This is pretty spectacular.
However, I disagree on a few points:
#1 – favorite character is probably split between Tyrion and Arya
#2 – I do kinda enjoy the food descriptions. George RR Martin clearly puts a lot of thought into these feasts or at least is really wishing he could be at them…
#3 – I’d give the important characters a 50/50 chance of survival. Especially because importance in these books is a very fluid thing.
I do like that he recognizes that men and women pretty watch the show equally.