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WandaVision: Episode 1

Wanda and Vision struggle to conceal their powers during dinner with Vision’s boss and his wife.
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on Jan 15 at 6:07 AM
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WandaVision: Episode 2

In an effort to fit in, Wanda and Vision perform a magic act in their community talent show.
posted by 1970s Antihero to FanFare on Jan 15 at 6:11 AM
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Book: Children of Ruin

Long ago, Earth's terraforming program sent ships out to build new homes for humanity among the stars and made an unexpected discovery: a planet with life. But the scientists were unaware that the alien ecosystem was more developed than the primitive life forms originally discovered. When the Old Empire fell, the scientists were on their own.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit to FanFare on Jan 16 at 8:09 PM
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Podcast: Richest Hill: Richest Hill

A podcast about the past, present and future of one of America's most notorious Superfund sites in Butte, Montana - from Montana Public Radio, hosted by Nora Saks.
posted by gemutlichkeit to FanFare on Jan 15 at 2:27 PM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Loss

Counselor Troi loses her empathic powers; the Enterprise is slowly pulled off course by an unknown force existing in two-dimensional form into a deadly cosmic string.
posted by hanov3r to FanFare on Jan 18 at 1:12 PM
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Movie: Shadowlands

C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, best known as the author of the Narnian Chronicles, leads a monastic life as an Oxford don until he meets the spirited American poet Joy Gresham.
posted by orange swan to FanFare on Jan 20 at 8:07 AM
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The Great Pottery Throw Down: Slab-Build & Handmade Bricks

It's all about bricks and mortar, as the 11 remaining potters slab-build a 3D building and, in a Throw Down first, judge Rich Miller tasks the potters with handmaking bricks.
posted by ellieBOA to FanFare on Jan 18 at 5:35 AM
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Ted Lasso: Season 1

American college football coach Ted Lasso is recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience with the latter sport.
posted by Acari to FanFare on Sep 19, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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Hitmen: Season One

A pair of hired guns, working for a seldom-seen crime boss named Mr. K, pass their days kidnapping and killing their targets, then disposing of their bodies. Most of their waking hours are spent in a grimy van, which is equipped with all manner of murder-facilitating doohickeys. The twist: these barely-competent assassins are played by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, better known as the hosts of The Great British Bake Off.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Jan 3 at 7:58 AM
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Book: Running with Sherman

The subtitle of the book is How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-Tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest race in America.
posted by COD to FanFare on Jan 16 at 2:42 PM
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Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope Is You, Part 2

[Season Finale] As the Emerald Chain tightens its grip and the mystery of the Burn is finally solved, Burnham and the crew have one last chance to save themselves – and the Federation.
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Jan 7 at 8:30 AM
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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Final Mission

Leaving the Enterprise to go to Starfleet Academy, Wesley gets on a shuttlecraft with Captain Picard, and just like last time, Picard narrowly escapes death. Picard never gets on a shuttle with Wesley again.
posted by CheesesOfBrazil to FanFare on Jan 15 at 3:05 AM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Terra Firma, Part 2

Georgiou uncovers the true depths of the plot against her, leading her to a revelation about how deeply her time on the USS Discovery truly changed her. [CW: torture]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:41 AM
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Movie: The Virgin Spring

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. [Content Warning]
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on Jun 3, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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The Magicians: Do Something Crazy

Penny and Julia go stargazing and Eliot and Margo forget a sandwich.
posted by KTamas to FanFare on Jan 16, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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The Expanse: All Episodes

The Expanse Season 4 is finally here on Amazon Prime. The first three seasons were on SYFY, but despite it being one of if not the best science fiction series around, it got canceled. Fortunately, Amazon picked it up and all 10 episodes are now available. Story description for the season is below the fold just in case some people are still not quite caught up with the events of Season 3.
posted by KTamas to FanFare on Dec 15, 2019 at 3:34 AM
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A Place to Call Home: Season Two

All those involved with last season's murder and subsequent cover-up try to put it behind them. Meanwhile, George and Sarah grow closer, but Regina's shocking discovery in Europe could give matriarch Elizabeth the leverage she needs to tear them apart forever. James's medical treatment for his homosexuality is a cause of concern for everyone, especially Olivia. Jack and Carolyn bond over Anna.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Jan 15 at 10:46 AM
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Movie: Don't Look Now

John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) move to Venice after the tragic drowning of their young daughter. There they encounter eerie visions, omens, psychic sisters and (of course) murders.
posted by brundlefly to FanFare on May 8, 2015 at 11:03 AM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Light and Shadows

Burnham returns to Vulcan in search of Spock, while Discovery continues to investigate the events near Kaminar.
posted by mordax to FanFare on Mar 1, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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Movie: Twelve Monkeys

