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Yeah, that M14 video guy...
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I'm enjoying it so far. It doesn't seem rushed, which I like. I guess one of the big differences between this and GOT was that GOT used dragons sparingly because of the CGI cost and we saw a lot less dragon footage.

Either CGI cost has come down or the show put more budget into being able to show more dragon time.

And yes, there's a much smaller net of characters this time around, at least at this point in the series.

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Have to add, I really enjoyed the Price Daemon scene at the planning table, when the messenger from the the King came up. Thought Matt Smith really played it well, all without saying a single word.
 
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Have to add, I really enjoyed the Price Daemon scene at the planning table, when the messenger from the the King came up. Thought Matt Smith really played it well, all without saying a single word.


Yes, he owned that episode!
My daughter and I are huge Matt Smith fans, but she isn't a game of thrones person. But she saw me laughing and saw Matt, so now she is starting House of the Dragon.



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And there it is. They just had to do it. Hopefully this “girl” says fuck it all and raises hell and war. At least make it interesting.



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Found out a few days ago that the wife and I get HBO Max included in our ATT cell phone plan... Who knew, wish i had known earlier since i've had this damn plan for nearly 4 years...

Anyway, we got caught up tonight.

As soon as the wedding was announced I assumed in the fashion of this series... Bad news was afoot.

It was actually tame from the PAST weddings in this universe.

I'm liking it though. 5 episodes in we are entertained.

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Prince Daemon is by far the most interesting character in the show and Matt Smith is crushing it. Busting in on the wedding uninvited and his interplay with his dead wife’s cousin were boss moves.

A bit disappointed with the preview for the next episode. The episode ended with it looking like Viserys was about to pack it in, but the preview shows he’s still alive and kicking after the 10 year time jump. Gave away too much.
 
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Prince Daemon is by far the most interesting character in the show and Matt Smith is crushing it.



Matt Smith is a great actor. He portrayed one of my most favorite iterations of The Doctor on Doctor Who after Tom Baker, the very favorite of myself and many.


 
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Anyone else find S1E6 less than stellar as well as somewhat distracting due to some of the cast having been replaced? If they wanted to show a decade later why have only some of the characters replaced with others looking just like they did in S1E5?



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Anyone else find S1E6 less than stellar as well as somewhat distracting due to some of the cast having been replaced? If they wanted to show a decade later why have only some of the characters replaced with others looking just like they did in S1E5?


I thought the recasting with older actors was a bit jarring, too.

The new Rhaenyra, in particular, didn't much resemble the previous one. The Alicents were similar enough that they didn't bother me too much.




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Anyone else find S1E6 less than stellar as well as somewhat distracting due to some of the cast having been replaced? If they wanted to show a decade later why have only some of the characters replaced with others looking just like they did in S1E5?


Yes. I found I spent half the episode trying to figure out who all the people were. While it wasn’t that difficult it was distracting and annoying halfway through a season. So far this has been a big yawn for me.


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I’m tired of the lack of action. Monarchy melodrama week after week. They need to get it on.



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Agree with prefontaine.
By accident we climed on the E6 trailer looking for the full episode. The trailer is A LOT better and worth watching, the episode not so much.

Thinking they should go “Dracarys” on the whole First Season and move on to the next.

Enough with the foreplay, let’s get down to business!


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The entire show strikes me as a low budget, wannabe, Game of Thrones.
 
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Anyone else find S1E6 less than stellar as well as somewhat distracting due to some of the cast having been replaced? If they wanted to show a decade later why have only some of the characters replaced with others looking just like they did in S1E5?


I thought the recasting with older actors was a bit jarring, too.

The new Rhaenyra, in particular, didn't much resemble the previous one. The Alicents were similar enough that they didn't bother me too much.


Agree that new Rhaenyra didn’t look much like classic Rhaenyra. She also seems pretty whipped down. Speaking of whipped, Daemon was pretty lame too. Much less interesting than he was in the previous five episodes. I can only assume that this episode was just a massive setup dump and things are really going to pick up from here. Or at least hope so, otherwise interest in the show is going to drop off pretty quickly. The preview of the next episode looks like Rhaenyra and Daemon are going to team up, get their mojo back, and presumably spark it up.

For who got recast and who didn’t, it seems like they recast just the characters that were supposed to still be teens at the end of episode five. They aged up the King, but it’s strange they didn’t age up any of the other actors. You’d think the adults would show some sign of aging 10 years.

I just don’t buy that the King would just let his daughter just pump out bastards and not do anything about it. I get he knows what’s going on, but at least he’d suggest that she mix it up a little instead of all from the same guy. After the second one, looking the same as the first and looking nothing like the “official” father, literally everyone knows. You have to believe that he’s politically savvy enough to realize that this is a threat to his authority.

Speaking of kids, Alicent’s first born doesn’t seem like future king material. Really didn’t need to see him masturbating in the window.
 
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Speaking of kids, Alicent’s first born doesn’t seem like future king material. Really didn’t need to see him masturbating in the window.


That was a bit bizarre. Yeah, he's a punk who brings zero to the table.



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^^^^^ I agree. That was a big turn off for me. That was "The Boys" material right there. I actually stopped watching that series as it got too raunchy for my taste.

I'm wondering what the symbolism is with the rat. It keeps popping up. Daemon seems to change a little every episode.

As for the king turning a blind eye, his whole character this series has been a do-nothing who doesn't want to stir the pot.


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The entire show strikes me as a low budget, wannabe, Game of Thrones.


Because that is exactly what it is


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Had high hopes, not sure I will continue watching. It does feel like a wannabee half effort...




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Had high hopes, not sure I will continue watching. It does feel like a wannabee half effort...


Yeah - but compared to the last season or two of GOT, it is genius! Look on the bright side.




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