The ‘House of the Dragon’ creator gives zero fucks about y’all’s (wrong) opinions

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House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal doesn’t give a shit about your opinions on how he’s developing Daemon as a character:

While the source material, Fire and Blood, is written as a historical record based on various (potentially unreliable) narrators, the show presents itself as the objective telling of events, leading to certain changes that some have decried on social media. “Yeah, please explain to me and George who Daemon is as a character, everybody,” a sarcastic Condal says with a laugh, referencing the feedback he’s seen over the portrayal of battle-thirsty Prince Daemon Targaryen, played on screen by Matt Smith.

Personally, I can’t believe there are people mad about that one Daemon/Rhaenyra scene in the season finale. GUYS. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DAEMON TARGARYEN, HERE. HAVE YOU MET THE TARGARYENS?

Condal has a matter of fact response when asked about the likability of Daemon and viewers wanting to root for him: “Well, I mean… he killed his wife.” That would be when Daemon bashed Lady Rhea Royce to death with a rock. “We’ve seen Daemon do very questionable things all season long, but he’s being played incredibly by an actor who’s exuding charisma,” Condal says of Smith. “He’s fun and fascinating and dangerous the way these great Game of Thrones characters are, like Bronn [Jerome Flynn] and Jamie [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] and the Red Viper [Pascal]. We’re really drawn to those characters as an audience, but that doesn’t mean that they are unimpeachable heroes that are not capable of doing really questionable things.”

That seems to be Condal’s guiding light for all of House of the Dragon. “Your loyalties for certain characters and for certain sides and for certain arguments will shift and change over the course of this. That’s the nature of this thing,” he explains. “It’s incredibly messy and complex and gray, and it’s one family fighting each other. This is not Starks vs. Lannisters. This is an extended family doing battle with one another. So it’s harder to find those entrenched sides.”

You’re just going to have to stay mad about Daemon for a while because we will not be getting season two of House of the Dragon until 2024.

Can we talk about this poll for one second, please?

His still Number One😁 from gameofthrones


If you’re starting to think about your holiday shopping already because you’re some sort of monster, here’s a good list of House of the Dragon gifts you could get for the nerd on your list.

PLEASE DO NOT ASSAULT COMEDIANS. WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? (Also, who has beef with Chris Redd of all people — besides Kenan Thompson, obviously?)

Roy Wood Jr. and Jessica Williams have Stephen Colbert’s vote for the new hosts of The Daily Show. Not sure that he gets a vote, but I’m sure it’s nice to know they have his support.

The Washington Post investigated how the Travel Channel became the home of all things paranormal, and I’ll save you the read: when Ghost Adventures debuted on Travel Channel in 2008, it got higher ratings than anything else airing on the network, the end.

A TikToker whose big dream of being cast as a corpse in a TV show has finally landed a role on CSI: Vegas. His episode will air on Thursday.


#foryoupage #fyp

♬ BILLIE EILISH. – Armani White

Ryan Murphy has responded to the criticisms leveled at him and Dahmer by the victims’ families, insisting that his production team reached out to 20 families while writing the series, and never heard back. Murphy is also open to paying for a memorial to the victims, but adds that there is some resistance to the idea because people are worried that it would “attract people who are interested in paying homage to the macabre.”

CNN move towards “the middle” is going great:

Piers Morgan continues to be a tool.

Johnathan Pryce is “bitterly disappointed” by his fellow “artistes” who have been criticizing The Crown. JUDI DENCH, HE’S TALKING TO YOU.

That time Michael J. Fox encouraged River Phoenix to be a “dick” and it is actually a nice story.

Shonda Rhimes would love to bring Private Practice back. Are you listening, Netflix?

Michael Imperioli tried to kill James Gandolfini on the first day of filming The Sopranos. And Tony Hale — who I forgot had a role on The Sopranos — barely made it through filming his scene, he was so anxious.

We are still knee-deep in the Matthew Perry book story, apparently. He had to release a statement apologizing for shitting on Keanu Reeves for no good Goddamned reason: “I’m actually a big fan of Keanu,” Perry’s statement reads. “I just chose a random name, my mistake. I apologize. I should have used my own name instead.”

