I’ve watched the first (Pilot) of the three available episodes and it’s actually pretty good. It’s been said so much – even by the showrunners – that this is “‘Game of Thrones’ without dragons” but I didn’t get that vibe. It hits the ground running much quicker than GoT did in season 1 and has more a ‘Gladiator’ feel to it. I’ve heard a lot of positive buzz around Jeanine Mason in this and it seems like she won’t disappoint. Looking forward to the other eps.