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November 27

Amphibia: Froggy Little Christmas  Season 3, Episode 9

Mrs. Boonchuy has wanted a float for her restaurant in the city's Christmas Parade for years, and finally gets the opportunity, but turns it down due to the danger to the Plantars being discovered. So, Anne, the Plantars and their friends make one in secret. Meanwhile, the Plantars try to make sense of Christmas... and Andrias sends another robot assassin. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 5:03 AM - 2 comments

November 26

Dexter: New Blood: Smoke Signals  Season 1, Episode 3

The investigation that Dexter has caused is making it difficult for him to make things right with Harrison, who has made a name for himself at school as a member of the wrestling team.
posted by porpoise at 7:46 PM - 2 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Firstborn  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 21

After years of struggling with being Worf's son, Alexander finally finds himself. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:14 AM - 6 comments

November 25

Star Trek: Discovery: Anomaly  Season 4, Episode 2

Discovery goes chasing after the anomaly that threatens entire planets and makes a disturbing, well, discovery. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:12 PM - 33 comments

Movie: House of Gucci

When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings, marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately...murder. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 3:46 PM - 10 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: A Woman's Place Is In The War Effort!  Season 7, Episode 7

The Legends end up at an airplane manufacturing plant in the 1940's and most of the ladies go to work at it, in varying jobs. Astra hits her limit on sexism and racism, leading to the team to go all "9 to 5" on the place. Behrad and Zari 2 educate Nate on Iranian hospitality, while Bishop tests their patience on that topic. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:18 AM - 2 comments

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 24, 2021 (& Rampage 11/26)  Season 3, Episode 8

The Thanksgiving edition of Dynamite returns to Chicago [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 7:46 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: Til Death Do Us Blart: 2021

Justin has enjoyed Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 in an exciting new way this year, while Tim ponders the archival nature of the project. Griffin is soothed by the comedy stylings of Gary Valentine and Ana Gasteyer and Travis believes Kevin James will do anything to feel cool. [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention at 7:23 AM - 6 comments

November 24

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Plymouth Express  Season 3, Episode 4

A mining entrepreneur hires Poirot to solve the brutal murder of his daughter and the theft of her jewels aboard the express train to Plymouth.
posted by Carillon at 4:58 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret's cousin Fiona teams with a man from her past to retrieve it, with romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:32 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Born in Flames

Writer/director Lizzie Borden's 1983 low budget film is set ten years after the “Social Democratic War of Liberation,” a peaceful socialist revolution. The fractures beneath the surface of the new policies come to the fore, the people who have been left out based on gender, race, and class become all too apparent, and New York women plot a revolution within the revolution... [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:26 AM - 4 comments

Pushing Daisies: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Ned (Lee Pace) possesses a rare gift -- the ability to restore life to the dead -- with a touch. He puts his power to good use, helping an investigator (Chi McBride) solve murders by reviving the victim and asking the deceased to name the killer. Complications arise when Ned brings his childhood sweetheart, Chuck (Anna Friel), back from the dead with the intention of keeping her alive. There's just one snag: If Ned ever touches Chuck again, she goes back to being dead, for keeps. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:28 AM - 13 comments

Hawkeye: Never Meet Your Heroes / Hide and Seek  Season 1, Episode 1

Episodes 1 & 2: Kate Bishop lands in the middle of a criminal conspiracy, forcing Clint out of retirement. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero at 5:02 AM - 73 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 12, Episode 10

The last remaining bakers make a classic carrot cake and create a grand Mad Hatter's tea party banquet. Who will be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021?
posted by ellieBOA at 2:15 AM - 52 comments

November 23

Cowboy Bebop (2021): Season 1  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

Full-season and cross-media discussion for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix. "Books Included" standing in for spoilers for the anime series and movie.
posted by curious nu at 6:29 PM - 40 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: The Monster You Created  Season 1, Episode 9

Perilously close to war, the leaders of Piltover and Zaun reach an ultimatum. But a fateful standoff changes both cities forever.
posted by KaizenSoze at 3:35 PM - 20 comments

Movie: King Richard

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 11:41 AM - 5 comments

November 22

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Journey's End  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 20

As a result of a long-disputed treaty with the Cardassians, the Federation has agreed to return several planets to Cardassian control. One such planet, Dorvan V, is inhabited by the descendants of Native Americans. They do not wish to leave their new home, which they had spent many years searching for. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 4:08 PM - 19 comments

