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Black Lightning: The Book of the Apocalypse: Chapter Two: The Omega  Season 2, Episode 16

As Freeland riots over the police's murder of the hapless Cape Guy, various subplots come to their conclusion (Season 2 Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 18 at 8:33 PM - 7 comments

Legends of Tomorrow: Hey, World!  Season 4, Episode 16

In the Season 4 finale, Constantine and Nora discover Neron's evil plan while on a mission to find Ray. Nate convinces the Legends to think outside the box and suggests a dangerous plan to unite magical creatures and people to save the world. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 20 at 7:56 PM - 20 comments

Book: The Art of Fermentation

"The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners." [more inside]
posted by aniola on Aug 13 at 9:19 AM - 3 comments

Lodge 49: The Slide  Season 2, Episode 2

"Life is good? Life is good. Life is good!" Dud gets back into cleaning pools, with some complications. "No good deed goes unpunished." Liz tries to hit bottom, with some detours along the way. "Churros and jellyfish! - Yes! That's the plan." A game of golf jeopardizes Ernie's career, while Connie finds a new perspective is helpful. "Thermosaurus?"
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 21 at 8:23 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 473: Spooketti

Hey, Summer! Come over here for a second! We want to talk to you about ... the beach. All the beach stuff we want to do during you, Summer. What's that bear trap doing on the ground? Why's Autumn hiding behind us with a big net in its hand? Don't worry about that, Summer. Just ... come over here for a sec, will ya? Suggested talking points: Backpack Shopping, LASIK Check-In, Master Chief Lessons for Baby Boomers, Ghost Rider vs. Everyone, Pasta 4 Life, Ranch Mouth, Get Sticky Off It
posted by Tevin on Aug 20 at 5:16 AM - 6 comments

The Flash: Time Bomb  Season 5, Episode 17

Team Flash finds out that a suburban mom named Vickie Bolen is in danger and they race to save her. Upon meeting her, they discover she's a meta-human who is hiding her abilities from her family. Barry encourages Vickie to share her secret with her family, which makes Nora realize she needs to come clean with her parents about Thawne. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 19 at 7:22 PM - 9 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Mayday  Season 3, Episode 13

With her plan in place, June reaches the point of no return on her bold strike against Gilead; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford attempt to find their way forward in their new lives.
posted by roolya_boolya on Aug 13 at 10:57 PM - 54 comments

Book: The Obelisk Gate

Continuing the trilogy that began with the multi-award-nominated The Fifth Season. The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 24 at 9:46 AM - 15 comments

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Shakaar  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 24

Kira gets an assignment from Kai Winn, of all people, to convince the former leader of her old resistance cell to stand down his resistance to relinquishing soil reclamators. Bajor is on the verge of civil war again... over farm equipment. And O'Brien's in the zone... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Dec 20 at 8:29 PM - 12 comments

Movie: All the President's Men

The movie begins and ends with images of print on paper. Typewriter keys slam a date onto a blank page: June 1, 1972. President Nixon, in the midst of his re-election campaign and returning from a trip to Moscow, arrives at the Capitol Building to address Congress and the nation. Soon after, in the pre-dawn hours of a Saturday morning, security guard Frank Wills (portraying himself in the film) summons police to the Watergate Complex after discovering evidence of intruders in an office building. In the 6th floor headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, plainclothes officers responding to the call apprehend five well-dressed men in the midst of an attempted burglary. Later that morning 29-year-old reporter Bob Woodward (Robert Redford), hired just months ago at the Washington Post and the lowest-paid member of its staff, is called in to cover the suspects’ arraignment. The case seems of little importance, yet puzzling details soon emerge that arouse Woodward’s suspicions. Another eager young Post reporter, Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), is assigned to join Woodward in following-up on the story. Through diligence, persistence, prodding from editors, and crucial assistance from a shadowy source, the duo uncover some startling connections. [more inside]
posted by theory on Aug 19 at 3:02 PM - 14 comments

Book: The Dazzle of Day

Leaving a dilapidated Earth behind, Quakers across the globe pool funds and resources as they select colonists to send to a newly discovered planet to start life anew in this “miraculous fusion of…science fiction with unsparing realism and keen psychology” (Ursula K. Le Guin).
posted by kalimac on Aug 20 at 2:26 PM - 4 comments

The Letdown: Season 2  Season 2 (Full Season)

New mom Audrey continues in the pathos of early parenthood. Australian series on Netflix. [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg on Aug 9 at 1:11 PM - 3 comments

Movie: Sorry to Bother You

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe. [more inside]
posted by migurski on Jul 8 at 7:23 AM - 75 comments

