Game of Thrones: The Old Gods and The New First Watch Season 2, Ep 6
Theon's plan comes to fruition. Arya has a surprise visitor. Joffrey meets his subjects. Qhorin gives Jon a chance to prove himself. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue Rewatch Season 1, Ep 3
A member of the Bajoran underground seeks asylum on DS9, attracting the attention of the Cardassians and Klingons, and testing Kira's loyalties. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: The Ghost of Harrenhal First Watch Season 2, Ep 5
Confusion in the Stormlands. Catelyn joins with a new ally. Tyrion uncovers a hoarded secret weapon. Jaqen H'ghar offers Arya a gift. Theon attempts to prove himself. The Night's Watch arrives at the Fist of the First Men. Daenerys receives advice and a marriage proposal. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Garden of Bones First Watch Season 2, Ep 4
Baelish arrives at Renly's camp just before he faces off against Stannis. Catelyn tries to convince the Baratheon brothers to abandon their quarrel and unite against the Lannisters. Sansa is abused by Joffrey in revenge for her brother's victories. Tyrion intervenes. Joffrey retaliates. Daenerys and her company arrive at the city of Qarth. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie find themselves imprisoned at Harrenhal. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: What Is Dead May Never Die First Watch Season 2, Ep 3
Catelyn journeys to the Stormlands to ask Renly Baratheon to ally with Robb to fight the Lannisters, Balon orders an attack on the North in Robb's absence while Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb. Tyrion enacts a cunning plan to root out Cersei's spy on the Small Council. Shae gets a new job. Bran continues to dream. Arya's situation gets worse. Jon is reprimanded. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Fire and Blood First Watch Season 1, Ep 10
Season Finale: A new king rises in the north. Tywin promotes Tyrion. Arya leaves King's Landing. Jon's vows are tested. Daenerys finds her fortunes changing. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: Baelor First Watch Season 1, Ep 9
"Wha– what? Did they just– Really?! Oh my– you gotta be fu– WHAT?!" -- Entertainment Weekly, speaking for all of us. [more inside]
Hindsight: Auld Lang Syne Season 1, Ep 10
A shocked Lolly witnesses Becca sharing a kiss with Kevin. Meanwhile, Sean showcases his work at an art show and hopes Paige will be his date, and Becca and Lolly experience a pivotal moment at a New Year's Eve bash.
Hindsight: All I Want for Christmas Is You Season 1, Ep 9
Lolly is on a mission to get over Kevin by throwing an XXXmas party. The release of Thermal is a success, and Becca is walking on sunshine until Kevin does something that may force history to repeat itself. [more inside]
Banshee: Even God Doesn’t Know What to Make of You Season 3, Ep 9
Lucas recalls the history of his friendship with Job, while pondering the future – if there indeed will be one. Proctor and Emily pay the price for Rebecca’s recklessness. Carrie and Gordon pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship. Stowe and Leo land a big fish. Bunker reconnects with his skinhead past. Deva gets a lesson about crime and punishment.
Game of Thrones: The Pointy End First Watch Season 1, Ep 8
All hell breaks loose in King's Landing as Robb Stark declares war on the Lannisters to avenge his father's imprisonment. [more inside]
Should I post it? I've really been enjoying this new half-hour show from HBO, but this first season is scheduled for eight episodes and Sunday's was the seventh.
Hindsight: Square One Season 1, Ep 2
Becca's parents are angry, Sean is heartbroken, and her new self-appointed position as VP of Simon's company isn't all it was cracked up to be. As if things weren't confusing enough, Becca shares a moment with a familiar face.
Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die First Watch Season 1, Ep 7
While the King is away hunting wild boar, Ned reveals Jon Arryn's discovery to Queen Cersei and suggests she leave the city before Robert returns. In response to his son Tyrion's capture, Tywin, the Lannister patriarch, orders Jamie to attack Riverrun, Lady Catelyn Stark's childhood home. The King returns, badly injured. Jon Snow and Sam Tarley take their vows and become members of the Night's Watch. Across the Narrow Sea, Ser Jorah receives a pardon from Varys. [more inside]
Hindsight: PIlot Season 1, Ep 1
On the eve of her second wedding, Becca Brady is having misgivings about her life. But most of all, she is missing her best friend, Lolly, whom she hasn't talked to in 10 years. When she goes to spend the night on the eve of her big day, she passes out in an elevator and wakes up on the morning of her first wedding, to Sean, in 1995. The universe has handed her a do-over. This is a funny, breezy dramedy for fans of Gilmore Girls or Felicity, with a soundtrack chockablock with 90s alt-radio hits.
