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when i tell you that i’m equally excited for the alt shift x videos on house of the dragon than i am for the actual episodes
Same. I’d actually forgotten about this guy since GoT but delighted to see more content
How to lose excitement for a show 12:19 a repeating phenomena
We are all a little twisted I think. LolTry comic porn the storys are a turn on they have GOT comics
Thank you for this, I had no clue. I've seen lots about these characters in previous GOT videos and wondered where it all came from. It makes so much more sense now.
When I last heard your voice it expressed disappointment and heartbreak over how awful the ending of GOT was. It's good to hear you back in action again. Love your videos.
Done well, ")
I like the end, it was less intrigue and more murder. It felt like a logical conclusion given the timeframe, studio pressure, etc.
@ResplendentOrder Completely agree with this. The mad queen was actually a good character arc. However, Jon being sent to the wall was an awful character arc, and bran the broken an even worse one
Dany being the “bad guy” was an excellent and thoughtful ending. If you’re talking about the rushed pace of the show’s production in later seasons yeah that was unfortunate.
@Ging Freecss You don’t like black people?
This channel was part of my GoT experience, would not have been the same without it as I didn't know the depth and lore behind the characters and locations. I'll be honest, I never brought myself to watch the finale for GoT. I just couldn't believe how something that was part of my life for almost 8 years ended up. Anyways, had to watch this before tuning into the season premiere to tonight. Super excited to be back here and ready to dive into HoTD!!
@ANSELAbits x0b001 no chance, the books will end like the show
@Nicholas Krancher - It’s almost like the worst GoT seasons are still better than most of anything else currently airing on TV/streaming, (with the exception of “Succession,” aka the best TV series currently airing on any network/streaming platform).
*FUN FACT:* If this channel *wasn’t* a part of someone’s GoT experience, _then that person experienced GoT incorrectly._
There are still individual scenes and episodes that are brilliant even though as a whole the season was dogshit. You should watch it.
Just read the books, stannis is still in the running and will win in the end.
The first episode is out and it's pretty promising. Having Ramin Djawadi back on board for the soundtrack is great, but most importantly having GRRM take the front seat as an executive producer gives me hope
@Pranker Yes. The first two episodes are good. It's worth watching so far
Friend, is it worth watching so far?
@Kelton Titan Well, if he steps away and releases TWOW, I think we can forgive him
The best thing about this new series is Alt Shift coming back to ASOIAF videos ❤️
And the next best thing is getting to hear him say “hot D”.
Boring woke ...lol
Have to say, I was excited for this show mostly because of GRRM's increased involvement and it being adapted from a completed storyline, but I forgot how much excited I was for returning to this channel for videos like this!
the golden standard of this type of videos - beautifully done, flawlessly researched, well narrated.
I like that the video indicates where the interviews and quotes by the actors are. Well cited, though it would be even better if there were links to all the articles and interviews in the description. But overall an excellent video and introduction to someone who never read the novels.
Daemon is what you want out of a fictional character even though the story is already written he is a unpredictable and emotionally complex character that can be hard to understand if he is good or bad or both
Still everytime i see him i think: what is Dr. Who doing there and why doesn't he use the sonic screwdriver.
Excellent introduction of the characters. It's GOT season hype again. I'll be watching again your explanation and episode breakdown every episode. 👍👍
I'm excited for Bran to make a multiversal cameo with blood raven powers, to give the Targaryens the gift of the Wheelchair
@Mr. Steinhaus iolo ooöi o
@Mr. Steinhaus It's Bran's story. The others are just side characters.
Bran the God Emperor of Mankind in his Golden Throne"Tremble before the Majesty of the God Emperor, for we all Walk in His Immortal Shadow"
@samantha boykin Just saying hypothetically if Bran was a time traveler…lol. And yes the whole story would be different. That’s the point of the comment though just picking at Game of Thrones for dropping the ball on their last season. I did not hate it as much as everybody else did but I get the controversy
@Bryan- Twist Gilmore I think if that happened the storyline would be different
I think the dragon metaphor is also used in the original series, seeing how Daenerys grows more dangerous as she takes more control of her dragons and how her advisors tell her to "be a dragon" in the last season. Dragons really seem to be the cause for doom in this universe.
