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Catherine the Great: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Russian Empress Catherine the Great faces challenges to her throne on all sides as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin. (HBO, Sky) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 23, 2019 - 6 comments

True Detective: Now Am Found  Season 3, Ep 8

Wayne struggles to hold on to his memories, and his grip on reality, as the truth behind the Purcell case is finally revealed. [Season finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 25, 2019 - 28 comments

True Detective: The Final Country  Season 3, Ep 7

Following up on new leads, Wayne and Roland track down a man who left the police force in the midst of the Purcell investigation. Meanwhile, Amelia visits Lucy Purcell's best friend in hopes of gaining insights into the whereabouts of the mysterious one-eyed man. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 18, 2019 - 19 comments

True Detective: Hunters in the Dark  Season 3, Ep 6

Wayne and Roland revisit discrepancies in the Purcell case that were hidden or forgotten, and take another look at Tom Purcell and Lucy's cousin, Dan O' Brien; the glitter of Amelia's book release is tarnished by a voice from the past. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 11, 2019 - 14 comments

True Detective: If You Have Ghosts  Season 3, Ep 5

Wayne finds himself in a no-win situation as new clues emerge in the Purcell case. Roland wrestles with how to keep evidence secure as lawyers demand a new investigation. Amelia finds her relationship with Wayne imperiled by her writing aspirations and his jealousy. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 4, 2019 - 11 comments

True Detective: The Hour and the Day  Season 3, Ep 4

Hays and West see a possible connection between the local church and the Purcell crimes. As the detectives search for one suspect and round up another for interrogation, Woodard is targeted by a vigilante group.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 27, 2019 - 14 comments

True Detective: The Big Never  Season 3, Ep 3

Hays recalls his early romance with Amelia, as well as cracks in their relationship that surfaced after they married; ten years after the Purcell crimes, new evidence emerges, giving Hays a second chance to vindicate himself and the investigation.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 21, 2019 - 20 comments

True Detective: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye  Season 3, Ep 2

Hays looks back at the aftermath of the 1980 Purcell case, including possible evidence left behind at an outdoor hangout for local kids; as attention focuses on two conspicuous suspects, the parents of the missing children receive a cryptic note.
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 12 comments

True Detective: The Great War and Modern Memory  Season 3, Ep 1

Retired detective Wayne Hays (Mahershala Ali), has a memory problem, and memories of a memory problem, all relating to the case of the missing Purcell children in West Finger, Arkansas, thirty-five year ago. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Jan 14, 2019 - 17 comments

Vinyl: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

In the pilot episode of Vinyl we meet Richie Finestra, head executive of the American Century record label. American Century appears to be failing, with a stable of increasingly irrelevant and mismatched artists who mostly produce flops. However, as Richie is on the brink of selling the business and making his exit, an unfortunate incident and a chance encounter with New York's burgeoning punk scene gives him reason to reconsider his career move and his sobriety. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 16, 2016 - 16 comments

The Leftovers: Axis Mundi  Season 2, Ep 1

In the second season opener, the focus shifts to the town of Miracle, where zero people disappeared during Sudden Departure. But first, a deeply disturbing opening involving a mother and child, many years ago.
posted by jbickers on Oct 5, 2015 - 12 comments

Game of Thrones: Mhysa  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 10

Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. House Frey receives the Seat of Riverrun. Roose Bolton is appointed the new "Warden of the North." Maester Aemon sends out ravens to alert Westeros about the arrival of the White Walkers. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Sep 11, 2015 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 9

Honor. Vengeance. Victory. Tragedy. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 27, 2015 - 12 comments

Game of Thrones: Second Sons  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 8

Come one, come all to the Wedding from Hell in King's Landing! (Also, Melisandre gets her leech on with Gendry. Dany meets the Titan's Bastard and Sam and Gilly meet an older gentleman.) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 21, 2015 - 2 comments

Show Me a Hero: Parts 1 & 2  Season 1, Ep 1

Nick Wasicsko becomes the youngest big-city mayor in America, but at what cost? Even before he is inaugurated, the obligation to build public housing in the white neighborhoods of Yonkers looms over his new administration.
posted by jbickers on Aug 18, 2015 - 8 comments

Game of Thrones: The Bear and the Maiden Fair  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 7

Jon and the wildlings travel South of the Wall. Dany exchanges gifts with a slave lord outside of Yunkai. Talisa tells Robb she's pregnant. As Sansa frets about her prospects, Shae chafes at Tyrion's new situation. Arya and the Brotherhood part ways. Tywin counsels the king, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry. Jamie leaves Brienne behind at Harrenhal, where she faces a formidable foe. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 14, 2015 - 4 comments

Game of Thrones: The Climb  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 6

Tywin plans strategic unions for the Lannisters. Littlefinger plans to leave King's Landing. Robb plans to apologize and attempt to rebuild his alliance with the Freys. Roose makes plans for Jaime. Jon, Ygritte and the Wildlings plan to do the impossible. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 24, 2015 - 5 comments

