Jack Nicholson (in the role that earned him a reputation as a serious actor, and an Academy Award nomination) portrays Bobby Dupea, a disaffected oil rig worker who goes on an existential journey back to his privileged roots. [more inside]
Grey's Anatomy: True Colors Season 13, Ep 23
The doctors of Grey-Sloan encounter a difficult case involving two patients; Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him; Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: CRY WILDERNESS Season 11, Ep 2
"Sometimes we find friends in the most unlikely places." A kid in a boarding school improbably knows Bigfoot, who appears to him in a magic vision and says his dad's in danger. So he runs home, finds his Dad, a Native American, every wild animal in North America, and a US Marshall with poor regard for the law. The guys are after an escaped circus tiger, but really the Marshall wants to kill Bigfoot, but fortunately a magic Native American and FOB (Friend Of Bigfoot) is around with an eye-gouging eagle. The kid is not traumatized by witnessing this. HAPPY END! I think this one's an early classic of the new season! The movie is just so ridiculous, it doesn't really have a plot, things just sort of happen, and everyone in it does at least one thing that is wildly irresponsible. And hey, a later host segment features a visit from Pearl, Bobo and Brain Guy, who are again tooling around the universe in the Widowmaker, going to space casinos. Pearl's attitude towards family is pretty much the same as it was around Dr. F, too, because some things never change. Episode 1102 is on Netflix. [more inside]
The Expanse: Here There Be Dragons Season 2, Ep 11
Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever. [more inside]
The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. [more inside]
A wealthy art gallery owner (Amy Adams) is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale from director Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. [more inside]
Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo Season 2, Ep 1
In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. [more inside]
Nashville: If Tomorrow Never Comes Season 5, Ep 9
After her life-changing experience and terrifying event, Rayna scrambles to write one more song for the album with Deacon. Meanwhile, Juliette's leg starts to hurt unexpectedly; and Gunner fights for Scarlett. [more inside]
Nashville: Love Hurts Season 5, Ep 5
The Exes shoot their video. Scarlett and the director, Damien George, fight as he pushes Scarlett to limits she's not comfortable with. Clay and Maddie grow closer as he shows Maddie a different part of town. Carl Hockney approaches Rayna at Highway 65. [more inside]
Nashville: Leap of Faith Season 5, Ep 4
Rayna receives a stunning and generous offer from tech guru Zach Welles regarding Highway 65, but Rayna wonders if it's too good to be true. Meanwhile, she and Bucky struggle to find the perfect director for the music video that will launch the Exes' new single. Juliette seeks treatment that is more advanced than her physical therapist recommends. Juliette considers that she might need healing of a more spiritual nature. Will and Kevin look for an apartment together. [more inside]
Nashville: Let's Put It Back Together Again Season 5, Ep 3
Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio and meets a street musician. Avery struggles producing a young YouTube sensation. Juliette meets her guardian angel. [more inside]
Riverdale: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill! Books Included Season 1, Ep 6
In the 6th "chapter" of the Riverdale saga, Valerie's efforts to help Archie's musical ambitions leads to not one but two major fallouts, Betty and Jughead's investigation brings them face-to-face with Polly, and Veronica gets bounced from conflict to conflict. [more inside]
Broadchurch: Episode 1 Season 3, Ep 1
DS Miller and DI Hardy are called investigate a brutal sexual assault. [tw]
Riverdale: Heart of Darkness Books Included Season 1, Ep 5
Cheryl's parents hold Jason's memorial, but refuse to let her speak. Coach Clayton pits Archie and Reggie against each other for the coveted spot of team captain. Archie is introduced to a potential songwriting mentor. Betty and Jughead take the funeral as a chance to search the Blossom family mansion for clues. [more inside]
Taboo: Episode 8 Season 1, Ep 8
In the season finale of the historical drama Taboo, James Delaney's push and pull between the East India Company, the British Crown and the American upstarts comes to an end, of sorts. [more inside]
Taboo: Episode 7 Season 1, Ep 7
