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October 17

Saturday Night Live: Rami Malek / Young Thug  Season 47, Episode 3

New Movie / New Album [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 2:15 AM - 15 comments

October 16

Movie: I Am a Ghost

Emily, a troubled spirit, haunts her own house every day, wondering why she can't leave. With the help of Sylvia, a clairvoyant hired to rid the house of spirits, Emily is forced into a 'patient/therapist' relationship, uncovering disturbing mysteries about her past that may help her move on to 'the next place.' [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:22 PM - 1 comment

Project Runway: A Colorful Return  Season 19, Episode 1

The season premiere begins at the iconic Lincoln Center where Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, and Brandon Maxwell welcome a talented group of new designers eager to show the world their skills and creativity. In a Project Runway first, the designers will be split into two teams living and working separately to create mini-collections celebrating color. The competition comes to a head on the day of the runway show when they reunite hoping their team is victorious while someone from the losing team will be going home. [more inside]
posted by essexjan at 1:41 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Long Gone

Story of the Tampico Stogies, a low minor-league baseball team, and its star player and manager, Stud Cantrell (William Peterson), as they battle for the league championship amidst the corruption and racism of the American south. Possibly the most underrated baseball movie ever made. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:12 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Sugar

Follows the story of Miguel Santos, a. k. a. Sugar (Algenis Perez Soto), a Dominican pitcher from San Pedro de Macorís, struggling to make it to the big leagues and pull himself and his family out of poverty. Playing professionally at a baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, Miguel finally gets his break at age 19 when he advances to the United States' minor league system; but when his play on the mound falters, he begins to question the single-mindedness of his life's ambition. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:44 AM - 1 comment

Amphibia: Thai Feud/Adventures in Catsitting  Season 3, Episode 3

Thai Feud: The Plantars are guests in the Boonchuy home for now, but Sprig wants to be part of Anne's family like how Anne is part of the Plantars'. He unwisely resolves to do something about a rival food truck that's taken to parking outside the Boonchuy's restaurant. Adventures in Catsitting: It's been a week since Anne returned to Earth and her parents' house with her favorite frogs, and Hop Pop suspects they're overstaying their welcome. Desperate for him and his family to pull their weight, they volunteer to take family cat Domino to the vet. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:16 AM - 2 comments

Leverage: Redemption: The Muddy Waters Job  Season 1, Episode 15

"The Leverage team infiltrates an oil rig and a small-town trial to find evidence that a corrupt oil CEO is hiding a dangerous oil leak in the gulf, causing illnesses along the spill zone." Better recap: Harry comes to the team when his ex-wife's current husband, who he thinks is a decent oil CEO, is in trouble. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:36 AM - 4 comments

Supernatural: A Little Slice of Kevin  Season 8, Episode 7

Crowley, who is determined to have the Word of God translated, has kidnapped Kevin and all the prophets-to-be who are potentially able to read it, and an old friend of Sam and Dean's reappears to help with the rescue effort. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 8:02 AM - 4 comments

Leverage: Redemption: The Great Train Job  Season 1, Episode 14

"Two local farmers are targeted by a hate group, but something more poisonous on the farm leads Team Leverage to a crooked green energy innovator and an old-fashioned Train Heist." (Disclaimer: the very beginning of the episode features gay-bashing, then turns into something entirely different after the first five minutes, involving a fake battery scheme.) [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:40 AM - 7 comments

October 15

Movie: Needle in a Timestack

Nick (Leslie Odom) and Janine (Cynthia Erivo) live in marital bliss until Janine's ex-husband (Orlando Bloom) warps time to try to tear them apart. As Nick's memories disappear, he must decide what he's willing to sacrifice in order to hold onto - or let go of - everything he loves. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:23 PM - 17 comments

Special Event: 2021 MLB baseball playoffs: ALCS RedSox v Astros; NLCS Dodgers v Braves

Time for the MLB baseball semifinals, the National League Championship Series (LA Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves) and the American League Championship Series (Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros)!
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:01 PM - 33 comments

