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November 1

Book: Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

The crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Secret History of Twin Peaks, this novel bridges the two series, and takes you deeper into the mysteries raised by the new series. (Official description continues inside) [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:51 PM - 3 comments

American Horror Story: Drink the Kool-Aid  Season 7, Episode 9

Kai tests the cultists. Ally and Ivy share a meal.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:27 PM - 2 comments

Supergirl: The Faithful  Season 3, Episode 4

Kara investigates a secretive new group whose leader, Thomas Coville, has a mysterious connection to Supergirl. Meanwhile, Samantha feels like she's letting Ruby down, and J'onn confesses an old secret. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:43 PM - 10 comments

Broad City: Witches  Season 4, Episode 6

Abbi feels old after discovering that she has a gray hair; Ilana sees a sex therapist. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 11:16 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Landline

A teenager living with her sister and parents in Manhattan during the 1990s discovers that her father is having an affair.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:27 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Ologies: Episode 6 - Thanatology with Cole Imperi

Hoooo boy. We're all up in death and dying's bizness and to Alie's shock, it's not a bummer. Confront and perhaps OVERCOME existential anxiety as we discuss not only the science of death but the nature and goddamn beauty of life. Everything from burial methods, the latest in eco funerals, what a funeral director hates most, how gnomes die, and how to regret less. Meet your new favorite thanatologist and oddly, get the guts to be the you you want to be. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 7:29 AM - 0 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 8, Episode 10

Twelve bakers started, just three remain. Who will succeed with the demanding final challenges, including a high-end patisserie showstopper, to be crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off 2017? (Channel 4 description.)
posted by PearlRose at 6:24 AM - 7 comments

Tatort: Zurück ins Licht  Season 1, Episode 1

Lürsen and Stedefreund (Bremen) are presented with a thumb and an abandoned car smeared with blood. [more inside]
posted by From Bklyn at 2:53 AM - 1 comment

October 31

Legends of Tomorrow: Phone Home  Season 3, Episode 4

The Legends learn that Ray Palmer will die because they broke time, so they race back to 1988 to try to save his life. Meanwhile, Stein begins working on a secret project on the ship, which makes Rory and Jax suspicious. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:12 PM - 11 comments

The Flash: Elongated Journey Into Night  Season 4, Episode 4

Cisco is shocked when Gypsy's father, Breacher, shows up on Earth-1. Breacher takes an immediate disliking to Cisco and decides to hunt him. Meanwhile, Barry runs into his old nemesis Ralph Dibny. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:12 PM - 12 comments

The Walking Dead: The Damned  Season 8, Episode 2

The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds. As Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.
posted by LizBoBiz at 12:46 PM - 16 comments

The Gifted: boXed in  Season 1, Episode 5

Motivated by a tragic event from his past, Jace throws all the power of the Sentinel Services into finding the Mutant Underground Way Station. Meanwhile, Blink's vivid dreams lead her to confront Dreamer. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:06 AM - 4 comments

October 30

Lucifer: Welcome Back, Charlotte Richards  Season 3, Episode 5

When a food chemist is found dead, Lucifer and Chloe's investigation pits them against an unexpected face--criminal defense attorney Charlotte Richards. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:30 PM - 1 comment

The Deuce: My Name Is Ruby  Season 1, Episode 8

Vincent balks at getting in deeper with Rudy, as expansion fever hits Frankie and Bobby. Candy gets a taste of directing, and enjoys the red-carpet perks of a major premiere. Alston finds himself in limbo at his precinct. Abby changes up the Hi-Hat's clientele; Sandra faces editorial and legal hurdles; Barbara and Thunderthighs connect with the wrong sort of clients; Vincent settles a score. C.C. encourages Ace, a onetime pimp, to get back in the game.
posted by rhizome at 4:13 PM - 9 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 378: Pumpkindaze 2017

