"Game of Thrones" (HBO, Spring TBD)
After "The Rains of Castamere" and that whole Red Wedding thing, fans of the HBO "Game of Thrones" series who hadn't read the George R.R. Martin books were all, "How is anything supposed to top that?" And readers of the book were all, "Tee-hee. Wait'll you get a load of..." And TV-only viewers were all, "SHUT UP! SHUT UP! SHUT UP! If we wanted the TV series ruined, we'd read the books, you idiots. Can't you keep your spoilers in check? Are you seriously infants with no impulse control? Jeebus! Do you think that having read a bunch of 1000+ page fantasy novels makes you BETTER than us?!?" And book readers were all, "Sorry! It's just that there's more..." And TV-only viewers were all, "We're done here. Never talk to me again." At the risk of losing all of you as our friends, let's just say there's still plenty of plot left in this ol' warhorse.
- Daniel Fienberg