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April 20

Samurai Champloo: Gamblers and Gallantry (Fallen Angel)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 11

Jin comes to the rescue of a lady in distress, Mugen gets involved with beetle sumo wrestling, and our trio's loyalties are tested. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:13 PM - 0 comments

Fringe: Entrada  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 8

Late night phone call — Να είναι καλύτερο άνθρωπο από τον πατέρα του — extraction needed — the wrong laptop — Brandon asks for some spare parts — the temptress and her vagenda — pastry seductions and epiphanies — we need heroes like you — plea for help — a moral dilemma and a decision — meanwhile, a hostage situation at Penn Station — something more, in photos — just relax, no pressure — swapsies — late to work — payback.
posted by Athanassiel at 7:04 PM - 0 comments

Fringe: The Abducted  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 7

A dramatic haircut — close your eyes and count to three — breakfast with Henry — the Candyman can — growing suspicions — sucking the life out of them —plagiarising Aeschylus — previous victim — red vines? — a walk on the beach — two men or one? — abducting children for God — I'm with the FBI — Broyles won't forget — a man with a boat — teaching lessons — more suspicions — a night swim — passing on a message — Casablanca? Didn't that have Reagan in it? — still more suspicions.
posted by Athanassiel at 6:42 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 248: Face 2 Face: Bumblefoot

Here's our live episode from Milwaukee, recorded earlier this month. You've probably heard of this episode, because it's the one where everyone in the audience got married to each other. Enjoy listening to us lose our minds!   Suggested talking points: The Dells, Baby Axl Rose, Chex Candle, Dog Walker Remnants, Husband or Son, The History of Ron Perlman, FWBs, Reunion Virality, PROPOSALFEST [more inside]
posted by drezdn at 2:00 PM - 1 comment

Veep: East Wing  Season 4, Ep 2

Selena is saving the world. Mike experiments with color. Gary buys some flowers. Teddy reaches out to Jonah again. Amy listens to her notes. Catherine smiles. Jonah gets some help. Bill Ericsson stops by. Selena and Gary reconnect.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 1:35 PM - 3 comments

Spaced: Gone  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 5

While spending an evening on the town (well, Camden), Tim and Daisy run afoul of some young hooligans (Lee Ingleby and Adam Deacon) who accuse them of substituting oregano for marijuana. Meanwhile, Tim's nemesis Duane Benzie steals Tim's house keys in an act of revenge for the paintball incident. Daisy saves the day when she leverages her newfound knowledge of masculine telepathy. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:20 PM - 2 comments

Silicon Valley: Runaway Devaluation  Season 2, Ep 2

Hooli’s lawsuit scares Laurie off (despite Monica's protests), leaving Pied Piper without funding. Erlich and Richard slink back to the VCs whose offers they had turned down, but all they get is the aftermath of their disturbingly profane "negging" thrown in their faces. Jared provides a twinkle of hope by setting up a meeting with a VC he "bro'd" with on Dinesh's cousin's app, but the team quickly finds themselves victims of a "brain rape." Richard covertly meets with Gavin Belson, who offers to acquire Pied Piper. As Richard is about to respond, they're interrupted by a mariachi band and the episode ends with a hilariously awkward cliffhanger.
posted by radioamy at 9:54 AM - 7 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Siege of the North - Part I & Part II   Season 1, Ep 19

General Zhao's fleet arrives and begins its assault on the Northern Water Tribe. Aang finding himself overwhelmed by the Fire Nation's sheer numbers seeks help in the Spirit World to locate the ancient Moon and Ocean spirits. Zuko sets out on a secret mission to hunt down the Avatar, while the romance between Sokka and Yue draws to a bitter sweet end. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:18 AM - 11 comments

Game of Thrones: The House of Black and White  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 2

Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:08 AM - 83 comments

Game of Thrones: The House of Black and White  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 2

Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:08 AM - 26 comments

Mad Men: The Forecast  Season 7, Ep 10

Roger pawns off a project onto Don. Joan goes on a business trip. Peggy and Pete clash over how to deal with an account emergency.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 3:33 AM - 106 comments

