I just saw the Season 4 premiere. It was pretty good. It remains my opinion that the show is better than the series. So many characters in the show are sharper and more understandable than their counterparts in the books (Tywin, Joffrey, Bronn, Sansa, the Hound, amongst others). However, I’ve read the books so many times (at least half a dozen) that I just can’t get excited about the show. I’ll watch it, and I’ll enjoy it, but that spark just isn’t there.