I haven't seen any of the show on purpose. I knew it would be something that I would be immediately obsessed with. I also wanted to read the books, and by promising myself I could watch the show after reading, I knew I'd get to it faster.
I really enjoyed this book. The main reason why this isn't five-star rated is because I had a really hard time keeping characters, relationships, and houses straight. I understand this to be a common thing that readers (and watchers) experience. That, to me, was the only downfall.
The writing is insane - world creation is just beyond amazing. I really loved the relationship between Daenarys and Kahl. Jon Snow and Ghost are probably my favorite though, closely followed by Tyrion. I don't have a lot to say, especially since it's likely already been said by other reviewers. I'll definitely keep reading this series!
I did this as an Audio.