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March 28

Samurai Jack: XXXV  Season 3, Episode 9

aka Jack and the Haunted House. Samurai Jack follows a little girl to return the doll she lost in the woods. She leads him into a haunted house filled with memories of the previous inhabitants. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 5:27 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: S-Town: Chapter I

"If you keep your mouth shut, you'll be surprised what you can learn." From Serial and This American Life comes S•Town, narrated by Brian Reed. Meet John B McLemore, he has some stories to tell... [more inside]
posted by progosk at 8:40 AM - 24 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 348: Stardust and Dino Piss

Happy second week of the MaxFunDrive! Everyone has been absolutely killing it! Let's finish strong with an episode that, no shit, starts with an in-depth, 15-minute-long discussion about Craig T. Nelson's body of work. Suggested talking points: Craig Twitter Nelson, The Life-Changing Magic of Not Owning Tables, Beltblaster, Willem Dafoe in the Upside-Down, Cell-Free Dads, Vampire Times, ;), All Drinks are Water
posted by drezdn at 5:31 AM - 6 comments

WWE Raw: The WrestleMania 33 Go-Home  Season 25, Episode 29

With a WrestleMania card all but locked into place and bursting at the seams, Team Red heads to Philly to finishing setting the stage. [more inside]
posted by SpiffyRob at 5:28 AM - 3 comments

Girls: The Bounce  Season 6, Episode 7

As Hannah waits to hear from Paul-Louis, Elijah is hyping himself up for a open audition for an adaptation of White Men Can't Jump when both have a surprise visitor. Marnie finds herself in a tough situation and gets more than her jewels appraised. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 5:19 AM - 0 comments

Supergirl: Distant Sun  Season 2, Episode 17

A large bounty is put out on Supergirl and aliens from far and near attack National City intent on taking out the woman of steel; Alex and Maggie run into Maggie's ex-girlfriend, Emily, who is in town for a week; Hank gets an interesting order from President Marsdin. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:40 AM - 6 comments

March 27

Movie: Tideland

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
posted by invitapriore at 11:10 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Naked Lunch

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, writer and exterminator Bill Lee (Peter Weller) accidentally murders his wife (Judy Davis) and becomes involved in a secret government plot in the Interzone, a port town in North Africa. Or, perhaps, he’s wandering the streets in a drugged haze. Or both. Per the MPAA, “Rated R for heavy drug content, bizarre eroticism, and language”
posted by Going To Maine at 10:10 PM - 5 comments

Elementary: Dead Man's Tale  Season 5, Episode 18

Sherlock and Joan question how well they know Shinwell when they investigate the possibility he may have gotten away with the unsolved murder of his friend, a fellow gang member. [more inside]
posted by CMcG at 3:07 PM - 2 comments

Samurai Jack: XCIV  Season 5, Episode 3

Samurai Jack deals with internal conflict, external bleeding, and eventual fighting.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:21 AM - 5 comments

FEUD: More, or Less  Season 1, Episode 4

As the premiere of Baby Jane approaches, rumors of "flop" are flying around Hollywood. But though critics end up divided about it, the picture becomes a huge hit with the public. The director and stars, though, struggle with how to turn any of that success into future projects. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 8:19 AM - 8 comments

Star Wars Rebels: Twin Suns  Season 3, Episode 20

Reacting to a vision of Maul, Ezra defies Hera and Kanan to travel to a remote planet in hopes of stopping the former Sith lord.
posted by zarq at 8:15 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Tattoo  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 9

I'm not saying that it was aliens... but it was aliens. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:33 AM - 12 comments

The Originals: No Quarter  Season 4, Episode 2

As usual those who should know better claim that 'Family trumps all'.... except when it blatantly doesn't. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 5:25 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Movie: Nocturnal Animals

A wealthy art gallery owner (Amy Adams) is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale from director Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. [more inside]
posted by Zonker at 4:54 AM - 5 comments

The Walking Dead: Something They Need  Season 7, Episode 15

A group of Alexandrians begin a journey to secure weapons. At the Sanctuary, Negan attempts to recruit a new member.
posted by cfoxhi at 2:29 AM - 9 comments

