We are all abundantly aware of your preferences, Ser Elfboy.
gotta feast on the meat while it's fresh
ENFP: We put the Fi in Fire
Motivation: Dark Worker
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
MTG Color: black/red
Male Archtype: King/Lover
"You are a gay version of Gambit" Speed Gavroche
"I wish that I could be affected by any hate, but I can't, cuz I just get affected by the bank" Chamillionaire
If I could, I'd always watch movies/TV shows before reading the books. I have a hard time enjoying movies/TV shows based on books if they aren't accurate to the books. If I watch the movie/TV show first, I can enjoy both because I don't know what happens in the books. Alas, I can't do that with Game of Thrones. The only good thing is that I'm not going crazy to see what happens next in the show, so it doesn't matter so much that I don't have HBO.
I shared this opinion with someone (to watch the TV show before reading the book). She disagreed that it would be more exciting that way. I agreed with her because she is beautiful.
However I must say that what you said about things would be more exciting for 'not knowing what's happening in the books' makes quite a lot of sense. I shall keep this post in my mind and the day I read the books come back and share with you as to what method I find more interesting.
There are a few perks in reading the books first -
You can make a fuss
You can feel superior than the rest of the people in the room who are watching it with you
People would look at you when they don't understand whats going on
You can play mind games with people
Basically everything which is mentioned in @Edgar 's video.