House Of The Dragon (2022) Series: Grand Fantasy Drama

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The “House of the Dragon” series is a grand fantasy drama. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood fantasy book, it narrates the tale of the legendary Aegon the Conqueror.

Aegon is the creator of the Iron Throne, so this fantasy series narrates the stories about the successive generations of the Targaryen dynasty. Thus, House Of The Dragon (HOD) traces the past family history of Queen Daenerys Targaryen. It is a prequel show and it is set nearly 200 years before the events of the Game of Thrones (GOT) show happened.

Synopsis of the House of the Dragon (S1/2022) Series

The House of the Dragon series is based on the ‘Fire & Blood’ book. It is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

It is about an internal succession war within House Targaryen at the height of its power, 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen.

Ratings of the House of the Dragon (S1/2022) Series

FM’s rating4.05/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date93% Tomatometer and 82% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesCovering an era of tenuous peace with ferocious — albeit abbreviated — focus, House of the Dragon is an impressive prequel that exemplifies the court intrigue that distinguished its predecessor.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – House of the Dragon show.

Spoiler Free Review of the House Of The Dragon (S1/2022) Series

Introduction to the George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood book

Author Martin has described this book as the ultimate Game of Thrones. Thus he gave us (readers and viewers) a whole new appreciation for the fascinating history of Westeros.

We have a green light for a GAME OF THRONES successor show… not just a pilot, but a full season order for ten episodes. HOUSE OF THE DRAGON is the title of the new show, and needless to say, it will be centred on House Targaryen, set a couple of centuries before the events of A SONG OF ICE & FIRE and based upon Archmaester Gyldayn’s imaginary history FIRE & BLOOD.

George R. R. Martin (Author & Series Creator)

So, what is the basic plotline?

In House of the Dragon, there is enough conspiracy happening in the courts of these kings to keep you hooked. With so much tension and back-stabbing, it will make you wonder who is going to emerge victorious in this bloody war of succession. This series is like a classic see-saw affair between two childhood (female) friends, who now battle for supremacy as they enter adulthood. Even their children get sucked into the bloody succession battles.

HOD is a prequel to GOT

Also, if you have already watched Game of Thrones (GOT) and liked that fantasy show, then you will certainly enjoy this GOT prequel. All these masala ingredients make House of the Dragon a good series to watch. And add dragons to the mix of this intriguing fantasy story, this is a fascinating tale worth watching at least once. And we loved the Game of Thrones (GOT) series very much, except for its controversial last season and the dubious ending.

The conclusion

We hope that you all are going to keep a close eye on the Dragons in this fantasy series – House Of The Dragon (HOD) show. Imagine all those family dramas, you have seen so far, now add – Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses and Dragons to their dramatic stories. The result is a chaotic melodrama like the House of the Dragon from the fantasy world of the ancient era. All hail the powerful fire-breathing dragons.

We loved it, the prequel HOD.

Spoilers Alert – Episode Summary of the HOD (S1/2022) Series

A peek into the Ten (10) Episodes of its first season

The Heirs of the Dragon (S1, E1) | Aug. 21, 2022

Viserys hosts a tournament to celebrate the birth of his second child. Rhaenyra welcomes her uncle Daemon back to the Red Keep.

The Rogue Prince (S1, E2) | Aug. 28, 2022

Rhaenyra oversteps at the Small Council. Viserys is urged to secure the succession through marriage. Daemon announces his intentions.

Second of His Name (S1, E3) | Sep. 4, 2022

Daemon and the Sea Snake battle the Crabfeeder. The realm celebrates Aegon’s second name day. Rhaenyra faces the prospect of marriage.

King of the Narrow Sea (S1, E4) | Sep. 11, 2022

Rhaenyra continues her search for a suitable match, Daemon returns to Kings Landing and stirs more trouble for the King. Rhaenyra learns a valuable lesson.

We Light the Way (S1, E5) | Sep. 18, 2022

Daemon visits his wife in the Vale. Viserys and Rhaenyra broker agreements with the Velaryons. Alicent seeks the truth about the princess.

The Princess and the Queen (S1, E6) | Sep. 25, 2022

Ten years later. Rhaenyra navigates Alicent’s continued speculation about her children, while Daemon and Laena weigh an offer in Pentos.

Driftmark (S1, E7) | Oct. 2, 2022

As the families gather on Driftmark for a funeral, Viserys calls for an end to infighting and Alicent demands justice.

The Lord of the Tides (S1, E8) | Oct. 9, 2022

Six years later. With the Driftmark succession suddenly critical, Rhaenyra attempts to strike a bargain with Rhaenys.

The Green Council (S1, E9) | Oct. 16, 2022

While Alicent enlists Cole and Aemond to track down Aegon, Otto gathers the great houses of Westeros to affirm their allegiance.

The Black Queen (S1, E10) | Oct. 23, 2022

While mourning a tragic loss, Rhaenyra tries to hold the realm together, and Daemon prepares for war.

Poster of the House Of The Dragon (S1/2022) Series

House of the Dragon show – poster.

Key Details about the House Of The Dragon (S1/2022) Series

GenreDrama, Action, Adventure
ReleasedAugust to October 2022
Age-restrictionsA (18+)
CreatorsGeorge R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal
CastPaddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, etc.
TaglinesFire Will Reign.
About – House of the Dragon show.

Trailer of the House Of The Dragon (S1/2022) Series

Official Trailer – House of the Dragon show | YouTube.

Awards won by the House of the Dragon (S1/2022) Series

Names of the AwardsNames of the Awards Winners
BAFTA Awards, UK, 2023Sound, Fiction – Winner – BAFTA TV Award
Makeup & Hair Design – Winner – BAFTA TV Award
Special, Visual & Graphic Effects – Winner BAFTA TV Award –
Golden Globe Award, USA, 2023Best Television Series – Drama
Primetime Emmy Awards, 2023Jany Temime, Katherine Burchill, Paul Yeowell, Rachel George, Joanna Lynch For “The Heirs of the Dragon” – Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
Awards – House of the Dragon show

Focus:- Bonus info. about the Dragons in this HOD series

Well, the Dragons are key characters in this fantasy story. So, allow us to tell you about the various dragons which have been introduced in the first season of this series.

  • Syrax – ridden by Rhaenyra, it is a golden yellow she-dragon.
  • Caraxes – ridden by Daemon, it is a red dragon.
  • Seasmoke – ridden by Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen; it is a grey-white dragon.

Then there are other dragons, which have been mentioned.

  • Balerion The Black Dread – Aegon the Conqueror’s dragon, now deceased. It was last ridden by King Viserys. Balerion’s skull is housed in the Red Keep, surrounded by flaming candles.
  • Vhagar – a she-dragon from the time of the Conquest. It is currently believed to be living wild somewhere on the coast of the Narrow Sea.
  • Dreamfyre – a she-dragon. An egg laid by her was chosen by Rhaenyra for the cradle of her newborn brother, Baelon. The same egg was later stolen by Daemon for his future heir but was retrieved by Rhaenyra. No further details about Dreamfyre are currently known to us.

Now, we eagerly wait for its second season and many more Dragons.

If you the family drama and succession issues in the fantasy series, then go ahead and check out our FM article about the Succession series set in the contemporary world.

Featured & Other Images: House of the Dragon | HBO.

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