Each post contains a brief plot summary. You can turn them off if you're worried about spoilers. Just click this: Hide Post Descriptions.

January 7

Babylon 5: Infection  Season 1, Episode 4

[standalone episode] Franklin's terrible doctor friends brings terrible space artifacts and terribly experiments on them with no protection, which turns someone on board into a terrible superpowered space-Nazi. "The one trick Earth hasn't been able to crack. The ability to create living ships that thrive in the vacuum of space..." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 6:42 PM - 9 comments

Vikings: Homeland  Season 5, Episode 3

Celebrations are cut short in the aftermath of the battle at York; Ragnar Lothbrok's sons are pitted against each other as tensions reach an all-time high, and each one is forced to choose a side. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:34 PM - 2 comments

Babylon 5: Born to the Purple  Season 1, Episode 3

[mostly crisis-of-the-week] Londo falls in love with Adira, a Centauri dancer... but she is a (literal) slave to someone who wants Londo's priceless Purple Files (aka Centauri Blackmail Material). Meanwhile, someone is using the ultra-privileged Gold Channel for surreptitious communications. "What do you want, you moon-faced assassin of joy?" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 5:02 PM - 2 comments

Grown-ish: Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe  Season 1, Episode 2

Zoey learns a valuable lesson about the dangers of Adderall abuse. Viewers learn that stalking is funny. Zoey apologizes to Ana.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 11:37 AM - 3 comments

Movie: The Day After Tomorrow

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City, to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.
posted by phunniemee at 11:15 AM - 37 comments

January 6

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Nathaniel Needs My Help!  Season 3, Episode 8

Rebecca decides to "help" Nathaniel with his family life. Paula decides to "help" Darryl get a donated egg. Lourdes wants to kick Josh out of the house. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 6:08 PM - 3 comments

Steven Universe: Jungle Moon  Season 5, Episode 12

Stevonnie has a strange dream stranded on a jungle moon.
posted by Small Dollar at 1:06 PM - 30 comments

Steven Universe: Lars of the Stars  Season 5, Episode 11

Steven and Connie send Lars a care package... IN SPACE!
posted by Small Dollar at 1:05 PM - 9 comments

The End Of The F***ing World: Season 1 (all episodes)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Two disaffected teens get in a lot of trouble. An eight-episode adaptation of Charles Forsman's graphic novel. On Netflix.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:29 AM - 17 comments

Grown-ish: Late Registration  Season 1, Episode 1

Zoey Johnson is going to college! Can she and her new friends navigate family expectations, drunken parties, the lure of Adderall addiction, and, for some inexplicable reason, midnight classes as they make the transition to adulthood? Can series creator Kenya Barris pull off a spinoff of his hit series black-ish? Can this show appeal to actual young people, as opposed to middle-aged losers (ie me) who are nostalgic for A Different World and Undeclared? With this episode, we start to find out. [more inside]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 8:10 AM - 6 comments

Movie: Molly's Game

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
posted by ellieBOA at 8:05 AM - 10 comments

January 5

Top Chef: This Is Not Glamping  Season 15, Episode 5

In a competition first, Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game. After the shock wears off, the chefs are sent camping to make a 5-star meal outdoors, only to learn an unexpected storm welcomes them with a fresh blanket of snow forcing them to pull out every trick in their playbooks. With only a few heat sources and limited local ingredients, the chefs must get resourceful if they want to remain in the running. Chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the beautiful but chilly Colorado Mountains. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell at 4:46 PM - 11 comments

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Preseason  First Watch   Season 3 (Full Season)

The trailer for All Stars Season 3 has been released, revealing this season's cast (well, all but one of them). Pre-season hype and speculation goes here! No spoilers, please. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire at 1:19 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Greatest Showman

A musical about American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:33 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People: 92. Wisdom From The Bushman

Unsure of her future, a young German woman finds herself in Australia picking cherries with a group of ex-cons & social outcasts. She passes the phone to a fellow picker and mentor of sorts who opens up about finding solace in the wilderness. He shares some practical tips, like how to hunt and cook wild pig. Hint: Don't use a fishing spear. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 3:37 AM - 0 comments

January 4

Movie: Bushwick

In a Brooklyn neighborhood, 20-year-old Lucy [Brittany Snow] and war veteran Stupe [Dave Bautista] must cross a treacherous five blocks to escape an invading military force. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:31 PM - 16 comments

The Good Place: Leap to Faith  Season 2, Episode 8

A promotion means it's time for the Good Place experiment to end, or is it? Also, Mindy gets a thank you present. [more inside]
posted by zachlipton at 6:06 PM - 59 comments

Movie: I, Tonya

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
posted by phunniemee at 5:18 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Setup - Amnesty