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
posted by MoonOrb to FanFare on Feb 15, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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But it's not so common in the MCU. So far the only characters they've brought back who died on camera are Gamora, Bucky, Loki, Thanos, Red Skull, Black Widow, JARVIS, and half the living beings in the entire universe. [view]
posted by straight to FanFare on Jan 16 at 3:04 AM
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And what am I to make of the fact that I'm laughing along to the extremely predictable, hacky, in-show sitcom jokes? Maybe it's just that watching some really fantastic actors ham it up is delightful. They really do play a cute couple. [view]
posted by pykrete jungle to FanFare on Jan 15 at 9:29 PM
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Questions raised in this episode: - Were 50s/early 60s sitcoms really that lame? (yes. they really were) - What the hell is going on? - Is Debra Jo Rupp the platonic ideal sitcom performer in every respect? [view]
posted by wabbittwax to FanFare on Jan 15 at 9:15 AM
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Oh my god Paul Bettany has serious Rik Mayall vibes during the magic show [view]
posted by jason_steakums to FanFare on Jan 17 at 10:14 AM
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"Commander, we appear to be stuck in a plot vortex, that won't allow us to leave until a parallel narrative has run its course." [view]
posted by wabbittwax to FanFare on Jan 15 at 9:19 AM
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- Is Debra Jo Rupp the platonic ideal sitcom performer in every respect? Yes. [view]
posted by Pendragon to FanFare on Jan 15 at 10:48 AM
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Look, I was that smart, nerdy, socially awkward kid. As far as I could tell, the character was meant to appeal directly to kids to me in particular. But I never felt seen by the character of Wesley; I felt condescended to. He was never as a character written as that kid; he was written to that kid. It all had a whiff of the after school special... [more]
posted by Halloween Jack to FanFare on Jan 17 at 8:21 AM
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2010s Big Bang Theory? Oh dear god. I vote for The Good Place. For obvious reasons. [view]
posted by happyroach to FanFare on Jan 16 at 11:17 PM
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I vote for The Good Place. For obvious reasons. To see Chidi's hella ripped abs again? [view]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to FanFare on Jan 17 at 12:22 PM
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Naomi's ordeal on the Chetzemoka was one of the most harrowing sequences in the books, drawing out each little step forward and subsequent setback in agonizing detail. Tipper did a great job selling the coexisting utter despair and indomitable will, and whoever did the montage has definitely watched their Mike the Fixer scenes from Better Call Saul.... [more]
posted by whuppy to FanFare on Jan 20 at 8:20 AM
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TheophileEscargot, rest assured that bringing back a character previously thought dead is not a foreign concept to Marvel Comics. [view]
posted by straight to FanFare on Jan 16 at 2:51 AM
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This was very nice, sort of Call the Midwife in tone but with moderate cow peril instead of thalidomide. [view]
posted by ChuraChura to FanFare on Jan 15 at 10:02 PM
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I don't know if it's good but it's very intriguing. Which is the inverse of most Marvel films. [view]
posted by slimepuppy to FanFare on Jan 15 at 10:52 AM
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Season finale will be Too Many Cooks. [view]
posted by snofoam to FanFare on Jan 18 at 4:48 PM
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The wife's repeating her line "stop it" was straight up Lynch. [view]
posted by computech_apolloniajames to FanFare on Jan 16 at 4:33 PM
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Whatever else the Belters are short of, they certainly seem to have an unlimited supply of eye make-up. [view]
posted by Paul Slade to FanFare on Jan 20 at 2:40 PM
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As an OG Buffy fan I’m embarrassed by how long it took me to recognize “Dottie” as Emma Caufield, though in my defense I was trying to figure out if she was the same “Dottie” from Agent Carter. Nope! [view]
posted by ejs to FanFare on Jan 17 at 3:29 PM
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"My husband and his indestructible head." Heh. posted by happyroach at 1:59 AM on January 16 I don’t think this line has gotten nearly as much acknowledgment as it deserves! Not having read any speculation, I went into this assuming it’s about how Wanda grapples with her grief over Vision’s death. For he first line to him to... [more]
posted by ejs to FanFare on Jan 17 at 3:20 PM
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If you find that guy kinda annoying, there's also these explainers from ScreenCrush that I found pretty informative and slightly less annoying (YMMV). [view]
posted by briank to FanFare on Jan 18 at 6:49 AM
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I'm uncertain how delighted I am by this. I'm impatient with the playing out of the sitcom tropes and would like to just hurry up and get to the sinister underpinnings of it all, which do seem promising. [view]
posted by wabbittwax to FanFare on Jan 15 at 9:16 AM
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