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    "House Of The Dragon" Is A Massive Hit, And Fans Are Kinda Upset About It Because It Sucked Them Back In

    "Me in May 2019: Upset, disappointed. From this point on will go on a tangent about the final season, any time Game of Thrones is mentioned. Me in the year of our lord and savior 2022: Sunday evening, clock strikes 9 p.m., turn on HBO... Curses! Here we go again."

    As you may have heard, the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon premiered over the weekend.

    A closeup of Rhaenyra Targaryen

    Given how rough the final season of Game of Thrones ended — with MANY fans having mixed feelings about the ending — people were curious whether the GoT audience still had an appetite for returning to Westeros.

    Daemon Targaryen with his arms raised and in full armor

    Well, the fans have spoken, and it turns out they are very hungry for more, because the House of The Dragon premiere smashed all kinds of records. It became HBO's most-watched original series premiere in history, with nearly 10 million viewers.

    Daemon standing behind Rhaenyra

    For comparison, according to Deadline, the show's debut also topped the Game Of Thrones premiere in 2011 by roughly 350% in terms of viewers...that's A LOT. (Although, in fairness, House of the Dragon had a built-in audience going in.)

    Rhaenyra sitting in the stands during a tournament

    Given how controversially GoT ended, fans were also REALLY pleasantly surprised to discover that the first episode of House of the Dragon was good. Like, really good. And they were kinda laughing about the fact that HBO has managed to drag them back into the GoT world...

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    Me: "Fuck Game of Thrones. I'll never watch that shit again". Me after watching the first ep #HouseoftheDragon

    Twitter: @Frantz_Moody

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    so we all just collectively crawled back to HBO quicker than Jaime went back to Cersei #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #HouseoftheDragon

    Twitter: @trinawatters / Via HBO

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    The creators watching us all tune into #HOTD and actually like it knowing how we felt after GOT

    Twitter: @cassmiraunscrpt

    4.

    After watching an excellent first episode of #hotd

    Twitter: @PattMerry / Via HBO

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    me, after watching episode 1 of house of the dragon:

    Twitter: @lorendew / Via HBO

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    me, prepping for House of the Dragon: #HouseoftheDragon

    Twitter: @Alone_forever90 / Via NBC

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    me after being disappointed by the final season of game of thrones: “i guess i’ll give house of the dragon a try” me to HBO after watching the first episode: #HouseoftheDragon #HOTD

    Twitter: @kathleen_hanley / Via Cartoon Network

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    me during the next however many sundays at 9pm eastern standard time #HouseoftheDragon

    Twitter: @guiltymowgli / Via Fox

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    me: i’m so done with GOT after the final season. i can’t get back into it me at 10:06pm last night: #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #HOTD

    Twitter: @willywonkstar / Via NBC

    11.

    Ughh…..how I’ve missed the unnecessary violence #HouseoftheDragon #HOTD

    Twitter: @SirajHub

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    me a few years ago: “i can’t believe how disappointed i am by the GOT finale” also me as soon as it hit 9 PM tonight: #HouseoftheDragon #HOTD

    Twitter: @kathleen_hanley

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    Me after saying I wouldn’t watch and wouldn’t get into it again. I’m in. #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #DemThrones

    Twitter: @ltsRebecca / Via Netflix

    14.

    Finally it begins.. #HOTD #HouseoftheDragon

    Twitter: @DineshK26726508 / Via Netflix

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    Big night for #HouseoftheDragon 🔥 🎥 @Bkillinit

    Twitter: @CultureCrave / Via @Bkillinit

    16.

    house of the dragon sucked me back into got so fast im honestly embarassed for myself

    Twitter: @kencov_

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    me watching house of the dragon when i still haven’t emotionally healed from season 8 of GOT

    Twitter: @Brooklyn17_ / Via Fox

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    If you really think i’m letting House of The Dragon suck me back into the GoT world after dedicating 7 years of my life and being let down by the ending, you are absolutely right

    Twitter: @ohnosharky

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    Me when House of The Dragon end credits started playing.

    Twitter: @nemivant001

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    house of the dragon sucked me back in so fast it’s embarrassing. but we are back in westeros babes 🫶🏼

    Twitter: @iguanaisabella

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    House of the Dragon could be the best television show I've ever seen from start to finish and I still wouldn't feel safe calling it good until I hit the credits of the last episode 🙃 FOOL ME ONCE...

    Twitter: @itsginnydi

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    The ending to Game of Thrones was a total letdown, bro. We never got Jon Snow vs The Night King. Jaime left Brienne to keep fucking his sister. My favorite character Daenerys murdered literally everyone. And Bran ended up as King. But you should still watch House of the Dragon...

    Twitter: @ASOIAFQuotesGOT

    And, of course, just one Twitter user with this cautionary message:

    when that dragon incest show hurts your feelings like the last one did yall are gonna have no one to blame but yallselves!!

    Twitter: @WrittenByHanna

    Did you watch the House of the Dragon premiere? What did you think? Did you love it? Tell us in the comments below!

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