Legally, we have to say the first, oh, four minutes of this episode is just ALL parody, all the time. It's definitely, definitely covered under fair use, and there's just no debate about that. Suggested talking points: Anything Can Happen On Halloween, Pocket Ripper, Kidney Stone Caper, Accidental Party Crasher, Slimebusters, Buttons Immersion
posted by Tevin at 9:49 AM - 11 comments

Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Human Is  Season 1, Episode 6

Vera is overjoyed when her husband returns from a dangerous mission, but is he the same man?
posted by lmfsilva at 8:52 AM - 4 comments

Supernatural: Patience  Season 13, Episode 3

An old friend enlists the help of Dean and Jody Mills when a wraith kills her friend and comes after her granddaughter. Sam continues to work with Jack to control his powers. [more inside]
posted by terilou at 8:48 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Vis à Vis  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 20

Sometimes a guy just wants to kick back and work on his imaginary bitchin' Camaro without being hassled, but Tom Paris is about to have a freaky Friday... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:09 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 33 - Necromancer Performance Review

It's time to talk to Dripfang the Chef Inquisitor about how evil he is and if he can do his job better. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 4:05 AM - 0 comments

October 29

Star Trek: Discovery: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad   Season 1, Episode 7

Discovery experiences an unauthorized timeloop... [more inside]
posted by mordax at 8:24 PM - 93 comments

Saturday Night Live: Halloween  Season 43, Episode 5

Including the David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, because that's episode #00 and FanFare doesn't have that number.
posted by rhizome at 6:44 PM - 8 comments

Outlander: Creme de Menthe  Books Included   Season 3, Episode 7

Claire follows her conscience as a surgeon despite the risks to her and Jamie's lives; Jamie tries to evade the reach of the Crown as its representative closes in on his illegal dealings.
posted by olinerd at 5:20 PM - 13 comments

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Two Broken Fingers  Season 2, Episode 3

Dirk and the gang are surprisingly joined by a familiar face, and an other-worldly one. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:35 PM - 10 comments

Inhumans: The Gentleman's Name Is Gorgon  Season 1, Episode 6

Gorgon and Karnak take on Auran and her Inhuman army, with disastrous results. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:43 PM - 9 comments

Gypsy: The Rabbit Hole  Season 1, Episode 1

Growing restless with married suburban life, New York therapist Jean Holloway develops a furtive fascination with a patients ex-girlfriend.
posted by ellieBOA at 9:42 AM - 1 comment

October 28

Stranger Things: Chapter Nine: The Gate  Season 2, Episode 9

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:24 PM - 229 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer  Season 2, Episode 8

An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:45 PM - 44 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister  Season 2, Episode 7

Psychic visions draw Eleven to a band of violent outcasts and an angry girl with a shadowy past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:16 PM - 82 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Six: The Spy  Season 2, Episode 6

Will's connection to a shadowy evil grows stronger, but no one's quite sure how to stop it. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:46 PM - 40 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: Dig Dug  Season 2, Episode 5

Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.
posted by Fizz at 1:46 PM - 29 comments

Will & Grace: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying  Season 9, Episode 5

Grace tries working for an obnoxious hotel mogul; Will is surprised at his reaction to making senior partner; Jack owns half of a winning lottery ticket.
posted by kimberussell at 11:29 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Miss Sloane

In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:29 AM - 1 comment

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: Will the Wise  Season 2, Episode 4

An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.
posted by Fizz at 7:17 AM - 50 comments

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh Is A Liar  Season 3, Episode 3

Rebecca's revenge against Josh backfires; George gives Nathaniel relationship advice. [more inside]
posted by GrammarMoses at 6:38 AM - 14 comments

Project Runway: Warrior Fashion  Season 16, Episode 11

It’s an emotional Runway as the designers create looks inspired by “Warrior Women” — women who have battled breast cancer. [more inside]
posted by carbide at 12:45 AM - 17 comments

October 27

Blindspot: Back to the Grind  Season 3, Episode 1

Patterson, Reade, and Zapata have been kidnapped! To save them, Jane and Weller must uncover the secrets of a new set of tattoos given as part of Roman's sick plan of revenge.
posted by Small Dollar at 7:27 PM - 4 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: The Pollywog  Season 2, Episode 3

Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.
posted by Fizz at 7:19 PM - 53 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: Trick or Treat, Freak  Season 2, Episode 2

After Will sees something terrible on trick-or-treat night, Mike wonders whether Eleven's still out there. Nancy wrestles with the truth about Barb.
posted by Fizz at 6:12 PM - 39 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: MADMAX  Season 2, Episode 1

As the town preps for Halloween, a high-scoring rival shakes things up in the arcade, and a skeptical Hopper inspects a field of rotting pumpkins.
posted by Fizz at 1:12 PM - 38 comments

The Orville: Majority Rule  Season 1, Episode 7

On a mission to rescue two missing Union anthropologists, the Orville encounters a planet where everyone wears a badge with the running total of the positive and negative impressions they leave on each other. Navigator John LaMarr makes a spectacle of himself acting lewdly towards a memorial statue and is forced to go on a public apology tour, where he must make a good enough impression of himself or else get his behavior "corrected" with a lobotomy.
posted by Small Dollar at 12:42 PM - 21 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods  Season 2, Episode 3

Frustrated by the lack of progress in his father's case, Archie takes matters into his own hands; Veronica is glad to introduce her father to her friends; Jughead befriends a Southside Serpent on his first day at his new school. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 12:34 PM - 7 comments

October 26

Arrow: Next of Kin  Season 6, Episode 3

A rogue black ops team led by Onyx breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to connect with William so he reaches out to a surprising source for help. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:57 PM - 6 comments

The Good Place: Janet and Michael  Season 2, Episode 6

Janet and Michael address recent disturbances and reveal some backstory. A new person is made. And needles.
posted by zachlipton at 6:42 PM - 89 comments

I Love You, America: Sarah Silverman ♥s US on her new Hulu talkshow  Season 1 (Full Season)

Sarah Silverman has a new weekly talkshow on Hulu. It's pretty interesting. So far, the first two episodes both included segments where Sarah hangs out with a Trump-supporting family in the South. Those are kind of fascinating, and against all odds, it appeared that common ground was found. Obviously not on everything, but enough to make you hopeful. The third episode—just aired—is a lot more scripted. Except the Tig Nataro segment where Tig tries to learn how to chant like an auctioneer. Comedy gold. The rest gets kind of Fernwood Tonight, and by that I mean brilliant. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk at 6:18 PM - 5 comments

Supergirl: Far from the Tree  Season 3, Episode 3

Maggie reaches out to her estranged father when Eliza throws her and Alex a wedding shower, while Supergirl joins J'onn on a personal mission. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:39 PM - 6 comments

The Mayor: City Hall-oween  Season 1, Episode 4

As Halloween approaches, Mayor Courtney Rose and Police Chief Fox (Kristen Johnston) find themselves at odds on how to handle the night. At a press conference, Mayor Rose announces the community's first annual spook-tacular celebration at City Hall, surprising Chief Fox and his own team. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:16 AM - 2 comments

Big Mouth: Requiem for A Wet Dream  Season 1, Episode 7

Andrew struggles to keep the Hormone Monster in check as he works with Missy on a science fair project. Jessi and Matthew have fun at Jay's expense.
posted by holmesian at 9:45 AM - 0 comments

SMILF: A Box of Dunkies and Two Squirts of Maple Syrup  Season 1, Episode 1

A single, 20-something mom struggles to find a happy work-life balance. Starring and created by Frankie Shaw, this is the pilot episode. [more inside]
posted by adept256 at 9:18 AM - 1 comment

You're the Worst: Worldstar!  Season 4, Episode 9

Lindsay and Becca's mom visits. Vernon enjoys some old video. Edgar gets his chimichurri. Jimmy reunites with a childhood friend. And Gretchen takes matters into her own hand.
posted by Thorzdad at 9:02 AM - 2 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.2legacy.so  Season 3, Episode 3

