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September 16

MasterChef: Finale  Season 5, Ep 18
The final three is narrowed to two, and then a winner is crowned. The prize is $250,000, a cookbook deal, and the MasterChef trophy.
posted by cribcage at 9:25 AM - 3 comments

After being confronted by Audrey about his involvement with Laura and One Eyed Jack's, Ben is brought in for questioning. Shelly and Bobby begin to face the disappointing reality of life with Leo. Nadine is terrible. The killer strikes again... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 7:52 AM - 2 comments

Alison impersonates Sarah to help her with Kira while Sarah encounters the person responsible for the deaths of other clones.
posted by Pendragon at 6:37 AM - 2 comments

Under the Dome: Turn  Season 2, Ep 12
The Dome continues contracting; Melanie's life hangs in the balance; Barbie makes an appeal; Pauline paints a vision. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 6:36 AM - 2 comments

September 15

Two old friends go to spy on a new table tennis champ at a rival high school, but meanwhile their own team is falling apart. This is the first episode of the most recent anime series by Masaaki Yuasa, who recently guest directed the Adventure Time episode Food Chain. US distributor Funimation has put the entire series on YouTube, so watch this episode there! More, spoiler-free information about the series inside. [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla at 5:27 PM - 0 comments

Houdini: Part 1 & 2  Season 1, Ep 1
Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 3:04 PM - 2 comments

Meet LA State Police Criminal Investigation Division Detectives Martin Eric 'Marty' Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Spencer 'Rust' Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), both retired from the force, as they each sit down with State CID detectives in 2012 to go over an old homicide case of theirs from 1995 that has mysteriously resurfaced. As Nic Pizzolatto's story seeps slowly out of director Cary Joji Fukunaga's vision of their recollections, dank and withered and burned out hollow, the tale of occult, ritual, (iconic, planned) murder emerges from the jungle of coastal Louisiana like so much aluminum-tinged smoke and ash. People out here, it's like they don’t even know the outside world exists. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 2:58 PM - 2 comments

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:00 AM - 5 comments

Cult Film Club: Recruited by an intelligence agency, outstanding martial arts student Bruce Lee participates in a brutal karate tournament hosted by the evil Han. Along with champions Roper and Williams, he uncovers Han's white slavery and drug trafficking ring located on a secret island fortress. In the exciting climax, hundreds of freed prisoners fight in an epic battle with Lee and Han locked in a deadly duel. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber at 11:00 AM - 9 comments

In the season finale there's a lot of lies and a lot of love (more lies). The family tries to stay away from carbs, as well as the prosecution's lie-detector. Meanwhile Kitty tries to take over the company, Lindsay gets into beads, GOB gets into bees.
posted by bjrn at 11:00 AM - 3 comments

The NFL is embroiled in controversy for their handling of player Ray Rice's assault on his wife. ISIS prompts yet another American military intervention in Iraq (2m). Olive Garden comes under fire from activist hedge fund for poor practices, including not using salt to boil pasta water to prolong pot life. Scotland votes on independence from the United Kingdom (15m). Newscasters misidentify photographs as selfies. A record of companies misappropriating Twitter hashtags and memes to try to look important and socially-conscious, featuring the hashtag #WeUnderstandThatAsCorporateEntities​OurPresenceInCertainDiscussionsIsNotAlwaysRequired​SoWeWillStriveToLimitOurActivities​ToJustSellingyouShit.
posted by JHarris at 5:44 AM - 5 comments

September 14

The Strain: Loved Ones  Season 1, Ep 10
Wherein we follow F on his quest to find his ex-wife as well as Vasiliy and Bargain Basement Girl with a Dragon Tattoo on their quest to get killed. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:31 PM - 39 comments

Masters learns of a rival study; Virginia wants to find a cure for Masters' difficulties; Libby canvases a tenement for a rent strike; Barbara and Lester connect over their shared disfunctions.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:31 PM - 2 comments

The Wire: Bad Dreams  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11
As much as they'd like to continue investigating the sprawling criminal activities of the (still largely unknown) Greek, The Detail's hand is forced and with the help of the FBI they break down all the doors they know, gathering evidence and suspects. Valchek finally gets to participate in a very special perp walk. Sobotka eventually visits Ziggy, after a stop at the union hall and a quick trip downtown. Lieutenant Daniels and Omar Little dash off to deliver very personal messages to Landsman and Mouzone, respectively. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 8:31 PM - 8 comments

Walt returns to work. Skinny Pete gets ripped off and when Jesse steps in to "handle it," he gets more than he bargained for. Skyler finally gets to thank Gretchen for paying for Walt’s treatment. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:16 PM - 10 comments

Olivia gets into a car crash with a shifty character, while Water makes a custard for Peter's birthday. Broyles works for the FBI and the team waits for the fabric of the universe to come apart. We get storytime with Charlie Francis too. Also, Shakespeare gets butchered. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:16 PM - 6 comments

