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House of the Dragon S1E02 Explained

  • čas přidán 12. 07. 2024
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    0:00 Opening sequence
    3:06 Crabfeeder
    4:36 Rhaenyra
    6:34 Valyria
    8:29 Alicent
    11:31 The Hand
    13:06 Laena
    16:00 Daemon
    20:20 Decisions
    23:01 Second sons

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  • @AltShiftX
    @AltShiftX  Před rokem +168

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    • @SuperJonteman
      @SuperJonteman Před rokem +7

      can you PLEASE stop CONSTANTLY comparing EVERY SINGLE SCENE of hot D to something in game of thrones, its so unwatchable

    • @stupidminotaur9735
      @stupidminotaur9735 Před rokem +2

      in a early version of this episode that got leaked Laena was 10 not 12. also in the books the small council much bigger... another youtuber said alicent was 15-16 not 14.
      also the war against the tri was support by house hightower and the king by money

    • @Adamjboss187
      @Adamjboss187 Před rokem

      I wish you would respond to my email… 😬

    • @Sadude13
      @Sadude13 Před rokem +1

      If it wasn't for you. I wouldn't understand what was going on in HOT D. Thank you for your work and you get my likes!!

    • @shockwave1126
      @shockwave1126 Před rokem +3

      Wonderful analysis of the opening. Thank you.

  • @bplup6419
    @bplup6419 Před rokem +1723

    "I will speak of my brother as I wish. You will not."
    I love it.

    • @Justme0288
      @Justme0288 Před rokem +117

      True brothers

    • @seancrossey466
      @seancrossey466 Před rokem +144

      I like the complexity of it. Daemon is a dick but he's not black and white evil, he goes against his brother but he still loves him

    • @Wustenfuchs109
      @Wustenfuchs109 Před rokem +95

      @@seancrossey466 It's not even that, it is about the respect. The guy from a lesser house just came to him, asking him to low-key betray his brother, while showing zero respect for the institution of the king (that Daemon also wants), family connection, while being a duplicitous snake.
      It's like, you want to defy the king? Fine, but don't you dare disrespect him in front of me, worm. Know your place.
      Yes, Daemon is a complex character and he has feelings for his brother, naturally. But he understands the importance of hierarchy and respect for a position. If he allows a lowly noble to slander a king like that, what's to prevent him tomorrow to do the same when Daemon takes the crown that he wants?
      That is why he said that he, a prince and an heir (by tradition) can talk about his brother (the king) as he wishes - but a butthurt noble who's plotting sedition, could not. He should know his place, or if he keeps poking his head above his position, someone might just cut it to size.
      It is an extremely important aspect of a feudal society that Westeros is. It is even stronger than family bonds. People did not have much problem in that time taking over from their family, but they were really careful not to downgrade the position they are taking in the process.
      Stupid politicians do it today - they decide to go for a position, then shit all over the person currently holding it, and when they get to hold it they wonder why they don't command any respect and authority. No shit Sherlock, you just spend your entire campaign obliterating the authority of a position/institution, what did you expect?!
      That is why taking down a man holding a position is a hard thing. It is extremely hard to take it without damaging it. Daemon knows it. And if there is ONE THING that the usurper king needs when overtaking the old, it is the strength and the integrity of the title of a king.
      Which is also why Otto Hightower says in the first episode that he could have Baratheon's tongue for what he said. Man can be replaced, but the position he holds MUST NOT be downgraded and insulted.

    • @etoinedevries7583
      @etoinedevries7583 Před rokem +7

      @@Wustenfuchs109 dang great analysis!

    • @mattm7798
      @mattm7798 Před rokem +7

      Right, a rare moment of Viserys being authoritative. Seems like a pretty good guy but too weak to be a good king.

  • @olorin4317
    @olorin4317 Před rokem +1480

    Crabfeeder looks like he's staging a production called the Phantom of the Seashore.

    • @shockwave1126
      @shockwave1126 Před rokem +8


    • @MilloSpiegel
      @MilloSpiegel Před rokem +26

      Now I have to imagine a Duet between Corlys Valerion and Crabfeeder.

    • @c0nn3
      @c0nn3 Před rokem +30

      In depths he sang to me
      In water he came
      That voice which calls to me
      And speaks my name
      And do I dream again?
      For now I find
      The phantom of the Seashore is here
      Inside my Stepstones
      Swim once again with me
      Our strange duet
      My power over you
      Grows stronger yet
      And though you turn from me
      To glance behind
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Those who have seen your face
      Draw back in fear
      I am the mask you wear
      It′s me they hear
      Your claws and your skittering
      In one combined
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Is that the phantom of the Seashore?
      Beware the phantom of the Seashore
      In all your fantasies
      You always knew
      That crab and mystery
      Were both in you
      And in this labrinth
      Where night is blind
      The phantom of the Seashore is there
      Inside your Stepstones
      Swim, my angel of the sea

    • @olorin4317
      @olorin4317 Před rokem +1

      @@c0nn3 I like the cut of your jib Conne.

    • @kekistanihelpdesk8508
      @kekistanihelpdesk8508 Před rokem +2

      @@c0nn3 I picture you as Walt's underground lab assistant from breaking bad.

  • @gstrikr7
    @gstrikr7 Před rokem +925

    "Maybe he wants a wife who supports his dorky hobbies."
    That hit me hard.

    • @shadow_realm47
      @shadow_realm47 Před rokem +13

      yeah 💔.

    • @onTimeAlways404
      @onTimeAlways404 Před rokem +28

      may us dorky men worldwide all one day be granted the blessing of a love and romance with a woman who doesn't spurn our dorky ways.

    • @Pro_Butcher_Amateur_Human
      @Pro_Butcher_Amateur_Human Před rokem +18

      As the comedian Adam Hills said "Men aren't that picky. All I want is a woman who wants to kiss me and has a favourite episode of The Simpsons"

    • @lightspeedlagu
      @lightspeedlagu Před 10 měsíci +1

      What man doesn’t? :)

  • @andreww.9342
    @andreww.9342 Před rokem +1927

    Laena asking about Vhagar before her memorized marriage proposal is 10/10

    • @patryklewandowski2099
      @patryklewandowski2099 Před rokem +407

      Yes! I thought that was perfect. There is this awkward walk and talk that the king has to perform, and the kid immediately goes "ooooh you rode on Balerion! How exciting, tell me everything about it!"
      And it also shows the tragedy of Viserys who seems to shiver at the sheer memory of it - this guy does not want power.