18:34 "Thrones ran out of books to adapt in season 5." - That's not true and people need to stop saying it. There is a lot in books 4 and 5 that D&D didn't even bother to try adapting. They already had to split book 3 over two seasons because it was too much to adapt in one season, but then book 4 and book 5 (which by the way is about as long as book 3!) _together_ somehow fit into one season? Utterly impossible, they left out a shitton of stuff, from Dorne to the Riverlands to the Vale, to the Victarion and Aeron plots, to Aegon and JonCon, to Lady Stoneheart, and even a ton of stuff in Mereen, plus a lot of other stuff I'm forgetting. GRRM was right when he said that the books had material for ten seasons at least, but D&D wanted to move on to other projects, although I wouldn't word it as friendly. They promised GRRM a proper adaptation, but they essentially lost interest after the Red Wedding. They betrayed him and his fans.
@vbddfy euuyt ...because what would be a better story than that?
So much for no spoilers! Thanks for the Laena/Vhagar connection! Yes, it's obviously in the books, but I had forgotten that until you mentioned it! Something to look forward to!
This was a really solid video, I appreciate you laying out all the history and lore in an easy to understand, neat, way.
Been watching for years - excited, and looking forward to your breakdowns. They help turn the episodes into a double event, providing depth, backstory, and clarity the show and producers can't do on their own. They really should add you to their payroll.
Same. The man is awesome. Check me out on Sunday live at 10!
The videos you put together are absolutely perfect. Looking forward to your Hot D coverage.
Ultimately I'm stoked by the first episode. My only gripe would be the dragons; they look a tad cheesy to me. I really hope they improve the effects in later seasons
I’m so glad I watched this before starting the new season. You explained all of this extremely well. Very clear.
I've read Fire and Blood. I love this show. The showrunners are really doing a great job here.I know that the Dance of the Dragons is a 'serious' part of the overall stories in the book.Does anyone else notice that there is NO comedy or snarkiness. That is what was great about GoT. They appear to be using Daemon for filling that role but it is no where near what we are used to. Remember Tyrion, The Hound, Bronn, even King Robert was hilarious. You remember how many times these characters had you ROFL? Even in the most dramatic times, they were funny. That is seriously missing in this first season. While I did not like the final seasons of the GoT show, the one thing they got right is the laughs. HOTD is just way to serious. Make us laugh a little.
Thanks for this video. I felt like I could appreciate the new episode much more because of it. I honestly feel very excited for the new series, which is in my opinion off to to a strong start
Loved episode one, been a while since Ive been excited for anything Thrones related. Also, Matt Smith is an incredible casting choice, he plays Daemon so well.
To those that only stuck to just the series like me, GOTs no doubt looked like a throne made of iron with the design of having swords at the restAnd HotD's really gave the impression of a conquerer's chair, with melted swords all around upto the very bottom of the steps where the blades also became a barrier of isolation, depicting absolute solo rule
The story is an amazing thing
House of the Dragon is real story and excellent character's
No 1 application
Glad to see you back enthusiastic and passionate after that travesty that was Season 8. I look forward to your future videos.
I appreciate how you showed the freeze frames of the new dragons instead of the full scenes! :)
very excited for your vids on this!:) and thank you for this intro, this actually got me a lot more excited for this show. will definitely give it a shot now :)
Hey man thanks for going so deep in detail. Really makes these shows so much better with your incredible amount of research.
I’m very excited. Stories about the times when the dragons were flying around are so cool
I know from a different Alt Shift X video that 3 of the dragons were killed by mere peasants. I sincerely hope we get to see that in action because it's by far the most interesting piece of lore in the entire Game of Thrones canon. How is this not the main story?!
HBO owes you a lot of money, you are doing their dirty work for them (convincing people who hated GOT season 8 to give them a second chance, me included)
I’m very excited. Stories about the times when the dragons were flying around are so cool 🐉
I saw the episode and quite enjoyed it. However, I was somewhat lost with the names as I've never read any of the books. Listening to this video makes a little more sense now, and I clearly understand that Otto Hightower is extremely manipulative... especially with his daughter.
I didn't think that it is going to happen, but now I am hyped. Thanks for the video!
