'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Is Daemon Targaryen the only reason why fans are watching series?

'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Is Daemon Targaryen the only reason why fans are watching series?
Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in 'House of the Dragon's recent episode (IMDb)

It is not new that audiences are biased or fall in love with a character and all praises about them from a series but that usually happens after a season or fair to say when it comes to Matt Smith's Daemon Targaryen people seem to be already in love with the character when the season has only released three episodes by now! The actor is also known for playing Prince Philip in the Netflix series 'The Crown,' which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' gained love in no time and fans are going frenzy about the show but that was quite expected as the sequel series had a phenomenal fan base from all over the globe! The series premiered on Sunday, August 21, 2022, and stunned everyone, and ever since then, people have also loved the show because of its unpredictable scenes with every episode we are leaping a year or two more which makes it even more interesting. However, people seem to be gaga over Daemon Targaryen and are also applauding the actor for playing it so effortlessly!


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In the recent episode even though Daemon is seen losing the fight after being at it for two years alongside Corlys against the Crabfeeder when his brother (King Viserys) sends him a scroll that the aid is on their way made Daemon gets annoyed which led him to commit a war crime. The more interesting aspect of this episode was he didn't have any dialogues to steal the show, but his screen presence and his action sequence of his left his fans in awe! Out of rage and to prove to his brother, the King that he does not need any help from anyone to fight his battles, Daemon ended up committing a war crime. It made the series fans fall in love with his character even more! Some fans even claimed they are only watching the series for the plot and the plot being a picture of Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen. It is clear that they are totally smitten by the character. Not long after the episode aired fans took the sole responsibility to discuss and applaud Daemon aka Matt Smith for his stellar performance in the episode. They turned Twitter into a tweet fest by updating a plethora of tweets regarding this scene and the character!

A fan said, 'Me casually celebrating Daemon Targaryen for committing a war crime. #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #HOTD #DaemonTargaryen'. A fan wrote, 'Matt Smith just stole that entire episode without speaking a single word. He's coming for that Emmy. #HouseoftheDragon #HouseOfTheDragonHBO #DaemonTargaryen'. A fan commented, 'I love this overdramatic, gives 0 f**ks, bad*ss motherf**ker more and more each episode. #HouseoftheDragon #DaemonTargaryen'. A fan claimed, 'Watching House of the Dragon every Sunday religiously because of the plot. The Plot: #HouseOfTheDragon #DaemonTargaryen'. A fan mentioned, '#DaemonTargaryen only had 1 line of dialogue in that entire episode and still stole the show.' 'The man, the myth, the legend #DaemonTargaryen That was a phenomenal episode and the fact that he said NOTHING during the entire last sequence, superb acting from Matt Smith,' said a fan. 







'House of the Dragon' returns to HBO with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.

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