I was really disappointed even though my expectations were pretty low following the previous season. It felt like an unnecessary episode, nothing important happened and they wasted time on some things. That Daenarys/Jon lovey scene was cringey and the dialogues became too simplistic. Well, I'm gonna watch till the end anyways, hopefully it improves.
I can't disagree more with this. I was also disappointed in last season but felt this episode redeemed things quite a bit. I appreciated that the episode focused on the characters and their reunions and interactions, and I feel they were all important to the development of each. To me that goes back to the basics of GoT. The way that they used Sam's anger with Daenarys into his telling Jon about his true heritage was a good way to plant the seed of how Jon/Daenarys may end up going awry. I feel like I know more about Euron from this one episode than I did in all of season 7 combined. The episode clearly mirrored S1E1 and I'm fine with that.
I do agree about the Daenarys/Jon scene though, plus I thought the CGI was noticeably off in that scene as well.