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]
I'm going to start a watch series for the seminal series Secret Agent (US) / Danger Man (UK, starring Patrick McGoohan. Are you in?
If you enjoy any of the movies or TV shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, please join us in our new Fanfare Club!
Anyone else watching this Belgian mystery series? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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.
Despite it being on Netflix, apparently it doesn't exist. I blame Sean Bean. [more inside]
...in 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]
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]
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?
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?
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]
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]
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?
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]
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?
Would people prefer just a whole season thread to episode by episode? [more inside]
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, iview.abc.net.au, 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?
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.
For anyone interested, I started an ABC fantasy league group for this season of The Bachelor: Tada! Password is METAFILTER.
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?
Fellow Trekfan Mefites: Exeter and STC fanthreads? [more inside]
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]
A Japanese man with an incredible love of sweets takes a new job to have more time to visit sweet shops. [more inside]
A prosecutor without empathy and a bold female police are taking a murder case involving unrestrained political corruption. [more inside]
I have 2 tix for the HDTGM live taping tonight in Boston at The Wilbur. MeMail me if you want them.
I want to gauge interest in a post on the new Philip Pullman. Have enough of us read it yet?
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]
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]
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]
We could talk about the weekly episode or specific city teams. [more inside]
Stand up and blab: What anime this season are you watching, or wanna watch, or wanna avoid, or wanna hatewatch? [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
Just promoting a new Billy Wilder film club, with first film, The Apartment, posting Monday. [more inside]
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]
So! Who's posting DSC threads? [more inside]
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.
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?
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?
Anyone else following? Worth discussing? [more inside]
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]
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.
Just FYI...You're the Worst returns Sept.6. [more inside]
Is anyone interested in doing anything special for the airing of Twin Peaks: The Return, Parts 17 and 18 this Sunday? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Something to keep us busy [more inside]
Here’s a look at the anime 12 series hitting Netflix (Polygon), with the first titles coming in November. [more inside]
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]
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]
Is anyone else watching Friends from College? I've checked and haven't seen any FanFare discussion so far.
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