A TV network is playing a game of spinoffs in order to increase its viewership.

HBO is making a bet that there is an appetite for Westerosi drama with their new prequel series "House of the Dragon."

Fans of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series are disappointed that the TV show "Dragon" is not as good as the books.

"Dragon" is a prequel to "Thrones" that tells the story of one episode among the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen.

The spinoff of Game of Thrones is not as good as the original because it has a dull plot and stilted script.

"Dragon" is a story about two women, Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, told primarily through the perspective of young actresses Milly Alcock and Emily Carey.

Viserys is pressured by his friends and advisers to do favors for them.

Characters in the book are not well-defined, which makes it difficult to connect with or sympathize with them.

The writers of the show "Dragon" struggle with creating a good story, as they rely on heavy-handed symbolism and dated dialogue.

"Dragon" feels like it's running through a "Thrones" checklist so as not to miss any element from the original series and anger fans.