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Movie: Tulip Fever
In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, a young married woman, her older husband, her housemaid, the housemaid's lover, a young artist, and a no-nonsense abbess become embroiled in a rollicking series of events involving portrait painting, strenuous efforts to conceive, an unwanted pregnancy, unwarranted assumptions, spur of the moment life decisions, and a volatile tulip trading market. [more inside]
Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow Season 2, Ep 0
Jang Uk returns from death, and three years later, the story of the mages unfolds anew. Jang Uk becomes a hunter of the soul-shifters when a young woman, a prisoner in her own home, seeks his help to reclaim her freedom. [more inside]
Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls - Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny. [more inside]
The King's Affection: The King's Affection (all episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
When the crown prince is killed, his twin sister assumes the throne while trying to keep her identity and affection for her first love a royal secret. [more inside]
Poldark: Episode 1.8 Season 1, Ep 8
Ross faces ruin as, along with the rest of his collective, he must sell copper to the Warleggans' company at a nominal price. When an outbreak of diphtheria leaves Elizabeth, Francis, their son, and all their servants ill, Demelza goes to Trenwith to care for them, with disastrous results for her own family. The Warleggans' ship wrecks on the rocks near a Nampara beach, and Ross rallies the villagers to salvage its cargo of food.
Poldark: Episode 1.7 Season 1, Ep 7
Francis wrongly blames Ross for helping Verity elope with Andrew Blamey. Dwight and Keren set a tragic chain of events in motion.
Poldark: Episode 1.6 Season 1, Ep 6
The cooperative smelting company challenges the local copper barons. Poldark confronts the same cardsharp who swindled Francis. Keren's injury compels Dwight to make a house call.
Poldark: Episode 1.5 Season 1, Ep 5
Mark Daniel marries visiting theatrical player Keren Smith. Ross and Demelza's daughter, Julia Grace, is born, and Demelza's father makes a memorable appearance at the christening. The young, progressive, and compassionate Dr. Dwight Enys comes to the area. Ross proposes that the pit owners form a collective with their own smelting company in order to resist the Warleggans' monopoly, but Francis opts out and tries to recoup his financial losses by gambling. Demelza attempts to reunite Verity and Andrew Blamey in town, but their meeting is interrupted by a riot among the starving miners.
Poldark: Episode 1.4 Season 1, Ep 4
Wheal Leisure is producing nothing but nearly worthless iron ore, Demelza tries to adjust to her new social status as her marriage to Ross becomes generally known, and Ross and Demelza are invited to Trenwith for Christmas.
Poldark: Episode 1.3 Season 1, Ep 3
Ross reopens Wheal Leisure. Elizabeth gives birth to a son, Geoffrey Charles. One of Ross's workers, young Jim Carter, is taken to court for poaching, and Ross tries to save him from transportation. Rumours swirl about Ross and Demelza, and their relationship takes a turn.
Poldark: Episode 1.2 Season 1, Ep 2
Ross explores the idea of reopening the Wheal Leisure mine, and seeks financial backers for the endeavour. Verity forms an attachment with a man her father and brother vehemently disapprove of.
Poldark: Episode 1.1 Season 1, Ep 1
Ross Poldark returns from fighting for the British in the American Revolution to his native Cornwall, only to find that his fiancée Elizabeth Chynoweth is engaged to marry his wealthy cousin Francis Poldark, his father has died, and the house and land he has inherited is in ruins.
The Alienist: Better Angels Season 2, Ep 8
The case is brought to a close, and Sara, John, and Laszlo struggle with decisions about their future paths.
The Alienist: Last Exit to Brooklyn Season 2, Ep 7
Sara, Laszlo, and John travel to Brooklyn to investigate the killer's dark past.
The Alienist: Momento Mori Season 2, Ep 6
Sara and John continue to search for information about Libby. Laszlo is barred from practicing after a tragic accident. Sara and the team are compelled to work with Thomas Byrnes after another baby is abducted.
The Alienist: Belly of the Beast Season 2, Ep 5
The team discover the fate of the matron of the Lying-In Hospital, and now that they know whom they are looking for, they work to find the killer and save the Linares baby. [more inside]
The Alienist: Gilded Cage Season 2, Ep 4
Señora Linares works with Laszlo to put her finger on exactly what troubled her during her visit to the park on the day of her daughter's abduction, and Bitsy Sussman, whom Sara has assigned to work undercover at the Lying-In Hospital, tries to find out what is going on there. William Randolph Hearst hosts a lavish ball celebrating his goddaughter Violet's engagement to John.
