The world of Game of Thrones has issues with black characters once more.

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I'll admit that when Corliss Valerian from House of the Dragon made an appearance, I felt optimistic.

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It seems that the focus of the story will be on her character and her family.

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I instantly saw that the show wouldn't allow House Valerian to achieve greatness.

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When Corliss's offspring wed into the Targaryen clan, it appeared for a very brief period of time that they were about to obtain a true narrative.

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When Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who merely desires the freedom to live her own life, and Laenor, the gay son of Corlys, become engaged.

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I found it fascinating to watch them work together as a great pair to fend off the attacks of Queen Alicent and the other members of the royal court.

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We were never given a thorough look at how being a gay man in a society where he is not accepted affected him.

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Drama frequently assumes that the viewer will already be aware of these characters and their motivations, leaving it with no choice except to skip the world-building in favor of saving the intrigue.

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Yes, even by Game of Thrones standards, it was disgusting.

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