Amazon’s “Game of Thrones” prequel is now streaming
I can’t think of a pop culture institution that has lost its goodwill and relevance faster than HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, a fantasy series adapted from a series of books by television novelist and screenwriter George RR Martin. If you can’t remember what happened, or if you’ve just never watched the series, look no further than the Rotten Tomatoes score: after seven consecutive seasons between 90 and 97% (” Certified Fresh, âthe site’s highest rating), the disastrous eighth season dropped to just 55% (â Rotten â).
Fans largely blamed showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss: Once the series reached the end of the still-incomplete novel series, they failed to write any successful arcs for the sprawling storylines and dozens of characters. (although, in their defense, Martin himself has not proven that this is even possible). So whoever HBO exploits the upcoming “Dunk & Egg” prequel, which tells the story of the protagonist (antagonist?) Ancestor of Daenerys Targaryen, has their work cut out for them.