Book: Outcast by Kirkman & Azaceta Book One

This hardcover features the first twelve issues of the hit comic book series, along with covers and a sketchbook, in one oversized hardcover volume. [more inside]
posted by KMH at 1:37 AM - 1 comment

March 26

RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh. My. Gaga!  Season 9, Episode 1

Lady Gaga meets the new queens competing for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar" and the 13 new queens compete in the Miss Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent pageant. And of course, there's a twist or two .... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:16 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 94 - The Brian Johnstown Massacre (3/26/17)

From the official description:
In our last show of the Pittsburgh Era, we reunite with Jacob Bacharach (@jakebackpack) to talk Scott Adams, hypnosis, the time he met Glenn Beck, and whether Dilbert has fucked.
I haven't listened yet but I remember reading a Dilbert collection where Adams noted that Dilbert has fucked, and that in the next panel his tie appeared flaccid instead of with its usual signature curl.
posted by grobstein at 3:40 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Life

Six astronauts aboard the International Space Station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life - the first example of life beyond Earth. The crew's research methods end up having unintended consequences. [more inside]
posted by gemmy at 9:36 AM - 9 comments

March 25

Grace and Frankie: The Art Show  Season 3, Episode 1

Grace and Frankie attempt to get a bank loan to kickstart the production of their new vibrator company: Vybrant. Frankie's art show is a hit, but is rife with family tensions and minor dramas.
posted by infinitewindow at 12:45 PM - 4 comments

Book: Sourcery

Book 5 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 6:36 AM - 6 comments

March 24

Grimm: Zerstörer Shrugged  Season 6, Episode 12

The prophecy that was uncovered comes to pass when a dark force arrives in Portland with its eyes set on Diana... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:47 PM - 14 comments

Underground: Ache  Season 2, Episode 3

Unbearable complications threaten to break both Ernestine and Rosalee's will to live. Patty Canon shares a thought on her legacy: "You can't make a legend out of the truth."
posted by filthy light thief at 7:41 AM - 2 comments

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 5

Archer & Armstrong are going to war with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D Corps! [more inside]
posted by KMH at 7:11 AM - 0 comments

March 23

Hap and Leonard: Ticking Mojo  Season 2, Episode 2

Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. Odd clues bring Hap and Leonard to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:40 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: PILOT: The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2, Chapter 1

Happy #MaxFunDrive, to celebrate, we're giving you a sneak peak at our next project, a narrative, non-fiction prestige podcast about how we got into Trolls 2. This is not a goof. The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2. Music: Underscore Orkestra, "Troll of the Mountain Swing"
posted by kmz at 3:05 PM - 7 comments

The Expanse: The Weeping Somnambulist  Season 2, Episode 9

Avasarala questions Draper as conspiracies unravel on Earth. The Rocinante crew attempts to avert a disaster. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 11:49 AM - 55 comments

Humans: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

Niska attempts to sacrifice herself to get synths legal standing. The older synths face various trials and tribulations, while newer synths and humans are added to the fray. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:24 AM - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 59. Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour - Part Two

Our heroes are out of time, out of options, out of places to hide. The holes in their history are starting to fill in; but are they going to like the answers they receive? We're almost caught up, now. Taako fights his fears. Merle loses faith. Magnus hears music.
posted by Tevin at 10:30 AM - 18 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ANGELS REVENGE  Season 6, Episode 22

aka Angels' Brigade. "They're Blow You Away!" Seven young women in skintight clothes unconvincingly battle right-wing militia and neighborhood drug dealers. An obvious knockoff of Charlie's Angels, the slime just drips off this movie. In addition to Jim Backus (Misters Howell and Magoo), this movie also has Alan Hale Jr. (The Skipper!), a return appearance by Jack Palance, and also Pat "Mr. Haney" Buttram, Peter Lawford and Arthur Godfrey as himself. This one hurts. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered March 11, 1995. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:30 AM - 11 comments

Book: Gotham Central Omnibus

Gotham's Finest work around the clock to not only keep the world's most psychotic criminals off the street, but also cleaning up the mess left behind by Batman's one-man war on crime.
posted by KMH at 9:03 AM - 3 comments