Saazbaum starts his assault on UE HQ with his landing castle. Saazbaum himself leads the charge as Saazbaum's troops decimate UE forces to find and kill Asseylum. Edelrittuo and Rayet manage to get Asseylum onto the Deucalion. The plan is to deliver Asseylum to Saazbaum's landing castle so she can forcibly shut down its Aldnoah drive.
posted by needled at 4:52 PM - 5 comments

Mad Men: The Fog  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 5
Betty and Don deal with Sally. Pete pursues a new angle in business.
posted by tracicle at 9:35 AM - 7 comments

Capt. Jack Randall's arrival creates tension during Claire's meeting with a British general.
posted by tracicle at 9:35 AM - 7 comments

Capt. Jack Randall's arrival creates tension during Claire's meeting with a British general.
posted by tracicle at 9:35 AM - 8 comments

While the crew hunts down a Venusian mobster, Spike meets Rocco Bonnaro, who is on the run from that same mobster the crew is tracking. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:35 AM - 1 comment

Jessica is shocked when the stars of a visiting Russian ballet defect with the help of her friend and fellow Cabot Cove resident Leo Peterson. In the confusion following the performance and defection, Russian security officer Serge Berensky is stabbed to death in the defectors' dressing room. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:35 AM - 3 comments

An absolute rip-off of The Walking Dead, of course. So what happens? Zombies bite people, they turn. Survivors run. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 9:35 AM - 9 comments

September 13

Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 2:05 PM - 11 comments

Doctor Who: Listen  Season 8, Ep 4
The Doctor goes in search of whatever it is that's under the bed when we wake up, terrified, at night. This takes him, and Clara, into Danny Pink's childhood, to the end of the Universe and a barn in the distant past where a frightened boy is trying to sleep. Meanwhile, Clara has several shots at the same date with Danny. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier at 12:52 PM - 62 comments

The Knick has budget problems. Barrow fixes his personal money problems. Thackery does more coke and another patient dies on him. Edwards uses the silver thread in his watch on a patient. Like old-time royalty, a rich person in 1920s NYC had a servant to wipe their ass. (Maybe this still happens, though. Inquiring minds would like to know!) [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 11:18 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Miri  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9
The Enterprise discovers an exact duplicate of Earth, where the only survivors of a deadly man-made plague are some of the planet's impossibly old children. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 10:56 AM - 7 comments

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:09 AM - 6 comments

Real Humans: "Make Haste"  Season 1, Ep 8
Thanks to Inger’s efforts Leo is kept alive and the both of them get a chance to talk. The room is decidedly bug-proof but Inger records their conversation with her phone. Leo reveals that Mimi is something special and pleads Inger to keep her save and to convey some information from him. On her way home the phone gets stolen. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats at 8:01 AM - 1 comment

Real Humans: "Blind Love"  Season 1, Ep 7
The episode starts with an attempted rape of Anita for which Tobbe takes revenge with a baseball bat. Inger meets Leo for the first time, realizes that he and Anita share the same tattoo and suspects there must be more to the story. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats at 8:01 AM - 13 comments

September 12

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:21 PM - 23 comments

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:21 PM - 3 comments

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:21 PM - 2 comments

An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:58 PM - 7 comments

A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 6:58 PM - 2 comments

While Bartlet gets ready for a town-hall meeting with college students, several staff members are concerned about a downed U.S. plane in the Iraqi desert. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:40 AM - 8 comments

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:37 AM - 11 comments

The Last Temptation of Number Six. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine at 9:42 AM - 5 comments

Steven accidentally releases a centipeetle from its containment bubble and discovers a softer side to the acid-spewing arthropod-shaped thing.
posted by Small Dollar at 8:00 AM - 3 comments

Project Runway: Rainway  Season 13, Ep 8
The designers are given two days to create avant-garde styles to walk Project Runway's first-ever "rainway".
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:00 AM - 50 comments

"The affair between Mary Jane and Andre develops a strain on his marriage. Mary Jane ponders about her future -- and if it should include Andre. Meanwhile, Kara and Mary Jane are faced with creative differences when Kara decides to revamp Mark's show. A woman from Paul, Sr.'s past makes an attempt to move in on him after learning about Helen's health condition." Wikipedia
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:28 AM - 1 comment

September 11

Hannibal: Potage  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3
The Murder Family visit the Hobbs house. Hilarity ensues.
posted by tel3path at 5:15 PM - 33 comments

Gravity Falls: Sock Opera  Season 2, Ep 4
Mabel attempts to make the perfect sock puppet show to impress her new crush, meanwhile Dipper tries to find out the password to the laptop in the bunker, while an old friend wants to make a deal with him.
posted by Pendragon at 2:59 PM - 4 comments