April 19

Last Man on Earth: Moved To Tampa  Season 1, Ep 11

Everything's coming up Phil Miller! I'll stop there for fear of spoiler bitchery, but.... [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:24 PM - 8 comments

Elementary: A Stitch in Time  Season 3, Ep 20

Holmes and Watson investigate the murder of a professional skeptic who debunked paranormal, religious and scientific frauds for a living. The pieces lead them to a potential threat to homeland security. Meanwhile, Gregson's daughter, Hannah, asks Joan for help with a case.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:15 PM - 2 comments

Outlander: The Devil's Mark  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 11

Claire and Geillis stand trial for witchcraft; Claire learns a secret about Geillis's past. [more inside]
posted by olinerd at 6:55 AM - 13 comments

Carnivàle: Babylon  Season 1, Ep 5

The carnival arrives in Babylon; Samson treats the troupe to a night on the town; Ben falls down a mine shaft, where he encounters a familiar face.
posted by drezdn at 5:16 AM - 4 comments

Orphan Black: The Weight of This Combination  Season 3, Ep 1

Sarah Manning pursues the missing Helena who is held in a faraway compound. Sarah must use her wiles — and acting chops — to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters’ lives. Meanwhile, Cosima appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison and Donnie face newfound financial woes. But when the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 3:26 AM - 35 comments

April 18

The Amazing Race: Back in Business/Moment of Truth  Season 26, Ep 7

6 teams race from Monaco to Mamibia on a race around the world. [more inside]
posted by julen at 10:02 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Journey to Babel  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

The U.S.S. Enterprise is appointed to transport ambassadors from many worlds to the Babel Conferences. Among those aboard are Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his human wife, Amanda — Spock's parents. In transit the crew must apprehend an assassin amongst the crew. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 9:26 AM - 4 comments

Murder, She Wrote: No Accounting for Murder  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 19

Jessica visits her nephew, Grady, in New York City, where he's an accountant at Paul Carlisle and Associates. It's tax season, so the office is busy, and the partners, Ralph Whitman and Paul Carlisle, are busier dodging the IRS agent who things they're up to something shady. After going out for dinner with his aunt, Grady returns to the office to keep working, where he comes across the body of Ralph, who was strangled in his seat. When the police get involved, Grady is suspect #1, with the building's ghost as suspect #2, due in part to the mysteriously disappearing items and the ominous writing on the walls. Can JB sort this all out? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:24 AM - 7 comments

Supernatural: Book of the Damned  Season 10, Ep 18

Charlie returns with some potentially good news for Dean. Sam and Dean are increasingly at odds about how to deal with the Mark of Cain. [more inside]
posted by cfoxhi at 4:56 AM - 4 comments

April 17

Grimm: Mishipeshu  Season 4, Ep 18

An investigation leads Nick and Hank to the path of a Native American power quest; Juliette's behavior gets her in trouble with the law; Rosalee and Monroe turn to Captain Renard for help. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:42 PM - 7 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Dribbling Tiger, Bounce Pass Dragon  Season 1, Ep 12

Louis and Jessica get pressured into volunteering at the kids' schools because budget cuts have forced Principal Thomas (Maria Bamford) into enlisting parents to help out around school. Louis coaches basketball, which shows Eddie \a whole other side of his dad -- a former semi-pro basketball player back in Taiwan -- while Emery and Evan see a side of Jessica they wish they hadn't when she grudgingly takes on producing their school play, and puts her own spin on it. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 5:15 PM - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Shirt Club  Season 2, Ep 6

Steven and Buck Dewey make some t-shirts, with an unusual distribution strategy.
posted by Small Dollar at 11:57 AM - 6 comments

Hannibal: Yakimono   Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7

Will is released from Chilton's Asylum, while the discovery of Miriam Lass gives Jack new hope in finding the Chesapeake Ripper. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 11:41 AM - 21 comments

Game of Thrones: Garden of Bones  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 4

