the first episode was an unsubtle bait to reel in viewers with some stomach-turning scenes

the second one is spent mostly chit-chatting and strolling in lush CGI gardens. It might get a bit boring at times

Episode two shows the young Princess Rhaenyra vying for her dad, King Viserys' and his men's respect and attention as the Heir to the Iron Throne.

The story here depicts the turbulent history of the Targaryens, including plenty of political intrigues, backstabbings, battles, and carnage – but less gratuitous violence and nudity.