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March 1

Spaced: Chaos  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

This episodes sees a major test of Tim and Daisy's friendship: Daisy mistrusts Tim after he loses Colin on late-night walkies. Can Tim redeem himself? Will Brian come back in one piece (you know the piece I mean)? And will Colin the dog ever go on walkies with Tim again? Pass me a Bourbon... [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 3:14 PM - 0 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: The Shunning  Season 1, Ep 3

Louis urges the family to make new friends at a neighborhood block party, but Jessica must choose between a budding friendship and neighborhood gossip that might be bad for Cattleman's Ranch Steakhouse. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to earn respect from other kids in the neighborhood. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:35 AM - 1 comment

Saturday Night Live: Dakota Johnson/Alabama Shakes  Season 40, Ep 14

Dakota Johnson from "Fifty Shades of Grey" hosts for the first time. [more inside]
posted by inturnaround at 9:43 AM - 3 comments

Samurai Champloo: Hellhounds for Hire (Part 2) (Tacit Understanding 2)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

Mugen, Jin, and Fuu reunite, as the struggle between the Nagatomi Gang and the established Kawara Gang grows more intense, due to actions by Sousuke Kawara. The leaders of the gangs decide to gamble using dice (Chō-Han) in order to settle the struggle and settle the fate of their struggle to control the contested territory. Who will come out on top? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:24 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 63 - There Is No Part 1: Part 2

An exciting conclusion to the day-long Sand Golem saga at City Hall. Plus, repairs at the bowling alley, Children's Fun Fact Science Corner, and who won that auction? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:11 AM - 1 comment

Aldnoah.Zero: The Light of Day (The Price of Honor)  Season 1, Ep 20

Trapped by three Vers Knights working in concert, UFE squads retreat thanks to a daring intervention from the Deucalion. Mazuurek holds a personal audience with the disguised Lemrina, asking her questions about Earth. He then maneuvers to enter Slaine's landing castle while Slaine is absent and questions Edelrittuo. Lemrina is increasingly distressed with her role in Slaine's life. [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:19 AM - 2 comments

Mad Men: Field Trip  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

Don takes an impromptu trip. Betty has lunch with a friend. Harry lobbies for a cause. The partners consider a questionable asset.
posted by tracicle at 7:08 AM - 1 comment

Fortitude: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

The truth about what happened to Charlie Stoddart is revealed. Or is it? If we’ve learned anything about Fortitude, it’s trust no one, believe nothing you’re told. Air date: Feb 26, 2015 [more inside]
posted by TWinbrook8 at 5:43 AM - 1 comment

February 28

House of Cards: Chapter 28  Season 3, Ep 2

Claire's U.N. bid runs into trouble. Frank fights off mutiny with a bold address to the country. [more inside]
posted by zix at 11:18 PM - 10 comments

Vikings: The Wanderer  Season 3, Ep 2

The farmers settle in at Wessex, politics complicate the situation in Hedeby, and dreams trouble the women left behind in Kategat. [more inside]
posted by suelac at 11:16 PM - 2 comments

Black Sails: XIV  Season 2, Ep 6

Eleanor negotiates for peace; Rackham learns a lesson the hard way while his new crew waits to see if he'll make the cut; Flint breaks a promise; Bonny loses control.
posted by Catblack at 9:46 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Gosford Park

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 9:19 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Stuff You Should Know: How Hot Wheels Work

If you're an American who had a childhood, you probably have some nostalgia for Hot Wheels. Get your engines revved for this trip down memory lane as we discuss these fun and iconic toys.
posted by bq at 8:04 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Stuff You Should Know: Is there treasure on Oak Island?

Off Nova Scotia, the tiny spit of land called Oak Island has been host to waves of treasure hunters for more than 200 years. Some of them lost their lives in the search for a treasure reputedly buried in a deep pit. But is anything really there?
posted by bq at 8:01 PM - 2 comments

Hindsight: Square One  Season 1, Ep 2

Becca's parents are angry, Sean is heartbroken, and her new self-appointed position as VP of Simon's company isn't all it was cracked up to be. As if things weren't confusing enough, Becca shares a moment with a familiar face.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:44 PM - 1 comment

Banshee: All the Wisdom I Got Left  Season 3, Ep 8

Lucas and Brock head to Louisiana and the infamous Underground fight club in search of Chayton. Stowe pieces together details about the Camp Genoa heist, and who might be responsible. Burton’s torment turns to resolve. Sugar looks to repay an old boxing debt. Rebecca’s initiatives put Proctor and Emily in harm’s way.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:42 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: Legalhosen

