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September 19

Ted Lasso: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

American college football coach Ted Lasso is recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience with the latter sport. [more inside]
posted by Acari at 7:08 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: PARTIZAN 31-33: The Grand Premiere, Glory Arrives, A Single Shot

It has been just over fifty days since Millennium Break took Cruciat, and each day has been more busy than the last. The hammer of the Principality fell on the organization's independent cells across the moon, and now the leaders of Millennium Break seek allies wherever they can find them. No potential partner in the fight against tyranny is more important than the Isle of Logos. As a sovereign nation with key control in Partizan's great sea, the Isle could offer Millennium Break a literal port in troubled waters. And so, Gucci Garantine and Apparatus Aperitif have spent the better part of a month negotiating towards that end.  Protecting these ever-moving negotiations has been trying, as SBBR can attest to. Even the quiet days, where nothing happens, require utmost focus and practiced determination. Yet they cannot hope for such a today to be such a day: One where the only red they see is that of the carpet rolled out for VIPs, where the only flash in their eyes comes from the cameras capturing the event.  To the north, the air of Obelle cracks with the sound of artillery fire. But here in Auspice, Zo'la has finished their film, and it is due its audience. This week on PARTIZAN: The Grand Premiere [more inside]
posted by fomhar at 11:29 AM - 1 comment

September 18

The Boys: We Gotta Go Now  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 5

Butcher has no more intentions to fight with Sups but Black Noir traced his location and found him what will he do now? Sups are shooting a film name - #Dawn Of The Seven. Homelander and Stormfront have a meeting of the minds and powers.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:40 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Evolution  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 1

Wesley's private hobby is shamefully exposed when his microscopic replicator cells are detected throughout the Enterprise. [Season premiere] [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:16 AM - 10 comments

September 17

Movie: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:50 PM - 8 comments

Book: Piranesi

"Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone." The new novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch at 1:07 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Beau

A neurotic middle-aged man's trip to visit his mother is delayed indefinitely when his keys are mysteriously taken from his door. He is subsequently haunted by an increasingly sinister chain of upsetting events. A short horror film from Ari Aster (Midsommar). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:04 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Don't Look Away

While waiting for her parents to return home, a young woman looks out of her bedroom window and notices a strange-looking man staring at her from the garden. When she calls her father, he tells her urgently: "DON'T LOOK AWAY." A short horror film by Christopher Cox. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:24 AM - 5 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Much Ado About Boimler  Season 1, Episode 7

Did you have that friend from school who ended up doing a lot better than you did? Mariner's got one of those. (At least one, now, that we know of.) And we find out what happens to the weird science accident victims that Starfleet's miracle medicine can't fix... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:05 AM - 9 comments

September 16

Movie: Munchausen

A mother (Bonnie Bedelia) unable to confront the heartbreak of her son leaving for college, delays his departure by making him sick. A 2013 short film by Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:44 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Strange Thing About the Johnsons

A dark domestic horror drama about the ties that bind and the ties that really bind. An early short film by Ari Aster (Midsommar, Hereditary). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:24 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Hair Wolf

The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. A short horror film by Mariama Diallo. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:19 PM - 4 comments

Movie: The X Files: I Want to Believe

Six years after cutting ties with the FBI, Scully is a staff physician at a Catholic hospital and Mulder is clipping newspaper articles and throwing pencils into the ceiling of the remote farmhouse in which they live, when they are asked to lend their paranormal investigation expertise to an FBI task force after a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.
posted by orange swan at 6:16 PM - 4 comments

The Vow: The Science of Joy  Season 1, Episode 1

Mark Vicente and Sarah Edmondson, high-ranking former NXIVM leaders, describe the dream and mission of NXIVM to build a better world; Bonnie Piesse, Mark's wife, tells him she is worried about the organization and leader Keith Raniere. [more inside]
posted by knownassociate at 11:19 AM - 5 comments

Movie: The Quiet Room

When Michael attempts suicide and doesn't leave a note, he inadvertently awakens Hattie, a demon that haunts the hospital. Now he must find a way to stop her rampage before she kills everyone he connects with. A short horror film by Sam Wineman. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:46 AM - 1 comment

