I haven't seen GoT, but I hated the books, so I doubt the TV show would improve my perspective.
Same here. Couldn't stand the book so avoided the show.
Not that far into the books yet. They seem good to me, so far... but I lean heavily towards the fantasy-ish type stuff anyhow.
I do too, but I like them to be happy and not leave me depressed. One of my life rules, I don't engage in fictional activities that are not uplifting.
So much this.