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Underground: Auld Acquaintance  Season 2, Ep 8

Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond. Christmas is saved, and another is ruined.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Underground: 28  Season 2, Ep 7

Rosalee's going to get her family back if it’s the last thing she does; meanwhile, Ernestine tries to teach Clara that "just because bad things are done to you doesn't mean you have to be a bad person," and Cato is reunited with an old friend.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 25, 2017 - 1 comment

Movie: The Fate of the Furious

Episode F8, in which a haka is performed with great fierceness (Go Red Dragons!), Helen Mirren chews scenery, and we learn a Most Important Lesson: The only thing more important than family is...MOAR FAMILY! [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Apr 23, 2017 - 14 comments

The Originals: Haunter of Ruins  First Watch   Season 4, Ep 3

Everyone tries to decide what they most want out of life, and some people's past decisions come back to haunt them. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 5, 2017 - 1 comment

The Originals: No Quarter  Season 4, Ep 2

As usual those who should know better claim that 'Family trumps all'.... except when it blatantly doesn't. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Mar 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Elementary: Fidelity   Season 5, Ep 16

Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Mar 14, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: Dangal

Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 24, 2017 - 2 comments

Steven Universe: Gem Harvest  Season 4, Ep 8

Greg's cousin Andy makes an unexpected appearance at the barn.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 17, 2016 - 18 comments

Podcast: Love Me: Episode 5: Family Portrait

Three sisters wrestle with the tensions of birth order as they reminisce about the worst family car ride of all time. A family tries to take one simple group photo but all hell breaks loose. And a son shields his father from a painful family secret.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 6, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Strange Little Cat (2013)

A day in the life of a family in their cramped Berlin apartment. Described by writer/director Ramon Zürcher as a "horror movie without any horror." 70 minutes. [more inside]
posted by nom de poop on Jul 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Please Like Me: Pancakes with Faces  Season 3, Ep 6

As Tom & Ella make a nervous trip to the dentist, Josh & Claire have to deal with a decision that makes them realise they're growing up fast. Mum plots revenge when she learns Stuart is still seeing his wife. [more inside]
posted by misfish on Nov 23, 2015 - 1 comment

Farscape: Family Ties (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

When Rygel decides to sell out the crew of Moya to the Peacekeepers, the crew must come up with a way to escape capture. Their luck changes when Rygel returns along with Crais. They formulate a risky plan to destroy the Gammak Base.
posted by along came the crocodile on Sep 16, 2015 - 7 comments

Steven Universe: Nightmare Hospital  Season 2, Ep 19

When Dr. Maheswaran confiscates Rose's sword, Connie and Steven go to her hospital to get it back.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 10, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Song of the Sea

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his mute little sister Saoirse, who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world in this visually stunning animated feature. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Sep 7, 2015 - 6 comments

The Carmichael Show: Protest  Season 1, Ep 2

Jerrod is excited about celebrating his birthday and upset when his girlfriend, Maxine, wants to go a Black Lives Matter protest instead; the rest of the family pick sides. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 2, 2015 - 2 comments

The Carmichael Show: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

When Maxine moves in with her boyfriend, Jerrod, she wants to tell his parents right away and Jerrod prefers never telling them.
posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 2, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 15. Step Away

‘Step-‘, as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word ‘wicked’ that we need new terminology? Lore’s Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around ‘step-‘. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: How to Be a Girl: Episode I: Mama, I'm a Girl

When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter.  I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 24, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 21: Bloodlines

Julius Robinson had killed for revenge before, and so when his sister was brutally murdered in her sleep last year, he says he planned to "get" the killer. He felt like his family expected him to get revenge, because that's what he'd always done, both in and out of prison. But when he learned that the killer was actually his 17-year-old nephew, he struggled against his family's expectations and his own.<
posted by Gin and Broadband on Jun 8, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #552: Need To Know Basis

Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself. Or conversely, to not know why people are lying to your face all the time. This week we'll tell you the whole truth about not telling the whole truth. Including the story of a guy who learned to lie for the first time in his life at age 29.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 31, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola directs Mario Puzo's story of a fictional New York crime family. This is the first of a trilogy. [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Mar 5, 2015 - 15 comments

Looking: Looking for the Truth  Season 2, Ep 5

In what seems to be becoming a fifth-episode tradition, Patrick and Richie spend a lot of time talking through their feelings (this time while driving an ice cream truck around San Leandro, because something something hipsters) and find that they both want to be friends. It is delightful and devastating. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Feb 16, 2015 - 2 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Eddie Huang's family moves from D.C. to Orlando when his father assumes control of a failing steakhouse, certain that he can turn around its fortunes. Jessica is confused by the rituals and habits of her new neighbors. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine.
posted by zarq on Feb 11, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT305: Stolen Olives, Men with Tiny Feet, and Chicken and Egg