September 15

The X-Files: The Truth  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 19

Super soldier Knowle Rohrer catches Mulder accessing classified government documents about the upcoming alien invasion. In the ensuing fight, Rohrer sustains an injury that would have killed a normal human. Mulder is charged with murder and brought before a military tribunal, where he seeks to prove the existence of an alien conspiracy and to justify all his work on the X-Files.
posted by orange swan at 8:44 PM - 13 comments

Movie: El Gigante

After attempting to cross the US/Mexico border in search of a better life, Armando awakens in an unknown room, his body broken down and a Lucha Libre mask sewn into his neck. A short horror film by Gigi Saul Guerrero and Luke Bramley. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:35 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Whistler

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well. A short horror film by Jennifer Nicole Stang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:34 PM - 1 comment

Critical Role: Frigid Propositions  Season 2, Episode 109

The Mighty Nein return to the mainland where mysteries, shopping, job offers, and family reunions await their attention...
posted by nubs at 1:53 PM - 5 comments

September 14

The X-Files: Sunshine Days  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 18

After two guys sneak into a house with an interior that is exactly like that of The Brady Bunch house, one of them winds up crash landing on the roof of his car across the street, and Doggett, Reyes, and Scully begin to investigate the man who lives in the house.
posted by orange swan at 8:21 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Catcalls

Looking to get a cheap thrill, a motorist flashes two young women who have stopped to give him directions. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong women. A short film by Kate Dolan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:18 PM - 4 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE KILLER SHREWS  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 7

Rewatch! A group of people are trapped on an island during a hurricane, and if that's not enough dogs with rugs draped over them, that the scientist seems to think are "killer shrews," are desperately trying to consume the three times their body weight in food daily they need to survive. Before the movie there's the short Junior Rodeo Daredevils, with reckless child endangerment sponsored by Ol' Timer Billy Slater. Previously
posted by JHarris at 1:08 PM - 2 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 6

Rewatch! Huge, possibly intelligent leeches survive by abducting rednecks, storing them in an air pocket at the bottom of a lake and sucking away their fluids. How will the authorities remedy this situation? Why, with the use of explosives. There's a short too, the first episode of the Crash Corrigan serial Undersea Kingdom, the oldest thing ever riffed by the show. https://fanfare.metafilter.com/5061/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-ATTACK-OF-THE-GIANT-LEECHES-with-short-UNDERSEA-KINGDOM-part-one
posted by JHarris at 12:55 PM - 2 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 7

New week, new season: between the resurrection of Jaylen Hotdogfingers, the postponement of the Blood Bath, and the imprisonment of league powerhouses Jessica Telephone and Nagomi Mcdaniel inside giant peanut shells, season 7 of Internet League Blaseball is starting off weird. Which is normal? Anyway, here we go. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 9:17 AM - 113 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shades of Gray  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 22

Riker faces his deadliest possible foe: an alien infection that feeds off of his most carnal memories. [Season finale; CW: clip show] [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:16 AM - 20 comments

September 13

Trepalium: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

The economic situation is a nightmare: only 20% of the population is employed. The Actives live inside the city. On the fringes, in the Zone, live the Jobless. Separating them is a wall. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:43 PM - 1 comment

The X-Files: Release  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 17

Doggett investigates a case that may be linked to his son's abduction and murder, with the assistance of an FBI cadet who has an uncanny level of deductive ability.
posted by orange swan at 8:01 PM - 2 comments

Lovecraft Country: Strange Case  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 5

After making a devil's bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus' pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:25 PM - 38 comments

Movie: My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.
posted by PenDevil at 12:11 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 5

Rewatch! This episode is something of a sleeper, its subject is a Film Ventures International film (so, weird, irrelevant opening and closing sequences) in which it turns out an alien is buried in a mummy's tomb that causes people to rot when it touches them, and the alien is trying to get back its magic space jewel that someone stole from it. Previously
posted by JHarris at 9:41 AM - 1 comment

Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi)  Season 1 (Full Season)

