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Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder  Season 14, Episode 2

The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Donna to the furthest edge of adventure. To escape, they must face the most desperate fight of their lives, with the fate of the universe at stake.
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Dec 2 at 11:39 AM - 41 comments

Fargo: The Paradox of Intermediate Transactions  Season 5, Episode 3

Dot and Wayne protect their home; Roy neutralizes an obstacle; Witt suspects foul play; Gator makes a move.
posted by neilbert on Nov 30 at 8:04 PM - 22 comments

Podcast: S-Town: The full-"season" post, for S-Town bingers (and other completists).

Brian Reed's novelistic reportage/show was released in full from the get-go. It's a tightly woven tale, with one chapter flowing into the next - here's where to discuss it as a whole. (Ep 1 thread here, ep 2 thread here.)
posted by progosk on Mar 29 at 8:18 AM - 107 comments

Taskmaster: Series 16, "I think my legs are actually arms without fingers..."  Season 16 (Full Season)

Taskmaster: Series 16! (TRAILER) — This autumn, battling it out for the Golden Head Of The Taskmaster will be: Julian Clary!, Lucy Beaumont!, Sam Campbell!, Sue Perkins!, and Susan Wokoma!. Make the biggest bowl of popcorn: your time starts on September 21, 2023.
posted by not_on_display on Sep 12 at 8:00 PM - 130 comments

Doom Patrol: Done Patrol   Season 4, Episode 12

The Doom Patrol takes on the apocalypse. But what will they do if they emerge victorious?
posted by kittens for breakfast on Nov 9 at 5:04 PM - 5 comments

Love Has Won: Love Has Won  Season 1 (Full Season)

Tells the story of Amy Carlson and the obscure religious group "Love Has Won" led by her. [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Nov 27 at 11:13 PM - 3 comments

Rick and Morty: Unmortricken  Season 7, Episode 5

We get a bit more of insight into the origins of Evil Morty. [more inside]
posted by onya on Nov 15 at 10:26 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Pacific Rim

Using massive piloted robots to combat the alien threat, earth's survivors take the fight to the invading alien force lurking in the depths of the Pacific Ocean. Nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless enemy, the forces of mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes who now stand as earth's final hope against the mounting apocalypse.
posted by autopilot on Dec 4 at 3:05 AM - 26 comments

Foundation: Creation Myths  Books Included   Season 2, Episode 10

Season finale. Gaal, Salvor, and Hari chart a new path forward on Ignis. Demerzel heads to Trantor, taking actions that will change Empire forever.
posted by Kyol on Sep 16 at 6:38 PM - 28 comments

Invincible: First half of Season 2 (Episodes 1-4)  Show Only   Season 2 (Full Season)

In the aftermath of his father's betrayal, Mark struggles with his responsibilities as Invincible and his feelings of guilt about his role in the devastation in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Nov 23 at 10:05 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Godzilla Minus One

Post war Japan is at its lowest point when a new crisis emerges in the form of a giant monster, baptized in the horrific power of the atomic bomb. (In theaters now) [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Dec 1 at 7:58 PM - 6 comments

Book: Elder care book club

This is the 1st iteration of the elder care book club that will have an asynchronous discussion here in FanFare and perhaps a live, virtual meeting to cap off the conversation. The goal is to create a space for learning and mutual compassion as we all support the elders (parents, relatives, chosen family) in our lives. The first book is Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care by Anne Basting. For those who would be able to listen to a podcast interview but not read a book, here's an episode of Zestful Aging that features Anne Basting (43 min, 2020). [more inside]
posted by spamandkimchi on Oct 15 at 9:45 AM - 12 comments

The Curse: Under the Big Tree  Season 1, Episode 4

Good news for the Siegels is dampened by tensions in the neighborhood.
posted by snofoam on Dec 5 at 5:02 AM - 2 comments

