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August 28

Twin Peaks: Coma  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 2
Albert reveals that Cooper's unstable former partner, Windom Earle, has escaped from the mental hosptial where he was being held. Donna's first outing as a meals-on-wheels volunteer results in an unnerving encounter. Audrey's investigation at One Eyed Jacks becomes increasingly perilous as she uncovers secrets about Laura's time there. Later, James, Maddy and Donna record a, uh... song. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 6:26 PM - 4 comments

The Top 4 Perform with the All-Stars, with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, and guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson. [more inside]
posted by yasaman at 6:23 PM - 0 comments

Walt and Jesse are vividly reminded of Tuco's volatile nature, and try to figure a way out of their business partnership. Hank attempts to mend fences between the estranged Marie and Skyler.
posted by scody at 6:23 PM - 0 comments

Hannibal: Apéritif  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1
FBI instructor Will Graham now lives out his days in the classroom, despite his legendary skills as a forensic profiler. But Jack Crawford, head of the BAU, has other ideas and wants to tempt Will back into the field. When stubbornness ensues, Jack seeks help from the renowned psychiatrist, Doctor Hannibal Lecter.
posted by tel3path at 6:23 PM - 5 comments

There are two new characters in this episode: Fiona's new friend, Jasmine, and Frank’s mom, Peggy (“Grammy” to the kids). Frank succeeds at getting a hazardous new job (with help from Debbie, who's surprisingly enthusiastic about this), but he struggles to injure himself without being caught by his new coworker, who's extraordinarily caring and protective. And Karen starts an online video diary called “DaddyzGirl.” [more inside]
posted by John Cohen at 6:23 PM - 0 comments

It's dessert week in the Great British Bake Off tent. A meltdown is in store as the bakers attempt a Baked Alaska on the hottest day of the year. [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum at 6:42 AM - 4 comments

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:42 AM - 8 comments

August 27

Second Part of a two parter: See Part One (The Empty Child) The Child's plague is spreading throughout wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Ninth Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. They head to the crash site of Jack's supposed space junk and discover the ground zero for the mysterious plague. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:04 PM - 1 comment

Big Brother: HoH   Show Only   Season 16, Ep 27
The contestants punch it out in the Head of Household competition. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver at 11:01 AM - 3 comments

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.
posted by troika at 9:42 AM - 2 comments

(Season Finale.) Sterling Cooper is in play and the office scrambles without Don. Betty learns some disconcerting news.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:09 AM - 4 comments

August 26

In the season 2 opener, Cooper experiences a helpful vision as he lies bleeding from a gunshot wound sustained at the Great Northern. Audrey runs into some trouble, and hopes for Agent Cooper's intervention. Albert comes in at the behest of the FBI to check in on a recuperating (ahem) Cooper. Meanwhile, the after-effects of the fire at the mill reverberate through the town. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 3:51 PM - 7 comments

An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant at 11:34 AM - 42 comments

Jessica travels to Hollywood when she learns that producer Jerry Lydecker is making substantial changes to the film version of her book. Jessica isn't the only one who is upset with Lydecker, the hard-nosed businessman who has a knack for alienating everyone around him. Who doesn't want that guy dead? Was there a conspiracy around the murder, or something else?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:04 AM - 3 comments

Diplomacy figures into how best to advise the First Lady on some actions; hate mail prompts the President to ask his daughter to cancel a date. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:41 AM - 5 comments

Under the Dome: The Red Door  Season 2, Ep 10
Julia faces a choice; another meeting at the Dome; Barbie finds the red door. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 12:09 AM - 9 comments

August 25

Cult film of the week: Comic actor Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and stars in this spoof of the fashion industry that began as a short skit for the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. Stiller is Derek Zoolander, an intellectually challenged but bone structure-blessed male model who's despondent after being eclipsed in popularity by an equally vacuous rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson). Upon his reluctant retirement, Derek is invited to a day spa by previously standoffish fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), where the befuddled model is brainwashed by the mysterious Katinka (Milla Jovovich) into assassinating the prime minister of Malaysia. In addition to Stiller's real-life wife Christine Taylor, Zoolander co-stars his father Jerry Stiller, along with Jon Voight, David Duchovny, Andy Dick, and Fabio. [more inside]
posted by maxsparber at 11:19 AM - 15 comments

Tom connects with his past, even though he knows it's a mistake. Meanwhile, Nora has a job interview; Kevin's father receives an honor; troubling news comes as no surprise to Laurie; and Kevin tracks down a rampaging deer, but can't seem to shake his bad habits.
posted by carmicha at 11:19 AM - 7 comments

Abe, Eph and Nora attempt to fight back against the vampire plague, and we learn more about Abe's past. There are a number of surprises along the way.
posted by codacorolla at 11:19 AM - 14 comments

G.O.B. gets a bachelor party, but discovers it's not for having fun. Meanwhile Michael tries to prove he is fun. [more inside]
posted by bjrn at 11:19 AM - 5 comments

