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May 26

iZombie: Astroburger  Season 1, Ep 11

When someone close to Major dies of an apparent suicide, Liv consumes the brains resulting in a mix of reality and paranoia. Clive questions Major and learns of a secret computer file that may contain important details in the investigation – and finding the killer.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:06 PM - 0 comments

Community: Wedding Videography  Season 6, Ep 12

Garrett proposes to his girlfriend. Abed films everything from proposal to wedding. The gang shows up drunk and late and get chastised by Garrett's mom into being the best wedding guests ever. And then Jeff stumbles across something.... [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:12 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 253: Bye-Bye Boy

Please, please, someone get us out of this contract. We are in a Hellscape of our own creation, from which we will never receive relief. Anyone. Please.   Suggested talking points: On the Blob, Sock Farmer, Dew Time, Larry the Cable Curse, Knuckles Threesome, Accidental Breaking Bad
posted by drezdn at 3:58 PM - 0 comments

Rick and Morty: Lawnmower Dog  Season 1, Ep 2

Morty needs an A in math class and Rick's solution is to 'inception' into his teacher's brain to plant the suggestion. Unsurprisingly, nothing goes as planned. Outside of dream world, Morty's father, Jerry, demands Rick upgrade the IQ of the family dog to make his life easier. Enter the reign of Snowball. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 11:20 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: You Must Remember This: 44: Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Part 1

This season, You Must Remember This will explore the murders committed in the summer of 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. Today, we'll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Manson seem like a relatively normal guy.
posted by Tevin at 9:26 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: Roderick on the Line: Ep. 155: "Crucibility"

The Problem: John aspired to have a Goody comb. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 6:38 AM - 1 comment

May 25

Veep: Mommy Meyer  Season 4, Ep 7

The president is shaken by a dramatic incident at the White House, then enjoys a girls night in. The ones who got fired are at a synergistic lobbying event for concrete. House makes some controversial statements. AV Club review [more inside]
posted by bleep at 3:45 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #467: Americans in China

It used to be that the American expats in China were the big shots. They had the money, the status, the know-how. But that's changed. What's it like to be an American living in China now? And what do they understand about China that we don't?
posted by wonton endangerment at 12:18 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken

In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the sixth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken.”
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:14 AM - 4 comments

Penny Dreadful: Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places  Season 2, Ep 4

Lyle reveals how the story of the Verbis Diablo affects Vanessa. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:04 AM - 9 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Return to Omashu  Season 2, Ep 3

Aang refuses to leave the Fire Nation occupied city of Omashu without finding his friend, King Bumi, and Team Avatar infiltrates the city and invent a deadly plague. Azula, under the advice of Li and Lo, leaves the royal procession behind and heads off to form her own team of elite fighters to hunt down Zuko and Iroh consisting of childhood friends, Mai and Ty Lee. Also, two platypus bears.
posted by Atreides at 5:53 AM - 9 comments

Adventure Time: The Jiggler  Season 1, Ep 6

Finn and Jake decide to take care of a baby creature they call "Jiggler."
posted by drezdn at 5:29 AM - 9 comments

Fringe: 6B  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 14

In which Walter declares ghosts are beyond the bounds of possibility, Amber within the bounds of possibility, and everyone gets all quantum entangled up in each other.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:15 AM - 0 comments

May 24

Game of Thrones: The Gift  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime tries to reconnect with family.
posted by zarq at 7:01 PM - 119 comments

Game of Thrones: The Gift  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime tries to reconnect with family.
posted by zarq at 7:00 PM - 150 comments

Movie: Mad Max

A vengeful Australian policeman sets out to avenge his partner, his wife and his son. (This is the first film for the Mad Max/George Miller Film Club here in FanFare.) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco at 5:29 PM - 14 comments

Louie: The Road part 1  Season 5, Ep 7

Louie goes on a business trip. Vulture recap
posted by bleep at 4:52 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Maggie

