I am an epic fantasy and sci fi fan. Have read most of Robert Jordan's WOT and like the TV series so far. Also Frank Herbert's Dune series; haven't seen the latest movie yet. Of course JRR Tolkien; have all the books and movies, plus one of my cousins was an extra in the LOTR movies (lucky bastard). Peter F Hamilton is another favourite. Like the GOT TV series, but haven't read the books.
If you guys like fantasy series, try the Chronicles of Amber by Zelazny.Actually if you like your epic fantasy I do recommend Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson who is the leading Fantasy Author going around today. He does step up the pacing in the last 3 WOT books and by the last book Its basically down to 3-4 threads but still with most of the major characters.