The was never going to please everyone, but the consensus is that the final season had a lot of flaws. As such, it's totally understandable if you're reluctant to sign up to HBO Max just to catch the new spin-off show, . You now won't have to pay anything to get a proper taste of the series and see if it might be for you, as HBO has dropped the first episode on YouTube for free.
The premiere sets the table for a story that's set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones (which is ). House of the Dragon focuses on House Targaryen, which means there are lots of people with white hair. Oh, and dragons.
While we can't embed the video here to an age restriction setting (this is very much not a family-friendly show), you can . It's worth noting it appears to be geo-restricted to the US. Meanwhile, if you're looking for a different flavor of high-budget fantasy, the first episodes of just hit Amazon Prime.