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]
One Mississippi: Two Mississippi Season 2, Ep 0
Season two of Tig Notaro's Amazon series takes us deeper into the lives of Tig's step-father, Bill, and her brother, Remy. Meanwhile, Tig continues to speak honestly on her radio show as Tig and Kate's relationship perpetually redefines itself. Politics come into play, and a Mississippi changed by the election of Trump hangs grotesquely in the background. Also, trigger warning. Very upsetting but necessary discussions of molestation, abuse, and harassment, including scenes of deplorable men being deplorable, also occur this season. And in spite of all that, the show continues to be a funny, even joyous celebration of love and compassion. [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Steven Universe: Gem Harvest Season 4, Ep 8
Greg's cousin Andy makes an unexpected appearance at the barn.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
‘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]
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.
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.<
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.
Francis Ford Coppola directs Mario Puzo's story of a fictional New York crime family. This is the first of a trilogy. [more inside]
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]
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.
"The first AMT of 2015 is an absolute peach, so trot over to answermethispodcast.com/episode305 to read all about it." [more inside]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.