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Movie: Christmas in July

The city is breathless waiting for the results of the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest; first prize: a staggering $25,000. Jimmy MacDonalad, a $20/week clerk and serial slogan contest entrant, thinks he's got it locked in this time with his entry -- If you can't sleep, it's not the coffee, it's the bunk! (It's a pun, you see.) With the prize money he and his girl Betty can finally get married. Who knows what wackiness might ensue if some of the fellas forged a fake telegram telling him he'd won? Written and directed by Preston Sturges. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Mar 22, 2021 - 4 comments

Mr. Mayor: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

"Mr. Mayor" follows a retired businessman (Ted Danson) who runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he's "still got it." Once he wins, he has to figure out what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America's second weirdest city. Ran January 7–February 25.
posted by one for the books on Mar 7, 2021 - 14 comments

Book: Big Girl, Small Town

A young working-class woman named Majella navigates a constrained life in Northern Ireland sometime after "peace broke out" in Ireland in the nineties. Some things distinguish her from her fellows: she's not social at all, she's unusually sensitive to sensory input, and her grandmother was just murdered. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Feb 21, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Romancing the Stone

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Feb 15, 2021 - 23 comments

Movie: Scare Me

Frustrated wannabe writer Fred (Josh Ruben) holes up in a cabin in hopes of getting something done. During a power outage, Fred and Fanny (Aya Cash of The Boys and You're the Worst) the tenant of a neighboring cabin tell each other scary stories. The more Fred and Fanny commit to their tales, the more the stories come to life in the dark of a Catskills cabin. The horrors of reality manifest when Fred confronts his ultimate fear: Fanny is the better storyteller. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 14, 2021 - 7 comments

Movie: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time - ever. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 14, 2021 - 6 comments

Movie: Psycho Goreman

After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding. (Trailer) [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Feb 5, 2021 - 10 comments

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]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Nate: A One Man Show

A very unusual Netflix standup special. Nate, played by comedian Natalie Palamides, explores humor, sexuality and consent with a live audience. [more inside]
posted by spork on Dec 6, 2020 - 2 comments

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol  Season 1, Ep 0

A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile is guided by twinkling little stars to a small town where she finds hope, home and love. (Netflix, KBS2 Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 27, 2020 - 1 comment

Ghosts: Series 1  Season 1, Ep 0

From the folks behind Horrible Histories, Ghosts is comedy cast from a very Blackadderian mold. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 24, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: The Return of the Living Dead

When foreman Frank shows new employee Freddy a secret military experiment in a supply warehouse in Louisville, Kentucky, the two klutzes accidentally release a gas that reanimates corpses into flesh-eating zombies. As the epidemic spreads throughout the town, and the creatures satisfy their hunger in gory and outlandish ways, Frank and Freddy fight to survive with the help of their boss and a mysterious mortician. [more inside]
posted by Pendragon on Oct 31, 2020 - 12 comments

Emily in Paris: Full season  Season 1, Ep 0

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 13, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: Hubie Halloween

Despite his devotion to his hometown of Salem, (and its Halloween celebration), Hubie Dubois is a figure of mockery for kids and adults alike. But this year, something is going bump in the night, and it's up to Hubie to save Halloween. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Oct 11, 2020 - 8 comments

The School Nurse Files: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Wielding a light-up sword through the dark corners of a high school, a nurse with an unusual gift protects students from monsters only she can see. (Netflix, 6 episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 27, 2020 - 3 comments

PEN15: Season 2 (Part 1)   Season 2, Ep 1

BFF's Anna and Maya continue to navigate their 7th grade school year with sleepovers, pool parties, the theatre, impending parents' divorce, and the wrestling team, set in the year 2000. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Sep 24, 2020 - 3 comments

Ted Lasso: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

American college football coach Ted Lasso is recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience with the latter sport. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Sep 19, 2020 - 30 comments

The X-Files: Sunshine Days  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 18

After two guys sneak into a house with an interior that is exactly like that of The Brady Bunch house, one of them winds up crash landing on the roof of his car across the street, and Doggett, Reyes, and Scully begin to investigate the man who lives in the house.
posted by orange swan on Sep 14, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Improbable  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 13

While investigating a serial killer who may be using numerology to choose his victims, Reyes and Scully meet a strange man who seems to have some sort of abstruse insight into the killings.
posted by orange swan on Sep 9, 2020 - 6 comments

Was It Love: Was It Love?  Season 1, Ep 0

When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 2, 2020 - 1 comment

'My Life Is Murder'

2019 Australian comedy/ crime/ drama TV show with Lucy Lawless as a police consultant. Anyone seen this?
posted by porpoise on Aug 30, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: James vs. His Future Self

A brilliant scientist on the cusp of inventing time travel finds himself tormented by his unhinged future self (Daniel Stern) who wants him to give up his work for a normal life. When he doesn't go along with the plan, it becomes a wicked battle of man vs. himself--literally. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Je Souhaite  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 21

When a man whose mouth has disappeared from his face comes to Mulder and Scully looking for justice, they investigate and find that his case involves a disaffected and sardonic genie who grants too-literal wishes.
posted by orange swan on Aug 5, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: Fight Club  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 20

Mulder and Scully investigate a pair of women who look identical and cause mayhem to break out whenever they're near each other.
posted by orange swan on Aug 4, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: The Goldberg Variation  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 6

