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Undone: The Crash

Bob Odenkirk and Rosa Salazar star in this rotoscope-animated show about a 28 year old Mexican-American's life following a car crash.
posted by fizzix to FanFare on Sep 19 at 2:28 PM
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The Good Place: Webisodes - The Selection

These six webisodes watch Shawn and his team of four dingdongs as they figure out their approach for selecting the four non-serial killer, non-boy band-managing humans who will reside in Michael's medium place experiment. They also order food, despite being immortal demons.
posted by phearlez to FanFare on Sep 17 at 8:45 AM
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Movie: Exam

The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 20 at 10:28 AM
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Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns

PBS: Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.” Directed by Ken Burns.
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on Sep 18 at 6:19 PM
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Book: Where the Water Goes

The Colorado River is an essential resource for a surprisingly large part of the United States, and every gallon that flows down it is owned or claimed by someone. David Owen traces all that water from the Colorado’s headwaters to its parched terminus, once a verdant wetland but now a million-acre desert. He takes readers on an adventure downriver, along a labyrinth of waterways, reservoirs, power plants, farms, fracking sites, ghost towns, and RV parks, to the spot near the U.S.–Mexico border where the river runs dry. Water problems in the western United States can seem tantalizingly easy to solve: just turn off the fountains at the Bellagio, stop selling hay to China, ban golf, cut down the almond trees, and kill all the lawyers. But a closer look reveals a vast man-made ecosystem that is far more complex and more interesting than the headlines let on. The story Owen tells in Where the Water Goes is crucial to our future: how a patchwork of engineering marvels, byzantine legal agreements, aging infrastructure, and neighborly cooperation enables life to flourish in the desert —and the disastrous consequences we face when any part of this tenuous system fails.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis to FanFare on Sep 20 at 8:33 PM
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Star Trek: Enterprise: Twilight

Archer faces early retirement.
posted by mordax to FanFare on Sep 16 at 11:56 AM
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Fall 2019 TV season general post

US Network television fall premiere season starts on Monday (9/23/19), just wanted to make a general planning post (and a heads-up for the impending slew of threads on pilots of dubious quality). Various tv-sites' premiere calendars linked below.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Sep 18 at 8:44 PM
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Movie: Snakes on a Plane

Samuel L. Jackson can no longer abide these detestable serpents on this detestable aircraft.
posted by J.K. Seazer to FanFare on Sep 14 at 12:58 AM
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Steven Universe: The Movie

Two years after reconciling with the Diamonds and securing the Earth's right to exist, Steven is now seen as an equal member of the Diamond Authority, but he just wants to live his life on Earth with his friends, both in Beach City and the new Gem settlement of Little Homeworld. But another threat to the planet from his mother's past arrives, a gem named Spinel, who comes with a grudge to settle and a terrible weapon....
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Sep 3 at 1:51 AM
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The I-Land: All Episodes

A Netflix original limited series from Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men). Ten strangers wake up on a mysterious island with no idea how they got there.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 19 at 1:07 PM
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Disenchantment: The Second Half of the First Season

Disenchantment returns to Netflix after a 13-month "midseason hiatus" in its 20-episode first season.
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Sep 20 at 1:01 PM
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Movie: Dragnet

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery.
posted by rhizome to FanFare on Sep 8 at 8:51 AM
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Movie: Spirited Away

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.
posted by J.K. Seazer to FanFare on Aug 31 at 2:15 AM
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Movie: Cowboys & Aliens

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.
posted by porpoise to FanFare on Aug 17 at 10:13 PM
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The Handmaid's Tale: "The Word"

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change; Emily learns more about her new Commander; Offred faces a difficult decision.
posted by Bibliogeek to FanFare on Jul 11, 2018 at 2:18 AM
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Book: Gideon the Ninth

The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
posted by WidgetAlley to FanFare on Sep 11 at 11:14 AM
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Book: One Summer

In One Summer Bill Bryson transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. Over a few months in 1927 Lindbergh made his historic flight, Babe Ruth hit 60 HRs, The Jazz Singer was filmed, and the first working TV was demonstrated. Also, KKK membership was growing rapidly, Eugenics was becoming accepted as normal, thousands of Americans were dying from alcohol purposely poisoned by the federal government, and thousands more died when the Mississippi river flooded and the Federal government ignored it as not their problem. It was one hell of a summer.
posted by COD to FanFare on Sep 21 at 7:47 AM
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Killjoys: Last Dance

Dutch uses Khlyen to bait The Lady and finds herself in the midst of a final showdown. (Series Finale)
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Sep 20 at 8:08 PM
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The Affair: The Final Season

It's a great time to come back to The Affair!
posted by bleep to FanFare on Sep 1 at 1:40 PM
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Mystery Science Theater 3000: SOULTAKER