How many socks is TOO many socks? [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead at 4:45 PM - 4 comments

Shameless (US): El Gran Cañon  Season 3, Ep 1

Frank is stuck in Mexico without a passport. Debbie is the only who seems to care that Frank has been missing for 137 days. She’s made a shrine to him with a bottle of Old Style beer. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen at 3:42 PM - 2 comments

Helix: Cross Pollination   Season 2, Ep 7

Alan deals with the events of last night, Peter gets a roommate, Anne grows a little bit, Sarah becomes a babysitter, Amy gets a promotion and Michael decides to start over.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:43 AM - 3 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Home Sweet Home-School  Season 1, Ep 2

When the boys all get high marks in school, Jessica tries to get them moved into gifted programs but the school doesn't have them. She then considers enrolling them in a Chinese Learning Center (CLC), but there are none in the area. Wanting to get Jessica and her incessant micromanaging away from the restaurant, Louis convinces her to home-school the kids. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:37 AM - 4 comments

Murder, She Wrote: The Corpse Flew First Class  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 12

Jessica is jetting off to England for some research, when she literally bumps into Errol Pogson, who was with the Scotland Yard three years earlier when Jessica was doing more research. The hand of fate that pushed them back together was a paparazzi who dashed into the VIP lounge at the airport to snap candid shots of Sonny Greer, who was on her way with her bodyguard to the Royal Gala, with her Empress Catherine necklace. While in transit, the necklace is stolen, and her bodyguard dies. Can Jessica solve the case before they get to England?
posted by filthy light thief at 7:28 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Jumanji

Jumanji! When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. [more inside]
posted by leesh at 7:17 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: The Changeling  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 3

A powerful artificially intelligent Earth probe, with a murderously twisted imperative, comes aboard the Enterprise and confuses Capt. Kirk as his creator. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 6:49 AM - 4 comments

The Amazing Race: I've Got The Smartest Dude  Season 26, Ep 2

10 teams head from Tokyo to Nagano on a race around the world. [more inside]
posted by julen at 6:27 AM - 10 comments

February 27

Glee: Child Star  Season 6, Ep 9

It's finally time to actually get to know the new Glee club kids, and I'm finding that I like 'em. Even Spencer. In other news, everyone performs at a bar mitzvah of a kid who's a pint-sized boy version of Rachel. Except brattier. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:27 PM - 1 comment

12 Monkeys: The Keys  Season 1, Ep 7

Cole, Dr. Railly and Aaron strive to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:06 PM - 3 comments

House of Cards: Chapter 27  Season 3, Ep 1

Frank wants to introduce an ambitious jobs program, while Claire sets her sights on the United Nations.
posted by zix at 7:33 PM - 17 comments

Movie: The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage is a Spanish language horror film produced by Guillermo Del Toro, and directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. It is the story of a woman returning to her childhood home—an orphanage—with her husband and adopted son, intending to reopen the facility. [more inside]
posted by GrumpyDan at 6:47 PM - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 7

While the King is away hunting wild boar, Ned reveals Jon Arryn's discovery to Queen Cersei and suggests she leave the city before Robert returns. In response to his son Tyrion's capture, Tywin, the Lannister patriarch, orders Jamie to attack Riverrun, Lady Catelyn Stark's childhood home. The King returns, badly injured. Jon Snow and Sam Tarley take their vows and become members of the Night's Watch. Across the Narrow Sea, Ser Jorah receives a pardon from Varys. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 12:43 PM - 2 comments

Archer: The Kanes  Season 6, Ep 8

Lana takes Sterling and AJ to visit her parents in Berkeley.
posted by Small Dollar at 11:59 AM - 14 comments

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Thinking she knows the identity of the killer, Susan returns with the police, only to find him gone. [more inside]
posted by isthmus at 11:21 AM - 0 comments

Survivor: It's Survivor Warfare  Season 30, Ep 1

Season 30 begins with eighteen new players who are divided into three tribes according to their occupations (White Collar, Blue Collar, No Collar) as they attempt to become the lone survivor and claim the million dollar prize. [more inside]
posted by St. Hubbins at 10:46 AM - 9 comments

The Blacklist: The Deer Hunter (No. 93)  Season 2, Ep 13

Agent Keen investigates a cannibalistic serial killer, but encounters heat from the detective investigating the murder of the DC harbormaster. Red follows up with Fitch's contact from the safe.
posted by Small Dollar at 10:45 AM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Maximum Capacity  Season 1, Ep 43

