Review Roundup For Game Of Thrones: House Of The Dragon Season 2

Reviews have started to release ahead of the second season of HBO’s House of the Dragon, which premieres on Max on June 16, and it’s looking mostly positive for the Game of Thrones prequel. Critics were able to watch the first four episodes of the eight-episode season, and reviews generally agree that the second season is better than, or at least on par with the first House of the Dragon season.

GameSpot gave the new season 7/10 in our review. Reviewer Megan Vick wrote: “The highlight of Season 2 remains when the dragons get into the action … but House of the Dragon does make better use of its talking time than Season 1. Now that the world has been established, we can get into the juicy power dealings and machinations as seemingly loyal allies jump ship or change allegiance to gain power in the lead up to war. House of the Dragon has many moments in the first four episodes screened for critics that feel reminiscent of Game of Thrones Seasons 3 and 4, arguably the best the flagship show had to offer.”

Many critics praised the performances of Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, with some also calling out Tom Glynn-Carney’s performance as the young King Aegon II as one of the most compelling in the first four episodes. The reviews generally agree that the pacing has picked up since the first season, with the dragon-led battle scenes one of the season’s highlights.

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