Orange Is the New Black: The Final Season  Season 7 (Full Season)

The final season of Netflix's long-running ensemble show about female prison inmates adds an ICE facility to the mix.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 26 at 9:52 PM - 27 comments

Mindhunter: Entire Season Two  Season 2 (Full Season)

The FBI's Behavioral Science Unit enters a new era of importance, with access to more resources than ever before -- but can it survive the internal pressures of damaged trust, and the external sprinkles of insidious family drama??
posted by fleacircus on Aug 20 at 12:33 AM - 11 comments

Succession: Succession  Season 1 (Full Season)

With machiavellian characters and sharp dialogue, this show from The Thick of It writer Jesse Armstrong has everything you hope to see in a mega-rich family [more inside]
posted by jouke on Aug 3 at 11:15 AM - 11 comments

The Boys: Season 1 discussion  Show Only   Season 1 (Full Season)

Supes have been committing atrocities, which keep getting swept under the rug because they are revered by the adoring public. Billy Butcher recruits The Boys who have all been wronged by The Seven, the world’s most notorious superheroes, to bring them down and stop the corruption. [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Jul 29 at 3:15 AM - 58 comments

Star Trek: Enterprise: Rajiin  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 4

Enterprise attempts to gain information about Trellium-D and the Xindi. Complications ensue. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Aug 19 at 12:32 PM - 4 comments

Wu Assassins: Season 1 (Full Season)  Season 1 (Full Season)

Yesterday, he dreamed of owning a food truck.Today, he's humanity's last hope. He's the Chosen One -- and the last hero of his kind. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 11 at 7:37 AM - 6 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: The Righteous Gemstones  Season 1, Episode 1

The new series from the team behind Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. Upon returning from a baptism marathon in China with his father Eli and brother Kelvin, Jesse Gemstone receives a video from blackmailers seeking to sully his reputation. Eli moves forward with plans to expand the Gemstone empire as he continues to mourn his late wife Aimee-Leigh.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 19 at 10:32 AM - 5 comments

Movie: The Matrix

THE SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - A young tech worker in an anonymous city crosses paths with a group of armed outlaws who insist his reality is a computer simulation he must break free of to save them all. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 30 at 9:12 AM - 104 comments

The Rain: Full Season 2 - Netflix  Season 2 (Full Season)

Netflix - When the virus grows even more dangerous, the friends race to find a cure. But as Apollon closes in, their loyalties are tested. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Aug 18 at 6:43 PM - 1 comment

Succession: The Vaulter  Season 2, Episode 2

Roman and Kendall do a "routine health check" of new media brand Vaulter to determine the future of the company. Tom tasks Greg with sniffing out waste at ATN, as Greg wonders if the divisive media outlet is the right fit for him. Connor and Willa host a soiree to mark their return to New York. Shiv brings Tom into the loop about her future at Waystar and with Gil's campaign.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 18 at 11:24 PM - 5 comments

Elementary: The Last Bow  Season 7, Episode 13

Series finale: Holmes and Watson battle with tech billionaire Odin Reichenbach; and receive word of their old enemy and Sherlock's former love, Jamie Moriarty.
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 15 at 8:06 PM - 14 comments

Six Feet Under: The Eye Inside  Season 3, Episode 3

A young woman pursued by three aggressively cat calling young men runs into the street only to realize that they're her friends and are playing a "joke" on her... and that she's standing directly in the path of an oncoming vehicle. Keith and David spend the weekend at a resort. Ruth goes hiking and shopping with her new friend Bettina. Claire begins a new studio class with an inspiring new instructor, and reluctantly decides she and Phil have irreconcilable differences. Lisa has finally had all she can take of Carol's neurotic demands. Rico finds it difficult to separate thoughts of his family from his work, and Nate tries to find time for himself away from both family and work. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Aug 16 at 9:16 PM - 2 comments

Legion: Chapter 27  Season 3, Episode 8

The end of the end
posted by nequalsone on Aug 13 at 7:26 AM - 21 comments

Movie: The Kitchen

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison. [more inside]
posted by praemunire on Aug 11 at 12:15 PM - 9 comments

Book: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

"Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year—the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she's black—to show Cassie that having a place of their own is the Logan family's lifeblood. It is the land that gives the Logans their courage and pride—no matter how others may degrade them, the Logans possess something no one can take away." [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Aug 17 at 6:40 AM - 5 comments

Critical Role: Rime and Reason  Season 2, Episode 75

The Mighty Nein find themselves transported to snowy Mythburrow in pursuit of a white dragon, and must use all their wisdom to escape with their prize and their lives intact...(guest starring Mica Burton!)
posted by booksherpa on Aug 19 at 7:23 PM - 3 comments

