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December 7

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DEADLY BEES  Season 9, Episode 5

"hives of horror! Excited by the smell of fear they inflict their fatal stings!" A British singer collapses on television and is sent to the countryside to recuperate. I guess she shouldn't have used AirB&B. Also apparently the British take forever to investigate anything. This episode is infamously unavailable commercially by any means, not YouTube, DVD, Video on Demand or streaming; it's one of those final few episodes where the copyright owners seem almost affronted at the temerity of that Midwest puppet show at making fun of their movie and have refused to license it for release. In subplot news, the other Observers are back and try to take Brain Guy away. Pearl and Bobo's attempts at getting him to stay is as close to touching as this deeply ridiculous show ever gets. Premiered May 9, 1998. 21 episodes left. (guy with bowler hat appears mysteriously, nods, and walks off into distance) [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 6:18 AM - 12 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Once Upon a Time  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 5

Good night moon… Good night shuttlecraft… Good night ion storm… Good night Mom, buried under the moon… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:27 AM - 8 comments

December 6

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 5  Season 3, Episode 5

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:29 PM - 4 comments

Peaky Blinders: Dangerous   Season 4, Episode 4

An epic gangster drama set in the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:26 PM - 2 comments

Supernatural: The Scorpion and the Frog  Season 13, Episode 8

The Winchesters agree to steal a trunk belonging to a demon in exchange for a spell they can use to find Jack. [more inside]
posted by terilou at 2:09 PM - 9 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99  Season 5, Episode 9

Official Fox synopsis: "While the precinct is in Los Angeles to attend a funeral, Capt. Holt learns that he has been chosen to run for Chief Commissioner of the NYPD."
posted by rewil at 10:34 AM - 18 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Beebo the God of War  Season 3, Episode 9

Rattled by recent events, the Legends dive into work which finds them investigating an anachronism in a Viking settlement in the New World. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:10 AM - 13 comments

December 5

The Flash: Don't Run  Season 4, Episode 9

With Caitlin and Barry abducted by different villains, Iris must choose who to save. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:58 PM - 10 comments

The Walking Dead: Time for After  Season 8, Episode 7

Negan has to enlist the help of his lieutenants in solving a huge issue facing the Sanctuary; Rick and the group continue to enact the plan.
posted by LizBoBiz at 1:17 PM - 2 comments

The Gifted: outfoX  Season 1, Episode 9

The team develops a risky plan to help mutants who are in Sentinel Services' custody. Reed reveals details to Andy and Lauren about the Struckers' family history that could prove to be a game-changer. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:24 AM - 7 comments

December 4

Lucifer: The Sinnerman  Season 3, Episode 9

Lucifer is worried when he realizes that recipients of his favors start to turn up dead. Meanwhile, Detective Pierce returns to work, Charlotte starts a new career, Maze is back in town, and Dr. Linda and Amenadiel have an interesting session. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:56 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: Pod Save America: “Our lawyer wrote this title.” (LIVE from Sacramento)

Trump tweets about his crimes, and Republicans pass a tax bill that will define the 2018 elections. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, and Erin Gloria Ryan join Jon, Jon, Tommy, and Dan on stage live from Sacramento, California. Elsewhere in the Crooked Media universe... [more inside]
posted by asteria at 2:37 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Mudbound

Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after war.
posted by octothorpe at 11:59 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
posted by pharm at 11:33 AM - 3 comments

Ghosted: Haunted Hayride  Season 1, Episode 8

Max and Leroy are sent to find out if a young girl who disappeared during a haunted hayride was the result of paranormal activity or something more benign. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:35 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 383: Fins Up

For reasons beyond our understanding, we were able to have Jimmy Buffett on this episode of My Brother, My Brother and Me. Jimmy Buffett looked at all the opportunities available to him, the real Jimmy Buffett, and decided that a good expenditure of his time was to be a guest on our podcast. We are eternally grateful. Suggested talking points: Thorwatch 2017, Bathrobe Perimeter, Double Vampire, Popcorn Dupe, NCIS Party, GUESTSPERT JIMMY BUFFETT
posted by Tevin at 9:38 AM - 15 comments

