Someone said :
I guess it is a series that you need to be in for the long haul. There's at least two really good characters coming in next year that I think are way more interesting than Ned or the Khal.
One is called Davos and he's definitely one to watch out for. Our own Liam Cunningham has been cast. The other is King Robert's brother Stannis and there are rumours of Christopher Ecclesten.
I have to admit, when I started watching it, I didn't realise it was a series of books, but I think I'd struggle past the first book if there were no real conclusions to any of the storylines.
Stannis is the character I was referring to, they referenced him but he never appeared and I get the impression he's going to be really good and Liam Cunningham is the casting I was talking about, he's an amazing actor so they are the two reasons I'll switch on for series 2. Ned and the King
were the two characters I was referring to.