Episode 7 of “House of the Dragon” arrived this Sunday (2), with a large gathering of characters for a wake in Dragon Stone, but HBO audiences mourned the episode’s visibility, weaving complaints about too dark scenes.
With the Targaryens and the Velaryons mourning the death of Laena Velaryon at the end of Episode 6 of “The House of the Dragon,” Episode 7 brought several pivotal scenes to the future of the series. Daemon and Rhaenyra reconciled, while Aemond conquered the giant dragon Vhagar, and later lost an eye, which led to a confrontation between Rhaenyra and Alicent.
However, another element of the episode – or the lack thereof – was the one that captured the audience’s attention the most of the series: the lighting. Complaints about dark episodes have been a constant theme in “Game of Thrones,” the parent series of “House of the Dragon,” whose events take place some 200 years after the series currently airing.
Check out some tweets from users who complained about the lack of lighting in episode 7:
The Battle of Winterfell mentioned in the tweet above took place in episode 3 of season 8, “The Long Night”, one of the most controversial of “Game of Thrones” precisely because of the low light. Episode 7 of “House of the Dragon”, called “Driftmark”, has the same director as “The Long Night”, also showrunner of the first season Miguel Sapochnik. At the time, the director defended the choice of him for a dark episode.
“It made sense that this was humanity’s last hope, the last beacon of light, and from the perspective of where we needed to go the story – which had to reach a surreal and chaotic climax – we needed a friendly environment. to that.” Sapochnik told IndieWire. “So there was every reason to do it, and no one sat there and wondered if it was going to be too dark.”
Now, HBO has also said the low visibility was a creative decision, in response to a Twitter user. “I’m going to need HBO Max to apologize in writing for a literally entire black screen episode of House of The Dragon,” user @ zephyr757 said. “This is ridiculous.”
“Hi Steven! Thank you for contacting us about a House of the Dragon: Episode 7 night scene that appears dark on screen. The subdued lighting of this scene was a deliberate creative decision. Thank you! “, HBO Max’s official user support profile replied.
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