Hugo Award Winners 2019

The Hugo award winners have been announced! Talk about the awards ceremony, speculate on how rankings shook out, talk about the Hugos in a meta way, or just cheer/whinge as necessary. Winners inside in case you don't want to be spoilered. [more inside]
posted by j.r on Aug 19 at 9:59 AM - 1 comment

iZombie: Dead Lift  Season 5, Episode 2

Liv, on fitness guru brains, and Clive continue investigating a murder with no body and no evidence. Meanwhile, Peyton approaches the city council with ways to improve PR for New Seattle. Major considers how to respond to Dead Enders' escalation. [more inside]
posted by numaner on May 17 at 11:58 AM - 3 comments

Steven Universe: Change Your Mind  Season 5, Episode 28

Steven pushes the limits of the Power of Friendship.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Jan 21 at 5:15 PM - 86 comments

Movie: The Fate of the Furious

Episode F8, in which a haka is performed with great fierceness (Go Red Dragons!), Helen Mirren chews scenery, and we learn a Most Important Lesson: The only thing more important than family is...MOAR FAMILY! [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Apr 23 at 6:17 PM - 21 comments

The Terror: We Are Gone  Season 1, Episode 10

The expedition's epic journey reaches its climax as men find themselves in a final confrontation with the Inuit mythology they've trespassed into. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena on May 21 at 7:19 PM - 15 comments

Movie: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion, and himself from his subject. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Aug 18 at 5:26 AM - 5 comments

Letterkenny: Season One  Season 1 (Full Season)

Streaming on CraveTV (Canadian on demand video service), Letterkenny is a small show about a small town in rural Ontario (here is a taste). It is based on a web series Letterkenny Problems, available on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Apr 3 at 8:34 AM - 13 comments

Movie: Cowboys & Aliens

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
posted by porpoise on Aug 17 at 10:13 PM - 8 comments

Movie: Blinded by the Light

In 1987 Luton, in Thatcher's Britain, confronted by National Front racists on the streets and a stressed, angry father at home, a British Asian teenager learns to live his own life, get a new perspective on his Pakistani immigrant family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen. Directed and co-written by Gurinder Chadha (known for Bend It Like Beckham), with music by legendary Indian composer and film score creator A.R. Rahman. Inspired by a true story. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 17 at 1:51 PM - 4 comments

Critical Role: Uthodern  Season 2, Episode 73

Live from Indianapolis, the Mighty Nein journey through the Greying Wildlands to Uthodurn, in hopes of finding someone who can reforge the Star Razor...
posted by booksherpa on Aug 5 at 12:16 PM - 6 comments

Killjoys: A Bout, A Girl  Season 5, Episode 5

Dutch enters the deadly Supermax prison fights for a chance to take over the entire ship. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 16 at 8:29 PM - 4 comments

Movie: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.
posted by theodolite on May 12 at 4:49 PM - 13 comments

Critical Role: Clay and Dust  Season 2, Episode 72

Distant family waits at the Kravaraad Volcano in the Greying Wildlands, and a difficult decision changes everything for one of the Mighty Nein...
posted by booksherpa on Jul 29 at 12:44 PM - 12 comments

Veronica Mars: Season 4 discussion  Season 4 (Full Season)

Veronica is back, investigating a bomber in Neptune murdering spring breakers. The season follows the film and keeps up with current events.
posted by numaner on Jul 21 at 9:48 AM - 35 comments

Book Comparison Discussion

A place to compare any of the novels, novellas, graphic novels, short and long form presentations, or whatever else for the Hugos. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jul 22 at 1:40 PM - 7 comments

Movie: The Nightingale

In 1825, Claire, a 21-year-old Irish convict, chases a British soldier through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her family. She enlists the services of an Aboriginal tracker named Billy, who is also marked by trauma from his own violence-filled past. [more inside]
posted by doctornecessiter on Aug 19 at 9:28 AM - 1 comment

Killing Eve: God, I'm Tired  Season 1, Episode 8

Villanelle's mission is proving anything but straightforward, forcing her to take drastic measures. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 27 at 6:34 PM - 16 comments

Movie: The Intern

70-year-old widower Robert De Nero has discovered that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Anne Hathaway.
posted by growabrain on Aug 17 at 2:59 PM - 6 comments

Movie: Outlander

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.
posted by porpoise on Aug 16 at 7:51 PM - 6 comments

