March 18

Spring 2018 Anime Season

Most of the Spring season is listed on AniChart now, so we might as well start in on what looks good, bad, and good-bad. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 5:35 PM - 4 comments

March 17

Secret Agent / Danger Man series

I'm going to start a watch series for the seminal series Secret Agent (US) / Danger Man (UK, starring Patrick McGoohan. Are you in?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:54 PM - 0 comments

March 16

New Club: Marvel Cinematic Universe

If you enjoy any of the movies or TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, please join us in our new Fanfare Club!
posted by Jacqueline at 1:02 PM - 1 comment

March 15

Any interest in Tabula Rasa?

Anyone else watching this Belgian mystery series? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:50 PM - 1 comment

March 13

Let's Make a Music: interest?

I discovered this podcast recently and have fallen in love with it! I thought people here might like it as well, since the style and humor are similar to that of MBMBAM. Every week hosts Brian, Jonah, and Laura request themed song titles on Twitter; during the show they discuss the replies, and then head to the studio to make a song based on their jokes and ideas. [more inside]
posted by Lurch at 12:25 PM - 0 comments

March 12

Post for Hugo Award nominations?

With the nominations for the Hugo Awards closing this Friday, I was wondering if anyone was interested in Fanfare posts for Hugo nominations? I know of at least one in the Graphic Story category, and would like to go ahead and share it.
posted by happyroach at 2:34 PM - 2 comments

March 9

Proposed formatting change: [Movie Title] (Year)

I was wondering if it's feasible, or supported, to add (Year) after movie titles in the main FanFare view? Years are added to the movie-specific page, so I figured it was a design choice. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 9:03 AM - 11 comments

March 4

TV? Television? Show? Netflix? Amazon/Hulu/CBSAllAccess? webexclusive?

It has not been a problem, just curious as to other MeFi's opinion(s) on what series/seasons-izable audiovisual entertainment might/should/ought be referred to - when it comes to stuff that isn't strictly television and other stuff that precludes tv? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:34 PM - 4 comments

February 27

Are We Doing ER Since It's on Hulu?

Would anyone have an interest in doing season-by-season posts of the full run of ER now that it's all available for streaming? I feel like doing each episode would probably be way too time intensive, but I've been watching it again and it's pretty good.
posted by Krazor at 11:50 AM - 2 comments

February 26

a book club for people without time to read

Introducing the Metafilter Low Effort Book Club. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd at 10:47 PM - 1 comment

February 20

Frankenstein Chronicles?

Despite it being on Netflix, apparently it doesn't exist. I blame Sean Bean. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 8:50 AM - 3 comments

February 17

Living Single is on Hulu! a nineties kind of world, I'm glad I got my girls... the one and only Living Single is FINALLY streaming, and is available in its entirety on Hulu! Who'd be up for watching it, and how should we go about it? [more inside]
posted by duffell at 11:17 AM - 2 comments

February 12

But where can I buy the book?

Fanfare is a great media resource, both for water cooler discussions and as a means of discovery. The [books included] tag (usually for teevee series) makes me want to click something for a good-ish list of places to buy the @&$!?! Books! [more inside]
posted by drfu at 10:11 PM - 4 comments

February 9

Cook's Country

Anybody want to talk about the Dec / Jan issue of Cook's Country? What did you make? How'd it turn out? Where's that damn rooster?
posted by The corpse in the library at 1:54 PM - 0 comments

February 8

Winter Olympics?

The Winter Olympics are starting, are we going to do FanFare threads again? It looks like for the Rio ones we had separate threads for the Ceremonies, and then others by sport category?
posted by dnash at 5:02 PM - 9 comments

February 7

Altered Carbon is a mess

The discussion about Altered Carbon is a mess. I don't like the show enough to fix it, but I do like Fanfare enough to bring it up. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 10:44 AM - 16 comments

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood discussion

I've requested the show to be added but wasn't sure about how to set up the discussion. I'm sure we don't have enough people interested so I was aiming for a whole season discussion. [more inside]
posted by numaner at 10:09 AM - 8 comments

February 6

Interest in The Alienist?

I'm already a few episodes behind, but is there any interest in discussing The Alienist? And if so, enough that we'd need to do both book and show threads?
posted by librarianamy at 9:37 AM - 3 comments

February 1

Friends at the Table?

I'm a big fan of Friends at the Table and would love to see it become a FanFare series, but I honestly don't know how to handle the previous seasons of the show. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by flatluigi at 6:30 PM - 2 comments

The Assassination of Gianni Versace?

Any interest in discussing this? I'm loving it so far, and was surprised to not see a Fanfare series. Would it fit better as a single season-spanning post?
posted by codacorolla at 5:58 PM - 1 comment

January 18

Happy! Season One Thread?

