The entire world—my geek friends, my non geek friends, my non TV watching non geek friends—is waiting for March 31st because that's when Game of Thrones is finally coming back to HBO. Westeros! Dany! Jon Snow! Tyrion! Robb Stark! Robb Stark's girl who is the great granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin! Everyone is excited except... the people who read the books. They know what's coming. The Axis of Awesome made a hilarious music video called 'Rage of Thrones' about those people and how they feel about us bandwagoners. Still, though. Game of Thrones on HBO is great! [Axis of Awesome]
I love the hell out of the show, and have absolutely zero interest in reading the books. One hour a week watching HBO vs. who knows how long spent slogging through another epic fantasy series. I did that with Shannara. I did that with Pern. I'm just not doing it again.