nah, watched from episode 1. never read the books but its a great show. casting has been superb. they have even more money for production for season 2. i really hate king geoffrey, that punk will get what is coming to him. saw season episode 1 last night.
The first season was amazing, and the first episode of Season 2 didn't disappoint! My favorite line from Tyrion to his witchy, Queen sister: Must be hard for you to be the disappointing child." Coming from Tyrion, total slam-dunk.