I'm watching both the Borgias (Showtime) and Game of Thrones (HBO) and am enjoying both thoroughly! I know much of the Borgia history but it's nice to see it so very well acted out. The cast is great and really brings the history to life. If you get the chance, check it out.
Game of Thrones is a monumental series by George R. R. Martin. Monumental! I haven't read them and probably won't only because it's like Lord of the Rings; I can't keep the names straight! To this day I know Orlando Bloom, John Rys Davies, Viggo Mortensen...can't tell you who they play.
Game of Thrones is the same: Sean Bean (yum) Squicky Queen, Ronin from Stargate Atlantis, The Bastard (as in Sean Bean's illegitment son who wveryone calls The Bastard). But that doesn't detract from the story and I love every second of it.