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December 16

Travelers: Trevor  Season 3, Episode 7

Suffering from a fatal brain disorder, Trevor makes the choice to allow himself to be overwritten as the team races to invent an experimental cure. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:22 PM - 1 comment

Travelers: Philip  Season 3, Episode 6

The Faction kidnaps a group of historians, forcing MacLaren and the team to extract their location from a critically injured Hall. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:29 AM - 1 comment

Saturday Night Live: Matt Damon / Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus  Season 44, Episode 9

Christmas Episode [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 9:24 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Appropriate Behaviour

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliche to hold onto can be a lonely experience.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:42 AM - 0 comments

Travelers: Naomi  Season 3, Episode 5

The team attempts to extract a rogue A.I. from a child messenger, but the program expands too rapidly. A new Traveler adjusts to his host. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:32 AM - 1 comment

Babylon 5: War Without End (Part 1)  Season 3, Episode 16

We return to Babylon 4, in the past... because they have received a message from the future: Babylon 5 will be destroyed by a Shadow fleet in 8 days. "He is the closed circle. He is returning to the beginning." and "Zathras understand. ... ... No. Zathras not understand. But Zathras do! Zathras good at doings, not understandings." and "Welcome back from the abyss. Your timing, as always, is quite exceptional. Just in time to die." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:38 AM - 1 comment

December 15

Travelers: Perrow  Season 3, Episode 4

The team learns that Traveler 001 is still alive when the Faction tries to capture him. Doubts about their loved ones worsen for Kat, Jeff, and David. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:10 PM - 1 comment

Travelers: Protocol 3  Season 3, Episode 3

Certain that his team erased his memory of the previous day, MacLaren retraces his steps in the case of a disturbed youth with a horrific future. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:36 PM - 1 comment

Travelers: Yates  Season 3, Episode 2

MacLaren and Yates adjust to their new partnership while protecting a TV show host whose inflammatory rhetoric about Travelers has led to tragedy. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:10 AM - 4 comments

Nightflyers: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

A science fiction horror series on Syfy based on a story by GRRM. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 1:08 AM - 2 comments

December 14

Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 8:34 PM - 17 comments

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale  Season 1, Episode 11

As the winter solstice nears -- and the curtain between the worlds of the living and the dead is thinnest -- Sabrina resolves to contact her mother's spirit from beyond the grave.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:23 PM - 5 comments

Travelers: Ilsa  Season 3, Episode 1

MacLaren, his team, and their loved ones regroup at a safe house protected by the FBI, but doubts and betrayals may sabotage the rest of their mission. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:36 PM - 6 comments

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: All Star Super Queen Variety Show  Season 4, Episode 1

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is back back back back back again! [more inside]
posted by youarenothere at 3:32 PM - 10 comments

Top Chef: Kentucky: Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo  Season 16, Episode 2

A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special Quickfire delivery. Then it’s time to celebrate two iconic Kentucky mainstays: local cuisine and bourbon. The Chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest distillery in America to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes and dumplings. This is a true battle for Kentucky as the chefs navigate their first team challenge – and one chef makes a potentially fatal shopping error. Can they recover or will they be scraping the bottom of the barrel to make it through? Food and travel editor, Nilou Motamed joins the judges this season, and Maker’s Mark’s in-house Chef, Newman Miller, sits on the panel as a guest judge.
posted by xtine at 12:26 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Ideal Home

A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up. [more inside]
posted by soelo at 9:00 AM - 1 comment

December 13

Movie: All the Creatures Were Stirring

On the night before Christmas, a couple on an awkward date go to see a play featuring horrific Christmas stories. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 11:23 PM - 1 comment

Movie: A Christmas Carol

An old bitter miser (Patrick Stewart) who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:08 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live Candlelights 2018 Spectacular

Angus McDonald had but one item on his Candlenights list: A very special action doll of his very favorite wrestler. Unfortunately for him, Tres Horny Boys were assigned to acquire said toy. Can our three heroes fulfill the boy detective's Candlenights wish? Or will the forces of outrageous consumer demand prove an unbeatable foe?
posted by Tevin at 1:04 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Anna and the Apocalypse

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other. [more inside]
posted by larrybob at 9:34 AM - 2 comments

December 12

Mystery Science Theater 3000: LORDS OF THE DEEP  Season 12, Episode 3

"The ultimate underwater adventure!" Under de sea... there's scary psychic stingray monsters that control people and turn them into goo! But hey, everything's better where it is wetter, right? Not a film to show to marine biology students. It's episode three of "The Gauntlet," and a weird movie. The SOL has issues with psychic sea monsters and Kinga and Max stage a morning talk show. For fun! Episode 1203 is available on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 7:11 PM - 8 comments

Movie: A Christmas Carol: The Musical

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve. Starring Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewett, Geraldine Chaplin, Jason Alexander and Brian Bedford [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 8:29 AM - 2 comments

Movie: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:08 AM - 2 comments

December 11

Movie: Christmas Carol

Rich Little's Christmas Carol is a TV special that premiered on Home Box Office on December 16, 1979, produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1978. It starred Rich Little in a one-man performance with impersonations of his characters playing the parts in Charles Dickens famous holiday story.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:58 PM - 3 comments

