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July 27

Defiance: This Woman's Work  Season 2, Ep 6
Stahma's rise to power runs headlong into the dogmatic views of Castithan patriarchy and the question arises, is it time for a Castithan feminist movement. Good Tommy surprisingly returns after an angry confrontation between him and Nolan over loyalty, and he finally discovers Irisa's secret. Meanwhile, the Earth Republic mayor is sent on a mission to recover an important piece of alien technology that has crashed near Defiance and forced to take Nolan along for his expertise. Lastly, Rafe suggests inviting Datak over for dessert. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 4:15 PM - 4 comments

Spike Spiegel and Jet Black, two down-on-their-luck bounty hunters, go to the Tijuana asteroid colony in pursuit of Asimov Solensan, a criminal who stole a cache of the dangerous drug Bloody-Eye from his former syndicate.
posted by Small Dollar at 2:08 PM - 6 comments

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Lovelorn songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) meets Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.
posted by jacquilynne at 12:46 PM - 5 comments

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. As the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish his true identity: oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Philip Seymour Hoffman's last starring role. Based on John le Carré's novel.
posted by scody at 11:27 AM - 0 comments

Don and Betty enjoy a family weekend together. Sterling Cooper staffers work double time to prepare for a last minute pitch meeting.
posted by tracicle at 11:27 AM - 12 comments

Friends reunite on the rescue craft, and wait for the ship helmed by XO Mizusaki to arrive to escort them to safety. Slaine decides not to reveal to Cruhteo that Princess Asseylum is still alive. Cruhteo orders another of his knights to eliminate all survivors in Shinawara. [more inside]
posted by needled at 11:27 AM - 6 comments

Columbo: Death By The Book  Season 1, Ep 1
A member of a mystery-writing team goes missing under mysterious circumstances. Directed by Stephen Spielberg. In 1997 TV Guide ranked this episode number 16 on its '100 Greatest Episodes of All Time' list.
posted by bleep at 6:25 AM - 3 comments

July 26

The starship Enterprise arrives at planet M-113 for routine medical exams of archaeologist Professor Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 6:56 PM - 5 comments

Monica! [more inside]
posted by John Cohen at 3:55 PM - 0 comments

July 25

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
posted by mathowie at 9:28 PM - 21 comments

Just before Bartlet is ready to name a Supreme Court nominee, he considers another possible candidate. Meanwhile, there are accusations of drug use among the staff. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 9:28 PM - 3 comments

Perhaps the last Legend of Korra episode to premier on live television, the peaceful sanctuary of Zhao Fu is shattered by an attempt to kidnap Korra by Zaheer and Company. As Lin expresses outrage over the failure of Suyin's Metal Clan to keep Korra safe, Suyin furiously hunts for an accomplice - the only way Zaheer's team could have infiltrated the city successfully. Also, Bolin and Opal bid a temporary farewell, they will always have kale.
posted by Atreides at 7:17 PM - 7 comments

Abracadaniel and the Ice King get some Wizards together for a road trip.
posted by drezdn at 11:45 AM - 13 comments

Project Runway returns for its thirteenth season. This first episode starts with eighteen designers showing their designs in a final audition. Fifteen designers move on to the first runway show, where fourteen of them will be in, and one of them will be out.
posted by Arbac at 11:32 AM - 23 comments

Utopia: Episode #2.3  Season 2, Ep 3
Arby and the gang are on the run from the Network, but Lee and Wilson Wilson are attempting to track them down in an unlikely partnership. The Network is still trying to get Hyde to talk, and meanwhile Dugdale is coming to terms with what his new role entails. [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder at 6:58 AM - 11 comments

Number Twelve is given the assignment of impersonating Number Six. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:58 AM - 11 comments

Michael delivers a speech about love that makes Marta realize she has feelings for him. George-Michael realizes that Maeby might not be his cousin. [more inside]
posted by freejinn at 6:58 AM - 7 comments

July 24

Inaho and his friends are holed up in their school, having been ordered by 2nd Lt. Marito to distract the Vers Kataphrakt while a rescue operation can be organized. Based on what he's observed first-hand of the Kataphrakt, Inaho comes up with a plan to fight back against it. [more inside]
posted by needled at 4:20 PM - 11 comments

The Top 16 Perform, with judges Nigel Lithgow, Mary Murphy, and guest judge Misty Copeland. Guest performance by Lucy Hale. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 5:32 AM - 13 comments

July 23

Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:03 PM - 55 comments

A two parter with Aliens of London the Doctor and Rose (and mickey the idiot) stop a coup d'etat of green farty aliens. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:47 PM - 10 comments

The Vers invasion has started. Vers landing castles crash into Earth cities, while the ones still in orbit destroy Earth communication links. Earth defense forces are overmatched against Vers weaponry. [more inside]
posted by needled at 2:30 PM - 10 comments

