House of the Dragon Ep. 10 Finale Recap: Black Queen

House of the Dragon Ep. 10 Finale Recap: Black Queen

Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO “I wasn’t ready to be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms,” Rhaenyra tells her young son Jacaerys, speaking about when Viserys first named her his heir, all those years ago. “But… it was my duty. And in time, I came to understand I had to earn my inheritance.” What Rhaenyra doesn’t know much … Read more

Barrie Gower on Creating Viserys’ Disease

Barrie Gower on Creating Viserys’ Disease

Image: HBO The last two months, House of the Dragon has offered a look into the twisty, messed up Targaryen family before their inevitable fall. As the various family members have spent years scheming and trying to dick each other over, the physical condition of Paddy Considine’s Viserys had gradually worsened until his death finally … Read more

Viserys's Walk Into the Throne Room | Talk the Thrones | House of the Dragon – The Ringer

Viserys's Walk Into the Throne Room | Talk the Thrones | House of the Dragon – The Ringer

Viserys’s Walk Into the Throne Room | Talk the Thrones | House of the Dragon  The Ringer A Key Moment for King Viserys on Last Night’s House of the Dragon Was Improvised  Gizmodo Australia Who Is “The Beast Beneath The Boards”? Helaena’s New Prophecy Explained  Screen Rant There’s a Hidden Meaning Behind That Terrifying Viserys’ Mask  Startefacts House of … Read more

A Key Moment on Last Night’s House of the Dragon Was Improvised

A Key Moment on Last Night’s House of the Dragon Was Improvised

Screenshot: HBO As this season of House of the Dragon sets up the wars to come, a feeling of peace is briefly granted to the ailing King Viserys (Paddy Considine) in “The Lord of the Tides.” For the first time in years, his entire family descends on King’s Landing to grapple over control of Driftmark—resulting … Read more

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

House of the Dragon Ep. 7 Recap: Driftmark

House of the Dragon Ep. 7 Recap: Driftmark

Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO Targaryen blood has been spilled. The unbelievable tension that has been building between Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent (Olivia Cooke) since the beginning erupted in a mesmerizing episode of House of the Dragon where secrets were exposed, Westeros’ ultimate power couple emerged, and someone was pushed way past their breaking point. As … 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

Season 1, Episode 5, “We Light The Way”

Season 1, Episode 5, “We Light The Way”

Milly Alcock and Theo Nate Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO Over the course of its eight-season run, critics and fans alike dinged Game Of Thrones for its failures of representation. Characters of color were thin on the ground and often viewed through a regressive colonialist lens; violence and cruelty toward women was handled with graphic abandon; and … Read more

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

House of the Dragon Had a Wedding, So You Know What That Means

Image: Ollie Upton/HBO It is not a spoiler to say that weddings in the Game of Thrones franchise don’t often end well. There was, of course, the infamous Red Wedding, where Robb and Catelyn Stark were murdered after the former spurned a marriage/political alliance with House Frey. Then there was the wedding of the horrible … Read more

Did House Of The Dragon just confirm a major book theory?

Did House Of The Dragon just confirm a major book theory?

Paddy Considine and Matt SmithImage: Ollie Upton/HBO Warning: This is called Spoiler Space for a reason. The following contains details about key plot points and developments in House Of The Dragon episode 4. One neat thing about doing a show based on a book of historical conjecture is getting to see events as they really … Read more