A funeral, a betrayal or two, an answer or three, some torture, and a cliff-hanger. Even when all seems lost, James has a plan to save him and those loyal to him -- he just needs a ship. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT Season 6, Ep 18
"The Kid Who Showed the Big Time How!" A supposedly-intelligent high school student makes a series of progressively worse decisions that lead ultimately to the deaths or critical wounding of every major character. With short Out of This World: An angel and a devil each try to convince a bread deliveryman to join the light or dark sides, respectively, of bread delivery, leaving unexamined the incredible theological implications. Fan opinion of this Roger Corman movie varies widely, but I like it. The short is pretty good, one of those ridiculous industrials where supernatural entites take great interest in some poor dope's work-a-day life. This episode is not available on YouTube due to a copyright claim. Apparently the entity "BentPixels" is protective of their rights over either this secondary school film noir or the celestial battle for bread delivery to resort to legal solutions. The episode premiered December 10, 1994. [more inside]
Spotless: Carrot & Stick Season 1, Ep 2
Mr. Clay puts his new "unique resource" to the test. Martin makes new friends in the neighborhood, but his van is impounded anyway. Julie interviews for a position at a gallery while Maddie snoops through Martin's things. Jean's Chief Inspector friend in the Met turns out to be not so friendly after all.
Spotless: One Hand Clapping Season 1, Ep 1
Jean Bastière lives a quiet if unfaithful life in London, mounting up debts against his family's home as his crime-scene cleaning business steadily loses money. Then his long-estranged ne'er-do-well brother Martin visits from across the Channel, with several kilograms of drugs he needs to retrieve from an unconventional container.
Riverdale: Body Double Books Included Season 1, Ep 3
In the third "chapter" of Riverdale, Cheryl comes clean about when she last saw Jason, Betty and Jughead investigate Jason's death, while Veronica goes "full dark, no stars" to get revenge for herself and others.
Taboo: Episode 6 Season 1, Ep 6
The Company declares war on James, whilst a revelation drives him to dark, haunted places.
Taboo: Episode 5 Season 1, Ep 5
After a surprising turn of events in a duel at dawn, James Delaney finds himself blackmailed and fighting against time and chemistry, while the Crown finds an ally with a persistent represntative from Sons of Africa.
Riverdale: A Touch of Evil Books Included Season 1, Ep 2
Betty isn't sure who to argue with and who to be nice to, so doles a little of each out to everyone. Veronica apologizes with flowers, cupcakes, and mani-pedis. Josie & the Pussycats rock out while the cheerleaders perform. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: KITTEN WITH A WHIP Season 6, Ep 15
"She's all out for kicks... and every inch of her spells EXCITEMENT!" A fairly stupid, but not unkind, Senate candidate gets accidentally mixed up with a girl and her thug friends. Most viewers seem to agree this is not a terrific episode, but some humor may be wrung out of the political angle. The movie itself may be one of the better ones to get sent to the S.O.L.: it's rated Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! It's based on a novel by the same name. YouTube (Official, with annotations!) (1h32m) Premiered November 23, 1994 (Turkey Day). [more inside]
Taboo: Episode 4 Season 1, Ep 4
Another dose of Delaney, with doctors, drugs, dancing, debauchery, and diplomacy of a rather physical sort. [more inside]
Call My Agent!: Cécile Season 1, Ep 1
At a top Paris talent firm, Agence Samuel Kerr (ASK), agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Andréa fires her assistant and hires a neophyte on a trial basis; Gabriel searches for a way to break bad news to aging Belgian star Cécile de France; and Mathias cleans up his partners' professional messes with aplomb, but can't seem to shake a past indiscretion.
Taboo: Episode 3 Season 1, Ep 3
New alliances, new threats, and things get creepy. [more inside]
Taboo: Episode 2 Season 1, Ep 2
James Delaney continues on his path of reclaiming his inheritance and possibly build an empire, but he faces hurdles, including more death threats. [more inside]
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]
Taboo: Shovels and Keys Season 1, Ep 1
Believed to be dead on the African continent, James Delaney has returned to inherit his father's estate. Rumors swirl about James' mysterious past abroad, and nobody seems happy to see him. Especially the board members of the East India Company, who desire a valuable tract of land held by the late Delaney Sr., and which is currently willed to James.
