It's kind of strange, it's 8 episodes in and people are expecting a GOT replacement.
I thoroughly enjoyed whenever Henry Cavil was on screen, he played Geralt really well, all his adventures with Jaskier I really enjoyed and thought were the highlights of the series. Sword fights were dope and hope to see more of them. Found Yennefer's plot to drag abit, I stopped caring by the final magic defense thing.
I'm familiar with the books and played the games, but holy shit this would be so confusing for someone entering blindly. The show does not really hold your hand at all, kind of just leaves you to guess what a Witcher is, what they can do (Signs are never explained), probably makes it hard to dive into without knowledge.
I did like the jumping time-lines though, considering you got the piece together where the hell you were as the story progressed, kept me focused on background or less major details considering nobody important ages. I enjoyed it, and think it has a really solid foundation to propel into an excellent show, especially considering it's done well so Netflix will probably throw more money at it.