This built itself a level of hype it could never hope to contend with, but even putting the hype aside I actually found it pretty weak. The cast is simply too big, at the end I had to pause it to remember who the two blondes actually were!
I'll see how it all unfolds but if that's the only episode critics had I don't know why they're all fawning themselves over it. "Fantasy for people who don't like fantasy" - my arse. Thus far it's formulaic medieval fantasy with lots of tits for 2011.
Not very impressed with the hype machine.