Good start last night. That meteor just sort of came from nowhere eh?
If I am to understand without spoiling (since I haven't read the books) certain characters have had their stories fleshed-out this season when compared to the book.
Also is Stannis' red-headed wife(?) the first magic user we've seen?
Melisandre of Asshai (The Lady who's Red) is more like a spiritual adviser. His wife is incredibly mundane.
More fantasy elements creep in as the story progresses. Dragons, walking dead, magic fire, resurrections.
Have we all just accepted how casually violent this world is? 3 pages in and NOBODY has mentioned THEY KILLED BABIES last night. Barely off camera. That was pretty epic for a tv show. BABIES!!!!!! You saw everything BUT the knife drawing across the throat. AWESOME!!!!!
Rewatched...Tyrions face when he finds out Arya is missing, priceless. Someone please put up one of those fancy moving jpegs. Also, knowing what I know from reading the books, it seems a shame that some of the most well cast parts are for characters, like Ned Stark, who are not going to be around for too long.