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 - 9 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 - 4 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 - 11 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 - 72 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 - 28 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 - 5 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 - 12 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

June 28

Bong Joon-ho's OKJA

Is anyone going to make a post to discuss Bong Joon-ho's OKJA, which is premiering on Netflix today? [more inside]
posted by incomple at 11:56 AM - 11 comments

June 24

Discussion of 'The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.'?

Have enough people real the new Neal Stephenson / Nicole Galland collaboration The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. to make a book discussion worthwhile?
posted by Major Clanger at 2:00 AM - 11 comments

June 20

Any interest in Claws on TNT?

I am watching Claws and am really enjoying it. Is anyone else watching it? The second episode was on Sunday. It's starring Niecy Nash and I love that the main characters are mostly women. [more inside]
posted by apricot at 9:53 AM - 3 comments

June 17

Anyone up for a 1966 Batman: the Movie post?

I’m out this weekend but after watching Batman: the Movie last Friday with friends in honor of Adam West, it only felt right to see if folks here would be interested in discussing it. If nobody else wants to, I can make a post later!
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:20 PM - 6 comments

June 9

Strange Club movie for Monday: TAG (Sion Sono, 2015)

Hello, this Monday the post will go up for TAG, a Sion Sono movie that looks pretty entertaining (and extremely violent). Trailer. It's currently streaming on Netflix. Enjoy!
posted by naju at 12:38 PM - 1 comment

May 23

Dear White People

Anyone interested in watching/re-watching Dear White People? Season 1 is complete on Netflix and there are 10 episodes of about 25 minutes each. It has a 100% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I think it's one of the best shows I've ever watched. [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri at 8:15 AM - 6 comments

May 21

SNL live posts?

The U.S. politics megaposts on the Blue get gummed up with live discussion of "Saturday Night Live" whenever it's new. Should we start treating these as Special Events, pre-posting them and directing traffic over here? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan at 5:55 AM - 7 comments

May 3

Any interest in Ingobernable?

Is anyone interested in a FanFare discussion of Ingobernable? All 15 episodes are available (on Netflix) for bingeing, so it might do well as a full-season post. [more inside]
posted by expialidocious at 5:19 PM - 3 comments

May 2

Etiquette for taking over a First Watch for a series?

I recently started watching Band of Brothers and I'd love to discuss it with people here. A few First Watch threads are already on here (from 2014) but only for the first 2 episodes. The user who created them seems to have been inactive since 2015. What's the etiquette for taking it over/can I start making new posts?
posted by scruffy-looking nerfherder at 10:02 AM - 9 comments

April 14

Strange Club movie for Monday: THE LOVE WITCH (Anna Biller, 2016)

Currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and often cited as one of the best films of 2016. [more inside]
posted by naju at 12:55 PM - 0 comments

April 10


An amazingly funny YouTuber who also posts serious stuff sometimes. His voice is so calm that it could put you to sleep, but you don't fall asleep because you are so engaged in his content. [more inside]
posted by definitely_not_joe_newman at 3:25 PM - 0 comments

April 9

special characters are ?? in title Un village fran��ais

Could someone fix the title for Un village fran��ais where the special characters are ?? Should be Un village français [more inside]
posted by cda at 2:35 PM - 1 comment

March 25

Twin Peaks redux?

So I'm not sure what the protocol is for a show that has already been done in Fanfare, but in the lead up to the new series, I started KidRuki on Twin Peaks for the first time tonight. Kid's coming into this completely unspoiled, and it is fascinating to watch it through Kid's eyes. (Kid thinks Audrey did it!) Can we do a re-watch until new episodes air in May?
posted by Ruki at 9:20 PM - 5 comments

Most commented or recommended shows?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I don't visit FF much. I see there's a "most commented in the past 7 days" feature but there is one for all time, or the past year? My taste likely overlaps with most mefites so I'd be interested in the most popular shows/movies. Or is there some other way to do "if you liked THIS then you'll like THAT"? [more inside]
posted by AFABulous at 12:58 PM - 7 comments

March 23

Any interest in a comic book club?

