GAME OF THRONES
Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
When it comes to a TV series that outshines the book it's based on, you really don't have to look any further than GoT. Nevermind that the battle scenes are epic, and the actors that play our favorite characters are absolutely Oscar-worthy (sorry but Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are AMAZING), you also get to check out the hottie Jon Snow in the flesh, rather than leaving it all up to your imagination in the book. GoT actually is farther along in the story than where the George R. R. Martin book series got to, which is saying something, as well!