Book: Archer & Armstrong Vol. 1

After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family's sect - locate and kill the fun-loving, hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong!
posted by KMH at 8:57 AM - 3 comments

The Magicians: Lesser Evils  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 9

Dean Fogg and Professor Lipson attempt to rid Quentin of Alice's Niffin but he refuses to let Alice go. Meanwhile, with magic fading in Fillory, Eliot agrees to a risky duel with King Idri of Loria, in lieu of a war, in the hopes that it will gain the respect of the Fillorians in the process, while Margo makes a deal to fix the wellspring. Julia, Penny and Kady locate Reynard's son in an effort to lure Reynard to them. Not everything goes according to the various plans. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:09 AM - 7 comments

The Magicians: Lesser Evils  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 9

Dean Fogg and Professor Lipson attempt to rid Quentin of Alice's Niffin but he refuses to let Alice go. Meanwhile, with magic fading in Fillory, Eliot agrees to a risky duel with King Idri of Loria, in lieu of a war, in the hopes that it will gain the respect of the Fillorians in the process, while Margo makes a deal to fix the wellspring. Julia, Penny and Kady locate Reynard's son in an effort to lure Reynard to them. Not everything goes according to the various plans. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:06 AM - 11 comments

Trial & Error: An Unwelcome Distraction  Season 1, Episode 4

A new suspect ends up in a coma.
posted by drezdn at 5:55 AM - 6 comments

Trial & Error: The Other Man  Season 1, Episode 3

The defense team learns a shocking secret about Larry's wife.
posted by drezdn at 5:51 AM - 0 comments

Arrow: Kapiushon  Season 5, Episode 17

Prometheus goes to great lengths to break Oliver. Meanwhile, in the flashbacks, Anatoly becomes worried about Oliver's increasingly violent tendencies. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:45 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Persistence of Vision  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 8

Or: "A Little Doctor Goes a Long Way" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:25 AM - 13 comments

March 22

Legion: Chapter 7  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 7

David tries to find a way out of his predicament. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:28 PM - 43 comments

Book: Stamped from the Beginning

Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. [more inside]
posted by soplerfo at 12:33 PM - 1 comment

Book: Book: Parable of the Sower

When unattended environmental and economic crises lead to social chaos, not even gated communities are safe. In a night of fire and death Lauren Olamina, a minister's young daughter, loses her family and home and ventures out into the unprotected American landscape. But what begins as a flight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny... and the birth of a new faith. [more inside]
posted by chainsofreedom at 10:47 AM - 13 comments

Elementary: The Ballad of Lady Frances  Season 5, Episode 17

The police call in Holmes and Watson to consult on a homicide "heard" by a cutting edge gunshot detection system when they can't find any tangible evidence that a crime was committed. [more inside]
posted by CMcG at 8:12 AM - 5 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Fellowship of the Spear  Season 2, Episode 15

The Legends devise a plan to retrieve the last remaining fragments of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:26 AM - 8 comments

March 21

The Americans: The Midges  Season 5, Episode 3

Stan and Aderholt can't seem to make any new friends, Alexei bowls and complains about Russia, Mischa's travel plans hit a snag, Paige practices rubbing her fingers together, Oleg investigates suspect tangerines, and Philip and Elizabeth get into cowboy cosplay. Also: MARTHA. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 11:49 PM - 24 comments

The Flash: Duet  Season 3, Episode 17

Barry and his team are surprised when Mon-El and Hank Henshaw arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl who was whammied by the Music Meister... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:28 PM - 14 comments

Bates Motel: Dreams Die First  Season 5, Episode 5

Norman attempts to piece together Mother's movements. In Seattle, Dylan and Emma confront an ugly truth, while Sam's girlfriend Marion makes a spur-of-the-moment decision with far-reaching consequences.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:14 PM - 2 comments

Iron Fist: Immortal Emerges from Cave  Season 1, Episode 6

Danny receives an invitation like no other. Colleen and Claire face a difficult choice. A worried Joy confronts her brother. [more inside]
posted by Jugwine at 2:16 PM - 8 comments

