Fans are outraged by the opening credits of ‘House of the Dragon’.

Well, fans asked for it — and the show delivered, like it or not.

Many viewers were outraged last Sunday when the premiere episode of the “Game of Thrones” spinoff “House of the Dragon” started without opening credits, especially since “GoT” contained such an iconic title sequence. Now, for the second episode, they’re finally here… and leaving many fans, well, underwhelmed to say the least.

The credits of House of the Dragon, which follows the Targaryen family some 200 years before the events of GoT, use the exact same song used for the GoT credits. The image as the song plays is a depiction of blood flowing through a model of Old Valyria. So the sequence is pretty clumsy – obviously this story is going to get gory – and it doesn’t even bother to use an original song.

“Wait… are we just going to reuse the GoT theme for the HoTD intro?” one amazed fan wrote. Other complained“The HOTD opening credits didn’t do anything for me…the graphics were illegible…and they should have at least used a variation on the main THRONES theme…???”

“A lot of people ask where the theme song for the new opening credits comes from #HouseofDragon comes from, the track is called ‘Life Is a Highway’ by Tom Cochrane,” quipped another fan, scoffing at them reusing the same song.

Other joked, “A spin-off show can’t just use the theme song of the show it spawned from. Where would we be as a society if ‘Frasier’ just revisited the theme from ‘Cheers’?”

A few fans were there Express feelings like “THIS MADE ME FEEL SO NOSTALGIC!”

The show’s second episode, which has already been renewed for a second season, followed King Viserys (Paddy Considine) as he chose his daughter’s best friend, Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey), as his next wife, in a stupid move that it managed to estrange both his daughter and Corlys (Steve Toussaint), a key ally. Meanwhile, his brother Daemon (Matt Smith) decided to be a troublemaker and cause chaos, but his niece Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) jumped on a kite to save the day.

“House of the Dragon” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. Fans are outraged by the opening credits of ‘House of the Dragon’.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Emma Bowman by emailing

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