    • @goguma46
      @goguma46 Před rokem +122

      @@patryklewandowski2099 i mean i will feel embarrased if I have to explain to a 12 yr old that he only got to ride Balerion 3 times around King’s Landing even though he meant to go to Dragonstone

    • @kaustralishamal2054
      @kaustralishamal2054 Před rokem +46

      @@goguma46 after that horrible time Baelerion returned to Valyria can you blamed him for not wanting to go far away again?

    • @NikhilAditya25
      @NikhilAditya25 Před rokem +25

      Balerion, the black dread lived in the dragonpit. But, they say Vhagar is too big for the dragonpit?! I don’t get it.

    • @andromidius
      @andromidius Před rokem +82

      @@NikhilAditya25 Its possible that the Dragonpit was redesigned at some point to house the increasing number of dragons. Balerion's 'room' may have been turned into four smaller 'rooms', or maybe he slept outside in the courtyard.

  • @KingsandGenerals
    @KingsandGenerals Před rokem +1995

    I love how Martin and the showrunners weave the real world history into their works - that second son thing was a big deal in medieval Europe and impacted many interesting events.

    • @haydenhernandez2895
      @haydenhernandez2895 Před rokem +58

      I think they’re referring to the general experience of a son who is not the eldest son in a family feeling the need to prove and establish themselves

    • @pappadarappa
      @pappadarappa Před rokem +10

      Yo I love your channel!

    • @KingsandGenerals
      @KingsandGenerals Před rokem +187

      More than proving themselves - second sons almost never inherited the demesne of the father, so they had to engage in other activities, such as going to crusades, becoming mercenaries, joining the knightly orders, becoming monks/religious figures and even becoming businessmen. In many cases, second sons were supporting the kings in their struggle against the feudal lords, as that allowed the second sons to find positions in the court.

    • @jacob4920
      @jacob4920 Před rokem +85

      Everyone reacts in disgust, but that whole "really young girls marrying much older men" thing was also very much a thing in medieval Europe... and China... and Japan... and really anywhere where Feudalism was the law of the land. People need to brush up on their history, methinks.

    • @Brandonhayhew
      @Brandonhayhew Před rokem +4

      Second sons always wanted some form of political

  • @mr_clean91
    @mr_clean91 Před rokem +935

    Something I picked up on was that Viserys seems to be being portrayed as more assimilated into Andal culture than Valyrian. This is contrasted by his brother and daughter.
    First example is when the model dragon is broken while taking to Alicent, he says “seven hells,” an Andal curse, instead of swearing in Valyrian. This is contrasted that he was talking to her about old Valyria just before. I think this is meant to show how his interest in his heritage is mostly academic or a hobby, but he doesn’t really consider himself one of them.
    Second is his dinner with Rhaenyra is spoken entirely in common, while her private conversations with Daemon are always in Valyrian. Considering they are both shown to be fluent in both languages, using common must be a conscious choice that he is making.
    I think that they are using him as an example of the crossroads of old and new, Valyrian and Westrosi, with Rhaenyra and Alicent possible cultural paths the family will have to choose after him. I’m sure there are a few more examples I’m missed and I’m looking forward to seeing more.

    • @Leo_ofRedKeep
      @Leo_ofRedKeep Před rokem +73

      Viserys thinks dragons are dangerous and sides with Hightower. He is not so much manipulated into it as consciously allying himself with the people he rules rather than cultivating an exclusive Targaryen or Valyrian position, as Velaryon wants to build. That's also why he sits with Strong and asks for his opinion. He wants to make him feel included as much as hear what he has to say.

    • @TheUrobolos
      @TheUrobolos Před rokem +61

      Parts of the Dance was also a clash between those who supported the cultural "innovations" pushed by hardcore Valyrians like Daemon (Targaryen divine rights of changing laws as they wish, incest, polygamy, being above all laws, and so absolute monarchy), and those instead who defended Westeros traditions and tried to gradually fully absorbs the targs in their culture. Baelor the blessed, a fanatic religious Targaryen that rejected incest and destroyed most of the remaining Valyrian artifacts of the household as pagan idols, can be considered one of the most successfull example of a "westerosized" Targaryen.

    • @noizW
      @noizW Před rokem +2

      Totally, i had the same feeling, you put it into words, 👏

    • @Anon-zt9ll
      @Anon-zt9ll Před rokem

      Brilliant breakdown

    • @davidlewis5312
      @davidlewis5312 Před rokem +18

      @@TheUrobolos I would include Daeron II, Maekar, and Aegon V in the 'most Westerosi' of the Targs. All outside marriages too: Martell, Dayne, and Blackwood

  • @anggi8699
    @anggi8699 Před rokem +2297

    I think Otto was planning to fail at bringing the egg and blame Daemon more. It's the same with "the heir for a day" event. Daemon did say those words but not in the way Otto described it. In Dragonstone, if Daemon did attack Otto and his crew, it will put more strain between Daemon and Viserys.

    • @itsmemickey7541
      @itsmemickey7541 Před rokem +283

      I agree with you 100%. When Daemon asked where his brother was he lied saying he wouldn’t stoop so low to come, and the lord commander looked at him like “bro I was there and it didn’t go down like that”

    • @liop39
      @liop39 Před rokem +33

      He was pretty much was ready to sacrifice himself to start a war

    • @TheRealBatCave
      @TheRealBatCave Před rokem +48

      We never saw how he ssid it

    • @joshuaadams6565
      @joshuaadams6565 Před rokem +34

      If Daemon wanted the throne he’d just fly Caraxes over to the Redkeep and take it. Otto knows this. They brought dragon tamers incase they had to bypass Caraxes but I think he knew Daemon wouldn’t do anything.

    • @Nubin2000
      @Nubin2000 Před rokem +16

      @@joshuaadams6565 That would be stupid. Rhaenys and Rhaenrya would fight Caraxes and Daemon and win. Also, the entire realm would reject Daemon.

  • @leggeman2132
    @leggeman2132 Před rokem +987

    I don’t look at it as Damon thinking about killing her, I think it was more about him thinking “damn good for her, she got me”. I don’t think Damon was anticipating her arrival


      You know that they're going to hook up later when she's already mature, right?

    • @EmbraceTheInevitable
      @EmbraceTheInevitable Před rokem +144

      @@STUPIDCZcams_HIDINGMSGS What is it about this post that makes you think he wants to know about unrelated spoilers?

    • @sebastianzuzi311
      @sebastianzuzi311 Před rokem +17

      Nah, on a great hotd podcast a great observation was made that deamon actually wanted rhaneyra to show up. That he was testing her. I very much recommend the pod its the best hotd pod out there with amazing insight. Its called all bangers.

