10 of the Most Binge-watched TV Shows

'Game of Thrones'
The memorable characters in "Game of Thrones" keep binge-watchers' eyes locked on the TV screen. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images

In the HBO show based on George R. R. Martin's popular book series, "winter is coming" is not simply a weather report. It's a warning that changes in leadership, culture and society are on their way. Several families are vying to determine who will wear the kingdom's crown. Before that's settled, there will be manipulations, tremendous violence, deep despair, great joy and abundant nudity. Promises are broken, swords are wielded, families are murdered and allies are betrayed. All this, plus magic and dragons!

Tune in for the intriguing plotlines and twists, but stay for the memorable characters. Where else can you watch a highborn, intelligent, alcoholic dwarf? Do you relate more to a queen desperate for her son to take the throne, a spying, powerful eunuch or a noble and trusting confidant to the king? What are the fierce men and women who live behind the 800-foot wall really like? Are they just wild and barbarous, or is there a softer side? Watch to find out, until winter comes.