March 21

Watch Losing Ground by Kathleen Collins on Criterion Channel together

I just heard this came to Criterion after being really hard to see for years. Let's watch some beautiful filmmaking while we wait out the apocalypse. Tomorrow evening? I loved her book Whatever Happened to Interrracial Love. Any takers? Kathleen Collins.
posted by latkes at 7:21 PM - 1 comment

March 13

Spring 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList. They fight crime! [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:43 PM - 6 comments

Better Things final season?

Anyone interested in discussing the final season of Better Things? I have...opinions.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:24 PM - 1 comment

March 8

Friday the 13th - 2009

It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Amazingly, this is the final movie in the series, so my work here is just about done. Anyway, if you want to see the previous movies / posts / discussions you can click through. Otherwise, I hope someone is interested in watching this last movie. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 11:22 PM - 0 comments

February 29

Altered Carbon S02

Any interest in a "Books Included" episode postings?
posted by porpoise at 7:31 PM - 5 comments

February 24

Making The Cut

I’m pretty fucking psyched about seeing Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum back at work together. I’m hoping that Amazon will have given them enough money for longer and more substantial design challenges.
posted by bq at 10:22 PM - 1 comment

January 31

Fast And Furious 9 Trailer ***HAN IS BACK***

I need a place to freak out about FaF 9. [more inside]
posted by nikaspark at 3:15 PM - 7 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation

It came up in the Picard threads that the crew of the USS MetaFilter has yet to instantiate a TNG watchthrough. Currently, Cheeses and Jack are helming the last season of ENT, and of course PIC is underway as well. I think ENT should be wrapped before PIC is over, so it would seem time to boldly go where no threads have gone before. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 1:52 PM - 11 comments

January 10

Star Trek: Picard

We’re just about two weeks out from Star Trek: Picard, which will release in ten episodes on a weekly basis on CBS All Access. The show has, roughly, telegraphed its’ intent to provide a final arc for Jean-Luc, with Michael Chabon writing directly about working on the show in the context of both his lifelong Trek fandom and the loss of his father, and Patrick Stewart drawing comparisons between the show and his last performance as Professor X in Logan. My assumption has been that roughly the same crew of posters who populate the DISCO threads will show up here. Has anyone made plans to lead posting on the shows? Most importantly: what shall the three letter code be? STP? PIC? Something else? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 11:10 AM - 36 comments

January 9

MST Club Season 11 Rewatch Posts

We're showing Season 11 episodes in our poll-decided episode encore, which presents a problem: all the Season 11 episodes already have Rewatch posts. There is nothing saying we can't make more, but rather than litter main Fanfare with an indefinitely increasing number of Rewatches, I'm going to announce these episodes in the MST Club Talk subsection. Please look there for the upcoming episodes.
posted by JHarris at 3:09 PM - 0 comments

January 6

2020 Morning News Tournament of Books

The Morning News announced back in December the list for their 16th annual Tournament of Books. The theme is “The Future Is Getting Here Awfully Fast.” Last year tofu_crouton got this more timely post which resulted in a book club to organize everything. Previously here.
posted by zenon at 2:13 PM - 2 comments

December 22

Me... Metafilter has spoiler tags now?

What sorcery is this? [more inside]
posted by whir at 11:57 PM - 5 comments

December 16

Discussing the Watchmen ending in context of The Leftovers

Consider this a sidebar for people who have thoughts about the finale of Watchmen that relate to the finale of The Leftovers. Spoilers permissible for both series within.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:29 AM - 18 comments

December 15

Winter 2020 Anime Season

Anichart. MyAnimeList.. And, anime of the season is ... [more inside]
posted by needled at 9:55 AM - 39 comments

December 9

The Expanse Season 4

So last year I posted episode-by-episode coverage of The Expanse season three. MeFans responded to it well, and I intended to do the same for Season 4. But I plan to be sailing around Guadeloupe on the release date of December 13… [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 7:15 PM - 5 comments

December 8

Friday the Thirteenth - Jason X (Repost)

It has only been a few months since the last Friday the 13th, but we have one coming up at the end of this week. Jason X is the next movie up in the slow burn Friday the 13th movie club, but it has already been posted so I will post the fan movie Never Hike Alone (Available in its entirety on Youtube) in its stead. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 8:57 PM - 0 comments

December 5

Meta meta meta

I see posts here asking if anyone would like to discuss a particular item. Is there a reason to not just toss a FanFare post up about the thing you'd like to talk about, and see what happens? At the worst, nobody replies.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:34 AM - 9 comments

November 20

Leverage (re)watch?

