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In which we realize the scope of our commitment in promising to send a horse to college, and then determine an extremely powerful and highly lucrative name for the aforementioned horse. Suggested talking points: Halloween Delay, Candy Potluck, Happy Birthday Ronald, Medicine Blintz, We're Sending a Horse to College, Ding Dong Speed Strats, Car Expertise
Saturday Night Live: Kristen Stewart/Coldplay Season 45, Episode 5
Kristen Stewart wears a lot of wigs and Coldplay hides dancers in the audience. [more inside]
Third in the Dublin Murder series, this time starring Frank Mackie from book 2, starting what I think of as the second branch of the books -- In the Woods and The Likeness are tied together, and Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place and the Trespasser are as well, but the two groupings are more loosely linked. [more inside]
Seven Worlds, One Planet: Asia Season 1, Episode 2
Asia is the largest and most extreme continent on our planet, stretching from the Arctic Circle in the north to the tropical forests on the equator. The animals here face the hottest deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains found anywhere on Earth. But the continent has not always looked like this. These extreme worlds were created when India collided with the rest of Asia 30 million years ago, shaping the continent as we know it today. Animals here have adapted to the extreme environments in almost unbelievable ways. [more inside]
Seven Worlds, One Planet: Antarctica Season 1, Episode 1
Antarctica - a land of survivors enduring the most hostile conditions on earth. 98 per cent of the mainland is covered by ice on which virtually nothing can live. [more inside]
Watchmen: She Was Killed by Space Junk Books Included Season 1, Episode 3
Following a late-night visit from the Senator who authored Masked Policing Legislation in Oklahoma, FBI agent Laurie Blake heads to Tulsa to take over the recent murder investigation. Far away, the Lord of the Estate draws unwelcome attention.
Supergirl: Dangerous Liaisons Season 5, Episode 5
Kara and William team up on an investigation that exposes a terrorist plot on the eve of the worldwide launch of Andrea Rojas' VR contact lenses. Meanwhile, Kelly and Alex celebrate an anniversary, but Alex's safety is in jeopardy. [more inside]
Batwoman: Mine Is a Long and Sad Tale Season 1, Episode 5
Alice takes Kate down the sad, winding road of her life in the days after the accident; Mary has an argument with Catherine that sends her looking for Kate at Wayne Tower, but she becomes unwelcome company for Luke. [more inside]
His Dark Materials: Lyra's Jordan Books Included Season 1, Episode 1
Orphan Lyra Belacqua's world is turned upside-down by her long-absent uncle's return from the north, while the glamorous Mrs Coulter visits Jordan College with a proposition. [more inside]
Star Trek: Enterprise: Harbinger Rewatch Season 3, Episode 15
Archer unravels a mysterious alien experiment, Reed endures a frustrating training experiment, and Trip contributes to a hands-on Vulcan experiment. [more inside]
For All Mankind: Nixon's Women Season 1, Episode 3
After the USSR lands the the first woman on the Moon, NASA scrambles to assemble a crop of women astronaut candidates, known as ASCANs. The candidates endure months of extremely difficult training, steadily winnowing their number. Women around the world are inspired by the Soviet cosmonaut and the NASA ASCANs.
