As a general rule, side works should be able to stand on their own merits and need not be compared with their predecessors. In reality, however, it’s naive to think that any of us could be on a show as big as the one that came out after “Game of Thrones” without feeling comfortable about the familiar or painful feeling of what lacks comparison. And what “House of the Dragon” is missing a lot, at this point, is heroes.
This week, as we witness Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) hooking up with her murderous uncle, Alicent (Olivia Cooke) attempts to gouge out a child’s eye, and their children join in on a scuffle. brutal war, it’s hard not to be surprised: who do I root for, here? Even the show’s most popular character, King Viserys (Paddy Considine), kicked off the show by accepting the bloody dissent c that killed his wife. Up to this point, watching “House of the Dragon” often feels like watching a reality show with no point in being attached to someone, because you never know when the new version will be released. editing will make them a villain.
Not every show needs a hero, but for all the attention given to the more nihilistic aspects of its books, George RR Martin is in the business of building heroes. He centers much of “A Song of Ice and Fire” around Ned Stark and Jon Snow, characters so noble that there’s no mistake. On screen, “Game of Thrones” imbued supporting characters like Brienne, Samwell and Davos Seaworthy with not only the qualities of a good sidekick but also a warm feeling. Despite all the flames in “House of the Dragon”, not much warmth was found.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1036854/unlike-game-of-thrones-theres-no-clear-hero-in-house-of-the-dragon/ Unlike Game Of Thrones, There No Clear Hero In House Of The Dragon