Excellent show. I couldn't wait for the next season so I started reading Clash of kings after I finished watching the last episode. At some point I'll go back and read Game of thrones, but I definitely am able to keep up with everything in book 2 just based on what happened on the show.
The funny thing about the sex is that the book already has plenty of weird sex and yet HBO still felt the need to add the story line of the red headed prostitute into the story line when it was never in the books.
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love
So you can let go when you give it
I am legitimately curious about what'll happen if/when this show gets to its later seasons, considering it's based on a series of 7 of books, of which 5 are out (the fifth JUST came out) and it seems like the author takes up to 5 years per book. I don't know how they can possibly film/get to the last book on a seasonal TV schedule because it probably won't be out for quite some time. I guess they could pad the other books to last multiple seasons (some are very long, I think the first is easily the shortest of the first five).
And there already is a thread specifically about Game of Thrones, so this thread does need to be about something slightly different.