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May 22

Podcast: Mystery Show: Case #1 Video Store

The Case: Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone. 
posted by Tevin at 3:02 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies

On this week's show: Pitch Perfect 2 is just the beginning of our summer movie preview. Plus, books and music make an appearance as we talk about what's making us happy.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:03 PM - 1 comment

Silicon Valley: The Cap Table  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

Richard hires Jared to design a business plan. Big Head is asked to work for Gavin Belson, where he discovers that Hooli has stolen the Pied Piper algorithm and calls it Nucleus. Meanwhile Richard struggles to get his money from Gregory. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:02 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"

A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up. Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 10:17 AM - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: Blackwater  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 9

In one corner we have Joffrey, Tyrion, Cersei, Bronn and the city army – about 7,000 men defending King’s Landing. In the other, there’s the contender for the Iron Throne – Stannis, backed by Davos, Melisandre and about 200 ships and 20,000 men. This is The Battle of Blackwater. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 9:43 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 8:40 AM - 5 comments

Adventure Time: The Enchiridion!  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

In reward for rescuing her, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn (and Jake) on an adventure to find a mysterious book.
posted by drezdn at 5:04 AM - 3 comments

May 21

Silicon Valley: Minimum Viable Product  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:19 PM - 5 comments

Adventure Time: Water park prank  Season 6, Ep 37

Finn and Jake visit a water park. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 8:00 PM - 5 comments

Wayward Pines: Do Not Discuss Your Life Before  Season 1, Ep 2

After receiving some seriously sub-par medical care for wounds sustained in a car accident outside the eerily bucolic Idaho town Wayward Pines, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) pairs up with resident Beverly Short (Juliette Lewis) to figure out why it's so darn hard to leave. [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins at 6:01 PM - 2 comments

Survivor: It's a Fickle, Fickle Game  Season 30, Ep 13

The season 30 finale and live reunion show AND the announcement of the 20 viewer-chosen second chance cast members for season 31. Spoilers galore inside.
posted by phunniemee at 5:19 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 11. Brunchtime

What does brunch have to do with Lewis Carroll? Fall down the rabbit hole of brunch semantics with Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 4:57 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: Everything Is Stories: 013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans: B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistant Unit. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 2:49 PM - 2 comments

Supernatural: Brother's Keeper  Season 10, Ep 23

Dean makes a shocking decision regarding the Mark of Cain that would change not only his life, but Sam’s too. Meanwhile, Crowley and Rowena face off, and Castiel gets caught in the middle.
posted by brundlefly at 2:45 PM - 6 comments

Bob's Burgers: Hawk & Chick  Season 5, Ep 20

Bob and Louise are thrilled when they meet Shinji "Koji" Kojima aka Rising Hawk, the star of their favorite martial arts movies, and are quick to offer help upon learning about his family troubles. [more inside]
posted by bq at 1:00 PM - 3 comments

Inside Amy Schumer: Babies & Bustiers  Season 3, Ep 5

Amy gets an opportunity to participate in a beauty pageant, breast-feeds her dog and enjoys her new "bla-dow".
posted by bq at 12:52 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 15. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Six

In this penultimate chapter in the Rockport Limited murder fiasco, our players deduce the true culprit of the titular heinous crime. Merle runs out of magic. Taako finds more creative applications for Levitation. Magnus gets some fresh air.
posted by drezdn at 9:00 AM - 4 comments

Hannibal: Tome-wan  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

During a therapy session, Will shares a vision of how he would kill Hannibal. Meanwhile, an increasingly impatient Jack brings in a surprise witness to help Will catch Hannibal. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 7:12 AM - 47 comments

