If you've become engrossed with HBO's blockbuster medieval fantasy drama, 'Game of Thrones,' welcome into the gritty world of author George RR Martin. The 'Game of Thrones' series is based on the best-selling novels by Martin. Fans of the novels learned early on that these books would not follow any fantasy standards. This is no rote hero's quest. TV viewers new to the world of Westeros are finding that out. I wondered how the viewing public would react when their standard expectations of fiction are shattered. Not surprisingly, the internet exploded Sunday night followed that episode's shocking ending.
**Warning-Spoilers follow the break**