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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 - 8 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 - 3 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 - 16 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

Insecure: Lowkey Feelin' Myself  Season 4, Ep 1

Issa Rae's understated half-hour comedy about black life, sex, relationships and career in LA is back for Season 4 on HBO (the full season premiere is also up on YouTube for free). Issa's partnership with Condola, Molly's feelings for Andrew, and Issa's friendship with Molly all hit bumps in the road as plans for a big community event start to take off.
posted by mediareport on Apr 13, 2020 - 4 comments

Future Man: The Final Season  Season 3, Ep 0

Josh and Wolf and Tiger are sentenced to death for mucking with the time stream. (Hulu original series) [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Movie: Goon

Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Apr 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Feel Good: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Mae Martin stars as herself, a Canadian comedian living in London, navigating a relationship with her new girlfriend, George and dealing with sobriety. (Netflix, 6 x half-hour episodes) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 22, 2020 - 6 comments

Avenue 5: Eight Arms But No Hands  Season 1, Ep 9

After recent events, Matt goes into in hiding with a guilty conscience, and he has the airlock codes. Chaos ensues when a narrow window for escape on a rescue shuttle suddenly becomes available. [Season finale; renewed for Season 2] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2020 - 2 comments

Avenue 5: This Is Physically Hurting Me  Season 1, Ep 8

There's a new hope for Avenue 5, but it involves an effort to jettison non-essential items. Meanwhile, Billie tries to teach an inattentive Ryan how to dock the ship, and the passengers suspect all is not as it seems with the journey. "I'm around movie sets a lot. I work in VFX. Stands for visual effects." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 20, 2020 - 3 comments

Avenue 5: Are You a Spider, Matt?  Season 1, Ep 7

Judd enlists Ryan to help charm Harrison Aimes, an uber-wealthy passenger who has a strange effect on Judd. Meanwhile, the passengers become transfixed by a divine image circling the ship and Rav deals with the fallout when the ship's moral quandary hits the media. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2020 - 4 comments

Avenue 5: Was It Your Ears?  Season 1, Ep 6

As Avenue 5 celebrates the birth of a space baby, Ryan and Billie try to identify the source of an incessant beeping, and Judd shares his latest grand idea at Karen's passenger-crew liaison meeting. In the nation's capital, Rav appeals to the President for rescue funds but, in exchange, is faced with an ethical dilemma. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2020 - 0 comments

Movie: Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (aka Angu Vaikuntapurathu)

A jealous clerk secretly switches his newborn son with his millionaire friend's temporarily stillborn son. (Telegu production, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2020 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Sword & The Stoner: Season The First

The Sword & The Stoner is an audio drama about a modern day, stoner comedy adaptation of the King Arthur legends. But instead of a legendary King and his Court Sorcerer, somehow 2019 ended up with an average-at-best stoner and an over-the-top reality TV magician. Join Arthur and Merlin as they try to get stoned enough to forget their destiny, even as it comes for them with a vengeance.
posted by Etrigan on Feb 21, 2020 - 1 comment

Podcast: The Carlötta Beautox Chronicles: Seasön Tweux

Carlötta has achieved her dream of becoming one of the most famous people in the world -- but is it all it's cracked up to be? Of course it is. It's amazing. Fame is a no-brainer. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Feb 20, 2020 - 1 comment

Avenue 5: He's Only There to Stop His Skeleton from Falling Over  Season 1, Ep 5

Leaks are closed, heroes are celebrated (and ignored), and a comedian is anxious. It's the halfway home party! Well, it would be, if .... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2020 - 14 comments

Neko zamurai: Samurai Cat (both seasons)  Season 0, Ep 0

A humorless samurai, nearly desperate for work, agrees to assassinate a goblin cat that is accused of possessing a man's soul. (Japanese tv original, streaming on Amazon Prime) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 13, 2020 - 6 comments

Avenue 5: Wait a Minute, Then Who Was That on the Ladder?  Season 1, Ep 4

With Judd worried about his reputation, Iris arranges a meet-and-greet with several passengers in his luxury suite. Ryan and Billie bond with the engineers, before Ryan steps up and to earn the title Mr. Wetsuit. Matt encourages Frank to become the man he always wanted to be. "Fly safe!" "Fly drunk!" [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 12, 2020 - 3 comments

Avenue 5: I'm a Hand Model  Season 1, Ep 3

With Avenue 5 staff slacking in their customer service, Ryan offers Karen the opportunity to channel her unique talent for speaking the passengers' language. Judd outlines a new plan and tasks Iris with organizing an effort to raise the money to fund it. Rav endures a barrage of messages from the ship and handles an unruly press conference. "Oh, come on. My door's always broken." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 12, 2020 - 0 comments

The Ghost Bride: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Set in 1890's Colonial Malacca, a Malaysian Chinese woman accepts a marriage proposal from a wealthy family to be the "ghost bride" to their deceased son - an opportunity that would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but require her to spend the rest of her days haunted by a ghostly spouse. Desperate to escape the situation, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in otherworldly affairs far bigger than she could have imagined. [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero on Feb 1, 2020 - 8 comments

Avenue 5: And Then He's Gonna Shoot Off...  Season 1, Ep 2

As Avenue 5 sails on, there's optimism! And coordination! And a memorial. And advocacy. And marital counseling. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 30, 2020 - 9 comments

