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May 30

Silicon Valley: Bachmanity Insanity  Season 3, Episode 6

Richard's new relationship is threatened by neuroses; Big Head and Erlich's launch party has snags; Dinesh falls for a foreign coworker.
posted by rhizome at 11:43 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Simple Investigation  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 17

Things are rarely simple when love and crime get mixed up, as a certain changeling cop who's about to get entangled in a 24th-century version of one of his crime novels is about to find out. (Spoilers for a 1952 movie below the cut.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:46 AM - 0 comments

Veep: C**tgate  Season 5, Episode 6

A U.S. financial crisis looms, forcing Selina to make a game-changing decision; Jonah returns to New Hampshire; Amy looks into the staff's personal and professional histories; Catherine struggles to schedule time with her mother to share some big news.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 7:13 AM - 0 comments

Dance Academy: One Perfect Day  Season 1, Episode 11

It's all about control. [more inside]
posted by tel3path at 5:44 AM - 0 comments

Penny Dreadful: This World Is Our Hell  Season 3, Episode 5

While in the harsh desert wasteland, Hecate and Ethan struggle to survive. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:21 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Race with the Devil

Two couples vacationing together in an R.V. from Texas to Colorado are terrorized after they witness a murder during a Satanic ritual. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 5:20 AM - 1 comment

May 29

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood  Books Included   Season 6, Episode 6

Bran and Meera make a new friend. Gilly meets the Tarlys, and Sam takes his birthright. Arya makes a choice. House Tyrell makes a show of force, while Tommen falls in line. An forgotten face pops up again at the Twins. Daenerys rallies the troops with a show of force of her own.
posted by gatorae at 6:59 PM - 108 comments

Game of Thrones: Blood of My Blood  Show Only   Season 6, Episode 6

An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly meets Sam’s family. Arya faces a difficult choice. Jaime faces off against the High Sparrow. SHOW ONLY THREAD. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:54 PM - 58 comments

Movie: Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 5:29 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Medium Cool

A TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 2:53 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Sampler: #16 'Yikes!'

Brittany plays some surprising clips for the people who got her into podcasting: the hilarious Kid Fury and Crissle, hosts of The Read.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:36 AM - 1 comment

Outlander: The Fox's Lair  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 8

Claire and Jamie attempt to elicit support from Jamie's grandsire, Lord Lovat; Colum MacKenzie arrives with plans of his own; Lord Lovat makes moves to advance his own interests. [more inside]
posted by tracicle at 3:04 AM - 10 comments

May 28

Movie: X-Men: Apocalypse

After thousands of years asleep, Apocalypse, the first mutant, awakens and gathers his Four Horsemen intent on conquering the world. The only thing between him and victory are Xavier and the students of the Xavier's School for Gifted Children. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 8:42 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Requiem for a Heavyweight

Mountain Rivera, a punchy has-been managed by the unprincipled Maish, is mauled in a fight and forced to quit boxing. Can his devoted cutman and a sympathetic social worker help him find a life outside the ring, or will Maish find a way to exploit him one more time? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:16 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Doctor Bashir, I Presume?  Season 5, Episode 16

It's doctor versus doctor versus holo-doctor in an epic smug-off, as Voyager's Dr. Lewis Zimmerman (Robert Picardo) drops by DS9. But soon he's causing trouble for Dr. Bashir's career...and Rom's love life. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 11:05 AM - 7 comments

May 27

Podcast: Reply All: #66 On the Inside, Part III

Blogger Paul Modrowski is in prison for a murder he claims that he didn't commit. This week, producer Sruthi Pinnamaneni looks at his trial, and speaks to the one person who admits to witnessing the murder take place.
posted by radioamy at 9:10 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Le Samourai

After killing a night-club owner, professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:36 PM - 0 comments

Orphan Black: The Antisocialism of Sex  Season 4, Episode 7

Sarah goes back to old habits to cope with her decisions and Cosima attempts a Hail Mary back at the lab.
posted by Pendragon at 9:06 AM - 18 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: Kitchen Confidential (Season 3, Episode 6)

Two men decide to start a company. Everything is going well… until it’s not. That’s the moment they decide to start recording their conversations—painful, awkward, emotional conversations. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean at 8:34 AM - 9 comments

Movie: White Line Fever

Returning from a stint in the Air Force, Carrol Jo Hummer borrows money to buy a truck, hoping to make enough money hauling produce to marry Jerri Kane and set up housekeeping. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 8:15 AM - 9 comments

Archer: Training Day  Season 1, Episode 2

Lana's residual lust for Archer prompts Malory to promote Cyril to field agent and Archer is tapped to provide training to the new guy. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral at 12:53 AM - 3 comments

May 26

Archer: Deadly Velvet: Part I  Season 7, Episode 9

A film director hires Archer and the gang to investigate activity on the set of his new movie.
posted by FallowKing at 9:59 PM - 6 comments

