I so loved the first episode, I was sticked to the screen. A friend of mine (not familiar with the books) said it was too graphic and the plot was "cheap" but after an hour or so started asking questions about the scenes. I think she's hooked
Bran - as one of my favorite characters is superb. So is Edd Stark, exactly as I pictured him in my head. I am so gonna buy this on Blueray when the season is over... I think I'd prefer watching the season again that rereading the book (and that is after the pilot episode only)...
Really, really impressed.