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Hello, darkness, my old nemesis

A reader is straining to see why anyone thinks dimly lit TV shows are a good idea.

Game of thrones: Natick Mall restrooms in the running for best in the country

That’s according to Cincinnati-based goods and services company Cintas, which has rounded up 10 finalists for its 18th annual competition.

Robert Mueller will answer questions Wednesday from two congressional committees.

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The week in watching: Mueller speaks, goodbye to ‘Orange,’ and a backlash to the ‘Thrones’ backlash

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to what’s on television this week.

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Scenes from 2019: Seven TV moments to relish

Here are a few favorites from some standout series (oh, and the Oscars too).

Suranne Jones, left, and Sophie Rundle play Anne Lister and Ann Walker in

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If I got to pick the Emmy nominees for drama

Among the year’s best: “Pose,” “Billions,” “Gentleman Jack,” “Sex Education,” “Homecoming.”

Fans have recently made their wishes, preferences, and needs as consumers known regarding “Game of Thrones” (with Jacob Anderson and Kit Harington).

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Why fan service is the enemy of art and entertainment

Giving the audience what it wants can be a very bad idea.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 03, 2019 British actor Kit Harington arrives for the

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Kit Harington was spotted in Connecticut just hours before the series finale

Who knew Jon Snow took New England vacations?

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the series finale of “Game of Thrones.”

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Sorry for your loss, TV viewers, but we’ll get you through this

Feeling a void left by “Game of Thrones” or “Veep” or “The Big Bang Theory”? Then try these shows.

The Stark siblings in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

How will ‘Game of Thrones’ end? Here’s what you said

More than 150 fans told us how they think the HBO series will end this Sunday. Here’s a look at what they said, and the possibility of the theories coming to fruition.

David Benioff (L) and D.B. Weiss accept the award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series for HBO's

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‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss behind next ‘Star Wars’ film

A piece of the “Star Wars” puzzle has just fallen into place.

9 ways Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was foreshadowed — and hints on how the series could end

“Game of Thrones” showrunners have dropped hints for years. Here’s a look at some of the main clues.

Here’s what the critics are saying about the latest episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

Judging by the Twitter reaction, you’d be forgiven if you thought the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” would be roundly panned by critics. But some had a more nuanced take.

The top 5 moments from the crazy ‘Game of Thrones’ battle episode

Although some critics bemoaned the dark lighting and murky battle logic, the episode was still chock-full of suspense, twists, turns, victories, and defeats.

Viserion the dragon in HBO series Game of Thrones, Season 8, episode 3 (debut 4/28/19)

What critics had to say about the latest ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

One thing is for sure, if you watched Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” you’ve got an opinion about it.

BOSTON, MA - April 03, 2019: - A man protects himself from the rain while passing through Copley Square in Boston, MA on April 03, 2019. ( A rapidly developing weather system will undergo a meteorological process called bombogenesis Tuesday night as it passes to the east of New England. This term simply means that a storm intensifies very quickly. The storm was gathering strength off the southeast coast early Tuesday. Most of the rain will fall for about 12 hours from roughly 9 p.m. Tuesday to midmorning Wednesday. It’s not really cold enough for a snowstorm, but, if the precipitation comes down hard enough in the early morning hours of Wednesday, there could be a quick coating of snow. The most likely place for this to happen would be across the Worcester Hills and perhaps even interior southeastern Massachusetts.) (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter:

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Water is coming: Enough with the soggy New England weekends

If “Game of Thrones” were set in New England, the story’s brooding hero would be named Jon Rain. He’d spend his time warning people about Wet Walkers. People would joust with umbrellas.

The Stark siblings agonized over war plans in Sunday’s episode of

Here’s who might die on the next ‘Game of Thrones’ episode and why

We’re gearing up for an epic battle scene in the third episode, which is scheduled to last 80 minutes. Here’s a look at who might die, and why, based on breadcrumbs from the show.

Senator Elizabeth Warren in Somerville on April 12.

‘It’s the women (duh!)’: Elizabeth Warren weighs in on ‘Game of Thrones’

The presidential candidate shared her thoughts on the HBO fantasy series in a review posted Sunday.

Dragons over Dartmouth? ‘Game of Thrones’ co-creator’s career got started in N.H. Ivy League school

David Benioff, one of the driving forces behind the landmark TV show, began his writing career at Dartmouth.

Kit Harrington with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”

Anderson Cooper asked ‘Game of Thrones’ actors how the series ends. Here’s how they responded

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly, hinted to the “60 Minutes” reporter that fans might not be thrilled with the ending.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, shown in the original ”High School Musical.” The new Disney+ outlet will be launching a scripted series that follows a group of students getting ready for their school’s production of “High School Musical.”

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The week in watching: Disney’s streaming plans, Beychella, and Iron Throne selfies in Boston

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week in television.

HBO original series Game of Thrones (Season 8).

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What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so great

A genre show, of all things, with fire-breathing dragons and sub-zero zombies, has won our game of Peak TV.

A “Game of Thrones” tour guide demonstrates the proper form for battle.

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This Northern Ireland tour is as close as you’ll get to being in ‘Game of Thrones’

We were at the 820-acre demesne of Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, the location of Winterfell in the wildly popular HBO “Game of Thrones” series, and home to several GoT filming sites. According to well-connected sources, it will be where the series ends.

Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) of “Game of Thrones,” returning for its final season April 14.

