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Succession: This Is Not for Tears  Season 1, Ep 10

Season Two Finale. On the Roys' grand Mediterranean yacht, Logan weighs whether a member of the family, or a top lieutenant, will need to be sacrificed to salvage the company's tarnished reputation. Roman shares his hesitations about a new source of financing, as Kendall suggests a familiar alternative. Shiv proposes taking her open marriage with Tom to another level.
posted by JimBennett on Oct 14, 2019 - 28 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: Better is the End of a Thing Than Its Beginning  Season 1, Ep 9

Season One Finale. Eli questions his children's future in the Gemstone ministry. Jesse struggles to keep his marriage together. Judy opens up to BJ about her past. A disillusioned Kelvin embraces his dark side.
posted by JimBennett on Oct 14, 2019 - 2 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: But the Righteous Will See Their Fall  Season 1, Ep 8

Jesse deals with the fallout of the dramatic events of Easter Sunday. Judy attempts to win back BJ after receiving some harsh words from Baby Billy. Kelvin has a crisis of faith.
posted by JimBennett on Oct 7, 2019 - 10 comments

Succession: DC  Season 2, Ep 9

With the shareholders meeting imminent and Waystar Royco in a precarious position after a whistleblower makes headlines, Logan, Kendall, Gerri and Tom testify before Congress and face tough questions from a determined Gil Eavis. Shiv speaks candidly to Kira, a victim who is set to be a key witness. In Turkey, Roman's business pitch takes a chilling turn.
posted by JimBennett on Oct 6, 2019 - 28 comments

Succession: Dundee  Season 2, Ep 8

The entire Roy clan travels to Logan's hometown of Dundee, Scotland for a celebration of Logan's fifty years in the business. There, Logan reflects on his past and the company's future, while Shiv defiantly looks to her family for support in taking down Rhea. Ewan gives Greg an ultimatum about working at Waystar.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 30, 2019 - 22 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: And Yet One of You is a Devil  Season 1, Ep 7

Eli informs Jesse, Kelvin and Judy that they'll each need to be front and center for Easter Sunday service, their biggest telecast of the year. Judy's deference to Baby Billy threatens her relationship with BJ and with her family.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 30, 2019 - 6 comments

Succession: Return  Season 2, Ep 7

When Kendall and Roman are sent to the UK to negotiate with their mother, Caroline, an uninvited Shiv shows up to get answers from her father. Rhea's continued presence raises eyebrows amongst the Roy kids, as Logan seeks her counsel. Later, Kendall is forced to confront what happened last time he was in the UK. Back in New York, Tom encounters unexpected pressure.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 22, 2019 - 16 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: Now the Sons of Eli Were Worthless Men  Season 1, Ep 6

Jealous of Kelvin's rising star, Judy seeks her moment in the spotlight under Baby Billy's tutelage. Jesse procures a key piece of evidence he hopes will lead to the blackmailers.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 22, 2019 - 6 comments

Succession: Argestes  Season 2, Ep 6

As Logan looks to finalize a deal to buy the Pierce family's papers and TV stations at a media & banking retreat, a threat to the deal arises from an unexpected quarter. Tom worries about ATN's new slogan after learning some distressing news from Greg. Kendall, Shiv and Roman fail to see eye to eye on how to handle damage control ahead of a panel featuring the Roys.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 16, 2019 - 18 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: Interlude  Season 1, Ep 5

In 1989, young Jesse, Judy and Baby Billy each deal with the news that Aimee-Leigh is pregnant in their own unique way, while Eli looks to grow his family's prospects.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 15, 2019 - 5 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: Wicked Lips  Season 1, Ep 4

Judy and Martin take Gideon behind-the scenes of the Gemstone enterprise. Eli tasks Kelvin with doing a "satanic sweep" for Dot, the rebellious teen daughter of the church's biggest donors. Jesse and his friends are thrown for a loop when Chad's wife finds some disturbing emails.
posted by JimBennett on Sep 8, 2019 - 11 comments

Succession: Tern Haven  Season 2, Ep 5

The Roys attempt to woo the Pierces by spending a weekend on the rival family ground.
posted by paper chromatographologist on Sep 8, 2019 - 18 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Born at Night, But Not Last Night  Season 1, Ep 6

