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January 16

The Gifted: hoMe  Season 2, Episode 12

The dream of the X-Men is on the verge of failure. In attempts to revive the Mutant Underground, Evangeline proposes a country-wide meeting. Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy continue to disagree in their dreams and the Frost Sisters attempt to intervene. Caitlin makes the risky suggestion of connecting with a family member for vital intel, and Lorna tries to secretly investigate Reeva's plans for the Inner Circle. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:49 PM - 0 comments

Valley of the Boom: Full (Mini) Series [spoilers aplenty]  Show Only   

Valley of the Boom is an American docudrama television miniseries, created, directed, and executive produced by Matthew Carnahan, that premiered on January 13, 2019, on National Geographic. The series centers on the 1990s tech boom and bust in Silicon Valley and it stars Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, Lamorne Morris, John Karna, Dakota Shapiro, Oliver Cooper, and John Murphy. [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 3:51 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man

A new documentary (stream-able on various platforms) explores various urban legends around Hollywood's most elusive star. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:41 PM - 1 comment

Sex Education: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.
posted by Pendragon at 12:37 PM - 3 comments

January 15

Roswell, New Mexico: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

When Liz reluctantly returns to Roswell, she discovers her teenage crush, Max, is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:49 PM - 8 comments

The Flash: The Flash & The Furious  Season 5, Episode 10

Nora grapples with the revelation that Thawne killed her grandmother, Cecile prosecutes the Weather Witch, and Team Flash must stop Silver Ghost, a new meta-tech villain who can control engines and motorized technology. Meanwhile, Caitlin and Cisco discus creating a meta-human cure. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:33 PM - 7 comments

Friends from College: Out All Night  Season 2, Episode 3

Sam, Nick and Marianne put on their dancing shoes. Lisa makes a surprising find. Max pushes Ethan to dip his toe into the dating pool.
posted by bunderful at 6:38 PM - 0 comments

Outlander: If Not For Hope  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 11

Jamie, Claire and Young Ian embark on a long and uncertain journey to rescue Roger, while Brianna forges a friendship with one of Jamie's old friends. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:55 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Punch Up The Jam: 052 - You Oughta Know (w/ Jake Weisman)

I...want...you...to know that Jake Weisman (Corporate – @weismanjake) is ON THE SHOW!!! A supremely sexy yet angry episode absorbing the power of Alanis Morissette's 1995 classic, "You Oughta Know" that will surely launch an investigation into Flea's bass performance. Miel tells Demi to shut up a lot. Demi gets drunk with soundboard power. It's a very fun episode. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead at 9:10 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 280 - MacKenzie's 60 Billion Dollar Challenge (1/14/18)

Will, Amber and Matt talk Amber's new piece arguing the need to get behind Bernie. They also fantasize about what they'd do if they were getting divorced from Jeff Bezos and end with another dark trip to Carcosa. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 5:46 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 442: Justin’s Special Shower Sauce

There's a lot of what I'm going to classify as "Goof Echoes" in this episode — a strange phenomenon where subject matter of the past is placed, unconsciously, back on the table for discussion. Join us as we revisit challenging topics, such as Goose-Love, and Shampoo Chemistry. Suggested talking points: Glasswatch, Shark Cuban, Bung's A Bung's A Bung, Sudsy Substitution, Special Guestpert: Bridget Lancaster, Schiff in the Mix, Doose Guck
posted by Tevin at 5:19 AM - 10 comments

January 14

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  Season 3, Episode 2

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at an outdoor hangout for local kids; as attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects, the parents of the missing children receive a cryptic note.
posted by fleacircus at 9:37 PM - 5 comments

Future Man: Replay One  Season 2 (Full Season)

Josh wakes up... or does he? after saving the world... or did he? in the future... or is it? You know what, who knows what the hell's going on anymore. But Future Man is back, and things are as grimy as ever.
posted by Etrigan at 8:04 PM - 7 comments

The Passage: Pilot  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 1

As an imminent flu epidemic threatens the U.S., Federal Agent Brad Wolgast is tasked with bringing in Project NOAH's latest chosen test subject, a 10-year-old girl, Amy Bellafonte. But, after meeting Amy, Brad's loyalties to the project are tested. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:32 PM - 11 comments

Friends from College: Storage Unit  Season 2, Episode 2

Sam tries to halt Jon's shaming campaign. Ethan and Lisa take a stroll down nostalgia lane. Nick makes an effort to act his age.
posted by bunderful at 4:15 PM - 1 comment

Friends from College: The Engagement Party  Season 2, Episode 1

The gang is forced to put on their happy faces and reconnect at Max's swanky engagement party, where "severe awkwardness" is everybody's plus-one.
posted by bunderful at 3:31 PM - 2 comments

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory  Season 3, Episode 1

Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), has a memory problem, and memories of a memory problem, all relating to the case of the missing Purcell children in West Finger, Arkansas, thirty-five year ago. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 3:13 PM - 13 comments

Book: Milkman

Winner of the Man Booker Prize “Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”―The Guardian In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to... [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey at 2:51 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing  Season 1, Episode 24