Baelish arrives at Renly's camp just before he faces off against Stannis. Catelyn tries to convince the Baratheon brothers to abandon their quarrel and unite against the Lannisters. Sansa is abused by Joffrey in revenge for her brother's victories. Tyrion intervenes. Joffrey retaliates. Daenerys and her company arrive at the city of Qarth. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie find themselves imprisoned at Harrenhal. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:35 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Black Death

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 10:14 AM - 1 comment

Daredevil: In The Blood  Season 1, Ep 4

Russian mobsters Anatoly and Vladimir are pressured by Fisk to eliminate the vigilante. [more inside]
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 5:36 AM - 55 comments

Vikings: Breaking Point  Season 1, Ep 9

The Vikings hit Paris with a second, more considered, assault. Emperor Charles dithers. Rollo kicks arse. Ecbert does the dirty. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 3:50 AM - 15 comments

Adventure Time: Friends Forever  Season 6, Ep 32

Ice King makes some new friends. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:01 AM - 3 comments

April 16

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three

Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus learns that he may not, in fact, have the biggest muscles. Taako just wrecks some baby carrots.
posted by drezdn at 1:44 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #20 I Want To Break Free

Yes Yes No returns, and the story of two people who created a company designed to ghostwrite people's emotionally difficult emails.
posted by radioamy at 1:11 PM - 8 comments

Smiley's People: Part 2  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

Straight from the briefing with Lacon, Strickland, and Mostyn, George steps out onto the Heath in the light of day and attempts to reconstruct the General's movements from the night before. Then, from the week before. He had two proofs. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 9:28 AM - 21 comments

Arrow: Broken Arrow  Season 3, Ep 19

Ra's al Ghul keeps demanding. Oliver keeps denying. Roy keeps confessing. Ray keeps failing. Captain Lance keeps seething. [more inside]
posted by inturnaround at 5:34 AM - 11 comments

Firefly: Shindig  Season 1, Ep 4

Inara attends a formal society dance, only to find Malcolm there as well, attempting to set up a smuggling job. Mal comes to blows with Inara's conceited date and finds himself facing a duel with a renowned swordsman, and only one night to learn how to fence. (wiki) [more inside]
posted by valkane at 5:13 AM - 17 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Waterbending Master  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 18

Aang, Katara, and Sokka finally get to the Northern Water Tribe, where waterbenders abound. Will Pakku, the Waterbending Master, teach Aang how to fight? Will Sokka catch the eye of the beautiful Princess Yue? Will Katara learn the truth about her mother's necklace? Meanwhile, Admiral Zhao schemes while Iroh gets the band together (literally). [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey at 5:08 AM - 15 comments

April 15

Mystery Science Theater 3000: GAMERA  Season 3, Ep 2

(1965, B&W, Kaiju, Japan, Monster, Turtle, Kenny) aka Daikaiju Gamera, Gamera The Invincible. "See Gamera... Destroy Entire Cities! Attack from Outer Space! Fight the Mightiest Armies!" "CAN PLAN 'Z' STOP GAMMERA THE INVINCIBLE?" Atomic testing in the arctic revives a horrible prehistoric creature, the gigantic monster turtle Gamera, who destroys cities and torches armies... but also befriends a sad young boy?? The first cable MST3K episode to feature a movie brought to the US by Joel and the bots' third season archfoe: Sandy Frank! It's one of nine Sandy Frank imports they did, and one of five Gamera movies. At least two classic Gamera movies were not covered by MST: Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Monster X. YouTube (1h37m) First aired June 6, 1991. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:34 PM - 16 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 16

Spurned by her popular friends for their relationship, Cordelia dumps Xander on Valentine's Day. He turns to Amy to cast a love spell on Cordelia, making her desire him again so he can return the heart stomping. The spell backfires, causing every woman in Sunnydale except Cordelia to be madly, murderously in love with Xander.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:38 PM - 9 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Phases  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 15

