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October 21

Star Trek: Enterprise: Silent Enemy  Season 1, Episode 12

Enterprise falls victim to a random encounter. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 9:22 PM - 0 comments

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell: Season One: Puppets and Monsters and Cookies, Oh My!  Season 1 (Full Season)

How in the world did an Instagram baking star with a flair for the grotesque land a homemaking show on the biggest streaming service? Curious Creations is a weird combination of puppets (via Henson Alternative), gory-gothic humor, and cooking how-to (with a few craft projects as well), all stemming from the creepy vibe of the title character. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 7:25 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread at 5:57 PM - 1 comment

The Walking Dead: A New Beginning  Books Included   Season 9, Episode 1

Rick and his group make a risky run into Washington, D.C. to search for artifacts they will need to build the civilization he and Carl envisioned. [more inside]
posted by jimw at 3:08 PM - 3 comments

Doctor Who: Rosa  Season 11, Episode 3

Montgomery, Alabama, 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder whether someone is attempting to change history. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:00 PM - 13 comments

Daredevil: Daredevil Full Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil. (Full season discussion) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:36 AM - 5 comments

Supernatural: Gods and Monsters  Season 14, Episode 2

Sam finds a clue to Dean's whereabouts; Castiel imparts some sage advice to Jack, who, still desperate to belong, looks for a familial connection. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:30 AM - 5 comments

Movie: The Wife

A woman questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:05 AM - 0 comments

October 20

Movie: Être et avoir

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 10:50 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Platoon

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 3:42 PM - 1 comment

Babylon 5: Exogenesis  Season 3, Episode 7

Ivanova seeks to discover if Lieutenant Corwin is suitable to join the Conspiracy of Light. Franklin and Marcus discover something strange happening with the Lurkers... "Word is, something screwy's happening back home." "This is not exactly a revelation." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 2:35 PM - 1 comment

Movie: True Grit

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs at 1:22 PM - 4 comments

Book: Educated

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. [Trigger Warning: Descriptions of physical and emotional abuse in the book and in links below the fold] [more inside]
posted by jcreigh at 12:19 PM - 0 comments

Movie: The Kindergarten Teacher

A kindergarten teacher in New York becomes obsessed with one of her students who she believes is a child prodigy.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:16 AM - 3 comments

Babylon Berlin: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Gereon Rath is the enigmatic new inspector who joins Berlin’s vice squad. He is a First World War veteran from Cologne, but appears to be entangled in the capital’s criminal underworld. Episode one’s opening scenes show flashes of Rath’s life both past and future: cavorting in nightclubs, fighting on the front lines, drowning underwater. In present-day Berlin, he is charged with closing down a pornographic film set with his chief inspector, Wolter – a gruff, untrusting man. Guardian Wikipedia Rotten Tomatoes 100% IMDB 8.4 On Netflix in US, CA and AU.
posted by jouke at 10:15 AM - 3 comments

Movie: An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

Lulu Danger's unsatisfying marriage takes a turn for the worse when a mysterious man from her past comes to town to perform an event called "An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn; For One Magical Night Only."
posted by ellieBOA at 7:00 AM - 1 comment

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Am Ashamed  Season 4, Episode 2

Rebecca convinces Paula, Heather and Valencia to participate in a séance after making a spooky discovery; Darryl takes his parenting duties to an extreme; Nathaniel is determined to prove to his father that he can run the law firm.
posted by JimBennett at 12:20 AM - 6 comments

October 19

Daredevil: Resurrection  Season 3, Episode 1

Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:36 PM - 10 comments

October 18

American Horror Story: Return to Murder House   Season 8, Episode 6

Madison and Behold move into Murder House to learn the truth about Michael Langdon.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 7:07 PM - 6 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes  Season 3, Episode 2

FIRST DAY JITTERS — After a gruesome discovery is made in the forest, Jughead and Betty team up to investigate Riverdale's latest mystery. As Archie navigates his new surroundings, Veronica devises a plan to bring a bit of home to him. Elsewhere, when Moose decides to join the ROTC, Kevin worries he may be pulling away from him.
posted by duffell at 6:39 PM - 7 comments

The Good Place: Jeremy Bearimy  Season 3, Episode 4

The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 6:05 PM - 113 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 17

The Pine Guard welcomes and interrogates their new companion, and has another brush with the intangible, unlucky forces that seem to be conspiring against them. Duck teaches talking. Aubrey throws a drink. Ned threatens a book.
posted by Lurch at 4:58 PM - 4 comments

Manifest: Unclaimed Baggage  Season 1, Episode 4

Saanvi enlists Ben's help in uncovering a secret about the plane; Michaela begins to question the nature of the callings when one goes horribly awry. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:11 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 06: You in the Red Shirt

Life after you put a cop in jail. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 10:28 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #18 Sven

