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Fallout: The Beginning  Season 1, Ep 8

Two hundred years have passed since the beginning of the apocalypse. Leaving the atomic shelter that protected them will pave the way to an unknown world that will unleash a war for survival. [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS on Apr 21, 2024 - 38 comments

Fallout: The Radio  Season 1, Ep 7

Every generation has their own dumbass ideas. [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS on Apr 21, 2024 - 11 comments

Fallout: The Trap  Season 1, Ep 6

What happens when the ranchers have more power than the Sheriff? [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS on Apr 21, 2024 - 11 comments

Fallout: The Past  Season 1, Ep 5

Everyone wants to save the world. [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS on Apr 21, 2024 - 5 comments

Movie: Runaway Jury

When the widow of a mass shooting victim sues the gun manufacturer for negligence, her principled attorney Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) must contend with interference from the notorious Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), a ruthless jury consultant who will do anything to secure a favorable verdict for his industry backers. But their David vs. Goliath battle is scrambled when reluctant juror Nick Easter (John Cusack) turns out to be a savvy manipulator working with accomplice Marlee (Rachel Weisz) to sway the jury to the highest bidder. Their gambit infuriates Fitch and puts Rohr's ideals to the test -- but what is the duo's real agenda? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Apr 19, 2024 - 5 comments

Tracker: Missoula  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 2

Colter is tasked with tracking down a missing young man who may have been pulled into a cult, and who seemingly doesn't want to be found. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 8, 2024 - 0 comments

Delicious in Dungeon: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

What do you do when your sister has been swallowed whole by a dragon? True, dragons digest very slowly, so time's not an issue, but merely getting back to the lowest level of the dungeon is a an impossible challenge. You can't afford to buy much food, but even if you could, it's so heavy. You couldn't get very far down before you'd have to turn back, and there's nothing else to eat down there ... or is there? (An anime adaptation of Kui Ryoko's food-centric fantasy manga Dungeon Meshi.) [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Feb 12, 2024 - 16 comments

Movie: Island of Lost Souls

An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jan 18, 2024 - 1 comment

Wheel of Time: Season 2  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 0

Covering the events of the The Wheel of Time book 2: The Great Hunt. There is an excellent series of show-only posts beginning here - go read those! This is the place for the book-readers (and book-curious) to discuss the adaptation choices and talk about how they fit into the larger picture drawn by the novels. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Oct 7, 2023 - 37 comments

Book: Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation

A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation, The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. This graphic edition remains faithful to the original, while the stunning illustrations interpret and add layers of visual meaning and immediacy to this classic work of Holocaust literature. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Sep 20, 2023 - 6 comments

Drops of God: Drops of God  Season 1, Ep 0

A woman discovers the world's greatest wine collection that's left by her estranged father and competes against his protege to claim her inheritance. [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jun 13, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Quiet Girl

A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her dysfunctional family to live with relatives for the summer. She blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Mar 21, 2023 - 2 comments

True Lies: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

An unfulfilled suburban housewife is shocked to discover that her bland and unremarkable computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy.
posted by porpoise on Mar 9, 2023 - 14 comments

The Legend of Vox Machina: Shadows at the Gates | Fate's Journey | Spark of Rebellion  Season 1, Ep 4

After ruining Sovereign Uriel’s diplomatic dinner, Vox Machina is confined to their Keep under house arrest... [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Feb 4, 2022 - 11 comments

Cowboy Bebop (2021): Season 1  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Full-season and cross-media discussion for the live-action Cowboy Bebop series from Netflix. "Books Included" standing in for spoilers for the anime series and movie.
posted by curious nu on Nov 23, 2021 - 40 comments

Book: Pride

In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 2, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: In the Heights

Adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' Tony Award-winning musical about an immigrant community in Washington Heights, NYC. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Jun 11, 2021 - 19 comments

The Queen's Gambit: Seven-episode miniseries  Season 1, Ep 0

The Queen's Gambit centers the "life of an orphan chess prodigy" named Beth Harmon "from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest" to become a grandmaster in chess. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Oct 25, 2020 - 70 comments

Movie: The Trial of the Chicago 7

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Oct 22, 2020 - 11 comments

Movie: I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Full of misgivings, a young woman travels with her new boyfriend to his parents' secluded farm. Upon arriving, she comes to question everything she thought she knew about him, and herself. [more inside]
posted by vverse23 on Sep 5, 2020 - 40 comments

Movie: Adaptation.

