It must be whispered in awed, hushed tones to give it the respect it deserves.
From the brilliant mind of George R.R. Martin flows an epic fantasy of such bad ass awesomeness even I am rendered speechless for an hour each week. Usually the movie/series version is disappointing when compared to the novel it is based on but in this case...it's hard to feel let down at all. If you haven't read the book yet you may want to wait. Knowing who is going to die kind of ruins the surprise. But if you have (and holy hell isn't it awesome?) then you will still enjoy the show.
Being on a cable network allows it to be told the way it should be. Bloody, incestous, evil, and good are aspects all portrayed with stunning visuals and such suberb acting you can't imagine these people being anyone else. Although you may recognize Boromir from LOTR:
Only he is now and always will be Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell.
Or this chick who was King Leonidas' wife in 300:
Manipulative Queen Cersei who is married to this guy:
King Robert Baratheon (also the dude from a Knight's Tale) but she is getting it on with this guy:
Jaime Lannister. And who can blame her? Only...ewww it's her twin brother. Yeah.
Confused? Surprisingly I'm not. Because a large cast of characters and multiple POV's are hard but when done right you love all of them and their stories combine to create a richer whole. Only a handful of people can pull off an epic of this magnitude and Martin is one of them.
Did I mention this guy?:
If you need more clarification this may help:
Hot guys, evil bitches, evil hot guy bitches. This show has it all.
The Game has begun. Are you in or out?