Is anyone else watching VH1's new dramedy Hindsight? A woman from 2015 is about to have her second wedding. She realizes her life hasn't turned out the way she expected. A quick ride in an elevator deposits her back in 1995, with the chance to do it all again. She finds out that knowing what happened the first time isn't always enough to get it right the second. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: A Golden Crown Books Included Season 1, Ep 6
Viserys' frustrations boil over. Ned recovers from his injuries. King Robert reappoints Ned Hand of the King, and then leaves to hunt wild boar. In his absence, Ned sits in for the King on the Iron Throne, and also makes a startling discovery. In the Eyrie, Tyrion wagers everything on the greed of Bronn the sellsword. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion First Watch Season 1, Ep 5
Robert orders a preemptive strike on the Targaryens; Tyrion helps Catelyn; Sansa is charmed by Ser Loras Tyrell; Arya overhears a plot against her father. [more inside]
Fresh Off the Boat: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Eddie Huang's family moves from D.C. to Orlando when his father assumes control of a failing steakhouse, certain that he can turn around its fortunes. Jessica is confused by the rituals and habits of her new neighbors. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine.
Better Call Saul: Uno Season 1, Ep 1
In part one of the series premiere, Jimmy works his magic in the courtroom. Unexpected inspiration leads him to an unconventional pursuit of potential clients. [more inside]
Justified: Noblesse Oblige Season 6, Ep 3
Raylan follows a trail of illegal explosives in an attempt to pin Boyd, who discovers he's run afoul of a dangerous new player in town.
Gotham: Welcome Back, Jim Gordon Season 1, Ep 13
When the key witness in a homicide ends up dead while being held for questioning by the police, Gordon suspects that it’s an inside job and looks to an old friend for information. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot takes control of one of Fish Mooney’s prized possessions, as she gets a gets a small taste of her own medicine.
Banshee: A Fixer of Sorts Season 3, Ep 3
Lucas' secret is threatened. Tommy Littlestone organizes a second strike against Proctor.
Game of Thrones: Pilot: "Winter Is Coming" First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
Welcome to the continents of Westeros and Essos. It is the end of a decade-long Summer.
My favorite guilty pleasure show comes back on January 29 with six more episodes to round out season 1. Anyone else excited?
Finally catching up with Looking Season 1, and Season 2 is starting is just over a week. Based on the conversation in this thread from last year, I think there'd be some interest in discussing the upcoming episodes. Q's: (1) Has anyone claimed S2 posting preference? (I'd be happy to help, but don't need to be owner.) and (2) Is there any interest in a wrap-up thread to revisit the first season?
Fargo: The Crocodile's Dilemma First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
A manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.
Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]
Two comedy giants this week. First, Jesse talks to Chris Rock about what it was like to become one of the world’s best stand-up comics in the 1990s. Rock’s got a new movie out. It’s called Top Five. Then, Jesse sits down with Monty Python member John Cleese. They’ll talk about his early life and about what Cleese really thought about the recent Python reunion. Cleese’s new memoir is called So, Anyway. Plus, we ask Scott Aukerman what piece of culture he wishes he had made. His answer? Twin Peaks. Lastly, Jesse tells you about a TV show that lets people just be people.
Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joe McCarthy. [more inside]
The Strain: The Master Season 1, Ep 13
Eph and Fet recon for an all-out assault that Setrakian assures them will finally kill the Master. Gus aligns himself with a strange new force, one that may swing the fight in an unforeseen direction. Palmer gloats.
BoJack Horseman: ": the Story, Chapter One" Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
BoJack hires a ghostwriter to help with the memoir he hopes will put him back in the spotlight.
Is there any interest in FanFaring BoJack Horseman, or did everyone get their feels out already in the FPP? I'd be up for episode-by-episode, although a single post covering all 12 episodes seems like it would be better (if there's a way to add a post that way.)
Houdini: Part 1 & 2 Season 1, Ep 1
Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]
Slings and Arrows: Geoffrey's Return First Watch Season 1, Ep 2
A farewell; a return; a new career opportunity, twice; another return.
Hell on Wheels: The Elusive Eden Season 4, Ep 1
Cullen awaits the birth of his baby, laboring under The Swede's thumb at Fort Smith. Durant deals with the fallout from a railroad accident. [more inside]
Hemlock Grove S1 is pretty god-awful, but something drew me back to a satisfyingly mediocre S2. I know for a fact that I don't have the energy to do a week-by-week watch thread, but how about a thread for the whole run of the series so far? Is there any sort of precedent for doing that, and would anyone else be interested?
Regretfully, I've been a lifelong nerd that has never watched any Star Trek but I'd like to start. So I am proposing watching Star Trek The Original Series (available on Netflix) in episode order starting from the first one, with new posts going up on Tuesdays. Given it's 40 years old, I don't think spoilers or first watch/rewatch labels are necessary, but I would like to dive into the originals before someday moving on to the other series. Who's with me?
Battlestar Galactica Miniseries: Part 1 First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
Join me in First-Watching the allegedly addictive series! In this thread, discussion of the first episode, "Miniseries Part 1".