The Gilded Age: Warning Shots  Season 2, Episode 6

The Opera War continues, but support comes with a high price. The Union Strike may come with an actual cost. Married life is wonderful. Backs, not so much. And where is all the love in the air coming from? [more inside]
posted by drewbage1847 on Dec 3 at 10:16 PM - 2 comments

Movie: The Marvels

Carol Danvers gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau, forcing them to work together to save the universe. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 9 at 4:24 PM - 52 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 14, Episode 10

The bakers take on a pastry Signature and a sticky Technical, before making a showstopping celebration cake. Whose choux will see them through to be crowned the winner?
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 28 at 10:15 PM - 24 comments

Movie: Rustin

Activist Bayard Rustin faces racism and homophobia as he helps change the course of Civil Rights history by orchestrating the 1963 March on Washington. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 17 at 6:33 AM - 7 comments

Squid Game: The Challenge - A Reality Competition  Season 1 (Full Season)

Squid Game: The Challenge is a British reality competition television series based on Squid Game, the South Korean drama. The show features 456 players competing for US$4.56 million, the largest single cash prize in game show history.
posted by dianeF on Nov 30 at 6:34 PM - 9 comments

Star Trek: Metamorphosis  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 9

When their shuttle is diverted to Gamma Canaris N by an amorphous entity known as the "companion", Kirk, Spock, and McCoy encounter Earth's Warp Drive pioneer, Zefram Cochrane, who appears to have survived there alone for 150 years. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Apr 11 at 10:18 AM - 4 comments

Wheel of Time: What Was Meant to Be  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 8

All roads lead to Falme, so to speak.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Oct 6 at 7:57 AM - 17 comments

Special Event: Hallmark Christmas Movies 2023

Per this discussion last year, I'm starting a thread for Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, assuming there's probably not a lot of people to discuss EACH movie in separate posts, but some folks may want to discuss them in general. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 5 at 7:47 PM - 82 comments

Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone / Noah Kahan  Season 49, Episode 6

Emma joins the 5-Timer's Club. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Dec 3 at 1:07 AM - 7 comments

All the Light We Cannot See: Full Mini Series   Season 1 (Full Season)

The story of Marie-Laure, a blind French teenager, and Werner, a German soldier, whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 3 at 4:29 PM - 5 comments

For All Mankind: House Divided  Season 4, Episode 4

An accident on Mars strains relationships, while Miles embarks on a risky venture. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Dec 1 at 10:51 AM - 21 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life  Books Included   Season 1, Episode 1

Scott Pilgrim is a 23-year-old Canadian slacker living in a video-game-style Toronto with his cool gay roommate, Wallace Wells. Scott dreams about a girl on rollerblades whom he has never met before. [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Nov 17 at 6:38 AM - 24 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: One  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 25

Personal log, Seven of Nine, stardate 51932.4. We are on a thirty-six year mission to the Crab Nebula. …You know, they say sometimes people go CRAZY on these long trips. They get the… SPACE… MADNESS! Heh. Space madness. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Nov 16 at 2:28 AM - 12 comments

Shrinking: Apology Tour  Season 1, Episode 7

Jimmy attempts damage control after his party. Paul's daughter pays another visit. Liz and Sean discover they have something in common. Disclaimer: Jason Segal's butt is out again. Liz's husband says that he's so tired of grinding away at his job that he wants to be home all day, and it's his turn, and if she wants space, she needs to go leave. AV Club review. Marvelous Geeks Media review. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Mar 4 at 9:45 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Blue Beetle

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 20 at 8:13 PM - 8 comments

Book: Endgame: Inside the Royal Family And the Monarchy's Fight For Survival

"In the past I, like others, have held back on revealing some of the darker truths at the heart of the institution of the British monarchy...But as the once-majestic brocade of the royal family continued to fade and fray behind the scenes and on the front page, I was increasingly convinced that it was time to write this book." Royal reporter Omid Scobie writes about the decline of the monarchy. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon on Nov 28 at 9:13 PM - 11 comments

