I just watched the first two episodes of Game of Thrones this morning and so far I'm really enjoying it. However it is dark and brutal. I hope the series see's a long life since it's expertly shot, extremely well acted. exactly what I wanted out of games such as Dragon Age or The Witcher and only one of those is good ( The Witcher).
Also you don't need to be into fantasy stuff like dungons and dragons or LotR, etc to fall in love with this show. Best show that I've seen since the My Little Pony and Wilfred.