House Of The Dragon With Mary & Blake is dedicated to the hit TV show on HBO, House Of The Dragon
In House Of The Dragon with Mary & Blake, House Of The Dragon podcast hosts Mary and Blake dive in head first on character, theme, favorite moments, production, predictions and every facet you can think of for House Of The Dragon on HBO.
While we have read A Song Of Ice And Fire books, we have not yet read Fire & Blood. Furthermore, since we are podcasting one episode at a time, this will be a SPOILER FREE podcast.
We firmly believe in the separation of book and show. While we do invite book knowledge, we are analyzing this story from the television show on its own accord.
House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama television series that is a prequel to the television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), both based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R. R. Martin. The prequel series is created by Martin and Ryan J. Condal for HBO and is based on portions of Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood.
Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are showrunners for House of the Dragon. Set two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen, the events leading up to and covering the Targaryen war of succession, known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.
In October 2020, Paddy Considine was cast as Viserys I Targaryen. By December, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy were cast as Alicent Hightower, Daemon Targaryen and Rhaenyra Targaryen, respectively while Danny Sapani entered negotiations to join in an unspecified role. In February 2021, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno were added to the main cast. By April, Fabien Frankel joined the cast as Ser Criston Cole.
House of the Dragon received a straight-to-series order in October 2019 with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography beginning in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. The series premiered on August 21, 2022.
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Keep Calm And Crown On Hosts Mary & Blake chat the season 5 premiere of The Crown – episode 5.01, “Queen Victoria Syndrome”.
We discuss the dramatic irony of watching these events with Prince Charles against reality of King Charles, why the casting is perfect, and why Tom Hanks is the closest thing to an American version of the Queen…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.10 – “The Black Queen”.
We discuss the use and abuse of theme, why this show is best interpreted as a family drama, and we get into some pretty heavy cereal talk…you don’t want to miss the end of this episode 🙂
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.09 – “The Green Council”.
We discuss why for characters to be believable, they must do everything in their power to achieve their wants, why Alicent is still in service to men, and why Ser Harold Westerling is a good boss because he always gets the Starbys for his crew…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.08 – “The Lord of The Tides”.
We discuss why the characters are finally starting to feel true to the story, the irony in King Viserys’ final night, and why the dragon keepers need to invest in Shout sticks…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.07 – “Driftmark”.
We discuss the validity of the show holding the twist from you, why the night scenes look so…odd, and why Mary always gets her christmas shopping done BEFORE Halloween(!)…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.06 – “The Princess And The Queen”.
We discuss the effectiveness of the time jump, how two characters go from 0 – 100 real quick, and why Viserys totally has dragon stick figures on the back of his carriage…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.05 – “We Light The Way”.
We discuss the need-for and burden-of chaos, rat imagery, and why Mary has put on a green dress and called her banner men to arms!
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.04 – “King Of The Narrow Sea”.
We discuss why we can start to a person to root for, using characterization to define sex and not the other way around, and why Mary REALLY regrets giving her dad a segment on this show…
Mary & Blake chat about House Of The Dragon Episode 1.03 – “Second Of His Name”.
We discuss the the theme of legacy for Daemon and Viserys, why the visual language of the open was vintage GOT, and who we think is the Lady Whistledown of the Targaryen court…
We discuss the “big breath in”, why Aethelhelm is right (from a certain point of view), and why Finan is totally a Gilmore Girls fan…