August 10

"Preview" posts

Something to keep us busy [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 9:27 AM - 2 comments

August 7

Netflix to stream 12 original series, starting in November 2017

Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 AM - 2 comments

August 6

Any interest in "Comrade Detective"?

Someone mentioned in the "Santa Barbara in Russia" post watching "Comrade Detective". I saw it on Amazon and watched the first episode and wondered if anyone is interested in a post for the season. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 11:05 PM - 3 comments

August 2

Avoiding spoilers for other shows

Sometimes discussion of a show will contain spoilers for a different show. What's the etiquette or policy on this? SPOILERS for Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, and Better Call Saul within. [more inside]
posted by mama casserole at 4:27 PM - 6 comments

July 15

Friends From College

Is anyone else watching Friends from College? I've checked and haven't seen any FanFare discussion so far.
posted by bunderful at 10:35 AM - 2 comments

June 28

Bong Joon-ho's OKJA

Is anyone going to make a post to discuss Bong Joon-ho's OKJA, which is premiering on Netflix today? [more inside]
posted by incomple at 11:56 AM - 11 comments

June 24

Discussion of 'The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.'?

Have enough people real the new Neal Stephenson / Nicole Galland collaboration The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. to make a book discussion worthwhile?
posted by Major Clanger at 2:00 AM - 9 comments

June 20

Any interest in Claws on TNT?

I am watching Claws and am really enjoying it. Is anyone else watching it? The second episode was on Sunday. It's starring Niecy Nash and I love that the main characters are mostly women. [more inside]
posted by apricot at 9:53 AM - 3 comments

June 17

Anyone up for a 1966 Batman: the Movie post?

I’m out this weekend but after watching Batman: the Movie last Friday with friends in honor of Adam West, it only felt right to see if folks here would be interested in discussing it. If nobody else wants to, I can make a post later!
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:20 PM - 6 comments

June 9

Strange Club movie for Monday: TAG (Sion Sono, 2015)

Hello, this Monday the post will go up for TAG, a Sion Sono movie that looks pretty entertaining (and extremely violent). Trailer. It's currently streaming on Netflix. Enjoy!
posted by naju at 12:38 PM - 1 comment

May 23

Dear White People

Anyone interested in watching/re-watching Dear White People? Season 1 is complete on Netflix and there are 10 episodes of about 25 minutes each. It has a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I think it's one of the best shows I've ever watched. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri at 8:15 AM - 6 comments

May 21

SNL live posts?

The U.S. politics megaposts on the Blue get gummed up with live discussion of "Saturday Night Live" whenever it's new. Should we start treating these as Special Events, pre-posting them and directing traffic over here? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:55 AM - 7 comments

May 3

Any interest in Ingobernable?

Is anyone interested in a FanFare discussion of Ingobernable? All 15 episodes are available (on Netflix) for bingeing, so it might do well as a full-season post. [more inside]
posted by expialidocious at 5:19 PM - 3 comments

May 2

Etiquette for taking over a First Watch for a series?

I recently started watching Band of Brothers and I'd love to discuss it with people here. A few First Watch threads are already on here (from 2014) but only for the first 2 episodes. The user who created them seems to have been inactive since 2015. What's the etiquette for taking it over/can I start making new posts?
posted by scruffy-looking nerfherder at 10:02 AM - 9 comments

April 14

Strange Club movie for Monday: THE LOVE WITCH (Anna Biller, 2016)

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and often cited as one of the best films of 2016. [more inside]
posted by naju at 12:55 PM - 0 comments

April 10


An amazingly funny YouTuber who also posts serious stuff sometimes. His voice is so calm that it could put you to sleep, but you don't fall asleep because you are so engaged in his content. [more inside]
posted by definitely_not_joe_newman at 3:25 PM - 0 comments

April 9

special characters are ?? in title Un village fran��ais

Could someone fix the title for Un village fran��ais where the special characters are ?? Should be Un village français [more inside]
posted by cda at 2:35 PM - 1 comment

March 25

Twin Peaks redux?