A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:53 AM - 5 comments

September 12

The X-Files: William  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 16

A mysterious and hideously scarred man attacks Doggett in the X-Files office one night when Doggett surprises him in the act of going through the files, but when Doggett pulls his gun on him, the man claims to have seen Mulder, and to know things about the conspiracy, and about William.
posted by orange swan at 7:07 PM - 3 comments

Podcast: My Year in Mensa: Full show

Comedian Jamie Loftus infiltrates MENSA [more inside]
posted by latkes at 10:01 AM - 3 comments

The Diagnosis Detectives: Paul & Judy  Season 1, Episode 1

Paul has a mystery condition that has caused his face to swell up. While the team try to come up with a diagnosis for Paul, Michael presents them with a second patient. Judy is losing weight as she struggles to swallow food.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:31 AM - 1 comment

September 11

The X-Files: Jump the Shark  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 15

When former Area 51 "man in black" Morris Fletcher appears, claiming that a Yves Adele Harlow, a colleague of the Lone Gunmen, is actually a super soldier, Doggett, Reyes, and the Lone Gunmen attempt to locate her and find that Yves is embroiled in a situation that is graver than they first expected.
posted by orange swan at 8:23 PM - 6 comments

Julie and the Phantoms: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Teenager Julie finds her passion for music and life while helping the Phantoms, a trio of ghostly guys, become the band they were never able to be. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:31 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Babysitter: Killer Queen

Two years after Cole survived a satanic blood cult, he's living another nightmare: high school. And the demons from his past? Still making his life hell. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:19 PM - 5 comments

The Boys: Nothing Like It in the World  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 4

Road trip! The Boys head to North Carolina to follow a lead on a mysterious Supe named Liberty. And did you know a person's choice of candy bars might tell you if they're a serial killer? Watch and learn the warning signs! This episode could save your life!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:36 AM - 19 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Peak Performance  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 21

It's Picard vs. Riker vs. some Romulans vs. Quark's least-successful cousin in the Brawl at Braslota! And now, your master of ceremonies, Sirna Kolrami! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:38 AM - 16 comments

September 10

The X-Files: Scary Monsters  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 14

Leyla Harrison alerts Scully, Doggett, and Reyes to a case she believes is an X-File and that involves a young boy named Tommy Conlon, whose mother stabbed herself sixteen times, whose cat clawed its own stomach open, and whose father has retreated with Tommy to a remote mountain dwelling.
posted by orange swan at 7:18 PM - 2 comments

Dicktown: John Hodgman Animated Series, Hulu (Season 1)  Season 1 (Full Season)

‘Dicktown’: The Year’s Funniest Animated Comedy Bloomed from a Real-Life Friendship: “‘Encyclopedia Brown’ meets ‘Scooby-Doo’ meets generalized adult-onset malaise” is an efficient elevator pitch for the series, but part of what takes it from a simple pastiche to one of the most purely entertaining new shows of 2020 is the way it takes that premise and flips it over from the inside. In 11-ish-minute installments spread out over each “Cake” episode (and also viewable as standalones via the show’s Hulu page), there’s still plenty of room for the show to slip in nods to its own distinct stylings. [more inside]
posted by Glinn at 8:29 AM - 5 comments

Book: Wow, No Thank You.

An essay collection from Samantha Irby about ageing, marriage, settling down with step-children in white, small-town America.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:47 AM - 6 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: Terminal Provocations  Season 1, Episode 6

[Note: Fletcher didn't die on the way back to his home planet.] [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:23 AM - 10 comments

September 9

The X-Files: Improbable  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 13

While investigating a serial killer who may be using numerology to choose his victims, Reyes and Scully meet a strange man who seems to have some sort of abstruse insight into the killings.
posted by orange swan at 7:31 PM - 6 comments

The Boys: Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men   Show Only   Season 2, Episode 3

The Boys take to the high seas to safeguard their prisoner. Homelander plays house, then pushes Ryan over the edge. Starlight is forced to make an impossible choice. Stormfront reveals her true character.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:18 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: The Missing Cryptoqueen: Whole series

