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February 16

Homeland: Catch and Release  Season 8, Episode 2

Carrie reconnects with an old ally. Tasneem seeks counsel. Saul finds hope.
posted by KTamas at 11:53 AM - 0 comments

High Maintenance: Trick  Season 4, Episode 2

The Guy delivers to a man looking for a connection who hires an escort for the night. Intimacy coordinator Kym bonds on set with a familiar face. [more inside]
posted by KTamas at 11:50 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: The Augments  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 6

The Enterprise races to stop a group of genetic supermen in a stolen starship from unleashing a weapon of mass destruction. (Please note: this is not Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Technically.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:29 AM - 1 comment

February 15

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 07: Ambush in the Sand and 08: Under the Boughs of the Court

Lots of talk about callsigns and lots of herding cats as The Society of Banners and Bright Returns takes on their second mission. [more inside]
posted by fomhar at 8:29 PM - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pimemento  Season 7, Episode 3

Just keep swimming! [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 7:38 AM - 5 comments

February 14

Movie: Bharat

At the cusp of India's birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom at a cost. A young boy Bharat, makes a promise to his Father that he will keep his family together no matter what.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:01 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Cuddle Weather

After realizing that prostitutes are not entitled to the best part of love making, two sex workers form a screwy relationship as 'cuddle partners' only to realize that they want something more. (Netflix, Filipino) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:49 PM - 1 comment

Project Runway: Live and Let Tie Dye  Season 18, Episode 10

Tie dye is back in a big way and the designers will need to create their own textiles to elevate the trend from casual to couture. In a twist that may feel more like a trick to the designers, it’s an overnight challenge. The designers go a bit mad working into the wee hours trying to perfect their techniques and complete their high-end looks. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 2:11 PM - 12 comments

The Magicians: Oops!... I Did It Again  Season 5, Episode 6

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. OK, not fine. "Am I crazy, or this already happened, right?" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:15 AM - 9 comments

February 13

Podcast: The Dream: S2 E7: Green Eggs and Scams

Influencing a new generation of wellness. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 11:06 PM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Picard: Absolute Candor  Season 1, Episode 4

(IMDB) The crew's journey to Freecloud takes a detour when Picard orders a stop at the planet Vashti, where Picard and Musikar relocated Romulan refugees fourteen years earlier. Upon arrival, Picard reunites with Elnor, a young Romulan he befriended during the relocation. Meanwhile, Narek continues his attempts to learn more about Soji while Rizzo's impatience with his lack of progress grows. (A wee bit more after the jump...) [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 10:16 AM - 54 comments

Neko zamurai: Samurai Cat (both seasons)  All Seasons

A humorless samurai, nearly desperate for work, agrees to assassinate a goblin cat that is accused of possessing a man's soul. (Japanese tv original, streaming on Amazon Prime) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:04 AM - 4 comments

The Magicians: Apocalypse? Now?!  Season 5, Episode 5

With some high stakes back on Earth, the gang gets together to pull of a heist, while Fen is the super-secret, super-sexy maid on the outside, looking to answer a number of open-ended questions, in a quest of sorts, given to her by Eliot. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:29 AM - 9 comments

Leverage: The 12-Step Job  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 11

When the team cons an addicted embezzler into entering rehab, Nate confronts some of his own issues regarding alcoholism. [more inside]
posted by jeather at 7:08 AM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE CRAWLING EYE  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

Rewatch! Ambulatory eyeballs with tentacles descend from space and menace the inhabitants of a mountain town. It's the first cable episode again, and as before, it's kind of a tough row to hoe. Previously [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 7:07 AM - 5 comments

February 12

Survivor: Season 40, Winners at War: Greatest of the Greats  Season 40, Episode 1

Twenty previous winners return to compete against each other for the title of ultimate sole survivor. (Live watch thread...?)
posted by phunniemee at 4:17 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 497: Bugatti Boys