@demi bk How to lose excitement for a show 12:19 a repeating phenomena. Velaryons being black is not faithful to the books
look at our man just casually leaving comments
@hez there were no monkeys in europe
@Frankie Fontecchio calm down babe
I feel like Martin is a genius. He released the book Fire and Blood as a fictional history book so that they can have creative control on the show. “The book said x and not y like the show”“Well that’s because Y is the truth and X was what was recorded by the maesters.”Brilliant.[>
Dude you explained it perfectly. Thank you. Definitely showing my friend this video cause we’re watching it together 🤙 Liked & sub’d
Love Alt Shift X, but I can't bring myself to invest any more time on HBO adaptations after GOT.Maybe I'll watch it when the series ends and then I'll come back to watch these.Keep on creating awesome content! 👍
First ep was absolutely awesome. The level of brutality was unexpected but amazing. Characters are great as well.
HotD being pronounced as "Hot D" is kind of hilarious, especially when talking about all these serious political going ons.
Hot D stands for Hot Daemon
@J Kennimer I find it extremely grating
I like to pronounce GOT as “Got.”
It's funny cos the initials HotD remind me of house of the dead, if anyone remembers that game franchise
I can imagine crying out "C'mon! If we don't hurry UP We're going to Miss that HOT D!!!"
Eustace vs Mushroom version of events sounds very much like the two versions of the Roman Emperor Justinian's reign, except both are written by the same person which makes them even more interesting, one is a regular fairly objective history book and the other has great intrigue and scandalous rumours etc. One would ideally read both to come to a full conclusion about what is true.
Alt Shift X, THANK YOU SO MUCH ! Even though I enjoyed the 1st ep, I look forward more to your breakdowns !!!!
Man I have watched several videos to get ready and yours was the only one that helped! Glad your back. Hope you do weekly episodes like last time.
@Alt Shift X, I laughed pretty hard when you explained HOT-D; then I was sad because I knew you wouldn't refer to the show as that, but then I was super happy when you totally kept doing it haha.
I haven't watched this channel in a bit as I'm not caught up with new shows but hearing the presenters voice again took me back to all those wonderful lore breakdowns and reviews of GoT. I love the tone of these videos and the way they present topics visually, thanks so much for these.
@Full Metal Theorist - In a tertiary manner, thanks for responding to my comment :D *Secondarily,* I appreciate the amount of layers that exist, (intentional or not), with regards to how the answers to such questions can be presented in _alternative,_ *shifting,* _gliding,_ and *schwifty* ways; It’s what *_fun-loving fans¹_* love to think about and sometimes even talk about…but mostly in the end you realize it’s all just a bunch of good times if you aren’t allergic to subtext, metatext, (and other fancy ways of describing a deeper meaning to literary + audio/visual analysis) - if you know what I mean & I _hope_ you do… And first of all, if none of this comment has made *any sense* then I apologize for all of that presumption; it’s just that my immediate instinct after seeing your comment was that you’d likely seen the same things I’ve seen on yt (and maybe elsewhere…).Obviously there’s no way I could *actually* include my answers to those questions in this comment after all of that other stuff I was rambling about earlier. But I promise on behalf of gurm himself that I will most definitely think about all of that stuff - and who knows, maybe one day I’ll return to this keyboard and write it all down so you (and other people, if there even are other people) may read it.For those of you rubberneckers who stumble across this thread in the future, (hit me up if you’re from the past though!), if you also feel like there’s a lot of neat stuff going on and you’re like, “what is this idiot on about???” don’t worry! Just look for a *Schwifty Shanty* and fight every immediate feeling of utter confusion that might surface for those 1 or 2 minutes. That’s just a fun way to jump in the deep for a moment (or two!) before starting to seriously look for context clues and doobly-doos in the description box below etc. *I feel like I’ve either been aggressively blatant here or annoyingly obscure to the point of frustration…which is gurm’s favorite place to just walk away from typing so that’s how I know I’ve found a happy middle ground in between those hyperbolic extremes.*Cheers :D: The people kind; not fidget-spinning ones that lack the ability to do anything but spin in circles in a limited area or location.
@callmecatalyst Kinda makes me think. Did Bran live the kind of life he wanted of being a knight and lord through past Brans? Does living a past life tke the same amount of time as living his current life or did he regularly dip in and out of the past versions of himself? And was he the mastermind behind all the major events in the story slowly shaping the past so that the future would turn out the way he did with him being king?