Warning: NOT a zombie movie. This is about terminal illness. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 4:52 PM - 2 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: How Is Lady Pole?  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Mr Norrell takes on Jonathan Strange as his apprentice. However, it soon becomes clear that the pupil outshines the master. And something is clearly very wrong with the new Lady Pole. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 4:19 PM - 0 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: How Is Lady Pole?  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 2

Mr Norrell takes on Jonathan Strange as his apprentice. However, it soon becomes clear that the pupil outshines the master. And something is clearly very wrong with the new Lady Pole.
posted by infinitewindow at 4:13 PM - 7 comments

Movie: 2 Fast 2 Furious

Brian O'Conner and childhood friend Roman Pearce are re-united by the FBI to bring down a Miami drug exporter in exchange for clear records. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:35 AM - 4 comments

Silicon Valley: Fiduciary Duties  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 4

Richard drunkenly promises to make Erlich a board member, which he regrets the next morning. Big Head finds others at Hooli, who like him, have made careers out of doing nothing. Richard struggles to put Pied Piper's vision into words. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:14 AM - 3 comments

Carnivàle: Ingram, TX  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 3

Ben searches for the next link; Sofie refuses to read Ben's tarot cards; Dolan grills another arson witness; Ruthie is visited by a mysterious shadow.
posted by drezdn at 9:10 AM - 2 comments

Bob's Burgers: The Oeder Games  Season 5, Ep 21

With the threat of a rent increase on Ocean Avenue, Bob organizes the other tenants for a rent strike. When they get to Mr. Fischoeder’s estate, he poses a counter-offer to their strike: a water balloon battle on his estate, where the last dry person gets 50% off their rent, and everyone else's rent goes up. [Season Finale]
posted by filthy light thief at 6:17 AM - 6 comments

May 23

Podcast: This Is Actually Happening: What if you couldn't control your thoughts?

A young woman talks about her thoughts being stuck "like a record player, stuck in a loop all day, every day," and how she resists the urges towards which they drive her. As is usual, discussing the events dives into her rather traumatic personal life.
posted by Going To Maine at 4:50 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Tomorrowland

A teenage science prodigy discovers a pin that transports her to a fantastical city of the future. Her quest to find the city leads her to a former boy genius, a mysterious girl and pursuit by nameless agents with the goal of killing her before she discovers the truth of Tomorrowland.
posted by Atreides at 4:34 PM - 4 comments

Orphan Black: Certain Agony of the Battlefield  Season 3, Ep 6

Paul learns the truth about Cody's plans for Castor and has no choice but to make a dangerous play.
posted by Pendragon at 3:54 PM - 41 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Move Along Home  Season 1, Ep 10

Some members of a new species from the Gamma Quadrant come to Quark's and have some fun. [more inside]
posted by Solomon at 3:40 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Small Batch: 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Glen Weldon and Chris Klimek discuss Mad Max: Fury Road, director George Miller's cinematic return to a post-apocalyptic wasteland that boasts a weirdly thriving car culture.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:31 AM - 0 comments

Silicon Valley: Articles of Incorporation  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

The guys find themselves in trouble with their company name when they find out it's already taken. So whilst Richard tries to find a solution, Erlich searches for a new name in another dimension of his consciousness. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:29 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

To protect space station K7 with a vital grain shipment, Kirk must deal with Federation bureaucrats, a Klingon battle cruiser and a peddler who sells furry, purring, hungry little creatures as pets. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 10:05 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Jakob the Liar

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob brings hope to the Jewish ghetto through inventing radio broadcasts of Allied advances and Nazi defeats. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 9:49 AM - 3 comments

Murder, She Wrote: If It's Thursday, It Must Be Beverly  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 7

