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January 25

Critical Role: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained  Season 2, Episode 122

With secrets and mysteries ever growing, the Mighty Nein must navigate the rising tension between themselves and their ersatz allies as their travel to Aeor continues...
posted by nubs at 12:17 PM - 2 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Fruit Bowls & a Blindfolded Throw Down  Season 1, Episode 3

The remaining potters get fruity when they're challenged to make a bowl full of realistic ceramic fruits, and face a blindfolded throw down with a twist.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:08 AM - 0 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Wounded  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 12

When Captain Benjamin Maxwell apparently goes rogue, the Enterprise is ordered to apprehend him before his actions result in another war between the Federation and the Cardassian Union. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 9:08 AM - 10 comments

January 24

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN FINALE- 45-47: Operation Shackled Sun

It is the year 1424 of the Perfect Millennium. It is now. The question is not simply "Can Millennium Break win?" It is "What does victory look like?" Will they be seen as revolutionary heroes or jealous upstarts? Compromised cynics or naive insurgents? Can they break free from the gravity of the old logics in a way so confident, so stunning, that they inspire people everywhere to see the world differently, to not only raise arms, but lock them in solidarity, too? [more inside]
posted by fomhar at 5:50 PM - 6 comments

American Gods: Serious Moonlight   Show Only   Season 3, Episode 2

Shadow settles into Lakeside, but goes to a memorial for an acquaintance. Wednesday pays a visit to the dentist and goes to the same memorial. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 1:58 PM - 3 comments

Movie: One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 10:12 AM - 2 comments

January 23

Movie: In & of Itself

A powerful and magical exploration of identity. Directed by Frank Oz and produced by Steven Colbert. It defies brief explanation. It is a film of an extraordinary stage performance by Derek DelGaudio about how we think about our selves, how others think about us, and how to resolve that difference.
posted by Stanczyk at 6:17 PM - 19 comments

Book: Suggested Reading

High School senior and bookworm Clara got to school early on the first day of her senior year because she volunteers in the library. She discovers that over the summer the tony private school she attends has banned 50 books, including her very favorite book by her favorite author, which she has just stayed up all night reading before getting zero sleep and coming to school. So Clara does the only logical thing, she starts an underground library loaning those books from her locker. [more inside]
posted by COD at 3:58 PM - 1 comment

Book: Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

"Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media." Real But Also Not Real: An Excerpt From Becoming Duchess Goldblatt [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 12:08 PM - 2 comments

Blown Away: Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

The hot shop is open! A new batch of glass-blowing artists from around the world battle the heat, the clock and each other in 10 dynamic challenges. [more inside]
posted by Glinn at 7:15 AM - 11 comments

January 22

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Fun & Games: Playing soccer together  Season 20, Episode 2

Mister Rogers goes to see some children practice soccer and scrimmage together. He talks about practice and team sports. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, when Daniel Tiger and Randy express their sadness about not being on a soccer team, Ana suggests a boy-girl-reindeer-tiger team. [more inside]
posted by kristi at 3:18 PM - 1 comment

The Stand: The Vigil  Season 1, Episode 6

While all of Boulder fears for Mother Abagail's safety, Stu organizes search parties to ensure her return, presenting an opportunity for Harold and Nadine. In New Vegas, Flagg recruits a dangerous new follower. Air Date: Jan 20, 2021
posted by guiseroom at 7:09 AM - 3 comments

WandaVision: 3. Now in Color  Season 1, Episode 3

Wanda’s pregnancy fritzes her powers as she and Vision prepare for an accelerated delivery. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:20 AM - 64 comments

January 21

Lupin: Part 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

The adventures of gentleman thief Arsène Lupin inspire Assane Diop (Omar Sy) as he attempts to uncover the truth about a robbery. Lupin is the first French show to make Netflix's top 10 list in the US and is its most popular original show since The Witcher. [more inside]
posted by amarynth at 10:52 AM - 19 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Data's Day  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 11

