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This week on Best of Shows, the podcast hosted by TV critics Kristen Baldin and Darren Franich (that's me!), it's a major crossover in the Entertainment Weekly podcasting universe, as Editor-at-Large James Hibberd swings by to discuss the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones. Taking a break from his busy schedule publishing in-depth Thrones reporting, James answers some important questions about the fantasy phenomenon. Is this the single biggest season of television in TV history? And can Kristen dive into the final run of episodes after skipping the last several seasons?

The return of Thrones is a major event in the global TV landscape. But this week brings another major event for anyone with a CBS All Access account. Yes, it's the return of The Good Fight, the diamond-in-the-rough singularity about life at a swank law firm in the age of perpetual chaos. Kristen and I make the latest in a long line of pleas to pay attention to this wonder series. Also discussed: The hit British miniseries Manhunt, streamable on these shores on Acorn TV, and the new Hulu series Shrill, starring Saturday Night Live legend-in-the-making Aidy Bryant.

Listen to the episode below, or via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are available every Monday morning. Tweet counterarguments to @KristenGBaldwin or @DarrenFranich. (You can also listen to James and Darren discuss Game of Thrones over at EW's Game of Thrones Weekly.) <iframe src="" width="100%" height="200" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="" allowfullscreen="" resize="0" replace_attributes="1" name=""></iframe>

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.

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