For All Mankind: He Built the Saturn V Season 1, Episode 2
Director von Braun opposes President Nixon's directive, with dire consequences. [more inside]
For All Mankind: Red Moon Season 1, Episode 1
NASA is in crisis as the Soviets land the first man on the moon in 1969, the beginning of an alternate history. [more inside]
Six Feet Under: Untitled Season 4, Episode 12
A man is killed trying to rescue others from a malfunctioning elevator, and his long-divorced ex-wife is dismayed to find that she's responsible for making his funeral arrangements. Ruth and George have lunch with George's daughter Maggie. George begins talking to a woman who doesn't exist and announces he's taking up residence in the bomb shelter. Nate finds an inexplicable photo of Lisa in a book Lisa's niece Michaela gave him. David visits his abductor in prison. Claire has her work displayed in an art gallery show. Rico tells Vanessa he wants them to get back together, and Vanessa tells him she wants a divorce. [more inside]
We're almost at the end of our story. This episode will cover the final set of activity that the Special Counsel examines for possible obstruction of justice: the president's behavior towards his long time attorney Michael Cohen. Unlike the other possible acts of obstruction in Volume II, which mostly occur after Trump takes office, the relevant conduct towards Cohen spans the entire time period at issue in the Mueller investigation. It starts all the way back before the campaign. To Trump Tower Moscow. [more inside]
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. [more inside]
Queer Eye: We're in Japan!: Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
New places. New faces. New heartwarming journeys of self-care and courage--with the glam squad coming in for the hugs. [more inside]
In the leadup to the next season, the friends play two games that were made for the Emotional Mecha Game Jam. First, as several confused children playing games with a dying mech pilot from a battle long past, and then as a number of pilots losing a war against the season's big villains. This episode features Austin, Jack, Art, and Keith
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. [more inside]
RuPaul's Drag Race UK: Snatch Game Season 1, Episode 4
This week the queens take on the iconic Snatch Game challenge where they must deliver their best celebrity impersonations against a classic TV game show backdrop. [more inside]
The follow-up to Tana French’s bestselling debut In the Woods finds Detective Cassie Maddox shaken from the events of a dangerous murder investigation and working a desk job in Domestic Violence at police headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. She’s just settling into her new suits and a quieter, if less satisfying, life when she is called to the scene of a murder. Cassie looks at the victim, stabbed in the chest and left for dead in a ramshackle rural cottage, and finds her mirror image. Identification reveals the victim’s name is Lexie Madison—the very same handle Cassie once used as an undercover agent. [more inside]
BoJack Horseman: A Quick One, While He's Away Season 6, Episode 8
As BoJack comes to term with his life and actions, others dig into and expose his past. Hollyhock goes to a party in New York City, while Kelsey Jannings presents her pitch for a superhero movie with a woman's perspective. [Mid-season finale]
BoJack Horseman: The Face of Depression Season 6, Episode 7
BoJack travels around the country reconnecting with loved ones, while Mr. Peanutbutter embarks on his own national tour as the face of depression. Princess Carolyn sets a new work-life balance.
The Great British Bake Off: Final Season 10, Episode 10
The last three bakers face a signature, technical, and showstopper challenge, but one is named StarBaker of 2019. [more inside]
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. [more inside]
The Good Place: A Chip Driver Mystery Season 4, Episode 6
One of the new residents creates a division in the ranks.
BoJack Horseman: The Kidney Stays in the Picture Season 6, Episode 6
The assistants of Hollywoo go on strike. BoJack tries to help Doctor Champ. When Todd learns that his mother needs a kidney, Diane comes up with a plan. "Howdy, howdy! Welcome to Mike and Morgan's House of Organs! We handle all your matters, from keyboards to bladders."
BoJack Horseman: A Little Uneven, Is All Season 6, Episode 5
Doctor Champ tells BoJack it's time to leave rehab. ("BoHo go bye-bye for JoJo Pogo? That's a no-go, bro. Worth it.") Mr. Peanutbutter's reputation takes a hit. In Chicago, Diane wrestles with writer's block. ("The working title is, One Last Thing, and Then I Swear to God I'll Shut Up About This Forever: A Definitive Retrospective of the Choices We Make, People We Hurt, The Places We Go: Part One. How could it be part one if it's definitive?")
It's January 2018. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates are in a whole lot of trouble. The past is catching up to them. Three months earlier, they'd both been indicted on multiple felony counts and now it looks like there might be even more charges coming. Gates is getting nervous--they're facing many years in prison. Manafort tells Gates to relax. He's talked to the president's personal counsel. He says they're going to "take care of us." Manafort tells Gates he'd be stupid to plead guilty now, "just sit tight, we'll be taken care of." Gates wants to be crystal clear on what exactly Manafort's getting at. So he asks: Is the president going to pardon them? [more inside]
Twenty years after La Belle Sauvage, we're back with Lyra and Pan.