August 24

Masters of Sex: Asterion  Season 2, Ep 7
Masters leases office space to continue the study and his fertility practice free of hospital obligations, and hires Lester to resume his videography, and Betty for secretarial & accounting work. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:58 PM - 7 comments

Fringe: Midnight  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 18
My kind of girl - Two singels, together - The menu of life - Satisfaction - Reputable science - Eighty-One - Also a cow - Hypotheticals - Redemption? - Underground - Are you hot? - The frustrated Romantic [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:58 PM - 0 comments

The Knick: The Busy Flea  Season 1, Ep 3
Doc Edwards loses a patient and his composure. Thackery uses cocaine and is inspired by an insipid Southern accent. Barrows lies, cheats, and steals. A contagion is brewing.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:51 PM - 4 comments

True Blood: Thank You  Season 7, Ep 10
Series Finale. [more inside]
posted by brina at 8:51 PM - 76 comments

While pursuing the bounty on an executive of the Red Dragon Syndicate, Spike ends up confronting Vicious, an old enemy of his.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:51 PM - 3 comments

Where Vera discovers Odi, the Engmans decide to keep Anita and treat her like a member of the family, the group of free hubots moves in with the local priestess and her wife, and Roger meets fellow anti hubot activists Bea and Malte at a"Real Humans Party" meeting.
posted by travelwithcats at 1:51 PM - 13 comments

An old friend of Togusa's and a police detective working in the Laughing Man task force, is murdered after he calls Togusa, requesting to see him concerning what he terms "suspicious internal activity" by higher ups in the police department.
posted by Pendragon at 1:51 PM - 0 comments

Walt becomes more comfortable with his new criminal identity. Jesse, still reeling from what has transpired under his roof, decides to sell his house. Skyler’s sister, Marie throws Skyler a baby shower and gives a questionable gift.
posted by scody at 1:51 PM - 5 comments

Patrick McGoohan is away filming Ice Station Zebra, and a memory-wiped, body-swapped Number Six carries on in his absence. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine at 9:53 AM - 5 comments

Defiance: Doll Parts  Season 2, Ep 11
The second of two episodes aired this week, Doll Parts opens with the death of Treasure Doll, aka Deirdre, aka Future Ms. Alak Tar Wannabe, and sets off an investigation by a temporarily deputized Amanda to solve the murder. The Irisa and Ark Rise storyline continues with Nolan's attempt to rescue his daughter running into obstacles and we learn a little more on what the what is going on. Christy is shown in a new light, while the Tars gain a new handmaiden to replace their last. Also, Stahma partakes in charity.
posted by Atreides at 9:53 AM - 6 comments

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:52 AM - 7 comments

Magbaredge and her crew discover a ship hidden underground. They realize it was an Earth ship designed to be powered by an Aldnoah drive, but abandoned when it could not be activated. Princess Asseylum reveals her identity and activates the ship's Aldnoah drive. Meanwhile Cruhteo interrogates Slaine in his landing castle as Saazbaum observes. As the interrogation proceeds, Saazbaum makes a decision.
posted by needled at 7:08 AM - 13 comments

Doctor Who: Deep Breath  Season 8, Ep 1
In Victorian London, the Paternoster Gang, comprising of Silurian Madame Vastra, her human maid and wife Jenny, and Sontaran butler Strax, are summoned by the police force when a dinosaur suddenly materialises outside the Houses of Parliament. Vastra observes that the dinosaur has something stuck in its throat, and moments later it spits out the TARDIS onto the banks of the Thames. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:30 AM - 141 comments

Jamie helps Claire tend to a sickly child; an entertaining story gives Claire hope for her freedom.
posted by tracicle at 6:29 AM - 1 comment

Jamie helps Claire tend to a sickly child; an entertaining story gives Claire hope for her freedom.
posted by tracicle at 6:29 AM - 20 comments

Don meets with an old friend. An account hangs in the balance when Pete's personal life presents problems. Joan brings her boyfriend to the office.
posted by tracicle at 6:29 AM - 15 comments

August 23

The Enterprise investigates planet Alpha 177 and while a crewman returns a problem with the transporter is discovered. Captain Kirk is then beamed back and subsequently split into two psyche's which the crew must recognize and ultimately resolve. [more inside]
posted by Benway at 8:18 PM - 16 comments

Pre-wedding jitters take on a new meaning for the fiance of Jessica's niece when he's accused of a cabaret owner's murder.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:18 PM - 1 comment

It's Season One finale time: James and Donna find the missing tape, Jacques Renault takes the bait, Deputy Andy finds his chance to shine, Audrey makes her debut as the Queen of Diamonds, Josie unexpectedly finds herself in some bad business, the plot against the Packard Sawmill comes to fiery fruition, and Cooper decides to get some room service. In classic cliffhanger fashion, the fates of no less than a dozen characters are left up in the air. Who lives? Who dies? Tune in next week, same FaFa-time, same FaFa-channel! [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:32 AM - 5 comments

