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Is 'Game of Thrones' TV's greatest show of all time? Yes, it is

"So what should I be watching?"

I don't know. Who are you? What language do you speak? What gods do you worship? What do you want out of life?

Television has become such a wildly diverse, densely populated planet that asking "What should I watch?" is like asking "Where should I go on vacation?"

But ask, "What is the best show ever?' and the answer is easy: "Game of Thrones."

There are television series that more people have watched, that more people have loved, series that have more specifically aided our growth as a society, better showcased a single performance or more clearly set a template for other shows to follow.

But "Game of Thrones," adapted for HBO by D.B. Weiss and David Benioff from George R.R. Martin's novels, is, and will possibly remain, the only TV series that can be truly described as epic.

No other series has ever built such a deeply detailed and far-flung world,

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