As Willow questions the lack of progress in her relationship with Oz, Buffy is out hunting a werewolf. Turns out Oz is the newly turned werewolf, and the gang must track him down before a werewolf bounty hunter finds him first.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:33 PM - 9 comments

The Americans: I Am Abassin Zadran  Season 3, Ep 12

Gabriel and Claudia discuss the future of Directorate S and Paige Jennings; Paige tests the limits of her independence and familial memories; Oleg and Tatiana essay to find merit in Mail Robot's work; Agents Beeman and Aderholt compare theories; Martha entertains two surprise visitors.
posted by orange swan at 10:04 PM - 28 comments

Person of Interest: Terra Incognita  Season 4, Ep 20

Reese embarks on a dangerous personal journey when he tries to solve one of Detective Carter's cold cases.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:03 PM - 7 comments

The Flash: All-Star Team Up  Season 1, Ep 18

Barry is surprised when Felicity Smoak arrives from Starling City along with her boyfriend, Ray Palmer, who flies in as the Atom. They've come to visit S.T.A.R. Labs as Ray needs help with his suit. Their timing turns out to be fortuitous because it’s all hands on deck after a meta human named Brie Larvin unleashes hundreds of robotic bees to attack and kill her former co-workers, including Dr. Tina McGee. A group dinner with Barry, Felicity, Ray, Iris and Eddie turns into a disaster.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:25 PM - 15 comments

iZombie: Flight of the Living Dead  Season 1, Ep 5

Liv reluctantly eats the brains of her recently murdered sorority sister Holly to help gain insight into her murder. This case takes Liv and Clive into Holly’s world of extreme sporting where they meet professional snowboarder Carson McComb, a murder suspect who appears to be hiding a secret. Meanwhile, Liv has a strange connection with one of the other murder suspects and Major voices his concern to Clive over a young boy’s disappearance.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 3:16 PM - 17 comments

Podcast: A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast: A Cast of Kings S5E01 – The Wars to Come

In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the season premiere of Game of Thrones, “The Wars to Come.”
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 3:08 PM - 3 comments

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Eighteen  Season 1, Ep 18

Jane continues to have doubts about her relationship with Rafael, who is too busy cleaning up the mess of losing the hotel's liquor license to devote any energy to Jane. Michael and Alba are both pursuing new romantic relationships, while Petra is trying to uncover secrets about an old one. Rita Moreno guest stars as Rogelio's mother Liliana, whose obvious disdain of Xiomara stands in opposition to Ro declaring his love for Xo. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second at 1:22 PM - 6 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Snatch Game  Season 7, Ep 7

No mini-challenge this week, just the much-anticipated maxi-challenge: Snatch Game! Max finally donned a colored wig as a "Disney" Sharon Needles, Pearl went really big as Mob Wives' Big Ang, Violet and Miss Fame fought over Donatella Versace, with Fame claiming the character while Violet went with Alyssa Edwards. Katya channeled a shady Suze Orman, while Jaidynn had visions as Raven Symone. Ginger Minj was Adele, and Kennedy took a real risk in playing Little Richard, the first male impersonation in the six seasons of Snatch Game.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:33 AM - 15 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Very Superstitious  Season 1, Ep 11

When Jessica starts working as a real estate agent with her initial competitor, Ashley Alexander, she turns down a condo for something more challenging, and she is offered a challenging property that has been on the market for years. Meanwhile, the new school counselor, Ray (Judah Friedlander), tries to direct Eddie's entrepreneurial motivations into positive territory, specifically running for class president. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:10 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #554: Not It!

Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chair to take retribution against a late night TV show host, and an island that takes people it doesn't want to deal with and ships them away.
posted by latkes at 8:42 AM - 4 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Melinda  Season 2, Ep 17

Backstory on The Cavalry. Cal has a dinner party. Hunter knows hand-dryers.
posted by leotrotsky at 8:09 AM - 27 comments

Podcast: Roderick on the Line: Ep. 150: "Dog Beatles"

The Problem: Moose ate the trees. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 6:38 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 66 - worms...