So I'm not sure what the protocol is for a show that has already been done in Fanfare, but in the lead up to the new series, I started KidRuki on Twin Peaks for the first time tonight. Kid's coming into this completely unspoiled, and it is fascinating to watch it through Kid's eyes. (Kid thinks Audrey did it!) Can we do a re-watch until new episodes air in May?
posted by Ruki at 9:20 PM - 5 comments

Most commented or recommended shows?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I don't visit FF much. I see there's a "most commented in the past 7 days" feature but there is one for all time, or the past year? My taste likely overlaps with most mefites so I'd be interested in the most popular shows/movies. Or is there some other way to do "if you liked THIS then you'll like THAT"? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous at 12:58 PM - 7 comments

March 23

Any interest in a comic book club?

We've had a couple of discussions about comics already, is there any interest in having a fanfare comic book club? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 1:29 PM - 9 comments

March 16

Strange Club Movie for Monday: THE DEVILS (Ken Russell, 1971)

This movie looks absolutely insane, blasphemous, reprehensible, and devoid of all merit. In other words, it's a perfect fit for Strange Club. It's also been super unavailable and impossible to track down in uncut form, UNTIL NOW: it appeared on the streaming service Shudder yesterday in a 109-minute unrated cut - "the most complete version of the film in existence." Lots of people are justifiably freaking out. Let's watch it. [more inside]
posted by naju at 8:18 PM - 1 comment

March 8

The Guardian Wants You to Tell Them Why You Love Buffy

The Guardian is going to celebrate 20 years of BtVS. "If you’re a fan of the American television series, we want to hear what it means to you and see your collections." Story includes online form.
posted by pjsky at 2:23 PM - 0 comments

February 27

Discussing story heavy games?

I just finished Night in the Woods, which is a story heavy interactive fiction game (blue thread here). I know that Fanfare doesn't have a game category, but what are the chances we could have a discussion for it here?
posted by codacorolla at 11:08 AM - 14 comments

February 25

Anyone interested in talking about Terrace House?

I've just started watching the Japanese reality TV show Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City. It has been described as a show that 'fixes what's broken in reality TV' as it 'finds meaning in mundane human interaction'. Are there any MeFites who have been watching it and want to discuss? Episode-by-episode or whole-series?
posted by Panthalassa at 6:32 AM - 4 comments

February 23

The Good Fight on Fanfare

Are we doing this? Is anyone planning to do this? There's got to be some appetite for liberal drama in the age of Trump on here, right??
posted by ominous_paws at 3:37 AM - 5 comments

February 16

Drugs! What'd they give you? Thorazine? Haldol? How much?

12 Monkeys [fanfare] season 2? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 10:49 PM - 4 comments

February 7

Interest in a nonfiction #resistance club?

I am toying with this idea, in part because of chainsofreedom's new fictional "in these trying times" club and Miko's excellent recent ask. Except these days, most of what I read is nonfiction. Anyone up for a nonfiction #resisting club tackling useful works to know about? I'm thinking a mix of history, maybe some political thought, maybe some sociology kinds of things. Suggestions inside the cut. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix at 11:35 AM - 15 comments

February 5

Movies for the Current Administration Club

Inspired by this comment, would folks be interested in assembling a club to watch and discuss films in the context of the current U.S. administration and/or the rightward tilt of the world? The idea would be to draw from a broad base of films, albeit with more of an emphasis on things that can create uplift or provide guidance about how to go forward rather than pure criticism of the present. Asking because I am terrible at running clubs, but sort-of-okay about joining them. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 1:35 PM - 4 comments

January 23

Hunted interest?

Is anyone else out there watching the new US reality show Hunted based on the UK show of the same name? It premiered Sunday, January 22 and there's another episode coming Wednesday. It's pretty ridiculous, but I'd love to chat about it.
posted by Night_owl at 7:14 PM - 3 comments

January 14

New post type - "Should I watch this?"/Spoiler-free "Reviews of"

I'm noticing something interesting which is that a lot of the first few posts in a thread tend to be something like "This is a spoiler-free description of whether or not this thing is worth watching"; People will go into a thread about a thing they've never watched to get a sense of whether or not the thing is worth watching and find spoiler-free reviews there written by other people who also do the same thing. I think this is an interesting observation & maybe something we want to support officially, because spoilers should be frankly assumed in general. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 12:12 PM - 14 comments

