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April 11

Twin Peaks: Episode 4 - Rest in Pain  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 4

Laura Palmer's cousin, Maddy, arrives in Twin Peaks as the town gathers for Laura's funeral. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 350: The 2018 Olympic Laser Tag Team

We've got over 350 hours of podcasts under our belt, which, according to Malcolm Gladwell, means we've fully mastered the craft. We're turning our attention to loftier endeavors, now: Namely, training up the greatest laser tag outfit this world has ever known. Suggested talking points: Before Transformers and the Furious, Hidden Gold, Laser CQC, Downton Bluejeans, Video Game Talent Show, Riding a Bike, The True Island Time King
posted by drezdn at 8:43 AM - 2 comments

Homeland: America First  Season 6, Episode 12

Pieces fall into place. Season finale. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 7:57 AM - 7 comments

Angie Tribeca: Third Season  Season 3 (Full Season)

Angie retires to become a stay at home mom for little... Angie? Who's... Two and a half? Then she returns to solve the case of a trophy hunter hunter.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:43 AM - 4 comments

Better Call Saul: Mabel  Season 3, Episode 1

The repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's fledgling law practices - and their romance - as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 6:23 AM - 109 comments

Book: Wyrd Sisters

Wyrd Sisters - Book 6 in our Publication Order read through of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 5:55 AM - 4 comments

April 10

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 98 - Gorka II: The Gorkaning feat. Alex Pareene & James Adomian

Sebastian Gorka calls in again to comment on the fall of the hated Bannon and disclaim his connections to fascist movements: "Do you consider a surface-level series of tattoos to be a 'deep tie' to an organization? I'm not an active member." [more inside]
posted by grobstein at 10:05 AM - 2 comments

FEUD: Hagsploitation  Season 1, Episode 6

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? launched a new genre of movies featuring former grand dames of cinema in horrible, degrading roles. Such as Joan Crawford as an ax murderer in Strait-Jacket. Jack Warner, his studio starting to falter and in need of a new hit, brings Bob Aldrich back and tries to get him to reunite Crawford and Davis - all for reduced salaries. Aldrich manages to coax the stars to agree to work together again, but he takes the picture to Warner's nemesis, Darryl Zanuck, instead. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 8:10 AM - 8 comments

Underground: Whiteface  Season 2, Episode 5

It's reunion week! Cato tempts fate, and meets allies old and new; Ernestine takes on a new apprentice and talks about the cycles of violence. Rosalee and Noah reunite and discuss their future, while Elizabeth looks at her own path forward. Oh, and August is back, for real.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:19 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Prototype  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 13

The system goes online on August 4th, 2297. Humanoid decisions are removed from strategic defense. The automated units begin to learn at a geometric rate. They become self-aware at 2:14 AM, Pralor time, August 29th. In a panic, the Builders try to pull the plug. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:05 AM - 9 comments

April 9

Movie: Your Name

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart? [more inside]
posted by numaner at 6:05 PM - 9 comments

Un village français: Le débarquement  Season 1, Episode 1

How one small village in France deals with fascist takeover in WWII. Tanks begin rolling into town. [more inside]
posted by cda at 2:30 PM - 5 comments

Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K., The Chainsmokers  Season 42, Episode 17

Host: Louis C.K., Musical Guest: The Chainsmokers [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 1:03 AM - 16 comments

April 8

Billions: Victory Lap  Season 1, Episode 7

Axe mulls future of Sandicott. Chuck's team discusses their future. Chuck looks to a political future. [more inside]
posted by roolya_boolya at 1:47 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Our Little Sister

"Our Little Sister", directed by Hirozaku Kore-eda, is adapted from Yoshida Akimi's best-selling graphic novel "Umimachi Diary". Three twenty-something sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father's death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout at 1:40 AM - 3 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Draggily Ever After  Season 9, Episode 3

The queens must fashion themselves into fantasy princesses, and also voice their own CGI sidekick, adding a comedy twist to the season's first sewing challenge. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire at 12:42 AM - 20 comments

April 7

Supernatural: The British Invasion  Season 12, Episode 17

With the help of another hunter, Sam and Dean get a lead on Kelly Kline. Mick joins in the hunt.
posted by cfoxhi at 8:51 PM - 9 comments