We've had a couple of discussions about comics already, is there any interest in having a fanfare comic book club? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 1:29 PM - 9 comments

March 16

Strange Club Movie for Monday: THE DEVILS (Ken Russell, 1971)

This movie looks absolutely insane, blasphemous, reprehensible, and devoid of all merit. In other words, it's a perfect fit for Strange Club. It's also been super unavailable and impossible to track down in uncut form, UNTIL NOW: it appeared on the streaming service Shudder yesterday in a 109-minute unrated cut - "the most complete version of the film in existence." Lots of people are justifiably freaking out. Let's watch it. [more inside]
posted by naju at 8:18 PM - 1 comment

March 8

The Guardian Wants You to Tell Them Why You Love Buffy

The Guardian is going to celebrate 20 years of BtVS. "If you’re a fan of the American television series, we want to hear what it means to you and see your collections." Story includes online form.
posted by pjsky at 2:23 PM - 0 comments

February 27

Discussing story heavy games?

I just finished Night in the Woods, which is a story heavy interactive fiction game (blue thread here). I know that Fanfare doesn't have a game category, but what are the chances we could have a discussion for it here?
posted by codacorolla at 11:08 AM - 14 comments

February 25

Anyone interested in talking about Terrace House?

I've just started watching the Japanese reality TV show Terrace House: Boys and Girls in the City. It has been described as a show that 'fixes what's broken in reality TV' as it 'finds meaning in mundane human interaction'. Are there any MeFites who have been watching it and want to discuss? Episode-by-episode or whole-series?
posted by Panthalassa at 6:32 AM - 4 comments

February 23

The Good Fight on Fanfare

Are we doing this? Is anyone planning to do this? There's got to be some appetite for liberal drama in the age of Trump on here, right??
posted by ominous_paws at 3:37 AM - 5 comments

February 16

Drugs! What'd they give you? Thorazine? Haldol? How much?

12 Monkeys [fanfare] season 2? [more inside]
posted by porpoise at 10:49 PM - 4 comments

February 7

Interest in a nonfiction #resistance club?

I am toying with this idea, in part because of chainsofreedom's new fictional "in these trying times" club and Miko's excellent recent ask. Except these days, most of what I read is nonfiction. Anyone up for a nonfiction #resisting club tackling useful works to know about? I'm thinking a mix of history, maybe some political thought, maybe some sociology kinds of things. Suggestions inside the cut. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix at 11:35 AM - 15 comments

February 5

Movies for the Current Administration Club

Inspired by this comment, would folks be interested in assembling a club to watch and discuss films in the context of the current U.S. administration and/or the rightward tilt of the world? The idea would be to draw from a broad base of films, albeit with more of an emphasis on things that can create uplift or provide guidance about how to go forward rather than pure criticism of the present. Asking because I am terrible at running clubs, but sort-of-okay about joining them. [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine at 1:35 PM - 4 comments

January 23

Hunted interest?

Is anyone else out there watching the new US reality show Hunted based on the UK show of the same name? It premiered Sunday, January 22 and there's another episode coming Wednesday. It's pretty ridiculous, but I'd love to chat about it.
posted by Night_owl at 7:14 PM - 3 comments

January 14

New post type - "Should I watch this?"/Spoiler-free "Reviews of"

I'm noticing something interesting which is that a lot of the first few posts in a thread tend to be something like "This is a spoiler-free description of whether or not this thing is worth watching"; People will go into a thread about a thing they've never watched to get a sense of whether or not the thing is worth watching and find spoiler-free reviews there written by other people who also do the same thing. I think this is an interesting observation & maybe something we want to support officially, because spoilers should be frankly assumed in general. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 12:12 PM - 14 comments

January 13

habemus papam iuvenibus

I'm going to post episodes to discuss The Young Pope. You are invited to join.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:08 PM - 4 comments

January 8

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

After nearly a year, the next Friday the 13th is upon us. That means it is time for part five of the Friday the 13th movie club. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero at 7:56 PM - 2 comments

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