Peaky Blinders: The Noose Season 4, Ep 1
An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. When he receives a mysterious letter, Tommy realises that the Shelbys are in danger [more inside]
Dynasty: I hardly recognized you Season 1, Ep 1
An heiress, her father, and his new fiance plot and scheme at work and at home. Everyone has something to hide, but they're ready to flaunt their wealth and oil barony.
We could talk about the weekly episode or specific city teams. [more inside]
Halt and Catch Fire: Goodwill Season 4, Ep 8
Everyone is terrible.
Halt and Catch Fire: Who Needs a Guy Season 4, Ep 7
Bos interrupts Cameron's frantic coding session for something very important. Gordon spends the day making increasingly larger repairs at Comet. Donna takes some time off for "R&R". Joe argues about the future of Comet and goes to an unlikely source for clarity.
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. Winner of 2013 Cannes Jury Prize. [more inside]
Halt and Catch Fire: A Connection Is Made Season 4, Ep 6
Joe tries to find a brand for Comet. Donna has a tough decision to ensure the future and success of Rover.
Halt and Catch Fire: Nowhere Man Season 4, Ep 5
Donna feels something is fishy with the sudden Rover breakthroughs and puts Boz and the team on the spot. Gordon watches Sneakers for the nth time with a special someone. Cameron gets an unexpected visit in the Airstream. Joe tries to make sense of things.
Halt and Catch Fire: Tonya and Nancy Season 4, Ep 4
Joe cuts his hair and brainstorms with Gordon the next step for Comet as they deal with the internet's growth. Cameron has a number of small accidents that changes her life. Rover's team struggles with differences, until Donna steps in and Boz gets some help from an old friend.
Earth is threatened by a mysterious deep space voyager. To save the home planet of the Federation, the exiled James T. Kirk and his crew must boldly go to the year 1986 on a desperate mission. [more inside]
On the dying Genesis planet, an incredible discovery awaits James T. Kirk, who must steal the U.S.S. Enterprise—only to face terrible sacrifice and an implacable foe. [more inside]
Halt and Catch Fire: Miscellaneous Season 4, Ep 3
Gordon gives Joe an eerily prescient lecture about train safety and Joe one to Cameron about tidyness. As CalNect is faced with no room to grow and losing theirs to AOL, Joe and Gordon sell and make their next move, and have a first taste of what the internet is about to become. Cameron gets bad news from Atari and the gaming industry in general. Donna struggles with a casual dinner and the development (and implications) of their web-crawler.
Back in command of the Enterprise, Admiral James T. Kirk meets an old flame and an old foe. Meanwhile, he wrestles with his own aging when confronted by a next generation: a brash new Vulcan lieutenant, and the son he never knew he had. [more inside]
What is Comrade Detective? Is it a spoof of American cop dramas/anti-Communist propaganda? Perhaps it's someone's worst idea ever. [more inside]
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.
When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. [more inside]
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.