Jessica is back in Cabot Cove, where life is going on as normal with the chatty mailman delivering letters and New Hampshire lottery tickets (Maine doesn't have as many lottery hounds, it seems, so the payouts are much lower), and Seth Hazlitt chatting about his patients with JB. Well, everything's normal until the Night Deputy, Jonathan Martin, is a widow by apparent suicide, and what was scandalous hair salon gossip becomes grounds to suspect folks as murderers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:55 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #25 Favor Atender

In the United States, the idea of having a conversation with the President is pretty outlandish. But in Latin America, it's a regular occurrence. The most accessible president on Latin American social media is Ecuador's Rafael Correa. But what's it like to get the attention of a head of state when you may not exactly want it? This story was adapted from a Spanish Language version that originally appeared on the radio show Radio Ambulante. Listen to that here: http://radioambulante.org/en/audio-en/correa-vs-crudo SPONSORS: Framebridge: http://framebridge.com (offer code "reply") Stamps.com: http://stamps.com (offer code "reply") Animoto: http://animoto.com (offer code "replyall")
posted by bq at 7:13 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Playing With Matches (Season 2, #5)

Inside Dating Ring's Matchmaking System [more inside]
posted by bq at 7:06 AM - 5 comments

May 22

Podcast: Mystery Show: Case #1 Video Store

The Case: Laura rents a video. When she tries to return it the next day, the video store is gone. 
posted by Tevin at 3:02 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Pitch Perfect 2' And Summer Movies

On this week's show: Pitch Perfect 2 is just the beginning of our summer movie preview. Plus, books and music make an appearance as we talk about what's making us happy.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:03 PM - 1 comment

Silicon Valley: The Cap Table  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

Richard hires Jared to design a business plan. Big Head is asked to work for Gavin Belson, where he discovers that Hooli has stolen the Pied Piper algorithm and calls it Nucleus. Meanwhile Richard struggles to get his money from Gregory. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:02 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: FACT MIXES - FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.: FACT mix 496: Prefuse 73, or "Themes for a 2005 SAAB (9/3 Wagon)"

A one-of-a-kind hip-hop producer steps up. Although Guillermo Scott Herren has released music under a plethora of different names in his time – including early work as Delarosa & Asora, the drone-informed group Risil, his folk-influenced Savath y Savalas project and the exceptionally titled Diamond Watch Wrists and Piano Overlord – he’s best known for his groundbreaking records as Prefuse 73. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 10:17 AM - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: Blackwater  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 9

In one corner we have Joffrey, Tyrion, Cersei, Bronn and the city army – about 7,000 men defending King’s Landing. In the other, there’s the contender for the Iron Throne – Stannis, backed by Davos, Melisandre and about 200 ships and 20,000 men. This is The Battle of Blackwater. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 9:43 AM - 8 comments

Movie: Berberian Sound Studio

A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. [more inside]
posted by Artw at 8:40 AM - 9 comments

Adventure Time: The Enchiridion!  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

In reward for rescuing her, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn (and Jake) on an adventure to find a mysterious book.
posted by drezdn at 5:04 AM - 3 comments

May 21

Silicon Valley: Minimum Viable Product  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:19 PM - 8 comments

Adventure Time: Water park prank  Season 6, Ep 37

Finn and Jake visit a water park. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 8:00 PM - 7 comments

Wayward Pines: Do Not Discuss Your Life Before  Season 1, Ep 2

After receiving some seriously sub-par medical care for wounds sustained in a car accident outside the eerily bucolic Idaho town Wayward Pines, Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) pairs up with resident Beverly Short (Juliette Lewis) to figure out why it's so darn hard to leave. [more inside]
posted by trunk muffins at 6:01 PM - 6 comments

Survivor: It's a Fickle, Fickle Game  Season 30, Ep 13

The season 30 finale and live reunion show AND the announcement of the 20 viewer-chosen second chance cast members for season 31. Spoilers galore inside.
posted by phunniemee at 5:19 PM - 21 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 11. Brunchtime

