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April 5

The X-Files: Colony  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 16

In part one of two-part episode, after three identical men are killed and their obituaries are emailed to Mulder, a mysterious CIA agent informs him and Scully that the killer is an alien bounty hunter sent to destroy the start of a colony of clones. Meanwhile, Mulder is distracted when his sister, Samantha, suddenly returns.
posted by orange swan at 9:00 PM - 0 comments

Podcast: No Such Thing As A Fish: Episode 315: No Such Thing As Tedious Moss

QI elves Dan, James, Anna and Andy discuss Plato, pizza and pliable planes.  [more inside]
posted by taskmaster at 8:40 PM - 0 comments

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Admiral Peralta  Season 7, Episode 10

A curse! A cake! A flute solo! [more inside]
posted by Emmy Rae at 3:38 PM - 6 comments

Leverage: The Three Days of the Hunter Job   Season 2, Episode 5

The team cons a sleazy tabloid newscaster with the story of a government cover-up. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 1:49 PM - 1 comment

Ozark: Season Three: All Episodes  Season 3 (Full Season)

It's six months later, the casino is up and running, but Marty and Wendy are fighting for control of the family's destiny. Marty preaches keeping the status quo. Aided by an alliance with Helen and drug cartel leader Omar Navarro, Wendy plots for expansion. But when Wendy's brother Ben comes into town, everyone's lives are thrown into chaos. [more inside]
posted by jzb at 1:22 PM - 0 comments

Tales from the Loop: Loop  Season 1, Episode 1

Adapted from the work of Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag., this Amazon series centers around various strange happenings in Mersa, Ohio, site of an underground physics research facility known colloquially as "The Loop". In the first episode, a young girl (Abby Ryder Fortson) goes looking for her missing mother, and ends up wandering further afield than she planned.
posted by Ipsifendus at 1:19 PM - 4 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: United  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 13

While Archer learns ice-miner diplomacy, Tucker and Reed fly the unfriendly skies. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 7:57 AM - 2 comments

Kingdom: Kingdom  Season 2 (Full Season)

After the shocking double-reveal cliffhanger at the end of season 1 (currently at 93/97 on Rotten Tomatoes) this South Korean period drama, set soon after the Japanese invasions of the 1590s, is back for another 6 episodes with more palace intrigue, class warfare, beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography, set against the backdrop of a massive plague of flesh-eating monsters. On Netflix.
posted by mediareport at 7:46 AM - 2 comments

April 4

The X-Files: Fresh Bones  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 15

Scully and Mulder are called to Folkstone, North Carolina, after a distraught Marine Corps private who has been experiencing hallucinatory episodes drives his car into a tree bearing a vévé, a drawn voodoo religious symbol.
posted by orange swan at 9:07 PM - 2 comments

Making the Cut: Fight For Your Life  Season 1, Episode 4

Considering the cliffhanger and the way they left episode three (Collaboration) I'm setting up this post to cover episodes three and four. [more inside]
posted by sardonyx at 6:40 PM - 1 comment

High Maintenance: Soup  Season 4, Episode 9

Season Finale. When a snowstorm hits on Christmas eve, Pam-Anne joins her sister Destiny and a motley crew of flight attendants at their usual crash pad in Queens. Delayed on his way home to spend the holidays with his family, The Guy celebrates Hanukkah in New York.
posted by lazaruslong at 6:30 PM - 5 comments

Vagrant Queen: Yippee Ki Yay  Season 1, Episode 2

The team is forced to stop for repairs, but the cannibals who inhabit the planet have other plans. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 2:48 PM - 2 comments

Little Fires Everywhere: full season   Season 1 (Full Season)

Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, "Little Fires Everywhere" follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
posted by jeather at 2:04 PM - 3 comments

April 3

Devs: Episode 6  Season 1, Episode 6

Lily and Jamie visit Forest looking for answers. Katie and Lily have an awkward chat. Lyndon wants back into Devs. [more inside]
posted by thedward at 1:55 PM - 8 comments