    • @EefkeL
      @EefkeL Před rokem +1

      Exactly !

    • @mattm7798
      @mattm7798 Před rokem +5

      Daemon definitely loves her but I could see it crossing his mind "If I kill her and manage to get away...the throne could be mine..." but then his "wisdom" took over and realized all that would do is ensure the only way that would end with him on the throne is if he literally took it by conquering King's Landing, which he definitely did not have the man/dragon power to do.
      Daemon seems very much in the Jamie Lanister role right now as a petulant spoiled royal who will have a heroic arch...let's hope they don't completely screw it up in the final season like they did Jaime.

  • @SniebeI
    @SniebeI Před rokem +1289

    "It's like he's playing with a lego model of magic nazi german" has got to be one of my favorite lines from this channel ever

    • @kortans_
      @kortans_ Před rokem +113

      this actually annoyed me because i see more of a comparaison between valyria and rome, as both were great empires that spanned centuries and inspired different successor states to take their legacy, despite being quite bad (conquest, slavery, oligarchy)

    • @danny_decheeto8300
      @danny_decheeto8300 Před rokem +2


    • @Jpodre98
      @Jpodre98 Před rokem +9

      So ironic to hear an american say such a thing

    • @Nubin2000
      @Nubin2000 Před rokem +26

      @@Jpodre98 I doubt Alt Shift is American base on his accent, probably English. Brazilian.

    • @touchpadnm1
      @touchpadnm1 Před rokem +13

      I mean they pretty much have that anyways, with the Death Star and Star Destroyer sets.

  • @Grace86000
    @Grace86000 Před rokem +237

    I like to think Vhagar is sitting on a beach somewhere, wearing sunglasses and a big floppy hat, sipping on a bloody mary (with real blood) and reminiscing about the good 'ol days, when she and Balerion used to barbecue knights while conquering Westeros....

    • @mattm7798
      @mattm7798 Před rokem +10

      I like that the dragons are being much more explored beyond giant killing machines. Dany's three dragons had very little to distinguish them except that Daegon was the one she rode.

    • @XiyuYang
      @XiyuYang Před rokem +5

      You know what’s sad? Lots of younger dragons during this time could very well be Vhagar's descendants, ones later on in the show she would kill

  • @KL-hr2kj
    @KL-hr2kj Před rokem +590

    14:26 "The old she-dragon has retired to some place on the east coast, as many older women do" SCREAMING, THEY LET VHAGAR RETIRE TO FLORIDA, GOOD FOR HER

    • @stelmaria8991
      @stelmaria8991 Před rokem +105

      "Florida Woman eats Whole Sheep"

    • @spamquisition4046
      @spamquisition4046 Před rokem +47

      She made a retirement resort, call it Vhagar-a-Lago

    • @VictorIV0310
      @VictorIV0310 Před rokem +14

      This is the moment Vhagar became Kim Wexler.

    • @leonrobinson8180
      @leonrobinson8180 Před rokem

      @@VictorIV0310 Wouldn't mind riding both

    • @Pro_Butcher_Amateur_Human
      @Pro_Butcher_Amateur_Human Před rokem +13

      @@spamquisition4046 Vhagar: "roars"
      Translation: "I'm going to build a wall, and make the Wildlings pay for it!"

  • @DrakeyC
    @DrakeyC Před rokem +79

    It's pretty cool symbolically that the Velaryons use a seahorse as their sigil. Seahorses are in the same family as seadragons, and in some eastern cultures and myths, seahorses are seen as relatives of dragons - baby dragons sometimes resemble seahorses, and the Japanese word for seahorse is "tatsu-no-otoshigo", which literally translates as "dragon's bastard child." By using a seahorse as their sigil, the Velaryons are saying they too, are dragons, but they are dragons of the sea, not of the sky. It also fits their ambitions to constantly marry into House Targaryen, a constant reminder that they aren't REAL dragons, but have the potential to become dragons through marriage and conquest.

  • @rickyg1974
    @rickyg1974 Před rokem +641

    First of all, THANK YOU for explaining the opening. I'm sure I would have eventually found out its meaning, but you explained it wonderfully!
    Secondly, I think everyone should remember that Daemon lost both his parents when he was very very young (his mother soon after his birth, and his father not long after that). Maybe he sees Viserys as more of a parent than a brother. Could explain the desperate attention seeking, and him acting like a first son who should inherit from his "father" (Viserys). Just a thought.

  • @argentius6479
    @argentius6479 Před rokem +812

    There's also a very practical reason to not send Rhaenyra on dragonback, since the last time a dragon was sent to solve a military issue without infantry support it resulted in the death of the dragon and it's rider, Queen Rhaenys.
    Edit: I'm talking about the conflict in the stepstones, not the issue with Daemon stealing the egg.

    • @SaneMillennial
      @SaneMillennial Před rokem +27

      Yeah but if you're talking about with Daemon she knows he won't hurt her which is why she confronted him so closely.

    • @joshuaadams6565
      @joshuaadams6565 Před rokem +56

      That wasn’t the last time. Vermithor and Silverwing flew to Oldtown to threaten the faith of the seven. They used 6 dragons at the wall to fight off wildlings and used 3 dragons to set the fleets of Dorne on fire… Meraxes was a one off. Meraxes and Rhaenys were also the instigators and actually rained fire down on Dorne. Rhaenyra was only suggesting a display of power.

    • @juanig4198
      @juanig4198 Před rokem +6

      @@SaneMillennial i think he was talking about fighting the crabfeeder and his triarchy

    • @made-line7627
      @made-line7627 Před rokem

      @@joshuaadams6565 It's been a year since I last read Fire and Blood, so I can't remember this event at the Wall with six dragons. When did that happen? Cheers

    • @argentius6479
      @argentius6479 Před rokem +3

      @Глеб Сальманов >mfw when you make a rebuttal to an argument that hasn't been made

  • @antrayen1979
    @antrayen1979 Před rokem +851

    Notice how after the altercation in Dragonstone Rhaenyra stops using the Valyrian necklace that Daemon gave her

    • @luca7069
      @luca7069 Před rokem +111

      Curious how she speaks valyrian only to her uncle and not to her father or the others...