Official synopsis: "The former interim CTO of E Corp returns." My summary: it's an in-fill eposide, focused on Tyrell Wellick and what he saw and experienced following the 5/9 hack until almost the present, with a cameo from Wallace Shawn, and a brief return for Joey Bada$$. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:15 AM - 14 comments

Star Wars Rebels: In the Name of the Rebellion (Parts I and II)  Season 4, Episode 3

Rebels takes a significant step toward Rogue One in the two part "In the Name of the Rebellion," with the appearance of Yavin IV, Mon Mothma, and Saw Gerrera chasing after the mystery of an Imperial super weapon. Come for Two Tubes in a U-wing, stay for the first recognizable female Deathtrooper! [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:03 AM - 1 comment

Fresh Off the Boat: It's a Plastic Pumpkin, Louis Huang  Season 4, Episode 4

On Halloween, Louis is disappointed that Evan doesn't take his childish delight in the holiday; Eddie and the gang plot to crash a cool older girl's party; Jessica and Emery are spooked when they hear a strange man's voice emanating from Grandma's room, and things get even creepier when a mysterious group of costumed strangers whisk Grandma away, making them suspect the supernatural worst.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:37 AM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 18

Holodeck Nazis. …I hate Holodeck Nazis. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:56 AM - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK  Season 8, Episode 22

"Caught in a future world, his only escape is back in time." Raul Julia is Aram Fingal, who lives in a future dystopia and gets in trouble by scrolling up Casablanca at his data entry job. So he's doppled into a baboon--thankfully, not an anteater--but an impish schoolkid loses his body, so he's then-doppled into the world-running computer for safe keeping. He pretends to be Rick from Casablanca, meets his dead mom of whom he asks, "My nuts?" and runs afoul of both computech Apollonia Jones and the CEO of Novicorp. Look, I've seen the movie several times and I'm just as lost as you are. This has gotta be the most nonsensical movie in MST3K's rich history of nonsense. Gloriously silly and yet seems not to even notice. Made for public television, it's another strong contender for Worst Movie They Riffed. It's filled with heaping helpings of made-up future jargon like a kind of sad Nadsat. Get ready everyone, it's Fingal time! In the host segments, Pearl decides to run her own pledge drive and rake in the dollars. This is the end of season eight of Mystery Science Theater 3000. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered November 22, 1997. 26 episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:50 AM - 33 comments

Movie: The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Shunned by everyone for being the son of an evil warlord, a teenager seeks to defeat him with the help of his fellow ninjas. The third big screen Lego Movie, this one focuses on teenage Lego ninja heroes in a futuristic city.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 2:30 AM - 3 comments

October 25

Travelers: Ave Machina  Season 2, Episode 1

Grant MacLaren and his team find themselves in FBI custody with no means of escape, while a mysterious new traveler reveals secrets to his psychiatrist. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:15 PM - 12 comments

Me, Myself and I: Family Tree  Season 1, Episode 5

When Mid-life Alex helps his daughter, Abby, with a family tree project, he's tempted to find his biological father. Also, Young Alex must perform at Ron's family reunion talent show, and Older Alex meets Older Abby's new boyfriend.
posted by rhizome at 5:28 PM - 4 comments

American Horror Story: Winter of our Discontent  Season 7, Episode 8

The cult goes all Handmaid's Tale-meets-Fight Club, which is a real problem, since basically everyone in the cult who isn't a stone cold idiot is a woman. Meanwhile, an extended flashback to ramp up the gore and pad the runtime.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:19 PM - 4 comments

Special Event: 2017 MLB baseball playoffs: World Series

The Houston Astros vs the LA Dodgers in a best-of-seven series.
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:04 PM - 143 comments

Podcast: Ologies: Minisode! Fall Ologies

It's hot and Alie is nostalgic for fall. So here's a mini episode on the world's best autumn ologies to cozy up your week. Considerate blood bats, pumpkin hacks, leaf phenology, and ... Real. Life. Zombies. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 7:39 AM - 1 comment