Oh yes, season 3 will be pure solid shiny gold.
I mean... I'll watch season 2 this month, but my fav book was the 3rd one, and this could be really amazing.
I didn't watched Rome yet, everyone say it's one of the best TV series ever, should I start watching it?
Rome ending was pretty horrible because they had to rush it as it was cancelled but it is one hell of a show, yeah watch it to warm up for GOT season 3.
About the book 3 that they will split into 2 seasons, that book is nothing short of a miracle in storytelling. Book 4+5 is more the melancholic aftermath of book 3 and book 1+2 is the buildup to everything that happens in the third book.
I just wonder which season will be best, 3rd or 4th? Doesnt matter, these 2 seasons will be absolutely mindblowing. How so many story arcs pointing to different directions can become a wholesome perfect knot is still something I have tried to understand for so long, but I cant figure out how George RR Martin did it. Truly the work of a magician.