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January 5

Movie: Swing Kids (2018)

In this swinging musical drama set during the Korean War, the soldiers at the Geoje prison camp plan a tap show to distract both themselves and the prisoners from the hardships of war. Led by a former Broadway dancer and a rebellious North Korean soldier, the band of prisoners find a new sense of freedom in dancing. Based on Korean musical "Rho Ki-Soo," written by Jang Woo-Sung and directed by Kim Tae Hyung.
posted by one teak forest at 10:39 AM - 1 comment

Runaways: Last Rites  Season 2, Episode 7

I don't think anyone expected what happened in this episode. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:37 AM - 1 comment

Runaways: Bury Another  Season 2, Episode 6

Gert finally gets medical treatment, but at the cost of her relationship. Nico and Carolina are also having issues. The Runaways carry out a rescue mission. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:39 AM - 1 comment

January 4

Runaways: Rock Bottom  Season 2, Episode 5

Topher has a mental breakdown and Gert's not feeling so hot herself. People underestimate Robert and maybe they shouldn't. Karolina finds out about her father's people's origins a bit. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:30 PM - 1 comment

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Jersey Justice  Season 4, Episode 4

The queens improv cases on “Jersey Justice”, a courtroom show with judge Michelle Visage.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:04 PM - 18 comments

The Masked Singer: Mask On Face Off  Season 1, Episode 1

Per the official description: "Six undercover celebrity singers don animal masks to conceal their identity as they perform before host Nick Cannon and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke, who try to guess the identity of the singer." [more inside]
posted by retrograde at 5:59 PM - 11 comments

Star Trek: Short Treks: The Escape Artist  Season 1, Episode 4

Harcourt Fenton Mudd tries to talk his way out of a tight spot with an angry Tellarite. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:41 AM - 7 comments

The Orville: Primal Urges  Season 2, Episode 2

The Orville crew observes a planet being consumed by its star, Bortus is distracted. [more inside]
posted by peeedro at 8:20 AM - 21 comments

January 3

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: Spark joy!   Season 1 (Full Season)

As Netflix continues to try to dominate more and more TV, it is coming for HGTV with a series of inspiring home makeovers, world-renowned tidying expert Marie Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter -- and choose joy.
posted by k8t at 8:36 PM - 40 comments

Movie: Bad Times at the El Royale

Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
posted by guiseroom at 6:42 PM - 23 comments

January 2

La Trêve (The Break) Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

The body of 19 year old Driss Assani, a footballer with Heiderfeld football club is pulled out of the river Semois, a stones throw from Heiderfeld, a small town of a few thousand inhabitants in the Belgian Ardennes. The investigation is led by Inspector Yoann Peeters, who has recently moved there after a domestic tragedy, accompanied by Sebastian Drummer, an idealistic and inexperienced young police officer.
posted by chappell, ambrose at 11:13 PM - 5 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE DAY TIME ENDED  Season 12, Episode 4

"The World Became a Living Hell... When Past, Present and Future Collided...." It certainly did. I'm not even sure what's going on here. Some supernovas happen, and then a family sensibly living in the middle of the desert have crazy encounters with aliens, there's some kind of time-space shenanigans, and by the end you're not sure if they're all in the afterlife or on a journey to an alien city. Solar power may have had something to do with it. Kicking off the second half of (Kinga hand gesture) The Gauntlet, this may be the most challenging film of the sextet. The highlight is a surprise host segment visit from an old friend who, after over 200 episodes, is no longer "missing".... [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 4:58 PM - 25 comments

Book: There There

Tommy Orange’s There There is the story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending the Big Oakland Powwow—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything. [more inside]
posted by tofu_crouton at 2:40 PM - 2 comments

Book: The Parking Lot Attendant

"A mesmerizing, indelible coming-of-age story about a girl in Boston's tightly-knit Ethiopian community who falls under the spell of a charismatic hustler out to change the world."
posted by mixedmetaphors at 11:50 AM - 4 comments

