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Critical Role: Hunter and Hunted  Season 2, Episode 133

As the Mighty Nein tentatively explore the edges of Aeor, they debate whether to delve further into mystery or hold the line and set traps for their rapidly approaching enemies...
posted by nubs on Apr 12 at 12:06 PM - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Long-Term Care  Season 8, Episode 8

Prince Philip died. Matt Gaetz continues to face accusations of pedophilia and sex trafficking. President Biden promised to reverse Trump's refugee cap, but hasn't yet, and no one seems to know why. And Now: A Farewell Tribute to the Greatest Questions Ever Asked on Yahoo! Answers. Main story (23m): Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the US, and the serious problems that many of they have. And Now: A Few More of the Greatest Questions Ever Asked on Yahoo! Answers.
posted by JHarris on Apr 12 at 12:09 AM - 6 comments

This is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist: (entire series)   All Seasons

In 1990, two men dressed as cops con their way into a Boston museum and steal a fortune in art. Take a deep dive into this daring and notorious crime. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 12 at 12:36 PM - 4 comments

Made for Love: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Hazel (Cristin Milioti), on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire, suddenly realizes that her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track her every move. This American dark comedy television series is based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 9 at 2:54 PM - 7 comments

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Whole World is Watching  Season 1, Episode 4

The show moves to the Balkans; some meditations of power. The Dora Milaje is unhappy, John Walker is unhappy, Sam Wilson is unhappy.
posted by cendawanita on Apr 9 at 4:19 AM - 108 comments

The Nevers: Touched  Season 1, Episode 1

Three years after an inexplicable event suddenly equips them with extraordinary abilities, Amalia True and Penance Adair work to protect their kind from widespread, deepening antipathy. Meanwhile, police inspector Frank Mundi investigates a string of murders at the hands of a reportedly Touched and highly dangerous serial killer named Maladie. [IMDb] [more inside]
posted by bcwinters on Apr 12 at 1:19 PM - 21 comments

Movie: Raya and the Last Dragon

In a realm known as Kumandra, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon and defeat the mysterious Druun.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Mar 7 at 12:01 AM - 21 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 8

On Romulus, Picard and Data meet with Spock, who claims to be trying to reunite the Romulans and Vulcans. While Spock works to achieve his goal, powers within the Romulan government seek to pervert his mission into an invasion of the Federation. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Apr 12 at 10:29 AM - 18 comments

Line of Duty: Episode One  Season 6, Episode 1

Line of Duty (UK BBC 1) returned last for Series 6. Not familiar? It is a drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit. [more inside]
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad on Mar 22 at 2:45 AM - 7 comments

Movie: Local Hero

Mac (Peter Riegert), an ambitious mid-level executive at a Texas oil company is selected — mainly because his name seems Scottish — by his eccentric boss (Burt Lancaster) to travel to Scotland on a two-pronged mission: 1) to negotiate the purchase of Ferness, a remote fishing village with a beautiful beach that happens to be the perfect location for building a refinery to process North Sea petroleum, and 2) to keep his eyes peeled for anything unusual happening in the night sky. [more inside]
posted by theory on Apr 11 at 11:46 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Clash: Westway to the World

A career retrospective of British punk band The Clash, featuring exclusive interviews with the entire band. - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 13 at 5:26 PM - 1 comment

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C: Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle, Ade Adepitan  Season 4, Episode 5

Anneka Rice, John Bishop, Nadine Coyle and Ade Adepitan tackle decorative choux buns and financiers before making a showstopping cake that represents something from their bucket list.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 12 at 11:02 AM - 3 comments

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: The Star-Spangled Man  Season 1, Episode 2

John Walker is named Captain America, and Sam and Bucky team up against a rebel group.
posted by Pronoiac on Mar 26 at 2:30 AM - 73 comments

Black Lightning: Painkiller  Season 4, Episode 7

Grace is abducted while she and Anissa go to Akashic Valley for their honeymoon, and Khalil goes looking for Grace. (backdoor pilot for potential spinoff) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 13 at 4:17 PM - 1 comment

Movie: Bringing Up Baby

While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 11 at 10:47 PM - 9 comments

Invincible: That Actually Hurt  Season 1, Episode 5

Mark struggles with his obligations. Mark makes a new friend. Debbie finds a notebook. Eve struggles with family. [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork on Apr 11 at 7:43 AM - 5 comments

Movie: Sound of Metal

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Dec 14 at 8:37 PM - 5 comments

Exterminate All the Brutes: Part One  Season 1, Episode 1

Exterminate All the Brutes, from acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro, HBO’s Sometimes in April), is a four-part hybrid docuseries that provides a visually arresting journey through time, into the darkest hours of humanity. Through his personal voyage, Peck deconstructs the making and masking of history, digging deep into the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism — from America to Africa and its impact on society today. Trailer [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Apr 12 at 12:54 PM - 2 comments