Twin Peaks: Episode 2 - Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 3

Jerry Horne returns to town and he and Ben celebrate with a trip to One Eyed Jack's. We also meet Albert Rosenfield and his team. Agent Cooper has an interesting dream. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 2:54 PM - 5 comments

Riverdale: La Grande Illusion  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 9

Archibald is courted by the Blossoms while Alice and her mother try to dig into the doings of their family rival, and Veronica befriends a classmate whose family was hurt by her father's illegal financial management.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:17 PM - 8 comments

The Magicians: The Rattening  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 11

Quentin accompanies Julia to the underworld on a journey to help her recover her shade. Penny tries to use his Neitherlands Library position to gain access to a mysterious room that houses literature about god killing, for Kady. Eliot and Margo discover that a strange spell has been cast over Fillory. Senator Gaines begins to understand his powers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:31 AM - 12 comments

The Magicians: The Rattening  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 11

Quentin accompanies Julia to the underworld on a journey to help her recover her shade. Penny tries to use his Neitherlands Library position to gain access to a mysterious room that houses literature about god killing, for Kady. Eliot and Margo discover that a strange spell has been cast over Fillory. Senator Gaines begins to understand his powers. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:31 AM - 3 comments

April 6

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 97 - Hollywood Upstairs Medical College feat. Tim Faust (4/6/17)

From the boys:
Our friend Tim Faust (@crulge) talks healthcare: Obamacare, Ryancare, and a vision for an American road to single payer, aka Chapocare.
Tim Faust was apparently the first one to realize that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac killer.
posted by grobstein at 5:22 PM - 5 comments

Supernatural: Ladies Drink Free  Season 12, Episode 16

Dean and Sam let Mick Davies tag along on a case as they search for a werewolf and they run into Claire Novak, the reunion is short lived after Claire is bitten and the brothers race to find a way to help her before she turns. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:37 PM - 3 comments

Into the Badlands: Red Sun, Silver Moon  Season 2, Episode 3

Sunny and Bajie meet a dangerous foe who knows Sunny; the Widow prepares for a showdown; MK learns a secret. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:28 PM - 2 comments

Into the Badlands: Force of Eagle's Claw  Season 2, Episode 2

While Sunny and Bajie struggle to stay alive, The Widow faces challenges as she consolidates her power, and MK discovers secrets about his past. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:18 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #93 Beware All

This week, we discover who was actually behind the hack of Alex Blumberg's Uber account. This episode picks up where Episode 91, The Russian Passenger, left off.
posted by dinty_moore at 2:16 PM - 12 comments

Into the Badlands: Tiger Pushes Mountain  Season 2, Episode 1

Six months after the Season 1 finale, Sunny finds a new foe, as well as a new, unexpected ally, while MK learns about his gift in a mysterious place. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:01 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Resistance  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 12

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:47 AM - 16 comments

The Expanse: Here There Be Dragons  Season 2, Episode 11

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 6:47 AM - 32 comments

Archer: No Good Deed  Season 8, Episode 1

Archer tries to find out who killed his partner, but accidentally gets in bed with Mother, a notorious L.A. crime boss.
posted by lmfsilva at 4:18 AM - 22 comments

April 5

Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAMSON VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN  Season 6, Episode 24

SAMSON VS THE VAMPIRE WOMEN aka El Santo Contra las Mujeres Vampiros. "Solo un hombre de acero... de agilidad de pantera, es capaz de lucar contra las MUJERES VAMPIROS... y ese hombre es... SANTO!" Simply, in which a masked wrestler, who is a genius crime fighter too, struggles against the legions of Hell. This is probably the silliest premise of any MST movie (even Robot Monster's gorilla-with-fishbowl was obstensibly an evil space alien), but in Mexico there were over fifty El Santo movies, and they were wildly popular. El Santo himself was a tremendous figure, an actual wrestler, and even got an awesome pilot in 2010 for his own show on the Mexican version of Cartoon Network despite dying in 1984. But even these facts are overshadowed, to MSTies, by this being not only the end of Season Six, but also the final episode of the beloved "TV's" Frank Conniff. (Well, excepting a special appearance in one later show.) YouTube, with annotations! (1h32m) Premiered March 25, 1995. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:46 PM - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Marijuana Legalization  Season 4, Episode 7