Sven was on a jury that sentenced a man named Paul Storey to death. He's regretted it ever since. Then, eight years later, Sven gets an email from Paul's mother. The original article that Maurice Chammah reported with Sven about his experience on the jury: My Regrets as a Juror who sent a Man to Death Row. Credits: Heavyweight is hosted and produced by Jonathan Goldstein.This episode was also produced by Stevie Lane, Peter Bresnan, and Kalila Holt.Editing by Jorge Just, with additional editing by Alex Blumberg.Special thanks Emily Condon, Maurice Chammah, Emanuele Berry, Caitlin Kenney, Jon-Mikel Tuttle-Gates, Amanda Marzullo, Mike Ware, Emily Fallis, Brian Reed, Sean Cole, Diane Wu, Christopher Swetala, Ira Glass, the rest of our friends at This American Life, and Jackie Cohen.The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Michael Hearst, Blue Dot Sessions, and Bobby Lord. Our theme song is by The Weakerthans courtesy of Epitaph Records, and our ad music is by Haley Shaw. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 10:21 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Everything is Alive: Chioke, Grain of Sand

Chioke is a grain of sand. He's not as small as he looks.
posted by eotvos at 7:02 AM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SKYDIVERS  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 9

Rewatch! And...oh hell. We're back in Coleman Francis territory. The least interesting(!) of the three films he made that MST covered, I seem to remember it's about skydiving, marital strife and murder via parachute. Honestly, I have tons of trouble staying awake through this one. I recommend coffee over alcohol. At least one of the show's best shorts, Why Study Industrial Arts?, is also in this episode. Previously.
posted by JHarris at 12:47 AM - 6 comments

Preacher: Dirty Little Secret  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 10

Jesse gets help from an unlikely source. Tulip gets to know the neighbor. Cass helps Denis adjust to his changes. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 12:07 AM - 0 comments

October 17

Preacher: Puzzle Piece  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 9

Jesse and gang must fend off an attack by The Grail. Herr Starr looks for a missing puzzle piece, and professionals. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:04 PM - 0 comments

Preacher: Holes  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 8

Jesse investigates the audition clip of "God". Tulip continues patching the holes of her traumatic experience. Cassidy debates on what to do about Denis. Eugene might get discovered that he doesn't belong. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:16 PM - 0 comments

Preacher: Pig  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 7

Tulip confronts her near-death experience. Denis asks Cassidy for a major favor. Jesse questions the price of saving Cassidy and Tulip. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 9:05 PM - 0 comments

The Rookie: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

Small-town guy John Nolan pursues his dream of becoming a police officer after a life-altering incident. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:55 PM - 10 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Danish Week  Season 9, Episode 8

Velkommen! In the Tent's first Danish Week (a theme apparently suggested by host Sandi Toksvig) the five semi-finalist bakers kick things off by making rye bread in the Signature, which is then used to produce two Smørrebrød. For the Technical, bakers were asked to produce fourteen Æbleskiver. Lastly, in the Showstopper, the challenge was to create the traditional Danish birthday treat, Kagemand.
posted by PearlRose at 7:05 AM - 22 comments

October 16

Superstore: Superstore, Season 4  Season 4 (Full Season)

A post for all of season four. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:21 PM - 10 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of Consequences: Chapter Two: Black Jesus Blues  Season 2, Episode 2

Jefferson must break the news to his students and faculty that he is stepping down as principal. Struggling with his new life as Painkiller, Kahlil pays a visit to Jennifer in hopes of mending things. Meanwhile, Tobias continues to enact his plan. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:06 PM - 6 comments

The Gifted: outMatched  Season 2, Episode 4

The team discovers that the Inner Circle is on the way to raid a mutant detention facility, so they make moves to try to intercept them. Meanwhile, Jace is contacted by a member of the Purifiers. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:00 PM - 6 comments

The Flash: Blocked  Season 5, Episode 2

Barry helps his daughter, Nora, become a better speedster; and he and the team also track a meta stealing high-tech weapons, only to cross paths with a new foe named Cicada, who is hunting the very same meta with nefarious intent. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:50 PM - 15 comments

Movie: Lilo & Stitch

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive. [more inside]
posted by zinon at 9:10 AM - 19 comments

October 15

Arrow: Inmate 4587  Season 7, Episode 1

The Season 7 premiere picks up 5 months after Oliver turned himself in to the FBI and revealed his secret identity as Green Arrow to the public. He's incarcerated at Slabsiode Maximum Security Prison and determined to keep a low profile in order to shorten his sentence for the sake of his family, but is tested when he runs into old foes. Meanwhile, Diggle and Dinah have taken on new jobs and left their costumes behind, but not everyone is following suit. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:29 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 429: Lactating Las Vegas

This one goes places! First, into the mind of our favorite Marvel Defenger, who Travis met, and definitely didn't embarrass us in front of. Also, to the moon! Also, to Broadway! (Please do not tell the Broadway people about our Broadway segment. There's no way we're clearing all these showtunes.) Suggested talking points: Marvel's Defengers, Still Being John Malkovich, Lunar Crank, An Inexplicable Musical Medley, Bad Pizza, Exotic Snaxx, Fancy Slices
posted by Tevin at 7:12 PM - 10 comments

