Do you think “Game Of Thrones” is unbeatable? Then we have a steep thesis for you: The spin-off “House Of The Dragon” could be even better. You can find out more about this in the video and also in the text.
On August 21, 2022, “Game Of Thrones: House Of The Dragon” will finally start, the first offshoot of the mega hit “Game Of Thrones”, with which HBO created a series milestone and finally made fantasy socially acceptable. In Germany we can watch the first episode on the night of August 21st to 22nd parallel to the US premiere on Sky Ticket, the other episodes will then follow at weekly intervals.
“Game Of Thrones” fans should, of course, be looking forward to this start of the series, after all, it goes back to the much-loved world of Westeros, albeit 200 years before the action of “GoT”. But there should also be some skepticism: Can the quality of the parent series be achieved again here? Or are we just expecting a tired infusion that HBO delivers to us to milk the “GoT” cow a little more?
That’s why “House Of The Dragon” could be better
In his video above, the DashFUN video editor puts forward a steep thesis by presenting the (previously known) plot of “House Of The Dragon” in detail: The spin-off could even be better than the parent series!
Sebastian finds many elements that distinguish “House Of The Dragon” from “Game Of Thrones” promising: On the one hand, there is the narration on different time levels. A lot of flashbacks are used in House Of The Dragon, which can already be seen in the trailers, where we see, for example, Rhaenyra Targaryen as a grown woman (Emma D’Arcy) and as a girl (Milly Alcock). Sebastian finds this narrative structure interesting – and this allows the series to cover a larger time frame than “Game Of Thrones”.
Less fantasy, clearer ending
In addition, Sebastian sees the fact that the fantasy aspect is scaled back as a possible strength of “House Of The Dragon”. Yes, of course, there are dragons in the Targaryens, and it’s a fantasy world.
But while “Game Of Thrones” got a little confused with storylines about the Night King, the children of the forest, the legend of Azor Ahai, and the like and didn’t solve them satisfactorily, this problem should even be solved with “House Of The Dragon”. don’t put it first – so far it looks like the focus this time will be firmly on politics, drama, and intrigue, which means that the series runs less of a risk of getting bogged down in subplots about legends, mythical creatures and the like.
Another important point: There is a much clearer end point than with “Game Of Thrones”, which suffered from the fact that George RR Martin had not yet finished his template and those responsible for the series had to come up with something of their own.
With “House Of The Dragon” there is now automatically more freedom for the authors because it is not based on a novel, but the fictional Westeros history book “Fire and Blood”. But we already know how the story will end – the events of “House Of The Dragon” will end in a civil war called “Dance of the Dragons”. So there is no threat of disappointment at the end, as many fans experienced with “Game Of Thrones”.