So what happened last week?
  • The Trump/Putin scandal continues, which the show has dubbed Stupid Watergate, because "it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid." This week time it was Devin Nunez, whose claims of wiretapping Trump officials unraveled. Nunez himself was one of those alleged to have been wiretapped, a conflict of interest for an investigator.
  • British PM Theresa May invokes Article 50, beginning the process of leaving the European Union.
  • And Now: Yet Another Look at the Awkward Sex Talk on CBS This Morning.
  • Main Story: Marijuana legalization, or rather, how its differing legality at state and national levels causes grave problems for businesses and users alike. YouTube (17m)
  • And Now: Twenty-Seven Seconds of the Breakfast Foreplay That Is CBS This Morning.
  • Finally, more of the Bolivian Traffic Zebras, who responded graciously to John Oliver's gushing about them in the previous episode.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:12 PM - 3 comments

Prison Break: Sequel: Ogygia  Season 5, Episode 1

It's been seven years sinceMichael Scofield was presumed dead, but when clues suggest that he might still be alive, Lincoln Burrows reunites with Sara Tancredi to help track down the truth. The path leads them to Yemen, as Sucre, T-Bag, and C-Note are pulled back into the action to engineer their biggest escape ever. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:37 PM - 2 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: What If...  Season 4, Episode 16

Daisy and Simmons uncover secrets and lies in a world gone mad. With Hydra in control, they are our only hope to save everyone. [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine at 5:10 PM - 15 comments

The Originals: Haunter of Ruins  First Watch   Season 4, Episode 3

Everyone tries to decide what they most want out of life, and some people's past decisions come back to haunt them. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams at 3:09 PM - 1 comment

Twin Peaks: Episode 1 - Traces to Nowhere  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 2

Special Agent Dale Cooper has a damn fine cup of a coffee and not so fine cup of coffee. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 2:41 PM - 5 comments

Chewing Gum: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

This UK-based show is written by and stars Michaela Coel, who was born in Tower Hamlets, London, to Ghanaian parents. The show is set in Tower Hamlets, and Michaela plays Tracey, a 24-year old Christian virgin shop assistant who lives with her mother and sister.
posted by larrybob at 12:52 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals. [more inside]
posted by AndrewStephens at 8:24 AM - 24 comments

Homeland: R For Romeo  Season 6, Episode 11

Carrie and Quinn make a discovery; Keane makes a decision; Max finds trouble. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 7:23 AM - 9 comments

iZombie: Heaven Just Got A Little Bit Smoother  Season 3, Episode 1

Two-and-a-half minutes after the season 2 finale, Liv finds her loyalties torn, Major searches for a place he can fit in, Clive struggles with what he's learned, and Ravi is, shockingly, less than the best with Peyton. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy at 6:45 AM - 15 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Aruba  Season 2, Episode 17

In the Season 2 finale, the Legends must break a cardinal rule of time travel. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:10 AM - 11 comments

April 4

The Americans: Lotus 1-2-3  Season 5, Episode 5

Renee sees Romancing the Stone with Stan and Matthew, enjoys some pillow talk with Stan, and has drinks with Stan and Aderholt as well as a furtive escort home, Philip has sex and learns Lotus 1-2-3, Elizabeth has sex and eats Smores, Mischa meets with Gabriel, Philip has Russia flashbacks, Paige and Matthew have one of those awkward "us" discussions, Henry has unsuspected talents, Tuan learns to throw a football and has McDonald's, Oleg's parents host a The Bachelor-themed dinner party, and Oleg gets stood up. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 9:35 PM - 30 comments

Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. [more inside]
posted by unliteral at 7:34 PM - 2 comments

Bates Motel: Inseparable  Season 5, Episode 7

Norman and Mother come together as trouble looms large; Romero convalesces with the help of an old friend; trouble looms large.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:17 PM - 2 comments

Twin Peaks: Pilot - Northwest Passage  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

The body of Laura Palmer is found washed up on a riverbank, wrapped in plastic. Special Agent Dale Cooper of the FBI heads to Twin Peaks to investigate the murder. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 2:46 PM - 13 comments

Black Sails: Season 4  Season 4 (Full Season)

Discussion for the rest of the season.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 1:24 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Alice Isn't Dead: The Last Free Place

A dangerous meeting in the last free place. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:26 AM - 3 comments

The Walking Dead: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life  Season 7, Episode 16