Podcast: Chapo Trap House: Episode 164 - The Deficit Rag (12/4/17)

Matt, Will, Virgil and Felix ponder the tax bill and many reasons for despair. Then, they lighten the mood by talking about Jared's bar mitzvah at the Haim Saban forum and a new behind the scenes look at our president's fast food based diet. Plus Trumpy Bear. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote at 8:31 AM - 5 comments

Glitch: Season Two (All Episodes)  Season 2 (Full Season)

The Australian Broadcasting Company/Netflix show returns for season two, delivering several answers to the ongoing mystery of how the "risen" might have returned from the dead, even as many more questions arise.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:47 AM - 11 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: In the Flesh  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 4

So ya/ Thought ya/ Might like to catch up on the show/ To feel the warm thrill of confusion/ That Academy cadet glow/ Tell me is something eluding you, Starfleet?/ Is Boothby not what you expected to see?/ If you want to find out what's behind these odd eyes/ You'll just have to scan your way through this disguise! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:53 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: Hello from the Magic Tavern: Season 2, Ep 38 - Treasure Chest (w/ Travis McElroy)

This large treasure chest has just been sitting near our table for years. Let's open it. [more inside]
posted by FallowKing at 3:07 AM - 2 comments

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Little Guy, Black Hair  Season 2, Episode 8

With evil forces converging, Dirk Gently must take charge to rescue the feuding Brotzman siblings from certain death. While in Bergsberg, Panto offers Bart a better life, as Farah and the police contend with the disappearance of Todd and Dirk. [more inside]
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:27 AM - 10 comments

December 3

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Orientation parts 1 and 2  Season 5, Episode 1

Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that's just the beginning of the nightmare to come.
posted by rednikki at 9:23 PM - 20 comments

Dark: Alpha and Omega (Alpha und Omega)  Season 1, Episode 10

Peter gets a shock. Jonas learns the truth about his family, but there are more surprises still to come. Helge makes a sacrifice. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:16 PM - 23 comments

Dark: Everything is Now (Alles Ist Jetzt)  Season 1, Episode 9

Ulrich runs afoul of the law. Helge tries to dodge Egon Tiedemann, Claudia harnesses the cave’s powers, and Katharina lashes out at Hannah. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:16 PM - 14 comments

Dark: As You Sow, So You Shall Reap (Was Man Sät, Das Wird Man Ernten)  Season 1, Episode 8

In 1953, the disfigured bodies of two boys are exhumed at a construction site, the future location of Winden's nuclear power plant. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:22 PM - 3 comments

Dark: Crossroads (Kreuzwege)  Season 1, Episode 7

Ulrich questions a frail and frightened Helge in the nursing home. Jonas searches for Mikkel, but the stranger warns him about meddling with the past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 1:10 PM - 8 comments

Runaways: Fifteen  Season 1, Episode 4

The parents try to find a solution to PRIDE’s problem, and the kids grapple with a new discovery that yields more questions than answers. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack at 12:32 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

In this darkly comic drama, a mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder, when they fail to catch the culprit. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 12:17 PM - 8 comments

Dark: Sic Mundus Creatus Est  Season 1, Episode 6

Ulrich looks to the past for answers and dredges up disturbing family secrets. Armed with new tools, Jonas probes the cave’s murky depths [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 10:49 AM - 3 comments

Outlander: The Bakra  Books Included   Season 3, Episode 12

The Artemis finally reaches Jamaica, bringing Jamie and Claire much closer to their goal. During a ball on the island, the Frasers encounter old allies, as well as former adversaries who threaten to derail their mission.
posted by olinerd at 9:18 AM - 9 comments