There is no Leverage on fanfare. This is saddening. Would anybody be interested in a (re)watch of s1? [more inside]
posted by snerson at 8:45 AM - 19 comments

November 19

MST Club 2019 Christmas Marathon suggestion thread

This is the public planning/suggestion thread for the Christmas Marathon. If you have any awesome examples of Yuletide Ridiculousness to suggest, you can do it here!
posted by JHarris at 11:48 PM - 6 comments

November 11

The Morning Show

I want to add The Morning Show to FanFare, can I get some feedback on whether I should add all four episodes separately, or start at episode four?
posted by ellieBOA at 8:14 AM - 2 comments

November 7

Watchmen - the book?

With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
posted by dnash at 12:01 PM - 3 comments

October 31

His Dark Materials thread thoughts

Before HBO's 'His Dark Materials' series starts on Monday, I thought it might be good to have a Fanfare Talk thread going for book vs show spoiler discussions, to avoid the actual episode threads going off into derails or unhappiness -- the question being, will the 'books included' threads encompass the original trilogy only, or also the new 'Book of Dust' books?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:56 PM - 9 comments

October 23

Tana French -- books and/or TV show

Any interest in discussing either her books, or the currently airing in the UK (and about to air in the US) Dublin Murders tv show (covering the first two books)?
posted by jeather at 12:17 PM - 3 comments

October 2

The Haunting of Netflix House VII: Wes Craven’s New Netflix

Collected FF posts from the beloved annual list of "good or good-adjacent horror or horror-adjacent movies available for streaming on American Netflix for your falltimes enjoyment." As seen here on the blue. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:02 PM - 7 comments

MLB Playoffs?

Any interest in a thread? Technically it's already started with the NL Wild Card game last night, but we still have the AL Wild Card game, both division series, both championship series, and the World Series ahead of us.
posted by Cash4Lead at 6:02 AM - 3 comments

October 1

I can't not ask - Joker?

Sorry if this has been brought up before, but I'm wondering if there is interest in posting on Joker here. I'm a little worried that it might get overrun by people who haven't seen the film. [more inside]
posted by queensissy at 9:57 AM - 6 comments

Fall 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. Do I see ... grownups? [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:32 AM - 33 comments

September 27

Like a Streak of Light, He Arrives Just in Time

Following up on this post on the blue (now closed, otherwise I'd put it there), Sony and Disney/Marvel have cut a deal to keep Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in the MCU. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:25 AM - 0 comments

September 18

Fall 2019 TV season general post

US Network television fall premiere season starts on Monday (9/23/19), just wanted to make a general planning post (and a heads-up for the impending slew of threads on pilots of dubious quality). Various tv-sites' premiere calendars linked below. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 8:44 PM - 4 comments

Masked Singer Season 2

Fox aired a "super sneak peak" Sunday night. There are new costumes, rumors abound about who's under the mask, and rampant speculation from Martha Stewart to Marshmallo are being thrown around. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 7:11 PM - 2 comments

Country Music

Anyone watching the new Ken Burns doc Country Music? Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 5:26 AM - 1 comment

September 16

Alphabetical books

Where can I go to see all the books in alphabetical order?
posted by aniola at 2:24 PM - 2 comments

September 13


Dollhouse? After it stopped being the Eliza Dushku Show, it got good. Olivia Williams, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj. What happened to them?! The season-end 'Specials' were really great. [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 9:27 PM - 5 comments

September 8

Friday the 13th - Jason Goes to Hell

It has been about fifteen months, but finally the next Friday the 13th is right around the corner (and it is on a full moon, spooky!). We are up to the ninth movie in the franchise, Jason Goes to Hell. You can catch up with the previous 8 on our club page. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 7:14 PM - 0 comments

August 27

Interest in discussing The Woman Upstairs?

Learned about this book via the blue (previously). I'm still reading it but as a spinster there are things that resonate very intensely and I think there's a lot to talk about. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 6:30 AM - 1 comment

August 13

Linking to publisher?

It would be nice to be able to link to publishers when posting books to fanfare in addition to the automatic amazon link. It feels like not giving full credit when the publisher doesn't get a shiny link, too. Maybe this feature already exists and I just don't know about it? [more inside]
posted by aniola at 9:26 AM - 3 comments

August 11

Youtube shows?

I'm currently watching a show on youtube and would love to be able to share my love of it with fellow Fanfare members. Is there any way that can happen? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 1:45 PM - 3 comments

July 26

Community discovery: what are you enjoying right now?

In the spirit of more open-ended conversations on MeFi, I'm just wondering what TV shows, films, books, podcasts, or Youtube channels you're enjoying right now? (Old or new, but if it hasn't been discussed much yet on FanFare, so much the better.) FanFare lurkers, we'd enjoy hearing from you too. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine at 6:46 PM - 27 comments

July 23

Guidance on making a FanFare book post for the first time

I want to make my first book post! And I'm curious where people get the little blurbs? Are you writing them yourself, copying them from the book jacket, or something else? Thanks!
posted by overglow at 2:09 PM - 10 comments

July 16

Glee rewatch?

Glee is now on Netflix, and I'm watching it for the first time. Anyone else interested in a rewatch?
posted by daybeforetheday at 1:38 AM - 2 comments

July 10

Albums and music?

