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The Good Place: Chidi Sees the Time-Knife

The gang meets the judge at the crossroads of all dimensions, time and space to plead their case and Janet makes a reconnection.
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 17 at 6:53 PM
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Star Trek: Discovery: Brother

After answering a distress signal from the USS Enterprise, the USS Discovery welcomes aboard Captain Christopher Pike and begins a new mission to investigate the meaning behind seven mysterious red signals. Michael Burnham grapples with her past growing up on Vulcan with her foster parents and brother Spock.
posted by Automocar to FanFare on Jan 18 at 9:38 AM
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Movie: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
posted by D.Billy to FanFare on Dec 14, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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Movie: Glass

The third, concluding film in M. Night Shyamalan's trilogy about superpowered people that began with Unbreakable and continued with Split.
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Jan 20 at 11:31 AM
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Hitchcock & Scully

Jake and Charles investigate a case of Hitchcock and Scully's from the 1980s; meanwhile, Amy's uniformed officers and Terry's detectives fight over limited resources.
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 17 at 8:31 PM
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Future Man: Replay One

Josh wakes up... or does he? after saving the world... or did he? in the future... or is it? You know what, who knows what the hell's going on anymore. But Future Man is back, and things are as grimy as ever.
posted by Etrigan to FanFare on Jan 14 at 8:04 PM
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Catastrophe: Episode 2

Rob's sister visits and makes some introductions to Rob and Sharon; Sharon has some trouble at work; Sharon, Fran, Chris (and Chris' new girlfriend) get together to attend a suprising Shakespeare performance by Jeffrey.
posted by rhizome to FanFare on Jan 18 at 11:08 AM
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Saturday Night Live: Rachel Brosnahan / Greta Van Fleet

First episode of the year.
posted by rhizome to FanFare on Jan 20 at 10:25 AM
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Book: Milkman

Winner of the Man Booker Prize “Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”―The Guardian In an unnamed city, middle sister stands out for the wrong reasons. She reads while walking, for one. And she has been taking French night classes downtown. So when a local paramilitary known as the milkman begins pursuing her, she suddenly becomes “interesting,” the last thing she ever wanted to be. Despite middle sister’s attempts to avoid him―and to...
posted by OHenryPacey to FanFare on Jan 14 at 2:51 PM
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The Good Place: The Book of Dougs

Michael's resolve is put to the test. Meanwhile, Jason wrestles with his feelings and Chidi surprises Eleanor.
posted by duffell to FanFare on Jan 10 at 7:02 PM
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Podcast: Bag Man: Full Season

Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? Rachel Maddow's Bag Man refreshes our memories.
posted by latkes to FanFare on Jan 13 at 9:42 PM
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Podcast: Everything is Alive: Maeve, Lamppost

Maeve is a lamppost. She sees all of us, but does anybody see her?
posted by progosk to FanFare on Jan 18 at 2:19 AM
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Star Trek: Enterprise: Two Days and Two Nights

The crew of Enterprise attempt shore leave, with mixed results.
posted by mordax to FanFare on Jan 20 at 11:38 PM
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Bob's Burgers: Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda's

Linda's new friend introduces her to essential oils and Gayle is convinced she must be rescued. Meanwhile, Bob and Teddy helps Mr. Huggins get a new bed.
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 11 at 12:35 PM
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Podcast: Punch Up The Jam: 052 - You Oughta Know (w/ Jake Weisman)

I...want...you...to know that Jake Weisman (Corporate – @weismanjake) is ON THE SHOW!!! A supremely sexy yet angry episode absorbing the power of Alanis Morissette's 1995 classic, "You Oughta Know" that will surely launch an investigation into Flea's bass performance. Miel tells Demi to shut up a lot. Demi gets drunk with soundboard power. It's a very fun episode.
posted by Cash4Lead to FanFare on Jan 15 at 9:10 AM
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Movie: Brexit: The Uncivil War

Strategist Dominic Cummings (Benedict Cumberbatch) leads a campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union. Directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who).
posted by memebake to FanFare on Jan 18 at 3:17 PM
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Movie: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Two documentaries came out this week about the infamous Fyre music festival. Why don't we talk about both of them here? Metafilter post about the controversy between the competing Fyre Festival documentaries, and the original Metafilter post about the festival.
posted by lunasol to FanFare on Jan 19 at 9:31 PM
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Movie: The Favourite

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah governs the country in her stead. When a new servant Abigail arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.
posted by everybody had matching towels to FanFare on Nov 29, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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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.
posted by CMcG to FanFare on Jan 11 at 6:33 AM
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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Wide Window: Part One