Would people prefer just a whole season thread to episode by episode? [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin at 2:06 PM - 9 comments

January 4

Geo blocking and Australian streamers

Australia has two excellent free on-demand streaming services via the two government supported broadcasters, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). The ABC streaming service,, is advertising-free and requires no login. The SBS service, SBS On Demand, contains ads and requires a login. Both of these services stream a lot of excellent domestic and international productions which I would like to bring to Fanfare attention, but I don't know if they are geoblocked to regular viewers outside of Australia. Are they?
posted by Thella at 5:35 PM - 5 comments

January 3

DS9 Duffer's Guide

Pursuant to my VOY Duffer's Guide post here and to the DS9 FPP on the green, I'd like to bruit a Duffer's Guide for DS9 as proposed in-thread. I assume my DS9 rewatch crewmembers have seen the FPP and thusly don't intend to crosspost into the rewatch at this time. Suggestions for episodes? I'll track down a couple commercially-sourced lists and crossref like I did before.
posted by mwhybark at 8:53 PM - 13 comments

January 1

Bachelor: MeFi Fantasy League

For anyone interested, I started an ABC fantasy league group for this season of The Bachelor: Tada! Password is METAFILTER.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:06 PM - 0 comments

Winter 2018 Anime Season

Another anime season is upon us - what do you plan to watch, skip, hate-watch? [more inside]
posted by needled at 7:31 AM - 78 comments

December 24

Combining books and show only threads for The Magicians Season 3?

The show has deviated pretty dramatically from the books, to the point where I'm not sure we even need a Books Included thread. Season 3 may stick closer to the books but I'm not sure how? Would a Books Included thread for the entire season would be good? Then we could have a master thread to discuss everything that's different or similar (whatever that might be). Any opinions yay or nay?
posted by fiercekitten at 3:15 PM - 4 comments

December 20

Incoming to FanFare Trekkers from Starfleet

Fellow Trekfan Mefites: Exeter and STC fanthreads? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 8:14 PM - 7 comments

December 6

Any Call for a sort of Classic Movie/1001 Before You Die film club?

I'm on a personal project to watch my way through all of the films in the "1001 movies to see before you die" book series (I found a list that encompasses all editions). Anyone want to start discussions now and then as we go? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:47 AM - 13 comments

December 2

Kantaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman - Netflix exclusive

A Japanese man with an incredible love of sweets takes a new job to have more time to visit sweet shops. [more inside]
posted by KaizenSoze at 2:54 PM - 5 comments

November 10

Stranger aka Forest of Secrets [Season] - South Korean Police Purcedural

A prosecutor without empathy and a bold female police are taking a murder case involving unrestrained political corruption. [more inside]
posted by KaizenSoze at 2:42 PM - 13 comments

Bostonians: 2 tix for How Did This Get Made tonight at 7:30

I have 2 tix for the HDTGM live taping tonight in Boston at The Wilbur. MeMail me if you want them.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 7:29 AM - 0 comments

November 8

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage

I want to gauge interest in a post on the new Philip Pullman. Have enough of us read it yet?
posted by roolya_boolya at 12:38 PM - 5 comments

October 21

Pokemon GO

Gen3 is creeping down the stairs in Pokemon GO! Several ghost types from Gen3 are being released with PoGo's Halloween event. Come on inside and tell us what you found! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:41 PM - 100 comments

October 14

Friends of the Pod

Pod Save America only has one post here in fanfare and I was just wondering if there's any interest in a weekly post for it and the other Crooked Media pods? [more inside]
posted by asteria at 10:36 PM - 9 comments

October 12

Steal the Stars

I'd like to do some podcast posting on"Steal the Stars," but I can't get any of the various podcast links to work enough to start a FanFare post on it. [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:55 AM - 2 comments

October 11

Tatort! Where are my fellow German murder show fans?

We could talk about the weekly episode or specific city teams. [more inside]
posted by mrcrow at 4:59 PM - 9 comments

Dirty John podcast

Anyone else interested in discussing the new true-crime podcast Dirty John? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:09 PM - 5 comments

October 8

Fall 2017 anime season

Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee at 6:21 PM - 31 comments

What have you been reading/watching/anticipating/etc.? (Oct. 2017)

So much is coming out in film, TV, streaming services, and books (including SF/F/H, mystery, romance, general fiction, and non-fiction) in October, 2017! What are you excited about, and more generally, what media have you been reading, watching, or listening to? As an experiment in the possibilities for FanFare Talk, this is an open thread for sharing recommendations and building interest in film, TV, books, and podcasts--new and old options equally welcome.
posted by Wobbuffet at 2:48 PM - 7 comments

October 7


There are lots of Michael Schur fans around these parts, but does anyone listen to the podcast he does with sportswriter Joe Posnanski, The Poscast? I'd love to talk about their drafts, their One Last Meaningless Things, becoming Phamns, and baseball.
posted by gladly at 9:36 AM - 0 comments