The Alienist: Labyrinth Season 2, Ep 3
Sara probes into the doings of the Lying-In Hospital and tries to persuade a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Laszlo is convinced that hypnosis might help Señora Linares to access memories that be useful to the case. John has his bachelor party.
The Alienist: Something Wicked Season 2, Ep 2
Sara uncovers a clue at the Siegel Cooper Department Store that leads her and John into dangerous territory. Laszlo suspects dark goings-on at the Lying-In Hospital, while former Police Chief Thomas Byrnes plots against their investigations.
The Alienist: Ex Ore Infantium Season 2, Ep 1
One year after the events of the first season, Sara Howard, John Moore, and Dr. Laszlo Kreizler try to prevent the execution of a mother accused of murdering her missing newborn daughter, and then, along with city detectives Lucius and Marcus Isaacson, become involved in the search for the abducted infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary.
C.S. Lewis, a world-renowned writer and professor, best known as the author of the Narnian Chronicles, leads a monastic life as an Oxford don until he meets the spirited American poet Joy Gresham. [more inside]
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker: Season 1 - all episodes Season 1, Ep 0
An African American washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire. (Netflix, 4 episodes, adapted from the book 'On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker' by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter) [more inside]
Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
On a spring day in 1897, socialites Adrienne and Alice and maid Rose join the crowds at a Parisian charity bazaar, where a shocking tragedy unfolds. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
Movie: A Man for All Seasons
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarry. [more inside]
Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love. [more inside]
Movie: In the Mood for Love
Taking place in Hong Kong of 1962, a melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. [more inside]
Movie: The Winslow Boy
Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine's prospects to pursue justice. [more inside]
The Ginger Tree: Episodes 1 to 4 Season 1, Ep 1
In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary MacKenzie (Samantha Bond) travels to Manchuria in order to join her diplomat fiancé and marry him, but neither the marriage nor her subsequent life turn out as she expects. [more inside]
Patrick Melrose: At Last Season 1, Ep 5
Patrick confronts the past on the day of his mother's memorial service. Now truly clean and sober, he attempts to solve the puzzle of his mother’s complicity in his father’s abuse, as well as answer his father’s question, ‘What will you do with your life?’ Limited Series Finale
Patrick Melrose: Mother's Milk Season 1, Ep 4
Patrick is spending the summer at his old family home in France with his wife Mary and their two young sons. When Eleanor, now sober, announces her plan to leave the house to a New Age foundation instead of Patrick, he quickly falls off the wagon. As Patrick returns to his old self-destructive behavior, the fate of his marriage is seriously threatened.
Patrick Melrose: Some Hope Season 1, Ep 3
Patrick reluctantly agrees to go to his first big social event since recovering. Together with his good friend Johnny Hall, he attends a glittering party in the English countryside hosted by former hippie Bridget – now married, titled and miserable – and attended by Princess Margaret as well as a number of Patrick's old flames. Amid a crowd of social dragonflies, Patrick searches for redemption and capacity for forgiveness, while confronting his past in a myriad of ways.
The Americans: Jennings, Elizabeth Season 6, Ep 9
Stan catches up with Pastor Tim and Oleg, offers Philip his support, and shares his suspicions with Aderholt. Elizabeth watches over Nesterenko and does not have dinner with Claudia. Tatiana's latest operation goes badly. Paige learns more about the nitty gritty of her parents' spy operations. Philip meets up with Father Andrei. Elizabeth packs for a trip.
Patrick Melrose: Never Mind Season 1, Ep 2
At the Melrose family’s glorious house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds. His father David rules with cruelty and his mother Eleanor has retreated into self medication and booze. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient out of necessity, 9-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with fear. They are expecting guests for the weekend, but this afternoon is profoundly unlike other summer days, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two. Preview.
The Americans: The Summit Season 6, Ep 8
Philip brings Elizabeth up to speed on his spy activities. Elizabeth's nursing job comes to an end, and her relationship with Jackson takes several turns. Stan continues piecing together information and watching the Jennings. Renee gets notice of a job interview. Philip visits Stavos, tries on a new suit, and rents a video. Elizabeth questions an order from Claudia, and asks Philip to relay a message to Oleg.