Movie: The Disaster Artist

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena at 8:49 AM - 6 comments

Dark: Truths (Wahrheiten)  Season 1, Episode 5

Hannah takes her obsession with Ulrich too far. The stranger asks Regina to deliver an important package. Martha is torn between Jonas and Bartosz [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:15 AM - 6 comments

Dark: Double Lives (Doppelleben)  Season 1, Episode 4

Bizarre occurrences give Charlotte a sense of déjà vu, and she suspects Peter is hiding something. Franziska snaps when Magnus confronts her. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:06 AM - 3 comments

December 2

Saturday Night Live: Saoirse Ronan, U2  Season 43, Episode 9

Host: Saoirse Ronan, Musical Guest: U2 [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray at 10:31 PM - 26 comments

Vikings: The Departed, Part 2  Season 5, Episode 2

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 is forced to choose a side. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:56 PM - 4 comments

Vikings: The Departed, part 1  Season 5, Episode 1

Remaining sons of Ragnar plans to retain Kattegat while Bjorne travels somewhere [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 5:49 PM - 3 comments

Dark: Past and Present (Gestern und Huete)  Season 1, Episode 3

It’s 1986, and Ulrich’s brother, Mads, has been missing for a month. Confusion reigns as past and present intertwine. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:37 PM - 10 comments

Dark: Lies (Lügen)  Season 1, Episode 2

When a grim discovery leaves the police baffled, Ulrich seeks a search warrant for the power plant. A mysterious stranger checks into the hotel. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 3:16 PM - 4 comments

Blue Planet II: Blue Planet II Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA at 11:37 AM - 1 comment

She's Gotta Have It: #DaJumpoff (DOCTRINE)  Season 1, Episode 1

Brooklyn artist Nola lays down her philosophy on sex and freedom between visits from her three lovers: thoughtful Jamie, playful Mars and cocky Greer.
posted by ellieBOA at 11:09 AM - 4 comments

Dark: Secrets (Geheimnisse)  Season 1, Episode 1

In 2019, a local boy’s disappearance stokes fear in the residents of Winden, a small German town with a strange and tragic history. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:47 AM - 17 comments

December 1

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside  Season 2, Episode 7

The Black Hood challenges the residents of Riverdale to remain sinless for 48 hours; Penny Peabody calls in a favor Jughead owes her, putting strain on his relationship with Archie; Betty and Veronica investigate a suspect. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:58 AM - 7 comments

The Orville: New Dimensions  Season 1, Episode 11

The Orville encounters a dangerous spatial anomaly, and Kelly recommends the unambitious John be put in charge of the investigation after she discovers his genius-level aptitude test scores. But she also causes a crisis of confidence in Ed when he discovers that she was the one who recommended him for command of the ship.
posted by Small Dollar at 9:04 AM - 11 comments

November 30

Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight

The comfortably drab life of a working mom [GEENA DAVIS] becomes a nightmare when she finds herself pursued by an assassin who seems to know more about her cloudy past than she does. Frightened by the attack and by some disturbing memories that have resurfaced, she seeks assistance from a private detective [SAMUEL L. JACKSON]. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:34 PM - 41 comments

The Worst Witch: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

After stumbling into a school for witches, a bumbling heroine comes to realize that she just might belong there. Based on Jill Murphy's beloved books. [more inside]
posted by asperity at 5:10 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Wonder

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 11:53 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 4

Our heroes come face-to-face with the King of America in the climactic finale of our Commitment arc. Remy does those good flips. Nadiya causes some collateral damage. Kardala swears her very genuine, heartfelt loyalty.
posted by Tevin at 10:42 AM - 7 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.7dont-delete-me.ko  Season 3, Episode 8

Elliot tries to get ghosted; it is the day of all days. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:11 AM - 16 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 3

Therapy the Maquis Way, 47th Edition - Chapter 1: When and How to Sucker-Punch Your Subordinates - Chapter 2: 19th-Century Earth Literature as Coping Mechanism - Chapter 3: So You're the Only Survivor of Your Cell's Extermination - Chapter 4: There Are Four Lights: Enduring Cardassian Incarceration - Chapter 5: How to Disable Holographic Safeties [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 3:21 AM - 17 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Thank You and Good Night  Season 1, Episode 8