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The week on TV: ‘Game of Thrones’ and death, the Fosse-Verdon codependency, Pulitzer history

Globe critic Matthew Gilbert’s guide to the week on the small screen.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in HBO's

Bleed for the throne: ‘Game of Thrones’ teams up with American Red Cross to promote blood drive

In what may seem like an odd pairing, the creators of the hit HBO series have teamed up with the Red Cross to urge people to give blood.

01/04/2019 BOSTON, MA A group of friends shares a shot ski in the courtyard at Publico in Boston. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

During the winter doldrums, Boston venues get creative to bring in guests

Restaurants and hotels are creating new immersive experiences to keep patrons coming year-round.

Abbi Jacobson (left) and Ilana Glazer in “Broad City.”

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Some of TV’s biggest shows are on the way out in 2019

In 2019, the credits will roll for the last time for “Game of Thrones,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Veep,” “Homeland” and many more.

Peter Dinklage and Sophie Turner in “Game of Thrones,” which returns in April for its final season on HBO.

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‘Game of Thrones’ endgame begins

How many “Game of Thrones” trailers — and even photos — will HBO release one at a time, between now and April, to keep us all stoked?

The new ‘Game of Thrones’ season will premiere in April 2019

Showrunners made the announcement at the end of a new 30-second-long teaser video looking back at pivotal moments in the series.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark (with Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister) on “Game of Thrones.”

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‘Game of Thrones’ to Trump: Write your own slogan

The president had tweeted a photo of himself with the words “Sanctions Are Coming.”

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Naomi Watts will star in ‘Thrones’ prequel

HBO isn’t divulging much else about its spinoff series.

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion in “Game of Thrones.”

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Let’s go inside Tyrion’s head for a minute

“Game of Thrones” star Peter Dinklage explains what his character thinks about the liaison between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in a scene from the previous season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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A bit of the battle plan revealed for final season of ‘Thrones’

Thanks to an Instagram post we do know something: There will be a really, really big battle scene that took 55 days to shoot.

The hottest Google search term in Boston this year was . . .

Search engine giant Google on Wednesday released its annual list of the top trending searches among Boston users.

John Bradley in “American Satan.”

Actor goes from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘American Satan’

John Bradley, who plays good-hearted Samwell Tarly on “Thrones,” has a key role in the new supernatural thriller.

A study estimated that 154 million American adults watched the eclipse directly.

2017 solar eclipse was one of most-viewed events in American history

A staggering 215 million US adults — 88 percent of the population 18 and older — viewed the eclipse, according to a study.

‘Game of Thrones’ was pirated more than a billion times

Those 1.03 billion illegal downloads and streams were spread out over seven episodes and a downloadable bundle containing the entire season.

Issa Rae (right, with Yvonne Orji) in “Insecure.”

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The summer in TV, from best to worst

Amid unforgettable coverage of a real-life disaster in Texas, the escapist fare down the dial provided highs (“Game of Thrones”) and lows (“Twin Peaks: The Return”).

Rescue workers and volunteers help residents make their way out of a flooded neighborhood in Houston Tuesday.

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The week in things: Harvey and much smaller catastrophes

From a catastrophic flood to the eyebrow-styling equivalent, a review of the week online.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

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And now we play the waiting ‘Game’

What’s to become of Dany and Jon, Cersei and Jaime, Arya and Sansa, the Mountain and the Hound? And who is going to defeat the Night King?

Jerome Flynn and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in “Game of Thrones.”

‘Game of Thrones’ season finale hits ratings high

It drew 16.5 million viewers, a number that includes the initial airing at 9 p.m., a replay later in the night, and HBO Go and HBO Now.

Sophie Turner as Sansa in “Game of Thrones.’’

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A woman must win ‘Game of Thrones,’ or there’s going to be a problem

For all the suffering that the female characters on “Game of Thrones” have endured, only one ending to the series will suffice: That one of them will win.

President Trump looked up toward the solar eclipse in Washington on Monday.

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From solar eclipses to ugly dinosaurs, it’s a thing

A review of the week online.

A scene from Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Who can save Jon Snow from himself?

Jon’s plot in the most recent episode of “Game of Thrones” was a bizarrely illogical maneuver.

Gamble House in Pasadena, Calif., was home of Doc Brown in “Back to the Future.”

Orbitz makes it easier to visit the filming sites of favorite shows and movies

Click on a location on the interactive map or search out a movie or television show you are interested in and find everything from a recap of the show, recommendations for where to stay and eat, how to get around, and specific directions to filming locations.

Peter Dinklage in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

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Dinklage joins with PETA to discourage ‘direwolf’ buying

Huskies have gained in popularity with dog buyers, but many are being abandoned at shelters.

Tom Hopper and James Faulkner in u“Game of Thrones.”

New ‘Game of Thrones’ episode shown in Spain, Nordics by accident

The sixth episode of “Games of Thrones” seventh season was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones.”

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Good thing we can’t rush through ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s best to savor each hour separately, to watch episodes one at a time and let them breathe in between.

Brendan Clarke of Salem at the recent Boston Comic Con costume parade at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

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The Weekender: Cosplay, Broadway, and Lethal Ladies

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.

HBO original series Game of Thrones: Season 7; Episode 4; debut: 8/6/2017. Pictured: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. photo: Macall B. Polay / Courtesy of HBO

What’s next for Jaime Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones’?

There are four very different possible outcomes. Let’s take a look at which one is most likely.

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Former ‘Game of Thrones’ actress has role in Handel and Haydn Society performance

Antonia Christophers, who guest starred in the first two seasons of the HBO series, will serve as narrator in “The Fairy Queen.”