Firefly: Ariel  Season 1, Ep 9

Hard up for cash, Serenity takes on a job from Simon: break into an Alliance hospital on central world Ariel so that he can get a thorough diagnostic of River and the crew can loot the valuable stores of medicine. But River's pursuers are hot on their trail, and they receive some unexpected inside help. (wiki) [more inside]
posted by valkane at 5:25 AM - 7 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Cave of Two Lovers  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Aang, Katara, and Sokka make their way to Omashu, but have trouble going by air. Luckily, a group of wandering musicians tell them about an underground route. A... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 5:10 AM - 16 comments

May 20

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beauty and the Beasts  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 4

Buffy discovers a feral Angel returned from Hell, werewolf Oz is suspected of a brutal killing, and Scott's friend Pete has a Jekyll/Hyde thing going on.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:23 PM - 6 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope and Trick  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

New slayer Faith blows into town on the run from the fearsome Kakistos and his henchman Mr. Trick. As Faith must face her demons, Giles pushes Buffy to face hers.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:20 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Slack Variety Pack: Episode 1 - Starter Pack

Welcome to the first episode of the Slack Variety Pack, a podcast brought to you by Slack. This is a show about work, life, and everything in-between. In this episode, we go inside a $10 million quantum computer, talk productivity with BJ Novak at an NHL game, meet up with a Mars One candidate, hear about an epic fist fight in an office, and invent Audio Emojis.
posted by jazon at 9:17 PM - 0 comments

iZombie: Mr. Berserk  Season 1, Ep 10

The aftermath of Blaine and Lowell's meeting. Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a journalist working on a story linking psychotic episodes to the energy drink Max Rager. Liv goes straight to the top at Max Rager HQ and questions the man in charge. Meanwhile, Ravi tries to help Major who continues to believe he's going crazy.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:16 PM - 5 comments

Penny Dreadful: The Nightcomers  Season 2, Ep 3

Ethan questions Vanessa about the bloody scorpion glyph drawn on her bedroom floor. This leads Vanessa to remember the time she sought out the Cut-Wife of Ballantrae Moor for help with her powers and her search for Mina. [more inside]
posted by along came the crocodile at 12:36 PM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Passenger  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Captured criminal Rao Vantika dies in Bashir's arms... or did he? [more inside]
posted by zarq at 7:05 AM - 6 comments

Carnivàle: Alamogordo, NM  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 2

Ben seeks out Scudder's former associate; Justin and Iris welcome a new servant into their home; Samson threatens to replace Stumpy; Sofie seeks comfort in manual labor.
posted by drezdn at 4:19 AM - 1 comment

The Flash: Fast Enough  Season 1, Ep 23

Barry is given the chance to get everything he wanted, but the offer comes from Wells. Does he take it? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround at 12:37 AM - 45 comments

May 19

Fringe: Immortality  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 13

Col. Broyle's absences leads to Lincoln's promotion. Fauxlivia reunites with her boyfriend at the Empire State Building airship dock, where they find a sheep parasite that was thought to have died out when they did. Someone is running tests again, and Walternate faces a difficult ethical decision from B-randon.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:25 PM - 3 comments

Happyish: Starring Sigmund Freud, Charles Bukowski and Seven Billion A**Holes  Season 1, Ep 4

Thom is overrun by jerks; the Swedes emasculate Thom at work; Julius is suspended. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:58 PM - 2 comments

Happyish: Starring Vladimir Nabokov, Hippocrates and God  Season 1, Ep 3

Thom receives differing ideas on the meaning of suffering after Julius gets ill. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:56 PM - 0 comments

Happyish: Starring Marc Chagall, Abuela and Adolf Hitler  Season 1, Ep 2

Thom gets a lesson in corporate America; the Swedes push a new campaign. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:48 PM - 1 comment

Happyish: Starring Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus and Alois Alzheimer  Season 1, Ep 1

A 44-year-old man is pressured to rebrand himself when his ad agency hires young creative directors. Missing Mad Men? Get your insane advertising professionals here. IMDB [more inside]
posted by bleep at 7:43 PM - 4 comments

