything to him, but it meant everything to Daenerys. That’s why it was so important to the show overall. It did not mean Jon Snow was going to sit on the Iron Throne. It was always only ever going to be the biggest, most painful straw to break against Dany’s camel back on her journey to becoming the Mad Queen.
More after the jump!