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Special Event: Blaseball Season 11

Season 11 of Blaseball is kicking off and, geez, where to start! The Crabs won their third championship, and thus (after immmmeadiately losing their fight with The Shelled One's Pods) have ascended out of the ILB, to be replaced by newcomer team Tokyo Lift. Also the squid ate? the Peanut, and then The Boss, who presents as an ancient Roman coin bearing a sigil of justice, ushered in the age of Peace & Prosperity. All the new blessings are Tarot Major Arcana, all the new decrees are about destroying the Forbidden Book, and none of them have any explanatory text. Here comes some Blaseball. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 19 at 7:55 AM - 14 comments

Lovecraft Country: Rewind 1921  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 9

Leti, Montrose, and Tic go back to 1921 to rescue Dee. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 11 at 7:13 PM - 25 comments

Away: Full Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

An American astronaut struggles with leaving her husband and daughter behind to embark on a dangerous mission with an international space crew. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 6 at 5:02 AM - 16 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Defector  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 10

The Enterprise grants asylum to a defector from the Romulan Empire, who claims to have vital information concerning a renewed Romulan offensive against the Federation. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Oct 19 at 6:42 AM - 14 comments

The Third Day: Saturday - The Son  Season 1, Episode 2

Jess and Sam take time to get to know each other. The Martins continue to dodge questions by answering them. Sam Appears to be in less and more danger than he's aware of. Our mystery deepens when Sam finds the coroner who did his son's autopsy living on the island. The night concludes with hasty decisions all around, and Epona's might be the worst of all. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Sep 25 at 7:43 AM - 2 comments

Saturday Night Live: Issa Rae / Justin Bieber  Season 46, Episode 3

Issa Rae, from the web series "[The Mis-Adventures of] Awkward Black Girl" and the HBO series, "Insecure." [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Oct 18 at 2:37 AM - 24 comments

Mr. Robot: 405 Method Not Allowed  Season 4, Episode 5

no xmas lolz for dom. darelliot gives a run-around. krista plays hookie. quiet pls, the show is on. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 5 at 5:37 AM - 33 comments

The Haunting of Bly Manor: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. (IMDb) [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Oct 11 at 8:02 PM - 19 comments

Movie: Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare

At an old farmhouse, a family mysteriously dissapears at the hands of evil. Years later, hair metal band The Tritons comes to the farmhouse, whose barn now features a 24-track recording studio. Lead singer John Triton gets the band to perform their first night in the farmhouse after dinner, and weird little beasties suddenly appear, and strange things start to happen. Band members (and their tag along girlfriends) begin to act strangely and vanish one by one. Soon, only John Triton remains, and he holds a secret. Finally, the evil shows itself and a battle between heaven and hell ensues... [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 18 at 3:23 PM - 6 comments

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

Against all odds, Kipo and the gang ended an old enemy's reign of terror. Now they're on a mission to fight a fierce anti-Mute evildoer: Dr. Emilia.
posted by Marticus on Oct 14 at 1:31 AM - 7 comments

Movie: The Royal Tenenbaums

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Oct 18 at 6:21 PM - 13 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope Is You, Part 1  Season 3, Episode 1

[Season premiere] It's 3188, and Burnham shows up from the 23rd century, but where's everybody else? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 15 at 8:35 AM - 48 comments

DuckTales: Let's Get Dangerous  Season 3, Episode 12

Darkwing Duck gains an unlikely sidekick as he uncovers a dark conspiracy tied to the Missing Mysteries and one of Scrooge’s employees. [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Oct 20 at 11:12 AM - 1 comment

Supernatural: Gimme Shelter  Season 15, Episode 15

Castiel and Jack work a case involving members of a local church. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean go off in search of Amara. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 16 at 4:29 PM - 4 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Chocolate Week  Season 11, Episode 4

It's Chocolate Week and the bakers tackle a deceptively simple traybake signature, a technical packed full of chocolate and nuts, and a white chocolate celebration showstopper
posted by jeather on Oct 13 at 5:05 PM - 35 comments

Book: Harrow the Ninth

The second volume of Tamsyn Muir's Locked Tomb trilogy. [more inside]
posted by rustcrumb on Aug 7 at 8:17 AM - 32 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The World Health Organization  Season 7, Episode 26

