I do have to say that the show this year is more interesting for me. I now look forward to the show rather then just watching because it's something to watch.
Still, it doesn't nearly get me as excited to watch as these current premium series. This is my ranking of the current series (premium channels only, none of that TNT or FX crap and no local channels crap either, CIS....ugh).
Game Of Thrones
And these were some really great series that are not on anymore. I highly recommend them all for anybody to go rent or buy the DVD series.
Eastbound and Down
Six Feet Under