Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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Many television critics gave the eagerly awaited Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon rave reviews on Friday, but it still has a lot to prove to others.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones came to a contentious conclusion three years ago that disappointed some fans. The latest instalment in the franchise takes viewers back to George R.R. Martin’s fantastical setting for a drama series that focuses on the bloody civil war within House Targaryen.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the new HBO Max series House of the Dragon received a 76% favourable rating, with 124 of 164 reviews praising it.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

After their father Viserys I passes away, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her brother Aegon II Targaryen engage in a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons to determine who will succeed to the throne.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

The spin-off “recaptures the power and grandeur of the original,” according to Lorraine Ali of the Los Angeles Times.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

According to Ali, “GoT” fans will recognise the family trees and narratives that this new chapter in the Seven Kingdoms saga feeds into.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

“It’s best to brace yourself now for the genealogy chatter around Houses Targaryen, Lannister, Velaryon, and Hightower, for theories tying the present to the past, and for ghastly discussions of which series featured more graphic displays of blood, gore, and guts,” the author writes.

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The good news is that “the beginning is the worst part,” according to Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich, who called the opening scene “the blandest possible orientation, Epic Fantasy for Dummies.”

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

Other critics expressed similar concerns about the series’ failure to match the original Game of Thrones in terms of quality overall, characters, and story.

The prequel, according to CNN’s Brian Lowry, is a “less-addictive game for an earlier throne,” but it’s still “not bad.”

Reviews have arrived for House of the Dragon, the eagerly awaited sequel to HBO's Game of Thrones.

 

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