Two friends come to regret their decision to visit a new black-owned restaurant. A mother and daughter go toe-to-toe. "Taskmaster," "Turnt," and "Insecurity" help Krystal through a surprise hot-air balloon ride. Carl and Lori's "special guest" has very specific boundaries. A judge, bailiff, court reporter, and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-black lady courtroom. Tensions rise between Ashley, Gabrielle, Quinta, and Robin as the reality of their situation sinks in. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 6, 2019 - 6 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: They Are Weak, But He Is Strong  Season 1, Ep 3

Aimee-Leigh's elderly brother Baby Billy returns to the Gemstone ministry, bringing along his much younger wife Tiffany. Jesse closes ranks on his co-conspirators to root out the identity of his blackmailers.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 30, 2019 - 2 comments

Succession: Safe Room  Season 2, Ep 4

Roman begins a six-week management training program in the Parks division and is irritated about spending so much time with "normals." Logan brings Shiv in for a day at Waystar, raising suspicions with Kendall and Gerri. Connor and Willa attend the funeral of a family friend with a complicated past. Logan and Kendall arrange a covert meeting with PGM CEO Rhea Jarrell.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 30, 2019 - 23 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Why Are Her Pies Wet, Lord?  Season 1, Ep 5

Four friends on a camping trip unknowingly disprove a stereotype. A pastor tries to take back control of his church potluck. A flight attendant struggles to get compliance from newlyweds Chris and Lachel in the exit row. Elementary school students notice a change in their teacher Ms. Miller. Jackie receives a less-than-warm welcome when she returns to her hometown high school. [more inside]
posted by rather be jorting on Aug 30, 2019 - 9 comments

Succession: Hunting  Season 2, Ep 3

Logan informs his skeptical management team of his plan to make another attempt to acquire Pierce, a rival media company and one of the most respected names in news, and brings back Frank to work on the deal. Convinced the acquisition is a terrible idea, Shiv asks Tom to deliver the message to Logan at a corporate retreat in Hungary.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 25, 2019 - 14 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: Is This the Man Who Made the Earth Tremble  Season 1, Ep 2

After discovering Amber, Pontius and Abraham reminiscing about an estranged family member, Jesse tasks his friends with acquiring surveillance footage that could explain the strange events of the night before.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 25, 2019 - 5 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Where Are My Background Singers?  Season 1, Ep 4

A divorce party spirals out of control following Eboni's bad mushroom trip. The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers, Rome & Julissa. A 1930's groupie, Feather Atwood, sets her sights on Negro League baseball player Satchel Paige. A frustrated airline passenger seeks a like-minded customer service representative. Denise tries to prevent yet another breakup and its typical, unusual side effect. "Taskmaster," "Insecurity," and "Turnt" help Crystal navigate a possible cat-calling situation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 23, 2019 - 9 comments

The Righteous Gemstones: The Righteous Gemstones  Season 1, Ep 1

The new series from the team behind Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals. Upon returning from a baptism marathon in China with his father Eli and brother Kelvin, Jesse Gemstone receives a video from blackmailers seeking to sully his reputation. Eli moves forward with plans to expand the Gemstone empire as he continues to mourn his late wife Aimee-Leigh.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 19, 2019 - 7 comments

Succession: The Vaulter  Season 2, Ep 2

Roman and Kendall do a "routine health check" of new media brand Vaulter to determine the future of the company. Tom tasks Greg with sniffing out waste at ATN, as Greg wonders if the divisive media outlet is the right fit for him. Connor and Willa host a soiree to mark their return to New York. Shiv brings Tom into the loop about her future at Waystar and with Gil's campaign.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 18, 2019 - 8 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: 3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade  Season 1, Ep 3

Asia is shocked by a very public, very unexpected marriage proposal from her new boyfriend DeWayne. New recruits talk about their goals and expectations at a gang orientation. A church service devolves when congregants take to the mic with self-centered motivations. Dr. Haddassah Olayinka Ali-Youngman turns a toast at her sister's wedding into a teachable moment. (also a 227 reboot, and the continuing 'After the Event' sketch) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 16, 2019 - 6 comments