Dash & Lily: Dash & Lily - Season 1  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. (Netflix, YA book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 12 at 10:38 AM - 11 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Someone to Watch Over Me  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 22

What is…kiss? Teach me your Earthling concept of…love… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Feb 1 at 3:34 AM - 14 comments

Doctor Who: The Star Beast  Season 14, Episode 1

In the first of three 60th anniversary specials, the Doctor is caught in a fight to the death as a spaceship crash-lands in London. But as the battle wreaks havoc, destiny is converging on an old friend.
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Nov 25 at 12:12 PM - 72 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: WHODIDIT  Season 1, Episode 6

Ramona arrives at Julie's doorstep with more questions and curiosity. A surprise visitor seeks forgiveness from Gideon. Knives taps into new talents.
posted by neilbert on Dec 1 at 7:58 PM - 1 comment

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: Lights. Camera. Sparks?!  Season 1, Episode 5

A documentary about the Toronto production reveals drama - and steamy romance - behind the scenes. Ramona takes on a daring but demanding gig.
posted by neilbert on Dec 1 at 7:57 PM - 1 comment

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters: Parallels and Interiors  Season 1, Episode 4

Shaw leads the team on a dangerous mission to Alaska in search of Hiroshi. Keiko, Lee, and Billy present their findings to General Puckett.
posted by ShooBoo on Nov 24 at 11:22 AM - 5 comments

Altered Carbon: Season 1 Complete, Books Included.  Books Included   Season 1 (Full Season)

It's probably much too late, but it's clear we need a space for book readers and binge-watchers to spoil heavily about Netflix's Altered Carbon adaptation. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Feb 7 at 10:40 AM - 53 comments

Movie: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales catapults across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. When the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles must redefine what it means to be a ... [more inside]
posted by 1970s Antihero on Jun 1 at 11:34 AM - 68 comments

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches  Season 1, Episode 1

It is 1985, Ronald Reagan is in the White House, and AIDS is causing mass death in the Americas. In Manhattan, Prior Walter tells Louis, his lover of four years, that he has AIDS; Louis, unable to handle it, leaves him. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Louis. Joe Pitt, a Mormon and Republican attorney, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the US Department of Justice. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and image. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, causing her to hallucinate constantly (sometimes jointly with Prior during his fever dreams) and she longs to escape from her sexless marriage. An angel with ulterior motives commands Prior to become a prophet. (Description from Wikipedia)
posted by bunderful on Nov 28 at 8:28 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Search, Part 1  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 1

Season 3 Premiere: Sisko takes an untested Starfleet warship into the Gamma Quadrant in an attempt to find the Founders of the Dominion. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 1 at 11:56 AM - 31 comments

Beacon 23: Rocky  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 5

While uncovering Halan’s past, Aster finds a link to the rocks that will alter both their lives.
posted by Kyol on Dec 3 at 6:02 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Melora  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 6

Bashir finds himself someone new to moon over, while Quark finds himself on the receiving end of a death threat.
posted by Solomon on Jul 19 at 3:23 PM - 12 comments

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off: Whatever  Season 1, Episode 4

Ramona, heads to a film set to see Lucas, her movie star ex, whose role in a major Canadian motion picture attracts media attention - and the paparazzi. [more inside]
posted by asnider on Nov 21 at 8:27 AM - 8 comments

Book: System Collapse - Martha Wells

The seventh entry in Wells’ Murderbot Diaries series, and set immediately following the events of Network Effect, finds everyone’s favorite SecUnit dealing with humans, colonists, nefarious corporations, and its own mental health. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Nov 28 at 2:07 PM - 17 comments

Movie: May December

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past. [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Nov 26 at 6:30 PM - 4 comments

A Murder at the End of the World: Family Secrets  Season 1, Episode 4

There's a killer on the loose and nowhere to run with a storm closing in. Darby breaks out of lockdown and discovers the retreat may not be what she thought it was.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 28 at 2:54 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Saltburn