Siren: Borders  Season 3, Episode 1

As an old friend visits Helen, a new mermaid arrives leaving Ryn questioning their motives. Maddie learns the truth behind a death, as Ben fights for his mother’s treatments. While Xander is inspired to take on more responsibility. [more inside]
posted by polytope subirb enby-of-piano-dice at 1:10 PM - 2 comments

Top Chef: Strokes of Genius  Season 17, Episode 3

Comedic superstars Ali Wong and Randall Park swing by the Top Chef kitchen for a Quickfire Challenge tasking the chefs to make the wackiest fried rice they can; then, the chefs head to the famed Getty Museum to seek inspiration from the art. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 9:24 AM - 6 comments

Movie: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

When an alien with amazing powers crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun the Sheep goes on a mission to shepherd the intergalactic visitor home before a sinister organization can capture her.
posted by ellieBOA at 6:53 AM - 6 comments

April 2

The X-Files: Irresistible  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 13

Mulder and Scully are called to Minneapolis to help out with the case of an opened grave and a desecrated body at the local cemetery.
posted by orange swan at 9:10 PM - 5 comments

Deserving of the Name: aka Live Up To Your Name, aka Myeongbulheojeon, Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Pushed together by twists of time, a Joseon doctor and a cardiac surgeon overcome their 400-year divide as they learn and heal through each other. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:01 PM - 3 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE SLIME PEOPLE  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 8

Rewatch! It's like a zombie movie but not, and from before that became a genre! You might consider it ahead of its time, or you might consider that zombie movies were never all that to begin with. It's another first season episode, when the guys and robots were still finding their feet and/or hoverskirts. Previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 1:44 PM - 3 comments

The Magicians: Fillory and Further  Season 5, Episode 13

Christmas comes early. "Unicorn baby time. Let's do this." [Season and series finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:50 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Bad Boys for Life

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:23 AM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 11 "You Can Call me Al(thea)"

Investigator Althea Song has some questions for the Thundermen. Meanwhile, each of the fellas has their own missions.A friendship is forged in favors, allegiances are questioned and a letter is sent. Also, the Thundermen go toe to toe with an Arena Champion.
posted by Tevin at 4:43 AM - 6 comments

April 1

The X-Files: Aubrey  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 12

Mulder and Scully become involved in a murder investigation in Aubrey, Missouri, after a detective finds the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared in the 1940s, and can't explain how she knew to dig in one specific place in a large field late at night.
posted by orange swan at 9:31 PM - 2 comments

Movie: Goon

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy at 2:19 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Ash Is Purest White

In an industrial city in China, a young dancer named Qiao falls in love with a mobster named Bin. When a fight breaks out between rival gangs, Qiao uses a gun to protect Bin and is sent to prison for five years. [more inside]
posted by Carillon at 9:52 AM - 2 comments

March 31

The X-Files: Excelsis Dei  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 11

Scully and Mulder go to an elder care home in Worcester, Massachusetts, to investigate a nurse's report that she was sexually assaulted by an unseen force.
posted by orange swan at 9:04 PM - 7 comments

Schitt's Creek: Start Spreading the News  Season 6, Episode 13

Moira receives some unexpected news, and David makes a tough decision about where he wants to live. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:18 PM - 5 comments

Crash Landing on You: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1 (Full Season)

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 5:33 PM - 1 comment

Dispatches from Elsewhere: Everyone  Season 1, Episode 6

With time running out, the gang splits up in an effort to find Clara; Simone and Janice follow her artwork, while Fredwynn and Peter link the game to a large corporation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:56 PM - 3 comments

Better Call Saul: JMM  Season 5, Episode 7

Kim and Jimmy turn to Huell for help with a legal firewall; Jimmy is compromised as Kim struggles to work things out with her clients; despite the issues he faces, Gus navigates his way to build an empire; Mike tries to do damage control. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 11:24 AM - 45 comments

