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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 - 0 comments

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 - 0 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 - 4 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 - 0 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 - 6 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 5 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 - 0 comments

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 - 1 comment

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 - 0 comments

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 - 12 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 - 6 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 - 1 comment

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 - 6 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 - 5 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 - 8 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 - 6 comments

Coupling: Sex, Death and Nudity  Season 1, Ep 3

While giving Jeff advice on preparing for an interview, Patrick recommends imagining the panel naked, which Jeff begins to practice. Jeff introduces Patrick and Steve to the Giggle Loop, his name for difficulty of containing laughter at inappropriate times. Steve is persuaded to attend Jane’s Auntie’s funeral ... as Jane's boyfriend, as she hasn’t told her family they have split up. Susan won’t let Steve go alone, and Steve asks Jeff to pretend to be Susan’s boyfriend, beginning a chain of invitations that sees all six at the funeral, where the Giggle Loop strikes the least likely member of the group.
posted by Pendragon at 2:01 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Allusionist: 5. Latin Lives!

Every week since September 1989, a radio station in Finland has broadcast a weekly news bulletin…in Latin. WHY? Let’s find out! [more inside]
posted by jazon at 1:01 PM - 1 comment

How to Get Away with Murder: Mama's Here Now  Season 1, Ep 13

Annalise turns to an unexpected source of help. Family trauma runs deep. Bonnie fights for a nurse. The law students continue their descent into paranoia and deception.
posted by stoneweaver at 7:13 AM - 5 comments

Justified: Alive Day  Season 6, Ep 6

Raylan investigates a murder that has sown discord in Markham's camp. Boyd's latest heist forces him to revisit his mining days. Choo-Choo goes trainspotting. Markham drop a rock on Katherine. And old mines are just as dangerous as ever.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:44 AM - 13 comments

Pretty Little Liars: Bloody Hell  Season 5, Ep 22

The Liars decide they need to speak to Alison. But once the truth is out, Aria quickly learns that Mike’s involvement with Mona and this new revelation could have serious repercussions for her family. Determined to keep Mike safe and get Ali out of jail, the Liars intensify their search for information on “A.” Meanwhile, Spencer heads to London for an important college interview, and Alison looks to someone surprising for help with her murder trial. [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:59 AM - 16 comments

Mad Men: A Day's Work  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 2

Peggy receives a bouquet of flowers at the office. Pete navigates the politics of new business. Joan is put in an impossibly awkward situation.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:05 AM - 3 comments

February 24

Movie: The Abyss

A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 11:29 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #604: Hey Big Spender

Today on the show, we bring you three short stories. One about a guy at the center of a high stakes international negotiation. Another about poker players trying not to win money, but give it away. And finally, that thing everyone loves to hate, but maybe we should love: airplane baggage fees. For more: http://n.pr/17srUMx
posted by bq at 9:57 PM - 0 comments

Forever: Memories of Murder  Season 1, Ep 16

A young college student obsessed with the 1970s is murdered; a connection sparks between Henry and a college professor.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:06 PM - 1 comment

Parks and Recreation: One Last Ride  Season 7, Ep 12

Before bidding Pawnee farewell, the gang must complete one last task together.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:59 PM - 56 comments

Agent Carter: Valediction  Season 1, Ep 8

Howard Stark returns and take center stage, while Leviathan makes their move.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:21 PM - 46 comments

Movie: Detention

Detention is a hyperfrenetic high school comedy / horror genre mash-up from Torque director Joseph Kahn. [more inside]
posted by RobotHero at 10:48 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast: 336 Harris Wittels, Chelsea Peretti, Adam Scott

4 years ago, maybe the greatest recording in Earwolf history took place. Now, the Farts and Procreation crew aka Harris Wittels, Chelsea Peretti, and Adam Scott return for the fourth time to attempt to recreate the magic. Creak, slam, sit, and chill... [more inside]
posted by Tevin at 7:38 AM - 2 comments

Murder, She Wrote: Night of the Headless Horseman  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 11

"I got a headless body and a bloody saber." "And the wrong suspect." Tonight on Murder She Wrote, Jessica travels to Wenton, Vermont due to an urgent telegram from Dorian Beecher, the new poetry teacher at the very exclusive Wenton Academy. Upon arriving, Jess learns she is to play Dorian's mother, to win the approval of the father of Dorian's new love, Sarah Dupont. Jessica finds herself involved in more than a dubious attempt to win over a skeptical father when a horseman turns up headless, and there are more than enough suspects for the murder.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:23 AM - 5 comments

Better Call Saul: Hero  Season 1, Ep 4

Jimmy comes to agreements with the tent people and his most recent client. Our newly confident "Hero" gets serious about marketing.
posted by sylvanshine at 6:52 AM - 71 comments

February 23

Castle: The Wrong Stuff  Season 7, Ep 16

Hey, let's try mentioning this show again because THEY DID AN EPISODE ABOUT GOING TO FUCKING MARS. Okay, it was a simulation, but still! Mars! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:06 PM - 5 comments

Gotham: Red Hood  Season 1, Ep 17

Gordon and Bullock investgate an unusual bank robbery involving a crook with a garish costume. An old friend comes to visit Alfred. Bruno helps Penguin make a booze run. Fish goes to see the prison's manager. Barbara continues to hang out with Cat and Ivy.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:52 PM - 21 comments

Movie: Your Sister's Sister

When Jack makes a scene at a memorial party, his best friend Iris offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so he can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom's unexpected presence. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 8:27 PM - 3 comments

Sleepy Hollow: Tempus Fugit  Season 2, Ep 18

Abbie does some Marty McFly-ing in old Sleepy Hollow.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:55 PM - 17 comments

Podcast: Roderick on the Line: Ep. 143: "Traffic Cones & Retirees"

The Problem: Toreadors were everywhere. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 12:42 PM - 2 comments

The Walking Dead: The Distance  Season 5, Ep 11

A newcomer shows up looking so fresh and so clean, offering hope to our merry band of survivors. [more inside]
posted by cashman at 12:10 PM - 51 comments

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

It is now seven years after the end of the World War 2 and four women, all ex-codebreakers from Bletchley Park, have got used to their mundane civilian lives. Following a spate of local murders, Susan starts collating information about them to see whether she can use her analysis skills to spot a pattern. Unable to convince the police to take her seriously, she turns to her former colleagues for help.
posted by isthmus at 9:20 AM - 9 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Judge elections in the US and the Chinese Year of the Sheep/Goat  Season 2, Ep 3

This week: Greece gets a loan reprieve. Cease fire violated in Ukraine, Egypt butchers the Russian national anthem. The UK's Labour Party tries to appeal to women by means of a pink bus (YT 4m). Last Week Tonight imagines what would happen if Labour did damage control in a video segment, Pretty Princess Ponies. Main story: The many problems with electing state judges in the US (YT 13m). And Now: CNN Weatherman Chad Myers Hates His Job, His Life and Everyone Around Him. China celebrates the beginning of the Year of the Sheep. Or is it Goat?
posted by JHarris at 7:28 AM - 12 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 240: Teen Google

We hope you've enjoyed our podcast, because during today's episode, the three of us become too insanely rich to continue doing anything that could be considered "work." It's really hard to record a show when you're making it rain 24/7 -- the money keeps hitting the mic.   Suggested talking points: All Movie Watch, Garbage Corn, Oscar Dogs, Nick Cannon-Lodeon, Salmon Burgers, Sir James Brewer: Defender of the Realm, Business Palantir, Ruth Orbs
posted by drezdn at 6:57 AM - 7 comments

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