'House of the Dragon' Initial Reviews Call It "Better Than 'Game of Thrones' & 'Breaking Bad'"

With less than a month to go before the show premieres on HBO Max, Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon hosted a preview screening of its pilot episode for members of the media and the initial reviews are looking great. Many of the original show's fans have their doubts about the new prequel following the anti-climatic ending to Game of Thrones, but it now seems like HBO and George R. R. Martin have managed to move past that hiccup and create a series that's even better than its predecessor.

Collider's editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub said "I did not like the last season of Game of Thrones. At all. But I'll admit the series premiere of House of the Dragon is really well done and I'll continue watching," while Indiewire called it "better than GoT & Breaking Bad." The Wrap's Brandon Katz wrote: "The House of the Dragon pilot very efficiently explains its context in relation to GoT, introduces its core characters, and lays out the central conflict of the series. It's an easy-to-follow premiere with vibrant colors and detailed texture. Absolutely a worthy successor so far."

For those interested, House of the Dragon will hit HBO Max on August 21.

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