A guide that answers whether or not House of the Dragon spoils Game of Thrones.
Believe it or not, you aren’t the only one who hasn’t watched a single episode of Game of Thrones. Maybe you weren’t too interested or stuck on another show. Perhaps one too many seasons were released and you didn’t want to play catch up. But things have changed. Do you start at Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon? Does House of the Dragon spoil Game of Thrones?
Does House of the Dragon Spoil Game of Thrones?
Simply put, no, House of the Dragon does not spoil Game of Thrones. If you haven’t watched a single episode of Game of Thrones, you can still safely watch House of the Dragon. This is because House of the Dragon is a prequel series, which takes place before the events of Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon does make a few references to the events of the future. For example, the opening text after Viserys is named heir to the Iron Throne fades, leaving behind “172 years before Daenerys Targaryen.” It’s a neat meta-reference that establishes a link between the two series.
Another example is King Viserys opening up to his daughter about a dream he had, one of a coming disaster in the north, calling it “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which is actually a nod to the title that George R.R. Martin’s gave to the book series the original show is based on. Game of Thrones establishes what that threat is in its very first episode.
That is everything you need to know on if House of the Dragon spoils Game of Thrones. In fact, you can watch the shows in chronological order; that method would give more context to the events that unfold in Game of Thrones. For more on the show, impress your friends by knowing all the council members of King Viserys, and then find out what Dark Sister is all about and its significance to the Targaryens.
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