In the Season One finale, Midge and Susie deal with the repercussions of Midge's off-script takedown of a famous comedian. With tensions still high at the Weissman household, Rose makes some bold changes. Midge and Joel reunite for Ethan's birthday party.
posted by A4 at 2:58 AM - 2 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Put That on Your Plate!  Season 1, Episode 7

With Susie's help, Midge hones her act at the Gaslight. Abe surprises the women with a dinner guest, sending Rose into an emotional spiral. Working towards a promotion, Joel conjures up a new plan. Midge stirs up controversy after meeting a big-time comedian.
posted by A4 at 2:56 AM - 2 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Mrs. X at the Gaslight  Season 1, Episode 6

Midge finds a different kind of audience to perform for, much to Susie's chagrin. Abe gets offered the experience of a lifetime. The Weissmans come together for a family dinner. Susie finally shows off her management skills.
posted by A4 at 2:55 AM - 1 comment

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Doink  Season 1, Episode 5

Midge dives into a new line of work and makes some quirky friends along the way. Susie continues her emphatic quest to keep Midge's career moving forward, but gets hit with a couple setbacks. Both Midge and Joel experience the downsides of their new lifestyles.
posted by A4 at 2:54 AM - 3 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: The Disappointment of the Dionne Quintuplets  Season 1, Episode 4

Midge begins to move on from her once perfect life. Susie shows Midge the ropes while going on a tour of New York comedy clubs. Rose takes a bit too much pleasure in Midge's new living arrangements
posted by A4 at 2:51 AM - 0 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Because You Left  Season 1, Episode 3

After another arrest, Midge finds herself in legal trouble, forcing her to rely on Susie's street smarts. Abe approaches Moishe with an interesting proposition. Lenny Bruce offers some unconventional inspiration for Midge's act.<
posted by A4 at 2:46 AM - 1 comment

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme  Season 1, Episode 2

Midge's life is in a tailspin in the wake of Joel leaving. Midge and Joel's parents butt heads while trying to keep their family together. Susie pushes Midge to get back on stage and find her voice.
posted by A4 at 2:44 AM - 4 comments

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

Midge Maisel has the perfect life. She is supportive of her husband's dream of becoming a stand up comic until he bombs on stage and blames her, leading Midge back to the comedy club and an act that might change her life. [more inside]
posted by A4 at 2:12 AM - 9 comments

Book: Practical Magic

Longing to escape the Massachusetts hometown that has always blamed their family for whatever goes wrong, Gillian and Sally respectively marry and run away but are drawn back by a seemingly magical force. Reprint. NYT. [more inside]
posted by TrishaU at 12:09 AM - 1 comment

November 29

Mystery Science Theater 3000: WEREWOLF  Season 9, Episode 4

aka Arizona Werewolf. "Rest in... beast." Did you know you can contract werewolfism through improper handling of teeth? Yuri discovers this and infects Paul with Involuntary Furry Syndrome. He did this to make money exhibiting Paul-as-wolf, since as we all know sideshow exhibitions are so very lucrative. Paul escapes this fate through the application of a timely mauling and hooks up with his GF, who becomes a werewolf too. Now the two of them spend their nights terrorizing the townfolk; what a romantic ending! It's another fan favorite episode! When this episode was made, the movie was only three years old! This is the episode with the brilliant "Tusk!" bit over the movie's credits music. Satellite News subsite Ward E cataloged all the references, and this YouTube video overlays the MST versions with the originals (2m). YouTube (1h32m). Premiered April 18, 1998. 22 episodes left. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:07 PM - 17 comments

Detectorists: Series 3 Episode 4  Season 3, Episode 4

Comedy series about two metal-detecting friends. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:28 PM - 3 comments