Greg and Amethyst end up binge-watching their favorite old sitcom Li'l Butler instead of cleaning out Greg's storage locker.
posted by Small Dollar at 10:18 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: TLDR: #47 - JebBushforPresident.com

A look at a pair of unlikely domain squatters. [more inside]
posted by radioamy at 9:44 AM - 0 comments

Adventure Time: Diary  Season 6, Ep 30

Jake's son T.V. finds a diary and a mystery.
posted by drezdn at 6:32 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: Sawbones: The Four Humors

This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin wear a Taz T-shirt in a mall fashion show. Also, bile, blood and phlegm is discussed. Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers (http://thetaxpayers.net)
posted by drezdn at 5:43 AM - 1 comment

February 26

The Slap: Anouk  Season 1, Ep 3

Anouk argues with Rosie, then with her mother, who is one of those cosmopolitan seventies mothers who are pantsuited and prestigious and only want to be friends, not mothers. Rosie's accent wanders. [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena at 8:58 PM - 4 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 2  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

Four men in a room quickly filling with smoke: George Smiley, newly un-retired right-hand man to The Circus chief, Peter Guillam, disgraced head Scalphunter for The Circus, Oliver Lacon, Intelligence Service overseer, and Ricky Tarr, officially absent without leave, on the Wanted list, recently resurfaced Circus spook extraordinaire. Ricky has a story he thinks might change all their lives. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 7:13 PM - 2 comments

The Amazing Race: Great Way To Start A Relationship  Season 26, Ep 1

11 teams race from LA to Tokyo on the first leg of a race around the world. 6 teams features couples who have been dating anywhere from 8 months to 10 years; the other 5 features couple who first meet on the starting line, a twist the show refers to as a "blind date". [more inside]
posted by julen at 4:57 PM - 9 comments

The Mindy Project: Danny Castellano Is My Nutritionist  Season 3, Ep 17

Mindy and Danny pressure each other to be healthier in preparation for parenthood, the goal being for Mindy to eat less junk food and for Danny to quit smoking. The practice is busy and needs to hire an additional doctor, so they focus on impressing Dr. Phillips (Vanessa L. Williams), a glamorous former professor of Mindy's who is bored with retirement, initially dismissing Adrian Bergdahl (Dan Bakkedahl) and other old, frumpy white dudes.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:13 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Complete Guide to Everything: Toy Fair

This week Tim and Tom go to Toy Fair! But first, a frank discussion about how the subway tracks are cleaned, then it's on to Toy Fair! A place where they apparently don't give out free toys but will let you hurt yourself on a remote control skateboard if you ask them. We also try to solve a listener problem regarding an arranged marriage! [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 2:31 PM - 0 comments

The 100: Bodyguard of Lies  Season 2, Ep 14

Clarke and Lexa discuss what it means to be a leader while Bellamy works to complete his mission. Jaha? Well...
posted by vibratory manner of working at 10:03 AM - 13 comments

The Bletchley Circle: Cracking a Killer's Code, Part 2  Season 1, Ep 2

When Scotland Yard dismisses the women’s theories, they realize it’s up to them to stop the killer before he takes his next victim. They identify a suspect and use Lucy to lure him into a trap, but their plan goes badly awry and Lucy is assaulted. Shaken, the women take a different approach, contacting former war department members. Susan plans to meet with a psychiatrist whom she believes has helpful information, completely unaware of the danger that awaits her.
posted by isthmus at 9:51 AM - 3 comments

Arrow: Nanda Parbat  Season 3, Ep 15

Merlyn is captured by the League. Ray becomes obsessed with finishing the A.T.O.M. suit. [more inside]
posted by inturnaround at 7:46 AM - 14 comments

Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Resolve  Season 1, Ep 13

The Jedi Kanan, captured and in the hands of Grand Moff Tarkin and the Inquisitor, is tortured in an attempt to learn more about his rebel compatriots. The crew of the Ghost strive to discover Kanan's location so a rescue can be plotted and find themselves forced to put Chopper on a dangerous mission to gather potential intelligence to Kanan's whereabouts. Meanwhile, Ezra's broadcast to the galaxy has had an effect and unbeknownst to the young Jedi in training, he is becoming a symbol of hope for those who dream of rebellion. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:17 AM - 11 comments

