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Invincible: Where I Really Come From Season 1, Episode 8
Omni-Man explains himself. Mark learns things the hard way. Debbie is devastated. [more inside]
The Handmaid's Tale: Nightshade Season 4, Episode 2
June plots revenge. In Toronto, Moira deals with the fallout of June's choices.
The Reply All team takes a look at the Test Kitchen, and what those mistakes mean for the show.
The Handmaid's Tale: Pigs Season 4, Episode 1
On the run, an injured June and the fugitive Handmaids find refuge at a farm. In Gilead, an imprisoned Lawrence tries to avoid a death sentence. Aunt Lydia reels from the loss of 86 children on Angels' Flight.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: GIRLS TOWN Rewatch Season 6, Episode 1
Re-rewatch! Unexpectedly popular for yet another black-and-white teen anger movie. This is the one with nuns. Also has Mamie Van Doren (still alive and on Twitter!), Paul Anka, Mel Torme and Dick Contino. In MST history, this is the first episode of Season Six, the one that introduced the Umbilicus, a space pipe that connects Deep 13 with the SOL. Previously and again. Notes on shows inside-- [more inside]
The latest in Martha Wells's stellar Murderbot series, novella-length Fugitive Telemetry, is out. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Masterpiece Society Rewatch Season 5, Episode 13
Troi inadvertently causes a diplomatic incident when she brings her hilarious "Pobody's Nerfect" coffee mug to the genetically-engineered colony of Moab IV. [more inside]
A Black Lady Sketch Show: But the Tilapias Are Fine Though, Right? Season 2, Episode 1
Dr. Haddassah breaks her silence; Salina visits a psychic. [more inside]
Poldark: Episode 1.8 Season 1, Episode 8
Ross faces ruin as, along with the rest of his collective, he must sell copper to the Warleggans' company at a nominal price. When an outbreak of diphtheria leaves Elizabeth, Francis, their son, and all their servants ill, Demelza goes to Trenwith to care for them, with disastrous results for her own family. The Warleggans' ship wrecks on the rocks near a Nampara beach, and Ross rallies the villagers to salvage its cargo of food.
All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star: Costume Jewelry Season 1, Episode 3
The jewellers create cocktail rings and bib necklaces out of alternative materials.
Poldark: Episode 1.7 Season 1, Episode 7
Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Dwight and Keren set a tragic chain of events in motion.
Mare of Easttown: Fathers Season 1, Episode 2
Mare visits a grisly murder scene before informing the victim's enraged father. As a video from the night of the crime surfaces, Mare questions suspects in the case and gives an icy welcome to County Detective Colin Zabel, who's been called in to assist. Later, Mare bumps heads with locals and airs concerns about her grandson Drew in light of her late son's mental health struggles.
"In seven interwoven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls "necessary protest." Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell's reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award-winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generation's preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop culture, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large." An excerpt of Powell's book, from Lithub: How to Raise Your Children on the History of Protest. [more inside]
Poldark: Episode 1.6 Season 1, Episode 6
The cooperative smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis. Keren's injury compels Dwight to make a house call.
Shadow and Bone: Shadow and Bone Books Included Season 1 (Full Season)
Dark forces conspire against orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov when she unleashes an extraordinary power that could change the fate of her war-torn world. (Netflix adaptation of Leigh Bardugo books) [more inside]
Shadow and Bone: (Full season) Show Only Season 1 (Full Season)
Shadow and Bone is an American fantasy streaming television series developed by Eric Heisserer for Netflix that premiered on April 23, 2021. It is based on the Grisha novel trilogy, the first of which is Shadow and Bone, and the Six of Crows novel duology by Leigh Bardugo. [more inside]
Critical Role: The Genesis Ward Season 2, Episode 135
The Mighty Nein plunge deeper into both Aeor's ruined depths and its endless mysteries as they continue to chase after the elusive remaining Tombtakers...
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Violations Rewatch Season 5, Episode 12
Several crew members suffer violent hallucinations and comas as alien researchers visit the ship. [more inside]
Based on the true story of the Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source trying to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Top Chef: Thrown For A Loop Season 18, Episode 4
For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell’s Soup for Padma and guest judge Dale Talde. Then, the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they won’t be shopping for their Elimination Challenge, because they’ll be picking their fruit right off of the trees in the heart of Oregon’s Fruit Loop and making a savory fruit dish without any vegetables. Melissa King and Carrie Baird join Padma, Tom and Gail at judges’ table. [more inside]
A stowaway on a mission to Mars sets off a series of unintended consequences. This 2021 Hard Sci-Fi film is a modern retelling of Tom Godwin's 1954 The Cold Equations, a "needlessly cruel" short story that likely "got the equations themselves wrongs" in order to pose a moral dilemma for the characters. In the film, once the ship docks with the Aldrin Mars Cycler (named for its inventor, astronaut Buzz Aldrin) and leaves Earth's gravity well, there are no other voices or characters, enhancing the feeling of isolation ahead of the crew on their two year mission. The very realistic spacecraft spins the habit module on a tether to create artificial gravity and was mocked-up for the film by Scott Manley in Kerbal Space Program, while the claustrophobic interiors look like they were shot on a real space station.
