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".