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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Republicans' American Health Care Act  Season 4, Ep 5

During the past 168 hours....
  • International Women's Day and reactions it it from around the globe, from Russian President Vladimir Putin, from Brazil President Michel Temer, and a particularly clueless San Antonio TV morning show host.
  • Wikileaks leaked documents concerning the CIA, although this batch is rather less alarming than Snowden's. It is filled with ridiculous program names though. Program Weeping Angel investigated the possibility of hacking into Samsung TVs to use them as listening devices, which, after two notorious recalls, is everything that company needed. LWT presents a message on behalf of Samsung to try to salvage their reputation, but it doesn't go too well.
  • Main story: The Republican response to the Affordable Healthcare Act, the American Health Care Act (YouTube 19m), and the many ways in which it's terrible. The piece concludes with another visit from LWT commercial proxy, the Catheter Cowboy.
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posted by JHarris on Mar 14, 2017 - 5 comments

Taken: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the series premiere, young CIA operative Bryan Mills acquires a unique set of skills. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 28, 2017 - 6 comments

Blindspot: Blindspot Season 2 discussion  Season 2, Ep 0

As Jane's past and primary purpose is revealed to the Kurt's FBI team, they must decide whether they can ever trust her again as part of the team. We learn about Jane's real identity and origins, while she struggles with loyalty for either side. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Oct 24, 2016 - 6 comments

Quantico: Quantico season 2 discussion  Season 2, Ep 0

Current: A terrorist group attack and block off a section of Manhattan during the G20 Summit. Past: Alex and Ryan are recruited by the CIA and begin their espionage training at The Farm. We meet a bunch of new classmates. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Oct 8, 2016 - 0 comments

The Sandbaggers: Enough of Ghosts  Season 2, Ep 2

Geoffrey Wellingham is kidnapped in Brussels. Complicating matters, in his office is a paper detailing co-operation between the SIS and South African intelligence. Against orders from Peele, Burnside dispatches both Sandbaggers to Belgium to try and track him down. Despite both Sandbaggers being on station, most deem it to be a futile operation given the past history of hostages being murdered. [more inside]
posted by Grimgrin on Apr 15, 2016 - 5 comments

The Sandbaggers: Always Glad to Help  Season 1, Ep 5

The Ministry of Defence asks the SIS to send a diver to investigate a Russian merchant ship that they suspect has been outfitted to launch espionage operations against NATO and French naval bases. Sir Geoffrey Wellingham asks the SIS to organize a coup in the middle east. A Russian defector walks into the British embassy in Ankara. Dickens, Caine, and Burnside are left with very little time to sort through murky and contradictory information about internal and external plots. [more inside]
posted by Grimgrin on Mar 18, 2016 - 5 comments

The Sandbaggers Rewatch

Would anyone here be up for re-watching "The Sandbaggers"? [more inside]
posted by Grimgrin on Feb 13, 2016 - 10 comments

Homeland: Parabiosis  Season 5, Ep 6

Saul orders a sweep at the station. Carrie looks to Düring for support.
posted by roolya_boolya on Nov 9, 2015 - 7 comments

Homeland: Better Call Saul  Season 5, Ep 5

Quinn covers for Carrie. Dar and Allison assess the damage.
posted by roolya_boolya on Nov 2, 2015 - 6 comments

Homeland: Why Is This Night Different?  Season 5, Ep 4

Answers elude Carrie. Saul and Allison run an operation.
posted by roolya_boolya on Oct 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Homeland: Super Powers  Season 5, Ep 3

Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Oct 18, 2015 - 13 comments

Movie: Sicario

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. [more inside]
posted by starman on Oct 17, 2015 - 15 comments

Homeland: The Tradition of Hospitality  Season 5, Ep 2

Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp. Saul and Allison are at odds. Quinn stays on mission.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Oct 12, 2015 - 11 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: US torturing of detainees, upping the stakes against Jack Warner  Season 2, Ep 17