The Nevers: Ignition Season 1, Episode 3
Penance creates an amplifier to spread Mary's song across the city - but first, Mary must find her elusive voice. As danger mounts against her group, Amalia propositions an unlikely ally and sets out to expand the Orphanage's reach. [IMDb] [more inside]
Poldark: Episode 1.5 Season 1, Episode 5
Mark Daniel marries visiting theatrical player Keren Smith. Ross and Demelza's daughter, Julia Grace, is born, and Demelza's father makes a memorable appearance at the christening. The young, progressive, and compassionate Dr. Dwight Enys comes to the area. Ross proposes that the pit owners form a collective with their own smelting company in order to resist the Warleggans' monopoly, but Francis opts out and tries to recoup his financial losses by gambling. Demelza attempts to reunite Verity and Andrew Blamey in town, but their meeting is interrupted by a riot among the starving miners.
Steven Soderbergh says he's going to direct tonight's ceremony "as if it were a film itself." Taking place two months late and in Los Angeles Union Station (Easier for Ed Begley Jr. to get there), let's see what the heck the 93rd Annual Academy Awards is going to look like. [more inside]
Sasquatch: Sasquatch Season 1 (Full Season)
In 1993, now-journalist David Holthouse, while working at a cannabis farm in Mendocino County, two men told the story of seeing the aftermath of three farmworkers killed by a Sasquatch. Decades later he decides to investigate the truth of the story. Guardian Review: What begins as an inspection of Bigfoot as a sociological phenomenon leads (Joshua ) Rofé and his partner-in-true-crime, journalist David Holthouse, to a 1993 triple homicide said by locals to be the handiwork of the infamous ape-creature. But there’s a far darker truth buried deep beneath the legend. On Hulu.
The Amber Ruffin Show: April 23rd, 2021 Season 1, Episode 23
Amber reviews the week in the news, reflects on the Derek Chauvin verdict, shares an R&B video about post-vaccination etiquette, and sings you a lullaby about not checking your screen time report.
Poldark: Episode 1.4 Season 1, Episode 4
Wheal Leisure is producing nothing but nearly worthless iron ore, Demelza tries to adjust to her new social status as her marriage to Ross becomes generally known, and Ross and Demelza are invited to Trenwith for Christmas.
For All Mankind: The Grey Season 2, Episode 10
Season Finale: Tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union reach an all-time high on the moon, throwing multiple missions into jeopardy. [more inside]
Sent to live with his estranged father for the summer, a rebellious teen finds kinship in a tight-knit Philadelphia community of Black cowboys. [more inside]
Rutherford Falls: Season 1 All Seasons
Meet Nathan, who's obsessed with history in general and his family's history in particular. He runs a history museum and is very particular about the location of his ancestor's statue. Meet Reagan, his Native American bestie who also wants her own museum, but that's not going so well since her tribe thinks she's a snob. Meet Terry, who runs the casino that houses Reagan's cultural center. He outschemes everybody. Drama ensues. [more inside]
Poldark: Episode 1.3 Season 1, Episode 3
Ross reopens Wheal Leisure. Elizabeth gives birth to a son, Geoffrey Charles. One of Ross's workers, young Jim Carter, is taken to court for poaching, and Ross tries to save him from transportation. Rumours swirl about Ross and Demelza, and their relationship takes a turn.
Invincible: We Need to Talk Season 1, Episode 7
Nolan gets mad. Mark tells Amber the truth. Robot undergoes a transformation. The real truth is imminent. [more inside]
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: One World, One People Season 1, Episode 6
Things come to a head in NYC; Sam Wilson gives a speech; Bucky Barnes makes a confession; Isaiah Bradley gets recognition; John Walker gets a costume update. Sharon Carter gets her way.
Poldark: Episode 1.2 Season 1, Episode 2
Ross explores the idea of reopening the Wheal Leisure mine, and seeks financial backers for the endeavour. Verity forms an attachment with a man her father and brother vehemently disapprove of.
The Great British Sewing Bee: Summer Week Season 7, Episode 2
Summer Week sees Esme and Patrick challenging the sewers to create paperbag shorts, cocktail outfits and button-down sun dresses.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 12 TO THE MOON Rewatch Season 5, Episode 24
Rewatch! At least I think it is, this is one of those movies it's easy to forget exists for some reason. This is another of those movies where half of the time amounts to: "Gee whiz! Space!" There's a lot of preparing and rocketry and interviews with intrepid scientists and getting ready to let's all go to space. With cats. Then we get to space and meet aliens. Who want our cats. The short, however, is Design for Dreaming, and it's terrific, just completely crazy, bonkers, nutso, a highlight of the show's entire run. Previously.
