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Blindspot: Enemy Bag of Tricks  Season 3, Ep 2

Roman makes a new friend in Australia while the team follows his tip to a satellite heist.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 4, 2017 - 2 comments

The Leftovers: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)  Season 3, Ep 7

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity. Wherein we also learn the importance of secure two-factor authentication.

They're Kevins! Identical Kevins all the way. One pair of matching bookends, Different as night and day.—Patti
[more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on May 29, 2017 - 13 comments

Live Stream: Grand Final (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final begins Saturday! May 13th! at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm Eastern! with results announced usually between 6-630pm Eastern! Can you tell I am excite! Most of the world can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. Fans located in the US can tune their TVs to LOGO or computing devices to LogoTV.com, where the show will be co-hosted by Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage of "Rupaul's Drag Race" fame. Other options for following the action include accessing the main Eurovision stream on YouTube using a VPN, or using the delightfully Swedish feed from SVT (co-hosted, although probably in Swedish, by 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw). [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 12, 2017 - 576 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 1 (2017 Eurovision Song Contest)

Live from Kyiv, Semifinal 1 begins Tuesday, May 9th, at 2100 CEST / 3:00pm EDT. Come on in for performance previews and conjecture about who's good, bad, and so-bad-it's-good. Viewers outside the US can watch via the main Eurovision YouTube channel. For fans located in the US: LOGO is broadcasting the Grand Final again this year (with Ross Mathews and Michelle Visage of Drag Race fame. Yay!) which means we get to deal with geoblocking again. (Boo.) Get a VPN with endpoints outside the US to access the stream YouTube, or try the Swedish broadcaster's high-quality (and usually commentary-free) live stream. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 8, 2017 - 43 comments

The Leftovers: Don't Be Ridiculous  Season 3, Ep 2

Nora travels to St. Louis in her role as an investigator for the Department of Sudden Departure. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Apr 24, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: Lion

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. [more inside]
posted by liquorice on Jan 17, 2017 - 10 comments

Glitch: The Risen  Season 1, Ep 1

Sergeant Hayes is a seasoned police officer in the small town of Yoorana in Australia. When late one night he receives a report of a disturbance in the cemetery, he is bewildered to find six naked, filthy, disoriented people wandering the cemetery who don't remember what happened to them. [more inside]
posted by a strong female character on Oct 23, 2016 - 17 comments

Cleverman: Terra Nullius  Season 1, Ep 6

As the Containment Authority prepares to clear the city of Hairypeople, Koen must finally face his destiny as the Cleverman. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 9, 2016 - 1 comment

Cleverman: A Man of Vision  Season 1, Ep 5

Charlotte agrees to one last attempt at IVF at a clinic offering new technology; Slade offers Waruu a tempting deal. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 9, 2016 - 2 comments

The Strange Calls: First Call  Season 1, Ep 1

A young constable arrives to take the night shift in Coolum Beach, an ordinary Australian town . . . until the sun goes down. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Jun 17, 2016 - 5 comments

Cleverman: Containment  Season 1, Ep 2

Koen seeks answers regarding his strange new powers, so he heads into The Zone; Aunty Linda realizes there is a new Cleverman.
posted by divabat on Jun 10, 2016 - 5 comments

Live Stream: Grand Final (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

EUROVISION DAY IS HERE! The 2016 Grand Final begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website, the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, and for the first time, through the LOGO TV website. (Note to LOGO viewers: commentary will be provided by Carson Kressley and Michelle Collins.) Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 14, 2016 - 458 comments

Live Stream: Semifinal 2 (2016 Eurovision Song Contest)

It's time for the next round of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Semifinal 2 begins at 2100 CET / 3pm Eastern / 12pm Pacific. As before, the live stream will be available via the Eurovision website. Viewers located outside the US can also watch via YouTube. Thanks to LOGO TV's contract to broadcast Saturday's Grand Final, the semifinal rounds are not available to viewers in the US via YouTube, and the Eurovision.tv stream is relatively low quality. One freely available (no VPNs necessary!) and high-quality source is the Swedish broadcaster, SVT. This is probably the correct link for today's stream. In case it's not, check the SVT Play home page. [more inside]
posted by zebra on May 12, 2016 - 11 comments

Dance Academy: Minefield  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 4

The boy-girl pairs are assigned confidence tests to prepare them for pas de deux.
posted by tel3path on May 2, 2016 - 2 comments

Dance Academy: Learning to Fly  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 1

Tara, the audience avatar, joins Australia's top ballet academy. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Apr 28, 2016 - 5 comments

Who wants to watch Dance Academy?

Dance Academy is an Aussie teen drama about students at a ballet school. I expected to hate it, but it's really rather good: well characterized, limits cheese to portions the size of a matchbox, a decent amount of real dancing per episode. Who's with me?
posted by tel3path on Apr 27, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Breaker Morant

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 15, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: The Castle

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2016 - 10 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Plight of Chicken Farmers  Season 2, Ep 14

This week: The House passes the "USA Freedom Act," which might ultimately curtail of the NSA's phone record collection. FIFA elects a new president, and is somehow expected to reëlect scandal-prone Sepp Blatter. Johnny Depp illegally brought two dogs to Australia, and its government threatened to kill them unless he took them away. LWT produces a short piece demanding Australia remove Australian things from the US. Main story: chicken farmers (YouTube 18m), and the systems of contract farming, gladiator payouts and vindictive secrecy that keeps them impoverished and the chickens mistreated.
posted by JHarris on May 18, 2015 - 9 comments

MeFi Horror Club: 100 Bloody Acres

LiteraryHero has done me the honor of tagging me for the next horror club pick! On Friday, December 19th, I'll post a discussion post for the 2012 Australian horror comedy 100 Bloody Acres, the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 13, 2014 - 2 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Europe Swings Right, Net Neutrality, National Spelling Bee Ends In Tie  Season 1, Ep 5

This week: far-right groups including Greece's Golden Dawn party picking up seats in the European Parliament, Ukraine elects candy billionaire Petro Poroshenko as President, Obama's plans to leave Afghanistan, White House Press Secretary Jim Carney retires, the FCC's planned ruling on Net Neutrality (13m), the idiocy of Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Scripp's National Spelling Bee ends in a tie. The show's official YouTube page offers this bonus clip (4m) coming off the hiatus.
posted by JHarris on Jun 2, 2014 - 18 comments

Danger 5: Lizard Soldiers of the Third Reich  Season 1, Ep 2

Nazi Dinosaurs! But where do they come from? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 17, 2014 - 2 comments

Danger 5: I Danced For Hitler  Season 1, Ep 1

The first episode of this Australian comedy show lays out the absurd premise of the world the main characters live in: It's the 1960s and Hitler still rules most of Europe. A courageous band of international spies tries to kill him. Also, bears can play the piano really fast. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on May 10, 2014 - 9 comments

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