We’ve officially polished all the rough edges out of this weekly entertainment product that we’ve been making for like 10 calendar years. We’re nearly ready to enter our Closed Beta phase, which basically means we’ve stopped talking about bidets so much. Suggested talking points: Relatable Content, Accidental Lunch Thief, Perfect Farmwear, Animal Trivia, Nude Changeover, Val Kilmer's Kickass Bat Wine, Genuine Sports Humor, Do Not Go In There
posted by ardgedee at 12:34 PM - 16 comments

The New Pope: Episode 5  Season 1, Episode 5

*sigh* [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 11:19 AM - 3 comments

Avenue 5: Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?  Season 1, Episode 4

With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers, before Ryan steps up and to earn the title Mr. Wetsuit. Matt encourages Frank to become the man he always wanted to be. "Fly safe!" "Fly drunk!" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:08 AM - 3 comments

Avenue 5: I'm a Hand Model  Season 1, Episode 3

With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers' language. Judd outlines a new plan and tasks Iris with organizing an effort to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference. "Oh, come on. My door's always broken." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:02 AM - 0 comments

Schitt's Creek: The Wingmen  Season 6, Episode 6

Alexis and Moira deal with the outcome of a viral video, while Johnny helps Bob get back out in the dating world. (Also, Patrick gets a new coffee table.) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:58 AM - 3 comments

Movie: The Golden Glove

This film tells the story of the German serial killer Fritz Honka who murdered four women between 1970 and 1975 and hid the parts of dead bodies in his apartment. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:18 AM - 2 comments

February 11

Podcast: The Dream: S2 E6: Magnets: How Do They Work?

The road to wellness is paved with particles and protons. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:51 PM - 3 comments

For Life: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit. (ABC, US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:44 PM - 1 comment

Legends of Tomorrow: Slay Anything  Season 5, Episode 3

The Legends discover a new Encore, and Sara, Rory, and Ava end up crashing a high school reunion to attempt to stop a serial killer, while Nate, Ray, Nora, Behrad, and Zari try to intervene earlier in the timeline. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:38 PM - 12 comments

The Flash: Love Is A Battlefield  Season 6, Episode 11

Barry and Iris plan a romantic dinner for Valentine's Day, but their evening is interrupted by an old foe--Amunet. Meanwhile, Frost gets into the holiday spirit and attempts to help Allegros reconnect with an old love. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:35 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Rude Tales of Magic: Buggin' Out

Live free or die? Eat or get eaten? Are you in, or are you out? It's a wild night in the Soaking Valley County Jail as our heroes fight for their freedom and their lives when a jailbreak gets out of control. Exits must be taken. And choices? Ain't so such thing as easy ones, and they all gotta get made, babeee.
posted by yellowbinder at 3:25 PM - 6 comments

Lego Masters: The First Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Will "Lego Batman" Arnett hosts a competition show where Lego builders compete to build higher, faster, and more intricate creations for $100,000 and recognition as a Lego Master. This is the third iteration of "LEGO (tm) Masters", following British and Australian series. Airing and streaming on Fox. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:09 AM - 5 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of Markovia: Chapter Four  Season 3, Episode 13

Black Lightning and his team descend upon Markovia on a rescue mission to rescue Lynn, who finds herself in even more trouble when she meets Gravedigger, meta human on the Markovian side. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:28 AM - 4 comments

February 10

Book: Last First Snow

Forty years after the God Wars, Dresediel Lex bears the scars of liberation—especially in the Skittersill, a poor district still bound by the fallen gods' decaying edicts. As long as the gods' wards last, they strangle development; when they fail, demons will be loosed upon the city. The King in Red hires Elayne Kevarian of the Craft firm Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao to fix the wards, but the Skittersill's people have their own ideas. A protest rises against Elayne's work, led by Temoc, a warrior-priest turned community organizer who wants to build a peaceful future for his city, his wife, and his young son. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:11 PM - 4 comments

Book: Fatal Discord

An engrossing dual biography and fascinating intellectual history that examines two of the greatest minds of European history—Erasmus of Rotterdam and Martin Luther—whose heated rivalry gave rise to two enduring, fundamental, and often colliding traditions of philosophical and religious thought. [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom at 5:35 PM - 0 comments