Better Off Ted: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

The satirical office comedy about successful good guy, Ted, who runs research and development at the morally questionable Veridian Dynamics. No achievement is too far-fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Ted's a single dad to a seven-year-old girl, and he loves his job, but he's starting to take a closer look at the company's extremely dubious practices.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 3 at 8:03 AM - 10 comments

Critical Role: Aeor  Season 2, Episode 132

Having located the secret entrance to Aeor, the Mighty Nein take stock of what waits for them both above and below the ice...
posted by nubs on Apr 5 at 12:18 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 37: Investment Opportunities

The Thundermen race to stop the machinations of the gods.  But first, they have to make it past an army of demons and settle some unfinished business. Luckily, they have help. A lot of help. A paradox is solved. A wrong is righted. A resignation is accepted. It is the beginning of the end.
posted by supercres on Apr 9 at 12:30 AM - 4 comments

For All Mankind: And Here’s to You  Season 2, Episode 8

Gordo returns to space. Molly faces an upsetting new reality. Aleida confronts her first major hurdle at work. [more inside]
posted by cardboard on Apr 10 at 9:11 PM - 11 comments

Movie: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 11 at 8:10 PM - 2 comments

Special Event: Blaseball Season 15

It's been two weeks of downtime, and now Blaseball is back for season 15 and I have no idea what's going on but apparently they did something with snacks and also maybe there are time-fish that can rewind innings? Come on in! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 5 at 9:17 AM - 11 comments

Podcast: Stuff The British Stole: A Tiger and a Scream

How a toy tiger became the symbol of a struggle between India and its former British colonisers [more inside]
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin on Apr 11 at 4:23 PM - 2 comments

Saturday Night Live: Carey Mulligan / Kid Cudi  Season 46, Episode 17

First ever English host! [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Apr 11 at 1:28 AM - 15 comments

Book: Tehanu

Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan—Tenar, an isolated young priestess, and Ged, a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago, they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again, to help another—the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed. (Book 4 of the Earthsea cycle) [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Mar 5 at 6:57 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

"The tale of the formation, journey and end of the seminal Punk/Reggae band The Slits." - IMDB
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 19 at 2:34 PM - 5 comments

Movie: A Band Called Death

"A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded."
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 21 at 9:07 AM - 4 comments

All Creatures Great and Small: First Season  Season 1 (Full Season)

The numerous adventures of a friendly staff at a country veterinarian practice in 1930s to 1940s Yorkshire. The first season plus its Christmas episode, "The Night Before Christmas." [more inside]
posted by gladly on Feb 26 at 6:26 AM - 15 comments

The Mandalorian: Chapter 15: The Believer  Season 2, Episode 7

To move against the Empire, the Mandalorian needs the help of an old enemy.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Dec 11 at 3:21 AM - 107 comments

Book: Leave the World Behind

Anyone else in the mood for a tightly-written disaster novel that's more interested in people's responses to an emergency than in the emergency itself? Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind is a dread-packed piece about two families forced to hunker down together during an uncertain, unsettling period of world-altering events. It was a finalist in the National Book Awards 2020 for Fiction, and is Alam's third novel. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Mar 25 at 4:15 PM - 11 comments

Saturday Night Live: Daniel Kaluuya / St. Vincent  Season 46, Episode 16

Cut for time: [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Apr 4 at 11:43 AM - 31 comments

The Scholar Who Walks the Night: Eps 5 - 8; Followed by a note on Taekkyon  Season 1, Episode 5

I mean it's really hard to chase a coherent narrative thread through these chunks of episodes. Plans are made, fail, and are repeated to fail again. The complicated momentum of the story stutters; the visuals remain fabulous. Kim Seong Yeol and Yang Seon begin a dance of fascination round each other. [more inside]
posted by glasseyes on Mar 2 at 9:02 AM - 2 comments

Movie: Another Round

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jan 11 at 8:21 AM - 6 comments

The Mandalorian: Chapter 13: The Jedi  Season 2, Episode 5

The Mandalorian and the Child continue their journey through a dangerous galaxy.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Nov 27 at 2:12 AM - 98 comments

Top Chef: Trouble Brewing  Season 18, Episode 2

The Chefs are in for a rude awakening when they enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Apr 9 at 9:48 AM - 4 comments

Movie: News of the World

A Texan (Tom Hanks) traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 10 at 7:19 PM - 1 comment

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 7

Picard and Data must go undercover as Romulans when Starfleet assigns the Enterprise to the search for Spock. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Apr 8 at 5:31 AM - 14 comments

Movie: Godzilla vs. Kong

Monke fite nucular dinasour!
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace on Mar 31 at 4:35 PM - 37 comments

