I thought this was the poorest representation of GRRM's work to date, by a wide margin. D&D have somehow decided they know how to tell this story better than the books. The result is an all-sparkle, no-substance heap of crap. I felt there was none of the suspense, emotional depth, or subtly that makes the books so fascinating. In fact, everything was so dumbed-down and devient from the plot that Im pretty sure that i kept watching be uase it was so bad I couldnt look away. I'm realistic when it comes to book-to-screen adaptations, but this was a total let down.