    • @acediadekay3793
      @acediadekay3793 Před rokem +155

      @@luca7069 Valyrian is the langrage of "private conversations" since most people don't know it.
      I think Daemon is far more comfortable speaking Valyrian than The Common Tongue

    • @Shelly-lz9tm
      @Shelly-lz9tm Před rokem +48

      @@luca7069 no she spoke the language with the dragon keepers

    • @Longshanks1690
      @Longshanks1690 Před rokem +10

      Woulda been nice if after the Council scene, she was in her bedroom and rips the necklace off of her or something to make that even more explicit to the audience 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • @gudhaxer41343
      @gudhaxer41343 Před rokem +111

      @@Longshanks1690 Nope we dont need that kind of cringe scene.

  • @adc1222
    @adc1222 Před rokem +425

    My favourite part of the episode was Caraxes the spicy noodle and his weird squeak roar. It was equal parts adorable and terrifying. Caraxes confirmed for best boy of HOTD

    • @tuulenkoti
      @tuulenkoti Před rokem +19

      le heckin best boiiii
      Go back to reddit

    • @marjoe32
      @marjoe32 Před rokem +9

      Bestest of boys

    • @spunj
      @spunj Před rokem +3

      PepeLaugh oh no no no oooooh no no no

    • @Zhicano
      @Zhicano Před rokem +7

      Spicy long neck Lizzy boi

    • @joecarom391
      @joecarom391 Před rokem +4

      now I ll forever think of him as spicy noodle, and I love it

  • @joaofelipesiqueira21
    @joaofelipesiqueira21 Před rokem +263

    I loved the confrotation between Daemon and Otto because it really explains their world, at the end of the day it doesn't matter how smart, manipulative or audacious you are (like Otto) in the face of the raw power from dragons that the Targaryen's possess, it really makes you feel like they are invulnerable with them. This is a huge contrast to what we see in Game of Thrones, where in an era without dragons, the Mad targaryen king saw the consequences of his actions.

  • @jthomas7904
    @jthomas7904 Před rokem +120

    The blood is shown running downhill. That's because it's the gravity of the situation. 😁

  • @garyermann
    @garyermann Před rokem +159

    Otto Hightower is another character worth mentioning in a discussion about second sons. Otto's older brother is lord of Oldtown and head of House Hightower, so Otto's also in a position where it's up to his own political machinations to gain power and influence. He's certainly been busy doing so.

  • @James-kv3ll
    @James-kv3ll Před rokem +195

    Theory: The small council marbles are meant to be protection against faceless men infiltrating the council. Even if their face is stolen, the unique marble they each have likely wouldn’t be taken by the faceless man so it acts as an ID card for each member. That’s why they’re all different colors and none of them are that important looking or extravagant. That also why the first thing they do when they sit down is place their marble into the holder.
    It seems the council knew about the faceless men back then, so it makes sense they’d put some sort of security in place.
    Other people have probably already suggested this. Don’t know if the book mentioned it.

    • @anndruh
      @anndruh Před rokem +27

      I didn’t even consider this. But it makes total sense.

    • @szbszig
      @szbszig Před rokem +11

      Nice one. I don't remember anything like that from the books though.

    • @alisaurus4224
      @alisaurus4224 Před rokem +25

      IIRC the marbles are kept on the table in the council room, and each member takes theirs to their spot when they sit down. That would protect much better against faceless men because they would probably take all their victim’s clothing & possessions on their person when taking their face, to best impersonate them. If they walked into council and saw everyone with marbles in front of them, they’d just go “oh, that’s what this is for,” and pull it out.
      Having the marbles selected in the room each time is a better protection because it’s a tiny point of knowledge that only councilors would know the correct answer to.

    • @James-kv3ll
      @James-kv3ll Před rokem +9

      @@alisaurus4224 Whether or not they carry them around or keep them in the room, they definitely have some sort of security purpose. It’s hard to believe they’re just symbolic.

    • @alisaurus4224
      @alisaurus4224 Před rokem +3

      @@James-kv3ll agreed

  • @aegonthedragon7303
    @aegonthedragon7303 Před rokem +18

    Viserys’ wife criteria: be able to have a son, show interest in my Warhammer miniatures.

  • @isaiahdaddys9379
    @isaiahdaddys9379 Před rokem +305

    I thought that Otto’s chain is the maester links he earned at the Citadel. We must remember that he was one of the smartest men of his time and being a second son could totally of had the time to get some studying done in his youth and earned some links.

    • @spencertherren6806
      @spencertherren6806 Před rokem +26

      I think you're thinking of Lyonel strong. Master of laws. He earned six links.✌️🇺🇸

    • @made-line7627
      @made-line7627 Před rokem +4

      Could be he studied at the Citadel. I hope they'd clarify it if that *were* the case, otherwise him rolling around with a Maesters chain would be a bit confusing.

    • @nisseheim4996
      @nisseheim4996 Před rokem +3

      I would suppose all Hightower heirs get a first class education in both the citadel and with the faith.

  • @MourningCoffeeMusic
    @MourningCoffeeMusic Před rokem +247

    I love the long shot which shows Ceraxes is twice as big as Syrax, a dragon almost as big as Dany’s dragons 😵‍💫 Vhagar is gonna be *massive*

    • @bohellan6227
      @bohellan6227 Před rokem +6

      And the battle between Caraxes and Vhagar will be even better if they actually do it right. Also have not read the Fire and Blood, is Aemond still riding her in the new story?

    • @larsdewit6521
      @larsdewit6521 Před rokem

      @@bohellan6227 pretty sure that Aemond has been casted, in one of the season trailers we also see a valyrian man with an eyepatch (my guess is aemond) so i'm guessing he still hets Vhagar

    • @made-line7627
      @made-line7627 Před rokem

      @@bohellan6227 To be book-accurate, he'd still end up with Vhagar, after Vhagar's next (next up in the show) rider's death.

    • @NikhilAditya25
      @NikhilAditya25 Před rokem +9

      Balerion, the black dread lived in the dragonpit. But, they say Vhagar is too big for the dragonpit?! I don’t get it.

    • @NikhilAditya25
      @NikhilAditya25 Před rokem +1

      @@bohellan6227 Yup, Aemond 1 eye is gonna be a badass character! Excited to see him in HotD🔥

  • @paulmitu6410
    @paulmitu6410 Před rokem +377

    So far pleasantly surprised with how good the show is. Slow burn political intrigue just like early GOT. Great to have more ASX content too!