Doctor Who: Bad Wolf  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12
The Doctor, Rose, and Jack Harkness find themselves separated, waking up with temporary amnesia in various mid 2000's television game shows. The Doctor finds himself in a Big Brother house hosted by the Davinadroid, Rose ends up on the set of The Weakest Link hosted by Anne Droid, and Jack wakes up facing two female androids who offer to give him a makeover on a show similar to What Not to Wear. This won't date badly, not at all. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 1:02 PM - 6 comments

Ziggy continues to wreak havoc but this time his unchecked impulsiveness takes him over the line and into a lot of trouble. Trouble that spreads and pools and spatters on everyone. – Valchek is pissed and brings in the Feds to assist the Detail. The Feds assist the Detail, and Valchek is pissed. – Just as Stringer's off-brand plan goes into effect, Brother Mouzone arrives to enforce the status quo and so Bodie and crew begin to understand the nature of the new arrangements. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 1:02 PM - 3 comments

Tensions and bills mount at the White household. Hank makes progress at work, but struggles with some residual effects from his encounter with Tuco. Jesse takes charge and assembles a crew of dealers to get their product out on the streets. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:31 AM - 7 comments

Jack returns home to find Amy in bed, but she doesn't seem to be herself. Meanwhile, young Madison continues her pilgrimage to Seattle. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 7:36 AM - 6 comments

September 10

Past halfway in their baking marathon and the remaining six bakers face three European cakes. For their signature challenge the bakers are asked to bake yeast-leavened cakes; a tricky cross between cake and bread that sees some of the bakers opting out of Europe… [more inside]
posted by mumkin at 7:05 PM - 5 comments

When the owner of a mannequin shop helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, suppressed desires come to the surface. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:18 PM - 5 comments

Twin Peaks: Demons  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 6
Bobby and Shelly receive some disappointing news, Ben and Josie make a deal, Leland returns to work and the One Armed Man finally speaks. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 5:30 PM - 3 comments

A lighthearted Cold War spy thriller, Hopscotch follows the retirement of the most dangerous man in the world, CIA field agent Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau). At odds with his new boss and desk assignment, the wily Kendig is ready to hang up his spook, settle down with an old flame, and write his memoirs. But the Company, the FBI, and the KGB would prefer he not spill the beans, and will do everything in their power to shut him up and lock him down... with hilarious results. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 1:07 PM - 21 comments

MasterChef: Top 4 compete  Season 5, Ep 17
It's down to four, and the penultimate episode begins with a "battle of the sexes" competition. [more inside]
posted by jbickers at 10:37 AM - 3 comments

It's the most wonderful time of the ANTM season- makeovers!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:15 AM - 19 comments

While the staff awaits the results of a poll on the President's popularity, Joey Lucas and Josh don't see eye-to-eye on an issue, and Sam's friend graduates from law school. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:03 AM - 5 comments

When Jessica visits her Kansas relatives, her niece Carol Donovan and her husband, police detective Lieutenant Bert Donovan, she is invited by theme park magnate "Horrible" Horatio Baldwin to discuss the potential for another horror theme park, based on the works of JB Fletcher. Jess firmly turns down his project, but Horatio says he'll get her to change her mind. Shortly after, Horatio is found dead in his office, which is locked ... from the inside. Was it a suicide, or a tricky bit of misdirection? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:18 AM - 4 comments

Gene and Don cross paths. Peggy is looking for a roommate. A wealthy new client has very high hopes.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:00 AM - 10 comments

September 9

Black Jesus' weed crop fails and rent is due, but there's something strange about the tomatoes grown in the community garden. [more inside]
posted by edeezy at 8:44 PM - 0 comments

Wyatts, Bellas and Vipers, oh my! Plus an appearance by the NXT kids and Jerry Springer. Yes, Jerry Springer. [more inside]
posted by kimberussell at 4:14 PM - 12 comments

As Coop finds Audrey's long lost secret message, he decides to stage a raid on One-Eyed Jack's. Bobby and Shelly scheme as Leo returns home. The roadhouse becomes an ad-hoc courtroom for Leland's trial. Donna makes a deal with Harold. Nadine experiences a homecoming. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 7:23 AM - 10 comments

This is the pilot episode of Being Mary Jane that followed up on the successful tv movie pilot (considered Episode 0 by Wikipedia). The episode follows up on events from that pilot film, but also recaps things well in case you haven't seen it: "Mary Jane Paul—all dimples and curves—is the daughter of a wealthy airline executive. She’s the star of “Talk Back with Mary Jane Paul,” a show that resembles Melissa Harris-Perry’s: it’s a mix of hard news and life-style pieces, and it has turned Mary Jane into a role model for other black women. Her home life, naturally, is a wreck." [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:06 AM - 4 comments