This week: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko warns Vladimir Putin likely to invade soon. Azerbaijan prepares to host the European Games, a new Olympics-style sporting festival, drawing closer scrutiny for their terrible human rights record. Canadian senators discovered to have spent over a million dollars of the government's money for things like golf and fishing trips, hockey tickets and holidays -- but spent $24 million to discover it. And Now: Newscasters Trying Not To Swear. The main story is on torture, American's attitudes and misconceptions regarding it, and how little has changed since we learned the CIA engaged in it, how it doesn't work, and why we seem to think that it does. LWT got Dame Helen Mirram to read key excerpts from it. YouTube (15m) And Now: Newscasters Not Trying Not TO Swear. And finally, an update on former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who responded (3m) to Oliver's Trinidad TV response (4m) to his video (7m). The "epic and dramatic music" in Warner's is Ash (3m), by The Secession.
posted by JHarris on Jun 15, 2015 - 5 comments

Archer: Drastic Voyage: Part 1  Season 6, Ep 12

In this first part of the two-part season finale, the CIA sends everyone on a last-chance mission, in an homage to The Fantastic Voyage.
posted by Thorzdad on Mar 27, 2015 - 13 comments

12 Monkeys: The Keys  Season 1, Ep 7

Cole, Dr. Railly and Aaron strive to stop the virus from being deployed as a bio-weapon in Chechnya.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 27, 2015 - 3 comments

The Blacklist: Ruslan Denisov (No. 67)  Season 2, Ep 11

Keen and Ressler go to Uzbekistan to negotiate for a captured CIA agent, but encounter meddling all around. Meanwhile, a DC detective investigates the disappearance of the harbormaster.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 13, 2015 - 6 comments

Movie: The Interview

Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
posted by Jacqueline on Dec 24, 2014 - 19 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: The Best of AMT 2014

Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 22, 2014 - 3 comments

State of Affairs: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Intelligence analyst Charleston "Charlie" Tucker prepares the President's Daily Brief on the anniversary of the death of Aaron Payton, her fiancee and the President's son, in an attack on their convoy in Kabul, using her editorial discretion to suppress shaky intelligence about the location of Omar Fatah, the terrorist responsible for the attack, in order to free up a Special Forces team to rescue an American doctor with an uncanny resemblance to Aaron.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 18, 2014 - 4 comments

American Dad!: Blagsnarst, A Love Story  Season 10, Ep 3

Roger looks for love, finds it. But will the CIA ruin it before Roger can? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Sep 22, 2014 - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Argentina vs. Elliott Management and Native Advertising  Season 1, Ep 13

Uganda anti-gay law invalidated due to improper procedure. Obama comments on torture. The New York Port Authority sues local New York kitchenware maker Fishs Eddy. Argentina defaults on debts due to machinations of hedge fund Elliott Management. Newscasters telling you about the things that will kill you. And a look into "native advertising," or, ads made to look like news, presented in news contexts. Bonus: The resolution of last week's space sex gecko story.
posted by JHarris on Aug 4, 2014 - 13 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Obama's Tour, Income Inequality, CIA Image Problems  Season 1, Ep 10

Japan ends its pacifist military stance. Warren G. Harding wrote naughty letters to his mistress. (YouTube) Obama goes on a tour of the nation. Main story: Income inequality and the estate tax. (YouTube) FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is a hypocritical bastard. The CIA tries, and fails, to improve its public image.
posted by JHarris on Jul 14, 2014 - 9 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m  Season 1, Ep 3

A hunted Jack Bauer tries to thwart a presidential assassination [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on May 13, 2014 - 7 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Season 1, Ep 2

Chloe returns to a hacker group of which she is a member.
posted by mathowie on May 6, 2014 - 3 comments

24: Live Another Day: Day 9: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m  Season 1, Ep 1

The CIA's London branch captures Jack Bauer, albeit too easily, according to Agent Kate Morgan.
posted by mathowie on May 6, 2014 - 7 comments

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