    • @dann5480
      @dann5480 Před rokem +1

      Hahaha you'll be surprised a second time when the show comes to an end 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • @davidlewis5312
      @davidlewis5312 Před rokem +4

      @@dann5480 Aegon II (in season 4 of HotD): You know I actually really like my half-sister

  • @mayaamis
    @mayaamis Před rokem +222

    Dragonstone shots were so amazing. At first I was like, why is it so misty all of the sudden it didn't look like this in GoT? Than I realized it's an active volcanic island and this is how volcanic area should've looked in the first place. it also gave it eerie mystical vibe and cinematography was stunning! And I really love dragon design in this show It looks like each has more unique design and personality and more vibrant colors! And what about that sound effect when Caraxes roars 👀 It was so fantastic! I've heard many people say it was too squeaky but I think it fits dragon perfect. Most times in the past the roar they used for dragon was more generic like it could come form any mammal predator..but I think this sound would fit lizard like creature much more.

    • @Jimbob24191
      @Jimbob24191 Před rokem +8

      To me the roar sounded twisted, just like Daemon is, and I loved it! 😁

    • @anndruh
      @anndruh Před rokem +6

      I read somewhere that they wanted Caraxes to sound like he had a deviated septum, which explains the offkey honk that accompanies his roar

    • @jodie3950
      @jodie3950 Před rokem +4

      I remember thinking that for such a frightening and dangerous creature, his roar is very cute. Not complaining, I liked it.

    • @mayaamis
      @mayaamis Před rokem +4

      @@anndruh they nailed that part for sure

    • @alisaurus4224
      @alisaurus4224 Před rokem +1

      Maybe Dragonstone stopped being active when the Targaryens lost power

  • @amatthew1231
    @amatthew1231 Před rokem +39

    "It's like he's playing with a lego model of magic nazi Germany"
    Such a way with words

    • @amatthew1231
      @amatthew1231 Před rokem

      @Batrick Pateman Try harder to get it

    • @rayaqin
      @rayaqin Před rokem

      @Batrick Pateman he explains it pretty well in the video, maybe watch that part again

  • @jeremyjohnson4727
    @jeremyjohnson4727 Před rokem +175

    My favorite part of GOT/HOTD is the episode analysis!

    • @Magicalnora
      @Magicalnora Před rokem +2

      Gods I'd missed analyses like these. Just recently watched ASX cover season 8 and he sounded so defeated 😂 at least he has some meat to chew on and little hidden Easter eggs to give us

  • @dandychiggins6143
    @dandychiggins6143 Před rokem +196

    The small council: Daemon holds Dragonstone with several thousand soldiers and a dragon. It would take an army to stop him and get the egg.
    Otto: I don't need an army, I need twenty good men.

    • @joinjohn834
      @joinjohn834 Před rokem +26

      I’m convinced that it was homage to ramseys famous knight ser twentygoodman

    • @ineednochannelyoutube2651
      @ineednochannelyoutube2651 Před rokem +33

      He was probably planning to fail, and return with the news that Daemon was even more in active revolt.
      Probably didn't expect Daemon to be bold enough to pull a dragon on them, though. Arrogant AF.

    • @LordOfTamarac
      @LordOfTamarac Před rokem +5

      I don’t think he was planning on Daemon fighting back. I think the crown has been so complacent with his nonsense, that Otto expected a show of any kind of force to be enough to get him to acquiesce

    • @larsdewit6521
      @larsdewit6521 Před rokem +6

      @@LordOfTamarac to be fair I don't think Otto expected any fight at all. This was clearly another attention grab from Daemon and the only reason he didn't want the King to go was because then Daemon's ploy would have worked. On the other hand he probably knows Daemon enough that he wouldn't murder the Hand of the King, and 2 members of the Kingsguard over a dragonegg. I don't believe anyone was in any real danger unless Caraxes went Rogue and offed the delegation on it's own, but there is not really a way to prepare against that.
      With that said I don't think it was complacency Otto seemed perfectly aware of what was happening, to the point he tried to send his own dragon reinforcement away. And he has not seemed suicidal

    • @dr.embersfield1551
      @dr.embersfield1551 Před rokem +2

      @@joinjohn834 It's ser Twenty of House Goodmen.

  • @williansnobre
    @williansnobre Před rokem +42

    I love the sound of the dragons in this episode.
    Caraxes sound like a hellish dolphin, real cool.

  • @garthmarenghi9040
    @garthmarenghi9040 Před rokem +9

    Bouncer: "Welcome to the Salty Spitoon, how tough are you?"
    Ryam Redwyne: "How tough am I? I died of natural causes."
    Bouncer: "Yeah, so?"
    Ryma Redwyne: "In a story written by GRRM".
    Bouncer: "Right this way, sorry to keep you waiting."

    • @maxgrozema1093
      @maxgrozema1093 Před rokem +1

      Lord Gyles is next in line, coughing his lungs out

  • @amirabdelli2295
    @amirabdelli2295 Před rokem +14

    We're blessed to get these incredible analyses from Alt Shift X each week again. That description of the opening credits was masterful. Thanks for putting in the work!

  • @jacknickels8341
    @jacknickels8341 Před rokem +18

    Thanks for explaining the intro theme, it’s a bit too fast and dark to even understand what i should be paying attention to

    • @Wveth
      @Wveth Před rokem +3

      Yeah it could've been done better, but I think it's really fun to watch once you know what it is.

  • @Nathdood
    @Nathdood Před rokem +107

    Without these videos, even after watching the episodes multiple times, I would never have known/caught 90% of what you covered.
    Thank you!

  • @gjonesx7
    @gjonesx7 Před rokem +42

    Hightower is my favorite character so far. After that I like Tackleberry, Mahoney, Jones, Lassard and Kim Cattrall, obviously.

    • @stepanija
      @stepanija Před rokem +1

      This just made my day 🤣🤣🤣🥂🥂🥂

  • @luca7069
    @luca7069 Před rokem +36

    Curious how Rhaenyria speaks valyrian with the dragon keepers and her uncle, but never with her father...this, the throne cutting him, not having a dragon to ride, even him breaking the little stone dragon while with Alicent...dropping a LOT of hints of how the king is not a true dragon?

  • @MorphyVA
    @MorphyVA Před rokem +35

    Love how you explained the opening of the show, cause I was trying to find out what it meant. Went through Jeremy Jahns & AngryJoe's reviews to find an answer but got nothing until you finally released HOTD Ep2 Explained! Thank you!

    • @jakespacepiratee3740
      @jakespacepiratee3740 Před rokem +1

      I mean of course those surface-level lore-unaware standard reviewers would not know the signifigance and meaning of the intro.

