Sure... and I didn't figure out what a great show it was until the third season was about to start.
I was up late one night flipping channels and I flipped through HBO - they were doing an all-weekend run of every show in the first and second season before the premier of the first episode of the third.
As I flipped the channel there was this woman sitting on what looking like a throne breastfeeding a 12 year old and bullying a little person.
I stopped and thought, "WTF? This is some freaky weirdness!" I started watching and honestly - it was unlike anything I'd seen. So well done. Production value, sets, story, acting, editing.
I've been a professional cinematographer for a decade. I've been a film and TV aficionado my entire life.
I knew I was seeing something special. I knew this was a game-changer. It was so ambitious.
I knew nothing of the books. Of the world the books. Of the HBO's massive gamble in spending more money per-episode than any other TV show in history.
I just knew that what I was seeing was feature film quality. And the story was so instantly fascinating. It doesn't just draw you in. It grabs you and pulls you.
You should check it out. It's really quite an adventure.