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Twin Peaks: The Return, Parts 1 & 2

The stars turn and a time presents itself. (description from Showtime)
posted by duffell to FanFare on May 21 at 8:42 PM
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Stupid Watergate

It's a very special episode of Last Week Tonight that, for once, actually focuses on the previous week's events, as the Trump Administration continues to be mired in scandal. John Oliver takes a stab at answering these questions:
  • What The Fuck Is Going On?
  • How Big A Deal Is This?
  • Where Do We Go From Here? and
  • Is This Real Life?
YouTube (24m) In addition to answering those questions, there is And Now: Yet Another Look At Whatever The Fuck Is Happening On WCBS 2 News At 11, and a severely abbreviated Main Story concerning the TSA. (More on that last part....)
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 24 at 12:22 AM
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Star Trek: Voyager: Tuvix

On stardate 49655.2, Lieutenant Tuvok was asked to remove himself from his ship of residence to collect samples. That request came from his captain. Deep down, he knew the transporter would malfunction on the way back, but he also knew that someday, he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, his transporter pattern merged with that of his crewmate, Neelix. Sometime earlier, Neelix's biological matter had thrown him out, requesting that he never return. Can two men share a body without driving each other crazy?
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on May 18 at 3:39 AM
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Twin Peaks: The Return, Parts 3 & 4

Call for help. Bring back some memories. (Description from Showtime.)
posted by Ruki to FanFare on May 24 at 12:47 PM
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: "Kimmy Gets Divorced?!"

Back in New York, Titus goes to great lengths to score an audition for "Sesame Street". Jacqueline encourages Kimmy to play hardball with the Reverend.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to FanFare on May 22 at 9:44 AM
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Master of None: Religion

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 to FanFare on May 13 at 7:49 AM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: STARCRASH

"From a vast and distant galaxy... a Space Adventure for all Time!" Clothes-adverse, redundantly-named smuggler Stella Star, her Magic Space Friend Akton, and Robo-Yosemite Sam are called by Emperor Plummer to his grand Starship Kitbash, to entrust them with the search for both a huge space weapon and his lost young Prince Hasselhoff, from among the haunted theme worlds of the colored-bulb cosmos. Some people really like this movie (Better than Star Wars?) but you can't deny it's remarkably ridiculous, even by this show's standards. It's even had its own MeFi post! Also unusual for MST3K is an exceptionally high-powered cameo, by Joel's friend Jerry Seinfeld, as investor Freak Masterstroke. And of considerable interest to MSTies is the fact that former Brains Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl and Paul Chaplin helped write this one! Episode 1106 is available for viewing on Netflix.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on May 17 at 5:49 PM
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Samurai Jack: CI

"Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape shifting master of darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil. But a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future where my evil is law. Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the future that is Aku. NOT! Because, after all these years ..."
posted by filthy light thief to FanFare on May 21 at 7:48 AM
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Doctor Who: Extremis

In the Haereticum — the Vatican’s secret library of blasphemy — there is an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. Now a new translation is online, and the danger is spreading. The Vatican appeals to the Doctor. Will he read The Veritas? But can even the Doctor survive the ultimate truth?
posted by zarq to FanFare on May 20 at 10:00 PM
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American Gods: Git Gone

Alternating between the past and present, Laura's life and death are explored - how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.
posted by sparkletone to FanFare on May 21 at 7:00 PM
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Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions

"I closed my eyes and sank deeper into the steamy bath, feeling my troubles and worries slip away. I was no longer a starship captain, really, no longer even a scientist after the oddly-precise storm destroyed all my technical equipment but left everything else untouched; now, I was just a woman. 'Everything OK, Kathryn?' I smiled, thinking of the man who was once my second-in-command, but now... now, just a man. A very considerate, thoughtful, available man. 'Better than OK, Com- I mean, Chakotay. Makes me wish that I'd gotten the incurable yet peculiarly asymptomatic space plague earlier. Say, you didn't happen to find a loofah out there, did you?'" -- from Passion's Pesilent Planet, Jane Katrina (pseud.)
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on May 22 at 7:21 AM
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy's Roommate Lemonades!

