If you thought there were a lot of people vying for the crown in season 1 of Game of Thrones, just wait till you get a load of season 2 (which premieres Sunday night on HBO). With approximately 3,749 characters milling about in the epic tale of greed, lust, and power, how is it possible to keep everyone and everything straight? EWs own Game of Thrones expert James Hibberd — who was on location with the show in Croatia — calls in to break it all down on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. What’s new in season 2? Will the show start to veer off from what happens in the books? And with all these different characters running around, who are the absolute best of the bunch? (Daenerys? Robb Stark? The Imp? King Joffrey?!?) Listen to our picks and then weigh in with your own!

But that’s not all! James and I also tease tonight’s big Spartacus: Vengeance finale. Spoiler alert! There will be death! Then, Annie Barrett makes her triumphant return to the podcast to talk about the new crop of waxed men and sequined women hoofing it on Dancing With the Stars. Who are the celebs to beat? Is Maks still being punished for last season’s outbursts? And will William Levy set the dance floor on fire…with his hotness? Join Annie liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive as she gives you all the Dancing deets. (If you want to skip the Game of Thrones/Spartacus talk and go straight to the DWTS chat, it begins at 17:40).

To join in on the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Who is your favorite Game of Thrones character? Who would you like to see bite it in the Sparatcus finale? And who will win the next Dancing With the Stars Mirror Ball trophy? The message boards are open for business!

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