The stakes continue to grow higher as paths cross; the group enacts an intricate plan. [more inside]
posted by LizBoBiz at 5:44 AM - 11 comments

FEUD: And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963)  Season 1, Episode 5

With the Oscars approaching, and Bette considered a favorite with a chance to make history as the first actress with three Oscars, Joan and Hedda set out to undermine her chances. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 5:44 AM - 11 comments

13 Reasons Why: 13 Reasons Why  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

Clay Jensen's crush and classmate Hannah Baker dies by suicide. Two weeks later, Clay finds a package on his doorstep containing 13 audio cassettes made by Hannah explaining the 13 reasons why she killed herself, and Clay is one of them. In order to find out how he fits in, Clay must listen to the tapes. But doing so may reveal a disturbing secret about Hannah, as well as some of his classmates, that Clay isn't ready for. [more inside]
posted by daybeforetheday at 2:22 AM - 16 comments

April 3

Podcast: Welcome to Night Vale: 105 - What Happened at the Smithwick House

Here's what happened at the Smithwick house. Weather: "You Cannot" by Erin McKeown erinmckeown.com The second Welcome to Night Vale Novel "It Devours!" is available now for presale! http://www.welcometonightvale.com/books/ Stay tuned to the end of this episode for a sneak preview of Alice Isn't Dead, Part 2, beginning April 4. Live US/Canada Tour of "All Hail" (April & July 2017) welcometonightvale.com, click on live shows Welcome to Night Vale: The Novel (now in paperback) welcometonightvale.com, click on book. Music: Disparition, disparition.info. Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com. Produced by Night Vale Presents. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:46 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 349: Face 2 Face: Remembering How to Do Live Shows in Portland

Listen in to our nearly two-hour-long live show in beautiful Portland, Ore., which we performed after not doing a live show for over six months. It was also our first live show using lavalier mics, which led to a lot of what we in the comedy industry like to call "working the room." Suggested talking points: Identity Coupon, Magic Fight, JRMY, Bespoke Munch Squad, Plane Refund, Cyberpiracy, Orgasm Howl, Dick Pic Pokedex, Toot Hypnosis, Dr. Dr., Pee Encounters, Interruptions
posted by Tevin at 1:00 PM - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Maneuvers  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 11

They're bringin' Seska back (yeah)/ Them other Kazon don't know how to act (yeah)/ I think it's special, what's behind Chakotay's back (yeah)/ So turn around and Janeway will pick up the slack (yeah) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:44 AM - 14 comments

Book: Saga, Vol. 1

The story of two soldiers from opposite sides of a never ending galactic war trying to raise a child together. (Issues 1-6) [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:51 AM - 12 comments

Big Little Lies: Full Miniseries  Season 1 (Full Season)

All is not what it seems in this dark comedy set in an idyllic seaside California town, where success, affluence and privilege are slowly but surely undone by secrets, rivalries, deception and murder. Based on Australian Liane Moriarty's novel. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 6:49 AM - 20 comments

April 2

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 96 - A Night At The Museum feat. Alex Jones (4/2/17)

The crew fields another celebrity voicemail, from Alex Jones (Tim Heidecker), acknowledging just a few blemishes in his 23 years of bravely reporting the truth and nothing but the truth, despite a literal nucular-style attack from the mainstream globalist media empire.
The lads then discuss Mike Pence's Rules For Dating Mother, the sad sacks at the DNC, why American health care sucks (more on that next week) and a magical reading series from National Review's Jay Nerdlinger about his field trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He did not like it.

posted by grobstein at 6:08 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Swimmer

Ned Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decides to jog from pool to pool to swim the whole valley. At each pool, Ned stops and chats with his neighbors, each stop revealing more and more about Ned's life journey until he reaches his final destination. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 12:39 PM - 7 comments

April 1

Rick and Morty: April Fools  Season 3, Episode 1

Out of nowhere, Adult Swim has started streaming the new season premiere of Rick and Morty season 3 http://www.adultswim.com/videos/streams [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:15 PM - 33 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: She Done Already Done Brought It On  Season 9, Episode 2

Lisa Kudrow visits briefly; the queens must perform in an epic cheer battle, with Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, and Fred Schneider of The B-52s as guest judges. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 5:59 PM - 12 comments

Movie: Blood Orange

Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge. [more inside]
posted by cda at 12:36 PM - 0 comments