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November 4

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 484: Griffy Griffy Bang Bang

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
posted by Tevin at 4:08 PM - 12 comments

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]
posted by jessamyn at 10:55 AM - 25 comments

Book: Faithful Place

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]
posted by jeather at 8:36 AM - 5 comments

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]
posted by ellieBOA at 1:33 AM - 3 comments

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]
posted by ellieBOA at 1:32 AM - 0 comments

November 3

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.
posted by JimBennett at 10:42 PM - 114 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:13 PM - 2 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:32 PM - 3 comments

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]
posted by adrianhon at 3:06 PM - 30 comments

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]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 12:16 PM - 3 comments

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.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:56 AM - 14 comments

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]
posted by adrianhon at 2:47 AM - 5 comments

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]
posted by Major Clanger at 12:04 AM - 10 comments

November 2

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]
posted by orange swan at 8:42 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Report: Part XIV: The Fixer Flips

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]
posted by General Malaise at 5:47 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Stories We Tell

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 10:16 AM - 1 comment

November 1

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:18 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: Friends at the Table: The Road to PARTIZAN 05: Ech0 & Dusk to Midnight

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
posted by fomhar at 4:42 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Take Shelter

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]
posted by MoonOrb at 3:20 PM - 3 comments

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]
posted by urbanlenny at 1:41 PM - 2 comments

Book: The Likeness

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]
posted by jeather at 12:30 PM - 11 comments

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]
posted by filthy light thief at 12:08 PM - 13 comments

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.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

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]
posted by miss-lapin at 4:17 AM - 46 comments

October 31

Movie: Last Days in Vietnam

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]
posted by MoonOrb at 10:12 PM - 2 comments

The Good Place: A Chip Driver Mystery  Season 4, Episode 6

One of the new residents creates a division in the ranks.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:34 PM - 72 comments

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."
posted by filthy light thief at 1:26 PM - 3 comments

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?")
posted by filthy light thief at 1:22 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: The Report: Part XIII: Pardons On The Table

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]
posted by General Malaise at 8:46 AM - 1 comment

Book: The Secret Commonwealth

Twenty years after La Belle Sauvage, we're back with Lyra and Pan.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:29 AM - 8 comments

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).
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:15 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 1 "Orientation"

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!
posted by Tevin at 5:46 AM - 51 comments

Movie: Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

Jenny Slate's debut stand up-comedy special blends with home videos from her childhood and interviews of her with her family.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:44 AM - 4 comments

October 30

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]
posted by orange swan at 9:13 PM - 2 comments

Book: Built on Bones

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?
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 8:56 PM - 3 comments

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]
posted by orange swan at 8:40 PM - 1 comment

Movie: New Rose Hotel

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.
posted by valkane at 8:26 PM - 9 comments

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!
posted by JHarris at 8:19 PM - 13 comments

Prodigal Son: All Souls and Sadists  Season 1, Episode 6

Ainsley confronts her family with her intention to interview her father. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 5:11 PM - 8 comments

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?"
posted by filthy light thief at 10:28 AM - 3 comments

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!"
posted by filthy light thief at 10:21 AM - 3 comments

October 29

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb at 8:01 PM - 15 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:19 PM - 6 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:04 PM - 4 comments

Book: In the Woods

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]
posted by jeather at 5:26 PM - 19 comments

Limetown: Napoleon  Season 1, Episode 4

The second survivor of Limetown reveals the saga of animal testing in the community.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:03 AM - 0 comments

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!"
posted by filthy light thief at 10:29 AM - 6 comments

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]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:22 AM - 15 comments

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.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:19 AM - 8 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:40 AM - 2 comments

October 28

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...
posted by booksherpa at 10:47 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Spring Breakers

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]
posted by MoonOrb at 9:02 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 483: Face 2 Face: Beemen

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.
posted by Tevin at 1:01 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Terminator: Dark Fate

Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future.
posted by cendawanita at 12:31 PM - 22 comments

Podcast: The Good Place: The Podcast: Ch. 44: Jameela Jamil, Actress | Joe Mande, Writer

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]
posted by bq at 10:14 AM - 4 comments

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]
posted by Etrigan at 8:23 AM - 2 comments

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]
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:44 AM - 3 comments

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.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:14 AM - 25 comments

Movie: The Big Space Travel

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]
posted by gusottertrout at 1:46 AM - 2 comments

October 27

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]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:49 PM - 4 comments