Critical Role: The Threat Between the Walls  Season 3, Episode 5

After stumbling into a literal den of thieves, the group picks up their quarry’s trail and seek the end of the thread they’ve pulled…
posted by nubs at 12:36 PM - 6 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: Oil and Water  Season 1, Episode 8

Disowned heir Mel and her visiting mother trade combat tactics. Caitlyn and Vi forge an unlikely alliance. Jinx undergoes a startling change.
posted by KaizenSoze at 11:09 AM - 2 comments

Yellowjackets: F Sharp  Season 1, Episode 2

The teens get their bearings as Misty finds hell on earth quite becoming. In the present: revenge, sex homework and the policeman formerly known as Goth. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 8:56 AM - 7 comments

Succession: What It Takes  Season 3, Episode 6

Logan and the team heads to Virginia for a conservative political conference, where Roman learns some surprising news.
posted by jeoc at 7:27 AM - 36 comments

Book: Fangirl

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:14 AM - 3 comments

November 21

Doctor Who: Flux: Village of the Angels  Season 13, Episode 4

Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want?
posted by mumkin at 10:56 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:58 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Old Henry

A farmer and his son takes in an injured gunfighter, and tends to his wounds. A posse claiming to be lawmen come looking for him, and the farmer has to choose who to believe. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 7:16 PM - 1 comment

Dr. Brain: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Brilliant brain scientist Sewon (Lee Sun-Kyun) suffers a horrific personal tragedy. Desperate to uncover what happened to his family, he conducts "brain syncs" with the dead to access their memories for clues. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:42 PM - 3 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: The Boy Savior  Season 1, Episode 7

Caitlyn and Vi meet an ally in Zaun's streets and head into a frenzied battle with a common foe. Viktor makes a dire decision.
posted by KaizenSoze at 2:34 PM - 5 comments

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Episode 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 7:26 AM - 10 comments

Saturday Night Live: Simu Liu / Saweetie  Season 47, Episode 7

The first Asian to be the fourth Asian host. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 3:28 AM - 16 comments

Project Runway: Fashion Is Back, Baby!  Season 19, Episode 6

For the first time ever, our designers will collaborate with some of New York City's most talented accessory designers who - like our designers - are all working to revitalize the fashion industry. Purses. Shoes. Gloves. Jewelry. Oh my. Taking inspiration from one another's work, each collaborating duo is challenged to create a coordinated one-of-a-kind look and new accessory. (imdb) (Contains spoilers) [more inside]
posted by essexjan at 2:30 AM - 8 comments

November 20

Dexter: New Blood: Storm of Fuck  Season 1, Episode 2

Dexter's cabin becomes home base when a missing person case turns into a crime scene. Meanwhile, Dexter is trying to reunite with his son, Harrison. Dexter struggles to keep his old and new worlds separate.
posted by porpoise at 6:11 PM - 2 comments

Wheel of Time: A Place of Safety  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 3

There are neither beginnings nor endings to the posts on Fanfare: Moiraine and Lan find help in an unexpected - and unwanted - quarter, as the separated villagers try to find their way back to each other, or at least to refuge. But they all soon learn how far the Dark One's reach extends.
posted by nubs at 8:31 AM - 12 comments

Wheel of Time: A Place of Safety  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 3

Moiraine and Lan find help in an unexpected - and unwanted - quarter, as the separated villagers try to find their way back to each other, or at least to refuge. But they all soon learn how far the Dark One's reach extends.
posted by nubs at 8:30 AM - 1 comment

Wheel of Time: Shadow's Waiting  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 2

This post was not the beginning: Moiraine and Lan lead the four villagers to safety, unsure which is the one from the prophecy. But the friends are equally unsure about their rescuers, especially once they see how far Moiraine is willing to go for her mission – and how far astray Lan is willing to lead them.
posted by nubs at 8:29 AM - 4 comments

Wheel of Time: Shadow's Waiting  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 2

Moiraine and Lan lead the four villagers to safety, unsure which is the one from the prophecy. But the friends are equally unsure about their rescuers, especially once they see how far Moiraine is willing to go for her mission – and how far astray Lan is willing to lead them.
posted by nubs at 8:26 AM - 6 comments

Movie: Psych 3: This Is Gus

In preparation for a shotgun wedding before the birth of Baby Guster, Shawn and Groomzilla Gus go rogue in an attempt to track down Selene's estranged husband, as Lassiter grapples with the future of his career. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

Shawn and Gus return to Santa Barbara, California to help their old police chief, but find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping ground as they secretly untangle a case that involves the supernatural. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 AM - 1 comment

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Episode 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:27 AM - 5 comments

