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January 18

Reprisal: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Katherine Harlow, aka Doris Quinn, (Abigail Spencer) is a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother, his bombastic gang of gearheads, and the biggest gangster in Detroit (Ron Perlman). The series is set in an ivented era that mixes modern, rockabilly, roaring 20's, and various opther aesthetics. This bloody, complex neo-noir also features Mena Massoud (the title character from the live action Aladdin.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:59 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Freaks

Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn't so simple, the danger is very real.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:05 PM - 2 comments

January 17

Project Runway: There Is Only One You  Season 18, Episode 6

In this week’s challenge, the designers are given a chance to think about their family history and channel those stories and emotions into a look of their choosing. The stakes are high in this one day challenge, as the designers need to face and embrace who they are in order to succeed. Luckily for the designers, there’s a surprise early on that will help boost their chances for success in this Flash Sale Challenge. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle at 3:33 PM - 10 comments

Movie: I Lost My Body

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again. I Lost My Body (J'ai Perdu Mon Corps) was nominated for Best Animated Picture at the 2020 Oscars. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura at 7:29 AM - 2 comments

January 16

Everything's Gonna Be Okay: Seven-Spotted Ladybug; Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Episodes 1 & 2)  Season 1, Episode 1

Nicholas' single dad has very bad cancer and he's going to die, soon. So Nicholas offers himself up to be the guardian for his two teenage half-sisters. What's the worst that can happen? / Nicholas wishes he could call an adult. After the death of their father, Nicholas, Matilda, and Genevieve struggle to return to their daily - and nightly - routines. (Freeform, US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:35 PM - 1 comment

The Good Place: Mondays, Am I Right?  Season 4, Episode 11

Michael runs some tests and Chidi gets some good advice from Jason.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:37 PM - 42 comments

Supernatural: The Trap  Season 15, Episode 9

Sam and Eileen are faced with the brutal truth. Meanwhile Dean and Cass work together in Purgatory in the hopes of getting a step ahead of Chuck. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:48 PM - 7 comments

The Healing Powers of Dude: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

When an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder starts middle school, he finds strength in a scruffy emotional support dog named Dude. (Netflix, 8 x half-hr episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:18 PM - 2 comments

Critical Role: Bathhouses and Bastions  Season 2, Episode 90

The Mighty Nein continue their research and relaxation in Rexxentrum before returning to Xhorhas in hopes of convincing the Bright Queen to parley...
posted by nubs at 11:28 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Weathering With You

A high-school boy who has run away to Tokyo befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. [more inside]
posted by the legendary esquilax at 9:32 AM - 1 comment

The Magicians: Do Something Crazy  Show Only   Season 5, Episode 1

Penny and Julia go stargazing and Eliot and Margo forget a sandwich.
posted by KTamas at 9:17 AM - 5 comments

January 15

Astronomy Club: Astronomy Club - The Sketch Show (Season 1)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show is a sketch comedy television series created by the comedy troupe "Astronomy Club", the Upright Citizens Brigade's first all black team. The show stars the team's eight members: Shawtane Bowen, Jonathan Braylock, Ray Cordova, James III, Caroline Martin, Jerah Milligan, Monique Moses and Keisha Zollar. The show features comedy sketches, intermixed with clips from a reality television show where the members live together in a house. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:58 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: 1865: Entire Season

1865 brings to life the aftermath of the American Civil War, from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln to the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, focusing primarily on Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (Jeremy Schwartz), who held the government together and tried to enforce Lincoln's plan for Reconstruction against Johnson's (R. Bruce Elliott) work to end it.
posted by Etrigan at 9:44 AM - 0 comments

Movie: Hellboy

Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Helboy is dispatched to England by his father to aid an ancient secret society battle an infestation of giants, but things are not as they seem, and he must confront his own duality, facing a critical choice in his life path. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 9:02 AM - 13 comments

The Trial of Christine Keeler: #1.4  Season 1, Episode 4

Christine’s star rises, while Profumo has to face the music. As the powers that be come after Stephen Ward in retribution, friendships and loyalties are tested to the limit.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:00 AM - 0 comments