A scam cryptocurrency, a brainy & glamorous figurehead, concerning marketing tactics, and an international investigation.
posted by latkes at 12:06 PM - 5 comments

Get Organized with the Home Edit: Full Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit conquer clutter and transform lives.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:43 AM - 6 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 4

Re-rewatch! Say it with me now: When we get back to our home planet the high council may well sentence you to TORCHAA! It's tough being a space teenager. The astro-acne. The jet-fueled mood swings. Discovering your sexual and species identity. Bullshit restrictions from your culture's high rullng overuberpatriarch. And not agreeing with your expeditions genocidal mission to wipe out the population of a planet (Earth) because you need land to graze your giant food lobsters. Previously one and two
posted by JHarris at 3:05 AM - 5 comments

September 8

The X-Files: Underneath  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 12

Robert Fassl, a serial killer whom Doggett caught at the scene of a triple murder in his NYPD beat cop days in 1989, is released after fresh DNA evidence exonerates him. Doggett is convinced Fassl is guilty and his and Scully's and Reyes' further investigation of the evidence reveals truths he finds hard to accept.
posted by orange swan at 7:18 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Nightmare Cinema

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist: a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:53 AM - 4 comments

Star Trek: The Animated Series: The Counter-Clock Incident  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 6

When the Enterprise enters a negative universe, former captain Robert April saves the ship as the crew age backwards. (Series finale) [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 11:19 AM - 7 comments

September 7

Movie: Circle of Iron

Now here's a koan for you. What is a movie named? Is it what it was released and promoted as, or what the dang thing actually says its title is right there on the screen? This movie, called Circle of Iron in theaters, on posters and in the IMDB, is everywhere within it titled "The Silent Flute." This movie, which was attached to Bruce Lee for a while, is a silly pseudo-intellectual fighting/wandering/picaresque/D&D quest kind of thing, about a shirtless guy named "Cord," (Jeff Cooper) traveling the shirtless wilderness searching for "Zeetan," (Christopher Lee) a guy who supposedly has a book of knowledge, while guided and opposed by various people all played by David Carradine. While it definitely has its problematic aspects, it's still MST Club approved! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:06 PM - 13 comments

The X-Files: Audrey Pauley  Rewatch   Season 9, Episode 11

Moments after Monica drops John at his place, a drunk driver crashes his vehicle into hers, and Monica awakens in a strangely simplified version of a hospital, where the only other occupants are a few other confused and frightened patients, where there are no signs on the walls and the patient charts are gibberish, and where the hospital itself seems to be suspended in a black void.
posted by orange swan at 7:26 PM - 4 comments

Critical Role: Traveler Con  Season 2, Episode 108

With their preparations finished and the day upon them, it's time for the Mighty Nein's greatest challenge yet... the celebration of Traveler Con!
posted by nubs at 2:46 PM - 7 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 6

Another week, another year of Blaseball: season 6 is about to kick off, with a whole new set of leagues and divisions and a lot of Sunday-election changes to players and teams. Have you chosen an idol? Come on in and let's talk blases and balls. [more inside]
posted by cortex at 7:19 AM - 67 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Emissary  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 20

To prevent a diplomatic incident with the Klingons, Starfleet sends the Enterprise a special emissary, and Worf gives her a hand. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:02 AM - 18 comments

September 6

Movie: Darlin'

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin' is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she is to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin' holds a secret darker than the "sins" she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin's psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:29 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Woman

A lawyer puts his family in jeopardy when he captures the last member of a violent clan (Pollyanna McIntosh) and tries to forcibly tame her. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:24 PM - 7 comments

Raised by Wolves: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Executive produced by Ridley Scott (who also directed the first two episodes) Raised by Wolves is an original science fiction series exploring faith, belief and artificial intelligence in the 22nd century when the survivors of mankind's last great war meet on Keppler-22b. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 8:15 PM - 32 comments

The Boys: Proper Preparation and Planning  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 2

Butcher is back with the Boys, but tensions flare with Hughie. Homelander spends quality time with his new "family." Starlight and Stormfront bond at a press junket and the Boys hunt down a supe terrorist, with a startling identity. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:50 PM - 9 comments