Movie: Body Heat

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman (Kathleen Turner) convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer (William Hurt), to murder her rich husband (Richard Crenna).
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 7:36 AM - 9 comments

Book: Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube

A young woman confronting her fears and finding home in the North. Blair Braverman fell in love with the North at an early age: By the time she was nineteen, she had left her home in California, moved to Norway to learn how to drive sled dogs, and worked as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:23 AM - 6 comments

January 1

The Gifted: Enemy of My Enemy  Season 2, Episode 10

The Mutant Underground wrestles with the idea of recruiting the Inner Circle to assist them. Andy considers reconnecting with his family when he learns about his father's powers, but Lauren may not be as willing to have him back as her parents. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:46 PM - 2 comments

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3  Books Included   Season 3 (Full Season)

A bookish brother. An inventive sister. A baby with a wicked bite. This villain picked a fight with the wrong orphans. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:33 PM - 13 comments

Doctor Who: Resolution  Season 11, Episode 11

As the new year begins, a terrifying evil from across the centuries of Earth's history is stirring [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:08 PM - 48 comments

Counterpart: Point of Departure  Season 2, Episode 4

Howard Prime, Quayle and Clare must unite against a common enemy. Emily Prime turns her investigation towards her other. Yanek probes Howard's past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:14 AM - 6 comments

December 31

Steven Universe: Together Alone  Season 5, Episode 26

Steven throws a party to bring his family together.
posted by AlexiaSky at 7:31 PM - 24 comments

The Orville: Ja'loga  Season 2, Episode 1

The Orville diverts course to the planet Moclus and the crew scrambles to find dates for the social event of the year. [more inside]
posted by peeedro at 1:27 PM - 13 comments

Outlander: The Birds & the Bees  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 9

As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 12:40 PM - 14 comments

Movie: Goodnight Mommy (Ich Seh Ich Seh)

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.
posted by phunniemee at 10:51 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski

This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:41 AM - 4 comments

Book: Blue at the Mizzen

In the final book of the twenty-book series: peace has erupted again, and the Surprises are rich and rudderless: doomed to be blind drunk, poxed, and stripped before Sunday, with dangerous notions that there ain't no martial law and they ain't slaves. However, there is work to be done. The disgusting British Empire's business in Chile is unfinished, now even more complicated by a rift within the juntas and the addition of a freelance meddler, Sir David Lindsay, with his uniform like that of the Royal Navy but with rather more lace, and with his rebuilt Asp and her long brass chasers. A thorny situation to resolve – if the Surprise can ever find a shipyard to heal her mangled shattered foreparts and go from all ahoo to all a-tanto – with no hope of a prize or distinction at the end of it. Is it Jack's implacable fate to be yellowed? Be astonished by the answer within Blue at the Mizzen. Meanwhile, Stephen courts the potto lady. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 4:30 AM - 6 comments

December 30

Movie: Bumblebee

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.
posted by cendawanita at 11:37 PM - 16 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Vox Sola  Season 1, Episode 22

Archer, Tucker and some redshirts are stuck together awhile. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 6:33 PM - 11 comments

Book: Thick

One of Book Riot's “The Best Books We Read in October 2018” “To say this collection is transgressive, provocative, and brilliant is simply to tell you the truth.” —Roxane Gay, author of Hunger and Bad Feminist Smart, humorous, and strikingly original essays by one of “America’s most bracing thinkers on race, gender, and capitalism of our time” (Rebecca Traister) In these eight piercing explorations on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom—award-winning professor and...
posted by k8t at 1:10 PM - 5 comments

December 29

Protector: The Protector, Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Discovering his ties to a secret ancient order, a young man living in modern Istanbul embarks on a quest to save the city from an immortal enemy.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:55 PM - 4 comments

