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The Last Thing He Told Me: Complete Miniseries Season 1, Ep 0
Hannah (Jennifer Garner) must forge a relationship with her 16-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) in order to find the truth about why her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) has mysteriously disappeared. [more inside]
Movie: Mr. SOUL!
From 1968 to 1973, the first all-Black public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by sharp gay producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics. This documentary about Haizlip and his show includes clips of live performances from The Last Poets, Al Green, Earth Wind and Fire, literary figures like Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin, politics, dance and more. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. On HBO. [more inside]
Sort Of: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Starring Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance their roles as a child of Pakistani immigrant parents, a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and café, and a caregiver to the young children of a professional couple. Created by Baig and Fab Filippo. [more inside]
We're Here: Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
Bob, Eureka, Shangela, and their drag daughters face increasing prejudice in small-town America. Silly bigots don't realize: if you try to strike down drag queens, they only become more fierce. [more inside]
We're Here: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
Halleloo! Bob, Eureka, and Shangela return! [more inside]
We're Here: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara, and Shangela Laquifa Wadley journey across small-town America, spreading love and connection through the transformative art of drag. Theme song "I Am America" is by the incomparable Shea Diamond. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Saving Grace Season 1, Ep 10
Finally: what really happened the night JP died. [more inside]
Movie: WNUF Halloween Special
On Halloween 1987, a reporter and his crew from local independent television station WNUF28, accompanied by a Catholic priest and a pair of experienced paranormal investigators who are definitely not Ed and Lorraine Warren, entered the Webber House, site of a grisly occult-linked family slaying nearly twenty years prior, to conduct a seance and discover whether the infamous house truly is haunted. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: The Cold Truth Season 1, Ep 8
We discover how JP’s father George really died. Eva and JP find out who between them got the promotion. The Claffin brothers get the results of the exhumation and autopsy. Becka comes up with a new suggestion for finally doing away with JP, but not all the sisters approve. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Rest in Peace Season 1, Ep 7
After his near-drowning experience, JP is convinced someone is trying to kill him, while Grace is convinced he was trying to kill himself. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Splash Season 1, Ep 6
Grace joins an art class to get back some of her self esteem. Roger, the neighbour, inadvertently reveals some of JP’s important medical information to Thomas. The sisters continue to plot while Bibi is still reeling from the effects of her actions at paintball. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Eye for an Eye Season 1, Ep 5
Matt discovers a few unsettling family secrets that Thomas has not shared with him; we discover how Bibi lost her eye. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Baby Becka Season 1, Ep 4
Brushed off by the police, Thomas Claffin sets his sights on interviewing Becka. Via flashbacks, we learn what JP did to make Becka hate him so much. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Chopped Liver Season 1, Ep 3
The Claffin brothers interview Ursula; in flashbacks, JP gets confirmation of his suspicions about Ursula and torments her with the information. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: Explode a Man Season 1, Ep 2
The Claffin brothers begin their investigation into JP’s death; in flashbacks, we learn why Ursula hates JP so much. [more inside]
Bad Sisters: The Prick Season 1, Ep 1
In the first episode of the Dublin-set mordant comedy Bad Sisters [trailer], the close-knit Garvey sisters attend the funeral of John Paul, a candidate for Worst Brother-In-Law of the Century. Meanwhile, a small-time insurance agent decides John Paul’s death is too suspicious to warrant an automatic payout to widow Grace, so he and his reluctant business partner/brother start an investigation. Starring Sharon Horgan, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, and Daryl McCormack. [more inside]
Book: Tacky: Love Letters to the Worst Culture We Have to Offer, by Rax King
In an oral history of Bat Out of Hell that appeared in Classic Rock magazine, Meat Loaf has claimed that two Ivy League professors performed a “psychological test” in the “U.S. Medical Journal” (all quotations sic) to determine the subjects’ state of mind, using the album as a litmus test. Per Meat Loaf’s interpretation of this test, any listener who doesn’t like Bat Out of Hell is psychologically unsound. This sounds exceptionally incorrect, but as a lover of this album, I agree that its emotional highs and lows feel informative. I trust people more when they admit that they love this album as I love it; I trust them less when they offer the same old critiques of it, the predictable way my proto-irony guy did. “Meat Loaf?” he said doubtfully when I made my suggestion. “I can’t have that in my Spotify history.”
Paper Girls: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Paper Girls follows four young girls who, while out delivering papers on the morning after Halloween in 1988, become unwittingly caught in a conflict between warring factions of time-travelers, sending them on an adventure through time that will save the world. As they travel between our present, the past, and the future – they encounter future versions of themselves and now must choose to embrace or reject their fate. Based on the comic books by Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Runaways). [more inside]
Severance: What’s For Dinner? Season 1, Ep 8
The team prepares a plan. Mark attends Devon and Ricken's party. [more inside]
Severance: Defiant Jazz Season 1, Ep 7
Mark and the team encounter new security measures from Cobel.