Main story: the World Health Organization, Trump's stupid blaming them for the pandemic, and his decision to pull the U.S. out of it, which takes effect in July if nothing else changes (say in two weeks), and which could have huge consequences. It has 194 member states, nearly every country on Earth, but not the US if Trump's plans are not thwarted. On YouTube (19m) And Now: There's An Old Saying In Politics. Finally an update on Danbury, Connecticut, which is naming a sewage plant after John Oliver in exchange for donations to local food banks. At the end is the show's first location piece since the pandemic began (don't worry, John Oliver was wearing protection). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Oct 19 at 1:48 AM - 3 comments

Lovecraft Country: Full Circle  Show Only   Season 1, Episode 10

After uncovering the origins of the Book of Names, the gang heads back to Ardham to cast the ultimate spell. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 18 at 7:10 PM - 16 comments

Critical Role: The Chase Begins  Season 2, Episode 112

While preparing to journey to Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein find themselves torn as they uncover a pressing mystery about a friend thought lost...
posted by nubs on Oct 19 at 3:21 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Dawn of the Dead

A group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 18 at 3:10 PM - 10 comments

Fargo: The Birthplace of Civilization  Season 4, Episode 5

Josto strikes back. Ethelrida does the right thing. Loy finds himself against the ropes. Deafy shakes the tree.
posted by fight or flight on Oct 19 at 9:07 AM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Kitten  Season 11, Episode 6

Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Feb 7 at 10:53 PM - 11 comments

The X-Files: Ghouli  Season 11, Episode 5

When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Jan 31 at 11:06 PM - 18 comments

The Boys: What I Know  Season 2, Episode 8

The Boys (and two girls) finally go after Homelander and Stormfront head on. But things don't go as planned when Butcher is forced to make, Atrain and Deep come to a collective decision, and new super villain pops up. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 9 at 6:39 AM - 32 comments

Marvel's Helstrom: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer; the siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity. [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Oct 18 at 8:13 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Krisha

When Krisha returns to her estranged family for Thanksgiving dinner, past demons threaten to ruin the festivities. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 18 at 3:00 PM - 2 comments

The School Nurse Files: Season 1  Season 1 (Full Season)

Wielding a light-up sword through the dark corners of a high school, a nurse with an unusual gift protects students from monsters only she can see. (Netflix, 6 episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 27 at 5:46 PM - 3 comments

Star Trek: Lower Decks: No Small Parts  Season 1, Episode 10

And lo, there shall be a season finale-ing... who lives, who dies, who tells their story? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Oct 8 at 7:19 AM - 32 comments

Movie: The Station Agent

When his only friend dies, a man born with dwarfism moves to rural New Jersey to live a life of solitude, only to meet a chatty hot dog vendor and a woman dealing with her own personal loss. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 16 at 8:46 PM - 10 comments

Movie: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself. [more inside]
posted by vverse23 on Sep 5 at 9:07 AM - 35 comments

Movie: The Kid Detective

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case... [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Oct 19 at 6:56 AM - 1 comment

Movie: Boogie Nights

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 23 at 7:58 PM - 13 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Price  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 8

The Enterprise hosts negotiations for possession of the only known stable wormhole. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Oct 12 at 7:30 AM - 15 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 10

Blaseball hits double digits, as season 10 kicks off! Strange weather, five bases for most teams, and a lot of weird Peanut God hijinks coming off last season including a team of undead thralls! Come on in and try to sort it all out. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 12 at 9:17 AM - 25 comments

Movie: Boys from County Hell

A town that claims to be home to vampire finds out that the legend is actually true. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 11 at 8:01 PM - 2 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 18

Everything comes to an end when Sozin's comet is in the sky. Lines are drawn, people choose sides, power is discovered, and we end on a balcony with a single kiss. [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Oct 9 at 1:00 AM - 22 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Ember Island Players  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 17

The Avatar saga told and performed by the Ember Island Players, a trip through memory lane based on reliable information, partly obtained from a merchant of cabbages. As Sozin's Comet approaches, the gang get to reflect on the past, while preparing for the future and final showdown with the Fire Lord Ozai.
posted by Atreides on Oct 5 at 9:36 AM - 16 comments

Movie: Hubie Halloween

Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, (and its Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something is going bump in the night, and it's up to Hubie to save Halloween. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Oct 11 at 3:36 PM - 8 comments

