Why I am Watching House of the Dragon

To quote another story about a dysfunctional family of great influence, “Just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in!” I watched the extended Comic-Con trailer for House of the Dragon, and it was like all the old feelings I’d suppressed from my days as a Game of Thrones superfan came running back.

We’d broken up for good reasons. Season Eight was a dark period in our relationship but let’s be honest, it hadn’t been good between us in a while. Things had been treading water for a while with massive changes from the books like the excision of Young Griff, Sansa being given Jeyne Poole’s role as Ramsey’s torture victim, and the Martells going from my favorite characters in the novels to people I just wanted annihilated. The