So, for the past year or so, I've had a guilty pleasure.
Game of Thrones
I'm not much for TV; in fact, I've missed most of the popular TV shows for the past, well, at least 15 years. Survivor, American Idol, etc. have all passed me by with nary a passing thought. I'd managed to avoid GoT through the third season, but last year got pulled in mainly so I could partake in the water cooler discussion.
I watched the fourth season as it happened, then spent the summer watching Seasons 1 through 3, as well.
It is surprisingly well-written (well, screenplay adapted; I haven't read the George R.R. Martin books, but the Mrs. has and assures they've transcribed things more or less properly (at least through Season Four, they've had to take some liberties with recent storylines). The acting is excellent, too - and there's not a "star" in the bunch. Sure, there's a bunch of "hey, I've seen him/her before" folks, but no one "name brand" actor or actress in the group (okay, maybe Diana Rigg).
The characters are wonderfully complex; even the most jaded, cynical character has a redeeming quality or two. There are no good characters, only ones that are less bad and don't actively go out of their way to kill others or screw them over. And everyone - kings, queens, good, bad, indifferent - gets killed, most often in a violent, unexpected manner.
What's not to like?
That is all.