Triple H announces who will face John Cena at SummerSlam.
posted by Etrigan at 12:54 PM - 8 comments

After having a tough time getting George-Michael admitted to a private school, Michael hires an attractive publicist to change the family's image. [more inside]
posted by freejinn at 12:54 PM - 4 comments

Adele attempts to come to terms with Simon's "return" as things get emotionally complicated. Camille tries to restart her old life but discovers the situation at home has changed and is introduced to Pierre, an odd and charismatic figure who predicted The Return. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 12:53 PM - 1 comment

Trouble arises on the set of a commercial. Harry tries to gather support around a controversial sponsorship. Betty joins Don when he attempts to appease his clients with a friendly dinner.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 11:10 AM - 12 comments

Tactics shift on both sides after the raid. Pay-boxes and pagers are out, different wires go in. Baltimore PD continues to provide excellent health care for its C.I.s. Barksdale's crew is short on soldiers, which puts pawns in more important positions and sends back-row players out into battle. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 11:10 AM - 2 comments

July 22

Bob Hoskins stars as the hard drinking hard boiled detective investigating a convoluted case in Toon Town, in a groundbreaking combination of live action and animated film. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 8:55 PM - 21 comments

Major Crimes: Two Options  Season 3, Ep 7
The shooting deaths of an elderly couple in their home prompts the team to join forces with the Special Operations Bureau.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:55 PM - 5 comments

The Princess of Vers, Asseylum Vers Allusia, heads to earth on a peace mission. It has been 15 years since Heaven's Fall, when the moon was partially destroyed during a battle between the Earth Federation and the Vers Empire. [more inside]
posted by needled at 1:10 PM - 14 comments

Word leaks out that Bartlet and the Vice President clashed at a cabinet meeting; Mallory invites Sam to the opera; Leo tries to prove a point to his daughter. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:33 PM - 10 comments

Ami Mizuno’s IQ is off the scale, which has made her somewhat of an outcast amongst her peers. This doesn’t stop the kind-hearted Usagi from making friends with her. (with some assistance from Luna) When Jadeite sends another Youma to obtain more human energy and search for the Silver Crystal a new sailor guardian is reveled! [more inside]
posted by royalsong at 8:25 AM - 5 comments

Under the Dome: Revelation  Season 2, Ep 4
Junior discovers more about his mother; Melanie discovers more about herself; Rebecca and Big Jim plan to solve the town's resource crisis.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 2:51 AM - 37 comments

July 21

Masters begins a new job at Memorial Hospital. Johnson, meanwhile, still alienated at Maternity, is torn between pressing Masters to rehire her and staying by DePaul's side. Libby hires a nanny.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:48 PM - 6 comments

A battle of gigantic proportions is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police 5 to 1; and tonight they're after the Warriors—a street gang blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. This contemporary action-adventure story takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare that rages from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. Members of the Warriors fight for their lives, seek to survive in the urban jungle and learn the meaning of loyalty. This intense and stylized film is a dazzling achievement for cinematographer Andrew Laszlo. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber at 3:50 PM - 21 comments

When Buster asks George-Michael to buy him marijuana to treat Lucille Austero's vertigo, Michael stages a phony bust to teach George-Michael a lesson. [more inside]
posted by Lorin at 1:44 PM - 9 comments

A holiday display goes missing, sending Kevin scurrying to find out who is responsible. Tom and Christine run into trouble at a hospital and on the road. Kevin retrieves a surprise detainee from a neighboring police station, and receives unexpected visitors at home. The Guilty Remnant put its stamp on the holiday season.
posted by Night_owl at 1:44 PM - 5 comments

The Strain: The Box  Season 1, Ep 2
The CDC investigation into the mysterious conditions of the death plane is complicated by a cover-up. We also learn more about the shadowy conspiracy that appears to be behind the events of the show.
posted by codacorolla at 7:44 AM - 15 comments

True Blood: Lost Cause  Season 7, Ep 5
Eric and Pam go searching for Sarah in Dallas... James and Lafayette throw a party to cheer up a grieving Sookie... and Bill has more Civil War flashbacks.
posted by dnash at 7:43 AM - 33 comments

Defiance: Put the Damage On  Season 2, Ep 5
Potentially drug-induced hallucinations haunt several of Defiance's residents, including former mayor Amanda, while the more entertaining arc of a naked Graham Green Rafe McCawley, recently evicted by the Earth Republic and now living with his daughter's in-laws, is uncomfortably confronted by a welcoming half-naked Stahma while bathing. Datak, in light of the painful realization that he must adopt a new strategy to right the upside down world of his, begins a plot to run the Earth Republic out of Defiance.
posted by Atreides at 7:43 AM - 10 comments

