That'[s the exact reason I stopped watching the original series. Everyone kept talking about winter coming, and it was supposed to be epic, but on, the series just kept reverting to people drinking passive-aggressively drinking wine, politics and backstabbery. Then they kept killing off characters I got marginally invested in. I eventually called it about season 3 or so. Don't regret it. No interest in the prequel.They are already talking about Winter coming.