Did you catch the premiere on Sunday night? It's always dangerous to judge a series by one episode, but I liked the opening episode a lot. I haven't read the books and actually hit rewind to confirm who was zooming whom at the end ( :holyshit: ), but the settings with the different kingdoms are beautifully CGIed and photographed. And if Tim van Patten is directing your HBO episode, you know you're in good hands! Is there an HBO series in which he hasn't served as a director? Good to see Boromir from the LOTR movies, Sarah Connor from the TV series, and an entire nation of Klingons. The obligatory, gratuitous female nudity was excellent, and they spared no expense on the violence side either -- good, relaxing Sunday night fare. But seriously, it has the potential to be a very entertaining fantasy world to get lost in for an hour a week.