@Full Metal Theorist - There can only be one *Branch.* obviously GRRM never re-uses names or anything… :P
@qopoy dnon Bran the warg or another Bran?
I was so excited when I found this video. It reminds me of the old recap/background/theory videos back in the day, when I waited for GoT episodes with such excitement 🥲
This channel complements those series so well. Thank you for your hard work!
Just great video, thank you so much. Can't wait for more videos as the show goes on, I'll wait for it just as much as I'll wait for the episodes of hot d. Please keep going your work is amaizing
So interesting how the difference between active and passive voice can make things sound more epic. Like no one would think “Throne Games” or “Dragon House” sounded cool lol
OMG YES! You're back at it again with ASOIAF-related videos!! CAN"T WAIT!! YOU ARE LITERALLY WHAT MADE ME HYPE FOR THESE SHOWS!!
Temper your expectations
Could not agree more
im sure many can relate, but watching their videos is what got me interested in the books and ultimately reading them. now im finish off fire and blood (at least the parts related to the tv show) and i couldnt be more excited to see their videos. for once i've read the books before the show has come out. will be very exciting to say the least
It is amazing to hear the difference in your voice.Man do I love your videos, thank you so much.I will listen to every livestream after an episode with a couple of beers on a bench in sheer joy, thank you Alt-shift-X!
Looking forward to further analysis of this show. This channel's analysis are often more interesting to me than the initial writings because so much subtext goes over my head
Never actually watched single episode of GOT. But I'll be damned. You make it sound so interesting
I’ve read all the books. You always give the perfect touch ups and recaps.
I've tried to read the book and in preparation for the TV-series I've again tried to get to know the characters in order to fully grasp the show from the get go but failed miserably. There are just too many Targaryens with same or similar names and I never really got who is related to whom and in what way. But you have a really good way of explaining things with simple visuals. This was a really great summary!
I dropped asoiaf for the first law books and don’t regret it. GoT/asoiaf is just a bloated mess that needed a good editor.
try to search in X-vid Family Tree of Targaryen
Three things that will help you:1. Reading 'The World of Ice and Fire' FIRST would help you. It is a history book going through the histories, introducing Targs slowly, focusing on all the Targs one by one with colourful, absolutely stunning pictures of the kings and other characters. You get to know a bit about each Targ gradually, being introduced in tiny blocks of a handful per generation and you learn to associate people by massive events that happen during that era. For example, there are multiple Daemons, but you know this one was the one that created the Gold cloaks and another one fought under this or that banner in this war etc. 2. Water. A common thing amongst us humans is the refusal to drink sufficient amounts of water throughout the day. There are electrolytes in water that are phenomenal for energy and keeping our brain hydrated. Reading is an activity that requires focus. Focus requires a certain amount of energy. Without water, you will struggle to focus - for more than a few minutes - on a book as events transpire and frustration sets in as you wonder why you didn't absorb the last two lines that you just read and wonder why you are falling asleep.3. Patience. People who are not used to reading or even dislike it often have an unreasonably low level of patience for reading. You need to really set time aside and sit down with the aim of reading. If it is not something that you do often, it will feel like effort to read. But when you realise how many amazing books there are out there, it will no longer feel like a chore. The issue is forcing yourself to get through those first few pages. My friend; I promise you, that if you force yourself to read Fire & Blood, you will want to read another book on your own volition. There is no rush, read two pages a day if that is all you can manage. But remember that the climax of any book is almost never within the first 50 pages. Especially with longer novels. The payoff is worth it. The battles, sword fights, dragon riding and political intrigue are breathtaking. It would be devastating for you to miss it because you couldn't get past page 20, 50, 80 etc. I will leave it there. Take care and happy reading. God bless.
I knew that these videos will make me love even more he show. The videos are true gems.
First time seeing this channel. THANK YOU FOR ALL THIS INFORMATION TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND BETTER!!!! I never watched GOT, but I love prequels. So I figured Id get into HOTD and I HAVE!! OMG I love this series after ONE episode lol. #Liked #subscribed #commented
Your content is top quality! I know theres 2000+ comments, but in case this comment encourages you, please continue making this content bro! It really helps me enjoy the series more!
