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May 26

Movie: Mean Streets

A small-time hood aspires to work his way up the ranks of a local mob. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 1:07 PM - 0 comments

RuPaul's Drag Race: Social Media Kings Into Queens  Season 10, Episode 10

The queens are tasked with making over YouTube stars into members of their drag family.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:04 AM - 7 comments

May 25

Movie: Three Days of the Condor

A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:02 PM - 4 comments

May 24

Movie: Female Trouble

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 7:00 PM - 2 comments

Archer: Danger Island: Strange Doings in the Taboo Groves  Season 9, Episode 5

But there is no joy in Mudville- mighty Pam has struck out. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 6:21 PM - 5 comments

The 100: Shifting Sands  Season 5, Episode 5

Octavia leads her people towards Shadow Valley against the advice of Clarke and Bellamy; Kane and Abby adjust to a new set of challenges. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 8:56 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: 30 For 30 Podcasts: BIKRAM Part 1: Arrival

Bikram Choudhury begins his journey to fame, wealth, and scandal in 1970s Los Angeles. He takes Beverly Hills by storm, using his Hollywood connections and rags-to-riches origin story to build a devoted following and lay the foundation for a yoga empire. Reported by Julia Lowrie Henderson. Hosted by Jody Avirgan. More information at 30for30podcasts.com/bikram
posted by Cash4Lead at 8:19 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Tig Notaro: Happy To Be Here (2018)

Comedian Tig Notaro performs a stand-up set at the historic Heights Theater in Houston.
posted by elsietheeel at 6:35 AM - 11 comments

Legion: Chapter 16  Season 2, Episode 8

The path forward is revealed.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:45 AM - 11 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 2

We are the ex-Borg. We are here to talk to you today about organ donation. Your biological and technological distinctiveness could help save a life. Resistance is selfish. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:47 AM - 5 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de hidalgos (Time of Noblemen)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 3

Pacino joins the team for the first time as they work to ensure that Miguel de Cervantes publishes "Don Quixote" in 1604. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 3:36 AM - 4 comments

May 23

The Expanse: Delta-V  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 7

Crews are united, divided, and converge towards the same mysterious point. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 10:42 PM - 31 comments

The Americans: Jennings, Elizabeth  Season 6, Episode 9

Stan catches up with Pastor Tim and Oleg, offers Philip his support, and shares his suspicions with Aderholt. Elizabeth watches over Nesterenko and does not have dinner with Claudia. Tatiana's latest operation goes badly. Paige learns more about the nitty gritty of her parents' spy operations. Philip meets up with Father Andrei. Elizabeth packs for a trip.
posted by orange swan at 10:06 PM - 62 comments

Movie: The Jerk

An idiotic man struggles to make it through life on his own in St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 9:59 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story

The story of how Han Solo first met Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, and the Millennium Falcon years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:42 PM - 31 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CRY WILDERNESS  Rewatch   Season 11, Episode 2

Rewatch! In the year since it was first shown, Cry Wilderness has shaped up to be one of the best episodes of MST3K's eleventh season. It's an exceedingly ludicrous movie with a magic Bigfoot, one of those noble Native American spirit people, and a jerkass US Marshall who thinks nothing about breaking into someone's home and eating their food. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 5:03 PM - 3 comments

Cobra Kai: Mercy  Season 1, Episode 10

It is the day of the 2018 All Valley Karate Tournament and Cobra Kai is determined to win. Robbie signs up unaffiliated. A familiar face from the past returns. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 3:12 PM - 7 comments

Room 104: Voyeurs  Season 1, Episode 6

Written and directed by contemporary dancer Dayna Hanson, this episode is an intimate fever dream that softly explores the things we leave behind. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate at 10:45 AM - 4 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: "First Blood"  Season 2, Episode 6

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah; The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center; Nick struggles with his new assignment.
posted by Bibliogeek at 8:45 AM - 9 comments

May 22

Movie: A Clockwork Orange

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 8:36 PM - 14 comments

The Flash: We Are the Flash  Season 4, Episode 23

In the Season 4 finale, Team Flash gets help from a surpassing ally in their battle against DeVoe. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:40 PM - 14 comments

Babylon 5: Soul Mates  Season 2, Episode 7

Londo's three wives come to the station--so he can divorce two of them. Talia's ex-husband makes her an offer: freedom... Meanwhile, Delenn asks Ivanova for help. "Because with you, I will always know where I stand." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:07 PM - 6 comments

The 100: Pandora's Box  Season 5, Episode 4

The Eligius prisoners use their mining equipment to rescue inhabitants of the Second Dawn Bunker as part of the deal they made with Clarke and Bellamy. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 5:28 PM - 2 comments

iZombie: You've Got to Hide Your Liv Away  Season 4, Episode 12

Major hides Liv away to keep her from surrendering to save a coyote. Ravi helps Clive solve a murder. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 5:04 PM - 4 comments

