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Letterkenny: The Final Season  Season 12, Ep 0

Letterkenny is back one more time with six new episodes. [more inside]
posted by 4th number on Jan 3, 2024 - 6 comments

Movie: Viking

A sly, deadpan Canadian comedy about a team of non-astronauts sent into isolation in a desert on Earth because their personalities match the members of an actual ongoing Mars mission that's having interpersonal conflicts. The earthbound team is tasked with mirroring the real astronauts' behavior and coming up with solutions to the Martian team's psychological problems. 100% on RT with 9 reviews, free on Tubi and other options, mostly in French with English subtitles.
posted by mediareport on Oct 24, 2023 - 2 comments

Psi Cops: Psi Cops  Season 1, Ep 0

The first Adult Swim Canada animated show. Incredibly dumb cops investigate paranormal phenomena, supported by varyingly competent colleagues. Everyone talks fast -- kind of Archer cadence, but more blunt force idiocy than rapier wit. The animation style is a very odd semi-rotoscoped thing. Trailer here. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Sep 29, 2023 - 1 comment

Alone: (2023)  Season 10, Ep 0

"Ten survival 'experts' attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000." (IMDB) This season's competition is again in northern Canada, on Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan. New episodes air Tuesdays and are free online Thursdays at the History Channel site.
posted by Countess Elena on Jul 9, 2023 - 13 comments

Sort Of: Season 2  Season 2, Ep 0

Bilal Baig and and Fab Filippo's comedy about Sabi, a nonbinary millennial in Toronto, their friends and their Pakistani immigrant family, deepens the characters as it brings Sabi's father back home from Dubai. Hilarious, heartfelt, sex-positive and very queer, with excellent writing and acting and great music. 8 short 20-minute episodes. (Season 1 post, Season 2 trailer.) On HBO.
posted by mediareport on Feb 12, 2023 - 3 comments

Letterkenny: Entire Season  Season 11, Ep 1

Season 11. 6 Episodes. Released December 25, 2022. Pitter patter. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Dec 29, 2022 - 11 comments

Movie: Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

[TRAILER] Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch each other until one was unconscious, made love on the way to the caribou hunt, ate walrus meat and lit their igloos with seal-oil lamps. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: Slash/Back

(TRAILER) The sleepy village of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, nestled in the majestic mountains of Baffin Island in the Arctic Ocean wakes up to a typical summer day. No school, no cool boys (well... except one), and 24-hour sunlight. But for Maika and her ragtag friends, the usual summer is not in the cards when they discover an alien invasion threatening their hometown. These teenagers have been underestimated their whole lives but, using makeshift weapons and what they've learned from the movies, they show the aliens you don't fuck with the girls from Pang. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 10, 2022 - 7 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE FINAL SACRIFICE  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 10

Re-rewatch! Another fan favorite, unlikely hero Zap Rowsdower and dorky teen Troy on on a road trip to upset the diabolical machinations of... uh, a diabolic machinator. He has a name but honestly it's hard to remember much beyond Rowsdower. He had his own song on YouTube which I had linked to in past posts, but apparently the rights owner to the movie is No Fun and had it taken down. Boo, Tjardus Greidanus! Previously and again.
posted by JHarris on Jul 28, 2022 - 6 comments

The Kids in the Hall: The Kids in the Hall (full Amazon Prime season)  Season 1, Ep 1

The Kids in the Hall are back on Amazon Prime in an eight-episode season. A ton of new material with just a few callbacks to classic skits like "I'm crushing your head" and the staff at A.T. and Love. Oh, and a lovely return of Buddy, lamenting the disappearing gay bars of the past. [more inside]
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit on May 26, 2022 - 28 comments

Movie: Turning Red

A 13-year-old girl named Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. (IMDB)
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 11, 2022 - 24 comments

The Porter: Rotten Tomatoes   Season 1, Ep 1

Train porters Junior Massey and Zeke Garret take action after a tragedy on the job. [more inside]
posted by shoesfullofdust on Feb 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Sugar Daddy

Darren, a young talented musician, dreams of making music like nobody has before. But she's broke. Desperate for cash, she signs up to a paid-dating website, throwing herself down a dark path that shapes her music with it. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Sep 12, 2021 - 1 comment

Book: Empire of Wild

Inspired by the traditional Métis story of the Rogarou--a werewolf-like creature that haunts the roads and woods of Métis communities. Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year--ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher.
posted by jacquilynne on Oct 11, 2020 - 2 comments

Alone: Season 6 — all episodes  Season 6, Ep 0

Ten survivalists have a chance to win $500,000 by enduring the coldest location in the history of Alone: The Arctic. Participants grapple with a harsh storm out of the gate. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jul 21, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Goon

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Apr 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Letterkenny: Season 8  Season 8, Ep 0

So you were watching the latest season of Letterkenny with yr pals the other daaaaayyy.... [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 2, 2020 - 26 comments

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]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Stories We Tell

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Nov 2, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

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.
posted by PussKillian on Jan 24, 2019 - 10 comments

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo: all episodes

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]
posted by progosk on Jan 12, 2019 - 2 comments

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]
posted by fizzix on Dec 26, 2018 - 6 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 28 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 8 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 10 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 11 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 7 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 16, 2018 - 12 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 15, 2018 - 6 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 15, 2018 - 8 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 15, 2018 - 9 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 14, 2018 - 10 comments

Podcast: Thunder Bay: all episodes

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]
posted by progosk on Oct 29, 2018 - 7 comments

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?
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 13, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Strange Brew

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]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 1, 2018 - 13 comments

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]
posted by JHarris on Jan 17, 2018 - 16 comments

Travelers: 001  Season 2, Ep 12

Traveler 001 stays one step ahead of MacLaren's team... (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2017 - 31 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2017 - 11 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2017 - 14 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2017 - 12 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2017 - 6 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2017 - 20 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2017 - 7 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2017 - 13 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 26, 2017 - 10 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 26, 2017 - 12 comments

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]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 26, 2017 - 13 comments

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]
posted by porpoise on Oct 25, 2017 - 23 comments

Podcast: The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds: 277 - The Acadians

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine The Acadians. [more inside]
posted by Space Coyote on Jun 27, 2017 - 1 comment

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]
posted by Karmakaze on Jun 14, 2017 - 65 comments

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