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Barry: a nice meal Season 4, Ep 7
“I was talking about office supplies!” [more inside]
Succession: Church and State Season 4, Ep 9
He was, uh, a great man in the, um... in the true sense... Sense of the world... word.
Barry: the wizard Season 4, Ep 6
Barry heads to LA to track down Cousineau. Fuches gets out of prison. Sally struggles to parent John. [more inside]
Succession: Tailgate Party Season 4, Ep 7
Hoping to work the angles, Kendall and Roman ask Shiv to invite a campaign insider to Logan’s pre-election day party.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Biden's Border Policy Season 10, Ep 10
This week.... Matthew McConaughey's had a five-and-a-half-hour-long "The Art of Livin'" Virtual Live Event that was bonkers. In the UK, they prepare for Charles' coronation despite facing serious economic problems. And Now: Is Matthew McConaughey OK? Main story: Biden, and the ways in which he's failed to live up to his campaign rhetoric regarding immigration, like the continued abuse of Title 42, a public health law, which began under Trump as a way to prevent access to immigrants and asylum seekers was began under Trump policy golem Stephen Miller, and which Biden has notably failed to stamp out." And Now: Wait, Did Tucker Carlson Know This Was Coming? (Statements Carlson has said on Fox News that could be seen to refer to his recent resignation-probable-firing.) On Youtube. (20 minutes) Finally, an update over the ads fo Radiant Plumbing and Air Conditioning, who makes strange and wonderful toilet-themed parodies of big movies for commercials. Last month LWT challenged them to make a toilet-themed commercial parody based on a movie of their choosing. They accepted in brilliant fashion, and the movie choice was, of all things, Magnolia. What they produced, awesomely, was... Magtoiletolia.
Barry: it takes a psycho Season 4, Ep 4
Barry's breakout looms over everyone around him. Sally coaches her new protegé. The Chechens' reappearance threatens Hank and Cristobal's new business venture.
Succession: Living+ Season 4, Ep 6
Ahead of Investor Day, Shiv weighs a proposal from Matsson, while Kendall and Roman each try to match Logan’s volatile leadership style.
Perry Mason: Chapter Sixteen Season 2, Ep 8
As the Gallardos prepare for the worst, Perry and his team work with an unlikely ally in their final push for justice.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Cryptocurrencies Again Season 10, Ep 9
This week.... Scotty Campbell, one of the Tennessee lawmakers who voted to expel two of his Democratic colleges for protesting against gun violence, was revealed himself to have sexually harassed at least one intern, and resigned his seat. The right flips out over an Instagram influencer promoting Bud Light because she was a trans woman. Main story: Cryptocurrency again, a look at three of the biggest collapses of recent months: Terra, Celsius and FTX. On Youtube (24 minutes). And Now: A Look At A Few More Of Jim Cramer's Great Calls. [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter Fifteen Season 2, Ep 7
Faced with career-ending accusations and potential jail time, Perry must turn to Strickland to stay ahead of the prosecution; Della presses Hamilton for answers; Paul enlists Clara to infiltrate a wealthy white suburb.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Farm Workers Season 10, Ep 8
This week.... Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota spoke at a NRA forum, claiming that it wasn't just a bunch of old white guys, to a crowd composed almost entirely of old white guys. Texas judge Kacsmaryk suspended the FDA's approval of a key component of medication abortions 23 years after the fact, using terrible reasoning to do so (MeFi). And Now: Did You Know Action News' Robert Grant Has A Fucking Dairy Allergy? Main story: Farm workers (Youtube, 25 minutes), most of whom in the US are foreign-born and undocumented, are badly treated, work in dangerous conditions, are woefully paid, and can legally be as young as twelve, and yet are incredibly essential to agriculture, which is messed up. The closing segment (of a parody "Farming Simulator 2023") was narrated by Nick Offerman. [more inside]
Barry: bestest place on earth Season 4, Ep 2
Barry gets an unexpected visitor. Hank and Cristobal attempt to restart their operations. Gene tells his story. Sally deals with the aftermath of having dated Barry.
Barry: yikes Season 4, Ep 1
Barry deals with his past in prison while finding Fuches with him. Sally returns home. Gene has a spark of new fame after his help with capturing Barry.
