Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
So if you know me by now then you should know I absolutely detested "Game of Thrones", and weirdly enough "Vikings" but I’m loving their predecessors. Well anyways this isn’t about "Vikings" or "Vikings Valhalla" which go watch if you haven’t. This is about "House of the Dragon", the prequel to "Game of Thrones", that ended like crap and pissed fans off. Sorry to those that wasted eight years, but in my opinion I don’t think "House of the Dragon" will do that.
But I guess only time will tell but after only seeing one episode though I’m in love, especially with Daemon Targaryen, my heart. But anyways GOT fans get the bloodiness from that, but like Matt Smith said I think maybe with a bit more. There was one scene I think that could have been left out, but I guess we need to expect stuff like that by now. They also have Rhaenyra Targaryen who reminded me of Daenerys right away, though I knew it wasn’t her. It’s also nice to learn the history before the mad king took the throne, and to see the dragons as well. This powerful family once reigned and honestly if "Game of Thrones" wasn’t dumb, they should have again with Daenerys on the iron throne. That’s just my opinion though and here’s another. If you’re afraid to give this a chance because you were disappointed in Westeros before, trust me this at least to me lives up to the hype and that’s coming from someone again who hated its predecessor.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
So with everything being regurgitated by Hollywood, it should be no surprise that they wanted to piggyback the success of "Game of Thrones" by making another series. Did we really need another one? No, we really didn't. I am in the minority that actually liked the way it ended. I was late to the party, picking it up after the 4th season, or 5th season. I don't even remember now. But if you actually watched the series, did you really expect a happy ending and everything to turn out just fine for everyone? If you did, I don't know what series you were watching because I expected everything to fall apart for everyone. There are no happily ever afters in this land. Did you watch Dani escalate over the years and not expect any of this? Seeing the things she has done on her journey? The clues were there. I think everyone said they didn't like because they expected something different or wanted a different ending. I like being thrown a curve ball. If everything turned out the way people expected it to, it would have been bashed for being predictable. I don't think many were placing bets on that ending.
Now we have this new part of the story with "House of the Dragon". The trailers did nothing for me but ended up watching it anyway. (Melanie - because Jenn wouldn't stop until you did lol) It was ok but I still don't think it was needed. Of course, comparisons to GoT will come but it's not GoT. GoT was very much an ensemble show. Different houses, and almost different worlds were brought together. This one will just focus on one family it seems. You can still expect blood, a body count, lots of naked people and probably incest at some point down the line. It's a brutal world and definitely not for the faint at heart. Time will tell if we actually make it through the entire season before giving up. If you join us for the ride, don't get attached to too many characters. If you watched GoT, you know some bodies will hit the floor.
Melanie - Greg and I watched the first episode and will stick with it ... for now .... but right now the jury is out for us. New episodes are arriving weekly on Sundays exclusively on HBO Max.
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