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Saturday Night Live: Aziz Ansari, Big Sean Season 42, Episode 12
Host: Aziz Ansari, Musical Guest: Big Sean [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh is the Man of My Dreams, Right? Season 2, Episode 11
When the Santa Ana winds blow into town, they cause everyone in West Covina to act a little strangely and question their relationships and priorities.
Vikings: Revenge Season 4, Episode 18
Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 1 Books Included Season 1 (Full Season)
After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the Baudelaire children are sent in turn to live with their "nearest" relative, a herpetologist, and a grammarian, before finding employment in a lumber mill. [more inside]
Grimm: Oh Captain My Captain Season 6, Episode 3
Adalind and Monroe do everything in their power to see that Nick's clever plan to get under Captain Renard's skin goes off beautifully. [more inside]
The Good Place: Michael's Gambit Season 1, Episode 13
Fake Eleanor, Tahani, Chidi, and Jason face a grave choice.
The Good Place: Mindy St. Claire Season 1, Episode 12
Fake Eleanor, Jason, and Janet escape to the Medium Place inhabited by Mindy St. Claire, but their refuge is short-lived.
Frequency: Harmonic Season 1, Episode 12
Raimy and Frank make a significant discovery in their search for the Nightingale. Meanwhile, Stan's determined to bring Frank down. [more inside]
A meet-cute where two men discover their shared childhood fascination with a local mansion and the strange widow who lives there. Turns out that the widow has a dark past--her husband was Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius and medical fraudster who built an empire in Depression-era America with a goat testicle impotence cure and a million watt radio station. [more inside]
Manhattan: Perestroika First Watch Season 1, Episode 13
The secrets and lies that have been building for months finally come to a head in the season finale of “Manhattan.”
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project’s scientific director, makes a surprise visit to the Hill to reorganize the project.... Meanwhile, Occam, the head of security at Los Alamos, is determined to figure out who is leaking information off the Hill. Charlie Isaacs has come under intense scrutiny after the arrival of Abby’s Eastern European relatives in New York City and the mysterious collapse of Thin Man.[more inside]
Fringe: The Boy Must Live Rewatch Season 5, Episode 11
Walter’s plan to defeat the Observers is finally revealed, while a former ally reunites with the team after 21 years.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SINISTER URGE Season 6, Episode 13
aka The Young and Immoral. "Compulsive Killer Strikes Terror" "Frank... Daring... Shocking Realism" The police are trying to shut down a smutty picture racket while a killer, driven to insanity by pornographic nudity, preys on local women. With short Keeping Clean and Neat: An omniscient disembodied voice tells kids how to wash and perform hygiene. The movie is the last of Ed Wood's movies that Mystery Science Theater would cover. Reactions from the fanbase are mixed: Sampo of Satellite News thinks it's so-so, but some of the commenters, and Mighty Jack, love it. Wood made a softcore version of the movie the next year, and planned a sequel that was never made. YouTube (1h30m) Premiered November 5, 1994. [more inside]
The West Wing: The War at Home Rewatch Season 2, Episode 14
For all intents and purposes, this is the second half of a two-parter, as we start just a few hours after the State of the Union, and the captured DEA agent situation in Colombia continues. We also see more of the fallout over inviting a cop long ago accused of brutality (Richard Riehle); and Senator Seth Gillette (D-ND) (Ed Begley Jr.) gets mad at Toby for the President's tack to the right. [more inside]
Star Trek: Voyager: The Cloud Rewatch Season 1, Episode 6
The crew of Voyager—afflicted with isolation, professional tensions, and resource depletion—pins its hopes on a perfectly innocent-looking nebula and a reasonably competent-seeming Morale Officer. [more inside]
Elementary: Crowned Clown, Downtown Brown Season 5, Episode 12
When Holmes and Watson investigate a clown's murder upstate, they discover a connection between his death and the creation of a new weaponized virus. [more inside]
What's up, Gearheads? We made an episode just for you! Join us for an in-depth discussion on Justin's new ride, and listen in as he breaks down all the special modifications he made both under and above the hood. This baby's got a Hemi, whatever that means. Sugggested talking points: Justin's New Car, Bassism, Altaba Answers, Ronald's Sex Commercial, Tapping, Brendan Frasier Deep Dive, Too Many Stuffies
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. [more inside]
The Young Pope: Second Episode Season 1, Episode 2
Cardinal Voiello continues his investigations, while tensions arise between the Pope and Sister Mary.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
Deadwood: Plague Rewatch Season 1, Episode 6
Bullock encounters native resistance in his quest to bring a murderer to justice. Swearengen presses a resentful Farnum to keep tabs on Alma and Trixie as the camp fathers pool their resources to dispatch riders after the precious vaccine and build a sick tent as smallpox arrives in Deadwood. Cochran turns to a distressed Jane for help caring for the diseased in the coming days.