  • @jarnodatema
    @jarnodatema Před rokem +147

    My expectation weren’t as low as Rings Of Power, but I’ll admit I’m pleasantly surprised so far

    • @Jay-ate-a-bug
      @Jay-ate-a-bug Před rokem +32

      I was also pleasantly surprised. I was still angry and spiteful after the original series and wanted to put those feelings on this series too. I had no plans to watch it at all until one of the channels I watch on YT gave me the thumbs up.

    • @Hero_Of_Old
      @Hero_Of_Old Před rokem +20

      ROP is embarrassing

    • @Justme0288
      @Justme0288 Před rokem +5

      @@Hero_Of_Old I tried to watch it but I couldn't even get my attention span to hold on to it. It seemed like a teen fantasy drama. Bad. I'm someone who enjoyed Tge Hobbit movies more than anything.

    • @geoDB.
      @geoDB. Před rokem +10

      They did make house Velaryon black for no reason

    • @captainblighe7297
      @captainblighe7297 Před rokem +19

      And corlys’ actor is great

  • @Nmoren
    @Nmoren Před rokem +7

    I didn’t even realise the intro was literally symbols of the bloodlines, that makes it even better

  • @KirigayaKazutoBeater
    @KirigayaKazutoBeater Před rokem +43

    I really like the new opening sequence. It has a lot of symbolism packed in that requires knowledge and deep analysis.

    • @broderickfall
      @broderickfall Před rokem +6

      Shift broke this down when other content creators were complaining how it felt rushed and confusing
      I had no idea what it all meant till now. It's really well done

    • @manoz6194
      @manoz6194 Před rokem +3

      Think the music should have been different though

  • @MattMarshallUK
    @MattMarshallUK Před rokem +45

    I'm really enjoying HotD so far. I thought I'd lost all interest in GoT after Season 8, but HotD has taken what was great about GoT and matured it into something that deserves to be watched and appreciated. The cast, script, set and CGI are all top notch.

    • @guymanuel4260
      @guymanuel4260 Před rokem +5

      Crazy what having competent and passionate writers and the author of the books behind you does. I hope DnD are seething at all the praise hot dick is getting and people looking at their later seasons in retrospect realising even more so what a shit show it was.

    • @Yougottacryforthis
      @Yougottacryforthis Před rokem

      also its not post the diaster d&d brought upon us so you can repress that


      As long as they don't get the services of Dumb and Dumber Weiss and Benioff again esp. now the Miguel Sapochnik has resigned, this will be a great show, much better than Season 8 ending!

    • @Leo_ofRedKeep
      @Leo_ofRedKeep Před rokem +1

      I lost all interest in discussing GoT when S6 started. The junk was so obviously contrived to shake morons that there was no point left analysing it. HotD has reverted this decision and quality is back where it was before.

  • @TheFramedPicture
    @TheFramedPicture Před rokem +24

    The visual censors Shift uses in this video are the real knights of the realm. Bravo chaps. Proud of you.

  • @GigiriBamAllright
    @GigiriBamAllright Před rokem +8

    It's so refreshing to have a video with this quality with no soundtrack at all. Thank you for these ASX!

  • @johannsebastianbach3501
    @johannsebastianbach3501 Před rokem +1

    17:58 wow, totally forgot about that quote from Tywin. Poetic

  • @astrofpv3631
    @astrofpv3631 Před rokem +111

    Pretty interesting about dragons being created by humans rather than being discovered, wonder what the books say may make for a good video


      Pretty interesting that the Chinese don't make claims about the dragons (or just about anything in the world, esp. the seas around Asia) since they always do the dragon dance in China town.

    • @Joacomonto
      @Joacomonto Před rokem

      There's a lot of videos of this kind of stuff.

    • @michaelhenry3234
      @michaelhenry3234 Před rokem

      These videos explain the theory from the books: czcams.com/video/W5Ae4yvEHrE/video.html

  • @Riastrad-hq6ds
    @Riastrad-hq6ds Před rokem +7

    Viserys sending envoys to Pentos and Volantis reminds me of when Joffrey proposed the creation of a royal army in Game of Thrones. It shows part of why Westeros is so stagnant because even when someone suggests a better, modern way for something to be done, the feudal expectations and/or logistics stand in the way of that system being implemented

  • @kateris1976
    @kateris1976 Před rokem +17

    If I remember correctly, in the books Crabfeeder nailed his captives so that they drowned in the upcoming tide and their remains were eaten by the crabs, hence the nickname.

  • @Rob-hh1ix
    @Rob-hh1ix Před rokem +19

    "Though to be fair, it is Danarys and Cersei who torched the realm, not the men." lol love it

    • @Leo_ofRedKeep
      @Leo_ofRedKeep Před rokem +2

      The war of the five kings did that too, though, and none of it was about women. Rhaenys just believes what she wants to.

  • @jxchamb
    @jxchamb Před rokem +18

    So glad that your videos come out at the end of the week. Keeps your breakdown fresh in my mind come Sunday.

  • @DryWell_117
    @DryWell_117 Před rokem +20

    I always found it amusing that Viserys can talk about the glory of Valyria at its height but when it comes to Balerion, he’s all tight lipped and even says their a power that men should have trifled with. Honestly Viserys seems like that one guy in the family that talks heavily about action and living up to his ancestors but falls short, and when it comes to actual action he’s all hesitant and indecisive. Like how he tells Rhaenyra they need to be ready to face anyone who may challenge them yet doesn’t see how shady Otto is and is soft on his brother, Daemon.

  • @carlrood4457
    @carlrood4457 Před rokem +32

    Ned was a second son. He was never really prepared to rule and that got him killed. Jon and Bran are second sons, as well. Jon is a second son twice over, in a way. He's actually Rhaegar's second son and is officially Ned's second biological son, albeit believed ot be bastard. Bran is Ned's actual second son AND his second LEGITIMATE son.

    • @buca9696
      @buca9696 Před rokem

      Robb was a firstborn son and he also died.

    • @yatez97
      @yatez97 Před rokem +1

      Ned was a great Northern ruler, but wasn't built for Southron politics

    • @rayeya3138
      @rayeya3138 Před rokem

      Bran was a second
      (non-bastard) son and he became king.

    • @skaara1000
      @skaara1000 Před rokem +1

      @@rayeya3138 No, he didn't

  • @CammyinJapan
    @CammyinJapan Před rokem +9

    you can tell Alt Shift X is enjoying making videos again about Game of thrones

  • @mappingshaman5280
    @mappingshaman5280 Před rokem +3

    "Its weird that viserys admires valyria." Well valyria is the asoiaf version of Rome, and Rome is admired throughout the world even though it committed slavery, it salted carthage in an echo of how valyria destroyed the rhoynar, and it persecuted Christians when it was pagan and persecuted pagans when it became Christian. Furthermore the targaryens are in a way, an echo of the byzantine empire, being the remnants of the once great empire that is still an empire in its own respect.