Please Like Me: Babaganoush Season 4, Ep 1
A threesome goes wrong, teddy bears' lives are threatened, a lovers' tiff makes a family barbecue awkward, and a revelation over a chocolate quinoa slice makes Josh realise he's had it up to here with things.
People of Earth: Season 1 (full show) Season 1, Ep 0
Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) is a reporter who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Glint Enterprises, but when he goes up to the small town of Beacon, New York to report on StarCrossed, a support group for people who believe they've been abducted by aliens and... meet in a Catholic church for some reason, he finds more than an interesting story. He decides to move to Beacon and spend more time with the “experiencers” (do NOT call them “abductees”). [Airs/ streams on TBS, the final two episodes will air Monday, Dec. 19, 2016] [more inside]
New clients arrive. A customer asks for the bill. The airport signage needs a lot of work. A bird wakes up in the Everglades.Homecoming was created and written by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg; directed by Eli Horowitz; sound design, editing, and music by Mark Henry Phillips; produced by Alicia Van Couvering and Mark Henry Phillips; casting by Henry Russell Bergstein. Homecoming is a production of Gimlet Media.
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. [more inside]
Transparent: Full season Season 3, Ep 0
The Pfefferman family splinters into disparate journeys on their continued path of self-discovery. Then everyone goes on a cruise!
Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill), who worked their way up the ladder of Pentagon contracts to land a $300 million contract to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. [Trailer #1, Trailer #2] [more inside]
Tyrant: The Dead and The Living Season 3, Ep 3
Barry and Molly employ every means available to prevent a personal tragedy. Fauzi and Daliyah become close through work. Ahmed makes a dark discovery about Nusrat's past. [more inside]
Tyrant: Cockroach Season 3, Ep 2
Barry discovers that his hold over Abuddin is tenuous. Sammy embarks on a risky relationship. Ihab's desire for revenge is given an outlet. Fauzi returns to Abuddin. [more inside]
Tyrant: Spring Season 3, Ep 1
Barry steps forward as interim president and sets the stage for democratic elections. Daliyah takes a leading role in the nation. An American General who shares history with Leila arrives. [more inside]
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods. [more inside]
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?
My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World Season 1, Ep 1
After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
The Path: The Hole Season 1, Ep 5
Cal deals with the fall out of Sarah's decision, Mary is conflicted, and Abe deals with his daughter. [more inside]
Nashville: If I Could Do It All Again Season 4, Ep 13
Luke starts questioning his decision to bring Riff Bell on tour; Deacon and Frankie butt heads over Vita; Frankie makes a destructive decision. [more inside]
Nashville: How Does It Feel to Be Free Season 4, Ep 12
A familiar face is back on the Nashville music scene when Luke recruits his old friend Riff Bell to join him on tour. While the duo starts planning Riff's return to the stage, newcomer Vita arrives at The Beverly, but while she convinces Deacon and Rayna she deserves a shot, Frankie has his doubts. [more inside]
Nashville: Forever and for Always Season 4, Ep 11
When Deacon and Rayna are ambushed by paparazzi after their intimate wedding rehearsal dinner, Deacon's hot-headed reaction casts a pall on their plans and forces a change of venue. [more inside]
30° i februari: 30 Degrees in February (S1: All episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
To these Swedes, Thailand seems like a fresh start, a place to rebuild your life, where happiness is within a hand's reach. But they may discover that wherever you go, there you are. 10 episode character driven drama on Netflix. [more inside]
11.22.63: The Day in Question Season 1, Ep 8
The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
Is anyone else interested in watching this sweet, low-key and a bit melancholy series? (Available on Netflix in many regions.) Trailer. Something about it reminds me of The Station Agent. [more inside]