I just finished Season One of Game of Thrones. WOW. I didn't think I would like it that much since I'm not much of a fantasy novel person (I did read and LOVE Lord of the Rings, but I don't think that gets me any cred). The opening sequence for that show is beautiful, it gets me every time. I also haven't ever seen so many different stories in a TV series. I really liked it. When does the next season start?? I need it ASAP
I liked Game of Thrones a lot. Great season finale, too. New True Bloods start tomorrow!
Also, you'd be surprised how many die-hard LOTR fans haven't actually read the books. So you've got cred.
Souly you generally don't have to wait that long on the internet, maybe an hour later tops. All depending on what site r link you use, but I always watch the new shows right away, sometimes, at the same time as the cable feed would be.
Seriously though, if you ever can't find something on that link or another one. Just type in "stream 'type desired show here'" on google, and if you look for more than 30 seconds you will for sure find something.