"Dear Dr. Maddox, As I write this, I am very sad. Our beloved transporter chief has been stood up at the altar— BY THE BENEVOLENT KEIKO. ALL HAIL KEIKO AND HER GLORIOUS ARBORETUM! Sincerely, Robot Man." [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:11 AM - 16 comments

January 20

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: 1601: Fun to wear hats  Season 20, Episode 1

Mister Rogers, who is wearing a reindeer hat, trades hats with Mr. McFeely. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Mr. McFeely delivers a bag of hats to Queen Sara and Lady Aberlin, who are wearing hats for fun. [more inside]
posted by kristi at 8:58 PM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE PAINTED HILLS  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 10

Rewatch! Go get your snausages, it's time to watch MST3K's one and only Lassie movie! Although in this one her name is "Shep," and she's more of a menacing presence than the friendly, loyal and English-understanding collie of TV. Her prospector owner is killed by someone trying to steal his claim, and she wants nothing of it. Ask not for whom the dog growls.... Also has Body Care and Grooming, a short, the last short Joel riffed during his tenure as host. Previously
posted by JHarris at 3:51 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Shadowlands

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, best known as the author of the Narnian Chronicles, leads a monastic life as an Oxford don until he meets the spirited American poet Joy Gresham. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 8:07 AM - 4 comments

January 19

Batwoman: What Happened To Kate Kane?  Season 2, Episode 1

Tommy gets a roommate. Jacob and Sophie learn some hard truths. Luke gets duped but Julia doesn't. Mary is her usual self. Alice finds a new purpose in life. Viewers meet Ryan. Batwoman is back even if Kate Kane isn't. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 9:06 PM - 3 comments

The Expanse: Hard Vacuum  Season 5, Episode 8

Amos returns to Baltimore with Clarissa. On Luna, Avasarala's alliances begin to shift. Alone and adrift, Naomi becomes a deadly lure.
posted by ShooBoo at 4:58 PM - 60 comments

January 18

The Watch: Twilight Canyons  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

The Watch visits a senior living facility, Twilight Canyons, in their pursuit of Carcer and Gawain.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:22 PM - 8 comments

Alice in Borderland: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Obsessed gamer Arisu suddenly finds himself in a strange, emptied-out version of Tokyo in which he and his friends must compete in dangerous games in order to survive. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:37 PM - 6 comments

Critical Role: Ice and Fire  Season 2, Episode 121

Forced to navigate a strange new relationship with the Tombtakers, the Mighty Nein continue their trek to Aeor, where both fiery and magical dangers await any wrong moves...
posted by nubs at 1:32 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Loss  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 10

Counselor Troi loses her empathic powers; the Enterprise is slowly pulled off course by an unknown force existing in two-dimensional form into a deadly cosmic string. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 1:12 PM - 12 comments

American Gods: A Winter's Tale  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 1

A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny. Shadow tries to make a life for himself in Milwaukee, but finds himself drawn to Lakeside after he meets up with Wednesday. Bilquist demonstrates her power to Technical Boy, World puts a new scheme in motion, and Shadow gets a warning about his destiny. [more inside]
posted by jazon at 8:10 AM - 4 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Slab-Build & Handmade Bricks  Season 4, Episode 2

It's all about bricks and mortar, as the 11 remaining potters slab-build a 3D building and, in a Throw Down first, judge Rich Miller tasks the potters with handmaking bricks.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:35 AM - 3 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: Cheese Set & Port Chalices  Season 4, Episode 1

Judges Keith Brymer Jones and Richard Miller set the twelve new potters two challenges against the clock: to throw a cheese set and port chalices, as the battle of clay kicks off at the wheel. Hosted by Siobhan McSweeney.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:32 AM - 10 comments

January 17

Movie: Locked Down

Just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:48 PM - 1 comment

A Place to Call Home: Season Three  Season 3 (Full Season)

