Despite Everything We’ve Seen, ‘House of the Dragon’ Managed to Shock Fans

Despite Everything We've Seen, 'House of the Dragon' Managed to Shock Fans

HBO’s House of the Dragon, a spin-off series related to Game of Thrones, was welcomed by both fans and critics when the first season premiered in 2022; the first season consisted of 10 episodes and was soon renewed for a second season, which finally premiered Sunday, June 16, 2024, to great reviews as well.

But aside from expanding the story of its own narrative, House of the Dragon has also been providing us with some interesting moments, some of which were intriguing, some of which were shocking. The most recent episode provided us with the latter, which we are going to discuss here.

Namely, a scene from the latest episode showed actor Ewan Mitchell, who plays Aemond Targaryen, is shown nude with his penis on show. And while we’ve seen everything and anything from the Game of Thrones series, this scene still managed to shock fans, so much that even Mitchell himself needed to comment on it.

And while we are going to discuss the actor’s comments in a separate article, we’d like to show you how the fans reacted. Why? Well, it really is a fact that the Game of Thrones franchise has provided us with a lot of explicit content. Sex and nudity were an integral part of the show, so you’d think that the fans wouldn’t end up being surprised, but that happened.

Fans did not really expect to see Mitchll’s Aemond nude in the series, but it seems that even if they did, they did not expect a full frontal nude scene that showed the actor’s genitalia as well. In light of that fact, the fan reactions have been quite interesting.

One fan wrote: “Should have put a trigger warning on Aemond brothel scene got me shocked on his dangling keychain.” This is just an example of how most fans actually reacted to the scene.

But, despite these reactions, not everyone was shocked, as one Twitter user wrote: “House of the Dragon showing other TV shows how it’s done, woman completely covered up while main male cast member (not a random extra like usual) strolls around showing it all.

And there was also a funny meme among all these comments that we definitely wanted to share with you:

As you can see, the series continues to shock, but in a positive way, we think. Or, at least, we don’t think that the fans will criticize as something bad that happened in the series, so we’re looking forward to more interesting episodes and moments!

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