Supergirl: Elseworlds, Part 3  Season 4, Episode 9

Supergirl, the Flash, Green Arrow, and Superman engage in the battle of their lives. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:14 PM - 17 comments

Black Lightning: The Book of Rebellion: Chapter Three: Gift of Magi  Season 2, Episode 9

After Jennifer and Khalil escape, they take refuge in a barn and Jennifer desperately tries to save a now feverish Khalili, who has grown worse from Cutter's poisonous blade. Meanwhile, Jefferson, Lynn, Anissa, and Gambi try everything they can to track the duo down. And elsewhere, Tobias cultivates a new prospect. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:16 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Time Trap

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:10 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Colette

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels.
posted by jouke at 10:04 AM - 6 comments

1983: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

A dark Polish thriller that imagines an alternative history where a terrorist bombing in 1983 dramatically altered the course of world events. Twenty years later, the USSR and Iron Curtain still exist, Al Gore is US president, and Poland is ruled by an authoritarian government. Naïve law student Kajetan and world-weary detective Anatol uncover a conspiracy that has been kept hidden for decades. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:33 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 437: A Silent Chug

In today's episode, we address a long-running audio anomaly that spans the entire history of our show, and in the process, Justin dry drowns, like, a little. Business Paintball, Wishbone Brutality, Big Candies, Justin's Drinking Noises,  Fast Food Arms Race, Serious Zapdos, Horny Radio Disney
posted by Tevin at 7:19 AM - 7 comments

December 10

Legends of Tomorrow: Legends of To-Meow-Meow  Season 4, Episode 8

Constantine breaks the cardinal Legend rule of not changing the past, so he, Charlie, and Zari try to deal with the ramifications without telling the rest of the Legends. Even though Zari encourages them to just restore the original timeline, Constantine and Charlie are determined to find another way, but only continue to make things worse.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:05 PM - 19 comments

Arrow: Elseworlds, Part 2  Season 7, Episode 9

With Oliver and Barry still stuck in each other's bodies, the two get a lead on John Deegan and head to Gotham City with Supergirl to figure out why their reality has changed. While there, they meet the mysterious Kate Kane, who provides them with information that leads the group to Arkham Asylum. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:35 PM - 25 comments

Vanderpump Rules: Hope and Pride  Season 7, Episode 2

Stassi plans an epic surprise party to celebrate Jax and Brittany’s engagement, but Sandoval and Ariana question Jax’s ability to commit to one woman for the rest of his life. James attempts to work his way back into the group’s good graces, unaware that Kristen has hatched a plan that might ruin his romance and banish him for good. Stassi seeks Lisa’s approval for her new beau Beau, and Lisa must decide whether Jax deserves another chance to work at SUR.
posted by nightrecordings at 6:15 PM - 3 comments

Outlander: Blood of My Blood  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 6

Jamie and Claire are surprised when Lord John Grey drops in on Fraser's Ridge with an unexpected traveling companion; when Grey takes ill, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings with her duties as a doctor.
posted by something something at 10:54 AM - 11 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 2 - All Episodes  Season 2 (Full Season)

After Midge's triumph at the Gaslight, the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. As the actual grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her - especially as her choices have a ripple effect on everyone around her.
posted by soren_lorensen at 7:38 AM - 35 comments

December 9

Star Trek: Enterprise: Acquisition  Season 1, Episode 19

Enterprise is raided by a group of Ferengi, but continuity is fine because nobody says the word Ferengi. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 9:46 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 89 - Book Club: Pride & Prejudice

A wizard, a warrior, a badger, a flower, and a make-up artist try to understand the Earth book 'Pride and Prejudice'. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 9:08 PM - 0 comments

Nailed It! Holiday: All Episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

It's the "Nailed It!" holiday special you've been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks and desserts that look delightfully sad. [more inside]
posted by Gary at 7:50 PM - 9 comments

Counterpart: Inside Out  Season 2, Episode 1

While hiding in Howard's life, Howard Prime must avoid detection at home and at the OI. Quayle and Clare struggle to adjust to their new arrangement. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:45 PM - 3 comments

The Flash: Elseworlds, Part 1  Season 5, Episode 9

Barry Allen and Oliver Queen wake up one morning to find they've swapped lives with each other. When Team Flash doesn't believe them, they travel to Smallville on Earth-38 where they end up meeting Kara's cousin, Clark Kent, and intrepid reporter Lois Lane. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:21 PM - 16 comments

Saturday Night Live: Jason Momoa / Mumford & Sons  Season 44, Episode 8

The guy from Game of Thrones and the band from the festival last week. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 2:59 PM - 14 comments

Doctor Who: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos  Season 11, Episode 10

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, a battlefield, a conflict-scarred survivor, and a deadly reckoning await the Doctor, Ryan, Yaz and Graham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:26 PM - 25 comments