Steven Universe: Barn Mates  Season 3, Episode 4

Steven helps two friends get along at the barn. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 9:48 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Zulu

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:38 PM - 7 comments

Nashville: Maybe You'll Appreciate Me Someday  Season 4, Episode 21

I really have no way to express how I feel about this series finale except to say a giant WTF. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 4:35 PM - 5 comments

Arrow: Schism  Season 4, Episode 23

Oliver teams up with a surprising force in an attempt to stop Damien Darhk and his magic once and for all. Season Finale. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 2:34 PM - 19 comments

Supernatural: Alpha and Omega  Season 11, Episode 23

With Chuck dying and the world coming to an end, the Winchesters make one last desperate attempt to stop Amara that will come at a cost for both Sam and Dean. Season Finale.
posted by FallowKing at 11:42 AM - 9 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 22

In the series finale Buffy dispatches Caleb, becomes cookie dough, hatches a final plan to defeat the First and shares her power.
posted by yellowbinder at 8:46 AM - 7 comments

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: End of Days  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 21

Buffy uses her new weapon to save the day and get back in the gang's good graces, and meets a powerful guardian who tells her it was forged for her to use in the end times. Buffy and Spike admit the night they shared was something special, but a surprise visit from Angel may get in their way.
posted by yellowbinder at 8:46 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: StartUp Podcast: The Runway (Season 3, Episode 5)

It’s not uncommon for shoppers to walk out of Mary Going’s store feeling on top of the world. Mary runs Saint Harridan, a company that makes custom suits for the gender non-conforming. With her store, Mary has created a space that caters to the needs of butch women and trans men—something that doesn’t happen very often. Her fans are enthusiastic and dedicated, her products are selling out… and she can barely pay her rent. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion at 8:09 AM - 7 comments

Wynonna Earp: Keep the Home Fires Burning  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 2

Xavier tries to get Wynonna on-board as a Black Badge operative, Waverly makes a new friend, and John Henry Holliday displays his dedication to Bobo Del Ray. Just another week in Purgatory.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:38 AM - 2 comments

The Americans: Dinner for Seven  Season 4, Episode 11

The Russian plan for Don is revealed. Elizabeth spends quality time with Pastor Tim. Stan invites Oleg out and invites himself to dinner (again). Paige learns something new about her mother.
posted by mediareport at 3:47 AM - 53 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES  Season 3, Episode 13

This week....
  • Protests rock Venezuela as their economy continues to deteriorate due to low oil prices.
  • Canada Prime Ministar Justin Trudeau hits a very minor scandal, "Elbowgate," due to his pushing his way through a crowd of people in the House of Commons.
  • And Now: John McLaughlin Angrily Introduces Discussion Topics.
  • Main story: Primaries and Caucuses, the means by which the Democratic and Republican candidates get chosen, which is far from proportional to public will.
  • And Now: Increasingly Weird Bell Ringers at the New York Stock Exchange
  • Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov, widely considered to be a brutal strongman and who idolizes Putin, has completely lost his cat. LWT launches a campaign to find Kadyrov's cat before anyone suffers for it. Follow-up on Huffington Post.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:18 AM - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: I ACCUSE MY PARENTS  Season 5, Episode 7

Poster. A young man wins an essay contest about his loving family, but the truth is they neglect him. So, he runs off and gets involved with gangsters. I tell you, life is tough for us English majors. With short The Truck Farmer: Encyclopædia Britannica Films informs us of the process by which fresh vegetables are brought to our cities, which apparently doesn't involve exploited migrant labor very much at all. While the movie doesn't have the weirdness power of an Eegah or a Sinbad, this is another excellent episode, filled with great moments like Duck News with Hugh McQuacken, and the old guy and his hamburger. The host segments are terrific too. Oh, what could Jimmy's problem be? YouTube (1h32m) - Shout Factory TV - Unriffed Premiered September 4, 1993. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:34 AM - 8 comments

May 25

Movie: Point Blank

After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:15 PM - 9 comments

Person of Interest: Reassortment   Season 5, Episode 8

Reese and Finch become trapped in a hospital that becomes ground zero for a deadly viral outbreak. Also, Samaritan's newest recruit has second thoughts and Shaw continues to struggle with reality. [more inside]
posted by raysmj at 12:45 PM - 10 comments

Arrow: Lost in the Flood  Season 4, Episode 22

Following the shocking events in the previous episode, Oliver and Diggle race to rescue Thea, while Felicity, Curtis and Noah join together to stop Darhk. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:15 AM - 0 comments

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Don't be that guy  Season 1, Episode 13

Samantha Bee looks at the Democratic primary chaos, looks again at the origins of the religious right, and sends her friend Alana to a vape convention. [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 9:50 AM - 8 comments

Person of Interest: QSO  Season 5, Episode 7

After killing a bad guy with toe shoes, Root goes out on a mission to investigate a conspiracy theorist radio show that turns out to be on to something. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:28 AM - 10 comments