Titus unleashes his inner Beyoncé when he suspects Mikey of cheating. Kimmy checks out colleges, and Jacqueline and Lillian clash over city politics.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to FanFare on May 22 at 9:45 AM
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Movie: Alien: Covenant

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.
posted by Sangermaine to FanFare on May 21 at 1:28 PM
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Fargo: The House Of Special Purposes

Sy makes trouble for everyone while Ray and Emmit both deal with authority figures breathing down their neck. “This is how it feels to be alone at the top of the hill, tryin’ to figure out why.”
posted by jazon to FanFare on May 18 at 7:45 AM
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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 to FanFare on May 15 at 12:10 AM
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Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson, Katy Perry

Host: Dwayne Johnson, Musical Guest: Katy Perry
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray to FanFare on May 20 at 10:52 PM
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Master of None: The Thief

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 to FanFare on May 13 at 7:43 AM
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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.
posted by DarlingBri to FanFare on May 23 at 8:15 AM
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The Americans: The World Council of Churches

Pastor Tim tells Paige about his career plans, Elizabeth and Philip tell Claudia and Pastor Tim about their retirement plans, Sofia tells Beeman and Aderholt about her matrimonial plans, Oleg talks relationships with his investigators, sentencing with his boss, camp life with his mother, and shop with his father, Mischa has dinner with his uncle, Elizabeth and Evgheniya clip coupons, Paige tries to change up her accessories, Pascha comes home from school with a new look, Tuan comes up with a new plan, and Henry makes dinner.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on May 23 at 10:20 PM
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The Flash: Finish Line