We're moving on to a new game, new genre and new world as we continue our run of experimental mini-arcs! This time around, Griffin's back in the saddle as GM as we play the Horror-Lite RPG Monster of the Week! Join us in this setup episode if you want to hear about this arc's setting, and get the 411 on our new characters.
posted by nubs at 4:10 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People: 30. Shopping at the Face Depot

This week's caller is a linguist who teaches Geth all about the "corpora." In case that's too nerdy for you, hang around for the story about a first date that was captured on a Coast Guard thermal camera. And if you're still not satisfied, we'll take you shopping at the Face Depot. [more inside]
posted by progosk at 10:38 AM - 1 comment

Movie: I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

And that is the title. Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) wants people to stop being assholes. After her home is burglarized, she sets out to right a wrong. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine at 8:22 AM - 6 comments

Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
posted by frimble at 4:33 AM - 38 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Gravity  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 13

Or: "The One Where Voyager Finally, Actually, Really Runs Out of Shuttlecraft (J/K, Not Really)" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:02 AM - 10 comments

January 3

The X-Files: My Struggle III  Season 11, Episode 1

Picking up after the last event series’ cliffhanger, Mulder and Scully learn that they aren’t the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on it. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie at 10:12 PM - 44 comments

Movie: Brawl in Cell Block 99

A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:40 AM - 5 comments

McMafia: Episode Two  Season 1, Episode 2

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:36 AM - 0 comments

McMafia: Episode One  Season 1, Episode 1

Alex Godman has spent his life trying to avoid the shadow of his family's criminal past, but when tragedy strikes, he is drawn into the world of international crime. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:34 AM - 0 comments

Runaways: Doomsday  Season 1, Episode 9

Frank tries to be helpful. Everyone's feelings come out at the dance. The Pride continues the Marvel Streaming Universe supervillain tradition of digging a really big hole.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:33 AM - 4 comments

January 2

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE TOUCH OF SATAN  Season 9, Episode 8

"'The Touch of Satan' makes 'Rosemary's Baby' look like a Sunday school picnic!" - LA Free Press A guy falls in love with a weird gal who enchants him by telling him, of a lake, "This is where the fish lives!" Unfortuately, it turns out she's an actual enchantress, that is to say a witch, in turn to say Of The Devil, aka Gorgo and Mormo, and her gramma's both her sister and a murderer, or, as one character terms them, "fromakidal maniacs." Yet another movie not to expect a happy ending from. This is the episode where "Deadly" Beez McKeever babysits Observer (who she calls "Brian") and Bobo (who she thinks is a dog), in some particularly beloved host segments. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered July 11, 1998. 18 episodes left. Zaa! [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 10:41 PM - 17 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 387: TWO THOUSAND AND LATE-TEEN

That's not what we ended up calling the year, by the way. Though, following our grand tradition, we did end up spending about 20 minutes trying to figure out the definitive them for 2018. So ... enjoy that? Suggested talking points: The Naming of 2018, FacePics, Twice at the Denny's, Fresh Butt Dead Drop, Mail vs. Garbage, Locked Cold Room Mystery
posted by Tevin at 10:19 AM - 16 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 172 - So It's Come To This... (12/31/18)

... a Chapo clip show. A look back on the epic garbage dumpster trash shit tire fire year that was 2017 featuring some of our favorite moments, some new commentary and a special guest appearance from Brendan. Happy New Year! [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 4:38 AM - 1 comment

January 1

The Gifted: 3 X 1  Season 1, Episode 11

As tensions heat up among the team at Mutant HQ, no one knows who they can trust. Fearing for his family's safety, Reed rethinks their future at the compound. Meanwhile, Dr. Campbell proposes improved program to Jace that could change everything. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:19 PM - 3 comments

Lucifer: City of Angels?  Season 3, Episode 11

In a flashback episode that takes place when Lucifer first came to L.A, Amenadiel comes to retrieve his fallen brother, but is shocked when he is mugged. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:03 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica!  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 12

The Adventures of Captain Proton, Chapter 18: "Bride of Chaotica" The evil Dr. Chaotica kidnaps Constance Goodheart and plans to sacrifice her to Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People. Captain Proton travels millions of miles to Planet X, where he will invade the Fortress of Doom. Chaotica fires his fiendish death ray--certain death for Proton, as his rocket ship bursts into flames. "We didn't burst into flames in the last chapter. Why are these recaps always so inaccurate?" [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:16 PM - 9 comments

Babylon 5: Soul Hunter  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 2

A Soul Hunter arrives on Babylon 5, to collect a soul. The Minbari, who believe in reincarnation, are especially appalled, but all aliens hate Soul Hunters--while humans have no knowledge of it. "A quaint lie, pretty fantasy. The soul ends with death, unless we act to preserve it." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 1:11 PM - 7 comments

December 31

Movie: My Happy Family

Tbilisi, Georgia, 2016: In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents' home and live alone. Without her family and her husband, a journey into the unknown begins. [more inside]
posted by k8t at 2:55 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Now You See Me

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
posted by ellieBOA at 1:46 PM - 17 comments

December 29

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Based on a book by Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Frayed Knot at 7:39 PM - 33 comments

Book: Station Eleven

Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Travelling Symphony. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:24 AM - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Candlenights in Tacoma!