Succession: The Summer Palace  Season 2, Ep 1

Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal. Logan receives some unvarnished advice from his banker about the next best move for Waystar Royco. As Tom maneuvers for a new position in the company, Shiv tries to determine whether Logan is playing mind games regarding his successor.
posted by JimBennett on Aug 14, 2019 - 3 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Your Boss Knows You Don't Have Eyebrows  Season 1, Ep 2

A perpetually-late-to-work Shayla decides to forgo her morning makeup routine, to her coworker Toni's dismay. Trinity the Invisible Spy hunts down The Reclues, an elusive villain with a surprising identity. An array of average, awkward contestants perform before a panel of judges at the Basic Ball. Security guard Fatimah helps an office worker investigate who stole her missing mug. Robin, Quinta, and Gabrielle uncover a shocking truth about Ashley's nighttime ritual. (plus a wedding vow sketch) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 10, 2019 - 6 comments

Euphoria: Season 1 discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

Euphoria follows "a group of high school students as they navigate drugs, sex, identity, trauma, social media, love and friendship." [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Aug 6, 2019 - 6 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Angela Bassett Is the Baddest B***h  Season 1, Ep 1

Two women seek an escape from an ominous fog. 1960s soul group Claude and The Boppers perform their hit song "Ice Cream Shop." A world-renowned author and "philosophizer" promotes her latest masterclass. Maya's confession in a support group gets a less-than-supportive response. Trinity, the Invisible Spy, meets a formidable adversary. (HBO broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 4, 2019 - 11 comments

Big Little Lies: Kill Me  Season 2, Ep 5

Renata deals with the fallout from Gordon's legal troubles and attempts to help Celeste; Bonnie relives painful memories from her past.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 7, 2019 - 11 comments

The Deuce: We're All Beasts   Season 2, Ep 6

Candy shoots her film guerilla-style on the streets of New York. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Jul 3, 2019 - 1 comment

Big Little Lies: She Knows  Season 2, Ep 4

Celeste accuses Mary Louise of overstepping boundaries with Jane; Renata endures a prying court hearing with Gordon; Jane opens up to Corey at Amabella's birthday party; Madeline continues to try to make things right with Ed.
posted by guiseroom on Jul 1, 2019 - 6 comments

Big Little Lies: The End of the World   Season 2, Ep 3

Mary Louise tries to get closer to Jane; Renata focuses her wrath on Principal Nippal; Madeline is forced to confront her issues at couples therapy; Celeste struggles with her memories of Perry.
posted by guiseroom on Jun 25, 2019 - 5 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Impeachment  Season 6, Ep 15

Episode 6-15 was about the U.S. process of presidential impeachment, the means provided by its Constitution to remove a sitting President from office. But impeachment itself doesn't imply the process will be successful--Clinton was infamously impeached. To this day the process has never been successfully used to unseat a president. What would it entail, and what are the pros and cons of impeaching Donald Trump? On YouTube (20m)
posted by JHarris on Jun 23, 2019 - 0 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Equal Rights Amendment  Season 6, Ep 14

Ep 6-14 was on the Equal Rights Amendment, which infamous got all the way up to the finish line but stopped just short of being ratified by enough states, and because of it sex discrimination is not unconstitutional. What is it, and why did it stall out? Here's the piece on YouTube (16m).
posted by JHarris on Jun 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Euphoria: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Rue returns home from rehab and meets Jules; Nate and Maddy attempt to make each other jealous; Kat is pressured to lose something.
posted by guiseroom on Jun 17, 2019 - 7 comments

Big Little Lies: Tell-Tale Hearts   Season 2, Ep 2

Renata faces an uncertain future when Gordon lands in legal trouble; Celeste opens up to Mary Louise about her relationship with Perry; Ed confronts Madeline about her secrets.
posted by guiseroom on Jun 16, 2019 - 6 comments

Gentleman Jack: Are You Still Talking?  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 8

Season One Finale. Difficult news from Shibden spurs Lister to leave behind her new lifestyle in Denmark. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 10, 2019 - 23 comments

Gentleman Jack: Are You Still Talking?  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 8

Season One Finale. Difficult news from Shibden spurs Lister to leave behind her new lifestyle in Denmark. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 10, 2019 - 6 comments

