Anyone else watching? Have you read the books? Annoyed by any of the (inevitable) changes?
First episode is mostly character introductions, but I'm liking it so far. I'm hoping some of the ignored/missing characters, such as Rickon, Myrcella, Tommen, Hodor, Old Nan, etc. show up later.
They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator. David Attenborough, on crediting God for the wonders of the world.