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‘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.”

President Donald Trump spoke with newly sworn-in White House Chief of Staff John Kelly at the White House on Monday.

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Mission: Impossible for John Kelly

It’s pretty tough to clean house for a president who doesn’t want it clean.

This just wasn’t Dany’s week on ‘Game of Thrones’

In last night’s episode, “The Queen’s Justice,” the Mother of Dragons is badly outmaneuvered by the ruthless Cersei.

HBO original series Game of Thrones: Season 7 (2017): Kit Harington. photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO

You can ‘Just Say No’ to Jon Snow, but that can lead to a very lonely Monday

For “Game of Thrones” abstainers, the show’s return means confusing references, absentee friends, and the admonishments of the “Thrones”-loving masses.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones.”

In 'Game of Thrones,’ uneasy alliances and a royal prophecy

“Stormborn” reminds us early on that every alliance beginning to form this season will have to reckon with all participants' unsavory pasts.

David Benioff (left) and D.B. Weiss at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015.

The showrunners of ‘Game of Thrones’ are bringing a new series about civil war to HBO

“Confederate” imagines a modern America where slavery is still legal — and some people are not exactly thrilled with the premise.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.’’

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Record ratings for the return of ‘Game of Thrones’

The results are even more impressive when you realize that the number of homes watching TV during the summer is generally lower than the rest of the year.

A scene from the season 7 premiere.

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‘Game of Thrones’ is off to a thrilling start

I remembered all over again just how elegantly written, richly acted, and confidently shot this drama is at its best.

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in a scene from Season 7 “Game of Thrones” episode.

Here’s what folks are saying about the ‘Game of Thrones’ season premiere

We’re not gonna spoil it for you — well, we’ll try not to.

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As ‘Game of Thrones’ returns, is sharing your HBO password OK?

If you’re like a significant chunk of HBO’s viewership, you can watch it thanks to the login tracing back to your friend’s ex-boyfriend’s parents.

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Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

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Please! Don’t kill off these ‘Game of Thrones’ characters

We know there will be death during season seven. But for the good of the show, “Game of Thrones” writers, let these five live.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday.

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The Weekender: ‘Apes,’ crooks, and dragons

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

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‘Game of Thrones’ is back this Sunday. Here’s a recap of where we left off

When “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO for its seventh season on Sunday, it will feature fewer episodes and a more concentrated focus.

Some ‘Game of Thrones’ deaths are tragic. Others, not so much

A look back at notable deaths of “Game of Thrones” characters — ranked from devastating to delicious.

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Lena Headey, Cersei in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has her own power moves

With “Game of Thrones” about to end, why would Headey leave the showbiz capital at the moment of her highest profile in a 25-year career?

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Winter is always coming for economy on ‘Game of Thrones’

Even in a world with magic, dragons, and deadly supernatural White Walkers, the popular show has plenty of economic lessons.

Liam Cunningham (background) and Kit Harington in “Game of Thrones.”

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‘Game of Thrones,’ the tour

“Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition” will feature props, costumes, and re-creations of a number of locations from the show.

Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in the upcoming season 7 of “Game of Thrones.”

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‘Game’ and the long run

“Game of Thrones” sound designer Paula Fairfield, speaking at Con of Thrones in Nashville, said each of the six episodes of season 8 “could be in the 80-plus-minute range of a feature film.”

North Square Oyster sous chef Matt Smith (far left) poses with “Game of Thrones” actress Maisie Williams, “Stranger Things” actors Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer, general manager Mike Wyatt (flowered shirt), and chef Doug Rodrigues on Sunday night at the North End restaurant.

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‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ stars dine in the North End

We hear the actors enjoyed some seafood at North Square Oyster and posed for photos with restaurant staff.

Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia in “This Is Us,” a series likely to garner multiple Emmy nods

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Who should — and shouldn’t — get an Emmy nomination

Nominations are coming today. Will the voters get it right this time? Do they ever?

A scene from the HBO series “Game of Thrones.’’

‘Game of Thrones’ gets the Harvard treatment

This fall, Harvard students will have the opportunity to take “The Real Game of Thrones: From Modern Myths to Medieval Models.’’

Lena Headey (left) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

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With an end in sight, ‘Game of Thrones’ will get right to the point

There are only 13 episodes left — to be spread over two seasons — before the game is up.

Lena Headey and the rest of the “GoT” cast return in July.

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‘Game of Thrones’ may bear offspring

Four possible offshoots are already in the works, plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

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It’s musical ‘Thrones’ in HBO’s new trailer

HBO released a trailer for season seven, which will premiere on July 16.

Tom Hiddleston in “The Night Manager.”

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A summer splash for ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO has finally set a date for season seven, plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

The “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience” features an 80-piece orchestra, a choir, and a troupe of solo musicians all performing atop a 360-degree multipart stage.

Capturing the sound and scale of ‘Game of Thrones’

With his multimedia “Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience,” Berklee-trained composer Ramin Djawadi is taking Westeros on the road.

Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright in “Westworld.”

THE YEAR IN ARTS

The top 10 TV shows of 2016

There wasn’t one loud-and-clear winner so much as a long list of really well-done dramas and comedies.

In this image released by AMC, zombies appear in a scene from the second season of the AMC original series,

Disruptor Beam to put zombies in your pocket

The Framingham company will launch a new game next year based on “The Walking Dead.”

Looking to season seven of ‘Game of Thrones’

“Game of Thrones” chatter never stops.

Maisie Williams as Arya in a scene from “Game of Thrones.”

‘Nothing will prepare you’ for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7

We don’t know that much about “Game of Thrones” season 7, but the news that’s trickling out is fun to think about.

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The 10 best TV shows of 2016 — so far

Before the fall onslaught of new programming begins, here’s a look a some of the most outstanding television shows of the year.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in “Game of Thrones.”

What does Jaime Lannister think of ‘Game of Thrones’?

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, discussed the perils of loving a mad queen, Jaime’s bond with Brienne.

Sophie Turner (left) as Sansa Stark, and Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton in a scene from season 5 of

‘Game of Thrones’ has been cruel to the Starks. Is their luck finally turning?

These were supposed to be the heroes of the show, right?

Kit Harington as Jon Snow from season five of “Game of Thrones.”

Who will end up sitting on the Iron Throne? A look at the major players

Leading the Seven Kingdoms in “Game of Thrones” may be a high-profile job, but it also seems like a pretty thankless one — and the turnover is brutal.

A powerhouse finale for ‘Game of Thrones’

Fans will have a host of interesting possibilities to play around with during the many months until the show returns.