Mulder and Scully go to Chicago to find a man who won $100,000 in a card game with mobsters, was subsequently thrown off the 29th floor of a building by the mobsters who believed he must have cheated, and then walked away unhurt.
posted by orange swan on Jul 21, 2020 - 6 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Outrageous Okona  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

It all happened during that magical summer of 2365. A roguish freighter captain drew the Enterprise into an interplanetary dispute. A holographically-resurrected Joe Piscopo taught Data the human concept of comedy. And the new ship's doctor wisely stayed out of it all. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 13, 2020 - 24 comments

The X-Files: The Rain King  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 8

Mulder and Scully go to Kroner, Kansas, to investigate Daryl Mootz, the self-proclaimed "Rain King", who appears to be able to control the weather for his own gain.
posted by orange swan on Jul 1, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: I Was a Male War Bride

A screwball comedy in which Cary Grant, playing a French captain, spars with and marries an American lieutenant (Ann Sheridan) in post-WWII Europe. [more inside]
posted by mark k on Jun 28, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A film of an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, performed at the Bridge Theatre in London, available via the National Theatre in the UK's NT At Home. Starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun. Available to watch for free via YouTube till 7pm UK time on Thursday 2 July. (More about the production, including a full cast list.) [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jun 28, 2020 - 7 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 - 5 comments

Movie: The Trip

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 16, 2020 - 7 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Lost  Season 4, Ep 10

Molly takes Andrew to a work function, and they struggle to see eye-to-eye; Issa continues to search for happiness; the girls get a distressing call about a friend. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 15, 2020 - 1 comment

Movie: Bernie

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Trying  Season 4, Ep 9

Issa considers doing Nathan a favor; Dr. Rhonda and Andrew ask Molly to consider a different approach in dealing with people who have wronged her. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 8, 2020 - 4 comments

Middleditch & Schwartz: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Comedy duo Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz turn small ideas into epically funny stories in this series of completely improvised comedy specials. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jun 1, 2020 - 5 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Happy  Season 4, Ep 8

Issa and Lawrence catch up to discuss their lives, careers, past mistakes, and what makes each of them happy. [more inside]
posted by gladly on Jun 1, 2020 - 2 comments

Space Force: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off. Starring: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz. Creators: Steve Carell, Greg Daniels. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 29, 2020 - 28 comments

Movie: Hannah Gadsby: Douglas

Hannah Gadsby returns for her second special and digs deep into the complexities of popularity, identity, and her most unusual dog park encounter. (Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 26, 2020 - 13 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Trippin'  Season 4, Ep 7

Molly and Andrew take off for their first couples' vacation with Andrew's brother, Victor, and his wife, Lydia, and the trip is smooth sailing until a hotel employee steps out of line; Molly reevaluates her inability to let things go. [more inside]
posted by gladly on May 26, 2020 - 3 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Done  Season 4, Ep 6

In need of some positive vibes after the block party, Issa goes out of her way to do good for random people across Los Angeles, eventually turning to an unlikely source for comfort; Kelli urges her friends to reconcile.
posted by gladly on May 18, 2020 - 1 comment

Insecure: Lowkey Movin' On  Season 4, Ep 5

Issa works around the clock to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. [more inside]
posted by gladly on May 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Dead to Me: Dead 2 Me  Season 2, Ep 0

We start right where we left off last year. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 10, 2020 - 5 comments

Trying: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) try to navigate the UK adoption system in this AppleTV+ original. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 9, 2020 - 1 comment

Mystery Science Theater 3000: CATALINA CAPER  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 4

Re-rewatch! On Thursday: A bunch of teens vacationing in Catalina engage in whimsical frolics, foil the playfully larcenous behavior of one of the teen's parents, and writhe rhythmically to music. The only teenage comedy MST ever did, and rather a classic episode because of it. Previously and previously. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 6, 2020 - 8 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Losin' It  Season 4, Ep 4

Molly and Andrew circle around each other's expectations. Issa and Molly grow even further apart. Everyone gets together to help Tiffany with her new baby girl. Issa deals with a setback to her block party and turns to Molly for help.
posted by mediareport on May 4, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Syzygy  Rewatch   Season 3, Ep 13

Mulder and Scully go to Comity, New Hampshire, to investigate some strange murders of teenagers that are possibly due to a rare planetary alignment.
posted by orange swan on Apr 28, 2020 - 4 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Thankful  Season 4, Ep 3

Issa and Molly have an honest moment in the grocery store and make plans to talk things out over Thanksgiving pie. Issa and her gay brother Ahmal do their own thing. Lawrence invites himself to Condola's Friendsgiving, with good and bad results. Chad wonders whatever happened to Bradley Cooper and Kelli hosts her aunties (yes, even the one who...)
posted by mediareport on Apr 27, 2020 - 3 comments

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]
posted by InTheYear2017 on Apr 24, 2020 - 18 comments

Insecure: Lowkey Distant  Season 4, Ep 2

Issa Rae's warm, naturalistic comedy/drama deepens the conflicts set up in the season premiere, with funny, smartly observed moments along the way. Molly pushes Andrew to open up beyond the great sex, Issa and Condola get past their weirdness by bonding over Lawrence, who's not very comfortable with the sharing and turns to his friends about what to do, and Molly watches Issa and Condola get closer.
posted by mediareport on Apr 20, 2020 - 2 comments

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]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Apr 18, 2020 - 12 comments

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