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Now and Again: The Only Season

Middle-aged insurance exec Michael Wiseman (John Goodman) finds himself dead, then gets involved in a secret government experiment that requires his brain tissue. However, his refusal to give up his family from his "past life" has proven move challenging than anyone had anticipated.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 20 at 6:42 PM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Liaisons

As alien dignitaries visit the ship, Picard's shuttle crashes on a desolate planet where he meets a woman who has been stranded there for seven years.
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Sep 20 at 8:35 AM
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Star Trek: Lower Decks: The Spy Humongous

We've had Die Hard on a starship (many, many times); now, here's Try Hard with a Vengeance!
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Sep 16 at 8:25 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent, Part II

Lore takes a page from the late-21st-century playbook and starts controlling his most powerful soldier with the most potent drug of all: emotions.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Sep 17 at 6:46 AM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Last Day (Parts 1 and 2)

In the series finale, the precinct squad goes on one final adventure together in a two-parter (episodes 9 and 10) with guest stars, twists, and surprises.
posted by brainwane to FanFare on Sep 17 at 7:12 AM
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Sex Education: Season 3

Otis continues to face challenges in the new year in his fling with Ruby, while other relationships including Eric and Adam are made official. With his mother Jean expecting a baby in the future, and the introduction of the new headmistress Hope, who has big plans for Moordale, the inevitable revamp at school has the potential to cause an extra set of complications for all students.
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Sep 18 at 6:01 AM
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Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season One

Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare. This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist (Catherine Keener) who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa’s going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 16 at 3:32 PM
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What If...?: … Killmonger Rescued Tony Stark?

An American soldier called Killmonger rescues Tony Stark when his Humvee is attacked in Afghanistan.
posted by Karmakaze to FanFare on Sep 15 at 7:59 AM
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Ted Lasso: Beard After Hours

After the semi-final defeat, Beard sets out on an all-night odyssey through London in order to collect his thoughts.
posted by Happy Dave to FanFare on Sep 17 at 11:39 AM
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Movie: The Sand Pebbles

In 1926, a U.S. Naval engineer gets assigned to a gunboat in war-torn China.
posted by Fukiyama to FanFare on Sep 19 at 3:41 PM
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Movie: Malignant

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Lukashenko, Dictator of Belarus

Last Week Tonight is back, in a studio, and with a live audience and a new set! This week... Texas's awful new abortion law that lets private citizens sue people who got or in any way abetted an abortion, including the people who drove the patient to the hospital. And Now: Yet Again, It's That Time Of Year (Starbucks is bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte). Main Story (YouTube, 19 minutes): Belarus, specifically its leader Alexander Lukashenko, the self-proclaimed "last dictator of Europe," who has clung to power for three decades. He's the most popular president Belarus has ever had, but only because he's the only president Belarus has ever had, and is in fact deeply unpopular and controls that nation's media with an iron fist.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Sep 13 at 1:49 AM
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Reservation Dogs: California Dreamin

Elora takes her drivers' test, after multiple previous failures. Instead of completing the test, her eccentric instructor takes her on a wild ride. More is revealed about both Daniel's passing, and her mother's. [Content Warning]
posted by Quonab to FanFare on Sep 14 at 5:52 PM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Timescape

The Enterprise and a Romulan warbird face mutual destruction in a region of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey…stuff.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Sep 10 at 4:25 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Descent

The Borg begin a new offensive against the Federation, but this time they're acting as individuals; Data experiences his first emotions while fighting them. (Season finale)
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Sep 13 at 9:34 AM
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The Chair: Season 1, Full Season

At a major university, the first woman of color to become chair tries to meet the dizzying demands and high expectations of a failing English department. Starring Sandra Oh and created by Amanda Peet and Annie Wyman for Netflix.
posted by autopilot to FanFare on Aug 24 at 3:03 PM
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Y: The Last Man: The Day Before

On the eve of the worst crisis in human history, Congresswoman Jennifer Brown clashes with the President. Her children Yorick and Hero reach an emotional crossroads. None of them know that their lives are about to change forever.
posted by bunderful to FanFare on Sep 16 at 3:48 PM
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Russian Doll: Season 1 Complete

A 36 year old chain smoking computer programmer's birthday repeatedly ends in her death, only to find her waking up, back at the birthday party, as if nothing had happened.
posted by gryftir to FanFare on Feb 3, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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Reservation Dogs: Come and Get Your Love

Cheese does a ride along with Big in which he meets Big's cousin/brother Bucky, tries to solve a mystery about a guerrilla artist and learns about Big's reason for becoming a tribal police officer as well as some of the stranger occurrences around the rez.
posted by kaiseki to FanFare on Aug 29 at 9:59 PM
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Movie: Hanna

