From “really ugly” to “soappetizing”, what does “House of the Dragon” do right?

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The series ‘House of the Dragon’, which is eagerly awaited by fantasy fans worldwide, premiered on August 21. Currently, the show has a high score of 9 on IMDb, with a good reputation.

House of the Dragon’ is an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’, focusing on the civil war in House of Targaryen. Because its setting is 200 years before the events involved in the famous American drama ‘Game of Thrones’, it is also seen by many as a prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’.

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When the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer first came out, many book fans or ‘Game of Thrones’ fans complained that “the casting was too ugly” and did not match the super-high-value setting of the Dragon family.

I didn’t expect it, but after the first episode broadcast fantasy fans have exclaimed ‘soappetizing’. Whether it’s special effects, plot or characterization, it brings back the feeling that ‘Game of Thrones’ didn’t suck before it ended.

From ‘really ugly’ to ‘soappetizing’, what did ‘House of the Dragon’ do right?

Emotional card to play the right, “face” is not a big problem

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“When this winter comes, Rhaenyra , Westeros all will rise up against ……Aegon called his dream ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. “

The last minute of the first episode of ‘House of the Dragon’, when the familiar ‘Game of Thrones’ theme song played, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans of the show’s sweat stood up at once.

I don’t know if it was because of instant overload, but the HBO client briefly crashed for a few minutes when the episode went live. A New York user also captured a scene of multiple residents in an apartment watching ‘House of the Dragon’ at the same time.

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Left: Rhaenyra Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’ Right: Daenerys Targary in ‘Game of Thrones’. Is this face really the right genetic value?

From the pace of the episode, the first episode of ‘House of the Dragon’ is not deliberately and naturally laid, with complex and three-dimensional characters such as the princess, the king’s uncle, the king, the prime minister, the prime minister’s daughter, The Sea Snake and the uncrowned queen.

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When the audience is immersed in the plot, the “actor’s face” problem that was previously complained about is also ignored.

There is a solid foundation of the original, coupled with meticulous adaptation and reproduction, plus the first episode there are two audience-pleasing “dragons”, so that the ‘House of the Dragon’ “emotion” pull full.

A uniquely female perspective, centered on “the gender battle for imperial power”

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Friends who have watched ‘Game of Thrones’ know that at the beginning of the story of ‘Game of Thrones’, the Targaryen Family was already broken and dragons were almost extinct, and Daenerys Targaryen “Daenerys hand is the restoration of the rebellion script.

And ‘House of the Dragon’, is to tell everyone how Targaryen was overthrown.

How was it extinguished? “Only Targaryen can kill Targaryen”.

The ‘Danceof the Dragons’ is about the battle of the heirs. As long as there is a little bit of courtroom drama or power drama basis, it is easy to get into the drama, so even if you have not seen the original, ‘House of the Dragon’ is not much of a threshold for watching the drama.

But what is new about ‘House of the Dragon’ is that it brings the interaction between women’s self-identity and power into the spotlight. To put it bluntly, at the heart of the play is the “battle of the sexes for imperial power”.

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House of the Dragon’ is “superbly restored to the original, and the details added are not abrupt”. The episode’s focus on the conflict between the female and male inheritance systems is great, “driven by Rhaenyra’s change of heart, and the temporal correspondence between her and the audience’s familiar Daenerys”.

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There are three sets of female counterparts in the play, such as Rhaenyra and her stepmother Alicent, who are fighting for the right of inheritance (Rhaenyra is classified as an heir, while the children born to her stepmother also have the right of inheritance); Rhaenyra and her aunt, who are portraying the different situations of two generations of princesses; and the heroine and her mother, who have different worldviews (Rhaenyra believes that women can ride dragons to war, while (Rhaenyra believes that women can fight dragons, while her mother believes that a woman’s battlefield lies in the birth of her children).

In order to get the male heir, the king ruthlessly let the queen “abortion” episode, watching people extra heartbreaking. The queen in labor and the city-state knight competition of the bridge for parallel editing, let people again feel from the Westeros world that “familiar blood and darkness”.

The topic of women’s awakening also coincides with the current global trend of film and television productions. This also gives the adaptation of this fantasy masterpiece a new life.

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‘Game of Thrones’ ended in 2019, leaving everyone with an epic mess. But HBO was working on a ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff long before the show ended.

The spin-off reinvention of IP is a proposition that has been explored in the global film and television industry.’ House of the Dragon’ is off to a good start, and much depends on the strong belief of the HBO developers and the creators’ understanding of this IP.

With George R.R. Martin’s escort, avoiding the “disaster” like the last two seasons of ‘Game of Thrones’, which was all made up by the producers.

What’s more, HBO this time under the blood money, it is said that ‘House of the Dragon’ the whole show will appear 27 dragons! Danceof the Dragons’ kind of famous scenes, think of all the funds are burning.

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At its core, the appeal of ‘Game of Thrones’ is its brutality and unpredictability.

From the known ending, ‘House of the Dragon’ is destined to be a tragedy, as it tells the story of the decline of House of Targaryen. But the lives of the people who are in the whirlpool of tragedy and still fight relentlessly still have great appeal to the audience.

I hope this drama, do not start high and go low.

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