Patrick Melrose: Bad News Season 1, Ep 1
Get ready for the lowdown on the British upper class. This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn tracks Patrick from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain. At once harrowing and hilarious, Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the troubled titular character. [more inside]
The Americans: Harvest Season 6, Ep 7
Philip shares his worries over the failing business with Stan, then visits Chicago where the planned extraction of Harvest doesn't turn out quite as planned. Stan drives Henry to his friend's house and then visits the Jennings residence. At the FBI, Aderholt grieves over the failure of his operation while Stan begins to work a new theory. Erika gives Elizabeth another drawing lesson. Elizabeth briefs Paige. Philip reminisces about his wedding day.
The Americans: Rififi Season 6, Ep 6
Henry comes home for Thanksgiving, Aderholt updates Stan on counterintelligence's activities, Elizabeth goes to the movies and Chicago, Stan is grateful for his freedoms, and Philip makes some business decisions and corresponds with Oleg.
The Americans: The Great Patriotic War Season 6, Ep 5
Tatiana catches up with Oleg, Elizabeth gives Philip a good time and a work assignment, Stan gives Renee some career advice, Erika gives Elizabeth more lessons in drawing, Paige plays pinball and goes on the offensive against her intern boyfriend and his wingman, Stan visits Sofia with cake, Gennadi with pizza, and Philip for a beer, Philip tests Paige's sparring skills, Claudia, Elizabeth, and Paige talk about Russian history and their own history and test the merits of olive oil, and Philip's relationship with Kimmie takes a few new turns.
The Americans: Mr. and Mrs. Teacup Season 6, Ep 4
Oleg and Philip have their last chat, Elizabeth takes her best shot at getting the radiation sensor, Erika goes to a party, Paige enjoys a night out with a young man whom she thinks has potential, Philip has drinks with Stan and goes line dancing with Stavos, Arkady and Igor compare notes, Claudia has plans for Sofia and Gennadi's future, Kimmie has travel plans for herself, and Henry learns his future may not play out as planned.
The Americans: Urban Transport Planning Season 6, Ep 3
Philip, Elizabeth, and Paige conduct a post-mortem on the operation with Rennhull, Claudia, Elizabeth and Paige cook zharkoye, Elizabeth goes out for pizza and meets with a new target, Stan and Oleg catch up, Renee floats the idea of a career change by Stan, Philip gives his travel agents a pep talk, Sophia, Gennadi, and Ilya relocate, and Henry gets an assist.
The Alienist: Castle in the Sky Season 1, Ep 10
Laszlo confronts the demons of his past; John tells Sara the truth; Connor takes matters into his own hands; and the team closes in on the killer.
The Alienist: Requiem Season 1, Ep 9
Laszlo mourns the loss of a friend; Sara pushes the team to forge ahead; John warns his friend the killer will strike again; Cyrus seeks revenge.
The Alienist: Psychopathia Sexualis Season 1, Ep 8
Laszlo and John travel to Washington, D.C.; Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth; Lucius tells Marcus a secret; Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.
The Alienist: Many Sainted Men Season 1, Ep 7
Laszlo and John follow a lead; Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past; Cyrus recovers from his injuries; Byrnes and Connor plot against the team; Marcus and Lucius follow up on a clue.
The Alienist: Ascension Season 1, Ep 6
The team hatches a plan to catch the killer; John checks in on a friend; Laszlo faces his own self-doubt about the investigation; Roosevelt attends an event with the city's elite; Sara looks into Laszlo's past; Captain Connor acts on impulse.
The Alienist: Hildebrandt's Starling Season 1, Ep 5
The team learns more about the killer; John and Sara share an intimate moment; Laszlo seeks advice from an old mentor; Roosevelt takes action.
The Alienist: These Bloody Thoughts Season 1, Ep 4
Laszlo and Sara discuss the capacity to kill; John goes on a date; Byrnes and Capt. Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect; Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.
The Americans: Tchaikovsky Season 6, Ep 2
Stan finds out an old friend of his is back in town, Philip loses a client, Erika and Glenn Haskard contemplate a difficult choice, Sofia and Gennadi experience marital difficulties, Elizabeth learns to draw on the right side of the brain, has lunch with one friend and a few nightly rendezvous with another, and Paige learns more about the scope of a spy's work.
The Alienist: Silver Smile Season 1, Ep 3
Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing; Laszlo and John interview a witness to find out what happened to John at the brothel; Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation.
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