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 18, 2020 - 6 comments

Worzel Gummidge: both 2019 episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Mackenzie Crook's new adaptation of Barbara Euphan Todd's novels about the scarecrow with a life of his own, famously formerly played by the third Doctor Who Jon Pertwee. Both episodes are broadly pitched and paced as a sort of family-viewing version of Crook's previous series Detectorists.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue on Dec 27, 2019 - 5 comments

The Man in the High Castle: Hitler Has Only Got One Ball  Season 4, Ep 0

The final season of The Man in the High Castle will be rocked by war and revolution. [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Nov 17, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: The Sisters Brothers

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm's gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living - and whom he does it for. [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Apr 29, 2019 - 5 comments

The Man in the High Castle: That's Oberst-Gruppenführer Smith To You  Show Only   Season 3, Ep 0

Based on the discussions here of the first and second seasons, let's just dispense with the notion the third season of the series has anything to do with the book, shall we? Season two ended with some surprises and some things that were sort of inevitable with the arc of the story … [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 20, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Mortal Engines

Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw, emerges as the only one who can stop London — now a giant, predator city on wheels — from devouring everything in its path. Based on the novels by Philip Reeve.
posted by GuyZero on Dec 19, 2018 - 11 comments

Movie: True Grit

A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 20, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: The Sisters Brothers

Based on the acclaimed 2011 novel by Patrick deWitt, the colourfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm is being pursued across 1,000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career.
posted by GuyZero on Oct 11, 2018 - 3 comments

Wynonna Earp: Daddy Lesson; War Paint (episodes 11 & 12)  Season 3, Ep 11

(Season Finale) Wynonna has a run in with the Revenants that leads her to an unexpected revelation about the curse; Waverly meets an important figure from her past; and Nicole tries to evacuate Purgatory before it's too late... [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 28, 2018 - 3 comments

Wynonna Earp: The Other Woman  Season 3, Ep 10

A mysterious woman who knows a little too much about the Earps arrives on the Homestead with a special mission for Wynonna and Waverly. The rest of the team must wrangle a deadly fire witch. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 21, 2018 - 2 comments

Wynonna Earp: Undo It  Season 3, Ep 9

History keeps repeating itself when Wynonna has to make an impossible choice. Waverley and Nicole visit a jeweler, and a familiar face returns to Purgatory. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 14, 2018 - 3 comments

Wynonna Earp: Waiting Forever for You  Season 3, Ep 8

It's date night in Purgatory, which means dressing up, drinking, and fighting demons, as a formidable former foe stalks the gang. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 7, 2018 - 3 comments

Wynonna Earp: I Fall to Pieces  Season 3, Ep 7

Wynonna and Nicole seem to be out of luck when an errand from Sheriff Nedley goes terribly wrong. [more inside]
posted by Squeak Attack on Sep 2, 2018 - 6 comments

Wynonna Earp: If We Make It Through December  Season 3, Ep 6

Wynonna teams up with a new ally to search for a missing kid on Christmas Day. Meanwhile, Waverly learns more about her father. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 24, 2018 - 8 comments

Wynonna Earp: Jolene  Season 3, Ep 5

A demon causes havoc in town as Wynonna, Waverly, and Jolene must decide who they can trust. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 17, 2018 - 10 comments

Wynonna Earp: No Cure For Crazy  Season 3, Ep 4

The forest reveals a clue to Nicole's past; and Wynonna pays an unexpected visit to her mother. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 10, 2018 - 4 comments

Wynonna Earp: Colder Weather  Season 3, Ep 3

The team must come to terms with the consequences of their actions; and someone claiming to be from Black Badge Division arrives in Purgatory. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 3, 2018 - 9 comments

Wynonna Earp: When You Call My Name  Season 3, Ep 2

The demon who cursed the Earp heir reveals himself in a shocking turn of events that will leave the team forever changed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 27, 2018 - 9 comments

Wynonna Earp: Blood Red and Going Down  Season 3, Ep 1

When a mysterious bus full of sexy strangers rolls into town, Wynonna must figure out why they're in Purgatory before the entire town falls under their spell. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 20, 2018 - 10 comments

Movie: Auntie Mame

An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 26, 2018 - 8 comments

Movie: Tomb Raider

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
posted by tobascodagama on Apr 7, 2018 - 3 comments

Altered Carbon: Season 1 Complete, Books Included.  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

It's probably much too late, but it's clear we need a space for book readers and binge-watchers to spoil heavily about Netflix's Altered Carbon adaptation. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Feb 7, 2018 - 53 comments

The Strain: The Strain review thread, book friendly  Books Included   Season 4, Ep 1

Now that the show is over, time to compare plots.
posted by mordax on Sep 18, 2017 - 4 comments

Movie: Death Note (A Netflix Original Film)

A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
posted by Fizz on Aug 25, 2017 - 15 comments

Wynonna Earp: Season 2 (Full Season)  Season 2, Ep 0

Wynona and the gang must deal with a whole new level of evil when a variety of demons enter the Ghost River Triangle when Season 2 premieres.
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 11, 2017 - 19 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Late  Season 1, Ep 3

Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 37 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Birth Day  Season 1, Ep 2

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with... more
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 40 comments

The Handmaid's Tale: Offred  Season 1, Ep 1

Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.
posted by Fizz on Apr 26, 2017 - 57 comments

The Magicians: Ramifications  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 12

Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to finally face Reynard, while Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory, where Josh tries to manage the kingdom. And there are a number of people dealing with abandonment.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 13, 2017 - 3 comments

The Magicians: Ramifications  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 12

Julia, Kady and Penny each make sacrifices to finally face Reynard, while Quentin and Eliot learn a disturbing truth about Fillory, where Josh tries to manage the kingdom. And jokes are made about books being made (poorly) into movies.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 13, 2017 - 11 comments

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