What We Do in the Shadows: The Wellness Center  Season 3, Episode 8

Nandor is persuaded to reject vampirism and pursue a healthier lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 4:23 PM - 21 comments

Foundation: Upon Awakening  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 5

A flashback reveals the origin of Gaal’s conflict between faith and science. The standoff on Terminus takes an unfortunate turn.
posted by rodlymight at 3:36 PM - 15 comments

Movie: Green Lantern

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the first human ever recruited. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:54 PM - 23 comments

Doom Patrol: 1917 Patrol  Season 3, Episode 6

Rita goes back in time, and everyone else has an epiphany, except for Cliff, who thinks he's having an epiphany, but is just addicted to video poker.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 8:22 AM - 15 comments

The Morning Show: Ghosts  Season 2, Episode 5

The UBA team head to Vegas, where past misdeeds continue to haunt them.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:37 AM - 2 comments

American Horror Story: Blue Moon  Season 10, Episode 9

Eisenhower is pressured to make a Faustian bargain that would have unimaginable repercussions. Meanwhile, in the present day, Kendall and her friends learn the truth about American history.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:47 AM - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Force of Nature  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 9

Data and Geordi join forces to confront the challenges of besting Geordi's rival and training Data's misbehaving cat. Meanwhile, all interstellar travel everywhere is threatened. But about the cat… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:43 AM - 14 comments

Supernatural: Southern Comfort  Season 8, Episode 6

Sam and Dean team up with Garth to hunt down a specter that's possessing people and turning their minor grudges against others into murderous rage. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 3:26 AM - 3 comments

October 14

Leverage: Redemption: The Hurricane Job  Season 1, Episode 13

"Stuck together during a massive hurricane, Eliot and Parker must stop a band of corrupt cops who have taken over a small hotel, and find what the cops are searching for, before it’s too late."
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:07 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 12

The Infinite Clam: Part Six Amber, Devo and Zoox face off against foes both tangible and cerebral, within and without, ancient and new. The Infinite Clam's power is harnessed at great cost. Additional music in this episode: "Phased Drops" by Michael Carrier
posted by ardgedee at 4:10 PM - 7 comments

Movie: Donnie Darko

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager (Jake Gyllenhaal) is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:47 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Halloween Kills

Picking up minutes after the last installment, Michael Myers manages to free himself from Laurie's trap and his ritual bloodbath resumes. Laurie inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster. The Strode women join a group of other survivors of Michael's first rampage who decide to take matters into their own hands, forming a vigilante mob that sets out to hunt Michael down, once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:24 PM - 26 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: First First Contact  Season 2, Episode 10

[Season finale] The ship takes it all off, baby. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:18 AM - 30 comments

Supernatural: Blood Brother  Season 8, Episode 5

Benny, the vampire who helped Dean escape from Purgatory, calls on Dean for help, and together they go after the nest led by the vampire that turned Benny. Sam thinks back to his life before Dean returned. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 7:38 AM - 4 comments

October 13

Movie: The Red Shoes

In this classic drama, Vicky Page is an aspiring ballerina torn between her dedication to dance and her desire to love. While her imperious instructor, Boris Lermontov, urges to her to forget anything but ballet, Vicky begins to fall for the charming young composer Julian Craster. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 11:15 PM - 7 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: The Bullet Blondes  Season 7, Episode 1

The Legends are trapped in 1925 when someone uses a future Waverider to blow up their Waverider. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:52 PM - 4 comments

Leverage: Redemption: The Golf Job  Season 1, Episode 12

"An old friend visits, sparking a self-doubting Harry to uncover an unlikely client on the links at his exclusive golf club." Directed by Noah Wyle.
posted by brainwane at 9:50 AM - 8 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Adventure of the Cheap Flat  Season 2, Episode 8

Poirot attempts to intercept a glamorous night club singer-turned-spy who has stolen secret submarine plans from the US navy, before they fall into the hands of Italy's fascists.
posted by Carillon at 9:23 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Muppets Haunted Mansion

