Since I haven't read all the Song of Ice and Fire books, I thought I'd start this thread to discuss the series without spoiling the later books. If you want to discuss spoilers without spoiler tags, please use the other thread.
Here are some suggestions from contributors to this thread:
1. Please do not post anything about the story beyond what has aired at all, in spoiler tags or not.
2. If you would like to make comments informed by or in reference to the books regarding content that has aired, please enclose it in a spoiler tag.
3. If you wish to discuss anything about the story beyond what has aired in any way, shape, or form, do so in the full spoiler thread, but beware that unmarked spoilers regarding all published books will be present.
By doing so, folks who want to discuss the show without any outside influence can simply ignore spoiler content, while folks who have read part of the novels or who are curious about context that the books can provide about what they have seen can do so via spoiler tags in this thread without the risk of significantly spoiling what is to come later in the show or the books, a risk which is incredibly present in the full spoiler thread.