A young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last (?) wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hero Worship Rewatch Season 5, Episode 11
Data subjects a grieving child to brutal criticism of his model-building skills. [more inside]
We always thought that episode 420 would be about the funny weed number. Instead, we're using it to mark 4/20, the date we say goodbye to Yahoo! Answers, a bad website that we will miss very much. Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/
Poldark: Episode 1.1 Season 1, Episode 1
Ross Poldark returns from fighting for the British in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth is engaged to marry his wealthy cousin Francis Poldark, his father has died, and the house and land he has inherited is in ruins.
The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. [more inside]
A bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord.
All That Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star: Chains and Brooches Season 1, Episode 2
All That Glitters week 2: chains and broaches! The jewellers are tasked first with forming interlocking chain necklaces, and then with creating a "sweetheart brooch" for a woman in the Royal Army going on tour.
Younger: Season Seven/Final Season Season 7 (Full Season)
At the end of last season, Liza's true age was revealed to the public and Charles asked Liza to marry him. This season starts with that question and moves on from there. [more inside]
Mare of Easttown: Miss Lady Hawk Herself Season 1, Episode 1
After answering a call about a neighborhood prowler, Detective Mare Sheehan shoulders her chief's directive to revive an unsolved missing person's case amid increased community pressure. Later, while her loved ones celebrate her ex-husband Frank's engagement, Mare attends a celebration for her legendary high school basketball win and connects with Richard, a professor who's new in town. [more inside]
Critical Role: The Streets of the Forgotten Season 2, Episode 134
Now following the Tombtakers’ trail, the Mighty Nein converse with voices of the past for clues and meet some of Aeor’s creations...
Star Trek: The Next Generation: New Ground Rewatch Season 5, Episode 10
Worf's son Alexander comes to live on the Enterprise; the crew helps guide a test vehicle for a revolutionary new form of interstellar travel. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Personal Bankruptcy Season 8, Episode 9
This week, again from the White Void of Sad Facts: the killings by police of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, kicking off yet another cycle of media condemnation, right-wing defense of police, and criticism of righteous anger from protestors. To attempt to change their part in this terrible cycle, LWT did short pieces on blissfully stupid topics (see inside). And Now: The Commercials On FOX News In The Middle Of The Night Know Exactly Who They're Talking To. Main story (21m): Personal bankruptcy, a resource employed by millions of people, and has been often unduly stigmatized. [more inside]
A local barber's fate in a small Indian village turns overnight when he becomes the single deciding vote in the village elections. Trailer. Sneak Peek. (Turn on captions) On Netflix now.
The Nevers: Exposure Season 1, Episode 2
With the city reeling from Maladie's opera debut, Mundi takes a personal stake in tracking her down. Amalia launches an investigation of her own and the charitable Lavinia Bidlow seeks to destigmatize the Touched at a society event. [IMDb] [more inside]
Creepshow: The Right Snuff/Sibling Rivalry Season 3, Episode 3
A misunderstanding in space ends in catastrophe and a woman fears her brother is trying to kill her.
Three prisoners get released and plan for a happy life outside. Things take a new turn and bring in a twist. Can they find happiness and love now?
When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. [more inside]
Musical documentary reimagines the narrative of Baltimore, a city rising above social and economic turmoil to develop a vibrant and close-knit community for the arts through its homegrown sound, Baltimore club music. [more inside]
Them: Season 1 Season 1 (Full Season)
In the first season of Little Marvin's new Amazon horror anthology show Them, which follows 10 days in the lives of a Black family moving to Compton in 1953 during the course of the Great Migration, the horror arises as much from the racism endured by our protagonists as from the spooky occurrences happening in their new house. [more inside]
Taskmaster: Series 7 Season 7 (Full Season)
"I know it's early days. Are we the stupidest so far?" [more inside]
For All Mankind: Triage Season 2, Episode 9
The rivalry between American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts intensifies as last-minute changes impact the Pathfinder mission plan. [more inside]
Top Chef: Pan African Portland Season 18, Episode 3
The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert. Carrie Baird joins Padma to pick the winner. Gregory Gourdet and Kwame Onwuachi take the chefs on a tour of restaurants in Portland that feature food from the African diaspora. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must make dishes inspired by their tour for the judging and dining panel, as well as the restaurant's owners.
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. [more inside]
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Truth Season 1, Episode 5
Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Baron Zemo, John Walker, and Karli Morgenthau must all deal with the fall out from their actions.