As Depicted on Film
House of the Dragon: How Chance Events Shape History
The first season of House of the Dragon concluded with a series of chance events that could have gone either way, but they all went towards a very inevitable civil war. Support our podcast on Patreon!
Rings of Power Finale: Contrasting Values
In the season 1 finale of Rings of Power, the division between good and evil became clear. Those who hoard power and resources do evil, while those who share do good. To support the podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/m/adof.
House of Power: Ambition is a Sin
In Rings of Power episode 7, we were told that ambition is the sin that would lead to the dwarves' downfall, while House of Dragon attributes the downfall to a misunderstanding. Support the podcast on Patreon!
House of Power: Protagonists and Antagonists
Clear camps with motications make for better storytelling, which is what made House of the Dragon episode 7 better than the preceding episodes, while Rings of Power episode 6 played around with the differences between protagonists and antagonists.
House of Power: Building Alliances and Switching Actors
We're calling this mini series of watching the episode of Rings of Power and House of the Dragon: House of Power. This week, Rings of Power was about building alliances, while the House of the Dragon was about replacing actors and confuding us for half the episode.
Fantasy Watch: What Makes a Good Prequel?
Both Rings of Power and House of the Dragon are fantasy prequels, but while the first was well conceived with many characters, some known and others new, the House of the Dragon doesn't know what it is and we don't know nor care about the characters.
What is Wrong with House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon seems to double down on its contempt towards regular people, peasants and servants. Is this the creators' perspective or is this subvrsive?
21st Century Decay As Depicted in High Fantasy
The House of the Dragon and the Rings of Power are basically telling the same story: both are prequels looking for the time it all went wrong and led society towards the disaster we know is coming. But these two shows have starkly different perspectives on what the problem was and is, and it is very revealing of their creators.