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May 15

Movie: The Fits

While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer from fainting spells and other violent fits. (72 minutes.) [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 11:56 PM - 4 comments

Lucifer: God Johnson  Season 2, Episode 16

The prime suspect in a grisly murder at an insane asylum calls himself God, and Lucifer begins to realize that the man may just be his father. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:59 PM - 6 comments

Into the Badlands: Chapter XV: Nightingale Sings No More  Season 2, Episode 9

The Widow suffers a setback with her new alliance. Bajie reveals a secret from his past. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 8:29 PM - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Chasing Amy  Season 4, Episode 18

Amy suddenly vanishes hours before taking the Sergeant Exam, and it’s up to Jake and Rosa to find her before it’s too late. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 8:18 PM - 1 comment

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Cop Con  Season 4, Episode 17

The precinct packs up and heads to the Tri-State Police Officers’ annual Cop-Con, which is usually the Nine-Nine’s excuse for a big annual party. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 8:09 PM - 0 comments

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Sixty-Two  Season 3, Episode 18

A schoolmate calls Mateo "artificial", which causes him to ask how he came into the world. Jane accidentally causes Fabian to read Fahrenheit 451. [more inside]
posted by brainwane at 9:51 AM - 5 comments

The Leftovers: It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World  Season 3, Episode 5

Convinced it is Kevin's destiny to be in Miracle for the coming seventh anniversary of the Departure, Matt Jamison impulsively heads to Australia in an effort to bring Kevin home. [more inside]
posted by LizBoBiz at 9:39 AM - 17 comments

Samurai Jack: C  Season 5, Episode 9

Samurai Jack's worst fear is realized when he faces off against Aku, and a daughter of Aku addresses the theory of nature versus nurture. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:13 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Thaw  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 23

Can't sleep, clowns will eat metrap me in stasis [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:20 AM - 11 comments

Silicon Valley: Teambuilding Exercise  Season 4, Episode 4

Jared worries about Richard when he reaches out to an unlikely ally; Gilfoyle gets serious about security after Dinesh's latest dalliance; Erlich grows concerned about Jian-Yang's commitment to his app.
posted by noneuclidean at 3:57 AM - 13 comments

Movie: Mindhorn

Bruce P. Mindhorn (Julian Barratt) is a former secret who has a cybernetic eye he can use to see the truth. Now, he’s the best detective the Isle of Man has ever seen. WAIT, NO. (Record Scratch Sound) Richard Thorncroft (still Julian Barratt) is an abrasive, washed-up British actor who played Bruce P. Mindhorn in a two-season ‘80s sitcom. At the end of his rope, Thorncroft lucks into a bizarre, long-shot potential PR coup when crazed serial killer “The Kestrel” (Russell Tovey) demands to negotiate with Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real cop.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:10 AM - 7 comments

May 14

American Gods: Head Full of Snow  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 3

Shadow questions his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank. And just when Shadow thought his life couldn't get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:29 PM - 13 comments

American Gods: Head Full Of Snow  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

Shadow questions his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank. And just when Shadow thought his life couldn't get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery. [more inside]
posted by sparkletone at 7:01 PM - 42 comments

Movie: Cars 2

Racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his tow-truck buddy, Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), have had their share of adventures together but nothing like what they experience when they head overseas for the first-ever World Grand Prix. While Lightning has his eye on the road to the championship, Mater takes a detour to international espionage when he meets British master spy Finn McMissile (Michael Caine) and stunning spy-in-training Holley Shiftwell (Emily Mortimer). [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:20 PM - 2 comments

Fringe: An Enemy of Fate  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 13

As the Observers close in, Walter and September desperately work to complete the plan, but one obstacle after another hinders their progress. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 1:10 PM - 0 comments

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Return  Season 4, Episode 21

Coulson and the team's victory in the Framework is short-lived, as an even deadlier enemy looms against them all. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:17 AM - 3 comments

May 13

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy, HAIM  Season 42, Episode 20

Host: Melissa McCarthy, Musical Guest: HAIM [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 10:26 PM - 40 comments

Doctor Who: Oxygen  Season 10, Episode 5

"Space... the final frontier. Final because it wants to kill us. Sometimes we forget that, start taking it all for granted — the suits, the ships, the little bubbles of safety — as they protect us from the void. But the void is always waiting." - The Doctor [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:08 PM - 18 comments

