Game of Thrones: Season 2

Game of Thrones, what else can be said at this point in time?  If you aren't watching, you better start.  Of course, like all things, it's not for everyone, but if you think you'd like it, you probably will.  I live in a house with four male roommates all similar in age and yet I am the only one who has seen the first season.  One, Jonny Lee, has read some of the first book but lost interest near the end and would rather advocate the series, The Sword of Truth.  The others have all expressed interest, but it's hard to get everyone organized and take an hour out of their day, especially...