The team plans their trip to ComDex.
posted by drezdn at 7:42 AM - 13 comments

This week: Conflict in Gaza. Ukraine rebels shoot down airliner. The Commonwealth Games. John Oliver says the overall theme of the week was how depressing it was, so let's have a long piece on prisons in America... but with a puppet song at the end! John Oliver suffers so that we might laugh.
posted by JHarris at 7:42 AM - 10 comments

July 20

The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee at 8:51 AM - 4 comments

Masters of Sex: Parallax  Season 2, Ep 1
The ramifications of Masters' disastrous presentation continue to ripple beyond Maternity Hospital as Libby, worried about supporting their new baby, pushes him to get another job. Meanwhile, Virginia, still working for Dr. DePaul, must fight off the advances and innuendos stemming from the continued belief that she was the woman in the film. Barton Scully undergoes electro-shock-therapy. Season premiere.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:51 AM - 6 comments

Mad Men: Flight 1  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2
Paul hosts a party at his apartment and introduces someone special to his colleagues. Peggy visits her family for dinner. Despite a conflict of interest, the Sterling Cooper agency pursues an airline account.
posted by tracicle at 8:50 AM - 22 comments

July 19

In which we learn that 75% of pimping is book-keeping.
posted by drezdn at 9:02 PM - 3 comments

Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. Chris Evans is almost unrecognizable as the hero and Tilda Swinton, John Hurt and a third very famous actor have a lot fun hamming up their roles. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe at 6:30 AM - 79 comments

Number Two believes Number Six had planned to sell information when he resigned, and tries to discover which of three agents Six was planning on selling out to. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:29 AM - 10 comments

Star Trek: The Cage  Season 1, Ep 1
Capt. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions. [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 6:01 AM - 34 comments

Masters of Sex: Manhigh  Season 1, Ep 12
Masters' work on human sexuality culminates with a hospital-wide presentation of his and Johnson's research findings. But when Masters attempts to push the envelope, the doctors' response is not what he had hoped. Meanwhile, Haas entertains a job offer at another hospital and considers what a move would mean for his relationship with Virginia. Scully pursues electroshock treatment with the hope of curing his homosexuality, but Margaret has second thoughts about the risks involved. Season finale.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:30 AM - 1 comment

July 18

While preparations are underway for a state dinner with the president of Indonesia, the staff deals with a labor dispute, a hurricane and a siege. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 8:29 PM - 5 comments

The new air benders begin their instruction in the ways of the Air Nomads at the Northern Air Temple as Tenzin struggles to find the best teaching method to re-establish the Air Nation. Bumi is not impressed. Kai and Jinora continue to bond in the air bison heavy episode that also reveals the air nomad secret of the shaved head. More information is revealed about the Earth Queen, including a rumor so horrendous, it seals her fate in the Top 5 worse people ever in the Avatar Universe!
posted by Atreides at 6:29 PM - 24 comments

The conflict between Lin Beifong and her sister, Suyin, comes to a head as we learn about the sisters' contentious past and at the same time, Korra has the opportunity to become the first Avatar ever to learn to metal bend. Bolin is called out as fake once again by Opal and Zaheer and Company make an explosive escape out of Republic City on their continuing search for the Avatar.
posted by Atreides at 6:29 PM - 15 comments

Frank agrees to quit drinking for two weeks in exchange for $3,000, as part of a medical experiment. Kev & V take on a foster daughter. And a huge bombshell about Steve will permanently change the way we see him. [more inside]
posted by John Cohen at 5:14 PM - 1 comment

The Top 18 dancers perform, along with a performance from A Great Big World. Judging panel for this week is Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and Misty Copeland. [more inside]
posted by yasaman at 2:02 PM - 8 comments

In this bold adaptation of a 2000 sci-fi/surrealist novel, a visitor to Scotland combs the cities and countryside for unattached men. [more inside]
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 1:39 PM - 16 comments

Michael decides to expose Marta to Gob's womanizing by having her participate in a magic trick that involves one of Gob's many girlfriends. [more inside]
posted by Lorin at 10:50 AM - 7 comments

Major Crimes: Jane Doe #38  Season 3, Ep 6
The team investigates the murder of a young runaway, while Sharon asks her husband an important question concerning Rusty.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:45 AM - 2 comments

Adventure Time: Ocarina  Season 6, Ep 12
Jake's bad parenting catches up to him when his son Kim Khil Whan gets the deed to the treehouse and turns it into a tenement.
posted by Small Dollar at 8:59 AM - 15 comments

July 17

Fringe: Bound  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11
Typical - Thermos - Just like that - The traitor, the criminal, the lunatic and the woman - Trunk science - Nostalgia - CDC - the strong one - breakin' the law, breakin' the law - tea for two - tense and worried - taking sides [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:39 PM - 9 comments