March 30

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus III  Season 7, Episode 6

This week... main story: The Coronavirus pandemic, how some on the right seem willing to reopen the country to help the economy despite it meaning the deaths of hundreds of thousands more, and the many ways Trump has flubbed the nation's response, including getting visibly angry at reporters doing their jobs questioning him about his statement that he wants to reopen the country by Easter RGRGHA%$%&$@ sorry I can't even. It's on YouTube. And Now: Yes, We Are Still Doing These. And Now: Hey, Look! We're Social Distancing. And finally, South-Central Pennsylvania's Gallery Thirty-Three video art auction from 1992, and the work of a certain Brian Swords of York, aka Biohazard. [more inside]
posted by JHarris at 11:07 PM - 19 comments

The X-Files: Red Museum  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 10

Mulder and Scully are called to Delta Glen, Wisconsin, to look into the case of a teenaged boy who left his home in response to a phone call from an unknown person, saying he'd be gone for five minutes, and was found the next morning, wandering the woods in only his underwear, wild-eyed and incoherent with fear, and with the words, "He is one," written in black marker on his back.
posted by orange swan at 9:02 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Losing Ground

A comedy-drama about a Black American female philosophy professor and her insensitive, philandering, and flamboyant artist husband who are having a marital crisis. When the wife goes off on an almost unbelievable journey to find "ecstasy", her husband is forced to see her in a different light.
posted by latkes at 4:30 PM - 1 comment

Homeland: Threnody(s)  Season 8, Episode 8

Carrie waits. Wellington makes a discovery.
posted by ltl at 11:46 AM - 5 comments

High Maintenance: Adelante  Season 4, Episode 6

Two characters from the show's past are reunited. A woman living a life of quiet desperation treats herself. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:42 AM - 2 comments

Westworld: The Absence of Field  Season 3, Episode 3

Some do not like what they see in the mirror but shouldn't blame the mirror.
posted by octothorpe at 4:36 AM - 40 comments

March 29

The X-Files: Firewalker  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 9

A volcanologist shows Mulder and Scully a video transmission from a volcano in Mount Avalon, New Hampshire, in which a dead seismologist and a moving shadow appears, and asks them to investigate the matter.
posted by orange swan at 9:12 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Blow the Man Down

Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 4:51 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Babel One  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 12

[Part 1 of 3] The Enterprise is ferrying a bunch of Tellarites across Andorian space when a Tellarite ship attacks Shran's ship. Can't we all just get along? Well, maybe not quite yet... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 11:32 AM - 5 comments

Movie: The Seventh Seal

Disillusioned knight Antonius Block (Max von Sydow in his first roll for Bergman) seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 11:20 AM - 10 comments

Unorthodox: Unorthodox (Netflix mini-series)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Loosely based on Deborah Feldman's 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Netflix's Unorthodox tells the story of a young woman's leaving the ultra-Orthodox community of Satmar Hasidim in New York. [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. at 5:12 AM - 7 comments

March 28

Movie: Beauty Shop

You thought you'd heard it all in the barbershop, but you haven't heard anything yet - the women get their own chance to shampoo, shine, and speak their minds in Beauty Shop. A determined hairstylist (Queen Latifah) competes with her former boss (Kevin Bacon) after opening her own business in Atlanta. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 10:07 PM - 2 comments

The X-Files: One Breath  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 8

Scully reappears at a D.C. hospital, comatose and in critical condition. Mulder tries to find out what happened to her and who is responsible for it.
posted by orange swan at 9:04 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Containment

Neighbors in a block wake one morning to find they have been sealed inside their apartments due to an apparent epidemic. Can they work together to find out why? Or will they destroy each other in their fight to escape? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:22 PM - 1 comment

Leverage: The Fairy Godparents Job  Season 2, Episode 4

To recover funds from an incarcerated investment banker, the team tries to help his introverted stepson. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 12:07 PM - 1 comment

Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Dillman  Season 7, Episode 9