Book: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. [more inside]
posted by jeather on May 25 at 7:10 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Pieces of April

A wayward daughter invites her dying mother and the rest of her estranged family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 17 at 4:51 PM - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE BEATNIKS  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 15

Re-rewatch! Written and directed by Paul Frees (the voice of Boris Badenov), these characters are not really beatniks, they're more young criminals. But one of them can sing, and that gives him the worth to be lifted up out of his life of crime. There's a General Hospital clip before the movie too. A somewhat popular episode, but not many people's favorite? Previously, and again
posted by JHarris on Oct 18 at 3:18 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Apostle

In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult. Stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex). Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption). A Netflix original. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25 at 1:24 PM - 7 comments

Book: Piranesi

"Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone." The new novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. [more inside]
posted by misteraitch on Sep 17 at 1:07 PM - 11 comments

Dollhouse: Echoes  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

Rossum Corporation asks the Dollhouse to send a large contingent of actives to a college campus to retrieve an experimental memory drug. The drug brings out suppressed memories which affect everyone, including the actives. Echo's origins are revealed. [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Oct 13 at 8:00 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Upon arriving in a small town where she has inherited a rundown mansion, a famous horror hostess battles an evil uncle, and townspeople who want her burned at the stake. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Sep 17 at 6:50 PM - 9 comments

Movie: Over the Garden Wall

Two brothers are lost in the woods in this animated ode to fairy tales. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 9 at 2:37 PM - 38 comments

Raised by Wolves: Full Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

Executive produced by Ridley Scott (who also directed the first two episodes) Raised by Wolves is an original science fiction series exploring faith, belief and artificial intelligence in the 22nd century when the survivors of mankind's last great war meet on Keppler-22b. [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 6 at 8:15 PM - 78 comments

Movie: All Is Lost

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 15 at 7:53 PM - 5 comments

Movie: Pride and Prejudice - A New Musical

Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. (Musical adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 17 at 7:40 PM - 1 comment

Movie: The Dead Don't Die

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves, in a new film directed by Jim Jarmusch and featuring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez, Iggy Pop, RZA, Tom Waits, and lots more!
posted by chrchr on Jun 19 at 12:22 PM - 12 comments

The Boys: The Bloody Doors Off  Show Only   Season 2, Episode 6

When The Boys and Starlight follow a lead to Vought's mysterious Sage Grove Center, they find one of Vought's darkest secrets - and someone even darker from their past. Meanwhile Homelander and Stormfront's relationship deepens.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 24 at 10:21 PM - 24 comments

Star Trek: Discovery: The Vulcan Hello  Season 1, Episode 1

Coming across a relic in space leaves Federation First Officer Michael Burnham between captain and crew of the starship Shenzhou.
posted by Fizz on Sep 24 at 6:51 PM - 149 comments

Movie: A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

A babysitter embarks on a mission to save a child who's been abducted by monsters. (Netflix, book adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 15 at 7:04 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat  Season 11, Episode 4

While exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully discover how the X-Files may have originated. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Jan 24 at 10:40 PM - 35 comments

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Western Air Temple  Season 3, Episode 12

In the aftermath of the failed mission against the Fire Lord, Team Avatar regroups at the Western Air Temple, while Zuko struggles to find a way to convince them that he's no longer their enemy. While the Fire Nation prince desires to help the Avatar, his decision from the recent past leads to danger to Aang and everyone else.
posted by Atreides on Sep 21 at 12:56 PM - 13 comments

Escape to the Chateau: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Designer Angel Adoree and her partner, retired engineer Dick Strawbridge purchase the abandoned Château de la Motte Husson in hope of restoring it to its former 19th-century glory to serve as a wedding venue.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 25 at 7:02 PM - 11 comments

Star Trek: What Are Little Girls Made of?  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 8

While searching planet EXO-III to learn the fate of Dr. Roger Korby after his last communication 5 years prior, the Enterprise finally receives a transmission from Korby and Nurse Chapel is ecstatic that her fiancé has been found. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Sep 6 at 9:42 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Night of the Creeps

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28 at 6:42 AM - 19 comments

Emily in Paris: Full season  Season 1 (Full Season)

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 13 at 4:04 PM - 4 comments