I have just started watching the highly loved show, Game of Thrones. And believe me there is a reason this show is as good as it has become.
First the show is based off amazing novels that are literary wonders just like that of Tolkien. Second the show is gruesome, raw, ravishing, and unbelievably well done. If you have not already jumped on board then you should. Now there is always argument as to why so many die within the series but there are always reasons for everything. With plot twists, battles, and strong female leads the show is metaphorically beautiful. Love this show and will definitely be reading the books.