Book: The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient (fiction, 2019) is a psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. [more inside]
posted by hydra77 at 4:37 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Dream: S2 E4: Take With Caution

What happens when no one is looking out for you? [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 4:04 PM - 1 comment

Critical Role: With Great Power...  Season 2, Episode 94

The Mighty Nein take stock after their tangle with a dealmaker but their arrival at a new destination holds unexpected answers...
posted by nubs at 12:30 PM - 2 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Manhunter & Captain Kim (Episodes 1 & 2)  Season 7, Episode 1

The two part season 7 premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine shows the squad adjusting to life with Holt as a uniformed officer and a new captain. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:53 AM - 11 comments

Book: The Triumph of Seeds

We live in a world of seeds. From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life: supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and pepper drove the Age of Discovery, coffee beans fueled the Enlightenment and cottonseed sparked the Industrial Revolution. Seeds are fundamental objects of beauty, evolutionary wonders, and simple fascinations. Yet, despite their importance, seeds are often seen as commonplace, their extraordinary natural and human histories overlooked. Thanks to this stunning new book, they can be overlooked no more. This is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer with both the charm of a fireside story-teller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist. A fascinating scientific adventure, it is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 9:18 AM - 2 comments

Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me?  Season 12, Episode 7

From ancient Syria to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and infecting people’s nightmares.
posted by KTamas at 2:20 AM - 32 comments

Movie: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 1:18 AM - 6 comments

Saturday Night Live: Kirk Douglas / Sam and Dave  Season 5, Episode 12

February 23, 1980, the day after the Miracle on Ice, which gets a cheer during Weekend Update. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 12:52 AM - 5 comments

February 9

The Outsider: The One About the Yiddish Vampire  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 6

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:45 PM - 14 comments

Special Event: Academy Awards 2020

The Oscars are tonight. Get on your best gowns, come on inside and let's see who wins for best documentary short film! [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:19 AM - 34 comments

Homeland: Deception Indicated  Season 8, Episode 1

Carrie recovers in Germany. Saul negotiates. Max has a new mission. [more inside]
posted by KTamas at 10:47 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Station 12  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 5

Misguided geneticist Dr. Arik Soong begins to notice rebellious behavior among his children. Maybe he'll have better luck with the next 1,800. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:46 AM - 5 comments

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 3 (AKA Part 3)  Season 3 (Full Season)

Sabrina is thrust into a role she never expected. A dark carnival appears on the scene, like something from the bleakest nightmares of Ray Bradbury, or the Insane Clown Posse. Meanwhile, Ambrose and Prudence hunt for Lord Blackwood, Zelda and Hilda struggle to keep the Church of Night alive against a host of new foes, and Sabrina's friends start a band for some reason. They're okay, I guess.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:09 AM - 9 comments

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Mythic Quest is centered on the creative director at a video game development studio. The show follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game. [more inside]
posted by KTamas at 4:14 AM - 10 comments

Saturday Night Live: Rupaul / Justin Bieber  Season 45, Episode 13

  • Cold Open - NH Debate: Mikey Day, Ego Nwodim, Alex Moffatt, Bowen Yang, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Jost, Larry David, Kate McKinnon, Rachel Dratch, Pete Davidson, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson
  • Monologue: Rupaul
  • Black & White Charades: Rupaul, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Ego Nwodim, Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon
  • Chad in Drag: Mikey Day, Rupaul, Pete Davidson
  • Work Birthday Dinner: Chloe Fineman, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Rupaul
  • Boop It: Mikey Day, Chris Redd, Chloe Fineman, Beck Bennett
  • Rupaul Reads to Children: Aidy Bryant, Mikey Day, Rupaul, Kate McKinnon, Ego Nwodim, Beck Bennett
  • Justin Bieber - Yummy
  • Weekend Update: Michael Che, Colin Jost
    • Oscars: Chloe Fineman
  • Thirsty Cops: Pete Davidson, Rupaul, Ego Nwodim, Kate McKinnon
  • The Old New York Show: Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Rupaul
  • Justin Bieber - Intentions
[more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:21 AM - 11 comments