American Horror Story: The Lady in White Season 9, Episode 7
In which Brooke and Donna make a new friend, Montana finds an old friend, and two faces we haven't seen around these parts in a while make a welcome return, one of them in maybe the worst wig this show has ever produced (which is saying a lot, if we're being honest).
It's the first day of school! There are new friends to be made and plenty to explore! The teachers and staff are here to help with any problem that may arise! Just be sure to steer clear of Groundsy's hut... Please enjoy the first episode of The Adventure Zone: Graduation!
Jenny Slate's debut stand up-comedy special blends with home videos from her childhood and interviews of her with her family.
Six Feet Under: Bomb Shelter Season 4, Episode 11
A minivan carrying two distracted parents and their two youngest children takes a left turn into the path of a truck, and the remaining 20-year-old son of the family must arrange for the funeral of his parents and two siblings. Ruth plan to attend a tantric sex workshop is siderailed when George becomes obsessed with preparing for some form of future apocalypse. Brenda's hopes of having a child with Nate are shelved when Lisa's sister Barb learns about Lisa's actual burial arrangement and threatens to take Maya away from him. Margaret has an emergency hysterectomy. The sushi restaurant guy files a 500K lawsuit against David, which Keith settles out of court. Claire is incensed when Russell tries to take credit for her photo collage concept. And Rico is still objecting to Vanessa's going out on dates. [more inside]
Humans and their immediate ancestors were successful hunter-gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years, but in the last fifteen thousand years humans have gone from finding food to farming it, from seasonal camps to sprawling cities, from a few people to hordes. Drawing on her own fieldwork in the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and beyond, archeologist Brenna Hassett explores the long history of urbanization through revolutionary changes written into the bones of the people who lived it. For every major new lifestyle, another way of dying appeared. From the "cradle of civilization" in the ancient Near East to the dawn of agriculture on the American plains, skeletal remains and fossils show evidence of shorter lives, rotten teeth, and growth interrupted. The scarring on human skeletons reveals that getting too close to animals had some terrible consequences, but so did getting too close to too many other people. Each chapter of Built on Bones moves forward in time, discussing in depth humanity's great urban experiment. Hassett explains the diseases, plagues, epidemics, and physical dangers we have unwittingly unleashed upon ourselves throughout the urban past--and, as the world becomes increasingly urbanized, what the future holds for us. In a time when "Paleo" lifestyles are trendy and so many of us feel the pain of the city daily grind, this book asks the critical question: Was it worth it?
Six Feet Under: Black Forest Season 4, Episode 10
An enraged wife kicks her husband's prone body viciously and screams at him about his alcoholism, not realizing that he's already dead of blood alcohol poisoning. Ruth moves back home and reconciles with George, with certain conditions. Nate, Maya, and Brenda travel to Idaho for Lisa's interment ceremony. David gets broody about the prospect of marriage and children, and then gets into a fight with a jerk in a sushi restaurant. Claire experiments with a new photographic technique with Russell and develops things in the darkroom with Billy. Vanessa begins dating... despite Rico's objections. [more inside]
New Rose Hotel is a 1998 American cyberpunk erotic drama film co-written and directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe and Asia Argento. It is based on William Gibson's story of the same name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE Rewatch Season 4, Episode 24
Resuffer! For Halloween this year, we've moved an episode up an week. Spend All Hallow's Eve with us, Torgo and the gang! Previously. And we've got a whole bunch more Halloween stuff before and after at MST Club this week!
Prodigal Son: All Souls and Sadists Season 1, Episode 6
Ainsley confronts her family with her intention to interview her father. [more inside]
BoJack Horseman: Surprise! Season 6, Episode 4
Todd organizes a surprise wedding for Pickles and Mr. Peanutbutter, but the party quickly goes off the rails when Mr. Peanutbutter makes a confession. "What's with all this mid-century furniture so close to the ground?" "No one had to hide in the '50s?"
BoJack Horseman: Feel-good Story Season 6, Episode 3
Girl Croosh sends Diane on the road with rugged cameraman Guy and her video segments are climbing the social metrics ladder, but she balks when they ask her to produce more feel-good stories. "What an exciting, empowering time for you!"