Archer and Tucker are forced to end a game of Geskana early due to a misunderstanding. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 12:20 PM - 6 comments

Sex Education: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Despite the ministrations of sex therapist mom Jean and encouragement from Eric, Otis worries he can't get it on, but he's not the only one. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon at 12:12 AM - 19 comments

January 13

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 91 - Mysterious Anonymous

This one involves a lot of eggs... oh, and Baron Ragoon. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 11:32 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Bag Man: Full Season

Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? Rachel Maddow's Bag Man refreshes our memories.
posted by latkes at 9:42 PM - 2 comments

Gotham: Trespassers  Season 5, Episode 2

Gordon and Bullock venture into Gotham's badlands to investigate rumors of missing children, while Bruce seeks out help for Selina.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:35 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Buffalo Boys

Set during the Dutch occupation of Indonesia, two brothers, who were raised in exile, return home to seek revenge and justice for the murder of their father.
posted by Alexandra Michelle at 7:18 PM - 1 comment

Top Chef: Roaring Munchies  Season 16, Episode 6

The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and are drafted into the fight. Once Tom declares a winner, the chefs begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails. Chef Ken Oringer joins for a Roaring Twenties party.
posted by kanata at 2:21 PM - 11 comments

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Roast in Peace  Season 4, Episode 5

The All Stars put their stand-up comedy chops to the test in a eulogy-style Roast of Lady Bunny [not dead]. Cecily Strong and Yvette Nicole Brown guest-judge the competition, with Cecily providing some comedy tips. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:17 AM - 12 comments

January 12

Movie: A Dog's Way Home

A dog travels 400 miles in search of her owner. [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo at 6:49 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999). [more inside]
posted by jouke at 9:49 AM - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Grey 17 is Missing  Season 3, Episode 19

We return to Spoopy Sector for Spoopy Times. Ivanova and Zach Allen seek rogue telepaths for hire. Delenn is to become Ranger One, but someone wants to prevent it... "I'm in awe, Lennier. The way you can take a simple proposition and turn it inside out so that it says what you want it to say rather than what it actually says. Does this come naturally or did you attend some sort of…martial arts class for the philosophically inclined?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 8:01 AM - 3 comments

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo: all episodes

Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 5:17 AM - 2 comments

January 11

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need Some Balance  Season 4, Episode 9

Rebecca decides that she needs to find a way to take her mind off her ex-boyfriends. Subplots: Darrell returns to the office and it is different. Greg and Nathaniel unexpectedly become friends. CATS!
posted by k8t at 10:56 PM - 9 comments

Bob's Burgers: Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda's  Season 9, Episode 11

Linda's new friend introduces her to essential oils and Gayle is convinced she must be rescued. Meanwhile, Bob and Teddy helps Mr. Huggins get a new bed. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:35 PM - 2 comments

Kim's Convenience: Kim's Convenience - Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

The continuing adventures of a Korean-Canadian family in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by invokeuse at 9:58 AM - 4 comments

The Orville: Home  Season 2, Episode 3

Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:39 AM - 24 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Honeymoon  Season 6, Episode 1

The Nine-Nine is back, now on Thursdays on NBC! (Spoiler inside!) [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:45 AM - 19 comments

January 10

The Good Place: The Book of Dougs  Season 3, Episode 10

Michael's resolve is put to the test. Meanwhile, Jason wrestles with his feelings and Chidi surprises Eleanor.
posted by duffell at 7:02 PM - 116 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty — Episode 20

A Lunar Interlude. The Pine Guard catch their breath after a hectic, fateful hunt. Ned goes car shopping. Aubrey confesses to her misdeed. Duck meets a kindred spirit.
posted by Tevin at 1:54 PM - 11 comments

Book: Sapiens

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” From IndieBound.org.
posted by CMcG at 11:33 AM - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: KILLER FISH  Season 12, Episode 5

"The adventure that drags you in, pulls you under and tears you apart!" How pleasant. Movies would have us believe there are two major natural threats to people in the water. This movie focuses on the second one. There is a plot involving stolen jewels, but there's a reason the movie's not called TREACHEROUS THIEVES. It's the next-to-last episode of The Gauntlet, and the subplot, involving a returned Dr. Erhardt's quest to have Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank's ashes scattered while playing Idiot Control Now (Joel and the Bots' song from way back in 303 POD PEOPLE), continues, as it turns out Kinga has all of Dr. F's old experiments backed up. This is about three times as much plot as MST usually has. Add in that Jonah is doing something mysterious to help get him and the Bots out of their situation.... [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:52 AM - 10 comments

January 9

The Fix: The Fix, Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Comedians Jimmy Carr, D.L. Hughley, and Katherine Ryan tackle the world's woes with help from a rotating crew of guests. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:59 PM - 5 comments

The Gifted: meMento  Season 2, Episode 11

Reed worries as Lauren becomes intrigued by her ancestors and their violent powers. Lorna begins to reevaluate her trust in the Inner Circle after figuring out the past of Reeva's new trainees. Meanwhile... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:27 PM - 3 comments