Runaways: Old School  Season 2, Episode 4

The team must figure out how to handle Topher. PRIDE gets some clues to find their kids as Geoffrey confronts Catherine about her actions. Jonah reaches out to Karolina as his body deteriorates. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 6:33 PM - 3 comments

Runaways: Double Zeros  Season 2, Episode 3

The Runaways practice fighting as a team. Alex gets closer to Livvie, but trouble is coming. Janet gets closer in PRIDE's efforts against Jonah. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 5:56 PM - 4 comments

Babylon 5: Walkabout  Season 3, Episode 18

Kosh arrives at Babylon 5. Lyta returns. Sheridan tests a plan for taking on the Shadows. Franklin, now a civilian, meets a lounge singer on his "walkabout." "The theory is: if you are separated from yourself, you start walking... and you keep walking until you meet yourself. Then you sit down and have a long talk. You talk about everything that you've learned, everything that you... felt. And you talk until you run out of words. Now, that's vital, because the real important things can't be said. And then, if you are lucky, you look up and there's just you, and you can go home." [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:16 AM - 4 comments

Top Chef: Kentucky: Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars  Season 16, Episode 4

In a massive twist, Padma's favorite challenge Restaurant Wars comes early this year, but before the chefs gear up for battle, they must first duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire for Top Chef alum turned James Beard Award winning chefs: Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton. Then, the gauntlet has been thrown and with twelve chefs remaining, three restaurants will be battling for victory. James Beard Award winning restaurateur Caroline Styne joins as the guest judge along with Nilou Motamed. And if this unexpected chaos isn't enough, Tom leaves the Chefs breathless with an announcement that will change the course of the competition.
posted by nightrecordings at 7:10 AM - 12 comments

Book: Sunshine

A small-town baker uses her magic to confront a post–vampire apocalypse world in this award-winning urban fantasy Neil Gaiman called “pretty much perfect.” Although it had been mostly deserted since the Voodoo Wars, there hadn’t been any trouble out at the lake for years. Rae Seddon, nicknamed Sunshine, head baker at her family’s busy and popular café in downtown New Arcadia, needed a place to get away from all the noise and confusion—of the clientele and her family. Just for a few hours. Just...
posted by COD at 6:30 AM - 12 comments

Movie: After The Screaming Stops

In the 1980s, "Bros" were one of the biggest bands in the world - for 15 minutes. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:03 AM - 4 comments

Movie: If Beale Street Could Talk

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiance innocent of a crime while carrying their first child. [more inside]
posted by Become A Silhouette at 2:41 AM - 2 comments

December 28

RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race: Snatch Game of Love  Season 4, Episode 3

It’s Snatch Game with a Dating Game twist!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:35 PM - 6 comments

Book: The Immortalists

From Amazon’s description: “If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. In search of one thing they can know for sure, the Gold children -- four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness -- sneak out to hear their fortunes.”
posted by CMcG at 5:29 PM - 5 comments

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch  Season 4, Episode 7

In 1984, a young man throws himself (perhaps bodily, if that's your thing) into the construction of a video game based on a novel by a deeply troubled author. "Bandersnatch" is an interactive presentation.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 2:46 PM - 65 comments

Runaways: Radio On  Season 2, Episode 2

Karolina, Nico, and Molly try to retrieve the Staff of One while Chase and Gert tries to fix up the hideout. Alex has a new crush. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 1:31 PM - 2 comments

Runaways: Gimmie Shelter  Season 2, Episode 1

The kids struggle with their new lives as Runaways and Alex returns to Darius for help. PRIDE handles the fallout of their kids leaving and plan what to do about Johan. Meanwhile Jonah initiates a plan to build a new Dematerialization Box. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 11:25 AM - 7 comments

December 27

Tidelands: Home  Season 1, Episode 1

After a 10-year prison sentence, Calliope "Cat" McTeer returns home to Orphelin Bay, where her brother Augie is dealing with a fisherman's murder. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 6:29 PM - 4 comments

