In theory this sort of show shouldn't interest me. I've never been into fantasy/Lord Of The Rings type stuff but the trailers piqued my interest. I've Sky+ each episode so far but am yet to watch them.
Would a non-fantasy fan get any enjoyment from it ?
I think so, yes. So far, it hasn't been about massive battles, quests with magical rings, magic (think this is a no magic fantasy anyway) or anything particularly fantasy like. I wouldn't say there is much action, it is more a conversation hype type show. I think the basics that make the show great can be done with pretty much any setting: The characters and their plotting with various motives for various things while major events slowly unfold. This one just happens to be a fantasy world rather then say, medieval Rome or modern day business world.
This episode felt slightly less awesome then last week's episode. I'll never watch it again
Yet more new characters but fleshed out well and learnt more about some of the side ones, particularly on the council. Again, intresting watching things gently developing, learning more about characters.