The orphans arrive at the aptly named Lake Lachrymose to meet their widowed Aunt Josephine, a strict grammarian who's haunted by the past.
posted by oh yeah! to FanFare on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:42 PM
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Potential importance of the TIME KNIFE: Samurai swords were (as I understand it) made that way due to only having access to low-quality iron. Repeatedly folding the steel over and over was a way of removing imperfections in it. The Brainy Bunch started off deeply imperfect in their own ways, and went through hundreds of iterations in... [more]
posted by Navelgazer to FanFare on Jan 20 at 7:04 AM
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"Also: apparently, I'm black? And they do not like black ladies down there, y'all." [view]
posted by DirtyOldTown to FanFare on Jan 18 at 7:48 AM
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oh yeah and once again the show is super brave at basically skipping at least a quarter of a typical show's season with just summing up Judge Gen's experience as a human instead of actually showing it also now we know why William Jackson Harper was teaching Ted Danson how to floss! [view]
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 17 at 7:17 PM
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WAIT WAITWAITWAIT THIS MEANS CHIDI WAS RIGHT ABOUT THE ALMOND MILK [view]
posted by Huffy Puffy to FanFare on Jan 14 at 4:48 AM
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The Good Place was probably asked but then was busy convening a committee to vote on who from the Good Place would go to the meeting after the committee review themselves for ethical violations for being in the committee and then also review the candidate after selection to see if they are probably trained and capable to take notes of the... [more]
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 17 at 7:53 PM
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"You're fake news, sad" "Yep, that's definitely the language of the innocent." [view]
posted by ellieBOA to FanFare on Jan 18 at 10:53 AM
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Janet is up to something. Listen to what she says when she oh-so-casually offers to create people for the experiment: "If the Judge restores my powers in the Medium Place, I can do it." I don't think she just offered to help because she's helpful. I think she's seizing an opportunity to shore up her defenses in order to protect her... [more]
posted by showbiz_liz to FanFare on Jan 18 at 8:56 PM
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Oh, universe, thank you for the gift of a dapper Jason Mantzoukas with a martini glass full of olives. I needed that. [view]
posted by palomar to FanFare on Jan 17 at 7:55 PM
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I totally snack on just bowls of olives, and look forward to doing so from a martini glass and telling people it's a martini. A classy martini. [view]
posted by Ragged Richard to FanFare on Jan 18 at 8:22 AM
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could they really try to give us a blueprint for fixing all of modern global society in their half-hour primetime comedy program? Michael Schur has a plan to make everything OK, and it will work this time, and no one will have to get nailed to anything, and 10 minutes into the broadcast of that episode the earth will be demolished to... [more]
posted by DevilsAdvocate to FanFare on Jan 12 at 3:06 PM
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"What kind of a messed up place turns away refugees?" [view]
posted by bondcliff to FanFare on Jan 10 at 8:37 PM
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Hey, Mindy's fate makes a little more sense in the grand scheme of things now. She had this plan that was massively point-getting on paper and then died before any of the unintended consequences could occur. Presumably her sister, who actually put Mindy's plan into action, accumulated the negative points from all the unintended... [more]
posted by showbiz_liz to FanFare on Jan 13 at 11:39 AM
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I both really hope and really do not hope that Simone is one of the four new humans. [view]
posted by palomar to FanFare on Jan 18 at 8:39 AM
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I loved that all the humans instantly became (embraced?) the best parts of themselves! Tahani selflessly tried everything she could think of to make Janet and Jason happy, Eleanor gave in to her vulnerabilities, Chidi did not doubt himself for a second as he kept building on their first date, and Jason... well tbh Jason is already the best... [more]
posted by nicodine to FanFare on Jan 16 at 7:19 PM
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I love this show and this episode was fantastic. As said above about how they quickly burn through plot points that other shows would spend a whole season exploring, it was incredible how Michael's slam dunk discovery of the unfairness of the point system (which we've been pondering the implications of for weeks, but was really just ten minutes ago... [more]
posted by ejs to FanFare on Jan 18 at 8:39 PM
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...But that would mean Pillboi DIED and I can't live in a world where Pillboi is not alive and planning unsuccessful heists in Jacksonville, Florida taco joints. [view]
posted by rogerroger to FanFare on Jan 18 at 11:10 AM
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I love that it was Jason that perfectly described the messiness of human life with one of his breakdancing crew member's story. Also Chidi and Eleanor holding hands while they're sitting at the meeting table and then Chidi being the horndog and Eleanor being the nerd was all super cute. I question why Derek's reset button is in the Medium... [more]
posted by numaner to FanFare on Jan 17 at 7:01 PM
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The Good Place, Chapter 37: there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism [view]
posted by bigendian to FanFare on Jan 10 at 7:34 PM
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Some other things I loved in this episode: after spending much of the season feinting towards a Jason/Janet/Tahani love triangle, we're actually going to get one between Jason, Janet and Derek! Quickly spooling out a chicken sandwich conundrum as knotty as the trolley problem! Knowing, as Aznable said, that the season-ending cliffhanger is... [more]
posted by thecaddy to FanFare on Jan 18 at 7:08 AM
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He does seem like the kind of guy who, having alienated his peers (ex. the playground scene), spent most of his childhood reading and picking up random knowledge. [view]
posted by Flannery Culp to FanFare on Jan 19 at 7:27 AM
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