I haven't read the books yet. But if the show is this good, I can't imagine how much better the books might be! The actors have done an amazing job; you would really hate the ones you are supposed to hate and love the ones you are supposed to love. I guess you either love it or you hate it. There is no middle ground for GoT!
I wasn't entirely sure about this show - another period drama and about the monarch who ruled over half the world! But I must admit that this show is very captivating! The ensemble is brilliant and the screenplay is sensitive.