With nothing left to lose, Barry takes on Savitar in an epic conclusion to season three.
posted by FallowKing to FanFare on May 24 at 10:37 AM
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Also I loved how they portrayed her depression. It's not an emotion! Sad is an emotion! Depression is a disease that makes it impossible to feel joy! [view]
posted by KathrynT to FanFare on May 21 at 10:56 PM
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I love reading through different reviews because so often they'll pick up on some little thing that didn't occur to me - like this, which I'm loving: Her boss calls her over to introduce the latest addition to the casino: an electronic shuffler, a new appliance that makes her trade, the only part of the job she loves, obsolete. Laura is very... [more]
posted by showbiz_liz to FanFare on May 22 at 10:08 AM
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in a colonisation mission, where the main purpose would be to ensure genetic diversity and multiple viable and sustainable generations, I could not see a defensible reason to include a homosexual couple no matter how well it would play to the audience watching. Given that they seem to have developed technology at least at the level of... [more]
posted by happyroach to FanFare on May 22 at 9:04 AM
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It seemed to me that Jimmy's initial reaction was authentic -- he was blindsided & dismayed at the thought of the 150% increase. So I don't think you were fooled, mediareport. The first 30 seconds were real. But then he saw the opportunity to screw Chuck, and Saul Goodman took over. [view]
posted by Frayed Knot to FanFare on May 23 at 6:11 PM
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I just realized that Bayer's departure means no more annual Totino's pizza rolls Super Bowl ad. Who will feed her hungry guys? [view]
posted by Servo5678 to FanFare on May 22 at 7:35 AM
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Nina's paranoia is out of control. I sort of get it - there is a cultural thing I've experienced in Atlanta among certain subcultures where they won't tell you to your face that they have a problem with you but instead will talk about "people" generally in conversation and you have to figure out that they're talking about YOU.... [more]
posted by MCMikeNamara to FanFare on May 20 at 2:54 PM
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The watcher's station is set up like a living room, and whenever he's distracted important stuff happens inside the box: Cooper lands on it and floats in while the guy is outside looking for the security guard, and as soon as the couple's naked make-out sesh starts on the couch, something REALLY important happens in the box...and then it comes... [more]
posted by leotrotsky to FanFare on May 22 at 7:05 AM
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One review I saw last night made a point that also occurred to me while I was watching - if Shadow really understood Laura, he would have let her go to prison. [view]
posted by showbiz_liz to FanFare on May 22 at 6:27 AM
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The problem with Jimmy's desire for justice is the same as the problem with Chuck's: for both of them, it's really about proving you're the good guy by costing the bad guys something significant, by disempowering, humiliating, and punishing "bad people." True, they both make stabs at claiming some higher purpose: preserving the honor of... [more]
posted by kewb to FanFare on May 24 at 3:36 AM
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I just can't bring myself to like this season. There's so little focus on the actual good people trying to solve the murder - this episode was a good example of what I mean. [view]
posted by destructive cactus to FanFare on May 18 at 11:54 AM
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At the end of this season I would like to once again thank DizzyOnBugSpray for his consistently detailed and timely SNL FanFare posts. [view]
posted by komara to FanFare on May 21 at 7:56 AM
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WOW. I did see Valentina's elimination teased (as others have said, reddit is sloppy with spoiler tags) but I had no idea about the mask business. My jaw dropped when Ru stopped the lip sync. She bit the big one, and she knew it. "The whole world is watching me fail" (Untucked). Sad to see her go, and boy do I sympathize with that feeling.... [more]
posted by Zephyrial to FanFare on May 20 at 10:39 AM
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I'm disappointed to read that apparently Sasheer Zamata is also gone , with practically no notice or tribute given during the finale...But then why was Zamata also carried out by Colin Jost and The Rock?Aw, Colin thinks he's helping. That's so adorable. But to get to the substance, Zamata leaving sucks.Her hiring was linked... [more]
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on May 21 at 12:40 PM
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It's funny that for an episode where the runway challenge was "Club Kids," this was my least favorite of Sasha's looks. Although I think her make-up was amazing when I saw it up close in Untucked. Similarly, I loved the detail work on Shea's Club Kid look when I got to see it a little closer. It really captured the DIY aspects of the... [more]
posted by TheWhiteSkull to FanFare on May 20 at 9:21 AM
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Also, making her sucidice attempt with bug spray when, as a living corpse, she keeps attracting flies.... talk about not being able to escape your bad decisions I also like that thier relationship started as blind risky lust first. [view]
posted by The Whelk to FanFare on May 21 at 8:40 PM
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"Get out of my house, you zombie whore" is my line of the night. I love Audrey so much. I would watch an entire series of her being pissy to Laura and stitching her up with various craft supplies. In the book, aren't Anubis and Ibis (hi Tobias Budge!) working with Odin? I guess he could have sent them to check up on Laura, since he... [more]
posted by bibliowench to FanFare on May 21 at 9:08 PM
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This was so goddamn good I don't even care if it's off book because Laura was /never/ written well and this is perfect. Things I love: 1) Giving an explanation for the cheating that wasn't just "women amirite" - that she was desperately unhappy even with Shadow, the idea he had of them being happy in love is just that - his idea.... [more]
posted by corb to FanFare on May 21 at 10:30 PM
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and here's a minor character from Breaking Bad you didn't give a shit about seeing again! - gag Do you mean Huell? I give all the shits about Huell. [view]
posted by Bulgaroktonos to FanFare on May 24 at 6:57 AM
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ALL RIGHT SO. That whole Destiny Moment in the restaurant was ABSOLUTELY a shipping thing, right? Like I'm not hallucinating that Griffin has set in motion some literal red-string bullshit here??? Here's what he actually said, for those of you who haven't gone back and listened to this section an embarrassing number of times (thanks, TAZ... [more]
posted by Narrative Priorities to FanFare on May 20 at 8:00 PM
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The big problem with this episode, like so many written by Steven Moffat, is that the plot does not make sense. The idea of an enemy creating a simulation of Earth to game out how best to invade it is a good one, although it's not original even within Who; that was pretty much the plot of The Android Invasion in 1975,... [more]
posted by Major Clanger to FanFare on May 21 at 2:37 AM
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