Schitt's Creek: The Incident  Season 6, Episode 2

David is embarrassed by a childhood issue that resurfaces, while Johnny, Stevie, and Roland attend a viewing foe a motel nearby. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:11 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Rude Tales of Magic: Brothers Keeper

Doo doo goes in toilet / And so does little pee pee / And you will be the one to put / Both in it 👏👏
posted by Rock Steady at 4:10 AM - 2 comments

January 14

Book: Spineless

Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for well over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. They make a venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Their sting—microscopic spears that pierce with five million times the acceleration of gravity—is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others glow with a luminescence that has revolutionized biotechnology. Yet until recently, jellyfish were largely ignored by science, and they remain among the most poorly understood of ocean dwellers. More than a decade ago, Juli Berwald left a career in ocean science to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas, but jellyfish drew her back to the sea. Recent, massive blooms of billions of jellyfish have clogged power plants, decimated fisheries, and caused millions of dollars of damage. Driven by questions about how overfishing, coastal development, and climate change were contributing to a jellyfish population explosion, Juli embarked on a scientific odyssey. She traveled the globe to meet the biologists who devote their careers to jellies, hitched rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raised jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marveled at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless is the story of how Juli learned to navigate and ultimately embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for the natural world. She discovers that jellyfish science is more than just a quest for answers. It’s a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:57 PM - 1 comment

Legends of Tomorrow: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Five  Season 5, Episode 1

Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:23 PM - 20 comments

Arrow: Crisis on Infinite Earths: Part Four  Season 8, Episode 8

Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape; Oliver reveals that he has become something else; the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.
posted by oh yeah! at 6:11 PM - 11 comments

January 13

The New Pope: First Episode  Season 1, Episode 1

Series premiere. With Pope Pius XIII in a coma, Cardinal Voiello makes an unpredictable move during the deadlocked papal conclave. [more inside]
posted by rather be jorting at 10:13 PM - 11 comments

Sanditon: Episode One and Two  Season 1, Episode 1

A coach accident introduces Charlotte Heywood to Tom Parker and later his brother Sidney, commencing adventures in the struggling seaside resort of Sanditon. (PBS US broadcast, Andrew Davies adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen story) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:25 PM - 2 comments

Anne: season 3 catch-all  Season 3 (Full Season)

This is a spoiler-filled place to discuss the third (and final?) season of Anne with an E.
posted by Maarika at 1:19 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 493: Face 2 Face: U Up?

Travis and Teresa have CREATED NEW LIFE, so we're taking this week off to celebrate. In lieu of a regular episode, please enjoy our recent romp in our nation's capital!
posted by Tevin at 10:12 AM - 1 comment

January 12

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:10 PM - 17 comments

Doctor Who: Orphan 55  Season 12, Episode 3

Having decided that everyone could do with a holiday, the Doctor takes Graham, Yasmin and Ryan to a luxury resort for a spot of rest and relaxation. However, they discover the place where they are having a break is hiding a number of deadly secrets. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:53 PM - 35 comments

Book: The Bear and the Nightingale

Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 7:38 PM - 4 comments

AJ and the Queen: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A down-on-her-luck drag queen travels across America in a van with a tough-talking 10-year-old stowaway. Starring RuPaul, created by Michael Patrick King. Airing on Netflix.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:08 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: No Such Thing As A Fish: Episode 303: No Such Thing As Suckling's Column

QI elves Dan, James, Anna and Andrew discuss 11th century rental eels, Nelson's lesser-known brother, and how to break into Alcatraz. [more inside]
posted by taskmaster at 11:46 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 1

[Season premiere; part 1 of 2] The Enterprise crew mysteriously arrives in an alternate WWII with quite different patterns of force. As it turns out, a hostile alien species is distorting the timeline for their own little killing game. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:12 AM - 7 comments

January 11

Podcast: The Dream: S2 E3: Magic Little Pills

Can powders, pills and juices deliver on the promise to live longer and look younger? [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 5:16 PM - 2 comments