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
posted by chappell, ambrose to FanFare on Jun 22, 2019 at 9:49 PM
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I loved this one. Obviously, a lot of smart references to other works and I don't think I got all of them. But "the lone man wondering around trying to get back to his woman," really gave me a lot of Ulysses/Odyssey vibes. There were both subtle and explicit references to James Joyce's Ulysses throughout. Ulysses is about an... [more]
posted by Slarty Bartfast to FanFare on Sep 19 at 10:59 AM
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I am regretting that Pop Tartt didn’t occur to me until later. [view]
posted by janell to FanFare on Sep 17 at 11:01 PM
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Everyone's damaged. There's a quote from Robert Anton Wilson that's floating around the internet: “Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a... [more]
posted by cosmic owl to FanFare on Sep 18 at 11:06 AM
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But now we're getting hints that he's actually a damaged person, and his kindness & decency are the outer manifestations of deep-seated mental illness. This new information really takes most of the charm away from the series. First, I know very few people who haven't been damaged, at some point, in life. And those of us who are... [more]
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese to FanFare on Sep 18 at 6:42 PM
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Jayne seems like big bad news to me. Super emotionally avoidant, creates drama and jealousy, gaslights him about it, then drunkenly tells him she loves him and leaves 60+ hateful messages when he doesn’t meet her new demands to show up to the club and reply to her professions. Beard was running from the wrong guy. [view]
posted by iamkimiam to FanFare on Sep 18 at 12:47 AM
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I can understand why it would be polarizing, but honestly, for me it was close to a perfect episode of television. [view]
posted by Jeanne to FanFare on Sep 17 at 8:06 PM
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I loved this episode. On the Football is Life podcast, Jason Snell has talked occasionally about how it seems Beard is in his own wacky, surreal show that we only see glimpses of that intersects with Ted Lasso. This was an episode of that show. [view]
posted by cuscutis to FanFare on Sep 19 at 9:53 AM
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Yeah I went back and read them too. They are really quite poisonous. I felt like season 1 presented Ted as an example of positive masculinity through his more lifecoach-than-sport-coach persona, whereas season 2 twists it into plain old toxic positivity. It doesn't appear that dire to me. Ted really has done a lot of good for many of... [more]
posted by oneirodynia to FanFare on Sep 18 at 11:15 PM
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For the first time in a really long time, I kinda wanna go clubbing. [view]
posted by Happy Dave to FanFare on Sep 17 at 12:09 PM
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Um...is this continued next week or something? That wasn't an open ending; there was NO ending. I think a lot of these are kind of like "alternative history" stories, where you kind of have to have some kind of familiarity with how things "really happened" to contextualize the "alternative" you saw.... [more]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to FanFare on Sep 16 at 8:23 AM
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So someone on Reddit found this bit of poetry from Hafiz: The small man Builds cages for everyone He Knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners. [view]
posted by synecdoche to FanFare on Sep 17 at 6:16 PM
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It's kind of a bummer that I've seen a number of people online saying that they aren't sure they care for Ted or the show now that he appears to be wrestling with some demons. That kind of audience reaction is also a facet of toxic masculinity, I think, that men are disposable when not useful, and burdensome when they struggle. (At... [more]
posted by LooseFilter to FanFare on Sep 19 at 7:20 AM
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alex1965: But now we're getting hints that he's actually a damaged person, and his kindness & decency are the outer manifestations of deep-seated mental illness. This new information really takes most of the charm away from the series Dealing with the trauma of losing a parent to suicide by refusing to engage with negative... [more]
posted by tzikeh to FanFare on Sep 19 at 10:39 PM
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My Lord, this is one of the most important and most phenomenal shows on tv right now. If it doesn’t get an Emmy nominations next year, imma fight somebody. [view]
posted by chara to FanFare on Sep 14 at 10:56 PM
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Really loved this even as it's the least Ted Lasso thing to come out of Ted Lasso -- but the music choices, the hula-hoop raving, the pub rats on the pitch.... Ted playing the game for them sped up with Yakety Sax underneath was very, very on point, and a good way to return us to the world of the show. [view]
posted by tzikeh to FanFare on Sep 17 at 7:38 PM
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Blue Moon is Manchester City's anthem. [view]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl to FanFare on Sep 17 at 2:49 PM
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For the native speakers, how was Beard’s accent in the posh club? I was confused with his seemingly Scottish name and Irish accent, but it looks like I shouldn’t get my information from Harry Potter books and McGonagall is an Irish name. The pub fan calls Beard "McGonagall," assuming that he confused the name Beard gave with... [more]
posted by gladly to FanFare on Sep 18 at 10:01 AM
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In episode three, I thought that the writers were taking the easy way out by saying that Uncle Brownie couldn't talk about how Cookie died without him crying. I thought that if it was his story, he should be the one to tell it. To me, it seemed like a writer's trick, that they would rather put the whole issue in a later episode. In this... [more]
posted by Quonab to FanFare on Sep 14 at 6:41 PM
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someone wondered why it seemed to be so difficult for the big studios to come up with a decent FF movie The big studios succeeded. However, they titled the film The Incredibles.* The real problem with doing a decent FF movie is Doctor Doom. Doom is one of the great comic book villains: bigger-than-life, bombastic... [more]
posted by SPrintF to FanFare on Sep 18 at 3:03 PM
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What was the read on the hula hoop dancing and them dancing together? It felt like Something was being communicated but I couldn’t get what I think it was a sign of Jane committing to Beard; a hoop is a giant ring, a grand gesture to hand that over. [view]
posted by meijusa to FanFare on Sep 18 at 12:45 AM
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