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House of the Dragons Screener Review

House of the Dragon, the prequel to the globally acclaimed series Game of Thrones, takes viewers into Westeros’s troubled past, showing the Targaryen dynasty’s rise to power. The series, set some 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones explores the complex relationships between people, conflicts, and politics that typify the Targaryen dynasty. The first season of the series raised the bar by fusing a compelling story with breathtaking visuals, viewers anxiously anticipated the continuation of this epic drama.

Season 2 of House of the Dragon expands conflicts within House Targaryen, and new characters whose fates are intricately tied to the Iron Throne bring the series to life. The epic ignites a blazing trail of intrigue and spectacle, captivating audiences from start to finish and earning critical acclaim from leading film writers and critics.

Vanessa Obioha of ThisDay perfectly captures the essence of this thrilling saga: “The political intrigue will eventually quicken, setting the stage for the climactic dragon fight. Of course, there will be fire, blood, and tears. But the ultimate victor of the throne remains a matter of cunning, strategy, and mastery over the dragons.”

What Kept Me Up notes, “It opens with a surprise that the audience can look forward to! As cliffhangers and suspense go, this show wins time after time.”

Samson Toromade of Pulse NG observes, “The opening scene of the season returns to a familiar Game of Thrones haunting ground that’s nostalgic for fans of the Seven Kingdoms, and its sickening final act would fit perfectly in the world of the original”. He adds that “The characters are meaner, the schemes are deadlier, and House of the Dragon is more alive than its first season.” 

Tomi Falade of Daily Independent emphasises, “The first few episodes of House of the Dragon’s Season 2 are just like the song of fire and ice; it’s a fiery reminder of why this epic saga deserves its place among TV’s greats.”

NETNG highlights the series’ emotional depth, stating it “conveys a captivating story of loss, pain, and revenge, told through striking cinematography, capturing the savagery and manipulation between house black and green.”

Zikoko sums it up well: “We got a pre-screening of the first four episodes of House of the Dragon S2, and from what we can tell, expect dragons, do-me-I-do-you, and petty guys causing avoidable complications.”

In the early episodes of season 2, we witness the Targaryen family’s internal struggle reaching new heights. The characters navigate a maze of betrayal and loyalty, with each episode concluding on a thrilling note. As more plot twists unravel in season 2, viewers can expect the best of Westeros drama to unfold, promising intense rivalries, strategic alliances, and the relentless pursuit of power. As House of the Dragon continues to delve deeper into the lore of George R.R. Martin’s world, audiences can anticipate an even more compelling journey ahead in season 2.

Catch new episodes every Monday on Showmax, express from the US.

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