Greenleaf: Season 1  Season 1, Episode 1

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 6:51 PM - 2 comments

Charmed: Pilot (Charmed 2018 reboot)  Season 1, Episode 1

Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:22 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: Serial: S03 Episode 05: Pleas Baby Pleas

Don't tell the judges, but the prosecutors have the most power in the building. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 3:56 PM - 5 comments

Pod Save America: Series Premiere  Season 1, Episode 1

Pod Save America hosts Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, along with guest host Erin Ryan, host the first of four HBO specials leading up to the midterm elections. It's like a podcast, but with faces. [more inside]
posted by mosst at 10:35 AM - 4 comments

Star Wars Resistance: The Triple Dark  Season 1, Episode 2

Resistance returns after its premiere episode to find Kaz Xiono attempting to step into the role of Resistance spy at the expense of his cover job as a mechanic in Yeager's shop. In the midst of his quite uninformed attempts at spycraft, Kaz finds himself with front row seats to a pirate attack on the Colossus. [more inside]
posted by Atreides at 7:30 AM - 5 comments

October 14

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 81 - Squire

Usidore and Chunt invite in Stick the Squire to apprentice under Arnie, in case anything ever happens to him. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 11:50 PM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Front  Season 1, Episode 11

The Vulcan Science Directorate would like to remind everyone to stay calm, because there is definitely no such thing as time travel. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 7:31 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: Under The Skin with Russell Brand: #049 Yuval Noah Harari - Are Our Children AI Slaves?

“Today we welcome back Yuval Noah Harari to Under The Skin where we discuss his new book 21 Lessons For The 21st Century. We tackle the idea of the rise useless class, the power of new A.I. technology and what we can do to combat this potential assault on our identity and role as human beings in world.” [more inside]
posted by progosk at 3:26 PM - 0 comments

Movie: 22 July

This is a 2018 American thriller film about the 2011 Norway attacks and its aftermath. 22 July was the date of the events, where lone wolf terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77. Directed by Paul Greengrass. It features a Norwegian cast (that unfortunately speaks English in a quasi-Scandinavian accent).
posted by growabrain at 2:54 PM - 2 comments

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument   Season 11, Episode 2

Still reeling from their first encounter, can the Doctor and her new friends stay alive long enough in a hostile alien environment to solve the mystery of Desolation? And just who are Angstrom and Epzo? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 11:53 AM - 72 comments

The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. Netflix, full season. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown at 9:32 AM - 34 comments

Saturday Night Live: Seth Meyers, Paul Simon  Season 44, Episode 3

Host: Seth Meyers, Musical Guest: Paul Simon [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 6:57 AM - 21 comments

FLCL: Full Flat  Season 3, Episode 6

The countdown to doomsday has begun, as terminal cores lock onto plants around the world. But for Kana, struggling with Pets' decision to evacuate, the focus is on trying to hold onto normalcy in a world gone mad - and for Haruko, it's time for Kana to learn what she is truly capable of... [more inside]
posted by NoxAeternum at 12:27 AM - 0 comments

October 13

Babylon 5: Dust to Dust  Season 3, Episode 6

Bester has his annual pilgrimage to B5 to investigate a telepathy-inducing drug called Dust, and engages in a bad cop/slightly less bad cop dynamic with Garibaldi. Turns out, G'Kar wants some Dust for his own reasons... "The universe is already mad. Anything else would be redundant." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:56 PM - 2 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day  Season 3, Episode 1

Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer; Betty must deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly; Veronica pleads with Hiram to help Archie. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:36 PM - 4 comments

Movie: First Man

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe at 7:54 AM - 14 comments

October 12

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Want To Be Here  Season 4, Episode 1

Rebecca faces the consequences of her guilty plea; Nathaniel looks for solace in a retreat; Josh searches for answers.
posted by JimBennett at 7:27 PM - 19 comments

The Haunting of Hill House: Steven Sees a Ghost  Season 1, Episode 1

While investigating a ghost story for his latest novel, a skeptical Steven receives a call from his sister that triggers a chain of fateful events. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:37 PM - 14 comments

Special Event: MLB baseball playoffs 2018: Semifinals (NLCS & ALCS)

Two best-of-seven series to determine who will go to the World Series! The L.A. Dodgers vs. the Milwaukee Brewers for the National League Championship, and the Houston Astros vs. the Boston Red Sox for the American League Championship.
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:52 PM - 56 comments

God Friended Me: The Good Samaritan  Season 1, Episode 2

Miles gets the opportunity of a lifetime when a satellite radio company wants to put his podcast on the air, and the God Account suggests that he befriend a single mother. Also, Cara tries to build a relationship with her estranged mom, and Rakesh is crushed when he spots Jaya on a date. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:11 PM - 2 comments