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

After nearly another year, the next Friday the 13th is upon us. That means it is time for part six of the Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 12:25 AM - 0 comments

October 6

Billy Wilder club, starting

Just promoting a new Billy Wilder film club, with first film, The Apartment, posting Monday. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 8:03 AM - 0 comments

October 4

Voyager Duffer's Guide

I dropped into the Voyager rewatch thread to ask about a 'best of' guide to Voyager after a few stalled rewatches ran aground on the clumsy first season scripts. The doughty CheesesofBrazil and the dauntless mordax with a drop-in by Halloween Jack reviewed a list I found at the Hollywood Reporter, which had significant overlap with a list found at WIRED. The findings were that the lists were substantially similar. I have pulled all the episodes on both lists and added the individually suggested episodes, ordered them by season and episode number, and provided links to the episodes at Amazon Video. Hopefully, this will be of use to others. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark at 3:32 PM - 10 comments

September 24

Discovering Discovery: The Next Trekeration

So! Who's posting DSC threads? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 5:53 AM - 6 comments

September 20

Fall 2017 TV season general post

Since the 2017 network Fall premiere season has begun, I thought it might be worthwhile to have a general thread. Any new shows you want to call dibs on posting threads for? Any shows you posted for last season that you want someone else to take over? Here's the TV Guide list of new shows and premiere calendar.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:15 PM - 13 comments

September 15

Billy Wilder

Anyone want to watch some Billy Wilder movies and talk about them? Unfortunately they're not free on popular screening services right now, except Sunset Boulevard, but local libraries have a lot of them and also they're only 3 bucks streaming rental. Anyone in?
posted by latkes at 11:22 AM - 12 comments

September 14

Rough Translation

I'm loving the new NPR podcast "Rough Translation." The "American Surrogate" episode had me in tears. Anyone else want to chat about it on FanFare?
posted by radioamy at 4:17 PM - 0 comments

September 11

The Sinner?

Anyone else following? Worth discussing? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 6:32 PM - 0 comments

September 10

Veronica Mars rewatch?

I've been watching Veronica Mars for the first time. The first few episodes felt a little like "Buffy, part 2, but with detectives instead of vampires" (and I loves me some Buffy), but as the first season has developed, it really strikes me as much more evolved than Buffy in a lot of ways. FanFare had a ball with its Buffy rewatch, and I was surprised to see that it hasn't had much of a presence on MeFi yet. It's been only spottily available on streaming from what I can tell. Now it's up on a free service called "Go90." [more inside]
posted by rikschell at 6:50 AM - 8 comments

September 3

Patricia McKillip superthread?

Anyone interested in doing a McKillip book club? I've been re-reading a bunch of her stuff lately and would be interested in talking with folk about some of the themes that recur in her work, writing style, and so on. I don't know if it should just be a general author's-work thread (is Fanfare even set up for that?) or maybe just make a Riddlemaster post and include.. everything else that came after.
posted by curious nu at 5:46 PM - 4 comments

You're the Worst S4

Just FYI...You're the Worst returns Sept.6. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 11:55 AM - 1 comment

August 30

Twin Peaks: The Return finale live blog?

Is anyone interested in doing anything special for the airing of Twin Peaks: The Return, Parts 17 and 18 this Sunday? [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 3:22 PM - 17 comments

August 29

Anyone interested in Salvation?

Salvation is a CBS summer "event" series in the U.S. about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, and the various earthlings in government and the private sector who are engaged in trying to prevent the impact. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 4:01 PM - 1 comment

August 28

The Stone Sky?

I was about to post a new FanFare thread on The Stone Sky, but for some reason I couldn't get past the "Verify Book" thing. Anybody else inclined to make a thread for it?
posted by tobascodagama at 9:21 AM - 3 comments

August 23

Make America Relate Again

Is anyone following this podcast? I think it's important to listen to but I'm finding it very challenging, and it would be nice to discuss it with other mefites. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 7:15 PM - 0 comments

August 10

"Preview" posts

Something to keep us busy [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva at 9:27 AM - 2 comments

August 7

Netflix to stream 12 original series, starting in November 2017

Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief at 8:29 AM - 4 comments

August 6

Any interest in "Comrade Detective"?

Someone mentioned in the "Santa Barbara in Russia" post watching "Comrade Detective". I saw it on Amazon and watched the first episode and wondered if anyone is interested in a post for the season. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten at 11:05 PM - 3 comments

August 2

Avoiding spoilers for other shows

Sometimes discussion of a show will contain spoilers for a different show. What's the etiquette or policy on this? SPOILERS for Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, and Better Call Saul within. [more inside]
posted by mama casserole at 4:27 PM - 6 comments

July 15

Friends From College

Is anyone else watching Friends from College? I've checked and haven't seen any FanFare discussion so far.
posted by bunderful at 10:35 AM - 2 comments

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