A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
Arrow: Leap of Faith Season 8, Episode 3
Reunited with his sister, Oliver and Thea find themselves searching through a maze of catacombs. Meanwhile, John and Lyla partner on a special ops mission. [more inside]
The Flash: There Will Be Blood Season 6, Episode 4
Barry's efforts to prepare Cisco for Crisis are derailed when Cisco schemes to save Barry's life instead. Meanwhile, Ramsey Rosso uses his deadly new abilities to save his own life, while sacrificing his humanity in the process. [more inside]
First in the Dublin Murder series. You're twelve years old. It's the summer holiday. You're playing in the woods with your two best friends. Something happens. Something terrible. And the other two are never seen again. [more inside]
Limetown: Napoleon Season 1, Episode 4
The second survivor of Limetown reveals the saga of animal testing in the community.
BoJack Horseman: The New Client Season 6, Episode 2
When her nanny quits, Princess Carolyn struggles to balance the demands of work and parenting. Mr. Peanutbutter visits BoJack in rehab. "Have fun failing upwards!" "I always do!"
Mr. Robot: 404 Not Found Season 4, Episode 4
Elliot, Mr. robot, and Tyrell go walkin' in a winter wonderland. Darlene meets (a) (bad) Santa. Dom is DTF. [more inside]
Limetown: Rake Season 1, Episode 3
Lia and Mark visit Rake, Wyoming in search of the next Limetown survivor, but they're not prepared for the horrors they find.
Black Lightning: The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four: Lynn's Ouroboros Season 3, Episode 4
Jefferson faces new challenges due to the shocking state of Freeland. Lynn finds herself under intense pressure as she desperately tries to find a solution for the continuing crisis. [more inside]
Critical Role: The Beat of the Permaheart Season 2, Episode 82
The Mighty Nein continue their plunge into the Heirloom Sphere, seeking out a dangerous item whose destruction could change the tide in their fight against the Angel of Irons...
Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. [more inside]
We're taking a sick week and tossing up another live show from our most recent tour: Our maiden voyage to the good city Philadelphia. Unfortunately, we left that city worse off than we found it -- which is to say, covered in Beemen. We assume we will not be invited back.
Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.
The Good Place: The Podcast's host Marc Evan Jackson sits down with Jameela Jamil and writer Joe Mande to shoot the shirt about Season 4, Episode 5, "Employee of the Bearimy." Jameela talks about the faux-abusive email she sent to Mike Schur; Joe describes the green screen process behind filming Michael (Ted Danson) and Jason's (Manny Jacinto) hand car scene and reveals a writers' room Easter egg. They also talk about Jason Mantzoukas' insatiable impulse to ad-lib in scenes and the Easter eggs in the Bad Place that contain a Parks and Recreation crossover. [more inside]
Mrs. Fletcher: Empty Best Season 1, Episode 1
Single mom Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn) packs up her son Brendan (Jackson White) for college, and tries to figure out what's next. Mrs. Fletcher airs on HBO, and is adapted from Tom Perrotta's novel of the same name by Perrotta and director Nicole Holofcener. [more inside]
Star Trek: Enterprise: Stratagem Rewatch Season 3, Episode 14
Archer saw his homeworld destroyed! Degra built the weapon that did it! Now they're on the run together, because they are... The Defiant Ones! ... or are they? [more inside]
Daybreak: Josh vs the apocalypse: part 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
Los Angeles is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it's not all bad. In fact, for C-student Josh Wheeler, it's a big improvement.
From the same studio that produced Richard Viktorov’s diptych Moscow-Cassiopeia / Adolescents in the Universe comes this second teen-themed sci-fi adventure, in which three youngsters have to take command of a space flight when their adult captain comes down sick and is forced to quarantine himself. [more inside]
Supergirl: In Plain Sight Season 5, Episode 4
Kara's investigation into William Dey's "criminal" activities results in the shocking revelation he is not who she thinks. Meanwhile, the conflict between Malefic and J'onn J'onzz reaches a boiling point. [more inside]