Elementary: Our Time is Up  Season 6, Episode 4

Watson considers a major life change after reading her own therapy file while she and Holmes investigate the murder of her former psychologist.
posted by litera scripta manet at 3:19 PM - 8 comments

iZombie: Insane in the Germ Brain  Season 4, Episode 11

Liv consumes a germaphobe's brain during flu season. Isobel play pranks on the group. Ravi meets Peyton's parents. Major closes the net on the brain smugglers. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 2:26 PM - 4 comments

Supergirl: The Fanatical  Season 3, Episode 19

A disciple of Coville's escapes from what's left of his cult and gives Kara and James a journal that could help save Sam. Guardian's secret could be exposed. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:50 PM - 11 comments

Supergirl: Shelter From The Storm  Season 3, Episode 18

To erase the last of Sam's humanity, Reign hunts down Ruby while Alex and Lena keeps her hidden. Supergirl and J'onn visit Sam's mother to protect her. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:45 PM - 1 comment

Supergirl: Trinity  Season 3, Episode 17

Supergirl and the team faces off against the Worldkillers. Guardian is asked to do a difficult favor by Supergirl. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:26 PM - 0 comments

The Department of Time: El tiempo en sus manos (The time on his hands)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 2

Salvador activates a protocol to have Julián detained and returned to the Ministry. Meanwhile, a cop from 1981 arrives in the present chasing a murderer who fled through a closet that turns out to have been a time door. His name is Jesús Méndez, nicknamed "Pacino" for his resemblance to the actor. In 2016, Pacino discovers that the he was declared guilty in absentia of the murders he was investigating. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 10:29 AM - 5 comments

Book: The Overstory

New York Times Bestseller A monumental novel about trees and people by one of our most "prodigiously talented" (The New York Times Book Review) novelists. An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light....
posted by OHenryPacey at 9:31 AM - 3 comments

The Department of Time: Tiempo de leyenda (Time of Legend)  First Watch   Season 2, Episode 1

Season Premiere: Lola Mendieta is in prison. Julián is back after some rest and psychiatric therapy. A new case awaits: the discovery of dated remains that could belong to El Cid, who was thought to be buried in the Burgos cathedral. Alonso and Amelia are sent with Ambrogio Spinola to the eleventh century to lead the investigation... which means pulling Julián from the team. [more inside]
posted by zarq at 8:29 AM - 10 comments

Book: Emperor Mage

"Sent to Carthak as part of the Tortallan peace delegation, Daine finds herself in the middle of a sticky political situation. She doesn't like the Carthaki practice of keeping slaves, but it's not her place to say anything -- she's just there to heal the emperor's birds. It's extremely frustrating! What's more, her power has grown in a mysterious way. As the peace talks stall, Daine puzzles over Carthak's two-faced Emperor Ozorne. How can he be so caring with his birds and so cruel to his people? Daine is sure he's planning something. Daine must fight the powerful Emperor Mage, knowing that the safety and peace of the realm depend on stopping Ozorne's power-hungry schemes."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:24 AM - 1 comment

Book: Treason's Harbour

The ninth book of the series finds Jack and Stephen at ease in Malta. Jack basks in the twin glow of Tom Pullings's captaincy and the clockwork chelengk on his number one full-dress scraper. Even his once-nemesis Andrew Wray, the acting Second Secretary of the Admiralty and accused card-cheat, has done Jack a noble turn. Stephen is less at ease. Too many people seem to know the plans of the disgusting British Empire, and even more telling: the handsomest woman in Valletta is paying him particular attention – he, with his shrewish phiz, a known urinator. Something is amiss, and there's not a moment to lose, and what is more, speed is the essence of attack. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 5:38 AM - 7 comments

May 21

Cobra Kai: Different but Same  Season 1, Episode 9

Louie's reckless actions forces Johnny and Daniel to go down memory lane. The Cobra Kai students plot revenge against the popular kids. Miguel grows impatient with Samantha [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:44 PM - 7 comments

Cobra Kai: Molting  Season 1, Episode 8

Johnny prepares his Cobra Kai students for the next All Valley Karate Tournament and in turn, he is inspired to clean up his life. Daniel is still unaware of his new pupil's background. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:31 PM - 1 comment

The Terror: We Are Gone  Season 1, Episode 10

The expedition's epic journey reaches its climax as men find themselves in a final confrontation with the Inuit mythology they've trespassed into. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 7:19 PM - 7 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #121 Pain Funnel

An ambitious plan to help people goes off the rails, and a man from Florida tries to fix things the only way he knows how: with prank phone calls.Further reading:Cat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part ICat Ferguson's reporting on Google and Rehab (The Verge) - Part IIDavid Segal's series on the business around addiction (New York Times)Ryan Hampton's American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction CrisisPalm Beach Post's Reporting on the Sober Home Crisis
posted by eotvos at 5:58 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Get Carter

When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 5:49 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 407: Morton Shart's Joke School

In this episode, Justin reveals to the rest of us that he has enrolled in celebrity-led internet comedy classes. As you might expect, this becomes a primary focus for the other two brothers throughout the remainder of the program. Suggested talking points: A Georgia-Fried Prawnline, Saddle Bag Spanking, Guy Club, Bathroom Friendship Window, The Worst Money Zone Transition in the History of Earth, The Sitting Tree, Einstein's Bones
posted by Tevin at 11:50 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 60 - Outside (w/ Paul F. Tompkins)

