Just watched the first episode last night and really enjoyed it. I really optimistic about the series now. I liked the King, the ambitious brother, the ambivalent yet yearning to be more daughter. Just happy to see a decent quality episode in the same universe that D and D had so thoroughly wrecked. One thing I thought it delivered in spades with the pitch perfect casting. Just like the first few seasons of Thrones every actor was perfect for the roles. The Dr Who doctor is the best so far, the look, attitude, and gravitas just work for him. The actor the played the king nailed it. The daughter is good to though Im a little concerned her character might retread Dany's story a little bit too much. Milly Alcock, I cant put my finger on it but something seems off about her face. She looks like she's ten or maybe 30 or has fetal alcohol syndrome or something. Setting up a whole lot of "they'll never accept a womyn on the THRONE!" Which makes sense and I get with the focus of this show being the civil war between the family. I was wincing a bit how it seemed like they were pushing the "nobody listens to or takes the only black guy seriously" angle. If tv or movies can integrate this stuff into quality art Im fine. When the themes override the story and are shoehorned in, grabbed from the headlines and inserted into a medieval fantasy show. I tune out. We'll see how it turns out. Other than that I recommend if you were a fan of the original 5ish seasons of the first series.