He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
I agree, they seemed to hamfist sex and violence into the premier to remind folks, in case they forgot, this is a GoT story. I wish they took more time to use exposition (the strong suit of the original series) to set the plot.It didn't keep me away from it. Dumb and Dumber aren't involved in this one, so that was reason to give this a chance.
That said, I found this premiere a little too eager to shove all its parent show's greatest hits of gratuitous sex and gore into it, not all of which was necessary to move the plot. I'm not finding the characters particularly engaging, and Daemon is looking a little one-dimensionally evil a la Joffrey and Ramsay. Also that song of ice and fire reference toward the end really didn't work for me, knowing where that led in the parent show.
I'll watch for a couple more episodes but it needs to improve fast to keep me tuned in.