Our heroes reconvene at an important site from their storied past to traverse a perilous dungeon. What awaits them is far more deadly than they could have imagined -- and far more ... festive?
posted by Cash4Lead at 11:16 AM - 4 comments

Black Mirror: Black Museum  Season 4, Episode 6

On a dusty stretch of highway, a traveler stumbles across a museum that boasts rare criminal artifacts -- and a disturbing main attraction.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:18 AM - 37 comments

Black Mirror: Metalhead  Season 4, Episode 5

At an abandoned warehouse, scavengers searching for supplies encounter a ruthless foe and flee for their lives through a bleak wasteland.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:17 AM - 48 comments

Black Mirror: Hang the DJ  Season 4, Episode 4

Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system's logic.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:16 AM - 43 comments

Black Mirror: Crocodile  Season 4, Episode 3

Architect Mia scrambles to keep a dark secret under wraps, while insurance investigator Shazia harvests people's memories of a nearby accident scene.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:15 AM - 55 comments

Black Mirror: Arkangel  Season 4, Episode 2

Worried about her daughter's safety, single mom Marie signs up for a cutting-edge device that monitors the girl's whereabouts -- and much more
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:14 AM - 30 comments

Black Mirror: USS Callister  Season 4, Episode 1

Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:11 AM - 77 comments

December 28

Cable Girls: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Spanish-language period piece follows four new telephone operators in 1928 Madrid. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 10:36 PM - 2 comments

Top Chef: Little Tools, Big Challenge  Season 15, Episode 4

The chefs channel their inner child to make upscale versions of kid menu classics for Curtis Stone, Padma, and kids of local culinarians. But there’s a catch, they can only use child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers creating more than pint-sized problems. Then, after a visit to a food incubator assisting immigrant women, the chefs must dig deep into their roots to present dishes based on their own heritage for Immigrant food influencers, including Alon Shaya, Nilou Motamed and Mourad Lahlou. (Summary from Bravo)
posted by duffell at 7:18 PM - 16 comments

Babylon 5: Midnight on the Firing Line  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

On the Earth-led station Babylon 5: The Narn invade Ragesh 3 in a sneak attack, to retake it from Centauri. Raiders are a problem near Babylon 5. The Earth Alliance elects its president. "Blood calls out for blood." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:07 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Cthulhu

A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reacquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. The expectations placed on him by his family pile up, and he learns that home is never really what we remembered it to be. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:41 PM - 4 comments

Travelers: 001  Season 2, Episode 12

Traveler 001 stays one step ahead of MacLaren's team... (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:07 PM - 17 comments

Movie: Ben-Hur

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.
posted by frimble at 12:43 PM - 5 comments

Travelers: Simon  Season 2, Episode 11

An incoherent homeless man turns out to be a brilliant but delusional traveler who knows the identity of the team's powerful nemesis, Traveler 001. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:14 PM - 9 comments

Runaways: Tsunami  Season 1, Episode 8

The Pride has a get-together at the Stein house. Robert Minoru shows off his dad bod. Molly finds a piece of ancient technology.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:17 AM - 11 comments

Travelers: 21C  Season 2, Episode 10

The travelers guard a little girl who has a big future, while Marcy recalls more than expected when she attempts a procedure to recover her memory. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:39 AM - 10 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Latent Image  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 11

Or: "One of Our Hologram's Memories Is Missing" [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 6:31 AM - 8 comments

December 27

Travelers: Update  Season 2, Episode 9

Philip attends a disturbing historical update session. MacLaren's wife has a medical emergency, and Trevor learns something shocking about his host. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 9:49 PM - 10 comments

Travelers: Traveler 0027  Season 2, Episode 8

MacLaren and his team are summoned to the formal hearing of Traveler 0027, who is charged with undermining both the Director and the Grand Plan. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:38 PM - 6 comments

Travelers: 17 Minutes  Season 2, Episode 7

When the team is wiped out during a mission to a remote lake, a traveler repeatedly transfers into a nearby skydiver to make a frantic rescue attempt. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:39 PM - 15 comments

Travelers: U235  Season 2, Episode 6

Outflanked by members of the Faction, MacLaren's team races to acquire uranium, bring the Director back on line, and halt the spread of the pandemic. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:24 PM - 3 comments