Any place for albums or music in FanFare? [more inside]
posted by jzb at 5:18 AM - 6 comments

June 29

Order of rewatches

Maybe this is nuts, but once a rewatch is complete, would it be possible to have the option to reorder the posts to go from first to last? I wanted to skim through the posts on an old show I like, which has been completed, but it's a bit of a pain to have to go back through them in inverse order.
posted by zadcat at 6:33 AM - 3 comments

June 27

GLBTQ Fantasy/Science Fiction Novels?

So with only a few days left in Pride Month, would anyone want interested in some fanfare posts on fantasy/SF featuring GLBTQ protagonists? Mainly I want to do posts on Dreadnaught: Nemesis and Dreadnaught: Sovereign. Other books I've read recently include Fire Logic The Murderbot Diaries Daughter of Mystery Does anyone else have any recommendations?
posted by happyroach at 10:20 AM - 10 comments

June 22

Summer 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AniChart. The summer of isekai... [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 3:37 PM - 24 comments

June 20

Wizards United will never be defeated.

At least in theory. Is anyone else tapping their wand against the AR pensieve and playing this (pokemongo, but pottermore skinned) game by Niantic? It's out now in the US and UK.< [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:59 PM - 78 comments

June 12

We have to go BACK

Any interest in a Rewatch series of posts on "Lost"? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:43 PM - 16 comments

June 9

2019 Tony Awards live thread?

Can there be a 'Special Event' thread for tonight's Tony Awards? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! at 4:08 PM - 2 comments

June 3

Desperately Seeking New Shows

GoT is done and many of my other shows are done for the season. Anything new shows looking good? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 6:57 AM - 10 comments

June 2


I thought the first episode was really good. It had made an oblique appearance here a year ago, but I didn't see that and so hadn't heard of it at all until I was looking for something to watch a couple hours before it started. Top production design, too. 10 episodes. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 11:48 PM - 3 comments

May 29

Anyone for the Old Kingdom series?

Is anyone interested in reading and threading through the Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix? The series is available in paper, electronic and audible/audio book. Very well represented in public library systems and alternate distribution networks. [more inside]
posted by jadepearl at 11:46 PM - 5 comments

May 27

Strange Angel

I fumblefingered around and was shocked to find zero threads for Strange Angel, CBS All Access bioseries about Jack Parsons. Tried to add a thread and could not. I am baffled.
posted by mwhybark at 9:17 PM - 5 comments

May 21

Star vs. the Forces of Evil?

Does anyone watch it or would be willing to comment on a FF post? It's a Disney/Disney XD show that's also available on Amazon Prime. If you like the emotional relationships of Steven Universe, wished that Game of Thrones was more female-positive, or generally like Magical Girl anime, you'd probably like this show! [more inside]
posted by Hermeowne Grangepurr at 9:31 PM - 8 comments

May 17

Eurovision post?

We will be live posting? Also any suggestions for best VPN for the US to access some random stream this year? I'll be streaming some of it from my phone during a kid baseball game.
posted by k8t at 5:57 PM - 2 comments

May 10

Anyone Want to Go Six Feet Under?

Lately I've been thinking that I'd like to rewatch the Six Feet Under series. I was surprised to find that it isn't in the FanFare database. Would anyone else like to watch it and discuss each episode in FanFare as we proceed? And if you do, I was thinking I might post one episode thread a day for the entire 63-episode run. Is that a comfortable pace for you?
posted by orange swan at 9:56 AM - 8 comments

May 7

Reading Catch-22 ahead of the miniseries

I've been thinking about rereading Catch-22 and hopefully have it done by the end of the month. Anyone care to join me? [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 4:56 PM - 4 comments

May 6

Adding channel/streaming service after titles?

I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of request, but would it be possible to start adding the channel or streaming service the show is on, after the title? So "Dead to Me (full season) (Netflix)" [more inside]
posted by Clustercuss at 11:23 AM - 8 comments

April 25

The Great Beast That is the Global Economy

Wondering if anyone is watching this Amazon Prime documentary show. Hosted by the lovely and talented Kal Penn (Kumar of Harold and, former Obama admin advisor) and written by the author of The Big Short. Good range of topics from money laundering to our dependence on rubber, and a plethora of guest appearances in amusing skits. I would love to have the hive mind help me fangirl over the fun bits and grouse about questions that are raised but not satisfactorily addressed.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 3:13 PM - 1 comment

April 17

Knightfall? (It's got Mark Hamill!)

Knightfall - anyone watching - worth watching/ discussing?
posted by porpoise at 9:15 PM - 6 comments

April 9


Any interest in a full season post on Billions for watching the fourth season?
posted by roolya_boolya at 12:17 PM - 1 comment

April 6

After Life

Anybody else watch this? [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 12:26 PM - 8 comments

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