I loved the first episode, Daemon is definitely my favorite character
Dance of the Dragons is really a story about the mismanagement of a kingdom during peaceful times, which led to war, which is very similar to the game of thrones that commences after Robert died in the main series. If Jaehaerys just settled on the matter of succession as being primogeniture, regardless of sex, then the Dance may have not happened. Viserys is an even bigger fool. He came into power only because the female line was rejected, and yet he wanted to ignore the precedent and install his daughter as heir, without changing the laws and making it so that male primogeniture was not the law of the land. Even Rhaenyra, once she gets the throne, gives the seat of some major houses to male heirs even tho there are older women in line. Even she does not believe in women ruling as a matter of birthright, she only wants an exception for herself. This is why this is a tale with no heroes. They wage war only for themselves and their quest for power.
@All The Artsy you guys can do a great weekend or maybe
No heroes? Wow this is an unacceptable slander against my boi Addam Velaryon
@RAZGR1Z yeah honestly as a woman I’m so tired of this trope by male authors where a woman gets a little power and all of sudden she becomes crazy and hysterical. The madwoman trope is hilarious because more often than not women are great leaders and rulers for the people
@david lewis I'm slapping my what against the keyboard?🤣
@david lewis SORRY 'OL CHAP🤘🏾🖤✌🏾
I really enjoyed your podcast. It's how I found cm kosamine. I had him on my podcast because of it. Thank you for all you do.
i think the show wouldve been more interesting if it was set in the time period of valyria and it wouldve been families controlling dragons struggling for power, but thats just my opinion. i watched the first episode and its pretty good.
I never knew that the Velaryons are actually pale and blond but making them dark skinned is not a problem for me. It's actually a cool feature to have dark skin and that Targaryen trademark haircolor. Pretty badass! You won't see me complaining, I think nobody is as far as I am concerned? You see in other fandoms all this hoopla but not on GoT.... the actors talk about the show, not about the skin color of their characters, etc. Love it!Thanks again Alt Shift X, this is the best channel about GoT and other stuff. Love the explanations. Badass!
The Velaryons seem way too cool I'm going to be very sad when they're inevitably slaughtered or disfigured.
Looking forward to watching all of the new stuff!!
i have zero issues with the Velaryons being black, i think it's actually pretty cool. Sells them well as an ancient line of sea masters.
Omg so glad you're back!!! Can't wait for your weekly breakdowns!!
Lol this channel is responsible for making me like the show more than it's worth and also understanding wtf is actually going on
Honestly, I really wanna see how they eventually handle Cregan Stark, the Old Man of the North, and his role in the Dance. He's one of my favorite characters in the ASOIAF and is a rare instance of the Starks not getting completely shafted.
Well it’s now an Old Woman who was once a man and she’s also black
@LilithanCrispiford the 3rd she fucked a bear?
@ThirdCabinBoy I mean...she is isn't she? 🤣
@LilithanCrispiford the 3rd never thought I'd smile reading the word 'chadess'
@Eru Ash-Arm literal Chad moment. He also married a badass woman who laid with a bear. Chad and Chadess
Just watched the first episode. That sure was some nice HotD. Also Mushroom is absolutely packing, it has to be said
I really like the way you use text and images to describe what are you trying to communicate.. and that, is seriously a huge plus. Thanks, SUBSCRIBED!!!
It's good to hear your voice again and watch your videos. I didn't even watch your last videos regarding GOT season 8 because it just hurt too much. But after watching episode 1 of HotD and watching this video, I am all in!! I hope u are too because I can't wait for u to break down each episode.
I have so high hopes for this show, hope it delivers, loved the first episode tho
Will there be a video on The Forresters' story from the GOT game? They made it canon, so it would be interesting to see what choices and ending would be considered the right one.
after the dissapointing end of GoT, i pretty much steer clear from anything related to it. when they first announce this show, i dont want to know anything about it. but when i watch this video, remembering the journey once had with this channel, man i'm hyped for this show and this channel. lets go
Unbelievable! Absolutely unbelievable!! The guy that owns this channel, and narrates it for us, Is absolutely without a doubt, Unbelievable!!!!