But Perry is still in trouble — with Valerie Bertinelli this time. According to Perry’s book, he claims he and Bertinelli had a make-out session while her then-husband Eddie Van Halen was passed out not 10 feet away. Perry and Bertinelli co-starred in a short-lived sitcom, Sydney, and according to Perry, Bertinelli fantasized about leaving Van Halen and running away with him.

Bertinelli doesn’t deny the allegation, but she does seem to have some regrets:


♬ Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift


  • Girls5Eva was canceled at Peacock — but then Netflix came in and saved it for a third season to everyone’s surprise.
  • The Serpent Queen has been renewed for a second season on Starz.
  • Clarkson’s Farm has been renewed for a third season on Prime Video.
  • The Amazing Race has been renewed for a 35th season on CBS.


In Development

  • Cross, an adaptation of James Patterson’s “Alex Cross: series, has been ordered at Prime Video. Aldis Hodge will star.
  • Black Rabbit, a limited series produced by and starring Jason Bateman and Jude Law, has been ordered at Netflix.
  • She Gets It From Me, a family comedy, is being developed at CBS.
  • The Bends has been given a pilot order at FX.
  • Deli Boys has been given a pilot order at Onyx Collective.
  • Big Freedia Means Business has been ordered at Fuse.
  • 2nd Chance has been acquired by Showtime.
  • Will Kemp has signed a multi-picture deal with Hallmark.

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • The Santa Clauses premieres on Disney+ on November 16.
  • The Pale Blue Eye debuts on Netflix on January 6.
  • The Calling debuts on Peacock on November 10.
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan returns on Prime Video on December 21.
  • Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test will premiere on Fox on January 4.
  • Miracle Workers: End Times will premiere on TBS on January 16.
  • Fantasy Football will debut on Paramount+ on November 25.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell: Filthy Rich will debut on Netflix on November 25.
  • Sonic Prime will debut on Netflix on December 15.

  • The Final Score will debut on Netflix on November 2.
  • Lost Bullet 2 debuts on Netflix on November 10.
  • Korea No.1 will premiere on Netflix on November 25.


Hank Durand Saroyan, Emmy-winning producer and director of Muppet Babies

Lucianne Goldberg, Literary agent who was in the middle of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal



World Series Game One: Astros vs. Phillies. FUN FACT: My husband is from Philadelphia. We are a house divided. Pray for him. 6 p.m., Fox

Big Mouth: Season 6. Netflix

Resurrection: Rebecca Hall stars in this thriller as a woman who tries to hold her life together after an abusive ex-boyfriend returns. Premiere. Shudder



Barbarian: Bill Skarsgård and Georgina Campbell star in this horror film that has received a lot of buzz. I would tell you what it is about, but I honestly don’t know because I have deliberately avoided finding out so I can go into it a blank slate. Something about an Airbnb? Premiere. 7 p.m., HBO

Saturday Night Live: Jack Harlow is the host and musical guest for the Halloween episode. 10:30 p.m., NBC


The White Lotus: It’s back and in Sicily this time. Season premiere. 8 p.m., HBO

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy: Speaking of Italy, the Tooch wraps up another delicious season. Season finale. 8 p.m., CNN

The Simpsons: TREEHOUSE OF HORROR TIME. 7 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Friday): Bobby Cannavale, JVKE

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Matthew Perry – The Diane Sawyer Interview
Fire Country
Blue Bloods
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC Capital One College Bowl

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC College Football
CBS Bull
48 Hours 48 Hours News/Local
CW College Football
NBC America’s Got Talent
Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
Celebrity Jeopardy!
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
The Rookie
CBS 60 Minutes The Equalizer
East New York
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local Family Law
FOX The Simp-sons
The Great North
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Sunday Night Football

2 thoughts on “The ‘House of the Dragon’ creator gives zero fucks about y’all’s (wrong) opinions

  1. So, I was going to say your listing for Fox on Friday (Friday Night Smackdown) is wrong, but if the ‘stros are on their game that could be an accurate description.

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