Movie: Evil Alien Conquerors

Inept beings from the planet Kabijj land on Earth and attempt to behead all of its beings and take over the planet. Written by Chris Matheson, who also wrote all 3 Bill & Ted Movies. [more inside]
posted by Mick on Jan 24, 2020 - 1 comment

It's Bruno!: ...Welcome, Bruno!  Season 1, Ep 0

This is the story about a man (Malcolm) and his dog (a puggle named Bruno) and their quest for pre-packaged sliced turkey in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Throughout the eight 15-minute episodes, we follow them around, meet their neighbors, friends, and nemeses, and run into some pretty surreal intrigue. Created by Solvan "Slick" Naim, who plays Malcolm. But really—created by Bruno! [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 23, 2020 - 6 comments

Avenue 5: I Was Flying  Season 1, Ep 1

Space captain Ryan Clark of the Avenue 5 tries to get along with others in the space tourism industry. (HBO US broadcast premiere) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 20, 2020 - 19 comments

Everything's Gonna Be Okay: Seven-Spotted Ladybug; Greenbottle Blue Tarantula (Episodes 1 & 2)  Season 1, Ep 1

Nicholas' single dad has very bad cancer and he's going to die, soon. So Nicholas offers himself up to be the guardian for his two teenage half-sisters. What's the worst that can happen? / Nicholas wishes he could call an adult. After the death of their father, Nicholas, Matilda, and Genevieve struggle to return to their daily - and nightly - routines. (Freeform, US broadcast) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 16, 2020 - 4 comments

Letterkenny: Season 8  Season 8, Ep 0

So you were watching the latest season of Letterkenny with yr pals the other daaaaayyy.... [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 2, 2020 - 20 comments

Movie: Night Train to Munich

It's 1939, and an unlikely seaside crooner must rescue a aged scientist and his vivacious daughter from the Nazis, before they steal his secret technology for war. It's not Top Secret, it's Night Train to Munich, a 1940 British spy thriller comedy starring Paul Henreid (Casablanca) and Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady). From The Lady Vanishes return top-billed Margaret Lockwood, the screenwriters Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, and — most importantly — cricket-brained comic duo Charters and Caldicott (Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford), thus establishing a Charters and Caldicott Cinematic Universe. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Dec 29, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: The Happytime Murders

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 26, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

Tiffany Haddish has a new Netflix special. She hilariously discusses her Eritrean father, homelessness, life as a foster, yeast infections, and lazy strippers. As she puts it, "I know my purpose, I'm here to teach. Maybe it's not the proper way to teach, but fuck it, you're going to learn today."
posted by Stanczyk on Dec 4, 2019 - 1 comment

Ninguém Tá Olhando: Nobody's Looking (aka Ninguém Tá Olhando) Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

The first new guardian "angelus" in 300 years is added to the Angelus System. But his inquisitive nature disrupts the system's rule-governed order. (Netflix, Brazil) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 23, 2019 - 6 comments

When the Camellia Blooms: Season 1 - all episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

Dong Baek is a single mother living in the small town of Ongsan. She runs the bar-restaurant Camellia, while also taking care of her son Pil Gu. Regardless of what the locals may whisper about Dong Baek, local police officer Hwang Yong Shik is deeply in love with her. While Dong Baek tries to find happiness, something truly sinister lurks in the background. A serial killer roams Ongsan and Dong Baek may be a target. (Netflix US premiere, KBS Korean original) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 21, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

Jenny Slate's debut stand up-comedy special blends with home videos from her childhood and interviews of her with her family.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 31, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Moonrise Kingdom

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 29, 2019 - 15 comments

Movie: Spring Breakers

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 28, 2019 - 8 comments

Daybreak: Josh vs the apocalypse: part 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Los Angeles is now a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but it's not all bad. In fact, for C-student Josh Wheeler, it's a big improvement.
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 28, 2019 - 35 comments

Movie: Zombieland: Double Tap

Columbus, Tallahasse, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 26, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Isn't It Romantic

A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.
posted by gryphonlover on Oct 13, 2019 - 3 comments

Inside Jokes: Full Season   Season 1, Ep 1

Amazon's "Inside Jokes" follows seven stand-up comedians from New York City and Los Angeles as they audition for, and are cast (or not cast) in the "New Faces" show at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Oct 9, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: The Day Shall Come

An impoverished preacher who brings hope to the Miami projects is offered cash to save his family from eviction. He has no idea his sponsor works for the FBI who plan to turn him into a criminal by fueling his madcap revolutionary dreams. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 7, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Women Who Kill

Commitment phobic Morgan and her ex-girlfriend Jean, locally famous true crime podcasters, suspect Morgan's new love interest is a murderer.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 15, 2019 - 5 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show: Born at Night, But Not Last Night  Season 1, Ep 6

Two friends come to regret their decision to visit a new black-owned restaurant. A mother and daughter go toe-to-toe. "Taskmaster," "Turnt," and "Insecurity" help Krystal through a surprise hot-air balloon ride. Carl and Lori's "special guest" has very specific boundaries. A judge, bailiff, court reporter, and attorneys celebrate their first ever all-black lady courtroom. Tensions rise between Ashley, Gabrielle, Quinta, and Robin as the reality of their situation sinks in. (Season Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 6, 2019 - 6 comments

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