Murder Mountain: Where marijuana can kill   Season 1 (Full Season)

What happens when California dreaming becomes a nightmare? When people head to Humboldt County, California in search of quick riches in the form of marijuana, often times they are unaware of the price they might ultimately pay in the illegal cannabis growing capital of the United States. [more inside]
posted by MadMadam at 1:23 PM - 2 comments

Book: A Terrible Country

When Andrei Kaplan's older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It's the summer of 2008, and his bank account is running dangerously low. Perhaps a few months in Moscow are just what he needs. [more inside]
posted by tofu_crouton at 10:42 AM - 1 comment

Book: Les Indociles

" Ce n'est pas une romance, pense Olympe. On ne voit rien d'elle que ses mains, et pourtant on a la sensation de son emprise sur lui. Pas de l'amour ; du pouvoir. [more inside]
posted by NathalieBou at 6:23 AM - 0 comments

January 8

Book: Midnight Riot/Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Probationary Constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he’ll face is a paper cut. But Peter’s prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 7:46 PM - 41 comments

Podcast: Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music: Season 1

I’m not gonna pretend like I have southern accent or talk to you about pickup trucks and chewing tobacco. This is about the truth. You don’t have to know what it’s like to drive a tractor. You don’t need to have spent the last 20 years listening to nothing but Merle Haggard 8 tracks while sipping Pearl beer from a can in order to appreciate these incredible stories and this genius music. You don’t need to “be” country to perform country, so you certainly don’t have to be country to enjoy it. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 6:50 PM - 5 comments

Top Chef: Restaurant Wars 2  Season 16, Episode 5

The mayhem and drama continues of the biggest Restaurant Wars in the history of “Top Chef.” Tom’s announcement of a double elimination piles on even more pressure. “Top Chef” alum turned James Beard Award winning Chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge and James Beard Award winning restaurateur, Caroline Styne.
posted by kanata at 5:00 PM - 10 comments

Book: Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A murder mystery which is much more mysterious than it first appears. A fantastical and twisty story where our hero tries to find out who killed (or will kill) Evelyn Hardcastle at a ghastly party at the extremely remote Blackheath House. Best read without any spoilers (including those right inside this post). [more inside]
posted by Stark at 4:00 AM - 6 comments

January 7

Steven Universe: Escapism  Season 5, Episode 27

Steven and Connie are locked up in Gem Gaol, so Steven tries to call home for help. Who, of all people, will he contact?
posted by JHarris at 11:44 PM - 36 comments

Counterpart: Shadow Puppets  Season 2, Episode 5

A new revelation puts Howard Prime and Quayle in jeopardy. Life at Echo is disrupted. Clare reconnects with her past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:07 PM - 7 comments

Movie: I Kill Giants

Barbara Thorson struggles through life by escaping into a fantasy life of magic and monsters. [more inside]
posted by kokaku at 3:32 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 441: In a New York Whoopsie

We're looking for every opportunity we can to Become the Monster (TM, TM, TM) which informs a lot of this episode. Namely? We're tired of the super "hero" known as Wolverine always trying to murder our dad, and boy, we're feeling brave enough to give him a piece of our mind. Suggested talking points: Our Coworker Wolverine, Christmas in August, Janine's Big Pockets, Tebow's Fresh Start, Crash Etiquette, Origami Mistake
posted by Tevin at 10:13 AM - 9 comments

Outlander: The Deep Heart's Core  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 10

Jamie and Claire keep secrets from one another as they try to help Brianna process her recent trauma; however, the secrets they keep cause a bigger familial rift once they are revealed.
posted by something something at 9:48 AM - 22 comments

January 6

Star Trek: Enterprise: Fallen Hero  Season 1, Episode 23

A Vulcan diplomat needs Enterprise’s help. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:41 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Arnie's Birthday Bonus Scene

Due to some unfortunate real life stuff, we had to take one more week off without an episode but here's a fun scene set in Arnie's bedroom. And we'll be back Jan 14 with new episodes. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 10:23 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Pass

The night before their debut game, two professional soccer players share a kiss. In a sporting world where image is everything, this surprising pass sets the men up for a contrasting decade of fame and failure, full of secrets and denial. [more inside]
posted by great_radio at 8:28 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 440: The Naming of 2019

This episode is pretty dang near mandatory for anyone who wants to live 2019 in the correct manner. Join us as we decide the most powerful, most liberating, most attainable goal-slogan imaginable — a process that, yes, does take us half the episode. Suggested talking points: Deliberation of the Annual Theme for One-Half an Hour, Yeastblasting, Parkour for Cash,  Round Etiquette, Bean Halen
posted by drezdn at 5:28 PM - 17 comments

Gotham: Year Zero  Season 5, Episode 1

In the wake of a citywide cataclysm, Gotham is turned into a no man's land ruled by warring criminal factions.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 2:18 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.
posted by larrybob at 11:16 AM - 9 comments

January 5

Humans: All Episodes  Season 3 (Full Season)

A year has passed since the synths gained consciousness, but they're fighting to survive in a world that hates and fears them.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:54 PM - 2 comments