  • @centralpark2168
    @centralpark2168 Před rokem +72

    I don't think daemon is considering killing rhaenyra, I think he's getting a measure of her and thinks maybe she could be a good ruler so gives her the win and egg

    • @mattm7798
      @mattm7798 Před rokem +1

      Hmmm, maybe, but we see later he def still plans on becoming king. It would be naive to think the thought didn't cross his mind of literally eliminating the heir. I don't think it was his love for her that stopped him but the realization that at this point, he can't take King's Landing by force even if he would be the un-crowned heir. Viserys could just name Rhaenys his heir then.

    • @szbszig
      @szbszig Před rokem +3

      Or he just thinks: that woman is hot, I should totally marry her someday.

    • @centralpark2168
      @centralpark2168 Před rokem +1

      @@szbszig he definitely does but in that scene specifically I feel like it was an acceptance of respect

    • @centralpark2168
      @centralpark2168 Před rokem +2

      ​@@mattm7798 Im sure everyone has different interpretations but I think based on the scenes he's had, he genuinely loves his brother and has affection for his niece. I think he was more impressed that Rhaenyra was calling him out.
      he also supports her later and "teams up" with her to oppose the hightowers power and not just to be the sole ruler

  • @calebwinfield1403
    @calebwinfield1403 Před rokem +8

    Before I found your channel, I had a small penis, no girlfriend, and no will to live.
    None of those things have changed, but I love your channel.

  • @mattcurti686
    @mattcurti686 Před rokem +6

    I think caraxes having a long ass neck like that helps him in battle. In episode 3 he seems to be able to lower his head to ground level and wipe out enemies. Kind of different from the usual angle of fire we see from the dragons.

  • @lynnesullivan49
    @lynnesullivan49 Před rokem +7

    Absolutely genius - as always!! Thank you so much for explaining the new show intro - your ability to analyze minutiae is spectacular. I just thought it was a river of blood running through the Red Keep, since a lot of blood will run during the series. Your explanation is so much better! And thanks for clarifying that the Crabfeeder has greyscale.

  • @tenronlightvoid7538
    @tenronlightvoid7538 Před rokem +5

    The line about Vhagar retiring to the East Coast as many old ladies do had me wheezing. Excellent content as always Shift!

  • @jonathanyaloussa
    @jonathanyaloussa Před rokem +9

    Fun fact, the word "sept" means seven in French. A seven-faced god worshipped in a building called seven.

    • @CollinBuckman
      @CollinBuckman Před rokem +3

      Probably intentional, seeing as septs are also built with seven sides.

    • @jonathanyaloussa
      @jonathanyaloussa Před rokem +2

      ​@@CollinBuckman - I do not doubt it. George Martin may be a gardner, but an intentional one.

  • @YTYuno
    @YTYuno Před rokem +4

    I swear to god having these videos back is the best thing ever. Brings me back to the good old times of watching game of thrones and eagerly waiting for an alt shift x video a few days later. Feels amazing to experience it again 😊

  • @wildmarks
    @wildmarks Před rokem +8

    I love how Otto manipulates vs all the famous ones we know & loved from GoT lol. He's playing more at the kings emotions than anything else.

  • @MrTmm97
    @MrTmm97 Před rokem +6

    I love how an hour of episode a week gives hours of awesome thought provoking content on CZcams from great lore hounds like you! Loving all the content!

  • @ancientsway55
    @ancientsway55 Před rokem +1

    When he drops the dragon, a high tower hand bending over to pick it up.

  • @marissa3248
    @marissa3248 Před rokem +1

    these are by far my fav HOTD episode recaps on youtube. keep it up, please!

  • @user-mv6yv9ec1b
    @user-mv6yv9ec1b Před rokem +31

    You should make a video discussing the theories about the origins of dragons, i personally believe they're a magical crossbreed of Firewyrms(basically fire breathing giant lizards) and sothoriosi wyverns(fireless flying lizards)

  • @gardenboydon
    @gardenboydon Před rokem +4

    I've missed your breakdowns so much. I'm happy to see you doing GOT videos again

  • @dailyalicewonder
    @dailyalicewonder Před rokem +1

    Love love love these explained videos, I absolutely enjoy your little quips and you tying in quotes from the actors themselves when it comes to their characters and certain relationships, and ugh that connection between Visery's "I am your king" and Tywin's statement from GOT, wow I totally missed that!

  • @ClipStreamSage
    @ClipStreamSage Před rokem +4

    Crab feeder has me hyped

    • @Longshanks1690
      @Longshanks1690 Před rokem +1


  • @commandZee
    @commandZee Před rokem +11

    You make the best video essays on Sci-fantasy explanations! I'm so glad I can enjoy them again applied to the ASOIAF world. It might be a copyright nightmare, but if you ever published a book of your GoT/ASOIAF charts I'd be so down to buy it.

  • @matthewlane2181
    @matthewlane2181 Před rokem +4

    The brilliance of this channel just goes to show how he answered every question in the imediate q+a and expanded on those answers with every masterpiece we watch here

  • @th3corruptone
    @th3corruptone Před rokem

    Best day of the week second to the actual episode. I love watching these for a really nice recap and to see things that I missed. Thank you!

  • @blue17ful
    @blue17ful Před rokem +2

    Please make your opinion part better again. How do you think they translated the books into the series and what makes sense, what doesn’t.
    That’s always been a very entertaining part

  • @jarnodatema
    @jarnodatema Před rokem +21

    Feeding someone to crabs seems like both a terrifying and inefficient way to kill someone. All you have to do is thrash around a bit and they’ll scurry away.

    • @jamesn0va
      @jamesn0va Před rokem +16

      Yeah but you got to shuffle for a while. With no sleep, food or drink

    • @saintdoot
      @saintdoot Před rokem +10

      Maybe the crabs of HOTD ain't afraid of a little thrashing around

    • @badblackdog
      @badblackdog Před rokem +17

      Fed many people to crabs have you?

    • @cxzact9204
      @cxzact9204 Před rokem +8

      This world has dragons, wyverns and basilisks. The crabs are probably OP.