Iron Fist: Mystical Kung Fu Technique  Season 1 (Full Season)

Danny Rand returns to New York City, after being presumed dead for 15 years, to reclaim his family company. When a threat emerges, Rand must choose between his family's legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist. [more inside]
posted by P.o.B. at 12:14 PM - 47 comments

Movie: Kong: Skull Island

A team of scientists explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, venturing into the domain of the mighty Kong, and must fight to escape a primal Eden. [more inside]
posted by FJT at 11:15 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 92 - No. 1 In Heaven (3/20/17)

The boys celebrate one year of Chapo by revisiting great past moments on the show with History of the World: Part I-style reenactments. Then they go on and reenact moments from The Ricky Gervase Show, WTF with Marc Maron, Serial, HBO's The Jinx, and more.
posted by grobstein at 9:26 AM - 0 comments

Homeland: Sock Puppets  Season 6, Episode 9

Carrie catches a break. Keane makes a plan. Max goes undercover. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 9:16 AM - 3 comments

The Originals: Gather Up The Killers  First Watch   Season 4, Episode 1

A time jump finds Hayley still in hiding, Marcel finding that 'Heavy is the head that wears the crown' and a mysterious occult / witch-magic threat looming in New Orleans. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 8:36 AM - 0 comments

Girls: Full Disclosure  Season 6, Episode 6

Marnie tries to convince Desi to follow through with their planned gig at her mother friend's birthday party; Hannah gets advice on an important decision from her father and his new partner; Elijah helps a co-worker run lines for an audition. [more inside]
posted by lunasol at 8:25 AM - 9 comments

FEUD: Mommie Dearest  Season 1, Episode 3

Motherhood is the theme this week, as Joan's disciplinarian approach with her children is contrasted with Bette's attempt to aid her daughter with her first appearance in a movie. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 5:39 AM - 4 comments

Iron Fist: Under Leaf Pluck Lotus  Season 1, Episode 5

An insidious new drug hits New York. Danny recruits Colleen for the fight, and Claire discovers that credit cards can have many uses. [more inside]
posted by Jugwine at 5:02 AM - 5 comments

Supergirl: Star-Crossed  Season 2, Episode 16

Supergirl goes on high alert when a new villain comes to National City. In other events, Winn's new girlfriend gets him in trouble with the law and the Music Meister attacks*. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:50 AM - 5 comments

March 20

Iron Fist: Eight Diagram Dragon Palm  Season 1, Episode 4

Danny makes a shocking discovery and a radical pricing proposal. Colleen's extracurricular activities go viral, and Ward issues a stern warning. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 9:36 PM - 6 comments

Movie: The Devils

In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. [more inside]
posted by naju at 7:52 PM - 4 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump's Budget Proposal, Bolivian Traffic Zebras  Season 4, Episode 6

Over the past 10,080 minutes....
  • "President Trump, two words that continue to sound bad together, like 'Horse Pope,' or 'Dr. Oz.'" Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time, whom he denigrated often on the campaign trail. He refused to shake her hand, which was almost as weird as that hand-pull thing he does when he shakes hands.
  • Trump also doubled-down on claims that Obama tapped his phones, claiming as a source a "talented legal mind" on Fox who turned out to be noted conspiracy theorist Judge Andrew Napolitano. Even Fox News backed away from the claim. Fareed Zakaria described Trump's behavior on CNN by using the word "bullshit" and variants of it several times.
  • And Now: Morning News Shows Celebrating St. Patrick's Day Literally The Only Way They Know How.
  • Main story: The Federal Budget and Trump's plans for it, which are predictably terrible.
  • And Now: A Special St. Patrick's Day Moment From Fox & Friends.
  • Finally... Bolivian Traffic Zebras. Bolivian Traffic Zebras. People in Zebra costumes helping traffic in Bolivia. Oliver asks, what situations wouldn't be made better by a helpful person in a zebra costume, and answers: nothing. To this end, LWT has posted green screen footage of a dancing zebra to their YouTube channel, for the use and wonder of all.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 4:32 PM - 4 comments