House Of The Dragon doesn’t give us anyone to root for

Emma Darcy and Matt Smith

Emma Darcy and Matt Smith
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We are only seven episodes Dragon House So far we have lost every character worthy of cheering. Some were introduced and killed almost instantly, some were with us from the start but hardly got any consideration before being shamelessly dispatched. And the characters we were meant to love are the ones doing the casting. This duality may be a trademark of George R. R. Martin’s work, but even on Game of thronesThere was always someone you wanted to see reigning, whether it was Tyrion, Arya, Jon, Daenerys, Brienne, or someone else. We didn’t really get to get characters like this in the new show, which is kind of a bummer.

In “Driftmark” Rhaenyra and Daemon conspire to get rid of Ser Laenor Velaryon – Immediately after his sister’s death – by his beloved, Carl Currie’s Secret. Lenore may have sailed away unscathed, but he is. Most likely we will nEver Seeing either of them on the show again. Lenore was a good father to the children of Rhinera, and he tried to do his duty to the kingdom. He did nothing wrong but stand in the way of an incest that would cement Rhinera’s claim to the Iron Throne. Now it is effectively gone.

this will be turn over Fans against Satan? His misdeeds continue to increase, making admiration for him more difficult with each new scheme. Until now After he directly killed his wife Ms. Rhea in Episode 5, he still has A certain segment of the audience in his corner. When he encounters the “Bronze Bitch” in the valley, he cuts the scene before we see him respond with a mockery of her to finish the job. Would it have made a difference if he did it on screen? Later in the episode, there is a mirror of that incident when Sir Kriston Cole’s baton killed Sir Geoffrey Lonmouth. This time it is shown in full and gory detail. Perhaps this difference has something to do with Daemon’s continued popularity while Kriston, another seemingly attractive character at first glance, is pretty much universally hated. Why should Daemon be held to a lower standard?

After the time jump, we were briefly acquainted with Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong, the father of Rhaenyra’s three sons. It was a welcome upgrade from Creston, although he was later killed in the same episode, along with his father, Lord Lionel Strong, at the Hand of the King. These are two other good and honorable characters who have been crossed out from the show. Meanwhile, villains like Kriston Cole and Larize Strong live without consequences. At least for now.

Olivia Cook and Fabian Frankl

Olivia Cook and Fabian Frankl
picture: Olly Upton / HBO

As for anyone else? Aliscent pretends to be above all else, but she was ready to cut off a small child’s eye with her own hand. She is no longer content with shooting daggers at Rinira figuratively, she is attacking her with real daggers now. Back in business as the King’s Hand, her over-ambitious father returned to his manipulative ways. Old and weak peels and even as it is Blower in his feuding family, they all know it He prefers To ignore conflict rather than face it head on. Lord Corliss’ ambition will never allow him to overcome the fact that his wife has been crossed in the line of succession, while Rennes, the queen who never was, surrenders to live in the world as a second-class citizen. Who is letting us so root for him at this point? children? The boys of Aliscent are violent and worthy, but the rest have not yet done anything terrible. You can not rest full view oOn the shoulders of a bunch of not-so-terrible teens.

Or maybe that’s the biggest point here. Dragon House It forces us to ask if we need someone to sympathize with in order to enjoy a story. Will fans continue to watch two factions of terrible people fight to rule a kingdom without any investment in who wins? We have to wait and see. In fact, history doesn’t always give us real heroes and villains, but it certainly gives us good stories.

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