The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
It's another baking show spin-off, this time in Canada! Do you long for the days of Mel and Sue? The old GBBO niceness? Praise instead of tears? Do you wish the judges had more adventurous palates? Do you miss the focus on technique? Then GCBS is for you! [more inside]
A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. [more inside]
Meet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper then in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada's competitive cat show circuit, where the claws come out when a Turkish Angora and an adorable fluffy red Persian face off to take home the national award for Best in Show.
Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo. [more inside]
Schitt's Creek: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
After a failed attempt to sell the town, the once rich and powerful Rose Family come to the depressing realization that their stay may be longer than they originally hoped. But the Roses will bloom again – even if it’s in Schitt’s Creek. [more inside]
Travelers: Protocol Omega Season 3, Ep 10
The Travelers face a bleak future with only one long-shot chance to succeed in their mission. (Season Finale) [more inside]
Travelers: David Season 3, Ep 9
The Faction sets off nuclear blasts that destroy all of the Travelers' archives, except the one in which a wounded David just happens to be trapped. [more inside]
Travelers: Archive Season 3, Ep 8
MacLaren urges Yates to help him when a Traveler with a mission vital to humanity's survival arrives in the body of a just-captured serial killer. [more inside]
Travelers: Trevor Season 3, Ep 7
Suffering from a fatal brain disorder, Trevor makes the choice to allow himself to be overwritten as the team races to invent an experimental cure. [more inside]
Travelers: Philip Season 3, Ep 6
The Faction kidnaps a group of historians, forcing MacLaren and the team to extract their location from a critically injured Hall. [more inside]
Travelers: Naomi Season 3, Ep 5
The team attempts to extract a rogue A.I. from a child messenger, but the program expands too rapidly. A new Traveler adjusts to his host. [more inside]
Travelers: Perrow Season 3, Ep 4
The team learns that Traveler 001 is still alive when the Faction tries to capture him. Doubts about their loved ones worsen for Kat, Jeff, and David. [more inside]
Travelers: Protocol 3 Season 3, Ep 3
Certain that his team erased his memory of the previous day, MacLaren retraces his steps in the case of a disturbed youth with a horrific future. [more inside]
Travelers: Yates Season 3, Ep 2
MacLaren and Yates adjust to their new partnership while protecting a TV show host whose inflammatory rhetoric about Travelers has led to tragedy. [more inside]
Travelers: Ilsa Season 3, Ep 1
MacLaren, his team, and their loved ones regroup at a safe house protected by the FBI, but doubts and betrayals may sabotage the rest of their mission. [more inside]
The highest homicide and hates crime rate in the country. A mayor charged with extortion. A police chief who faced trial for obstruction of justice. Nine tragic deaths of Indigenous high schoolers. Why does it all happen here? [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Gene Editing and CRISPR Season 5, Ep 17
Let's catch up a bit, shall we? This was the episode that aired July 8, 2018:
- Trump's "We got more money, we got better brains, we got more houses," etc. speech.
- The week's prerequisite bombshell was the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. As of this writing his position has still not been filled. Oliver reminds us that this has the potential to be really really bad for reproductive and LGBT rights. Democrat hopes to block mean once again playing America's most depressing game show, HOPE SUSAN COLLINS FLIPS AND BE DISAPPOINTED WHEN SHE DOESN'T!!! Jeffery Toobin made a tour of talk shows to make sure everyone's hopes were appropriately dead.
- And Now: For Canada Day, The Most Canadian Thing Imaginable: Polite Interactions Between Professional Curlers At The 2018 Tim Hortons National Championship
- Main story: Gene editing, and how a revolution in technology, "CRISPR," puts it into the hands of people literally working in their garage. Contents: jacked, sexy beagles; work on reviving wooly mammoths; irresponsible biohackers; the hope to wipe out malaria; an Australian man who hates invasive cane toads; a Lyme disease experiment on Nantucket Island; the question of whether deafness and dwarfism are diseases that should be eliminated; and China's pushing the boundaries of gene editing. It's on YouTube (20m).
- And Now: Hey Guys--What The Fuck's Going On With Animals In Florida?