Big Little Lies: What Have They Done?  Season 2, Ep 1

Following first-day-of-school events, Madeline is worried by Bonnie’s behavior and, later, is shocked when Abigail says she doesn’t want to go to college. Mary Louise, Celeste’s mother-in-law, offers her unvarnished assessment of Madeline’s character. Jane learns from her new coworker, Corey, that she’s known in town as one of the “Monterey Five.” Directed by: Andrea Arnold Teleplay by : David E. Kelley Story by : David E. Kelley and Liane Moriarty
posted by guiseroom on Jun 9, 2019 - 15 comments

Gentleman Jack: Why've You Brought That  Season 1, Ep 7

Lister travels to London with her old flame Mariana Lawton, a trip that exposes crippling memories of their past relationship.
posted by kanata on Jun 4, 2019 - 12 comments

Chernobyl: Vichnaya Pamyat  Season 1, Ep 5

The fallout. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Jun 3, 2019 - 71 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Medical Devices  Season 6, Ep 13

This week's topic is medical devices, specifically those made to be implanted in the human body, and how there's much less FDA oversight of the development and sales of these devices than one would think. There is a real and huge difference between the phrases FDA Approved and FDA Cleared, as many have recently discovered. The segment is on YouTube (19m).
posted by JHarris on Jun 3, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Deadwood

The residents of Deadwood gather to commemorate Dakota's statehood in 1889, ten years on from the end of the series. The railroad and the telephone lines have civilized the town; at least on the surface, old wounds still ache. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Jun 1, 2019 - 35 comments

Gentleman Jack: Do ladies do that?  Season 1, Ep 6

Lister faces a heart-breaking decision as Ann Walker's mental state takes an alarming downturn. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 27, 2019 - 17 comments

Chernobyl: The Happiness of All Mankind  Season 1, Ep 4

Valery Legasov and Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Boris Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris; Ulana Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 27, 2019 - 36 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Death Investigations  Season 6, Ep 12

This week's topic is on the subject of the folk who's job it is to examine dead bodies in forensic autopsies, coroners and medical examiners, jobs that are often woefully underfunded and ill-equipped, and in the case of coroners, doesn't even require a medical license or degree to perform, often being an elected position. Cases of abuse and incompetence are rife, and we've known this since 1857. Here it is on Youtube (22m). Also covered is a group entered in the Eurovision contest, Hatari, who are, in their own words, an "Islandic Award-Winning Anti-Capitalist Techno Performance BDSM Band." LWT is off next week.
posted by JHarris on May 21, 2019 - 10 comments

Chernobyl: Open Wide, O Earth  Season 1, Ep 3

The Chernobyl Commission begins the investigation into the causes of the disaster. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on May 20, 2019 - 42 comments

Gentleman Jack: Let's have another look at your past perfect  Season 1, Ep 5

Reverend Ainsworth arrives in Halifax and, with encouragement from Mrs. Priestley, sets his sights on Ann Walker. Meanwhile, Lister presses on with the transformation of her estate, but her ambitious plans threaten to lead her into trouble. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 20, 2019 - 19 comments

Barry: berkman > block  Season 2, Ep 8

Barry is out for vengeance; Sally takes an acting detour.
posted by skewed on May 20, 2019 - 11 comments

Game of Thrones: Game of Throne Episode 8.6  Show Only   Season 8, Ep 6

In the aftermath of the attack on King's Landing, the survivors deal with the future. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 19, 2019 - 854 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Green New Deal  Season 6, Ep 11

This week's main topic is the Green New Deal, a piece of legislation the right endlessly maligns despite the fact it was defeated in the Senate weeks ago. According to Fox News, the bill takes away hamburgers, airplanes and cars, despite the fact that it's a non-binding piece of legislation. What's really in the Green New Deal? The main story is on YouTube (19m).
posted by JHarris on May 13, 2019 - 7 comments

Gentleman Jack: Most women are dull and stupid  Season 1, Ep 4

Dr. Belcombe confirms that Lister is the perfect tonic for Ann Walker's nervous disorder. When news of a friend's death arrives, Ann's desperate reaction makes Lister suspect that she has secrets of her own. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 13, 2019 - 15 comments

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