January 13

habemus papam iuvenibus

I'm going to post episodes to discuss The Young Pope. You are invited to join.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:08 PM - 4 comments

January 8

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

After nearly a year, the next Friday the 13th is upon us. That means it is time for part five of the Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 7:56 PM - 1 comment

January 2

Hello, My Twenties / Age of Youth

I'm just wondering if anybody has seen this Korean drama. I found this by accident on Netflix. I was just looking for a simple Korean show (as a study aid for learning Korean) and the user ratings for this jumped out at me. I raised my eyebrows in doubt (I'm not a k-drama guy) and read some of the reviews. A lot of raters said they figured "meh, why not", and ended up binging. I was skepticaI, but curious, and thought that it's going to be the standard k-pop-ish k-drama ... you know, girls swooning/fighting over boys with loads of additional saccharine on top. Welp, I was wrong, wrong, wrong. Next thing I know I've binged all 12 episodes. [more inside]
posted by forforf at 3:04 PM - 2 comments

December 30

Terry Pratchett Book Club

I'm interested in reading through Terry Pratchett's excellent Discworld novels with MeFites. This post is to gauge interest, and make a plan for the order in which to read his (fairly extensive) Discworld oeuvre. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong at 1:42 PM - 24 comments

December 27

Adam Curtis documentaries

Is anyone interested in talking about an Adam Curtis documentary? (In related questions: does anyone know a way for me to watch parts two and three of All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace? I am willing to pay!) I have been working my way through his catalog (which, taken all in a row, is pretty intense) and would be interested in talking about some of his movies. All Watched Over is my strongest contender, if I can find the other parts. But also The Way of All Flesh, or his film about Nick Leeson, or the Century of the Self... I'm flexible!
posted by latkes at 7:55 AM - 14 comments

December 23

Winter 2017 Anime

Which series will you be following for Winter 2017? [more inside]
posted by needled at 3:02 PM - 8 comments

December 17

Special Event Request - College Football Bowl Season

It's college football bowl season, which is the most pointlessly fun part of the year for CFB fans and includes the playoffs for the FBS level and the end of the playoffs for the lower levels. Any chance we can get a Special Event to commemorate and discuss it?
posted by Etrigan at 8:08 AM - 1 comment

December 15

Strange Club's Christmas movie for Monday: THE BOX (2009, Richard Kelly)

Richard Kelly is known for unusual films (Donnie Darko and especially Southland Tales, unquestionably one of my all time favorites). So even his touted attempt at a big "commercial" thriller, 2009's The Box, gets odd and confusing in a way that only he could manage. It was panned by critics and tanked at the box office, but it's pretty interesting and I think it's due for a reevaluation. This is our Strange Club off-kilter holiday pick of 2016. Post goes live Monday, Dec. 19.
posted by naju at 2:55 PM - 0 comments

December 14

Politics Inside Out + Side of Beans?

I've recently been listening to the podcast Politics Inside Out by marketplace. I have been really enjoying the topics brought up for discussion, but the show is super short and often makes me want some follow up thinking and hashing of things. [more inside]
posted by Feantari at 10:13 AM - 0 comments

December 13

(Get a) Life After Deep Space Nine

Now that the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine rewatch is drawing to a close, we have tossed around some ideas about what Star Trek to cover next in recent threads. Let's organize our thoughts here and hash it out. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 2:11 PM - 37 comments

FanFare: Video Game Threads OK?

FanFare has categories for TV, Movies, Podcasts and Books. What do folks think of the idea of using FanFare as a place to talk about video games? [more inside]
posted by sourcequench at 1:00 PM - 3 comments

December 9


I've requested that Travelers - the new sci-fi show from Brad Wright (Stargate franchise) - be added. Is anyone else watching it?
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 9:40 AM - 6 comments

December 1

Feels like an indy

Anyone else see Freaks of Nature (2015)? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:00 PM - 0 comments

November 29


Would anyone be interested in a Deadwood rewatch? [more inside]
posted by torisaur at 4:52 PM - 18 comments

November 25

Gilmore Girls revival?