The Path: The Miracle  Season 1, Episode 10

Eddie, Sarah and Hawk deal with the aftermath of Eddie's outburst. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:33 AM - 8 comments

Gotham: Transference  Season 2, Episode 22

While Gordon, Bruce and Lucius remain at Indian Hill, the city of Gotham will be met with a new threat as Hugo Strange's inmates devise a plan to escape and start their new lives. [Season finale]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:55 AM - 10 comments

May 24

Farscape: Bringing Home the Beacon  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 16

Moya's female crew head for an asteroid outpost hoping to find a device that will help disguise Moya. It's not long before Peacekeepers and Scarrans arrive at the station, but if they didn't come for Moya's crew, why are they here? This episode marks the first appearance of War Minister Ahkna.[via]
posted by cshenk at 9:09 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 304: Chicken Soup for Boys

This episode's just full of heapin' helpin's of that good old down-home wisdom -- the kind that just warms up yer bones and renews your spirit, right when you need it. It's sagely as heck. Dig on into a plateful of grateful. Suggested talking points: Pony Time, Pasketti Interrupted, Potato Soup for the Spirit, Coke Dad, MUNCH SQUAD, Crack for Kid Planet
posted by drezdn at 7:47 PM - 1 comment

The Flash: The Race of His Life  Season 2, Episode 23

After Zoom reveals his true plan, Barry vows to do whatever it takes to stop him. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 7:46 PM - 42 comments

Movie: Dark of the Sun

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:41 PM - 0 comments

Lady Dynamite: "We couldn't afford the melody, and you know it!"  Season 1 (Full Season)

Stand-up comedian/actress Maria Bamford (portrayed by herself) moves back to Los Angeles after spending six months away in recovery for bipolar disorder and attempts to build up her life from scratch with the help of her agent Bruce Ben-Bacharach (Fred Melamed). Throughout the entire first season, flashbacks are employed to gain an insight on Maria's backstory and her relationships with her family and friends. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 1:54 PM - 13 comments

Person of Interest: A More Perfect Union  Season 5, Episode 6

Most of the gang attend a wedding. Greer tries a new tactic when it comes to brainwashing. Fusco is left to investigate on his own with Bear. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 12:47 PM - 9 comments

Fear the Walking Dead: Shiva  Season 2, Episode 7

The family faces their biggest test yet. Nick, Madison, Travis and others try to stay close to each other. [more inside]
posted by tobascodagama at 10:10 AM - 11 comments

Wynonna Earp: Purgatory  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

Wyatt Earp's granddaughter Wynonna Earp, granddaughter of Wyatt, comes back to her home town of Purgatory, where she reunites with her sister Waverly and various locals, some of whom hold a pretty long grudge against her family. (SyFy series, based on the IDW comics - books included post)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:06 AM - 0 comments

Wynonna Earp: Purgatory  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 1

Wyatt Earp's granddaughter Wynonna Earp, granddaughter of Wyatt, comes back to her home town of Purgatory, where she reunites with her sister Waverly and various locals, some of whom hold a pretty long grudge against her family. (SyFy series, based on the IDW comics - show only post)
posted by filthy light thief at 10:06 AM - 5 comments

May 23

Preacher: Pilot  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad's church as a small-town preacher. And then things get weird.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:33 PM - 27 comments

Preacher: Pilot  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 1

Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad's church as a small-town preacher. And then things get weird.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:19 PM - 26 comments

Movie: The Americanization of Emily

An American naval officer's talent for living the good life in wartime is challenged when he falls in love and is sent on a dangerous mission. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 6:41 PM - 3 comments

The Night Manager: Episode 5  Season 1, Episode 5

Roper realizes someone close to him has betrayed him, and begins to narrow down the suspects. Jonathan tries to send a message. Jed tries to help. In London, Angela finds herself blocked and menaced. [more inside]
posted by ubiquity at 10:31 AM - 3 comments

Veep: Thanksgiving  Season 5, Episode 5

It's Turkey Day, and Salmonella Day, and Surgery Day. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 9:40 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Thin Man

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. [more inside]
posted by theodolite at 9:31 AM - 19 comments

Movie: The Nice Guys

In 1970s Los Angeles, a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and muscle-for-hire (Russell Crowe) are pulled into the aftermath from a fading porn star's apparent suicide and uncover a conspiracy, in the neo-noir/action/buddy comedy from Shane Black (who previously wrote and directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:18 AM - 9 comments

Movie: The Blues Brothers

Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. [more inside]
posted by valkane at 6:27 AM - 35 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 43: 39 Shots

In 1979 a peaceful protest by Communist workers in Greensboro NC turned into a massacre by the Klan. The police were nowhere to be found. This episode examines the incident and the investigation of who was ultimately to blame. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:39 AM - 0 comments

May 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 11:48 PM - 7 comments