House of the Dragon Ep. 8 Recap: Lord of the Tides

House of the Dragon Ep. 8 Recap: Lord of the Tides

Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO They were happy. For one unexpected, shining moment, the extended Targaryen family existed as one House, together, the past at least temporarily forgotten. And then the moment ended. “The Lord of the Tides” is a mostly excellent episode of House of the Dragon, but it’s also a lot. To begin with, it … Read more

How is House Of The Dragon doing so far?

How is House Of The Dragon doing so far?

House Of The Dragon (Photos: Ollie Upton/HBO) Graphic: Jimmy Hasse House Of The Dragon dropped its fifth episode on Sunday night, which means we’re officially halfway through the first season of this Game Of Thrones prequel. (We did it, everybody!) And that means that it’s high time for The A.V. Club to take a step … Read more

House Of The Dragon’s theme song feels a little too safe

House Of The Dragon’s theme song feels a little too safe

House Of The Dragon opening creditsScreenshot: HBO In our second episode of House Of The Dragon, we finally got to hear what Westerosi music sounded like some 200 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen—and, much like the fashion and patterns of speech, it’s pretty much exactly the same as it will be two centuries … Read more

All 56 Targaryen Names, Ranked

All 56 Targaryen Names, Ranked

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO The branches of the Targaryen family tree stretch far beyond the Game of Thrones TV franchise. In fact, if you look to George R.R. Martin’s original Song of Ice and Fire novels—including Fire and Blood, upon which House of the Dragon is based—there are more than 50 named Targaryens mentioned throughout Westerosi … Read more

Stunt performer sues HBO over The Battle Of Winterfell

Stunt performer sues HBO over The Battle Of Winterfell

“The Long Night,” Game Of ThronesImage: HBO Three years later, the final season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones continues to be a controversial and destructive thing; rarely has a series burned away its own goodwill in such a short span of time, leaving critics, creators, and fans alike to sift through the ashes of whatever’s … Read more