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 154- PDX Carpet

Portlanders have a tradition when visiting their airport: taking a picture of their feet. It’s not to show off their shoes, but rather, what’s under them. They are documenting the famous PDX airport carpet. [more inside]
posted by ALongDecember at 7:12 AM - 1 comment

Nashville: Somebody Pick Up My Pieces  Season 3, Ep 14

Edgehill Records closes its doors and everyone has to deal with the fallout.
posted by drezdn at 6:56 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 8. Moonlighting - Chapter Two

Now that they can finally understand like, anything that anybody important is saying, our heroes seek employment in the Bureau of Balance. Merle brags about how smart he is. Taako accidentally encounters some life-changing intel. Magnus does horrible, horrible things to an automaton.
posted by drezdn at 4:49 AM - 3 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Southern Air Temple  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Aang, Sokka, and Katara visit the Southern Air Temple, where Aang discovers what being "the last airbender" really means, while Zuko and Iroh meet with Commander Zhao, who is very interested in learning what happened in the South Pole. Also, introducing Momo. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 4:42 AM - 15 comments

Broad City: "Citizen Ship"  Season 2, Ep 7

The gang crashes a boat party to celebrate Jaimé passing his citizenship test in style.
posted by travelwithcats at 4:18 AM - 7 comments

February 25

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Some Assembly Required  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Two students are graverobbing to create their own Bride of Frankenstein. The final part required? Cordelia's head.
posted by yellowbinder at 11:27 PM - 4 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: When She Was Bad  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 1

Buffy returns from a summer in LA, but she's got some personal demons to slay. A vampire cult hooks up with the Anointed in hopes of resurrecting The Master.
posted by yellowbinder at 11:23 PM - 5 comments

Empire: The Lyon's Roar  Season 1, Ep 8

Lucious juggles two women and lies and promises a bunch of shit and reneges. The family minus Andre get together to supposedly do Lucious's hit song "You're So Beautiful," the usual squabbling erupts. Andre tries to pimp out his wife and gets totally rejected by Dad and then reacts...poorly. Jamal sings his way out of that closet. Hakeem actually mans up and most of the time actually acts like a non-ass this week! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:05 PM - 9 comments

The Americans: Salang Pass  Season 3, Ep 5

Elizabeth arranges for new housing and career opportunities for her friend from AA, Martha and Clark consider enlarging their family, Paige shops for a new dress, Stan and Oleg discuss ways and means of reaching their common goal, and Philip and Kimmy spend a quiet night in. Soundtrack: A Flock of Seagulls.
posted by orange swan at 10:29 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LOST CONTINENT  Season 2, Ep 8

(1951, B&W, Lippert, Rock Climbing, Joker) "The INCREDIBLE speed of Atomic Power! The FANTASTIC Thrills of the prehistoric past!" A plane carrying important instruments vital to national defense crashes on top of a mountain, and so Our Heroes spend sevenbleen kadowsand years climbing it. In fact they're still climbing it now. Oh, and there's dinosaurs, enjoy! The infamous rock climbing episode, last seen in Joel's 2014 Turkey Day show, back for another round. Good luck with this one.... YouTube (1h37m) Original airdate uncertain; November 24, 1990? [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:57 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #14 The Art of Making and Fixing Mistakes

A social media mistake for the record books, and a quiet saint of Wikipedia.
posted by radioamy at 9:10 PM - 6 comments

Hindsight: PIlot  Season 1, Ep 1

On the eve of her second wedding, Becca Brady is having misgivings about her life. But most of all, she is missing her best friend, Lolly, whom she hasn't talked to in 10 years. When she goes to spend the night on the eve of her big day, she passes out in an elevator and wakes up on the morning of her first wedding, to Sean, in 1995. The universe has handed her a do-over. This is a funny, breezy dramedy for fans of Gilmore Girls or Felicity, with a soundtrack chockablock with 90s alt-radio hits.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:41 PM - 16 comments

Movie: They Live

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued, and that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:27 PM - 9 comments

Shameless (US): Fiona Interrupted  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

Lip is with Karen at the hospital, while the rest of the Gallagher siblings return home to see the kitchen spattered in blood from their mom’s suicide attempt. Fiona and Jimmy/Steve start making out and go to the bedroom, but they’re interrupted by a sad Debbie and Carl, who fall asleep in the bed. (This episode seems to be about interruption — see the title.) Sheila and Jody have brought home Karen’s baby. After Karen is released, she finds her baby and gives her mom an ultimatum: “Me or the baby.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen at 5:46 PM - 7 comments