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3  Season 3 (Full Season)

he-Ra and the Princesses of Power follows Adora, an orphan raised by the Horde. This evil army is led by Hordak, who rules the planet Etheria with an iron fist. One day, after getting lost in the woods, Adora finds a magic sword that transforms her into the Princess of Power, She-Ra. After realizing the suffering that the Horde has inflicted on Etheria and its inhabitants, Adora joins the Resistance in the fight against the Horde through rebuilding the Princess Alliance, a group of other magical girls that once all opposed Hordak. Adora's newfound allegiance to the Resistance pits her against her former best friend Catra, whose sense of abandonment, malicious ambitions, and the disappearance of her former friend enables her to rise in the ranks of the Horde to become the new heroine's mortal enemy.
posted by snerson on Aug 4 at 6:18 PM - 25 comments

Killjoys: Ship Outta Luck  Season 5, Episode 4

The Killjoy trio must figure out a way to break out from an inescapable maximum security prison. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 10 at 5:44 AM - 5 comments

Another Life: Through the Valley of Shadows  Season 1, Episode 2

As tensions rise aboard the ship, the crew gets ready for an expedition to explore the planet; on Earth, Erik tries to decipher a clue from the artifact.
posted by Literaryhero on Jul 28 at 3:42 AM - 9 comments

Steven Universe: Future Boy Zoltron  Season 4, Episode 5

Steven takes on the role of Mr. Smiley's animatronic fortune teller, but a mysterious melancholy man moves him to borrow Garnet's future vision.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 1 at 4:17 PM - 24 comments

Steven Universe: Mindful Education  Season 4, Episode 4

Steven and Connie deal with some of the psychological effects of working with the Crystal Gems. Sequences done by guest animator Takafumi Hori!
posted by Small Dollar on Aug 25 at 4:14 PM - 28 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: 3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade  Season 1, Episode 3

Asia is shocked by a very public, very unexpected marriage proposal from her new boyfriend DeWayne. New recruits talk about their goals and expectations at a gang orientation. A church service devolves when congregants take to the mic with self-centered motivations. Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman turns a toast at her sister's wedding into a teachable moment. (also a 227 reboot, and the continuing 'After the Event' sketch) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 16 at 9:15 PM - 6 comments

Infinity Train: The Grid Car  Season 1, Episode 1

After her divorced parents fail to keep their promise of taking her to game design camp, 12-year-old Tulip angrily runs away from home in an attempt to get there on her own. She finds herself on a mysterious train that seems to be in another dimension and surrounded by dangerous creatures, but gets help from a small robot named One-One. [more inside]
posted by Marticus on Jul 22 at 2:44 PM - 3 comments

Babylon 5: No Surrender, No Retreat  Season 4, Episode 15

Sheridan and B5 try to free Proxima III. Londo and G'Kar try something new. "So from now on, I guess the operational phrase is 'trust no one'." "No. Trust Ivanova; trust yourself. Anybody else -- shoot 'em!" [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Aug 18 at 4:02 PM - 1 comment

Book: Trees in Paradise

California now has more trees than at any time since the late Pleistocene. This green landscape, however, is not the work of nature. It's the work of history. In the years after the Gold Rush, American settlers remade the California landscape, harnessing nature to their vision of the good life. Horticulturists, boosters, and civic reformers began to "improve" the bare, brown countryside, planting millions of trees to create groves, wooded suburbs, and landscaped cities. They imported the blue-green eucalypts whose tangy fragrance was thought to cure malaria. They built the lucrative "Orange Empire" on the sweet juice and thick skin of the Washington navel, an industrial fruit. They lined their streets with graceful palms to announce that they were not in the Midwest anymore. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Aug 11 at 9:50 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Report: Part V: Russian Overtures

It's the morning of April 25, 2016. At a hotel in London, a Maltese professor meets with a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. The two have been in touch over the past few weeks; the professor has been helping the young man connect with Russian officials. Now, over breakfast, the professor lets him in on a secret. On a recent trip to Moscow, high-level government officials told him that the Russians have "dirt" on Trump's opponent. What was the "dirt" in question? "Emails," he says. They have "have thousands of emails."
posted by General Malaise on Aug 18 at 1:38 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Report: Part IV: A Tale of Two Trump Towers

As the Russians were engaged in operations to hack and dump emails, the Trump campaign and its associates were in communication with Wikileaks about the distribution of stolen materials. But that's far from the whole story of the Trump campaign's connections to Russia during the 2016 election. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller began to piece together the rest of that story, his investigation came to focus on two Trump Towers. The first is Trump Tower Moscow. Beginning all the way back in 2013 and through the spring of 2016, the Trump organization is pursuing a project to build a skyscraper in Russia. For a long time, the plans for Trump Tower Moscow had gone nowhere. But when Donald Trump announces he is running for president, things start to get interesting.
posted by General Malaise on Aug 11 at 12:41 PM - 3 comments