What does brunch have to do with Lewis Carroll? Fall down the rabbit hole of brunch semantics with Dan Pashman of the Sporkful podcast. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 4:57 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Everything Is Stories: 013 Always Keep the Fire Going Somewhere

A story of compassion and saintlike devotion in the streets of New Orleans: B.B. St. Roman is the only staff member for the New Orleans Police Department Homeless Assistant Unit. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 2:49 PM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Brother's Keeper  Season 10, Ep 23

Dean makes a shocking decision regarding the Mark of Cain that would change not only his life, but Sam’s too. Meanwhile, Crowley and Rowena face off, and Castiel gets caught in the middle.
posted by brundlefly at 2:45 PM - 18 comments

Bob's Burgers: Hawk & Chick  Season 5, Ep 20

Bob and Louise are thrilled when they meet Shinji "Koji" Kojima aka Rising Hawk, the star of their favorite martial arts movies, and are quick to offer help upon learning about his family troubles. [more inside]
posted by bq at 1:00 PM - 4 comments

Inside Amy Schumer: Babies & Bustiers  Season 3, Ep 5

Amy gets an opportunity to participate in a beauty pageant, breast-feeds her dog and enjoys her new "bla-dow".
posted by bq at 12:52 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 15. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Six

In this penultimate chapter in the Rockport Limited murder fiasco, our players deduce the true culprit of the titular heinous crime. Merle runs out of magic. Taako finds more creative applications for Levitation. Magnus gets some fresh air.
posted by drezdn at 9:00 AM - 4 comments

Hannibal: Tome-wan  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 12

During a therapy session, Will shares a vision of how he would kill Hannibal. Meanwhile, an increasingly impatient Jack brings in a surprise witness to help Will catch Hannibal. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 7:12 AM - 55 comments

Firefly: Ariel  Season 1, Ep 9

Hard up for cash, Serenity takes on a job from Simon: break into an Alliance hospital on central world Ariel so that he can get a thorough diagnostic of River and the crew can loot the valuable stores of medicine. But River's pursuers are hot on their trail, and they receive some unexpected inside help. (wiki) [more inside]
posted by valkane at 5:25 AM - 7 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Cave of Two Lovers  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2

Aang, Katara, and Sokka make their way to Omashu, but have trouble going by air. Luckily, a group of wandering musicians tell them about an underground route. A... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 5:10 AM - 17 comments

May 20

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Beauty and the Beasts  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 4

Buffy discovers a feral Angel returned from Hell, werewolf Oz is suspected of a brutal killing, and Scott's friend Pete has a Jekyll/Hyde thing going on.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:23 PM - 7 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope and Trick  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 3

New slayer Faith blows into town on the run from the fearsome Kakistos and his henchman Mr. Trick. As Faith must face her demons, Giles pushes Buffy to face hers.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:20 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Slack Variety Pack: Episode 1 - Starter Pack

Welcome to the first episode of the Slack Variety Pack, a podcast brought to you by Slack. This is a show about work, life, and everything in-between. In this episode, we go inside a $10 million quantum computer, talk productivity with BJ Novak at an NHL game, meet up with a Mars One candidate, hear about an epic fist fight in an office, and invent Audio Emojis.
posted by jazon at 9:17 PM - 0 comments

iZombie: Mr. Berserk  Season 1, Ep 10

The aftermath of Blaine and Lowell's meeting. Liv and Clive investigate the murder of a journalist working on a story linking psychotic episodes to the energy drink Max Rager. Liv goes straight to the top at Max Rager HQ and questions the man in charge. Meanwhile, Ravi tries to help Major who continues to believe he's going crazy.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 4:16 PM - 5 comments

Penny Dreadful: The Nightcomers  Season 2, Ep 3

Ethan questions Vanessa about the bloody scorpion glyph drawn on her bedroom floor. This leads Vanessa to remember the time she sought out the Cut-Wife of Ballantrae Moor for help with her powers and her search for Mina. [more inside]
posted by along came the crocodile at 12:36 PM - 10 comments