With so many good shows having ended their seasons in the past few months, are there any newer television-like-entertainment-products that people are liking? FFT include any streaming service. [more inside]
Surprise, surprise, another Friday the 13th is right around the corner, and with that another episode of the Friday the 13th slow burn movie club. I will post the movie to Fanfare next Friday, the 13th, so you have a week to watch if you are inclined. [more inside]
This thread about the S7 Voyager episode Prophecy sprawled into a discussion of Star Trek Discovery's merits and treatment of Klingons. I am moving it here to allow broader discussion. All aired Star Trek should be considered fair game here. [more inside]
I wanna discuss Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette, y’all. Do Netflix specials get classified as TV or movies?
I just saw the first episode. of Netflix Original "Kiss Me First". It's based on a YA novel of the same name, but they added in some VR elements (makes for better TV I guess, but it's not the main point of the show). Great camera work, writing, and acting - watch the first two minutes and see how the director can say so much with just a simple camera pull - had me hooked for the whole ep. Any interest in an episode by episode or even just a "Full Series watch"?
Summer lineup on MyAnimeList and AniChart. I predict there will be punching, zapping, transformations, power ups, and scenes of people waxing rhapsodic about the freshly served food they just bit into. Anything look good to you? [more inside]
Wondering if there's enough people watching My Hero Academia (currently available on crunchyroll [memail me if you want a guest pass]). If you don't know it's an anime about a superhero high school in Japan. It looks at themes of what it means to be a hero (and a villain) in a world filled with super powers. [more inside]
I'm enjoying watching El Ministerio del Tiempo with y'all. I've been watching it partially to help with my Spanish, and I'd like to find another equally addicting Spanish-language show to watch when we're through. Would anyone be interested in joining me? If so, does anyone have recommendations? Someone told me that Money Heist / La Casa de Papel was great, but I know nothing about it. [more inside]
CB was originally run in 1998 and it is 2018 and that seems like a good point for a rewatch! [more inside]
I not on FanFare much but just saw the first episode of The Break with Michelle Wolf on Netflix and wonder if others have seen it/are interesting in discussing it. Am not proposing to discuss entire season necessarily and not sure how this works. So should I just wait to see if someone else proposes discussing the season as it goes along or ... ? Dunno if y'all do one-offs or really how this works. (I read the FAQ, honest!)
Colony Season 3 [more inside]
Is there a way to only view items that have both a book and a tv/movie version? [more inside]
Eurovision is tomorrow!
Just a thought for people who enjoy reading horror like I do. [more inside]
Just wondering if anyone else has work issues and watches the red panda of rage. Is it worth discussing here? [more inside]
What shows, in our age of universal infinite access, do you rerun as comfort viewing when the hunt for novelty wears thin? Personally, I run TNG, the Jeremy Brett Holmes, Poirot, and the Fry and Laurie Jeeves and Wooster - all, not incedentally, prestige series from the late eighties and nineties (although Poirot really hits its stride much later).
The two episodes are free on YT. After watching, YouTube Red just got the most unlikely new customer. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka reprise their roles as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence from 1984's The Karate Kid. It's 34 years later. It's underdog vs asshole once again. Or is it? Peppered with clips from the original movie and sequel, the themes are familiar but jumbled and amusing, and contrasted with more modern themes. Kept me smiling the whole time. Looks to be ten half-hour episodes. This is one of the most clever reboots I've seen. Nostalgic, yet fresh. Will likely binge watch this weekend if I can get out of some grubby work.
A few notes from my viewings of Wakfu: The show just showed up on Netflix. It is French production, but the English dubbing is very good. Nice blending of American and Japanese animation styles. Definitively a kids show, but with adult jokes. The end credit animations can be adorable. Mostly strong female characters with caveats. Episodes are short, less then 30 minutes. Fan fare has it in their TV list now.
Who is interested in doing a first read/reread of The Wheel of Time? [more inside]
Medical drama follows Dr. House, a brilliant but troubled diagnostician [more inside]
Anyone watching the new French thriller The Chalet on Netflix? I'm three eps in and it's easy to binge once you work out who all the people are.
Anyone here a fan? [more inside]
We're caught up with the first season, as it's been aired so far, and I'm in love with this heartwarming little cartoon. Anyone else interested in talking about it? (And if so, independent threads for episodes, or full season at once? I don't know how this works...)
I'd love to discuss this mind blowing performance. Is this TV? Podcast?
Another year, another Friday the 13th. Next Friday (the 13th, uh) we* will be continuing the Friday the 13th movie club with a discussion of the 7th film, The New Blood. [more inside]
Pursuant to poffin boffin's comment, would it be possible to get the previous/next links down for books at the bottom of a post that exist for TV series? If not for books because metadata, then how about for the club links instead? E.g. the M&C post would have a previous to "I am with child...", and a next to Post Captain?
Why is it I can only add TV shows to "My Fanfare"? I want to add movies, special events, etc, so I can continue to follow those conversations, the same way I do for TV shows. [more inside]
So the 2017 Tournament of Books has ended and apparently, we all need to go read Fever Dream. We've talked about this on the blue, but maybe we could stand to make this a club? These are great books to read and it's as good a framework as any toward getting a group of people onto the same titles at the same time for discussion. It's kind of late for this year, but consider it a test run for next year. Here's the tag so you can find the ToB books that are on FF so far.
Hey. I am embarking on a reread of all 20 Aubrey-Maturin books. I was thinking there might be some MeFites who have never read them, or who would like to reread them, but have been waiting for a sign, or other people to talk with. This could be that sign! We could be those other people! [more inside]
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]
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