There's an awesome trailer for House of the Dragon and I wanted to share it with you. The show premieres on HBO Max on Aug. 21st and I'm very much looking forward to it. It's a Game of Thrones prequel, set 200 years before. It has Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and a few others I seem to recognize. There are dragons, too!

I read the Song of and Ice saga books that are out now, but it's been a while. I really enjoyed the GoT show we got years ago, although I think like many, I was disappointed by the end. I still very much enjoyed the show.

Are you interested in this? Let me know!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/22/2022 at 04:18pm

I'll definitely be checking the show out! I too have read the Song of Ice and Fire books (and am annoyed that they're not finished lol), and highly enjoyed the original GoT series, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this new show.

These days I'm trying to avoid trailers and breakdowns, as I've found going into shows and movies blind(ish) increases my enjoyment. I used to love New Rockstars-type speculation videos, but those always seemed to set my expectations too high, or guess the general storyline of shows/movies. I watched the very first trailer for the show, but now I'm ignoring them lol.

I appriciate you posting this, so I at least know when the show will start!

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/22/2022 at 06:25pm

Awesome! I really loved reading the books, although it was so long ago I can't remember them well enough. I was always impressed by their 1,000 pages! My cousin was the one who introduced me to it. He gave me the books as a gift. I let someone borrow the first and never got it back, though.

I loved the New Rockstars trailer breakdown for this! I feel like NR is a companion. I see it as fun and awesome, a way to expand my knowledge about the shows and movies I really love. It really feeds my Marvel/Star Was obsession, which just grows. But, I also understand your perspective. I have gotten disappointed by the fact that some trailers pretty much just show the entire movie.

I'm glad you appreciate that I posted this. I just figured this was something our community would probably be into.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/29/2022 at 04:30am

I’ve been reading the first Game of Thrones and it’s incredible. I’m nearly done and am wondering how I’ll watch the show? Thinking of reading the book first then see the season of the show afterward.

The books are huge but so good!

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 07/29/2022 at 06:20am

Geez it's been ages since I've read those! I've forgotten a lot of it like how House of the Dragon fits in. It's sad how the show didn't quite reflect the books, but that's not uncommon.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 08/27/2022 at 04:24am

Renewed for a second season already w/ only one episode available! Source:

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/27/2022 at 07:12pm

Seems like everyone is loving it so far. I couldn't make it through the first episode myself, and have many criticisms if it, but I'm glad others are enjoying it. I'll probably check it out again after the season is over, depending on how people react to the entire season :)

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 08/27/2022 at 07:55pm

Yeah, I had to cover my eyes for too long during a particularly gruesome scene (happens during the tournament, but it isn't the tournament itself). Otherwise I loved it!

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 08/29/2022 at 01:05pm

So much better! Yeah the intro was bloody and there was some crabby gruesomeness, but this one was AWESOME! I loved it!

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