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:24 AM - 18 comments

Princess D from the Kingdom of D is in town for a Legendary Secret Treasure Exhibition. Usagi, Ami and Rei attend the masquerade... and so does the mysterious Tuxedo Mask.
posted by tomboko at 6:49 AM - 2 comments

Jimmy McNulty, Captain Chesapeake, has stopped bailing and started drinking again and so finds himself sinking quickly to the bottom. He's desperate to get on the detail where they've got every swinging dick setting up The Wire on Sobotka and The Greek, so Daniels puts what little flex he has on Rawls. Turns out McNulty's just the john they were looking for. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 6:49 AM - 7 comments

August 22

During a quick trip to L.A., Bartlet meets his daughter's new Secret Service agent and attends a fund-raiser at the home of a movie executive. [more inside]
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:22 AM - 3 comments

The designers face their toughest customer yet- judge Heidi Klum, who needs a special gown for a special red carpet event.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:05 AM - 31 comments

Several plot points come to a head during a visit to the mine. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:30 AM - 2 comments

While grappling with the dilemma of whether or not to open his father's case file, Michael discovers the truth about Maggie. [more inside]
posted by Lorin at 8:20 AM - 1 comment

One houseguest leaves. One returns.
posted by cribcage at 7:58 AM - 8 comments

The concluding half of the Legend of Korra Book 3 season finale [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 7:29 AM - 31 comments

The first half of the Legend of Korra Book 3 season finale finds Team Avatar along with the Metal Clan on an airship sprinting north to save the newly reestablished Air Nomad nation and to stop the Red Lotus. Faced with the dilemma to surrender herself to Zaheer at the risk of the air benders safety versus an outright rescue attempt, Korra makes a decision that might change the fate of the world, and her own, forever. Also, Bolin and Mako's grandmother shames both Naga and Pabu.
posted by Atreides at 6:41 AM - 11 comments

August 21

Black Jesus and his followers look for a place to start their community garden. [more inside]
posted by edeezy at 10:33 PM - 3 comments

In which Eddie Albert (Oklahoma!, Dreamscape, Green Acres) is a charismatic general who shoots a military contractor, and Suzanne Pleshette (The Bob Newhart Show, The Birds) is the sole witness. Boating ensues.
posted by condour75 at 7:06 PM - 3 comments

The Top 6 perform with the All-Stars, with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, and guest judge Christina Applegate. [more inside]
posted by yasaman at 7:06 PM - 6 comments

Walt and Jesse cook more meth although Walt is plagued by the side effects of chemotherapy. Jesse’s accomplice, Skinny Pete, makes an important introduction, and Walt strikes a surprising deal. The DEA’s investigation intensifies.
posted by scody at 1:06 PM - 15 comments

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 9:13 AM - 8 comments

The Leftovers: Cairo  Season 1, Ep 8
Kevin fears he's losing touch with reality after inexplicably finding himself in a difficult situation involving Patti Levin, a leader of the Guilty Remnant. Meg loses control during another encounter with Matt; Jill confronts Aimee about her relationship with Kevin; Nora stands up to Laurie, and finds her privacy invaded. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 9:13 AM - 7 comments

August 20

Fringe: Bad Dreams  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17
Nellie the Elephant - Gruesome - Yes, Walter, it would have been - corner of the sky - we're cavemen in this story - cinnamon - Hey, Jude - brightness - Jacksonville - Dream a better world - Summer Camp! - Oh. - Infections - Torre Attack - Who knows everything? - Olive - What was written [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:07 PM - 10 comments

The Wire: Backwash  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 7
Through the turmoil of low-end product and family troubles, the Barksdale Organization moves on though in different directions. East-side Joe makes Stringer a Proposition that's hard to refuse, but Avon is adamant. Lester and Bunk put Daniels in a tough spot, setting up their surveillance at the off-site office and pleading to join up their murder investigations with the case against Sobotka. Together with Greggs, Russell, and Prez they delve deeper into the smuggling process, getting a handle on how the operation works. The detail also continues to investigate the prostitution racket and make connections between the drugs and the docks. [more inside]
posted by carsonb at 6:17 PM - 6 comments

Chasing a metallic object through the Time Vortex, the Ninth Doctor and his companion, Rose Tyler, arrive in London during the Blitz. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:47 PM - 9 comments

Mad Men: The Jet Set  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11
On a business trip to Los Angeles, Don becomes acquainted with some exciting new friends. Peggy looks for romance at work. Duck starts thinking about the future of Sterling Cooper.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 5:12 AM - 18 comments

August 19

New Tricks: Bermondsey Boy  Season 11, Ep 1
Gerry's mate, Paxton (an ex-con predictably enough), wants him to investigate the death of his grandson, Jake. Apparently, Paxton hid some ill-gotten gains in a building that was going to be torn down. He sends his grandson to retrieve the goods. The grandson falls to his death. Paxton believes a former accomplice, Pelham, followed Jake and killed him.  Gerry also comes to terms with a daughter who is a beat cop, and her marriage to a earnest solicitor. ‎ In a never-before-seen plot twist, DCI Miller sharks the guys at pool. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 7:00 PM - 1 comment