Rewatch! What awaits us after we die? If this movie is to be believed, we end up inside little rings such as the kind Sonic the Hedgehog collects, ferried back and forth through the afterlife by glorified deliverymen in black suits, overseen by the fearsomely-chinned Robert Z'Dar. A classic Season 10 episode, both for the ridiculous movie and for cameo appearances by both TV's Frank and Joel Hodgson, last seen in 624 and 512 respectively. Previously.
posted by JHarris to FanFare on Sep 5 at 10:43 AM
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I was bummed by the technical. In my opinion, if no one does a good job in the technical, it’s Paul & Prue’s fault. They give the recipe and set the time, so if no one can pull it off, I’d blame the recipe and/or the time, not an entire tent full of bakers. [view]
posted by sleeping bear to FanFare on Sep 20 at 11:35 PM
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Regarding Phil, I do wonder if the production team selected footage to over-emphasise aspects of his personality. I'm in an online discussion group which includes someone who knows someone who knows Phil, and - supposedly - he doesn't come across like that in person. Or perhaps this friend-of-a-friend just hasn't seen that side of him. Now... [more]
posted by Major Clanger to FanFare on Sep 21 at 2:11 PM
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For anyone awaiting my weekly effort to do the technical challenge I have a confession. I'm afraid I thought the burger baps were not that exciting to do, and given that almost all of what I bake in these challenges goes into work for my colleagues to eat I didn't think a bunch of barristers and their clerks would be very enthused by some plain... [more]
posted by Major Clanger to FanFare on Sep 16 at 11:22 AM
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I like how they got me to watch six ads in return for a low budget 15 minute video, which imho was probably about five-seven minutes too long. Cute, though. [view]
posted by General Malaise to FanFare on Sep 18 at 2:33 PM
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I bet this is all the fever dream of an post-nuclear apocalyptic insane asylum witch/alien who is the prisoner of the ghost of a contortionist devil-nun in a travelling circus wagon on their way to a murderous hillbilly Trump rally/blood orgy. [view]
posted by ian1977 to FanFare on Sep 20 at 12:47 PM
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The Misbehaving performance by Aimee-Lee and Baby Billy was terrific. It was written for the show by Danny McBride and Edi Patterson plus series composer Joey Stephens. There's an article about its genesis (ha!) here. The choreography was hilarious too. And they did a great job with the '80s sets, props, costumes, and hair. Great small... [more]
posted by carmicha to FanFare on Sep 16 at 10:29 AM
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I like how they got me to watch six ads They got me to watch 1 ad 6 times. I hope that couple and their cactus find a house though. [view]
posted by Emmy Rae to FanFare on Sep 19 at 6:59 PM
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For the pro-Michael column, his signature bake looked a mess, but tasted very good. Phil's also looked a mess, but I think got slightly less glowing reviews for taste. For the pro-Priya column, yes, she did terrible in the technical, but so did everyone else. (Were hers really that much worse than Helen's shortcrust versions?) I'm guessing the... [more]
posted by damayanti to FanFare on Sep 21 at 6:54 AM
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I'm putting money on Major Clanger to reach the finals [view]
posted by roger ackroyd to FanFare on Sep 21 at 2:26 PM
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NBC has released a series of six short webisodes in preparation for season 4, focusing on the demons' selection of experiment subjects for the new neighborhood. Season 4 begins September 26. [view]
posted by Syllepsis to FanFare on Sep 15 at 11:34 PM
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I was fucking delighted to see Phil go, because in the preceding episodes, it seemed like every single time he was on camera, he managed to work in some comment or another about how very, very masculine he is, which was tedious where it wasn't offensive. Like, dude, if it's that threatening to your masculinity to appear on a baking... [more]
posted by Spathe Cadet to FanFare on Sep 21 at 7:15 AM
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Amazing episode, and a tour de force by D'Arcy Carden. It wasn't until the chalkboard scene that I realized how completely she nailed Chidi's bizarrely galumphing speaking rhythm. There's a reason for that, and it lead to one of my favorite anecdotes that I heard on the podcast. For weeks before they filmed this, they made... [more]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to FanFare on Sep 17 at 9:22 AM
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Netflix seems to be building a new category of show, "We Canceled 'Tuca and Bertie' But We Greenlit This." [view]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Sep 20 at 5:17 AM
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I self-identify as a Hufflepuff and I concur with halation I liked Amelia, but I kind of agree with this. She is a fine baker - but a fine casual baker, kind of like I would be, I think. The judges pointed out that the rolls in her tear-and-share bread were all different sizes - some noticeably so - and remarked that while the taste... [more]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to FanFare on Sep 15 at 5:24 AM
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Finally watched it! My thoughts: My reaction to it is pretty much exactly my reaction to the book, which was: 1) Everything that has anything to do with Crowley and Aziraphale is great, everyone and everything else I could not care less about. 2) The way the apocalypse is averted is an anticlimactic letdown. Therefore my favorite by far was... [more]
posted by kyrademon to FanFare on Sep 16 at 2:06 PM
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GLOW has been renewed for a fourth and final season. [view]
posted by Pronoiac to FanFare on Sep 20 at 9:19 AM
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This show is also loaded with talent. Not just the four leads, who are great. (Though special kudos for casting Merritt Weber, who radiates empathy like few other human beings can.) But even beyond the stars. This is one of those shows probably half of the major speaking roles are cast with character actors that have done notably great... [more]
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Sep 21 at 10:06 AM
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Thank you, I was worried I saw a different movie from all of the reviewers I've read. Hot mess is right. I get it, take Heart of Darkness and throw in some "daddy didn't love me" and spaceships. They just moved from one location to the next, no real reason why, introducing and dropping characters left and right, even having the... [more]
posted by beowulf573 to FanFare on Sep 22 at 2:41 PM
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It's really hard to let yourself be the heel, especially in improv comedy. And Travis is so good at it. Not only in the opening segment, but also with the box ad. "I'm sitting on it.... Still sitting on it." So good, such an excellent bit of "yes, and"ing even though it has the appearance of "no, but"ing. [view]
posted by meese to FanFare on Sep 19 at 6:47 AM
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I hear that, sleeping bear, but it was clear they were all under sizing their pastry from before the blind bake. And how on earth do you get on that show, and develop all your recipes for it, without ever making rough puff? Or lemon curd? [view]
posted by janell to FanFare on Sep 21 at 12:43 AM
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