    • @Hero_Of_Old
      @Hero_Of_Old Před rokem +2

      Good job they're not mudcrabs from TES

  • @user-kn6dq8uw2p
    @user-kn6dq8uw2p Před rokem +22

    Such a good, slow episode. There’s the beginnings of a great show here. I hope it continues to build and delivers. We are in desperate need of a win right now, we being the fantasy community.


      As long as they don't get the services of Dumb and Dumber Weiss and Benioff again esp. now that Miguel Sapochnik has resigned and they need great writers to replace him.
      This will be a great show, much better than Season 8 ending, just keep Weiss and Benioff out of it!

    • @pg1448
      @pg1448 Před rokem

      @@STUPIDCZcams_HIDINGMSGS Why is the Sapochnik bad? Was he responsible for the writing of the later seasons as well?


      @@pg1448 Your comprehension needs further enhancement. No one said Miguel is bad, in fact he's better than Dumb and Dumber combined! I just highlighted the fact that he resigned and no one should look in the direction of Dumb and Dumber ever again should they need to find a new show runner!

    • @abasslinelow
      @abasslinelow Před rokem

      @@STUPIDCZcams_HIDINGMSGS re·sign
      past tense: resigned; past participle: resigned
      voluntarily leave a job or other position.
      "he resigned from the company in protest of the treatment of his co-workers"
      I think his reading comprehension is just fine.


      @@abasslinelow and you're another one. Miguel 'resigned', not 're-sign(ed)', get it? HE LEFT! NOT JOINED! HE QUIT!, sigh...
      'resigned' -1 : to give up one's office or position : quit. 2 : to accept something as inevitable : submit.

  • @nickschulte3915
    @nickschulte3915 Před rokem +1

    Oh man, that is so awesome you add the time stamps for the audio books.

  • @Corlwow
    @Corlwow Před rokem +2

    When you listen to the intro, it is not the full song. When we see the full song we may see more, such as later generations that appear for the dance of dragons and also Daemon somewhere.

  • @Stand_By_For_Mind_Control

    I just want to comment on the amazingly beautiful faces that those lore artwork pieces always have. Like that thumbnail of Alysanne Targaryen. That is a really good drawing of a true to life beautiful female face. I'm so impressed with that artist.

  • @vibangigan5336
    @vibangigan5336 Před rokem +4

    Thank you for explaining the intro cause I legit couldn’t follow it. Idk if it’s just a long week of preparing for the school year but I legit was like wtf is happening

  • @mariellim1823
    @mariellim1823 Před rokem

    It always amazes me how clear you explain everything and yet so easy to understand. Kudos to you!

  • @Cinetyk
    @Cinetyk Před rokem +2

    Another excellent video. Your videos are priceless for me as I watch them shortly before watching the following episode of the show, thereby simultaneously refreshing my memory and deepening my understanding of the previous episodes. Thanks a lot for all the work. Cheers.

  • @WillJackDo
    @WillJackDo Před rokem +4

    This is like a nice recap for tomorrow's episode. Thanks, Alt Shift X.

  • @robertohernandezpena6025

    I love the design of Craghas crabfeeder!, it reminds me at the villain/monster of the movie "Creep" of 2004.

  • @mattm7798
    @mattm7798 Před rokem

    TY so much for doing these! There is so much nuance and backstory(i.e. the intro) it's easy to miss it. Also, alot of the times it takes a while to remember the names of all these new characters so specifically calling them out in writing helps alot!

  • @ColdAndBrew
    @ColdAndBrew Před rokem

    Really glad you decided to make an additional video beyond the livestreams. As always great content👍

  • @inventgineer
    @inventgineer Před rokem +9

    As of this episode, my new nickname for Caraxes is "SqueakyBoi" 😄. Don't get me wrong, I love how they made his model and his voice unique, AND I love what they went with.....but I still got a little bit of a chuckle when I heard him, lol. Can't wait to see more of muh Squeakyboi 😋.

    • @dr.embersfield1551
      @dr.embersfield1551 Před rokem

      Caraxes is a freak himself among dragons. His long neck is very unusual for his kind, and from a biological POV, a long neck would produce a high pitched voice. I love this small detail.

  • @batgurrl
    @batgurrl Před rokem +7

    Love your breakdown and analysis and the snark.

  • @spicycurry7238
    @spicycurry7238 Před rokem

    alt shift i just want to tell you that your break downs are honestly next level. I would consider myself passionate and nerdy about GOT related things, but I learn new things every time I watch your videos, and my parents say that you are the best game of thrones youtuber they've ever seen

  • @Bigpandazomg
    @Bigpandazomg Před rokem +1

    Your breakdowns are always spot on and delightfully detailed, really liked the explanation for the intro - I had no idea

  • @tomperry5947
    @tomperry5947 Před rokem +3

    Mint video. The intro explanation was much appreciated

  • @Obi-Wan_Kenobi
    @Obi-Wan_Kenobi Před rokem +8

    You know what? I'm just gonna say it. Let Viserys play with his Legos. Legos are cool and fun.

  • @SunnyCida
    @SunnyCida Před rokem +1

    ASX discussing Thrones week by week as it comes out... it's been so many years I forgot what a pleasure it is. Thanks for your vids Shifty

  • @Reldas
    @Reldas Před rokem +1

    Ahhhhh!!! I'm so glad this was in my feed!!! I love your ASOIAF breakdowns!!!

  • @ousmanjallow7866
    @ousmanjallow7866 Před rokem +11

    Great breakdown, Corlys and Daemon’s team-up got me hyped🤧😎!!!

  • @acchaean
    @acchaean Před rokem +38

    Have been waiting for this video! These are so entertaining to watch

  • @cubablue602
    @cubablue602 Před rokem +2

    "Vhagar has retired to the coast as many old ladies do" HAHA! I love that. Great stuff as always.

  • @dantodez
    @dantodez Před rokem +5

    This guy is best. I saw other videos from other people and they dont even come close to the knowledge this guy has.

  • @alankoop1165
    @alankoop1165 Před rokem +6

    you are making me fall in love with all GRRM. Greast content, keep it up.

  • @FilmsOfGreatness23
    @FilmsOfGreatness23 Před rokem +1

    I can't wait for your video all week, so excited when I get to watch it.

  • @TheGamesVoice95
    @TheGamesVoice95 Před rokem +2

    Thank the gods for AltShiftX, and his videos!
    Cause I had no clue what was going on in that intro sequence.

  • @TheDreamWyrm
    @TheDreamWyrm Před rokem +7

    Dude your channel is the fucking best. Introduced me to Raised by Wolves and got me to read a song of ice and fire as well as Dunk & Egg and Fire & Blood.