Amphibia: Hollywood Hop Pop/If You Give a Frog a Cookie  Season 3, Episode 8

Hollywood Hop Pop: Hop Pop, a failed actor in Amphibia, gets an audition for a Hollywood commercial and nails it, and it gets him an audition for a big movie role, but his face being everywhere makes it easy for Mr. X to track him down. If You Give a Frog a Cookie: the Plantars are homesick, resulting in Anne seeking the help of crazy Dr. Frakes, who's been working on a portal machine, to try to get them back home. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 3:43 AM - 2 comments

November 19

Movie: Johnny Mnemonic

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits--and will kill him if the data is not removed in time--but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:25 PM - 16 comments

Movie: The Ring

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:19 PM - 8 comments

Book: Any Way the Wind Blows

Any Way the Wind Blows takes the gang back to England, back to Watford, and back to their families for their longest and most emotionally wrenching adventure yet.
posted by Literaryhero at 4:40 PM - 5 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: When These Walls Come Tumbling Down  Season 1, Episode 6

An eager protege undermines his mentor on the council as a magical tech rapidly evolves. With authorities in pursuit, Jinx must face her past.
posted by KaizenSoze at 3:21 PM - 2 comments

Wheel of Time: Leavetaking  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

In the hills above FanFare, a post arose for the books included discussion of the television adaptation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time saga. [more inside]
posted by nubs at 12:26 PM - 19 comments

Wheel of Time: Leavetaking  Season 1, Episode 1

A strange noblewoman arrives in a remote mountain village, claiming one of five youths is the reincarnation of an ancient power who once destroyed the world – and will do so again, if she’s not able to discover which of them it is. But they all have less time than they think.
posted by nubs at 11:50 AM - 28 comments

Cowboy Bebop: Cowboy Gospel  Season 1, Episode 1

First episode of the 2021 Netflix live-action adaptation. Episode description: "After getting shortchanged on the fee for a bounty, Spike and Jet head to New Tijuana on the trail of another mark -- but they're not the only ones." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:33 AM - 38 comments

Foundation: The Leap  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 10

An unexpected ally helps Salvor broker an alliance. A confrontation between the Brothers leads to unthinkable consequences.
posted by Gary at 8:46 AM - 16 comments

The Morning Show: Fever  Season 2, Episode 10

TMS covers a growing crisis that turns personal for Alex and Bradley.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:15 AM - 3 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Episode 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 6:02 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Genesis  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 19

The crew of the Enterprise confronts the beasts within. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 4:00 AM - 12 comments

November 18

Book: Termination Shock

Neal Stephenson's latest. Herein confronting climate change in the near future by populating this world with all new characters* that won't take 'no' for an answer or abide by bureaucratic lassitude when millions of lives are at stake. But don't worry, for you old heads, or haters, many baseline Stephenson** tropes are quite alive and well kicking in this book. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey at 4:28 PM - 16 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: Everybody Wants to Be My Enemy  Season 1, Episode 5

Rogue enforcer Caitlyn tours the undercity alongside Vi to track down Silco. Jayce puts a target on his back trying to root out Piltover corruption.
posted by KaizenSoze at 3:13 PM - 0 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: Kobayashi Maru  Season 4, Episode 1

[Season premiere] After months spent reconnecting the Federation with distant worlds, Captain Michael Burnham and the crew of the USS Discovery are sent to assist a damaged space station – a seemingly routine mission that reveals the existence of a terrifying new threat. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 3:10 PM - 29 comments

Star Trek: Prodigy: Terror Firma  Season 1, Episode 5

yo dawg I heard you like protostar [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:41 AM - 9 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Episode 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:22 AM - 4 comments

November 17

All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite: November 17, 2021 (& Rampage 11/19)  Season 3, Episode 7

Tonight on AEW Dynamite: The Fallout From Full Gear! [more inside]
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 8:35 PM - 3 comments

Arcane: League of Legends: Happy Progress Day!  Season 1, Episode 4

With Piltover prospering from their tech, Jayce and Viktor weigh their next move. A familiar face re-emerges from Zaun to wreak havoc.
posted by KaizenSoze at 3:03 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: Maintenance Phase: Is Being Fat Bad For You?

For nearly four decades, Americans have heard a simple story about health, longevity and obesity. This week, we learn it’s a little more complicated.  Thanks to Katherine Flegal, Paul Campos, Jeff Hunger and Jason Salemi for helping us research and fact-check this episode!
posted by bq at 3:01 PM - 12 comments

Book: Ring Shout

IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS. In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die. [more inside]
posted by DowBits at 11:53 AM - 1 comment