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“The final season of HBO’s blockbuster fantasy drama Game of Thrones begins airing on April 14, and it might seem like everyone’s talking about it. No wonder: It’s one of the biggest shows in TV history, a sprawling tale of wars and dragons, alliances and intrigue. You might never have watched Game of Thrones, but you’re living in the world that Game of Thrones built.
But what if you haven’t ever watched the show? Is it worth diving in now, at the dawn of the final season? Does Game of Thrones have anything to say about the world beyond its borders? What if you’re not usually a fan of fantasy epics? And for those who might want to dip a toe into the world of Westeros, how should they get started?
In an attempt to answer these questions (and more), two of Vox’s resident Game of Thrones aficionados — politics and policy senior correspondent Matt Yglesias and culture reporter Aja Romano — sat down with culture reporter and Game of Thrones novice Alissa Wilkinson to talk about the series’ cultural import and why it matters.”
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