Movie: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

A young FBI agent disappears while investigating the strange murder of a transient teenage girl in rural Oregon. One year later, in a small town not far away, another teenage girl born into privilege is living a double life, on the verge of losing herself totally in a blaze of sex, drugs, abuse and degradation. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 8:11 PM - 14 comments

Master of None: First Date  Season 2, Episode 4

Sucked into a popular dating app, Dev winds up on a string of awkward, fun and disorienting dates with very different women
posted by The Gooch at 6:12 PM - 6 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul Roast  Season 9, Episode 8

The queens roast each other in the traditional reading mini-challenge, then must go after a much bigger fish when Ru informs them that the maxi-challenge is to roast Michelle Visage. [more inside]
posted by merriment at 3:05 PM - 13 comments

Anne: Wherever You Are Is My Home  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 7

With the future of Green Gables at stake--and an ailing Matthew confined to bed--Anne and Marilla move mountains to save their home. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:42 PM - 7 comments

Anne: Remorse Is the Poison of Life  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 6

Anne's resourcefulness mends fences with the Barrys when Minnie May falls gravely ill. An affecting loss stirs up memories of Marilla's past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 11:31 AM - 1 comment

Anne: Tightly Knotted to a Similar String  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 5

Anne hosts Diana for her first "grown-up" tea, but the affair proves a bit too intoxicating. Matthew runs an errand of utmost importance. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:22 AM - 4 comments

Anne: An Inward Treasure Born  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

A minister's advice prompts Marilla to question her choices. When tragedy strikes, Anne's intellect saves lives--and her sullied reputation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:16 AM - 2 comments

Master of None: Religion   Season 2, Episode 3

Back in New York, a visit from observant Muslim relatives puts Dev in a tricky position. He introduces his cousin to a forbidden pleasure: pork.
posted by The Gooch at 7:49 AM - 6 comments

Master of None: Le Nozze   Season 2, Episode 2

Arnold stops by on his way to a wedding to explore Modena with his Little Bud. But he hasn't told Dev the whole truth about his trip.
posted by The Gooch at 7:46 AM - 4 comments

Master of None: The Thief  Season 2, Episode 1

While studying pasta making in Italy, Dev makes a serendipitous connection on his birthday, only to have his plans upended by a thief.
posted by The Gooch at 7:43 AM - 12 comments

Anne: But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

Anne starts school in Avonlea and discovers she has much to learn. Marilla steps out of her comfort zone to attend a meeting for progressive mothers. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:25 AM - 5 comments

I Love Dick: Full Season—DICK, DICK, DICK, DICK, DICK, DICK, DICK, DICK  Season 1 (Full Season)

Based on the 1997 roman à clef of the same name, this funny, sexy, beautiful adaptation stars Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, and Griffin Dunne as the story's tragicomic love triangle broken over an epistolary artwork, all the while struggling to make sense of their desires, shame, and creative impulses. Well, maybe Dick isn't struggling. He's just Dick. Amazon's description: Adapted from the lauded feminist novel, I LOVE DICK is set in a colorful academic community in Marfa, Texas. It tells the story of a struggling married couple, Chris and Sylvere, and their obsession with a charismatic professor named Dick. Told in Rashomon-style shifts of POV, I LOVE DICK charts the unraveling of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a reluctant messiah. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 3:55 AM - 6 comments

May 12

Grey's Anatomy: True Colors  Season 13, Episode 23

The doctors of Grey-Sloan encounter a difficult case involving two patients; Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him; Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
posted by Night_owl at 2:45 PM - 3 comments

Anne: I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 2

A determined Matthew embarks on a journey to bring Anne home. Marilla is sick with worry but struggles to express her emotions. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:40 AM - 8 comments

Anne: Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

A bungled message brings spirited orphan Anne Shirley to Green Gables, where unmarried siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are waiting for a boy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:57 AM - 9 comments

May 11

Riverdale: The Sweet Hereafter  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 13

Archie and Veronica continue to grow closer; Betty confronts her mother; Jughead finds himself in an unexpected situation; Hermione makes Fred an offer that seems too good to be true; Cheryl takes matters into her own hands.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:35 PM - 7 comments

Steven Universe: I Am My Mom  Season 4, Episode 25

The Crystal Gems fight to free the humans abducted by Aquamarine and Topaz.
posted by Small Dollar at 5:37 PM - 10 comments