Succession: Honeymoon States Season 4, Ep 4
At a family gathering, certain long-standing tensions between the Roy siblings are once again underscored. [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter 14 Season 2, Ep 6
Perry gets vital intel from Holcomb. Della grills Councilman Taylor. Armed with damning evidence, the prosecution aims to derail the case.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Homeowners Associations Season 10, Ep 7
In the aftermath of yet another school shooting, children gathered outside the Tenessee courthouse chanting "Fuck Bill Lee!" due to the grossly underwhelming response from Republicans to the shooting, who expelled two House members because they had the temerity to side with the students. And Now: It's Easter, The Most Terrifying Time Of The Year." Main story: Homeowners Associations, much-hated, often-tyrannical groups that 29% of Americans must live with, a figure that's rapidly growing because over 80% of new homes are covered by one. They have been called "the most significant privatization of local government responsibilities in recent times." They sometimes function like small governments, but without any of the strictures that governments have. They can be astoundingly petty, and that's not even getting into how they can be the tools of racists. It's just one more way that people often get screwed over in the United States. On Youtube (25 minutes). The piece is concluded by a short segment depicting what it would be like if HOAs were forced to tell people what they may be in for. For people 35 or younger, who likely will never even be able to own a home, LWT has prepared an alternate story, A History of Chuck E. Cheese, a 28-minute video that can been seen at lastsqueaktonight.com. [more inside]
Succession: Connor’s Wedding Season 4, Ep 3
Before heading to Europe to meet with Matsson face-to-face, Logan tasks Roman with implementing an first step in his strategic refocus.
Perry Mason: Chapter Thirteen Season 2, Ep 5
Facing life in prison, Rafael recounts a deadly incident caused by the McCutcheons. Paul searches for a possible accomplice.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Solitairy Confinement Season 10, Ep 6
This week.... France experiences unrest after Macron submits a plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. And Now: The Last Remaining Sliver of Morality in Tucker Carlson's Head Tries To Give Him Some Advice. Main Story: the massive inhumanity of solitary confinement in prisons, a practice that the Supreme Court in 1890 ruled made prisoners "violently insane," and the reliance placed upon it by the U.S. prison system now, no matter what euphamism is used for it. On Youtube (20 minutes) And Now: Nobody Reports The News Like FOX 26's Isiah Carey. Finally, Last Week Tonight presents their newest character (a year early): Mickey Mouse! [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter Twelve Season 2, Ep 4
Paul’s shocking discovery brings the brothers’ testimony into question. Perry pursues a plea deal. Della continues her search for answers.
Succession: The Munsters Season 4, Ep 1
As Kendall, Shiv, and Roman hone their pitch for investors in LA, Logan learns of a rival bid on a long-coveted acquisition.
Perry Mason: Chapter Eleven Season 2, Ep 3
Given three weeks to work the case, Perry and Della try to build a defense for their clients, while Paul chases leads in the Hooverville.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Timeshares Season 10, Ep 5
This week... it's slightly possible that maybe it could occur that Trump will be arrested soon, and he seems to be taking it "well." The fallout from the failure of Silicon Valley Bank continues. And Now: For St. Patrick's Day, Local News Did What They Always Fucking Do. The main story is on timeshares (on Youtube, 26 minutes), or as they're sometimes rebranded now, "Vacation Clubs," or "Vacation Ownership Plans." People are pressured to buy them on vacation, salespeople have diminished responsibility when they lie about them, and 85% of timeshare buyers come to regret their purchase, which are often subject to a "non-cancellable perpetuity clause," that can be an outright burden on the people they're left to in estates if they don't fire a disclaiming document within nine months. As the show tells us, timeshares suck, and companies that claim they can get you out of timeshares suck more. The show welcome's back John's "wife," Wanda Jo Oliver, to tell us about her new "company," Timeshare Exit2, which "has over 9.3 billion customers, and a 200% satisfaction rate!" [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: TANF Misuse Rewatch Season 10, Ep 4
This week... News on Dominion Voting System's defamation case against Fox News indicating that neither Fox's hosts nor Rupert Murdoch believed Trump's claims of election fraud, with Tucker Carlson being captured in a text as saying, "I hate him passionately." Tennessee passes a drag show ban, because that's the biggest problem facing the state? The anti-LGBT bills come by way of Lt. Governor Randy McNally, who as it turns out has been commenting on social media about racy photos from a gay male influencer. And Now: Happy International Women's Day, From The Men Of Local News. It's as awkward as you think it is. Main story: TANF (on Youtube, 23 minutes), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. A lot of athletic (for some reason) celebrities are involved, but that obscures the fact hat the $77 million dollars that were misspent in Mississippi caused real harm. But Mississippi is far from alone in abusing the federal TANF program, with states ranging from using it for scolarships to well-to-do families to crisis pregnancy centers to literally nothing at all. Ugh. And Now: The Humble Beginnings of Rachael Ray. [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter 10 Season 2, Ep 2
While the DA focuses on two brothers from Hooverville as their prime suspects, a discovery pushes Perry closer to the case.