Just finished bingeing the Netflix Gilmore Girls revival. Anyone want to chat about it? Let me know, and I'll post a thread for the whole shebang!
posted by Ragini at 11:56 AM - 9 comments

November 16

The Handmaid's Tale, anyone?

In light of recent events, I've been rereading The Handmaid's Tale. I'd love to discuss it here. Is anyone else interested?
posted by SisterHavana at 4:20 PM - 15 comments

November 6

Society Game discussion megathread

Spoiler-friendly zone for discussing Society Game, a Korean variety show broadly similar to Survivor. [more inside]
posted by Panthalassa at 5:18 PM - 30 comments

October 27

Holiday Movie Club 2016

With November fast approaching, let's plan for the 2016 Holiday Movie Club! [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:26 AM - 24 comments

October 26

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Rewatch?

The Clone Wars is getting pretty popular these days. From inspiring characters in the next Star Wars film to being a foundation for Rebels, it's echoing strongly in the present. How about a rewatch? [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 12:10 PM - 3 comments

October 20

Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox

Is anyone planning to post a thread for tonight's Rocky Horror Picture Show remake on Fox? Should the thread go up after the show as per Fanfare custom, or should this be a live-blog as per RHPS tradition?
posted by oh yeah! at 5:47 AM - 8 comments

October 19

Discussing titles of forthcoming episodes?

It is considered a spoiler to discuss the title of a forthcoming but as yet unshown episode of a show? It's quite common these days for future episode titles to become known or even be announced, but I could imagine some people might try to avoid even these. Do we have a FanFare policy on this? [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger at 8:02 AM - 8 comments

October 18

Tana French novels (The Trespasser etc) - any interest?

I don't read tons of crime fiction, but I just finished Tana French's new novel The Trespassers and thought it would be fun to talk about it or the previous books, anyone else interested? [more inside]
posted by whir at 9:12 PM - 7 comments

October 17

Manhattan Series

Let's watch Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:35 PM - 0 comments

October 4

High Maintenance Maintenance

I have 2 things: First thing is: It seems that the automated Fanfare code is pulling in the IMDB page for the 5-minute-each web series instead of the full length HBO series that is actually being discussed. Second thing is: I noticed that the series High Maintenance is on here as being on Season 7 and I'm wondering how that's being reckoned? I'm asking because it seems that there are 4 seasons of content I'm missing out on and I would like to know how to find them. According to IMDB there were 2 seasons of the web series (which I watched in their entirety last night) and the HBO series is on season 1. Am I missing something, is there more?
posted by bleep at 12:09 PM - 1 comment

October 2

Strange Club: the return

Hey all! So Strange Club was going well for a bit in 2015, and then dropped off the radar entirely in 2016. I'm feeling the itch to get it started back up again, though, after attending Fantastic Fest and having my love for inexplicable, visionary cinema rekindled. So let's get back in the saddle. [more inside]
posted by naju at 6:54 PM - 3 comments

October 1

Crisis in Six Scenes?

Anyone else watching Amazon Prime's Crisis in Six Scenes? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 4:38 AM - 0 comments

September 30

Luke Cage plans

Cagemas weekend is here at last! Just wondering who plans to be posting episode threads.
posted by oh yeah! at 5:45 AM - 2 comments

September 24

The Eric Andre Show

Anyone out there watching The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim? I think it's kind of amazing and a worthy successor to Space Ghost Coast to Coast. It might not be everyone's cup of tea and you have to be a little cracked to dig it, though. Good thing is all the episodes are only 11 minutes long so you can go binge the first three seasons and still have plenty of daylight left.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:25 AM - 7 comments

September 20

Secret Chat Room

I got an email from PJ and Alex of Reply All yesterday: "Hello! We have some exciting news, but we need to be a little secretive... Your favorite podcast co-hosts — PJ & Alex of Reply All (duh!) — have a new show. It's called Secret Chatroom. It's live, it's interactive, and it's monthly. It's an hour long, and it's for Gimlet Members only. That's really all we can say. Trust us, though, you won't want to miss it." [more inside]
posted by bq at 1:29 PM - 0 comments

August 30

Fall 2016 Anime

Recently the anime charts have been posted and let's discuss which series we're following here. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit at 7:33 PM - 31 comments

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