I Know What You Did Last Summer: (Full Season) Season 1, Ep 1
A bunch of teens do something one summer. Later, somebody knows what they did, and finds a variety of creative ways to express their disappointment with the previous summer's activities. [more inside]
Pennyworth: Pennyworth, Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
The continuation of the origin story of Alfred Pennyworth, a former special-forces soldier living in London and how he came to work for Bruce Wayne's father. [more inside]
Cheer: Cheer, season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
More cheering! Another college! Who came back? Who left, and why? Who will win? What's with the weird music they perform to?
Anna: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
In the near future, a pandemic kills everyone at/above the age of puberty. 13 year-old Anna has kept her half-brother Astor alive and hidden in their country home. Eventually, their bubble of isolation is ruptured, and soon Anna will have to pursue Astor into the darkest corners of the changed world, where a lack of structure and nurturing has left the remaining kids miserably lonely or utterly feral, some of them in thrall to older, more manipulative kids. [more inside]
What We Do in the Shadows: The Wellness Center Season 3, Ep 8
Nandor is persuaded to reject vampirism and pursue a healthier lifestyle. [more inside]
Brand New Cherry Flavor: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Lisa N. Nova (Rosa Salazar) comes to LA dead set on directing her first movie. But when she trusts the wrong person and gets stabbed in the back, everything goes sideways and a dream project turns into a nightmare. This particular nightmare has zombies, hit men, supernatural kittens, and a mysterious tattoo artist (Catherine Keener) who likes to put curses on people. And Lisa’s going to have to figure out some secrets from her own past in order to get out alive. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL Rewatch Season 6, Ep 14
Re-rewatch! (wait, really?) A fairly bog-standard pilot for a TV show from 1970, about the people and events at a major airport. This one did make it to series, but with an almost entirely different cast. File this under Seventies-tastic. This is the third time MST Club has done this one, since it somehow made it into the best-of poll we did a few years back. Previously and again.
Mare of Easttown: Sore Must be the Storm Season 1, Ep 6
So much coming to light, so few answers. Mare opens up about her son's death; Siobhan makes a heart-wrenching confession; Pat, Billy, and John come in accordance; Deacon Mark sets the record straight; both Jess and Brianna come clean; and Lori airs out her brand new dirty laundry. [more inside]
Below Deck: Below Deck (all Seasons) Season 0, Ep 0
Below Deck (IMDB) is a workplace reality TV show that follows the lives of a crew on a mega-yacht during a season of short charters. Cramped quarters, wild parties obnoxious guests (Screenrant), and glamorous international locations, all proved a big draw for from season 1 in 2013 - up to an abrupt stop in season 8 when the show ran into... well...2020. The making and editing of the show is an interesting story in its own right - as a super-yacht is turned into a floating TV studio operating 24 hours a day (NYT). [more inside]
Two Weeks to Live: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
A young misfit (Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones) raised in isolation by her survivalist mother (Sian Clifford, Fleabag) goes on a mission to honor her father's memory. A chance encounter with brothers Nicky and Jay and an ensuing prank derails her mission to chaos. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: CRASH OF MOONS Rewatch Season 4, Ep 17
Rewatch! As I mentioned the previous time this episode has come up, the title of this is reported in the episode as "Crash of THE Moons," but on the title card of the movie it's "Crash of Moons." It's the other compilation of Rocky Jones, Space Ranger TV episodes repackaged as a movie; the first was 413 MANHUNT IN SPACE. This is the one with John Banner, Sgt. Schultz himself as a jovial space guy. There's a General Hospital clip included as a short as well. Bit of a content warning, the TV show was made at a time in which the G-word, for Romani (and shared as a name with the show's big purple robot), was more commonly used, and the guys on the show make reference to it often. In MST3K's most recent incarnation (the stage show), it should be noted, this character has been rechristened G.P.T. Previously
Escape to the Chateau: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
Designer Angel Adoree and her partner, retired engineer Dick Strawbridge purchase the abandoned Château de la Motte Husson in hope of restoring it to its former 19th-century glory to serve as a wedding venue.
Any interest in a Cormoran Strike thread?
The fifth book in the Cormoran Strike series by “Robert Galbraith” (J.K. Rowling) is coming out this month, and the TV adaptation of the fourth book is currently showing on BBC. Any interest here?
