I saw the show on HBO's programm and saw some commercial about it but I always thought it was just a stupid soap opera / drama. Then one of my classmates recommended a book called Game of Thrones so I bought the book and read it. After I the third book I realized that the show what I thought was stupid is the adaptation of the books I was addicted to. So I watched the all three seasons (it was in 2013) in two days. Now I'm starting to believe that the show is really becoming a stupid soap opera and I'm becoming a book purist.