I'm actually a bit ashamed of having done what I did to see the rest of this season early--I'm a supporter of the MPAA's right to try to prevent piracy (for which downloading does not qualify--piracy is profiteering from illegal copying and distribution) and other forms of unauthorized copying of copyrighted media. I have never done so previously and don't anticipate doing it again. I did not keep anything, will purchase the DVD-set when it becomes available and have already purchased the mini-series on DVD. I just succumbed to overwhelming, burning curiosity.
I just read an estimate by a web-tracking company called "Envisional" that 18.5% of illegal television downloads are by people in the UK, with another 16% accounted for by people in Australia, versus 7% in the US; I now understand why
. They see all US television long after it's aired here--it has to be maddening, knowing that it's out there on the net. Also, broadband network connectivity is more pervasive in both nations. This is the first instance of anything that I cared about airing there first.
That being said, since I did it, I have not said anything in here about it except to praise it strongly, without giving any details (and to discuss whether it would be aired on UHD or not). I do think that those who have seen the rest of the season should stop commenting on details of the episodes; even if you're trying to confine yourself to what's been aired so far, it's impossible to remember what tiny details have been revealed. (A few posts back, somebody answered someone's questions and I'm fairly sure that one of his answers was a spoiler).
I don't think that my strong praise of it will hurt anybody. If, on the other hand, I'd hated it after I'd watched it, I wouldn't have come here and said "Gawd, what a POS! Don't waste your time!"