Community: Modern Espionage  Season 6, Ep 11

It's paintball again! Except this time (a) Frankie's trying to shut it down and the game's gone underground, and (b) someone from City College is running it anonymously. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:41 PM - 19 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: And the Rest Is Drag  Season 7, Ep 12

After Katya leaves to go Dumpster diving, the final four learn choreography and record footage for the video of RuPaul's single "Born Naked" with the twist that the one who does not make the top three will have her contribution tossed out; there are malfunctions aplenty. Candis Cayne and Mathu Anderson show up to act horrified. The older and younger contestants snipe at one another. There are tugged heartstrings and sob stories as Ru takes the queens individually to "lunch" then (at the judging) holds up pictures of each of them as little boys. There is a four-way lip-sync. Ru sashays a queen. [more inside]
posted by psoas at 3:59 PM - 10 comments

Veep: Storms and Pancakes  Season 4, Ep 6

Selina is worried when Tom James, her running mate, unknowingly takes her spotlight on the campaign trail; Amy, still bitter from her experience with Selina, gets a job working with Dan.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 11:30 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: The Prisoner  Season 10, Ep 22

Sam and Dean say good-bye to another member of their "family" with a hunter's funeral. Dean hunts down the Stynes to get revenge. When Sam realizes he has new information, he continues to work on trying to find a cure to the Mark of Cain through the Book of the Damned. Rowena renegotiates the terms of her deal with Sam.
posted by cfoxhi at 11:01 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Save The Date (Season 2, #4)

With funding running low, customers growing irate, and themselves at odds, Dating Ring's founders find themselves in the trough of sorrow and undertake a radical rethink of the company's focus.
posted by psoas at 8:58 AM - 7 comments

Murder, She Wrote: It Runs in the Family  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 6

Tonight on Murder, She Wrote, JB is nowhere to be seen (except in a cameo on a book cover)! But don't worry, Jessica's British cousin, Emma MacGill, is on the scene, as a love interest, a suspect, and a budding detective in assistance to Inspector Frost, who is looking for the truth behind some suspicious goings-on. Emma is invited to the estate of Geoffrey Constable, an old friend of hers and currently the 18th Viscount Blackraven. But Geoffrey is in bad shape, taking his last days to make amends for lost years, in ways that ruffle the feathers of his prim and proper family, who are all eying his estate, and his title. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:32 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 252: Face 2 Face: Sock Detectives

Here's our final live show from our Midwest tour from earlier this year, which took place Easter Sunday at the Athenaeum in beautiful Chicago, IL. Can you solve the sock mystery before TIME RUNS OUT?
posted by drezdn at 4:54 AM - 2 comments

May 18

Silicon Valley: Homicide  Season 2, Ep 6

After Hooli's disastrous UFC event streaming, Monica urges the Pied Piper team to host their own streaming event to capitalize on Hooli's bad press. Erlich suggests partnering with Homicide energy drinks, run by his old college friend Double-A. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second at 11:29 AM - 24 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Avatar State  Season 2, Ep 1

The trio of heroes, Sokka, Aang, and Katara, depart from the Northern Water Tribe for the Earth Kingdom, where Aang will learn earth bending from his old friend Bumi, King of Omashu. Elsewhere, Iroh and Zuko receive a message from Zuko's sister, Princess Azula, that the Firelord has decided to lift the exile and welcome his son home. In the Earth Kingdom, Aang encounters a general who wants to train Aang to master the Avatar State and is willing to do anything necessary to help Aang achieve control over the incredible power. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 6:09 AM - 21 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Plight of Chicken Farmers  Season 2, Ep 14

This week: The House passes the "USA Freedom Act," which might ultimately curtail of the NSA's phone record collection. FIFA elects a new president, and is somehow expected to reëlect scandal-prone Sepp Blatter. Johnny Depp illegally brought two dogs to Australia, and its government threatened to kill them unless he took them away. LWT produces a short piece demanding Australia remove Australian things from the US. Main story: chicken farmers (YouTube 18m), and the systems of contract farming, gladiator payouts and vindictive secrecy that keeps them impoverished and the chickens mistreated.
posted by JHarris at 5:10 AM - 8 comments

