anyone out there watching Game of Thrones on HBO? i am really enjoying it. i think they have done a great job keeping the tone of the books. the world is gritty, dirty, full of evil people and the good guys always dies in the end. of all the fantasy novels out there, i think Song of Ice and Fire is probably the most complex and "realistic" i have ever read. i just love the fact that you never know who is gonna die next. keeps you on your toes. keeps you guessing. i'm gonna have to go back and watch the first season again. it's been a year and some of the details are a bit fuzzy. Tyrion is my favorite character (naturally) both in the TV show and the books. you never really know what he's thinking, and he's smart enough to realize that sometime brutality and war are not the best solution. i'm a bit a head in the books than the TV show. I cannot wait to see what happens. book 2 is just totally brutal. book one was a total set up, and book 2 (season 2) was not a let down. no spoilers please, but we can chat about episodes as they come out. things are about to get really interesting.