Movie: 1917

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake's own brother among them. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 4:03 PM - 17 comments

Castle Rock: Season Two   Season 2 (Full Season)

Season two of Hulu's horror anthology building on characters and settings created by Stephen King. A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when nurse and budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:04 PM - 9 comments

The Owl House: A Lying Witch and a Warden  Season 1, Episode 1

Luz, a girl who loves fantasy, is forced by her mother Camilia to go to Reality Check Camp to quell her bizarre fascinations following three different incidents at school. She goes somewhere else instead. [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:50 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Fighting with My Family

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 12:01 PM - 9 comments

Cheer: Cheer (Netflix): Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

In the small town of Corsicana, Texas, hard-driving head coach Monica Adalma demands perfection from her squad of competitive college cheerleaders. [more inside]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 11:38 AM - 11 comments

Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing  Season 47, Episode 9

Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over at 7:03 AM - 3 comments

January 10

Star Trek: Short Treks: Children of Mars  Season 2, Episode 6

12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:23 PM - 7 comments

Book: Chop Suey

In 1784, passengers on the ship Empress of China became the first Americans to land in China, and the first to eat Chinese food. Today there are over 40,000 Chinese restaurants across the United States. Now, in Chop Suey Andrew Coe provides some history of the American infatuation with Chinese food, telling its fascinating story for the first time. It's a tale that moves from curiosity to disgust and then desire. From China, Coe's story travels to the American West, where Chinese immigrants drawn by the 1848 Gold Rush struggled against racism and culinary prejudice but still established restaurants and farms and imported an array of Asian ingredients. He traces the Chinese migration to the East Coast, highlighting that crucial moment when New York "Bohemians" discovered Chinese cuisine--and for better or worse, chop suey. Along the way, Coe shows how the peasant food of an obscure part of China came to dominate Chinese-American restaurants; unravels the truth of chop suey's origins; reveals why American Jews fell in love with egg rolls and chow mein; shows how President Nixon's 1972 trip to China opened our palates to a new range of cuisine; and explains why we still can't get dishes like those served in Beijing or Shanghai. The book also explores how American tastes have been shaped by our relationship with the outside world, and how we've relentlessly changed foreign foods to adapt to them our own deep-down conservative culinary preferences. Andrew Coe's Chop Suey: A Cultural History of Chinese Food in the United States is a fascinating tour of America's centuries-long appetite for Chinese food. Always illuminating, often exploding long-held culinary myths, this book opens a new window into defining what is American cuisine.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 7:05 PM - 4 comments

Infinity Train: The Family Tree Car  Season 2, Episode 2

Chasing after Alan Dracula, MT and Jesse find themselves descending down a literal family tree - whose main branches seem to be "Hatfield" and "McCoy". But when neither of their approaches seem to address the issue of descending a literal house divided, the two are going to have to learn to (grudgingly) work together...
posted by NoxAeternum at 4:20 PM - 2 comments

Movie: A Hidden Life

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter refuses to fight in the German army or swear an oath of allegiance to Hitler in WWII. Directed by Terrence Malick, based on a true story. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:38 PM - 2 comments

Project Runway: She's Sew Unusual  Season 18, Episode 5

The iconic Cyndi Lauper is both inspiration and guest judge for this totally tubular team challenge. Split into two teams, the designers must create cohesive mini-collections. They need to collaborate to pay homage to Cyndi’s '80s fashion trailblazing that brought underground punk into the pop culture while still giving the looks a totally awesome modern take. Sounds pretty straight forward until Christian throws out a mid-challenge twist that changes everything.
posted by kanata at 1:34 PM - 16 comments

Movie: Where is the Friend's House?