Timeless: The World's Columbian Exposition Season 1, Episode 11
Lucy is kidnapped by Flynn and taken to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and master illusionist Harry Houdini may be the only one who can save her. Wyatt and Rufus desperately search for Lucy, only to fall into a sinister trap. [more inside]
Lucifer: Stewardess Interruptus Season 2, Episode 11
Tensions between Lucifer and Chloe intensify after they have an interrupted "moment," and impact the investigation of two murders, the victims being former flames of Lucifer's. Meanwhile, Charlotte tries manipulating Chloe and Lucifer's budding romance. [more inside]
The West Wing: Bartlet's Third State of the Union Rewatch Season 2, Episode 13
The President addresses the nation, and five DEA agents are taken hostage in Colombia. C.J. discovers an invited guest to the State of the Union speech has a questionable background, while Capital Beat does a three-hour show live from the West Wing. Josh, Joey Lucas (Marlee Matlin), and Donna run an important telephone survey that will influence a gun-control initiative the staff has been planning. [more inside]
The Librarians: And the Fatal Separation Season 3, Episode 9
A ruthless collector of magical artifacts seizes the Monkey King's sacred homeland, jeopardizing the very balance of the universe and triggering a Librarian mission to save the imperiled land. [more inside]
Victoria: Doll 123 Season 1, Episode 1
As a new queen, the young Victoria struggles to take charge amid plots to manipulate her. Her friendship with the prime minister leads to a crisis in Parliament. And, it's rats all the way down. [more inside]
Star Trek: Voyager: Phage Rewatch Season 1, Episode 5
This episode starts off with a very sitcommy bit about Neelix's cooking (which will become a recurring bit), but takes a very hard left turn into horror with the introduction of a strong contender for the title of Trek's Nastiest Villains, the Vidiians. [more inside]
William Gibson's 2014 novel is a noirish scifi thriller that, as usual for Gibson, raises many more questions than it answers. Set in two different-but-related post-apocalyptic worlds, it's something of a return to his early work, but by no means a rehash. [more inside]
The Young Pope: Episode 1 Season 1, Episode 1
After being elected Pope, Lenny Belardo must navigate the politics of Vatican City. He shocks the Vatican with his desire to reject both publicity and the philosophies of his predecessor.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill: Part Two Show Only Season 1, Episode 8
Klaus just isn't himself after seeing Dr. Orwell, an optometrist with oddly optimistic patients. Meanwhile, Violet works to clear her parents' names. (Season finale) [more inside]
Sherlock: The Final Problem Season 4, Episode 3
In the final episode of this series, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and, alone and defenceless, Sherlock and Dr Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over? [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Miserable Mill: Part One Show Only Season 1, Episode 7
The children arrive at the Lucky Smells Lumber Mill and unearth some unsettling accusations about their parents, Count Olaf courts an old flame. [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window: Part Two Show Only Season 1, Episode 6
Klaus and Violet look for clues in a suspicious note that passes custody to Captain Sham, a seafaring scam artist with clear ties to Count Olaf. [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window: Part One Show Only Season 1, Episode 5
The orphans arrive at the aptly named Lake Lachrymose to meet their widowed Aunt Josephine, a strict grammarian who's haunted by the past. [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room: Part Two Show Only Season 1, Episode 4
Klaus and Violet suspect Count Olaf and his evil cohorts when a lifeless body turns up in the reptile room. Sunny sees the inside of a suitcase. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: Felicity Jones, Sturgill Simpson Season 42, Episode 11
Host: Felicity Jones; Musical Guest: Sturgill Simpson [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room: Part One Show Only Season 1, Episode 3
After the Baudelaires move in with Dr. Montgomery, a renowned expert in reptile behavior, their new guardian hires a frighteningly familiar assistant. [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning: Part Two Show Only Season 1, Episode 2
While Mr. Poe's secretary works overtime, Count Olaf casts Violet and Klaus in "The Marvelous Marriage," a work of theater with alarming implications. [more inside]
In a city of humanoid animals, a koala named Buster Moon (voices by Matthew McConaghey) is a hustling theater impresario attempting to save his theater with a singing competition, which becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists find that their lives will never be the same. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Will Scarsdale Like Josh's Shayna Punim? Season 2, Episode 10
Rebecca and Josh travel to her Mom's house for a family bar mitzvah. Daryl gets to know the New Guy as he continues to terrorize the office. <3 Patti Lupone <3 guest stars.
