A Handy Guide to the Dragons in House of the Dragon So Far

Spoilers ahead. In any given shot over the course of Game of Thrones’ eight seasons, it’s relatively easy to decipher which of Queen Daenerys’ dragon babies—Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion—is which. But toss a dozen additional dragons into the mix, and recognizing one fire-breathing beast from another becomes a little more strenuous. Besides, what if you […]

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How Old Are the House of the Dragon Characters Supposed to Be?

Spoilers ahead. Watching a series as complex as House of the Dragon might understandably raise a few questions, namely, Why is there a Rhaenys, a Rhaena, and a Rhaenyra in the same family? or, Where is The Vale again? or perhaps, Shouldn’t all this incest bother me more? And after the series’ numerous unprompted time […]

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Emily Carey On Her Final House of the Dragon Scenes: ‘We See That Spark of the Angry Woman’

Emily Carey is leaving. Unless you’re well-practiced in the particular art of spoiler-dodging online, you knew this was coming. HBO has been forthcoming about very little when it comes to their hit Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, but they’ve been transparent about this: After episode 5, the actresses portraying Rhaenyra Targaryen […]

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Recap: Red Wedding, Round Two

If there’s anything we’ve learned from Westerosi customs, it’s that weddings are rarely nonviolent affairs. House of the Dragon’s mid-season transition episode—the moody and well-acted “We Light the Way”—purposefully recalls moments from Game of Thrones’ notorious Red Wedding, though Dragon’s ceremony fails to hit the former’s body count. (At least, not yet.) There’s a lot […]

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House of the Dragon Is Officially Getting a Second Season

House of the Dragon has been renewed for a second season on HBO, which comes as no surprise following the show’s record-breaking premiere on Aug. 21. Given its predecessor, Game of Thrones, dominated TV for eight seasons, this could be the beginning of another years-long reign for the fantasy franchise based on George R. R. […]

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House of the Dragon: Everything We Know About the Game of Thrones Prequel

If you think you’ve missed Game of Thrones after that lackluster finale in 2019, it’s nothing compared to how much Game of Thrones has missed you. The defining fantasy series for years—and a harbinger of capital, cultural and otherwise, for HBO—Game of Thrones was one of the last few bastions of appointment viewing, a cultural […]

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