A student at Oxford University finds himself drawn into the world of a charming and aristocratic classmate, who invites him to his eccentric family's sprawling estate for the summer. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 28 at 8:03 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Soy Cuba / I Am Cuba / Я - Куба

A study in contrasts set in and around Havana that explores Cuba's 1959 revolution. A young woman's fascination with the excess of an American-owned casino leads to her downfall in the eyes of her street vendor boyfriend. A tenant farmer revolts the only way he knows how. University students gain first-hand knowledge of political upheaval. And, in the hills outside the city, the members of a poor peasant family get swept up into the burgeoning revolt. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 2 at 4:10 PM - 3 comments

Movie: The Holdovers

A cranky history teacher at a prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with students who have no family plans. In select theaters, wider release Nov 10 [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Oct 31 at 9:02 PM - 10 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Blood Oath  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 19

John "Kor" Colicos, William "Koloth" Campbell and Michael "Kang" Ansara return to Star Trek playing their Original Series characters, in an episode inspired by the classic films The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 1 at 8:34 PM - 12 comments

The Bear: The Bear  Season 1 (Full Season)

A young chef from the world of fine dining comes home to Chicago to run his family's sandwich shop. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Jun 27 at 1:04 PM - 35 comments

Rick and Morty: That's Amorte  Season 7, Episode 4

"Guys, this show can be anything! Rick gets spaghetti! It’s from dead bodies! Let’s go!" [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Nov 6 at 10:30 PM - 12 comments

Star Trek: Catspaw  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 7

The Enterprise travels to planet Pyrus VII and discovers alien visitors that attempt to connect with human consciousness but wind up tapping into the regions of human nightmares instead. This episode is the Star Trek Halloween Special of 1967. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Mar 28 at 10:03 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 6

The starship Enterprise comes into contact with its sister ship, the USS Constellation which has been heavily damaged by a huge fortified planet-killing machine from another galaxy. Kirk and his crew must find a means to stop the device heading for heavily populated areas of our galaxy, and deal with the heavily traumatized Commodore Decker, the Constellation '​s only survivor. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Mar 21 at 10:38 AM - 6 comments

Orphan Black: Echoes: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Set in the near future, Echoes takes a deep dive into the exploration of the scientific manipulation of human existence. It follows a group of women as they weave their way into each other’s lives and embark on a thrilling journey, unravelling the mystery of their identity and uncovering a wrenching story of love and betrayal. Spinoff of Orphan Black.
posted by Kyol on Nov 13 at 6:19 PM - 11 comments

Slow Horses: Strange Games  Show Only   Season 3, Episode 1

A romantic relationship in Istanbul ends badly. Lamb hits the panic button when one of his Slow Horses fails to show up for work.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 29 at 6:54 PM - 3 comments

The Sandbaggers: A Question Of Loyalty  Season 2, Episode 4

Burnside has to deal with defector problems: one coming over, and maybe one going over?
posted by the man of twists and turns on May 15 at 7:55 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Leaving Las Vegas

Ben Sanderson, a Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his alcoholism, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Dec 1 at 5:49 PM - 2 comments

Movie: It's a Wonderful Knife

A year after a young woman who saves her town from a serial killer on Christmas Eve, she wishes she was never born. When her wish is granted, she discovers what her absence has cost the people of Angels Falls. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 1 at 1:51 PM - 4 comments

Mr. Robot: 401 Unauthorized  Season 4, Episode 1

During the Christmas season, Elliot and Mr. Robot make their return. Darlene deals with real trouble. Tyrell is bored. Dom becomes paranoid.
posted by roolya_boolya on Oct 6 at 8:25 PM - 30 comments

Movie: Joy Ride (2023)

Four Asian-American friends (Stephanie Hsu, Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu) travel through Asia in search of one of their birth mothers. Along the way, their experience becomes one of bonding, friendship, belonging and no-holds-barred debauchery. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Jul 1 at 5:53 PM - 11 comments