Grimm: Trust Me Knot Season 6, Episode 2
Nick makes a pact with potentially deadly consequences; Diana demonstrates her power while in the care of Monroe and Rosalee; and Eve and Trubel do some digging to figure out the mystery of the cloth found with the healing stick. [more inside]
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning: Part One Show Only Season 1, Episode 1
The dreadful history of the Baudelaire children begins with a deadpan narrator, a terrible fire, and the ominous arrival of a distant relative. [more inside]
Dan Savage has helped redefine what it means to be a family in the 21st Century. And given his ancestors, it's no surprise why. Dan's family history traces back to the 1920s Chicago mob scene, a South Asian autocracy, and to a New York City apartment filled with men trying to save a community. We'll tell these stories and introduce Dan to a surprise relative [more inside]
For years, Dr. Richard Bedlack has hunted for a cure for ALS, a fatal degenerative disease. And then one day he builds a website called ALS Untangled. That's when strange things start to happen. [more inside]
The West Wing: The Drop-In Season 2, Episode 12
Leo tries to convince President Bartlet of the importance of supporting a missile defense plan, while Lord John Marbury (Roger Rees) is appointed British ambassador to the United States. Toby and Sam clash over a speech the President gives to an environmental group. C.J. tries to talk a comedian (Rocky Carroll) out of embarrassing the Bartlet administration. [more inside]
Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Broken Promises Season 4, Episode 9
The Nadeer family has a reunion, which really isn't going to go well. You know what else doesn't go well? HAVE YOU LEARNED NOTHING FROM TERMINATOR MOVIES?! [more inside]
The Good Place: What's My Motivation Season 1, Episode 11
Tahani comes up with a plan for Fake Eleanor's defense. Jason confesses to Michael. Chidi has conflicted feelings towards Real Eleanor. [more inside]
Elementary: Be My Guest Season 5, Episode 11
Holmes and Watson race to find a woman who's been held captive for years before the kidnapper takes drastic steps to avoid being caught. [more inside]
After Round One of The Suffering Game, our heroes aren't doing too great -- and with another turn of the Wheel ahead, the future's not especially bright, either. Can they keep their heads up (and on) to power through? Magnus makes an invisible friend. Merle charms the crowd. Taako makes 'em laugh.<
Black-ish: Lemons Season 3, Episode 12
Two months after the election the Johnson's are still sad that Donald Trump won the election. Everybody at Dre's work isn't happy either and have a fit when Lucy admits that she voted for Trump. After talking Dre suggests that it's time for the entire nation to come together. [more inside]
Vikings: The Great Army Season 4, Episode 17
Bjorn heads home to join his brothers as they plot a grand revenge for their father's death. Tensions arise between the brothers about what to do with Lagertha. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE STARFIGHTERS Season 6, Episode 12
"THE BLAZING ADVENTURE of the men and planes who rocket to the very edge of OUTER SPACE!" A young Air Force cadet, who is Actual Bob Dornan and manifestly unlikeable even then, learns to fly a new jet, but forget about that. Get ready for tons of hott thicc triple-X refueling action! Oooh god. This episode has gotten something of a legendary reputation because of its great inanity (you wouldn't BELIEVE how much refueling can be in a movie), and the pointless late-film introduction of the "poopie suit," and the riffing is pretty great. The host segments have some great moments too, with the highlight being the United Servo Academy Men's Chorus. But the movie BITES, much more than the average. YouTube (1h32m) Promo (They're playing Doom!) Premiered October 29, 1994. [more inside]
Star Trek: Voyager: Time and Again Rewatch Season 1, Episode 4
While investigating a destroyed civilization, Janeway and Paris get trapped in its recent past. Like, uncomfortably recent. [more inside]
Frequency: Negative Copy Season 1, Episode 11
Raimy and Frank end up in the thick of things. Meanwhile, Frank learns the meaning behind a betrayal.
Frequency: The Edison Effect Season 1, Episode 10
Frank and Raimy put a plan together for Frank to kill the Nightingale. [more inside]
Taboo: Shovels and Keys Season 1, Episode 1
Believed to be dead on the African continent, James Delaney has returned to inherit his father's estate. Rumors swirl about James' mysterious past abroad, and nobody seems happy to see him. Especially the board members of the East India Company, who desire a valuable tract of land held by the late Delaney Sr., and which is currently willed to James.
Star Wars Rebels: Ghosts of Geonosis (Parts I & II) Season 3, Episode 12
Two years before Rogue One, the rebels are sent on a mission to Geonosis to investigate the disappearance of Saw Gerrera and find themselves pulled into the mystery of what happened to the native Geonosians and what the Empire was up to on the red planet. [more inside]
Sweet/Vicious: The Blueprint Season 1, Episode 1
MTV describes "Sweet/Vicious" as an offbeat superhero story for the millennial generation. It's about unlikely friends Jules and Ophelia taking a stand against those who dare get away with abuse on their college campus. [more inside]
Join us on FanFare for a discussion of the Thrilling Adventure Hour's final episode and 2016 Holiday Special. In this week's thrilling episode, Sparks Nevada literally rides off into the sun (which is now part of Mars due to some very questionable gerrymandering) after helping the barkeep clear up some trouble in his place. Later, Millionaire Jasper Manorlodge once again settles into his hobo alter-ego, Banjo Bindlestuff, to help defend an old friend in Hobo Court (which is nothing like regular court) who stands accused of being the Jerk Who Invented Work. Finally, join us for The Thrilling Adventure Hour's final feature: Beyond Belief. Meet Frank and Saide Doyle: the toast of the upper-crust, headliners on the society pages – and oh yes –
they see ghosts they've invited a group of vampires into their home for a holiday party. [more inside]
The West Wing: The Leadership Breakfast Rewatch Season 2, Episode 11
With Congress reconvening, the White House is planning a "leadership breakfast" to encourage bipartisan cooperation. Toby locks horns in negotiations with the Republican Majority Leader's new Chief of Staff (Felicity Huffman) on minimum wage, against C.J.'s wishes and to a truly disastrous end. Both Sam and Donna try, and fail, to impress an influential newspaper columnist. [more inside]