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Aemond Finally Gets His Dragon

Joanna and Mal discuss Vhagar and her new rider

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‘Andor’ Episode 5 Instant Reactions

The Midnight Boys reveal their reactions to Episode 5 of ‘Andor,’ then discuss how well the ongoing ‘House of the Dragon’ series has gone compared to the original ‘Game of Thrones’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7 Mailbag: How to Claim Your Dragon

Spoiler-free answers to dragon-oriented questions about a dragon-oriented episode

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7 Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna break down the latest drama from the Targaryen family

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7 Breakdown: V Is for Vhagar

A spoiler-free deep dive into "Driftmark," featuring an updated dragon dossier, speculation about the Velaryons’ next move, wedding details, and more

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Is It Time to Give ‘Abbott Elementary’ the Belt?

Plus, talking ‘House of the Dragon’ and the new ‘Black Panther’ trailer

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‘House of the Dragon’ vs. ‘The Rings of Power,’ Who Is Winning?

Matt and Julia dive into Nielsen’s newly released ratings and determine which show is benefiting its host platform the most

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Rhaenyra and Alicent’s Confrontation | Talk the Thrones

Chris Ryan, Joanna Robinson, and Mallory Rubin talk about why this scene was the payoff for several years of resentment, what their key differences are, and how they came to light in this scene particularly.

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The Dragons Are Too Damn Dark

I love to eat dinner in total darkness: Or, the ‘House of the Dragon’ viewing experience

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 7 Reactions

Chris Ryan, Mallory Rubin, and Joanna Robinson react to the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Chooses Sides

‘House of the Dragon’ was supposed to be a series without clear villains and heroes, but after Episode 7, it’s hard not to sympathize with one faction over the other

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‘House of the Dragon’ Precap: One Burning Question Ahead of Episode 7

Every Friday, Ringer staffers who haven’t read any of the ‘Game of Thrones’ books gather to answer one key question ahead of Sunday’s ‘House of the Dragon’ episode. This week’s topic: picking heirs.

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6 Discussion and Thoughts

Dave, Joanna, and Neil debate which character arcs they wanted to see during the 10-year time jump

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Explaining Alicent and Rhaenyra’s Decade-Long Feud

Joanna and Mallory discuss the relationship between the two characters and how each one is constantly trying to one-up the other in various ways

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6 Mailbag: What’s Your Plan, Larys?

Spoiler-free answers to questions about the scheming survivor of House Strong, what happens to dragons when their riders die, whether this season’s structure makes sense, and how many more time jumps may be in store

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6 Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna jump 10 years in the future to discuss the latest from Westeros

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‘Confess, Fletch,’ ‘Abbot Elementary’ Season 2, ‘Atlanta,’ and ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6

Chris and Andy discuss Jon Hamm’s quietly successful new movie

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6 Breakdown: Dragons, How Do They Work?

A spoiler-free deep dive into "The Princess and the Queen," featuring info on how to hatch and bond with a dragon, what we missed with Laena and the Strongs, the latest on Larys, and more

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Was the Time Jump in ‘House of the Dragon’ a Success?

Chris, Joanna, and Mal discuss the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel’s leap to 10 years in the future in Episode 6

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Womanhood Is War in ‘House of the Dragon’

Unlike in ‘Game of Thrones,’ sexism isn’t just one theme among many in ‘House of the Dragon’—it’s the crux of the entire show

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 6 Reactions

Chris, Joanna, and Mallory talk the latest episode of ‘House of the Dragon’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Almost Looks Like a New Show

After a 10-year time jump, ‘House of the Dragon’ reintroduces its core characters—and introduces some new ones

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‘House of the Dragon’ Precap: One Burning Question Ahead of Episode 6

Every Friday, Ringer staffers who haven’t read any of the ‘Game of Thrones’ books gather to answer one key question ahead of Sunday’s ‘House of the Dragon’ episode. This week’s topic: wedding invitations.

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How Closely Has ‘House of the Dragon’ Followed ‘Fire & Blood’?

Halfway through the first season of ‘House of the Dragon,’ how closely has the series stuck to the script from George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’?

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Discussion and Thoughts

In this week’s poll, Dave Neil, and Joanna ask: What is the worst job in Westeros? And, after making their choices, they give out some other awards.

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Criston Cole Proposes to Rhaenyra: Explained

Joanna and Mal talk about the dynamic of Criston Cole’s relationship with Rhaenyra, Criston’s true intentions, and how the show continues to convey the emotions of its characters so effectively

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Mailbag: Are We Sure the Kingsguard Was a Good Idea?

Spoiler-free answers to questions about getting fired from the Kingsguard, Daemon’s love life, what Larys wants, and Viserys’s medical care

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna discuss the latest installment in the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel and make predictions for the rest of the series

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Breakdown: Targaryens and Velaryons, Sitting in a Tree

A spoiler-free deep dive into "We Light the Way," featuring info on the connections between the Targaryens and Velaryons; Criston Cole’s predicament; the new hand, dragon, and maester; and more

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House of the Wee Dragon: Farewell to Young Rhaenyra, Alicent, and the Rest of Westeros’s Youth Cast

With a time jump—and a roster of older actors—looming, the series prepares to send off its early stars

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‘Industry’ Season 2 Finale and ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5

Plus, breaking down the first few episodes of ‘Atlanta’ Season 4

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Alicent Finally Becomes Queen

Chris, Joanna, and Mal discuss the character’s ascension in ‘House of the Dragon’

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 5 Reactions

Chris, Mal, and Joanna react to the latest drama in the Targaryen family

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‘House of the Dragon’ Just Dropped a New Westeros Wedding

‘Game of Thrones’ gave us the Red Wedding and the Purple Wedding. This week, ‘House of the Dragon’ gave us the Green Wedding.

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‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Rings of Power’ Taste Great Together

The HBO and Amazon fantasy epics are competing products, but they’re different enough that viewers don’t have to choose sides

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‘House of the Dragon’ Precap: One Burning Question Ahead of Episode 5

Every Friday, Ringer staffers who haven’t read any of the ‘Game of Thrones’ books gather to answer one key question ahead of Sunday’s ‘House of the Dragon’ episode. This week’s topic: ethical compromise.