Infinity Train: The Musical Car Season 3, Ep 1
Under the leadership of the teenagers Grace and Simon, the Apex continue their raids, entering and pillaging cars in an attempt to assert their "dominance" over the denizens of the Train, whom they refer to as "nulls". But when the car they're raiding is ejected, the two Apex leaders find themselves separated from the rest of their crew, and thus a new trek through the Train begins... [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MASTER NINJA I Rewatch Season 3, Ep 22
Re-rewatch! Timothy Van Patten and Lee Van Cleef are the most unlikely ninjas in Japanese exoticism history. They travel the country in typical 70s TV show fashion, which fits because this is actually two episodes of The Master. There's a hamster, they live in a van, they solve the problems of the people they meet. It's not very realistic. Previously and again. Not the episode you expected? Look inside for the reason for that. [more inside]
The Baby-Sitters Club: Claudia and Mean Janine Season 1, Ep 6
A family emergency triggers an emotional feud between Claudia and her older sister. Elsewhere, Mary Anne works to hide her feelings. [more inside]
The Baby-Sitters Club: Mary Anne Saves the Day Season 1, Ep 4
After dealing with a major dad dilemma, Mary Anne makes a dynamic new friend. Later, a medical emergency puts her caretaking skills to the test. [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Lights Out Season 7, Ep 13
In the season finale, the entire squad is on alert when a blackout hits Brooklyn. [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ransom Season 7, Ep 12
Holt asks for Jake's help in a case that is exceptionally meaningful to him. Charles and Terry work together on a side business. [more inside]
Devs: Episode #1.7 Season 1, Ep 7
The Devs team perfect the system, and Forest and Katie wait for the completion of the Devs project. Lily and Jamie try to avoid its threat, but a visit from Kenton leaves Lily with no choice.
Grey's Anatomy: All Episodes Season 16, Ep 0
Grey's Anatomy is still an ongoing television program.
Project Runway: She's Sew Unusual Season 18, Ep 5
The iconic Cyndi Lauper is both inspiration and guest judge for this totally tubular team challenge. Split into two teams, the designers must create cohesive mini-collections. They need to collaborate to pay homage to Cyndi’s '80s fashion trailblazing that brought underground punk into the pop culture while still giving the looks a totally awesome modern take. Sounds pretty straight forward until Christian throws out a mid-challenge twist that changes everything.
Project Runway: The Ultimate Upcycle Season 18, Ep 4
Mega-stylist to the stars, Karla Welch is here to guest-mentor the designers and she’s got a job for them – dress her client: the one and only Karlie Kloss! Karla’s got a twist though, the materials used to design the look will be donated clothing from a local Goodwill, making this Project Runway’s first upcycling challenge. The designers will need to be resourceful, sustainable, and fast because it’s also their first one day challenge. One designer’s dreams will come true with the chance to dress a supermodel while another will be all out of second chances in this second-hand challenge. [more inside]
Project Runway: Sleigh the Runway Season 18, Ep 3
The designers are awakened by a surprise visitor who may or may not have arrived by chimney. Tis the season for holiday parties and the designers will be challenged to show their sense of spirit in the perfect party dress. They quickly learn that this isn’t a conventional holiday affair… it’s the unconventional materials challenge! Channeling their own holiday memories, the designers have two days to transform a winter wonderland into a wearable wonder, and then it’s up to the judges to decide who’s been naughty or nice.
Project Runway: Cats of the Urban Jungle Season 18, Ep 2
It’s designers gone wild! In this week’s challenge they must create a fresh take on a timeless classic: animal prints. Taking inspiration from the upcoming film, Cats, the designers need to tame their prints into cool street style looks that can compete on the runway and in the Flash Sale challenge. [more inside]
Project Runway: Blast Off! Season 18, Ep 1
In the premiere of Project Runway, the competition begins with some twists right out of the airport gate. With luggage still in tow, the designers are greeted at the iconic TWA Hotel at JFK airport ready to take flight with their first challenge: to create an innovative look inspired by humanity’s continued push into space exploration. In a Runway first, these unfamiliar designers have to pair up and collaborate to make cohesive pieces that blow away the judges or they are out. Fans will also get a chance to own a piece of the designer creations when they vote on the outfits they like best. [more inside]
Looking for Alaska: Limited Series Season 1, Ep 0
Based on the best-selling book 'Looking For Alaska' by John Green. Miles (Pudge) Halter goes to a boarding school in search of "the great perhaps". There he meets Alaska, a young girl with whom he falls in love. In trying to learn all about Alaska, Pudge learns more about himself and the great perhaps. [more inside]
Rotten: Reign of Terror Season 2, Ep 2
In the south of France, frustrated winegrowers go to extremes to stave off cheap imports from Spain and new competition from China. [more inside]
The Purge: Season Two Season 2, Ep 0
Revolving around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal, the spinoff to the film series is set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party. This season once again follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city as The Purge unfolds. Season two also follows the activities of the NFFA, a government surveillance agency that monitors the action on Purge Night.
Rotten: The Avocado War Season 2, Ep 1
The avocado's rise from culinary fad to must-have superfood has made it a lucrative crop - and a magnet for money-hungry cartels.