Protector: Episode 1  Season 1, Episode 1

While desperately seeking opportunities to fund his next business venture, Hakan comes across a talismanic shirt potentially worth a lot of money. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:52 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: Making Obama: All Episodes

Former President Barack Obama — along with key advisers, mentors, and rivals — tells the story of his climb from Chicago to the national stage. A six-part podcast from WBEZ. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 12:31 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Vice

Vice explores how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 12:34 AM - 8 comments

December 26

Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: A Sawbones Special Presentation: A Medicine Called Christmas

Live from Candlenights 2018, we're so proud to present a staged reading of the new Hallmark Christmas movie written by Justin and Sydnee McElroy: A Medicine Called Christmas. Music: Adam Sakiyama CAST: Narrator: Rachel McElroy Daniel: Tommy Smirl Tabitha: Sydnee McElroy Phil: Griffin McElroy Chris: Justin McElroy Ms. Crimble: Teresa McElroy Mr. Frankson: Dwight Slappe Mr. Cameron: Travis McElroy Beth: Teylor Smirl Mandy: Rileigh Smirl Mr. Golfberg: Michael Meadows Santa: Clint McElroy
posted by Lurch at 8:53 PM - 13 comments

Movie: Relatable

Comedian Ellen Degeneres performs a live stand-up comedy set in Seattle. [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me at 6:37 PM - 9 comments

Book: Alice Isn't Dead

Keisha's wife is dead. Or she's supposed to be. One day, Alice shows up in the background of a TV news story, staring directly at the camera. And then again. And again. Already riddled with anxiety, Keisha abandons her old life to become a truck driver, looking for the wife she no longer believes is dead and investigating the clues she left behind that may point to a larger, more sinister mystery. Based on the podcast of the same name by Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale).
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:57 PM - 4 comments

Runaways: Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

PRIDE and the Runaways each in their own way try to Jonah's underground secret from droppping California into the ocean and each in their own way achieved mixed results. The Runaways continue to struggle with the consequences of parents' actions, the decision to forgive or to punish, and homesickness. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze at 1:45 PM - 9 comments

Schitt's Creek: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

After a failed attempt to sell the town, the once rich and powerful Rose Family come to the depressing realization that their stay may be longer than they originally hoped. But the Roses will bloom again – even if it’s in Schitt’s Creek. [more inside]
posted by fizzix at 9:53 AM - 5 comments

December 25

Movie: Bird Box

A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:57 PM - 44 comments

Movie: Mary Poppins Returns

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. [more inside]
posted by D.Billy at 7:50 PM - 35 comments

Movie: Tombstone

Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
posted by Fizz at 11:10 AM - 14 comments

Outlander: Wilmington  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 8

Roger's diligent search for Brianna pays off when he finds her in Wilmington, but their romantic reunion comes to an abrupt halt when she discovers pertinent information that he intentionally kept from her. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:57 AM - 6 comments

Steven Universe: Familiar  Season 5, Episode 25

With many changes going on in his life, Steven tries to find his place in the world.
posted by duffell at 5:12 AM - 28 comments

December 24

Vanderpump Rules: Lisa's Dilemma  Season 7, Episode 4

Katie's ultimatum forces Lisa Vanderpump to reconsider employing James at SUR; Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval display different methods of interviewing staff members for TomTom; Jax and Brittany host a dinner party to debut their beer cheese.
posted by nightrecordings at 2:44 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Santa Jaws

Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.
posted by larrybob at 1:42 PM - 8 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained  Season 1, Episode 21

Captain Archer and Mayweather meet some other victims of the Temporal Cold War. [more inside]
posted by mordax at 10:39 AM - 9 comments

Counterpart: Something Borrowed  Season 2, Episode 3

Howard Alpha is transferred to a mysterious prison called Echo; an unexpected visit gives Emily Alpha a connection to her old life; and Emily Prime and Shaw's investigation is met with resistance. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:46 AM - 2 comments