Adventure Time: Tree Trunks  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Tree Trunks joins Finn and Jake on an adventure through the Evil Forest in search for the legendary Crystal Gem Apple.
posted by drezdn at 5:00 AM - 17 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #557: Birds & Bees

Some information is so big and so complicated that it seems impossible to talk to kids about. This week, stories about the vague and not-so-vague ways to teach children about race, death and sex - including a story about colleges responding to sexual assault by trying to teach students how to ask for consent. Also, a story about how and when to teach kids about the horrors of slavery and oppression in America.
posted by wonton endangerment at 12:03 AM - 3 comments

May 17

Mad Men: Person to Person  Season 7, Ep 14

The stories of Don Draper, his family and his co-workers at Sterling Cooper and Partners conclude. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 8:25 PM - 598 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Friends of English Magic  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 7:37 PM - 20 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Friends of English Magic  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 7:35 PM - 4 comments

Grace and Frankie: The Fall  Season 1, Ep 5

Brianna has no life and comes over to the beach house to get wasted with Frankie and get Grace to sign up for online dating. Then they all go out for fro-yo and I seriously wonder who drove because they all should not be driving. And after that... ???? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:28 PM - 5 comments

Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 6

Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.
posted by zarq at 7:03 PM - 110 comments

Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 6

Arya begins training; Jorah and Tyrion encounter slavers; Trystane and Myrcella make plans; Jaime and Bronn reach their destination; the Sand Snakes attack.
posted by zarq at 6:59 PM - 254 comments

Grace and Frankie: The Funeral  Season 1, Ep 4

The core four attend the funeral of everyone's friend, Larry. Only with different dates than usual. Awkward! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:40 PM - 3 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Johnny and Dora  Season 2, Ep 23

Jake and Amy's ambiguously-flirty work relationship is tested when they pose as an engaged couple to nab a suspect. Back at the precinct, Holt enlists Terry and Gina to procure an embarrassing letter from Records in order to blackmail Wuntch (guest star/season final-boss Kyra Sedgwick). Meanwhile, Boyle has to drag Diaz to her non-surprise surprise birthday party. It all means big changes for the Nine Nine... [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:31 PM - 14 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dax  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

In which we learn more of Trill society (and of Dax's impropriety). [more inside]
posted by Solomon at 1:47 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: This Is Actually Happening: What if you were pronounced dead at age 12?

A woman who grew up in the USSR talks about a bad accident and its aftermath. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 1:44 PM - 1 comment

Saturday Night Live: Louis CK/Rihanna  Season 40, Ep 21

Louis CK returns to host the 40th season finale.
posted by Small Dollar at 11:49 AM - 21 comments

Samurai Champloo: Bogus Booty (Through and Through)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

While Mugen, Jin and Fuu stop to fish, Jin makes up for his lack of fishing skills by finding a bag of gold koban. The group gets to "a real city," Osaka, where Fuu stuffs herself, and then Mugen and Jin abandon her for the red light district. While there, their gold gets the attention of a gang of sorts. Mugen proves his prowess for love (or at least, lust), Jin makes the best of his situation, and Fuu is left on her own. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:03 AM - 0 comments

Carnivàle: Los Moscos  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 1

Brother Justin spreads his radio message; Management urges Ben to find his father; Rev. Balthus is stricken ill; Lila worries about Lodz's whereabouts.
posted by drezdn at 5:20 AM - 3 comments

Outlander: Wentworth Prison  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 15

A visit from Black Jack causes Jamie to realize a fate exists that is worse than his death sentence.
posted by tracicle at 2:24 AM - 14 comments

May 16

Orphan Black: Scarred by Many Past Frustrations  Season 3, Ep 5

Sarah and Helena suffer a strained reunion; the Leda family worries about Sarah's absence. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 10:13 PM - 33 comments