"The first AMT of 2015 is an absolute peach, so trot over to answermethispodcast.com/episode305 to read all about it." [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Transparent: Why Do We Cover the Mirrors?  Season 1, Ep 10

A funeral brings all the Pfeffermans together and reunites them with their past - Shelley and Maura with old friends, Sarah with her ex, and Josh with his teenage babysitter - who brings a 17-year-old boy. Just when they thought there were no more secrets, the family busts out a few more.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 13 comments

Transparent: Looking Up  Season 1, Ep 9

Maura finds solace with ex-wife Shelly, and the two hatch a plot to help Ed realize his wishes. Sarah spends time with her ex-husband and begins to question their breakup, while Raquel finally breaks through to Josh. And when the entire family is summoned to Shelly's, they are in for a few surprises.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 0 comments

Transparent: Best New Girl  Season 1, Ep 8

In a flashback, Mort escapes with friend Mark (Bradley Whitford) to a cross-dressing retreat in the woods, and becomes captivated with a very accepting woman named Connie (Michaela Watkins). Left alone after canceling her Bat Mitzvah, 13-year-old Ali finds trouble with an older man at the beach.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 4 comments

Transparent: The Symbolic Exemplar  Season 1, Ep 7

Josh goes on a date with Rabbi Raquel while Ali explores her feminine side with a TA from Gender Studies class. The kids turn out for Maura's performance in a talent show, but her delight quickly turns to dejection.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 5 comments

Transparent: The Wilderness  Season 1, Ep 6

As they struggle to come to terms with Maura, Josh looks for answers from a rabbi named Raquel (Kathryn Hahn), and Ali looks for answers in a Gender Studies class with Syd. Sarah is left to answer questions from her own kids, who meet Maura for the first time.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Transparent: Wedge  Season 1, Ep 5

When Shelly's husband Ed goes missing, Sarah, Josh and Ali set out to find him, and instead find themselves lost in their past. Ali can no longer keep Maura's secret from Josh, which sends him into a tailspin. When Maura runs into a Pfefferman family friend she takes a stand for her new identity.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Transparent: Moppa  Season 1, Ep 4

Maura finally comes out to Ali, and they join Sarah on a field trip to the mall - where they all get rude lessons in womanhood. Josh is forced to confront his past thanks to questions from Syd (Carrie Brownstein) about his longtime relationship with Rita.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Transparent: Rollin'  Season 1, Ep 3

Maura moves out of the family house and into a lively new apartment complex, just as Sarah needs a new home after dismantling her perfect life. Josh has to reconsider his sudden vision of starting a family, while Ali finds some new boundaries to cross.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 4 comments

Transparent: The Letting Go  Season 1, Ep 2

Maura embraces her new journey, but nothing about life as a woman is easy -- making friends, finding a new community, and above all, coming out to her children. Sarah introduces her husband (Rob Huebel) to her ex-girlfriend Tammy (Melora Hardin). Josh pays a visit to his ex-babysitter Rita, as Ali gets closer to her trainer.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: The Skeleton Twins

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged fraternal twins (played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig) reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
posted by hush on Dec 25, 2014 - 8 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

Movie: Chef

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
posted by mathowie on Nov 2, 2014 - 15 comments

Black-ish: Crime and Punishment  Season 1, Ep 5

Although Dre and Rainbow agreed they would no longer spank their kids, all bets might be off when Jack disobeys.
posted by cashman on Oct 23, 2014 - 6 comments

Regular Show: Maxin' and Relaxin'  Season 6, Ep 1

Mordecai goes to his parents' (Katey Sagal and Ed Begley, Jr.) to get a mixtape with CJ, but is afraid his mom's going to embarrass him.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 10, 2014 - 1 comment

Transparent: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

An LA family with serious boundary issues have their past and future unravel when a dramatic admission causes everyone's secrets to spill out. Starring Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffmann.
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 27, 2014 - 16 comments

Black-ish: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Advertising exec Dre looks forward to a promotion that would make him the first African American senior vice president at his firm in the premiere of this family sitcom, but he worries that there is a price to pay for his success when his son Andre Jr. announces that for his 13th birthday he's converting to Judaism in order to have a Bar Mitzvah like all his friends.
posted by mathowie on Sep 24, 2014 - 8 comments

Arrested Development: Whistler's Mother  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 20

Some of the Bluth company's money is unfrozen and everyone wants a piece, leaving Michael to decide where to spend it while dealing with a difficult board member. George Michael and Maeby investigate a mysterious figure, Lindsay protests the war, GOB and Tobias ponder business opportunities. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Sep 1, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.
posted by mathowie on Jun 15, 2014 - 12 comments

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