Steven Universe: Are You My Dad?  Season 4, Episode 24

Steven is concerned when Jamie is uncharacteristically late on his appointed rounds, but soon gets news of more troubling disappearances. Could this have something to do with the arrival of a mysterious blue Gem?
posted by Small Dollar at 5:33 PM - 3 comments

Into the Badlands: Chapter XIV: Sting of the Scorpion's Tail  Season 2, Episode 8

Sunny plays a dangerous game causing his allies to question his loyalties. The Widow finds a new weapon as her alliance begins to disintegrate. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:11 PM - 0 comments

The 100: The Other Side  Season 4, Episode 11

Clarke faces the consequences of her controversial choice. Raven makes another choice with her space plans. Monty tries again to convince Jasper and Harper. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:03 PM - 5 comments

Archer: Waxing Gibbous  Season 8, Episode 6

Archer has to explain Mother why she isn't rolling in a million dollars like a kitten with a million dollars. Poovey fantasizes about the future and reminds Figgis his odds on suicide, and Lana discusses the death of Al Capone, the Lindbergh baby, and makeshift radiator repairs.
posted by lmfsilva at 7:01 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Innocence  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 22

We're the kids in the Delta Quadrant! (whoa-oh) / We're the kids in the Delta Quadrant! (whoa-oh) / Everybody watch us die in a cave![more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:33 AM - 16 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN  Season 7, Episode 4

"The First New Horror Creature... Come Prepared!" An irradiated astronaut returns to Earth and, horribly deformed, starts killing people. 'I Can't Believe It's Not Monster A-Go-Go!' Satellite News informs us that the host segments in this one, depicting Dr. F and Pearl making a film out of Crow's screenplay Earth Vs. Soup, were them getting even with Hollywood types who were the source of much pain during the making of MST: The Movie, and that their performances call back to specific people they met. Fan consensus is this is a very good episode, but I'm not a fan of gore myself so I've not seen it much. Everyone take note: after this, there are only two Comedy Central episodes left, and thus only two episodes remaining with Trace Beaulieu. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered February 24, 1996. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:03 AM - 6 comments

May 10

Fargo: The Narrow Escape Problem  Season 3, Episode 4

Emmit and Sy try to figure out what they have gotten themselves into; Nikki and Ray track down some collateral; Gloria learns more about Maurice.
posted by JimBennett at 8:42 PM - 17 comments

Arrow: Honor Thy Fathers  Season 5, Episode 21

Oliver returns to the mayor's office and faces one of his most pressing issues yet, the forced release of dozens of violent criminals prosecuted by Adrian Chase. Meanwhile, a crate is delivered to Oliver's office containing a mysterious corpse encased in concrete. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:36 PM - 4 comments

Steven Universe: The Good Lars  Season 4, Episode 23

Steven, Lars, and Sadie are invited to a potluck with the Cool Kids! But will Lars' ube roll cake be too weird?
posted by Small Dollar at 7:51 PM - 7 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Faithful  Season 1, Episode 5

Offred learns more about the men in her home. Another handmaid fights back.
posted by roolya_boolya at 12:31 PM - 33 comments

iZombie: Some Like It Hot Mess  Season 3, Episode 6

Liz becomes unpredictable after consuming the brain of an irresponsible narcissist. Ravi suffers a major setback in the search for a cure. Peyton receives some shocking news.
posted by rednikki at 8:11 AM - 10 comments

iZombie: Spanking the Zombie  Season 3, Episode 5

When Liv consumes the brains of a dominatrix, her bossy and controlling personality makes everyone a little uncomfortable, especially Clive. Meanwhile, Blaine and Peyton have a heart-to-heart.
posted by rednikki at 8:10 AM - 6 comments

iZombie: Wag the Tongue Slowly  Season 3, Episode 4

Clive's patience is tested when Liv consumes the brain of a murder victim who had the reputation of being the ultimate office gossip. Meanwhile, Blaine and Peyton continue to grow closer as they wait to see if Ravi (Rahul Kohli) is able to reverse the effects of the cure. Lastly, Major is one step away from fulfilling a promise.
posted by rednikki at 8:09 AM - 4 comments

Catastrophe: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

From the Amazon description:
Rob and Sharon have faced down unexpected pregnancy and abrupt parenthood, but can they survive Rob's discovery of a suspicious receipt?
[more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:25 AM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN  Season 11, Episode 5

