This series is what we can call a diversity show. One can find boobs, sex, gays, incest, violence, whores, zombies, magic, dragons, horse meat… well, anything one might want to see. Ah, you can get some humor too. That’s good. The main problem here is the amount of characters and action in different points, that make some episodes very small in action, they are just a step in each of the different characters life, with no big changed in the story. Nevertheless, it is a great series (and it isn’t cheap, I imagine).
I know I have some friends poking me to read the books, but I hardly see a series or movie to read the book later, or read the book to watch the series or movie later. So, the series came first, then… series won.