The Last of Us: Look for the Light Books Included Season 1, Ep 9
A pregnant Anna places her trust in a lifelong friend. Later, Joel and Ellie near the end of their journey. [more inside]
Perry Mason: Chapter 9 Season 2, Ep 1
As Perry grapples with a new career, Della keeps the firm afloat. Paul accepts a questionable job. Holcomb partners with a powerful ally.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ron DeSantis Season 10, Ep 3
This week... leading off with the main story, on Ron DeSantis, who has been doing a lot of horrible things as the governor of the US State of Florida, trying to position himself as the Republican nominee for President over the head of that other horrible person. And Now: Jerry O'Connell's Wife is a Scorpio, And He Needs Help. A final word on the TV ads of local business Radiant Plumbing which includes, among many others, Mister Scream, The Toiletnator, The Toilet Exorcist and... Toilet Dune. Last Week Tonight challenged Radiant Plumbing to make their next commercial based on their prompt sight-unseen, in exchange for a $10K food bank contribution, and Radiant Plumbing has already agreed, in classic fashion. [more inside]
The Last of Us: When We Are In Need Books Included Season 1, Ep 8
Ellie crosses paths with a vengeful group of survivors - and draws the attention of its leader. A weakened Joel faces a new threat. [more inside]
The Last of Us: When We Are In Need Show Only Season 1, Ep 8
Ellie struggles to keep Joel alive, but in order to do that she'll have to deal the violent members of a new group.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Artificial Intelligence Season 10, Ep 2
James O'Keefe was removed from ethics-challenged right-wing ambush muckrakers Project Veritas over allegations of misusing donator funds. And Now: Mike Huckabee's Show Looks Like Fun. Main story: Artificial Intelligence, the dangers it poses and the ways that it falls short, for now at least, of its promise. On Youtube (28 minutes). [more inside]
The Last of Us: Left Behind Show Only Season 1, Ep 7
As Joel fights to survive, Ellie looks back on the night that changed everything.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Season 10, Ep 1
Welcome back, John Oliver! This week... Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for amplifying conspiracy theories involving them about Trump losing the election, revealing that privately, the people at Fox mocked Trump's lies. "Multiple Fox hosts seem to see telling the truth as a possible existential threat." The story after that was on the train derailment in East Palistine, Ohio and the burn from it, causing burning eyes and dead animals, despite not being termed a "high hazardous material train." And Now: Jim Cramer Will Not Shut Up About His Brioni Suits. Main story: Psychedelic drugs, like Psilocybin, LSD and MDMA, and their transformative use in therapy in treating conditions like depression and PTSD. The potential is vast, can we avoid stigma this time? And Now: A Retirement Tribute To NBC4 Washington's Beat Poet Pat Collins. [more inside]
The Last of Us: Kin Books Included Season 1, Ep 6
After ignoring the advice of the locals, Joel and Ellie descend deeper into dangerous territory in search of the Fireflies - and Tommy. [more inside]
Movie: My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres
A live audience at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, Torres displays his favorite shapes on a custom-made industrial conveyor belt used as a runway for the various items.
The Last of Us: Long, Long Time Books Included Season 1, Ep 3
When a stranger approaches his compound, survivalist Bill forges an unlikely connection. Later, Joel and Ellie seek Bill's guidance. [more inside]
The Last of Us: Infected Books Included Season 1, Ep 2
After escaping the QZ, Joel and Tess clash over Ellie's fate while navigating the ruins of long abandoned Boston. [more inside]
The Last of Us: When You're Lost in the Darkness Show Only Season 1, Ep 1
Twenty years after a fungal outbreak ravages the planet, survivors Joel and Tess are tasked with a mission that could change everything.
