10/10 I'm not inclined to look this gift horse in the mouth. I think most people, Martin included if I'm remembering correctly, were skeptical this story could ever be brought to the screen with any authenticity. I think HBO has succeeded wonderfully in bringing us a visual feast while staying true to the story, for the most part. I expect some plot manipulation in service to the medium. I'm even willing to give them the benefit of the doubt (at least for now) over the increasingly ludicrous Ros scenes. I am baffled, however, by the scene where it appears the same actor presented earlier as Marillion plays the hapless, and now tongue-less, King's Landing singer. Did they think we wouldn't notice or are they planning some non-book twists for his story line? And - BABY DRAGONS! (Or Wyvrens, or whatever..). I was worried we'd be presented with some pitiful SyFy Channel renderings. I'm worried no more.