I wanna say re-watching because it seemed cooler. Way way cooler but honestly it is my first time. It is only only because HR persuaded me (read: forced). He was ballistic when he found out I haven't watch the series yet. His favourite series when he was younger. Not all he talks about is Littlefinger and the Starks.
Anyhow, I'm hooked. But only because of Jess, but he is no longer around after the first few seasons. I'm definitely rooting for him and waiting for him.