I just watched season 1 of Game of Thrones. It is one of the best works of art that I have EVER sensed! If you haven't seen this series yet, then I strongly recommend that you do! It is required viewing (or reading in the case of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin) for any fantasy fan. The sets, costumes (including weapons and armour), acting, computer generated imagery, and photography are all breathtaking and incredibly immersive. Most of the cast of actors are British, so their accents make it feel like an authentic medieval world. The casting was PERFECT for all of the characters! The character development makes you care for the good guys and makes it so harrowing when they get into dangerous situations or meet grizzly demises, and makes you really hate the villains. There is so much deception and betrayal in the power struggle for rulership of the world that you won't know which characters to trust. The violence in this series is both shocking and brutally realistic, and does nothing to romanticize or glorify violence but rather show how uncivilized it is and how frail and mortal humans really are. The actress who plays the dragon queen (Daenerys Targaryen) is one of the most beautiful and desirable females that I have EVER seen! My favourite characters are the dwarf/midget (Tyrion Lannister) and the blademaster who teaches the Stark girl fencing/swordplay. Now I have an emptiness inside me and a deep craving as I impatiently wait to see the rest of the TV series.