I now only have the last episode of season five left to watch after extensive viewing this week. It gets you like that.
Have to say I had to go and lie down in a darkened room and listen to some peaceful ambient to recover from a couple of these episodes
I was going to post a link to a couple of articles relative to George Martin's inspiration for several events coming from Scottish history. However too many major spoilers in both. That is a thing to mention , if you are thinking about starting this series watch out for the massive amount of spoilers out there. I have been caught a couple of times, fortunately nothing too major.
This series has some of the best acting, casting, settings, storylines , costumes and effects of all time. It really is something special.