On Halloween night, Gonzo and Pepe ditch Kermit’s annual Halloween party to instead spend a night in the Haunted Mansion of Disney Park fame [more inside]
posted by jazon at 5:30 AM - 4 comments

Supernatural: Bitten  Season 8, Episode 4

Sam and Dean come across a video made by three college kids whose lives were turned upside down by a werewolf attack. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:28 AM - 3 comments

October 12

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 12, Episode 4

The cake layers stack up in an elegant and challenging bake for dessert week. There's also a spherical celebration cake and a technical where success lies in precise decoration.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:02 PM - 30 comments

Movie: The Poughkeepsie Tapes

In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of sequential tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 4:37 PM - 7 comments

Only Murders in the Building: Double Time  Season 1, Episode 9

With the residents growing upset at the building’s negative publicity, the trio faces a revolt. Charles is visited by an old colleague who sheds light on his past. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels at 4:26 PM - 31 comments

Leverage: Redemption: The Jackal Job  Season 1, Episode 11

"The Leverage team explores the failing memory of a legendary grifter to try and find her greatest score before her abusive Elder Guardian gets his hands on it and takes over her life."
posted by brainwane at 6:45 AM - 8 comments

Supernatural: Heartache  Season 8, Episode 3

Sam and Dean investigate a series of murders in which the victims have gotten their hearts ripped out. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:02 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Jack Be Nimble

In this New Zealand gothic, twins Jack and Dora are adopted by different families as toddlers. As young adults they find each other, but years of abuse have changed Jack. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 12:15 AM - 1 comment

October 11

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Misinformation Among Immigrant Communities  Season 8, Episode 26

This week.... Idaho's Lieutenant Governor issued an executive order forbidding vaccine mandates, even though the Governor is opposed it. It turns out OAN, which has been covered by the show before, owes a lot of its existence to AT&T, the same AT&T that's Last Week's Tonight's abdicating business-daddy, which John Oliver cuts them no slack over. And Now: "Fox & Friends'" Brian Kilmeade Likes Christopher Columbus Way, Way Too Much. Main story (YouTube, 20 minutes) : Misinformation as it spreads through immigrant diaspora communities, for although more than 90% of Facebook monthly users are outside the U.S. and Canada, only 13% of hours the company has spent on monitoring information is focused outside the U.S. LWT made some memeable pass-around videos to try to spread the word about not spreading misinformation on the internet, available at bettermorningmessages.com. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 9:37 PM - 3 comments

Movie: There's Someone Inside Your House

The graduating class at Osborne High is being targeted by a masked killer who reveals their guilty secrets after he kills them.
posted by miss-lapin at 8:23 PM - 4 comments

Y: The Last Man: My Mother Saw A Monkey  Season 1, Episode 7

Kimberly uncovers a secret. 355 and Allison reach an understanding. Yorick stumbles on a mysterious town where things are not what they seem.
posted by bunderful at 5:04 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Stanleyville

Maria Barzan leaves her entire life behind when she is offered the chance to participate in a competition that will reveal her true self. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:45 PM - 1 comment

Leverage: Redemption: The Unwellness Job  Season 1, Episode 10

"The Leverage team sets out to discredit a lifestyle and wellness guru targeting desperate people and peddling snake oil instead of actual medicine." (Directed by Noah Wyle.)
posted by brainwane at 9:40 AM - 11 comments

Movie: The Starling

A woman adjusting to life after a loss contends with a feisty bird that's taken over her garden -- and a husband who's struggling to find a way forward. (Streaming on Netflix) [more inside]
posted by mefireader at 9:34 AM - 1 comment

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Attached  Rewatch   Season 7, Episode 8

After escaping imprisonment on an alien world, Picard and Dr. Crusher find that their thoughts are connected by brain implants. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r at 6:23 AM - 16 comments

Supernatural: What's Up, Tiger Mommy?  Season 8, Episode 2

After saving Kevin's mother from the demons who have her under surveillance, she, Sam, Dean, and Kevin go after the Word of God which is being auctioned off by Plutus, the god of greed. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 4:50 AM - 4 comments