The worms have returned to Night Vale. Plus a new Book Club in town, spring Little League baseball tryouts, and an update on the search for two fugitives. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 6:30 AM - 8 comments

Justified: The Promise  Season 6, Ep 13

The series finale. Lots of bullets, some dynamite, and ice cream in the park.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:49 AM - 30 comments

April 14

Veep: Joint Session  Season 4, Ep 1

Selena Meyer has ascended to the highest office in the land. Mike is Juicing. Jonah gets close to the new VP's Chief of Staff. Amy's job is threatened. Gary watches over Selena. Kent dispenses wisdom. Selena is speechless. Two of the hikers are dead.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 10:40 PM - 7 comments

Gotham: Beasts of Prey  Season 1, Ep 19

Kid detectives go to a shooting gallery and steal some junk. Adult detectives go on a wild goose chase and find an ogre. A penguin buys a bar, while a fish flies. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 8:02 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Baby Geniuses: Solomon Georgio/Matt McCarthy

Hello Babies! Thank you once again for joining us, we're so excited to see you! Join us as we discuss what kind of cult we'd like to be a part of, Lisa's appearance on NPR and the new show everyone is talking about "Neighbors"! Solomon Georgio talks with us about the Ganguro Girl fashion trend and 80's and 90's television. Do you all remember when they switched over the black and yellow Power Rangers? Expert Jacob Marley tells all about the Oscars and how to properly enjoy them. Grab a seat and stay awhile! [more inside]
posted by kmz at 1:15 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: A Cast of Kings - A Game of Thrones Podcast: A Cast of Kings – Pre-Season 5 Bonus Ep.

In this bonus episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss the plotlines they’re looking forward to most in Game of Thrones: Season 5, explain why they didn’t see the show in IMAX, discuss last season’s deleted scenes, and review the Game of Thrones documentary, “A Day in the Life.” [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:28 AM - 5 comments

Silicon Valley: Sand Hill Shuffle  Season 2, Ep 1

Riding the wave of a TechCrunch Disrupt win, Richard and Erlich meet with multiple venture capitalists to negotiate their way to the best deal for Pied Piper. Gilfoyle and Dinesh argue about who is CTO, and Jared still isn't allowed in meetings. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second at 9:01 AM - 17 comments

Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson / Mumford & Sons  Season 40, Ep 18

A show that just felt... off, with a cold open that more or less just said "Kate McKinnon's going to be Hillary, so get used to her", a weird QVC sketch that didn't go anywhere, and two wheel-of-impressions sketches. On the plus side, a pretty strong Weekend Update that shows Colin Jost and Michael Che are comfortable with each other and the guest characters (including a lumpy Billy Crystal).
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM - 14 comments

Community: Basic E-mail Security  Season 6, Ep 6

Greendale is getting hacked because they hired a racist comedian to perform at the school. In a return to Old Britta, she campaigns for free speech and everyone else joins in, hacking be damned! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:42 AM - 24 comments

April 13

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The IRS  Season 2, Ep 9

This week: Hillary Clinton announces her candidacy for President of the United States. Brits prepare for upcoming electoral fights, including a heated race for Prime Minister between current PM David Cameron and Labour leader Ed Milliband. Obama meets Raúl Castro to work towards normalizing relations with Cuba. And Now: Excruciatingly Awkward Silences Caused By Technical Difficulties. Main story: The loathed IRS (YouTube 18m), the difficulty of their thankless job, and the issues an unpopular but essential agency faces when their budged gets slashed year after year. Michael Bolton sings a song in support; the word anus is used more than once.
posted by JHarris at 9:57 PM - 12 comments

Wolf Hall: Three Card Trick  Season 1, Ep 1

Having failed to secure the annulment of the King Henry’s marriage to Katherine of Aragon, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers. His hopes of returning to the king’s favor lie with the ever-loyal Thomas Cromwell. Mark Rylance stars, broods, and, with Hilary Mantel's story, redefines the role we very differently saw in A Man for All Seasons.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:21 PM - 23 comments