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House of the Dragon season 2: what the first reviews say

House of the Dragon season 2: what the first reviews say

The prequel series game of Thrones, House of the Dragongo back to HBO and Max next week (June 16) and the first reviews are very positive.

The second season was renewed five days after the first season premiered, in August 2022. The series is based on the book Fire & Blood of George R.R. Martin from 2018 and is set almost 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones. Its eight episodes will air weekly starting June 16 and ending on August 4.

Last month, a trailer for the show’s second season was released, which built on the tension that highlighted the first season’s finale, when Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) face off to claim the Iron Throne, starting a civil war between the Targaryens, also known as the Dance of Dragons.

The House of the Dragon – Second Season _ Official Trailer _ Max.mp4

What the reviews say about the second season of House of the Dragon

Reviews for the second season have been strong so far, and it currently has a 91 percent rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Empire awarded the season four stars and wrote: “Above all, House of the Dragon remains a sharp, acidic human drama; “an astute, timely and well-crafted study of the way power and wisdom are often mutually exclusive.”

The Independent also rated the show four stars out of five. “While it takes a few episodes for House of the Dragon to reach the kind of grandiose, violent spectacle that the series does better than almost anything else on television, there are enough incidental details… to satisfy the bloodlust of the spectators”.

The Telegraph also gave it four stars and wrote: “Summer is coming, and for those eager for an alternative to sunburn, football and airport lines, House of the Dragon has everything you could need to have a good time.”

Another four-star review came from the Evening Standard. “We spend more time with each of the main characters, free from the constraints of the first season’s time jumps, and as such, we get a deeper and more satisfying immersion into them. [Olivia] Cooke, in particular, is great as Alicent.”

Less charitable, however, was Rolling Stone’s review, which said: “In its second season, HotD remains a show that confuses confusion with complexity, throwing waves of poorly defined, often interchangeable characters at the audience, and hoping that no one cares. because there will be dragons here.”

Starring Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy and Rhys Ifansamong others, the first season of House Of The Dragon received high praise and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.

Source: Ambito

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