In the aftermath of the shooting, René is arrested for attempted murder. Regina and Sarah deal with the fallout in their own ways. James and Olivia struggle to keep the true parantage of their son a secret. Anna and Gino find married life difficult to deal with. Carolyn and Jack struggle to commit to each other. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is trying to start a new life in the city, but things aren't as easy as she hoped.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:58 PM - 1 comment

January 16

Book: Children of Ruin

Long ago, Earth's terraforming program sent ships out to build new homes for humanity among the stars and made an unexpected discovery: a planet with life. But the scientists were unaware that the alien ecosystem was more developed than the primitive life forms originally discovered. When the Old Empire fell, the scientists were on their own. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:09 PM - 7 comments

Book: The Last Stone

On the morning of March 25, 1975, sisters Sheila and Kate Lyon left their home in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. to visit the local mall. Their mother Mary gave them firm instructions to be home by 4:00pm. When they weren't home by 7:00, the sisters' parents called the police. A massive search was launched. But after weeks and months of effort, there was no trace of them: the girls had disappeared into thin air. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 6:54 PM - 0 comments

Book: Running with Sherman

The subtitle of the book is How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-Tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest race in America. [more inside]
posted by COD at 2:42 PM - 1 comment

January 15

30 Coins: Cobwebs  Season 1, Episode 1

The quiet town of Pedraza is shaken by the unsettling birth of a mysterious child. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:53 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Richest Hill: Richest Hill

A podcast about the past, present and future of one of America's most notorious Superfund sites in Butte, Montana - from Montana Public Radio, hosted by Nora Saks. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit at 2:27 PM - 0 comments

A Place to Call Home: Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

All those involved with last season's murder and subsequent cover-up try to put it behind them. Meanwhile, George and Sarah grow closer, but Regina's shocking discovery in Europe could give matriarch Elizabeth the leverage she needs to tear them apart forever. James's medical treatment for his homosexuality is a cause of concern for everyone, especially Olivia. Jack and Carolyn bond over Anna.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:46 AM - 4 comments

WandaVision: Episode 2  Season 1, Episode 2

In an effort to fit in, Wanda and Vision perform a magic act in their community talent show. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:11 AM - 72 comments

WandaVision: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

Wanda and Vision struggle to conceal their powers during dinner with Vision’s boss and his wife. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 6:07 AM - 35 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Final Mission  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 9

Leaving the Enterprise to go to Starfleet Academy, Wesley gets on a shuttlecraft with Captain Picard, and just like last time, Picard narrowly escapes death. Picard never gets on a shuttle with Wesley again. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:05 AM - 15 comments

January 14

Rectify: The final season   Season 4 (Full Season)

The fourth and final season picks up three months after Daniel is banished from Paulie. Now in Nashville, Daniel attempts to start a new life, but his inability to open up has unintended consequences. Amantha runs into someone from her youth while Teddy and Tawney try to work on their marriage. Janet and Ted face a big decision, and she struggles being so far from Daniel.
posted by Thella at 9:12 PM - 1 comment

All Creatures Great and Small: You've Got to Dream  Season 1, Episode 1

Channel 5's 2019 adaptation of James Herriot's book, now available in the US via PBS's "Masterpiece". In the first episode, James (Nicholas Ralph) sets out in 1937 for the Yorkshire Dales, seeking a job as a veterinarian with the prickly Siegfried Farnon. [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus at 12:48 PM - 16 comments

The Stand: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas  Season 1, Episode 5

Nadine and Harold's dark intentions continue to take shape. Meanwhile, the Committee's spies entrench themselves in New Vegas, where Flagg is building his own society, where officially-sanctioned sin and debauchery disguises a ruthlessly-enforced order. Back in Boulder, Frannie hatches a plan to confirm her suspicions of Harold while Mother Abagail seeks divine council. Air Date: Jan 13, 2021
posted by guiseroom at 9:59 AM - 2 comments

A Place to Call Home: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

When nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) returns home to 1950s Australia after 20 years in Europe, she quickly becomes entangled in the lives of the wealthy Bligh family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:48 AM - 3 comments