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE FINAL SACRIFICE Season 9, Ep 10
"A lost city... A cult of unholy warriors... And a boy's quest for the secret of his father's death." Teenaged orphan Troy is on a quest across Canada to find out what happened to his father. In a pair of improbable coincidences, he meets a reformed, former member of the cult responsible for his death and his old partner, before finally confronting its leader. That reformed cult member goes by the name of Zap Rowsdower.... Fans generally regard this as one of the best of the Sci-Fi Channel era episodes. Both the riffing and the host segments are first-rate. This episode gives us the Canada Song and a Satellite-wide outbreak of Hockey Hair. YouTube (1h32m) Premiered July 25, 1998. 16 episodes left. Extra: The Rowsdower Song, from a post I made some time back. Have some more Rowsdowers. [more inside]
Travelers: 001 Season 2, Ep 12
Traveler 001 stays one step ahead of MacLaren's team... (Season finale) [more inside]
Travelers: Simon Season 2, Ep 11
An incoherent homeless man turns out to be a brilliant but delusional traveler who knows the identity of the team's powerful nemesis, Traveler 001. [more inside]
Travelers: 21C Season 2, Ep 10
The travelers guard a little girl who has a big future, while Marcy recalls more than expected when she attempts a procedure to recover her memory. [more inside]
Travelers: Update Season 2, Ep 9
Philip attends a disturbing historical update session. MacLaren's wife has a medical emergency, and Trevor learns something shocking about his host. [more inside]
Travelers: Traveler 0027 Season 2, Ep 8
MacLaren and his team are summoned to the formal hearing of Traveler 0027, who is charged with undermining both the Director and the Grand Plan. [more inside]
Travelers: 17 Minutes Season 2, Ep 7
When the team is wiped out during a mission to a remote lake, a traveler repeatedly transfers into a nearby skydiver to make a frantic rescue attempt. [more inside]
Travelers: U235 Season 2, Ep 6
Outflanked by members of the Faction, MacLaren's team races to acquire uranium, bring the Director back on line, and halt the spread of the pandemic. [more inside]
Travelers: Jenny Season 2, Ep 5
Assigned to prevent a flu-like outbreak, the travelers are shocked when the pathogen seems to evolve, becoming fatal and spreading across the world. [more inside]
Travelers: 11:27 Season 2, Ep 4
Two team members assist an activist in preventing the release of an agricultural product, while the others help a traveler plan his own assassination. [more inside]
Travelers: Jacob Season 2, Ep 3
Three months after the team's last assignment, the discovery of bodies at a construction site alerts the traveler to a global pattern of killings. [more inside]
Travelers: PROTOCOL 4 Season 2, Ep 2
MacLaren and Walt pursue a mysterious, unexpected group of new travelers, while Marcy helps David recover from trauma and Philip makes a new friend. [more inside]
Travelers: Ave Machina Season 2, Ep 1
Grant MacLaren and his team find themselves in FBI custody with no means of escape, while a mysterious new traveler reveals secrets to his psychiatrist. [more inside]
The Handmaid's Tale: Night Season 1, Ep 10
Season 1 Finale. Moira continues to fight her way to the border. Offred and the other handmaids are confronted with an impossible choice. [more inside]
The Handmaid's Tale: The Other Side Season 1, Ep 7
The story going into flashback and out of Gilead to check in on a familiar face [more inside]
Elementary: Over a Barrel Season 5, Ep 13
A man takes hostages, including Joan, and threatens to execute them unless Holmes finds the person responsible for the death of his son. [more inside]
Travelers: Grace Season 1, Ep 12
An assassin traveler arrives in the present, exposing the truth about a disturbing schism between warring factions that is unfolding in the future. (Season finale) [more inside]
Travelers: Marcy Season 1, Ep 11
Marcy's condition deteriorates, requiring two new travelers to attempt an experimental procedure that could keep her alive, but at a high cost. [more inside]
Travelers: Kathryn Season 1, Ep 10
Surgeons work to save MacLaren as he hovers between life and death. The team tries to cover up the situation as suspicions grow at work and home. [more inside]
Travelers: Bishop Season 1, Ep 9
Circumstances force MacLaren to go off-mission during an unusual solo assignment involving his wife, politics, and a catastrophic air disaster. [more inside]
Travelers: Donner Season 1, Ep 8
MacLaren handles a misfired traveler while Trevor and Carly deal with personal issues, and Philip notices a minor change to the timeline. [more inside]
Travelers: Protocol 5 Season 1, Ep 7
Unsure if their mission succeeded, the travelers face the prospect of living out the rest of their lives in their challenging 21st century personas. [more inside]
Travelers: Helios 685 Season 1, Ep 6
The team prepares to fulfill its primary mission, which will save millions of lives but could possibly spell disaster for their own futures. [more inside]
Travelers: Room 101 Season 1, Ep 5
Kidnapped by a faceless nemesis who seems to know their secret, MacLaren's team is held captive and interrogated while he scrambles to find them. [more inside]
Travelers: Hall Season 1, Ep 4
After rescuing a more experienced team, MacLaren and the others discover that not everyone from the future is playing by the same rules. [more inside]
Travelers: Aleksander Season 1, Ep 3
Wracked with guilt, Philip defies the rules in an unauthorized attempt to alter the future, resulting in violence and the exposure of his secret. [more inside]
Travelers: Protocol 6 Season 1, Ep 2
MacLaren and the team adjust to unexpected challenges in their new lives while trying to prevent an antimatter detonation that could kill thousands. [more inside]
Travelers: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
When several random citizens are possessed by people from the future, FBI agent Grant MacLaren discovers their critically important mission.
Is anyone considering putting up a post for the final Tragically Hip show? I'm still trying to figure out how to watch from the US and potentially mid-trip or I would volunteer.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES Season 3, Ep 13
- Protests rock Venezuela as their economy continues to deteriorate due to low oil prices.
- Canada Prime Ministar Justin Trudeau hits a very minor scandal, "Elbowgate," due to his pushing his way through a crowd of people in the House of Commons.
- And Now: John McLaughlin Angrily Introduces Discussion Topics.
- Main story: Primaries and Caucuses, the means by which the Democratic and Republican candidates get chosen, which is far from proportional to public will.
- And Now: Increasingly Weird Bell Ringers at the New York Stock Exchange
- Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov, widely considered to be a brutal strongman and who idolizes Putin, has completely lost his cat. LWT launches a campaign to find Kadyrov's cat before anyone suffers for it. Follow-up on Huffington Post.
The NBA on TNT: NBA Playoffs: MIA vs TOR Season 27, Ep 3
The Toronto Raptors, a young unproven team with a rabid fan base trying to get further than they have in recent memory, are tied with a Miami Heat team plagued by injury and age, who nevertheless have played with great guile and ferocity. The Severe North vs the Lackadaisical South. Lannisters vs Starks. And so forth. Meanwhile, Lebron is chilling in an ice bath with the dragons. Game 5 is tonight, 5/11/16.
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