The books are probably the biggest in scale, most F'd up in every single imagineable way, NO character is safe books Fantasy books I've ever read. Neither are there 'good guys' and 'bad guys'.
Although the Starks are more protaganist than the other houses and players.
If they make this series true to the book, it could beat Spartacus/Dexter/Lost anything in my opinion, it has that much potential.
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”