Movie: Thunder Force

In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 9 at 11:00 AM - 6 comments

Movie: I Am Dragon

In the midst of the wedding princess Miroslava is kidnapped by a dragon and carried away into his castle on the remote island. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout on Apr 9 at 5:04 AM - 2 comments

Invincible: Here Goes Nothing  Season 1, Episode 2

While Omni-Man is indisposed, Invincible helps the Teen Team fend off an extradimensional invasion by the Flaxans. [more inside]
posted by Fleebnork on Mar 27 at 3:03 PM - 6 comments

Star Trek: By Any Other Name  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 22

Galactic alien scouts capture the Enterprise for a return voyage and a prelude to invasion. Kirk's one advantage - they're not used to their adopted human form. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Jul 11 at 10:09 AM - 2 comments

Kung Fu: Pilot  Season 1, Episode 1

A quarter-life crisis causes a young Chinese American woman, Nicky Shen, to drop out of college and go on a life-changing journey to an isolated monastery in China. But when she returns to San Francisco, she finds her hometown is overrun with crime and corruption and her own parents are at the mercy of a powerful Triad. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 7 at 6:20 PM - 4 comments

The Great Pottery Throw Down: The Final: 1920s Art Deco Punch Bowl & Decanters  Season 4, Episode 10

In an art deco-inspired final, the potters make a punch bowl and decanter, before facing the tiniest throwing challenge ever set. Who will be crowned the series winner?
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 15 at 12:39 PM - 11 comments

Movie: Josie and the Pussycats

A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music. Starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid and Kay Hanley's (of Letters to Cleo) voice. Featuring Allan Cumming and Parker Posey. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Oct 8 at 8:21 AM - 13 comments

Station 19: Full Season 4  Season 4 (Full Season)

This spinoff of the critically acclaimed show Grey's Anatomy follows the lives of the men and women of firehouse station 19 in Seattle, Washington.
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 2 at 8:42 AM - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: Winter is Here (full season)  Books Included   Season 8 (Full Season)

Winter is here, and the show has outpaced GRRM's writing, but in case we want to talk about the books, here's a thread for speculating on this season.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 15 at 7:34 AM - 96 comments

Podcast: Harmontown: Nanjianimax

The gang gets back together one more time to catch up on everything since the show's finale. Special guests: Rob Schrab, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon!
posted by Marticus on Apr 8 at 1:59 AM - 3 comments

Movie: Slaxx

When a possessed pair of jeans begins to kill the staff of a trendy clothing store, it is up to Libby, an idealistic young salesclerk, to stop its bloody rampage. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 3 at 8:20 AM - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Omega Glory  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 23

Responding to a distress signal on planet Omega IV, Kirk finds Captain Ron Tracey of the U.S.S. Exeter violating the prime directive and interfering in a war between the Yangs and the Kohms to find the secret of their longevity. [more inside]
posted by Benway on Jul 18 at 10:02 AM - 4 comments

Movie: The Master

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 29 at 6:07 PM - 6 comments

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: New World Order  Season 1, Episode 1

Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes realize that their futures are anything but normal. [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac on Mar 19 at 1:41 AM - 109 comments

Supergirl: A Few Good Women  Season 6, Episode 2

As the stakes with Lex are raised higher than ever before, Lena must decide how far she is willing to go to stop her brother. Meanwhile, Supergirl and the team are faced with a challenge unlike anything they've ever dealt with before and it brings Alex to her breaking point. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 7 at 5:06 PM - 4 comments

The Expanse: Caliban's War  Season 2, Episode 13

Friendship ended with Cotyar. Now Bobbie is Chrisjen's best friend! asavage has a speaking cameo on UNS Arboghast, which goes poorly. Amos doesn't kill Holden. [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Apr 20 at 6:56 PM - 92 comments

Critical Role: Into the Eye  Season 2, Episode 131

After wrapping up with family and steeling their nerves, the Mighty Nein return to the frozen peaks and valleys of Eiselcross to weigh allies and plot their next course of action...
posted by nubs on Mar 29 at 12:09 PM - 8 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Game  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 6

Wesley Crusher visits the Enterprise only to see everyone behaving strangely on account of an addictive, mind-controlling game. [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Apr 5 at 11:25 AM - 28 comments

Book: Mexican Gothic

Kirkus on Mexican Gothic, by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: "Inquisitive 22-year-old socialite and anthropology enthusiast Noemí Taboada adores beautiful clothes and nights on the town in Mexico City with a bevy of handsome suitors, but her carefree existence is cut short when her father shows her a disturbing letter from her cousin Catalina, who recently married fair-haired and blue-eyed Virgil Doyle, who comes from a prominent English mining family that built their now-dwindling fortune on the backs of Indigenous laborers." [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Mar 20 at 5:09 PM - 7 comments