O Review The House of the DragonHouse of Dragon is an adaptation of the novel Fire & Blood, which follows the story of how the Targaryens established themselves as one of the most powerful houses in Westeros. It also follows the beginning of the fall of the civil war, known as the Dance of the Dragons. 

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The first reviews of House of Dragon are very favorable. This series is a spin-off from Game of Thrones, one of the biggest television productions of recent years, but House of Dragon is no exception.

The show came to HBO and HBO Max with 10 episodes packed with exclusive content for fans. To make viewers more anxious, the production premiered in London and critics published their first reviews and impressions of the series. 

As well as lots of blood, fighting and dragons, the series has pleased critics as a whole. Among the experts, Alison Boshoff tweeted that the first episodes of the series had a lot of narrative, but that it was a great production.

The premiere introduced viewers to new characters and an even more shocking world. Finally, right from the pilot, the series shows its relationship with the Game of Thrones series, as well as the main characters and the central conflict of the series. 

The family drama and the political plot

Before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, the kingdom was at peace with the then King Viserys Targaryen. However, the big problem lies in his succession, when his first wife does not grant a male child. 

In the meantime, her friend Alicent, the King's second wife, has given her male children. From this moment on, tension hangs in the air. And episode after episode, events point to a clash between the daughter and the sons. 

During this journey, Daemon Targaryen, the King's brother, sees his impulsiveness and lack of tact as something that Rhaenyra will need in the future. Without much effort, the character gains ground in the series, growing more with each episode. After all, in him lies the strength for the war that is to come in the next few seasons. 

On the other hand, the other characters, Otto Hightower and Larys Strong, do all the clever political manipulation. While the people around them are manipulated for their own ends, another uses his intelligence not only to manipulate, but to choose a side that suits him. 

The most important aspects

One of the greatest features of the series is that viewers don't need to be introduced to the universe in which it is set. In this sense, with a longer script to establish the characters, the time is longer. 

However, even if there is room for character development, there is something very clear that involves delving into third situations. Viewers will hear a lot about triarchy, for example, as well as war and other issues that go beyond that. 

Even though the series has this characteristic, The House of the Dragon doesn't fail to develop the characters or the political situation. Some deaths may not be relevant, for example, but if they were, the series would treat them with the appropriate weight. 

Division of the cast into two parts

As for the series' time jumps, some of the cast had to be changed during The House of the Dragon. After all, in order for the characters to be treated properly in their stories, this was a necessity. 

However, even though many people consider this to be a mistake, the series doesn't fail in any way. That's because, even though the actors are changed, they manage to maintain the real essence of the character. 

Among the greatest acting highlights, we can't fail to mention the main quartet. Another great strength and success of the series lies in the two versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent. After all, while in the first version the actresses deliver a raw and naked phase, in the adult phase there is the development of responsibilities. 

The biggest highlight in this regard is Rhaenyra, in particular. This is because, as she develops her responsibilities, all the issues she is involved in also change. 

Finally, with captivating personalities, The House of the Dragon is one of the biggest productions on HBO and HBO Max. However, the series has only 10 episodes and has some secondary plots that could be developed.

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