I am so happy that season five has finally started, it feels like way too long since we had a good old rip-roaring session from all our favourite characters!
I enjoyed episode 1. It did feel very "technical" in the sense that there is a definite air of setting up storylines for the future, which I guess is normal for the first episode of the series.
I have read the books, so am looking forward to discovering the deviations from the original.
Even so I agree with ladymacb, that scene with Brienne when Sansa passed so close to her was very well done.
Personally I was a fan of Danaerys, but feel she has lost her way (or the author has lost his
way). I'm really hoping that she'll be drawn back in when Tryion and Varys get to her. Tyrion is one of the strongest characters, in my opinion. Likewise his plotline got a bit lost in the book, so it'll be interesting to see how the TV series will develop it.
Wasn't Cersei just as horrible as a teen as she is an adult?
Roll on episode 2