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Descend to madness with ‘House of the Dragon’ awaited series that premieres Sunday
No warring clans mass this time as with the awaited House of the Dragon, the concentration would fall to Targaryens who ride dragons, family and the blond. The series is set to air on Sunday at 9ETD/PTD and is a prequel of 10 episodes to Game of Thrones, an Emmy-winning fantasy megahit.
The prequel to Game of Thrones, the House of the Dragon will concentrate on the royal house at its peak. It will take the viewers before 2 centuries from the heyday of the ‘Thrones’ favorites, including Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Daenerys, the descendants of Targaryen. However, the cracks seem to be already appearing within the foundation.
The Game of Thrones concluded in the year 2019. The series chronicled the epic war between the competing families for having dominance. The series was based on the book by R.R. Martin, ‘Fire & Blood’. It hinted at the upcoming battle between the ruling clans that were ensconced on the Westeros’ Iron Throne by the dragon’s mastery, but the same was destined for being hobbled with the infighting and the eventual madness.
‘House of the Dragon’ story is based on?
As per Ryan Condal, the executive producer and the creator of the series the House of the Dragon, along with Martin, he sees some sort of spiritual connection between the shows. Also, skullduggery, sex and blood, they vary within the scope and time, of course.
Ryan talking about the House of the Dragon says, “This world exists in a place that continually explores the same themes in a different way: pride and power and ambition,” adding, “It’s a succession story within this very powerful house. It’s more of a King Lear story than it is a sprawling epic, the way the original series was.”
Number of Dragons in ‘House of the Dragons’
Herein too before you descend to madness with ‘House of the Dragon’, there are dragons in plenty. The squadron of the prequel is almost 6 times the size of the ‘Game of Thrones’ trio that was nursed back by Daenerys from their apparent extinction, and the insanity of that destroyed hope of the restoration of the dynasty. For Targaryen dominance, the control over flying infernos is the key, as per Executive Producer and Miguel Sapochnik, the Director.
While giving an explanation of the mythic creature’s personality, size and age variance from the House of the Dragon, it was said, “There are definitely more dragons, as the (show’s) name would suggest.” “We wanted to get into dragons as almost a domesticated beast. In the era we’re talking about, dragons were … omnipresent. Each Targaryen had a dragon, with a few exceptions,” adding further.
The House of the Dragons would be opening the fateful choice with the King Jaehaerys Targaryen ailing and choosing Viserys (Paddy Considine), the nephew, as the heir, trying to pass on the older and the much more capable niece of his, Rhaenys, the role played by Eve Best as she is just a woman and this centers around the patriarchy and misogyny themes which would be woven all throughout series.
Best says that Viserys can be seen as a decent and good man with traits that might hamper his ability of his to be a strong ruler.
Best says that “He’s a really lovely guy, but he’s clearly ill-suited to being an effective ruler. (It’s) an interesting question about leadership: What makes a good leader? And can you be a really nice guy and be a good leader?”
One of the problems of Viserys is doubting the authority within the story of how Westeros couldn’t win. The succession of Targaryen continues to persist as there is no male heir to Viserys. The potential successor’s list only includes Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock), his daughter, but the tradition might block the path and also the path of her Prince Daemon (Matt Smith), her younger brother, who is one of the able warriors with the unstable tendencies.
At Odds are Brothers’
As per Smith, the relationship that exists between the brothers is quite complicated and also really simple, all at once. Smith played the role of the different royal named Prince Philip in ‘The Crown’ on Netflix.
Smith says, “I’m his annoying younger brother. There is a linear thing between us that is unbreakable but thrown into all that is the politics and the madness of the Targaryen empire that he has to deal with. And I push all his buttons as he’s dealing with it.”
Considine says that the commander of King Landing City Watch that is powerful but violent; he acts quite impulsive, and this causes a lot of headaches for the Viserys. She adds, “on top of his duties, Viserys has to defend his brother constantly against the (king’s) council because (for) every opportunity Daemon is given, he manages to mess up or corrupt in some way.”
Viserys is said to be the one and only ally of Daemon, and he cannot be the brother and the king in the given situation. Also, by the 1st episode’s end, Viserys behaved like the king when he was dealing with his brother.
Not that becomes a complex relationship of Targaryen. Daemon and Rhaenyra are, even though for the Iron Throne potential rivals, they do share a close bond.
Smith says, “I think a lot of that has to do with his relationship with his brother,” He added, “In many ways, his brother is the great love of his life and, therefore, so is Rhaenyra. But it’s complicated.”
According to him, the other relationships, they are intrigued too. With the ‘Dragon’ making a move in time which is shown through the time jump in the 6th episode, a friendship that exists between the daughter of Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) grown version, it starts becoming fraught. Otto is one of the top advisors of Viserys.
The House of the Dragon and the centering two women
D’Arcy says, “This series is built around these two women, who start in childhood as one another’s only true friendship,” adding that “they’re both in such a unique situation. … There is no one else in the court who can understand what it means to be here as a woman. And then as the series goes forward, it’s the patriarchal structure that looks to pull apart this relationship, because that’s how men consolidate power.”
As per the Condal, Both these young women in the House of the Dragon, they have been put into the political chess match, and it is their game of thrones in a way, and all of this leads to strife and intergenerational rivalry. Condal also said, “They grow up and have children of their own. And then those children grow up and they’re the ones that are charged with carrying forward the war and the cause for their mothers, who are standing on opposite sides of the playing field.”
With all that is coming forward, all this is creating a sense of what can be expected from ‘The House of the Dragon’ and whatever that is, it is going to be quite big. With all awaiting the series to be released for the prequel, the Game of Thrones, we hope the series holds up to expectations, and we assure you, we will soon be out with the entire review of the series the House of the Dragon as required.
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