February 8

Book: Gods of Jade and Shadow

The Mayan God of Death charges a young woman with helping him recover his throne in this dark tale inspired by the Popol Vuh. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 10:43 PM - 3 comments

Vikings: The Best Laid Plans  Season 6, Episode 10

The one where Ivar shanks Bjorn. Midseason finale/ cliffhanger.
posted by porpoise at 9:59 PM - 0 comments

Movie: Atlantics

In a poor suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another. This ghost story about migration, poverty, love - the first film by a black woman to compete at Cannes - Atlantics is streaming on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 5:47 PM - 1 comment

High Maintenance: Cycles  Season 4, Episode 1

Season Premiere: The Guy finds a lost canine; a reporter pitches a story about her parents' marriage and inadvertently strains her own relationship when her boyfriend visits for their anniversary weekend; a singing telegram in a bad mood looks for some relief.
posted by lazaruslong at 5:27 PM - 4 comments

Locke & Key: Season 1  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

A family in need of a fresh start. A mysterious old manor. With the turn of a key, they'll open doors to a magical--and dangerous--new world. (Netflix, IDW comics adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 11:47 AM - 16 comments

Movie: Battlestar Galactica

Way out in space there are 12 planets populated by 12 tribes of humanity, which all came out from their mother world of Kobol. Then the eeevil Cylons, a race of shiny chrome robots and not sexy sexy ladies, attacked. After a thousand year war it looked like peace was finally coming... but it was a trap, engineered by traitorous human Baltar! Boo! Hiss! Now, Admiral Cartwright Adama commands the last Battlestar, Galactica, as it leads a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest... for a shining planet known as Hoboken Earth. It's MST Club approved! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 12:35 AM - 24 comments

February 7

Vikings: Resurrection  Season 6, Episode 9

Ubbe and Torvi are able to inexplicably meet their unknown wanderer while in Iceland; Bjorn reconsiders who his enemies truly are after Erik's scouting mission,which prompts him to being able to inexplicably convince an old nemesis to join him; Ivar inexplicably reunites with Hvitserk.
posted by porpoise at 8:26 PM - 0 comments

Into the Dark: My Valentine  Season 2, Episode 5

A singer's attempt to return to performing has surprising consequences. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 4:51 PM - 2 comments

Project Runway: Suit Yourself  Season 18, Episode 9

This week’s challenge is all about turning a timeless classic on its head: The tuxedo. Inspired by recent fashion moments like mentor Christian Siriano’s groundbreaking Oscars look for Billy Porter, the designers will each need to find their own way to take the tuxedo into the future with a mix of male, female, and non-binary models. A perfectly tailored suit is nearly impossible without help, so the designers get a surprise second set of hands to help out. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 1:01 PM - 20 comments

The Magicians: Magicians Anonymous  Season 5, Episode 4

Julia is faced with a choice, while Alice looks for some books and makes new acquaintances. Margot and Eliot work on sorting out what's what in Fillory. Kady hangs with Dean Fogg.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:05 AM - 11 comments

Locke & Key: Welcome to Matheson  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 1

After the Lockes move into Keyhouse, Bode makes a new acquaintance--and a startling discovery. Tyler and Kinsey try to start over at a new high school. (Netflix original, IDW comic book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:21 AM - 7 comments

February 6

Movie: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord. (Note: I thought the title of this was "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" but according to IMDB it's not?)
posted by rednikki at 9:05 PM - 20 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Miss Me, Kiss Me, Love Me   Season 5, Episode 2

When a new blip lands the Legends in 1947 Los Angeles, it puts them on the trail of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel; Sara, Ray and Constantine devise a plan to capture him; Ava struggles with being on the sidelines with Rory. [more inside]
posted by rednikki at 8:45 PM - 7 comments

Briarpatch: First Time In Saint Disgrace  Season 1, Episode 1

Allegra Dill returns to Texas after her sister is murdered. (USA Network, broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:36 PM - 4 comments