‘House of the Dragon’ Is Already Better Than ‘Game of Thrones’ in a Major Way

We’re a year out from House of the Dragon premiering, and while the show’s first season may fall short of Game of Thrones in some aspects, one thing it actually does a lot better is centering women, both on screen and behind the scenes.

Unlike in Game of Thrones, women are unquestionably at the core of the story; Game of Thrones had a fairly even split of prominent male and female characters, but its treatment of female characters was called into question several times throughout the show’s run.

House of the Dragon is a much more female-led show, with the conflict between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower being its central driving force.

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