We're in the Old West! The owner of Rancho Bonito, Jimmy, is losing cattle to the quicksand bog. The local claim an ancient legendary beast is behind the losses, but Jimmy suspects foul play on the part of evil rancher and black marketer Enrique, whose thugs have been bothering Jimmy for a while. Helping him is his partner Felipe, and recovering alcoholic and Mexican stereotype and his son Pancho and Panchito. Matters are pretty tense between Jimmy and Enrique, and it doesn't help when Enrique's girl Sarita takes a liking to Jimmy either, so the two have a dust-up in town. Jimmy decides to leave town in order to protect Sarita. We're two acts down and nearly two-thirds through the movie. We're right on schedule for a traditional third act cowboy movie showdown, right? AND THEN THE CLAYMATION DINOSAUR ATTACKS.... It is no joke, that is exactly what happens in the movie. It's like they really wanted to make a Western, but could only get funding for a monster movie. It is the most stunning, least-telegraphed sudden left turn I've ever seen in a movie, and I'm including Monster A-Go-Go's ending in this. There is a particularly bizarre host segment in this episode where the bots nearly make not just Jonah but even the Mads hysterical with their antics. Episode 1105 is on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 3:50 AM - 27 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality II  Season 4, Episode 11

Recently in the news....
  • More on the court case where Eminem is suing New Zealand's National Party for using, in an ad, a song that sounds just a little too close to "Lose Yourself."
  • The U.S. House of Representatives rapidly moves to pass an updated (but still no better) version of the AHCA, before most people really knew what exactly was in it and before the Congressional Budget Office could score it, sending it to the Senate.
  • And Now: To Celebrate Their Engagement This Week, A Look Back At The Romance Between Joe Scarborough And Mika Brzezinski. "Congratulations?"
  • Main story: Net Neutrality is up in the air again due to Trump's newly-appointed head of the FCC Ajit Pai, a pseudo-hip former Verizon lawyer planning on changing the rules. LWT notes that his complaints about the restrictiveness of the current rules are a bit disinginuous, since it was a court case brought by Verizon that resulted in them. The FCC is once again soliciting public opinion, and like they did in the show's fifth episode, LWT encourages you to write in with your opinion, this time purchasing a domain name, www.gofccyourself.com, to take people to a search that makes the comment request easy to find, important since the FCC's comment form is less friendly to navigate than it was the first time. YouTube (20m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:52 AM - 5 comments

May 9

The Americans: Darkroom  Season 5, Episode 10

Stan, Renee, Philip, and Elizabeth have dinner, Brad and Alexei have kvass, Tatiana has a chat with Evgheniya, Oleg talks to his co-worker and does not talk to his parents, Sofia tells Aderholt and Beeman about her boyfriend, Pasha is dealing with a shitty situation at school, Philip and Elizabeth tie the knot, and there are new developments arising from Paige's relationship with Pastor Tim. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 10:20 PM - 30 comments

The Flash: Cause and Effect  Season 3, Episode 21

Barry takes drastic measures to stop Savitar. Meanwhile, H.R. continues to push Tracy Brand to design the trap for Savitar; and Killer Frost returns with an interesting proposal. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:56 PM - 10 comments

Steven Universe: Doug Out  Season 4, Episode 22

Steven and Connie accompany Mr. Maheswaran on a Funland stakeout.
posted by Small Dollar at 4:57 PM - 5 comments

Lucifer: Deceptive Little Parasite  Season 2, Episode 15

Knowing that the flaming sword is the only hope for the family returning home safely, the pressure falls on Lucifer to control what he has never been able to control before--his emotions--in order to ignite it. Meanwhile, a therapist and head of admissions at an elite private school turns up dead, and the team investigates. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:42 AM - 5 comments

Supergirl: City of Lost Children  Season 2, Episode 20

When an alien attacks National City, Supergirl and the DEO learn the alien is a Phorian... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:32 AM - 8 comments

May 8

Better Call Saul: Chicanery  Season 3, Episode 5

Kim and Jimmy face off with an adversary. Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his future. Jimmy loses an ally and gains another.
posted by rhizome at 11:39 PM - 97 comments

Steven Universe: Lion 4: Alternate Ending  Season 4, Episode 21

Steven scours his mother's video message for clues to his "magical destiny".
posted by Small Dollar at 5:27 PM - 8 comments

American Gods: The Secret of Spoons  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 2

As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:15 PM - 21 comments

Book: Before the Fall

On a foggy summer night, eleven people - ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy, who is now the last remaining member of a wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.
posted by komara at 12:37 PM - 1 comment