I was really really impressed. Good to see they haven't left out some of the great lines of dialogue from the book. Viserys Targaryen has quite a few shockers up his sleeve.
I was dreading Cersei as I don't think she looks anything like I imagined (and the actress was a bit off sometimes in Terminator Chronicles) but I was won over completely when she addressed Stansa at the meal.
Tyrion didn't shine as well as Jaime in this first episode, hopefully he is just getting warmed up.
Arya was fab and Stansa too, Jon Snow is a dote. Can't wait to see Littlefinger and Tywin Lannister and all the plot twists unfold.