January 13

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 9

Ah, rewatch! Drifting seems a fine use of your time, right? That's what a couple of guys just roaming around, Danny and Bix, think. But then they go to a town and they break the Drifter Code: they get involved with local girls. And then a pointlessly stupid tragedy occurs that makes you question why you even cared about the story in the first place. Previously. There is some Club news inside. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:27 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Promising Young Woman

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who cross her path.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:19 PM - 10 comments

Movie: Synchronic

The best time-travel movie theatrically released in 2020 features Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as two grizzled New Orleans paramedics who run across a designer drug linked to a series of spooky deaths. [more inside]
posted by whir at 1:40 PM - 8 comments

January 12

The Expanse: Oyedeng  Season 5, Episode 7

Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from Marco. On the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.
posted by ShooBoo at 5:21 PM - 41 comments

The Watch: The What?  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

The Watch goes undercover in order to infiltrate The Assassins Guild. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:32 AM - 4 comments

January 11

Jeopardy!: #8311  Season 37, Episode 76

The first episode with Ken Jennings as guest host. Aired January 11, 2021. [more inside]
posted by Syllepsis at 10:12 PM - 11 comments

The Watch: Ook   Season 1, Episode 2

Using the policing of Constable Carrot, the Watch connects Carcer's evil plan to strange goings-on at the Unseen University. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:38 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Another Round

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. [more inside]
posted by dnash at 8:21 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future Imperfect  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 8

After an away mission to Alpha Onias III interrupts Commander Riker's birthday party, the first officer suddenly awakens in sick-bay sixteen years in the future where he is the captain of the Enterprise and about to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulan Star Empire. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 8:14 AM - 21 comments

January 9

Book: Children of Time

Humanity has started to spread among the stars, terraforming worlds and beginning uplift experiments. But their inner demons get the best of them and the crowning achievement of Doctor Avrana Kern is sabotaged. What will emerge from the wreckage and how will she keep tabs on her work? [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:24 PM - 13 comments

The Simpsons: Cape Feare  Season 5, Episode 2

After being released from prison on parole, Sideshow Bob plots to murder Bart. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy at 11:00 AM - 23 comments

January 8

Jeopardy!: #8310  Season 37, Episode 75

Alex Trebek's final episode. Originally scheduled to air Christmas Day, 2020.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:01 AM - 7 comments

The Stand: The House of the Dead  Season 1, Episode 4

The Boulder Free Zone Committee looks to solidify their leadership and bolster the community with a town hall meeting, but Flagg continues to make inroads as he plots to destroy the newly-forming society from within. Air Date: Jan 7, 2021
posted by guiseroom at 7:40 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 7

Picard and Ambassador K'Ehleyr scramble to prevent a Klingon civil war after the chancellor deeply swallows of poisoned kegs, and swiftly is gone, leaving bitter dregs. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:17 AM - 15 comments

January 7

Vikings: The Last Act  Season 6, Episode 20

Ubbe is forced to cleanse a grave taint to the relationship with his new friends. Ivar discovers his destiny. Hvitserk continues to evolve. Series finale.
posted by porpoise at 10:13 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope Is You, Part 2  Season 3, Episode 13

[Season Finale] As the Emerald Chain tightens its grip and the mystery of the Burn is finally solved, Burnham and the crew have one last chance to save themselves – and the Federation. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:30 AM - 73 comments

The Watch: A Near Vimes Experience  Season 1, Episode 1

Capt. Sam Vimes' life of drinking and being fairly useless is interrupted when a supposedly dead figure from his past returns to Ankh-Morpork. Inspired by the work of Sir Terry Prachett. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:30 AM - 20 comments

January 6

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 4 (AKA Part 4)  Season 4 (Full Season)

In the final season of CAOS Sabrina and the gang team up against the eldritch terrors unleashed by Father Blackwood. [more inside]
posted by roolya_boolya at 11:49 AM - 6 comments