The Last of Us: When You're Lost in the Darkness Books Included Season 1, Ep 1
We meet Joel (Pedro Pascal) and his daughter Sarah (Nico Parker) just as the world begins to end. Twenty years later, Joel and his companion Tess (Anna Torv) are in Boston, making ends meet through legit jobs and on the thriving post-apocalyptic black market, trying to make their way to find Joel's brother Tommy (Gabriel Luna) when they are roped into a smuggling operation, transporting Ellie (Bella Ramsey) to a rebel Firefly outpost near Boston. [more inside]
Movie: This Place Rules
Follows events and characters surrounding the January 6th, 2021 insurrection of the U.S. Capital Building in the days preceding the attack. From Andrew Callaghan of Channel 5 and All Gas No Breaks. Available on HBO. (Trailer) [more inside]
Movie: Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder
Follows Atsuko Okatsuka as she peels back the layers of her education as a young person, how it was to talk to strangers, and the pitfalls of being born.
His Dark Materials: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
His Dark Materials concludes with this adaptation of The Amber Spyglass: Elephants on rollerskates! A jailbreak from Purgatory! A war to kill God! Eve 2.0! [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The World Cup in Qatar Season 9, Ep 30
This week... Elon Musk has been running Twitter for three weeks now and it hasn't been going great. And Now: People On TV Have Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving Foods. Main story: the World Cup comes to Qatar, a nation with some serious problems. A million people are coming to a tiny nation that casually threatens journalists, a nation that will now simultaneously host a plethora of human rights abuses and the world's biggest soccer tournament. On Youtube (25 minutes). And Now: People On TV Interrogate The Important Question: Do You Say Pecan Or Pecan. Finally, this is the last episode of Last Week Tonight for the season, and so we return to AI image generation, along with a whole bunch of clowns on unicycles. "Why do unicycles exist?" Why, indeed.
Beforeigners: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
Alfhildr and Lars reunite for a murder case and wonder if Jack the Ripper has timeigrated to the present.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The British Monarchy Season 9, Ep 29
This week.... the Democrats did unexpectedly well in midterms, perhaps helping to staunch the gaping chest wound the US has been suffering since 2016. Republicans seem to be turning against Trump (FINALLY) and towards Florida governor Ron Desantis (still pretty awful). And Now: Steve Kornacki Is Never Not At The Big Board. The main story involves the British Monarchy, "the best thing to happen to white actors since literally everything else." But these days, what really is the point of the monarchy? And while most British people support the institution, the monarchy has some serious baggage attached to it. On Youtube (28 minutes).
The Big Brunch: a new cooking competition on HBOMax Season 1, Ep 0
Chefs are offered a chance to share their stories and business dreams while going head-to-head for a life-altering prize. Hosted by Dan Levy with judges Sohla El-Waylly and Will Guidara.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Election Subversion Season 9, Ep 28
This week.... Heidi Klum dresses as a worm in an awesome costume. Lula defeats Bolsonaro (YAY). Elon Musk takes over Twitter, which knowledgable people describe as "a nightmare built on sticks that might fall apart at any time," and he just fired half of the employees. Main story: Election subversion, trying to change the outcome of elections after they take place, a tactic that looks like it is coming to the United States in a couple of days, due to misinformation spread by conservative media. On Youtube. (33 minutes) Ends with a nice clip of Nick Offerman.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Bail Reform Season 9, Ep 27
This (well last) week.... Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days, to be replaced by Rishi Sunak. And Now: Unnecessary Full Disclosure. Main story: Bail reform, and how important it is despite it being used by right-wing attack ads to try to damage progressive, and, you know, just plain non-evil candidates. On Youtube (27 minutes) This is LWT's second report on bail; here is the first. (18 minutes) And Now: Unnecessary Full Disclosure All Tamron Hall Edition.
Los Espookys: El Eclipse Season 2, Ep 6
Without valet work, a struggling Tico still manages to impart advice to Andrés; after receiving a symbolic apology from Andrés, Los Espookys stage an eclipse during Mayor Teresa's last speech before the election.
Los Espookys: El Virus Season 2, Ep 5
An ageing actor recruits the increasingly uptight Los Espookys crew to cancel his dreary sitcom; Renaldo visits the other beauty contest participants; Ambassador Melanie's dream of running the embassy in Miami gets complicated.