Yes I had difficulties following the story. Not only that I didn't understand whats the story was about.
But also it was really sssllllloooooowwwww. I couldn't get trough the first 2 episodes. After the 3rd time trying to watch the first 2 eps, I watched the 3rd, couldn't wait for all the other episodes to come.
Great acting [of course] great music, beautiful pictures, and the story line is epic!!!!