Amphibia: Hop 'Til You Drop/Turning Point  Season 3, Episode 2

Hop 'Til You Drop: The Plantars are excited to explore Anne's world, but are ignorant of its own kinds of dangers. Anne figures the best thing to do is to drop them in the deep end at the most chaotic place she can think of: the mall. Turning Point: In Amphibia, after Anne and the Plantars were sent to Earth, Sasha and Captain Grime escape from Andrias' castle and hide out in Wartwood, but are soon tracked there by a robot scout. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 2:01 AM - 2 comments

October 10

Grey's Anatomy: Season 18  Season 18 (Full Season)

They're really doing this: even more Grey's Anatomy. And this season, they've decided to move on to a "fictional near future in which the pandemic is over."
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:38 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Poser

Lennon exists timidly on the sidelines of the thriving Columbus, Ohio indie music scene, yearning to be able to express herself confidently and passionately. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 3:08 PM - 1 comment

What We Do in the Shadows: The Siren  Season 3, Episode 7

Two travelers are shipwrecked and a doll runs away from home. [more inside]
posted by gladly at 10:26 AM - 12 comments

Supernatural: We Need to Talk About Kevin  Season 8, Episode 1

One year after the fight with the Leviathans, Dean escapes from Purgatory. After reuniting with Sam, they find out that Kevin has escaped Crowley with another Word of God that may hold the key to closing the gates of Hell forever. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 5:56 AM - 7 comments

Saturday Night Live: Kim Kardashian / Halsey  Season 47, Episode 2

The noted billionaire hosts for the first time. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 1:17 AM - 20 comments

October 9

Movie: Shapeless

Ivy is a New Orlean lounge singer who struggles with trying to keep symptoms of a mysterious illness in check.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:09 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Alison's Birthday

During a ouija board session, teenage Alison is warned something terrible awaits her during her 19th birthday.
posted by miss-lapin at 3:32 PM - 1 comment

The Morning Show: Kill the Fatted Calf  Season 2, Episode 4

A potential tabloid leak creates moral complications. A debate-moderator role becomes hotly contested. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 7:31 AM - 6 comments

Supernatural: Survival of the Fittest  Season 7, Episode 23

Sam and Dean make a plan to storm Dick Roman's corporate headquarters and kill him once and for all, with help from Castiel and Meg, and providing Bobby doesn't get to Dick first. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 6:11 AM - 4 comments

October 8

Leverage: Redemption: The Bucket Job  Season 1, Episode 9

The Leverage team's holiday good deed goes awry when their attempt tp give a small-town librarian the spy-thriller adventure of a lifetime is interrupted by a shadowy spy organization. (Guest starring Levar Burton, directed by Beth Riesgraf)
posted by oh yeah! at 7:43 PM - 18 comments

Foundation: Barbarians at the Gate  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 4

Salvor faces off with an enemy of the Empire. Brothers Day and Dusk are at odds, while Brother Dawn wrestles with his truth. [more inside]
posted by rodlymight at 7:05 PM - 14 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 11

The Infinite Clam: Part Five The crew of the Coriolis approach the anomaly that has trapped them in their current bivalve environ. Amber takes a dive. Devo exercises surprising restraint. Zoox experiences a metaphysical identity crisis.
posted by ardgedee at 5:22 PM - 8 comments

Ghosts: Pilot; Hello! (episodes 1 and 2)  Season 1, Episode 1

Samantha and Jay throw both caution and money to the wind when they decide to convert a rundown country estate they inherited into a bed & breakfast -- only to find it's inhabited by the many opinionated spirits of deceased residents who now call it home. (CBS remake of the BBC original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:01 PM - 3 comments

Supernatural: There Will Be Blood  Season 7, Episode 22

To kill Dick Roman, Sam and Dean need the blood of an Alpha Vampire, but their efforts to acquire it are complicated by the fact that Dick knows what they're up to and has sent some of his leviathans after them. [more inside]
posted by orange swan at 7:53 AM - 8 comments