Holt can recommend only one of his detectives for a job opening on a prestigious task force. In a classic whodunit, Jake tries to prove he's the best sleuth by solving the case of a glitter bomb prank gone awry. [more inside]
posted by Monochrome at 11:34 AM - 6 comments

Movie: The Conversation

Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger. [more inside]
posted by growabrain at 7:52 AM - 18 comments

Vagrant Queen: A Royal Ass-Kicking  Season 1, Episode 1

Former queen Elida is cornered by her nemesis. An old friend comes to her aid, delivering big news. (SyFy Channel US, Citytv Canada) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 7:17 AM - 8 comments

March 27

The X-Files: 3  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 7

With Scully still missing, Mulder goes to L.A. to investigate a series of murders in which the victim is drained of blood, the mirrors in the victim's house smashed, and biblical citations written on the walls in blood.
posted by orange swan at 9:04 PM - 4 comments

Steven Universe: The Future  Season 6, Episode 20

We draw a curtain on Beach City, the gems, and Steven Universe.
posted by JHarris at 7:04 PM - 30 comments

Steven Universe: I Am My Monster  Season 6, Episode 19

When an episode begins with a shot of the Beach City water tower and the ground shaking, it means two things. Insurance rates are about to go up again, and there's about to be a fight. There's a difference this time though....
posted by JHarris at 6:54 PM - 5 comments

Steven Universe: Everything's Fine  Season 6, Episode 18

"Everything's fine!" Steven keeps telling everyone, while he's huge and glowing pink. This will certainly turn out well!
posted by JHarris at 6:45 PM - 3 comments

Steven Universe: Homeworld Bound  Season 6, Episode 17

In an attempt to figure out why his powers are going crazy, Steven returns to Homeworld, which is rather different from before.
posted by JHarris at 6:32 PM - 5 comments

Devs: Episode 5  Season 1, Episode 5

Kenton pays Jamie a visit to guarantee his silence, while Katie covertly exploits the Devs system for her own ends.
posted by octothorpe at 5:35 PM - 6 comments

Interrogation: All Episodes  Season 1, Episode 1

A non-linear crime series that is centered around an interrogation of people who might be involved in a decades-old murder case. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 3:01 PM - 0 comments

Making the Cut: Heidi and Tim are Back  Season 1, Episode 1

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn welcome 12 designers to New York City and tell them to pack their bags because their first fashion show will be in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. In their first assignment, the designers must create a two-look brand snapshot. One designer lets self-doubt get in her way, while another has to make a new dress from scratch with only a few hours remaining. [more inside]
posted by Glinn at 12:26 PM - 14 comments

Dispatches from Elsewhere: Clara  Season 1, Episode 5

The clues lead to a new tale that provides insight into the mystery behind the Elsewhere Society and its missing founder. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 7:59 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) and features many cast and crew members from Lang's previous films. The film features Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Dr. Mabuse who is in an insane asylum where he is found frantically writing his crime plans. When Mabuse's criminal plans begin to be implemented, Inspector Lohmann (played by Otto Wernicke) tries to find the solution with clues from gangster Thomas Kent (Gustav Diessl), the institutionalized Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) and Professor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.) who becomes obsessed with Dr. Mabuse. [more inside]
posted by sapagan at 6:03 AM - 2 comments

March 26

Top Chef: The Jonathan Gold standard  Season 17, Episode 2

This week the chefs honor the late, great Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold. Using Gold’s last guide list, the chefs fan out all over Los Angeles to sample the unique taquerias, food trucks, mom-and-pop cafes, upscale eateries and ethnic cuisine only found in the City of Angels. Drawing inspiration from this one-in-a-lifetime culinary odyssey, the chefs create dishes to serve 200 of Jonathan Gold’s friends, family, and restaurateurs that he loved at the iconic Union Station. Noted food writer and personal friend of Jonathan Gold, Ruth Reichl serves as guest judge alongside Padma, Tom and Gail. [more inside]
posted by praemunire at 10:27 PM - 6 comments