House of the Dragon season 1: All our episodic reviews

House of the Dragon season 1 is now finished airing – and it's 10 episodes of fiery action, shocking moments, and political machinations. A prequel to Game of Thrones, the show had a lot to live up to (and the legacy of season 8 to overcome), but it more than delivered. 

The show follows the Targaryens some 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and depicts the civil war that becomes known as the Dance of the Dragons, fought between rival factions of the family – the blacks and the greens

Ten episodes of inter-family scheming can be difficult to follow, though. That's where we come in. We've rounded up all of our House of the Dragon season 1 reviews right here: each is a spoilery deep dive into everything that goes down on screen, with in-depth analysis of key moments. While each review contains spoilers for the episode it covers, none spoil what's coming up in future installments, so you can read along without fear of ruining the ending. Click on the links below for the episode you're interested in reading about. 

That's a wrap on House of the Dragon season 1. We've also got detailed reviews on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power season 1, Netflix's The Sandman, and the streamer's The Midnight Club, too, for even more deep dives into the year's biggest shows. 

For more on House of the Dragon, see our guide to the Targaryen family tree, all of the show's dragons, and even some book spoiler deep dives into a particularly disturbing Fire & Blood storyline set up by the finale, a heartbreaking battle still to come, and how Game of Thrones has already spoiled the fate of a major character. You can also get up to speed with House of the Dragon season 2 through the link. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.