In a future where US society has segmented rigidly into rich consumers, the poor, and a labor class who have occupied the buildings of former cities, one of these laborers sets out on a quest... [more inside]
iZombie: Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2 Season 3, Ep 13
Liv uncovers the shocking truth about the virus and the far-reaching consequences of the vaccine. Majors exams his future as a human. Blaine makes a business proposal. [more inside]
Hugo and Nebula Award short-listed novel about the end of the world―and the beginning of our future. A sort of coming of age novel, philosophical exploration of nature and technology, action/adventure/romance with some bittersweet humor on top. [more inside]
The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes Show Only Season 2, Ep 13
Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Now, let's debate the merits of an open, informed democracy versus an authoritarian monarchy! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes Books Included Season 2, Ep 13
Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Your books mean nothing here! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
No Tomorrow: Season One (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Evie, a risk-averse quality-control assessor who falls for free-spirited thrill seeker Xavier only to find out he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is coming.
THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS... FOR THE LAST TIME. A season of endings has begun. It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world's sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter. It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy. [more inside]
After thousands of years asleep, Apocalypse, the first mutant, awakens and gathers his Four Horsemen intent on conquering the world. The only thing between him and victory are Xavier and the students of the Xavier's School for Gifted Children. [more inside]
The Walking Dead: Not Tomorrow Yet Season 6, Ep 12
Rick and the others determine that the only way to keep peace in Alexandria, is to wage a war with a new enemy.
Late for a date, a young man receives a chance phone call with disturbing news. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: CITY LIMITS Season 4, Ep 3
"Just beyond our time, heroic young warriors stand between civilization and destruction." "On the border of adventure. At the edge of danger." It's after the apocalypse again, teenage motorcycle gangs rule the city streets, and a corporation wants to take over because EVIL. A classic episode, with many memorable bits: Joel's umbrella in the theater, Crow's fixation on Kim Cattrall, and two whole segments in which the guys invent members for their superhero team, the Fantastic 85. "Man Man! He has all the powers of a man, but he's a man!" Ernie was played by Dean Devlin, who produced Independence Day, the first Hollywood Godzilla (the one with Matthew Broderick) and Stargate. According to the IMDB, how actors were mentioned in the credits depended on their fate in the movie. So, John Stockwell IS Lee because his character survived, but Dean Devlin WAS Ernie because he kicked the bucket. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered June 20, 1992. [more inside]
I propose we read a book a month, with a scheduled discussion on the first Wednesday of each month. Here’s what I propose to launch this club, with a focus on which books I’d like to start with. I am open to suggestion and feedback here. Yay! [more inside]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Zeppo Rewatch Season 3, Ep 13
A sidelined Xander's search for purpose and identity takes centre stage while the rest of the gang fends off yet another apocalypse in the background.
Last Man on Earth: Sweet Melissa Season 1, Ep 4
A run-in leads to a new friend. Phil tries to fix a door. [more inside]
Last Man on Earth: Alive in Tucson/The Elephant in the Room Season 1, Ep 1
After a virus wipes out humanity, Phil Miller searches the country for survivors. The series was created by Will Forte (Saturday Night Live, MacGruber) and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative team behind "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "The Lego Movie" based on their idea. [more inside]
The Blacklist: The Kenyon Family (No. 71) Season 2, Ep 12
Red has the FBI investigate a notorious apocalyptic polygamist cult in the mountains of Tennessee, then jets off to Russia to access Alan Fitch's safe. Director Cooper worries about his future.
The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead Rewatch Season 2, Ep 1
The Group stops to have a tailgate party on their way to Fort Bennett, but it gets crashed by a throng of ne'er-do-wells. T-Dog gets a boo-boo. Sophia goes for a jog.
The Walking Dead: TS-19 Rewatch Season 1, Ep 6
In the Season 1 finale, the group finds shelter at the CDC, and Rick learns a disturbing secret. Of course, the relative safety and comfort doesn't last long...
The Walking Dead: Wildfire Rewatch Season 1, Ep 5
The Group deals with the aftermath of last episode's tragic incident, and decides to take a road trip.
When I started the TWD rewatch posts, I was torn between starting with Season 4, or starting from the very beginning. I ended up going with the latter. We're now four episodes into the first season, and I'm wondering whether that was the right choice. A number of commenters, myself included, have observed that the early episodes were often...not so great. So, I'm asking y'all the question: should we skip ahead a bit? [more inside]
The Walking Dead: Vatos Rewatch Season 1, Ep 4
In Atlanta, Rick and company find themselves in conflict with another group of survivors.
The Walking Dead: Tell It to the Frogs Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
Rick arrives at the camp in Atlanta. [more inside]
The Walking Dead: Guts Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
Rick meets a group of survivors in Atlanta, and establishes human putrefaction as the season's hottest fragrance trend. Merle becomes enraged after T-Dog disrespects his Truck Nutz™. Glenn beats his high score on OutRun. [more inside]
The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
A small-town cop emerges from a coma to find that the world has changed unimaginably while he's been unconscious. [more inside]
I can't get enough Walking Dead. I checked FanFare for discussion of seasons 1–4, and found that there haven't been any! Is that a thing you crazy kids would be into? [more inside]
Sleepy Hollow: This is War Season 2, Ep 1
She's a small-town police lieutenant with a troubled childhood. He's a Revolutionary War era soldier transported to the modern day. Together, they fight
crime the Apocalypse!
The Strain: "Creatures of the Night" Season 1, Ep 8
The slowly forming League of Disease Fighters scavenge for supplies and weapons, and find themselves cornered in an unlikely spot with unlikely people.
The Leftovers: Penguin One, Us Zero Season 1, Ep 2
In the wake of a series of disturbing encounters, Kevin pays a visit to a therapist. Tom finds himself in a precarious situation with Christine, a favorite of Wayne's. A frustrated Meg is asked to part with pieces of her past. Jill and Aimee tail Nora Durst, who became a local celebrity when her entire family disappeared in the Departure.