Emily kept pressuring me to watch Game of Thrones, so I bit the bullet a few weeks back and we started from the beginning. Marathoning our way through it is quite interesting to see how quickly everything changes, compared to waiting an entire year between series. We just finished Season 6 which was the season I stopped watching initially when Hodor created Hodor and we found out no one had free will. That was a fun discussion with Emily.
Seeing the battle for Winterfell. That was absolutely brutal, piles of bodies, fighting on top of them. It made me think of the humanity of living in such a world knowing that if you fight for your part of the land you are probably going to die a horrible death.
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that GOT is very addictive because of how submersive (sic?) the entire show is, but in terms of story it's a bit shit.