December 8

Movie: Instant Family

When Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:21 PM - 1 comment

Bee and PuppyCat: Toast Dogs & Wedding Donut  Season 1, Episode 5

It's Rent Day, and thanks to Magical Space Temp Work, Bee can pay on time! Her joy is short lived when she finds out about Deckard's decision regarding culinary school. What follows is a serious of increasingly shocking revelations about Cass, Cardamon, and especially, Bee. This writeup/geeklist's going to be heavy on the spoilers, so you may want to watch this one first: YouTube. Together the full story is about 25m, and concludes Season One. Note, this is a long post. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 8:47 PM - 8 comments

Supernatural: Byzantium  Season 14, Episode 8

Dean and Sam join forces with an unexpected ally to help Jack. Meanwhile, Heaven faces an attack, and Castiel must help. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 7:52 PM - 13 comments

Kidding: Bye, Mom  Season 1, Episode 4

Jeff deals with a one-night stand. Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her back and confronts him.
posted by progosk at 4:17 PM - 0 comments

Kidding: Every Pain Needs a Name  Season 1, Episode 3

Jeff tries to fix his heartbreak. Deirdre deals with her daughter's developing medical condition. Seb outlines the future of Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time without Jeff. Jeff tries to get Will off pot by giving him a hobby. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 4:09 PM - 0 comments

Kidding: Pusillanimous  Season 1, Episode 2

Jeff makes a rash decision that could affect the ability of the show to continue. Seb strategizes how to rebuild Jeff's image. The two disagree about how Jeff can repair his family. Deirdre tries to learn more about what's happening while Maddy is at her piano lesson. Jeff's son Will decides to let loose with his new friends. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 3:59 PM - 0 comments

Bee and PuppyCat: Birthday & Game  Season 1, Episode 4

It's Bee's birthday, and she wants to spend it like she always does, hanging out with Dadbox, a gift left to her by her father. Puppycat, to cheer her up, wants her to go out and do birthday things, which leads them to a boarded-up arcade they used to go to. They can't pay to play the game though, and you know what that means-- TEMP WORK! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 12:25 PM - 3 comments

Babylon 5: Interludes and Examinations  Season 3, Episode 15

The Shadows begin open war. Adira, the dancer-with-a-heart-of-gold that Londo fell in love with in season 1, returns to the station. Franklin and Garibaldi have confrontations about Franklin's addiction. "All I want now is revenge. They took from me the one thing that I have… have ever truly loved. [...] Give me this, and the safety of my people--and let the rest of the galaxy burn. I don't care any more." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 7:55 AM - 2 comments

The Staircase: The whole series   

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:04 AM - 10 comments

December 7

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Not The Person I Used To Be  Season 4, Episode 8

Greg returns to West Covina, which forces Rebecca to question things she thought she knew; Valencia and Josh make some shocking discoveries while at their high school reunion. [more inside]
posted by JimBennett at 7:25 PM - 18 comments

Movie: Dumplin'

Willowdean ('Dumplin'), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom's Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
posted by the primroses were over at 2:23 PM - 9 comments

Star Trek: Short Treks: The Brightest Star  Season 1, Episode 3

Saru has an origin story. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 1:11 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #22 Marchel

Russian Ark is a cinematic masterpiece. Dozens of sets, thousands of actors, years of planning. It's a perfectly executed work of art. Almost. In this episode, Jonathan sets off to find the one guy who ruined it for everyone. 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 to Emily Condon, Sruthi Pinnamaneni, and Chris Neary. The show was mixed by Bobby Lord. Music by Christine Fellows, John K Samson, Blue Dot Sessions, Michael Hearst, Bobby Lord, Y La Bamba, Michael Charles Smith, Graham Barton, Hakan Eriksson, Katie Mullins, and Virginia Violet and the Rays. 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 11:45 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Roma

Alfonso Cuarón recaptures moments from his childhood in this largely autobiographical film about a middle class family in early 1970s Mexico City, as seen though the eyes of the live-in housekeeper who raises the children, Cleo. [more inside]
posted by lowest east side at 10:04 AM - 3 comments

Movie: The Ice Pirates

In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father.
posted by Fukiyama at 6:49 AM - 11 comments

December 6

The Good Place: Janet(s)  Season 3, Episode 9

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason are in a new place. Michael and Janet try to get information on how the points work.
posted by numaner at 5:50 PM - 175 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 19

With an apocalyptic calamity looming over Kepler, the Pine Guard make their final preparations, and march to battle against a stationary, reality-twisting foe. Aubrey speaks to oblivion. Ned gets a taste of his own medicine. Duck says goodbye.
posted by Tevin at 8:09 AM - 12 comments

Top Chef: Kentucky: The Fastest Two Minutes in Cooking [Season Premiere]  Season 16, Episode 1

Top Chef Kentucky begins as fifteen of the country's finest chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the ride of their lives. After a lightning fast two minute mise-en-place focused Quickfire, the Chefs are challenged to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred at a stakes-filled Kentucky Derby party. Churchill Downs' own Chef David Danielson serves as guest judge along with returning regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Graham Elliot.
posted by nightrecordings at 7:31 AM - 7 comments