As long as the ending is already decided but not so much that there’s no tension I think we can avoid the same result as GoT
so excited to see Paddy Considine get a starring role, recently watched Dead Mans shoes for the first time and he is such a good actor, also good in hot fuzz too!
@Louis Roy ... I know!
Thinking about "Hot Fuzz" suddenly makes me want to see Simon Pegg playing a bit part in this show. lol
He's really good in The Outsider with Jason Bateman and Ben Mendelsohn too.
@Paul to be fair, I've just went and searched his movies and he's not exactly been in alot of major movies or if he has it hasn't been too big a role
@Paul you've never watched Hot Fuzz? Do yourself a favour and watch it
Thank you for your channel. You explain the many plot lines clearly. HOT D, I hope will be as successful as the GOT.
It’s sad we won’t get the end of this whole huge saga from GRRM. Hopefully, he’ll leave good notes and another author can pick it up from there and give us a more satisfying ending, preferably before I die, sometime in the next 40 years or so. Keep hope alive.
So well explained!
AltShiftX is the greatest tv/book recap person in the world, and I feel so bad for him cause D&D were so bad to the IP that is cost Alt billions.
I'm curious about Olivia Cooke's character, she's a great actress and Alicent is giving some Cersei and Margaery vibes... Great video, can't wait for another recaps! 😁
@Paddy Bateman Nice! So many people miss the fact that Cersei threw that little girl down the well! The prophet predicted the little girl's death after tasting Cersei's blood.
@mst3KGf wouldn't say very much like cersei. Cersei was like tywin, she loved political games just her father. In Alicents case it looks more she is used and controled by her father.
yeah Olivia Cooke is definitely be a fan favorite lol she's a hidden gem if ppl have no idea what she's done in the past, I remember watching her in Thoroughbred all those years ago and being dumbfounded by her acting skills
@Fair Share Of Drowned Souls Of course she is. I'm just pointing out the vibe - like you can see some resemblances between Tywin and Otto, that's all.
I wonder if they’ll touch more on the night king, white walkers and the three eyed raven? Hopefully they do
Liked, subscribed (on 2 accounts), commented (as you see) shared in social media. Pure respect for your work, Master!
I can’t wait to see the battle of the god’s eye with daemon vs one eye Aemon! I think that’ll be the best dragon fight!
Really good explanation. I'm sharing this on my Facebook and subscribing to your channel.
Looking forward to this. This channel helped me so much with understanding GOT
I'm not sure if I'll watch the show, but your videos sure are worth it.
Fantastic video as always! Love your content
The reason im excited for this series is i get to watch alt shift x videos again.
Excellent video as always. Cannot wait for your weekly analyses of the show! :)
I don't deny that the writing got lazy. But lord I'm so sick of hearing about it.
i just found this channel and i'm amazed, your making me lose the series more thank you
Its interesting, at first ep they have shown both the stark and Baratheon houses but no sign of Lannister's.
More excited for watching Alt X breakdown than the actual show! I may not even see any of the episodes on HBO 🤣
Love your work, you're amazing :) Thank you!
As someone who hasn't read the books, and does want to go into this with surprise and lack of knowledge, yet is so fascinated by the history of this world and a bit lore-hungry.I SO appreciate the format of this video! Lots of information around the world of this show, without spoilers or unnecessarily detailed info. Really well balanced video! And I CANNOT wait for more Alt Shift X content on the show!(Also love how many Emma D'Arcy quotes were used in this, they've really aced their discussion of this show in interviews)
The story is extremely tragic (as is Game of Thrones tho tbf)So if they do a great job at characterizing everyone a lot of hearts will break lol
Fantastic video! Well done and many thanks for this.
I've always thought that this story would've been better for television than a song of ice and fire.
It's funny because I never really thought Damon as the villian because he was trying to claim the throne that was rightfully his no different then what Danny was doing in Got but the show is setting him up as the villian which I can see now. For that reason it really shows what makes GRRM so great
Disagree! I felt he was portrayed sympathetically. Lone wolf little bro that’s just tryna protect his older bro. The comparison with Dany is weird cuz u could say that everyone in the series had that same ambition for power but everyone also has their own personality!
This is really interesting, can't wait for it to tie up with the HTTYD timeline