After being kicked out of the tavern, Arnie runs into the fancy little faun Mister Chauncey. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 9:47 AM - 2 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero, Part II  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 1

[Season premiere; part 2 of 2] Assimilated by the Borg, Janeway, Torres, and Tuvok plot to release a virus into the Borg Collective which will allow members of Unimatrix Zero to retain their individuality in the real world and resist the Borg Queen. Is resistance futile? Thus begins the last season... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:49 AM - 18 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Rehab  Season 5, Episode 12

This week....
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married. Next!
  • North Korea may call off the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un over demands that the country denuclearize. John Bolton says on air they were using "The Libyan model," which turns out to be the worst thing he could have said; autocrats the world over have obsessed over Gadaffi's horrible death since it happened in 2011.
  • And Now: Local News Gets A Little Too British For The Royal Wedding ("Hello gov'ner." "Cheerio!" "Hallo hallo!" "Tally-ho." "A spot of tea?" etc.)
  • Main Story: Rehab, a 35 billion dollar industry. Federal law requires health insurance to pay for some of it, but there are no federal standards for what "Rehab" means, leading to a situation ripe for abuse by unscrupulous people.
  • And Now: Just Look At This Bunch of Royal Wedding Shit.
The Rehab segment is on YouTube. If you are suffering from addiction, instead of jumping right into a rehab clinic that may have a strong motive to take advantage of you, you could try The American Board of Preventative Medicine's search site for board-certified doctors, here. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:14 AM - 6 comments

May 20

Cobra Kai: All Valley  Season 1, Episode 7

When Johnny learns Cobra Kai is banned from the All Valley Tournament, he faces the City Council. Miguel asks Samantha out. Robbie takes lessons from Daniel, just as his buddies plot a heist from LaRusso Auto. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 9:34 PM - 1 comment

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Jake & Amy  Season 5, Episode 22

Charles and the squad rush to save Jake and Amy's wedding day.
posted by numaner at 9:31 PM - 22 comments

Cobra Kai: Quiver   Season 1, Episode 6

Johnny's dojo class attracts a group of misfits while his son Robby, who harbors ulterior motives, lands a new job. Samantha makes a new friend in science class. Daniel inspires interest in karate from an unlikely person. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 9:22 PM - 1 comment

Westworld: Akane No Mai  Season 2, Episode 5

Shogun World extends a welcome to all. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 7:33 PM - 98 comments

Killing Eve: I Don't Want to Be Free  Season 1, Episode 7

Tensions are running high as the situation in Moscow escalates and Eve starts to question who she can trust. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:20 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 12:01 PM - 15 comments

Movie: There Will Be Blood

Daniel Plainview is an oil-man. He's traveled across half our state to be here and to see about this land. If he says he is an oil-man you will agree, and as an oil-man he hopes you will forgive his good old fashioned plain speaking. He is a family man, and his business is a family enterprise. Few oil-men understand that special bond. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 9:53 AM - 19 comments

Patrick Melrose: Never Mind  Season 1, Episode 2

At the Melrose family’s glorious house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds. His father David rules with cruelty and his mother Eleanor has retreated into self medication and booze. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient out of necessity, 9-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with fear. They are expecting guests for the weekend, but this afternoon is profoundly unlike other summer days, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two. Preview.
posted by myotahapea at 5:16 AM - 5 comments

Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey, Nicki Minaj  Season 43, Episode 23

Host: Tina Fey, Musical Guest: Nicki Minaj [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 12:25 AM - 15 comments

May 19

Cobra Kai: Counterbalance  Season 1, Episode 5

Cobra Kai gains it's second student. Daniel has an intricate plan to get payback on Johnny. Miguel defends Samantha against Kyler during lunch break. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 6:51 PM - 1 comment

Cobra Kai: Cobra Kai Never Dies  Season 1, Episode 4

Robbie is in hot water with his father. Johnny plans to shut down Cobra Kai after Miguel is injured. Samantha and Kyler's relationship hits rock bottom. A vandalized billboard creates tension for Daniel. [more inside]
posted by ActingTheGoat at 6:42 PM - 3 comments

Book: Lamb

The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal [more inside]
posted by Frayed Knot at 4:44 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 4:01 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Dallas!

Travis is on vacation, so here's our live show in Dallas from earlier this year! Tres Horny Boys reunite to help out some old friends who've run into some stiff competition with their small business, and perform more than a few explosive stunts along the way.
posted by Lurch at 2:31 PM - 1 comment

RuPaul's Drag Race: Breastworld  Season 10, Episode 9

A parody of Westworld and the acting challenge of season ten, with Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson guest judge on this week's episode. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 1:56 PM - 9 comments

May 18

Fear the Walking Dead: Laura  Season 4, Episode 5

The arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie's life forces him to change his ways. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 11:23 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Up in Smoke

Two stoners unknowingly smuggle a van - made entirely of marijuana - from Mexico to L.A., with incompetent Sgt. Stedenko on their trail. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 10:16 PM - 4 comments