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‘House of the Dragon’ climbs to Max Top 3 after its premiere on S2

‘House of the Dragon’ climbs to Max Top 3 after its premiere on S2

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During its first season, “House of the Dragon” became one of HBO’s most talked-about programs. And the second season is already trending at Max, just a day after the premiere.

Emma D'Arcy as Rhaneyra Targaryen in 'House of the Dragon' season 2
© HBOEmma D’Arcy as Rhaneyra Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2

The long-awaited second season of ‘House of the Dragon,’ based on the book by George R. R. Martinpremiered on Sunday (June 16) and the series has already returned to the global Top 10 at Max. According to FlixPatrol, the show is now the third most viewed on the platformbehind only “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” and “The Promise.”

Without spoilers, the first episode of the second season picks up just a few days after the events of the first season finale, which ended with the death of Rhaenyra’s (D’Arcy) son Lucerys at the hands of Aemond (Ewan Mitchell). The second season delves into the heart of the ‘Dance of the Dragons’, the gloomy struggle between the Blacks and the Greens.

D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith And Rhys Ifans they all return to reprise their roles, as well Tom Glynn-Carney, Phia Sabban and Phoebe Campbell. Meanwhile, the cast has included Gayle Rankin, Simon Russell Beale, Freddie Fox and Abubakar Salim, who will play the role new characters like the Starks.

Season 2 of ‘House of the Dragons’ starts with positive reviews

Although the first season of ‘House of the Dragon’ was considered a success, it was true that there were still some doubts about its ability to surpass its predecessor. However, it seems that critics are praising the second season, mainly because it is “more somber” than GOT. It contains a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Alison Herman of Variety wrote: “In season 2, ‘House of the Dragon’ feels like it is finally the show it was always meant to be. What that runway led to, it turns out, is a tragedy of epic proportions, bleaker than even the famously violent and cynical “Game of Thrones” could ever dream.

Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’ (HBO)

Meanwhile, Mike Hale of The New York Times, reviewing the first four installments of the episode, is less than impressed. He chooses Eva Best And Ewan Mitchell as the best performers of the showsaying that besides her no one makes “an important impression.” He also thinks the story is like that “neither interesting enough to consistently pull us into the current, nor strange enough to rattle our chains.”

However, Forbes’ Erika Kain disagrees. “It is a story about a civil war in which no side emerges clean and everyone is consumed by anger, grief and revenge. It’s great televisionbut it is not uplifting in any sense of the word,’ he is writing.

Natalia is an entertainment journalist at Spoiler US, where she covers all things related to the film industry, series, reality TV and celebrity news. With a diverse background, including reporting on sports (football and tennis), as well as fashion and culture, she brings a rich perspective to her current role. Natalia holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and media from the Universidad Central of Venezuela (UCV) and has more than seven years of experience in digital media. Previously, she contributed her bilingual skills in English and Spanish to outlets such as Bolavip US, Revista Exclusiva and Cambio16.