Michael Moore's 2018 documentary explored two questions of the first Trump Era: How the fuck did we get there, and how the fuck do we get out? It's good/bad! to look back at the beginning of this cluster. A lot of his usual stuff, plus some original / new POV's, for those who didn't watch tv during that time.
Active Measures chronicles the most successful espionage operation in Russian history, the American presidential election of 2016. Filmmaker Jack Bryan exposes a 30-year history of covert political warfare devised by Vladimir Putin to disrupt, and ultimately control world events. In the process, the filmmakers follow a trail of money, real estate, mob connections, and on the record confessions to expose an insidious plot that leads directly back to The White House. [more inside]
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
Taboo: Episode 8 Season 1, Ep 8
In the season finale of the historical drama Taboo, James Delaney's push and pull between the East India Company, the British Crown and the American upstarts comes to an end, of sorts. [more inside]
Taboo: Episode 7 Season 1, Ep 7
A funeral, a betrayal or two, an answer or three, some torture, and a cliff-hanger. Even when all seems lost, James has a plan to save him and those loyal to him -- he just needs a ship. [more inside]
UnREAL: Treason Season 2, Ep 4
Darius reveals his secret to Rachel and decides he must quit the show, but Rachel asks Coleman to help change his mind; Quinn and Chet join forces to produce a football episode; and Chet brings his baby to the set. Meanwhile, Quinn confronts Rachel about betraying the network.
The 100: Terms and Conditions Season 3, Ep 8
The 12 Clans blockade Arkadia, demanding Pike. Kane and his few allies try to find a way out of the mess, while Raven and Jasper look for a way to get ALIE's chip-maker back from Pike. Nobody's plan goes exactly as expected. [more inside]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Paradise Lost Rewatch Season 4, Ep 11
While Starfleet tightens security measures on Earth, Sisko and Odo discover... well... that would be telling now, wouldn't it? [more inside]
Marco Polo: Prisoners Season 1, Ep 9
AAAHHHHHHHHH! A cute mini-cannon. Impotence rears it’s ugly head. We spend a lot of time preparing for an execution. [more inside]