Eight year old Ahmed's best friend faces humiliation and expulsion from the strict village school, and only Ahmed can set things right. But the path to a good deed leads crooked and uphill, Nematzadeh's donkey is fast, and there's a major problem.
posted by fleacircus at 7:41 AM - 5 comments

January 9

Movie: Missing Link

The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world's foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none of his small-minded, high-society peers seems to recognize this. Hoping to finally gain acceptance from these fellow adventurers, Sir Lionel travels to the Pacific Northwest to prove the existence of a legendary creature known as the missing link. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 10:05 PM - 5 comments

The Good Place: You’ve Changed, Man  Season 4, Episode 10

The group works to negotiate an afterlife plan with Shawn and the judge.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:19 PM - 60 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 5 “What’s Yours is Mined”

The dorm-mates are dispatched on their first mission, squaring off against magma monsters, interplanar behemoths and a child's word puzzle. You'll never guess which one of those gives them the hardest time!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:53 AM - 20 comments

Vikings: Death and the Serpent  Season 6, Episode 6

"Bjorn is forced to act quickly in the aftermath of the election for the King of all Norway. The bandits attack Lagertha's village again, confident of victory. But when the defense boils down to single combat with Lagertha, victory for the bandits looks less certain. Back in Kattegat, haunted and paranoid, Hvitserk continues to unravel."
posted by homunculus at 4:49 AM - 7 comments

January 8

Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time  Season 1 (Specials)

A television event featuring the three highest-earning Jeopardy! contestants of all time; Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer, competing in a best-of-seven primetime tournament with a top prize of $1 million to determine the greatest Jeopardy! contestant of all time. [more inside]
posted by kyleg at 9:46 PM - 42 comments

Vikings: The Key   Season 6, Episode 5

Norway's Kings and Jarls arrive at Harald's territory for the election of the King of all Norway, while King Olaf is confident of the result, the election may not run as smoothly as he thinks.
posted by porpoise at 8:50 PM - 1 comment

Party of Five: Pilot; Margin of Error (Episodes 1 & 2)  Season 1, Episode 1

When ICE deports their parents, life for the five Acosta siblings is turned upside down. (Freeform, US broadcast, reboot) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 PM - 1 comment

Critical Role: Lingering Wounds  Season 2, Episode 89

The Mighty Nein take a couple days of downtime in Rexxentrum to research, train, and reconnect with faces from the past...
posted by nubs at 9:52 AM - 3 comments

Book: The Heavens

New York, late summer, 2000. A party in a spacious Manhattan apartment, hosted by a wealthy young activist. Dozens of idealistic twenty-somethings have impassioned conversations over takeout dumplings and champagne. The evening shines with the heady optimism of a progressive new millennium. A young man, Ben, meets a young woman, Kate―and they begin to fall in love. Kate lives with her head in the clouds, so at first Ben isn’t that concerned when she tells him about the recurring dream she’s had...
posted by chavenet at 7:44 AM - 3 comments

January 7

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

An introverted computer programmer living in San Francisco begins to hear the innermost desires of people around her through song. (NBC US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:21 PM - 22 comments

Movie: Just Mercy

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned, including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 6:40 PM - 5 comments

Schitt's Creek: Smoke Signals   Season 6, Episode 1

David scouts a potential wedding venue, while Johnny and Moira have a romantic picnic by the creek.
posted by jeather at 6:08 PM - 6 comments

Leverage: The Two-Horse Job  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

The team travels to Kentucky to help a horse trainer who lost everything when the racehorses he trains were killed in a fire. [more inside]
posted by snerson at 2:08 PM - 4 comments

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Episode #1.3  Season 1, Episode 3

Pressure mounts and Christine flees to Spain. Profumo orders Stephen Ward to intervene as her story nears publication.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:10 AM - 0 comments

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Episode #1.2  Season 1, Episode 2

Christine is pressured to sell her story to the newspapers, but powerful forces are beginning to form against her.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:09 AM - 0 comments

The Trial of Christine Keeler: Episode #1.1  Season 1, Episode 1

Drama about the notorious Profumo Affair. In 1960s London, model Christine Keeler deals with an explosive love triangle, while War Minister John Profumo seeks press attention.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:08 AM - 2 comments

January 6

Tomorrow with You: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

The head of a real estate firm with the ability to travel through time by taking the subway marries a photographer to try and change his future. (Netflix US, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:07 PM - 1 comment