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 - 1 comment

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 - 2 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 - 68 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

NOS4A2

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

Billons

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

Better Things Season 3?

Anyone up for a thread covering season 3 of Better Things? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 6:49 AM - 1 comment

April 5

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND FINALE

Tonight is the finale. Can we discuss what we think/feel?
posted by k8t at 8:50 AM - 1 comment

April 3

You're the Worst: Series Finale

Just dropping a reminder to anyone else who might be interested, the series finale of Your the Worst is tonight. [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 1:58 AM - 3 comments

April 2

Hugo Awards 2019?

We talked about this last year, but nothing really got set up. Is anyone interested in having a club everything related to the hugo award nominees this year? If so, which categories? What posting schedule would make sense? [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore at 6:47 AM - 15 comments

March 26

ComicsBooks? Redux

4 years ago there was some talk on adding comics. I would still like this. What do y'all think?
posted by signal at 3:08 PM - 7 comments

Spring 2019 Anime Season

MyAnimeList. AnimeChart. Besides the second season of One Punch Man, what looks good?
posted by ardgedee at 12:20 PM - 29 comments

March 14

Game of Thrones rewatch

Any interest in doing a season-by-season rewatch of Game of Thrones ahead of the final season premier next month? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy at 2:36 PM - 7 comments

March 13

Star Trek Club: Vulcans

So what do we think about depictions of Vulcans and how they have changed across the franchise, ranging from Mark Lenard's Sarek to James Frain's Sarek? [more inside]
posted by mordax at 12:04 AM - 13 comments

March 10

Movie: Free Solo

Anyone want to discuss the documentary Free Solo? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad at 8:12 AM - 10 comments

March 8

new club: non-fiction

So I read a ton of non-fiction and I bet a lot of other mefites do too, so I've created a non-fiction club to start discussing them. I'm aware this is going to be a pretty broad category, but I kinda like that. I already posted a thread on "Our Native Bees" by Paige Embry, and I hope other people will post more on Non-fiction books too.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 3:56 PM - 7 comments

March 4

SyFyWire "Quick Hack Guide" to Babylon 5

Hi guys, I never got rolling on a watch BUT I guess Prime has added the show, maybe that prompted your watchthrough here, I dunno. Since I found the Duffers' Guides I did for VOY and DS9 helpful, I thought you folks might be interested in this "Quick Hack Guide" (terrible name imho) from SyFyWire. I'll repeat this exact post in FanFare Talk (reposted from current active episode thread here )
posted by mwhybark at 7:30 AM - 1 comment

February 27

Australian New Wave?

Anyone interested in watching some movies from the Australian New Wave beyond the most well known examples like Mad Max? [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama at 11:12 AM - 7 comments

February 15

Proven Innocent?

Anybody up for this? I like the topic and the cast and creator don't bug me. [more inside]
posted by rhizome at 3:08 PM - 3 comments

February 12

9 to 5 movie streaming on Hulu

The 1980 movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton is streaming on Hulu. Would anyone like to talk about it? As far as I can tell there is not an existing thread on this topic, and searching "9 to 5" doesn't get me anything.
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:34 PM - 2 comments

February 3

Star Trek Discovery: Short Treks

How to discuss the short trek episodes? [more inside]
posted by freethefeet at 3:24 AM - 3 comments

February 2

Trivia? Streamable KVSC contest this month

Trivia fans -may not- have heard of one of the toughest contests of them all ... the KVSC (MN college radio station) contest ... which has been honed for 39 years. This, 40th year, it takes place Feb. 15-17, 2019 . [more inside]
posted by Twang at 1:14 PM - 2 comments

January 27

Live posting the Rent Musical on tonight

Although my motivation is to possibly hate-watch this, maybe we could do a live setup? And yes, I realize it is coming on in an hour on the East Coast. Sigh.
posted by k8t at 4:06 PM - 2 comments

January 18

Posts for Oscar-nominated shorts programs?

Following the release of Oscar nominations, ShortsTV usually arranges theatrical and streaming releases of the films in the three shorts categories. I've made posts for these in the past, but the past two years I've run into technical issues. Are these posts worthwhile, and if so, can anyone suggest a good way to handle these? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:15 AM - 4 comments

January 16

Pony request: How to watch (TV)

Many of the shows discussed here sound really interesting, but we have no idea how to watch them. Is it on a network? Is it streaming? What network? What service? [more inside]
posted by General Malaise at 4:42 PM - 8 comments

January 11

Booklist for 2019

I thought I would share the books I’m planning on reading and posting about this year (so far) in case anyone wants to read along. Of course, anyone is welcome to post about these books and I’m sure some have been posted about before. [more inside]
posted by CMcG at 6:33 AM - 2 comments

January 9

You’re the Worst final season

So, the final season of You’re The Worst supposedly starts tonight, but I can’t seem to get it clear whether it’s going to be on FXX or that FX+ pay stream service. I looked at my cable listings yesterday and FXX didn’t show YtW tonight.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:41 PM - 4 comments

January 7

Rivers of London?

Pusskillian and I ended up vaguely contemplating a Rivers of London/Peter Grant novels book club independently, and I was wondering if there was anyone else who would be interested (she just finished her reread, I'm on my first read of Foxglove Summer) * How far apart should we post the books? Or just have one post for everything? * I'm sort of assuming that we want to include the novellas, but do we also want to include the graphic novels?
posted by dinty_moore at 5:01 PM - 6 comments

Indigenous Book Club?

I'm wondering if there's any interest in a FanFare bookclub that focuses on reading Indigenous writers. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 7:38 AM - 17 comments

January 4

Winter 2019 Anime Season

It is upon us, because time somehow continues to pass. Anichart, MyAnimeList [more inside]
posted by Sequence at 10:16 AM - 41 comments

January 3

Firefly rewatch?

My yarn shop is showing Firefly again by popular demand, so I figured I'd comment about it. Anyone else interested? It's been almost 4 years since the threads here were active. Would we do a new rewatch thread, or just repopulate the current open posts? (I'll be watching one episode a week starting mid-January.) [more inside]
posted by rikschell at 1:14 PM - 7 comments

January 2

Any interest in the Kinsey Millhone alphabet series by Sue Grafton?

As stated in the 2017 MetaFilter post, Sue Grafton was "a prolific author of detective novels known for an alphabetically titled series that began in 1982 with ‘A Is for Alibi’…” Her Kinsey Millhone books are quick, delightful and great fun to read. Would anybody be interested in finishing the alphabet with me? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam at 1:28 PM - 3 comments

December 19

Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?

This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea at 9:45 AM - 5 comments

December 6

Interest in a Tournament of Books club?

The Tournament of Books is a March-madness style match up of contemporary fiction. The actual competition starts in March, but the longlist is already posted and the shortlist will be announced in January. Would there be interest in a 2019 Tournament of Books book club? [more inside]
posted by tofu_crouton at 2:56 PM - 18 comments

November 28

No Activity (US or AUS)

Both versions are fantastic but Tim Meadows excels in the US version. The second US season just dropped. Any interest in a discussion or comparison of the two versions?
posted by jojo and the benjamins at 10:08 PM - 1 comment

November 27

GBBO - "Beginnings"

I just noticed yesterday that Netflix now has what its labeled "The Great British Baking Show - The Beginnings." The first episode (which I'm currently watching) is labeled "Season 1" but there are multiple statements that make it sound like it's not the actual first season. [more inside]
posted by bunderful at 4:27 PM - 6 comments

November 21

Pony Idea: TV Episode Ranges

For new TV seasons that get dropped all at once, which is fairly common these days, episode-by-episode is too granular and spammy, but a whole season in one post is awkward for spoiled and unspoiled alike. I think posting half a season at a time would work pretty well for these shows, so being able to select a range of episodes for a post seems like a good idea. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus at 5:32 PM - 6 comments

November 15

ContraPoints?

I'm wondering if there's interest in discussing the ContraPoints YouTube videos and, secondarily, how it'd fit on FanFare. [more inside]
posted by Nelson at 10:04 AM - 24 comments

November 8

Romanian New Wave

I've been watching as many of these as I can get my hands on of late, as they are usually pretty terrific, if extremely bleak and dark. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, Graduation, The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu... I'm probably going to be posting a fair number of these over the next few weeks and then wrapping up with an FPP when I run out of films. Anyone who would like to follow along can do so. I'll be posting under the #romanianfilm tag and including links on where to find the films wherever possible. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:43 AM - 4 comments

November 5

World Chess Championship

The World Chess Championship 2018 is an chess match between the reigning world champion since 2013, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger Fabiano Caruana to determine the World Chess Champion. [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey at 5:40 PM - 1 comment

November 3

House of Cards, Claire's season?

The final eight episodes are up on netflix. Most reviews are about offscreen politics and complaints - any metafilter fans who support #metoo and love the vicious Claire Underwood?
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 7:34 AM - 3 comments

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