Game of Thrones: Kissed by Fire  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 5

The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged; Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed; Tyrion learns the cost of weddings. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 17, 2015 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: And Now His Watch Is Ended  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 4

"Hey Varys, what’s in the box?" Theon's fortunes are reversed. Jamie mopes over his lost hand. The Hound gets put on trial. Cersei grows uncomfortable with the Tyrells. The Night's Watch grows impatient with Craster. Daenerys seizes control of her destiny. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 10, 2015 - 9 comments

Carnivàle: New Canaan, CA  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 12

Samson devises a grand plan; Justin forces Iris to face her fear of heights; Ben performs his most important healings. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jun 24, 2015 - 6 comments

Game of Thrones: Walk of Punishment  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 3

A farewell to arms, so to speak. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 22, 2015 - 9 comments

Carnivàle: Outside New Canaan  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 11

Lila challenges Samson's authority; Libby urges Jones to reveal a secret to the troupe; Sofie sees a face from her past. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jun 21, 2015 - 1 comment

Carnivàle: Cheyenne, WY  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 10

Libby struggles to stick to her alibi; Jones goes for a ride with Ben; Talbot-Smith intercepts a near disaster for Justin and reneges on a deal with Scudder.
posted by drezdn on Jun 17, 2015 - 1 comment

Game of Thrones: Mother's Mercy  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 10

Stannis begins to march; Dany is surrounded by strangers; Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon is challenged.
posted by zarq on Jun 14, 2015 - 625 comments

Game of Thrones: Mother's Mercy  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 10

Stannis begins to march; Dany is surrounded by strangers; Cersei seeks forgiveness; Jon is challenged.
posted by zarq on Jun 14, 2015 - 306 comments

Carnivàle: Lincoln Highway  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 9

Ruthie's visitor leaves lipstick traces; Lila tries to reach Lodz; Sofie finds salvation in her work; Iris takes Eleanor on a picnic.
posted by drezdn on Jun 14, 2015 - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: Dark Wings, Dark Words  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 2

Everybody does a lot of walking. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 12, 2015 - 4 comments

Carnivàle: Outskirts, Damascus, NE  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 8

Ben and Samson have a heated argument; Libby shocks her parents with an announcement; Smith interprets a bad sign for Justin; Sofie finds a new job.
posted by drezdn on Jun 10, 2015 - 3 comments

Carnivàle: Damascus, NE  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 7

Ben follows his visions to a seedy hotel; Sabina airs her dirty laundry with Lila; Iris displays her strength to Norman; the troupe worries about Sofie.
posted by drezdn on Jun 7, 2015 - 1 comment

Game of Thrones: Valar Dohaeris  First Watch   Season 3, Ep 1

Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks Tywin for his reward, Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out, and Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Dany sails to Astapor, on Slaver's Bay. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Carnivàle: The Road to Damascus  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 6

Samson makes a deal with an old friend; Iris and Justin prepare for a difficult sermon; Rita Sue goes on a charity mission; Lila makes a new friend.
posted by drezdn on Jun 3, 2015 - 1 comment

Game of Thrones: Hardhome  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 8

Tyrion and Dany connect. Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts Theon. Cersei struggles. Jon travels beyond The Wall to Hardhome with Tormund to meet with the Wildlings.
posted by zarq on May 31, 2015 - 238 comments

Game of Thrones: Hardhome  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 8

Tyrion and Dany connect. Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts Theon and learns a secret. Cersei struggles. Jon travels beyond The Wall to Hardhome with Tormund.
posted by zarq on May 31, 2015 - 336 comments

Carnivàle: Creed, OK  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 5

Dolan pushes Justin to make a difficult decision; Ruthie shares her visions with Sofie; Stroud continues his pursuit of Ben; Justin receives a mysterious gift.
posted by drezdn on May 31, 2015 - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: Valar Morghulis  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 10

Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself to Qhorin. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Carnivàle: Old Cherry Blossom Road  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 4

Ben's relative reveals dark secrets; Balthus bears witness to Justin's abuse of power; Lila finds clues in Lodz's trailer; Jonesy gives Sofie a new assignment.
posted by drezdn on May 27, 2015 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: The Gift  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime tries to reconnect with family.
posted by zarq on May 24, 2015 - 163 comments

Game of Thrones: The Gift  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 7

Jon prepares for conflict. Sansa tries to talk to Theon. Brienne waits for a sign. Stannis remains stubborn. Jaime tries to reconnect with family.
posted by zarq on May 24, 2015 - 192 comments

Carnivàle: Ingram, TX  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 3

Ben searches for the next link; Sofie refuses to read Ben's tarot cards; Dolan grills another arson witness; Ruthie is visited by a mysterious shadow.
posted by drezdn on May 24, 2015 - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: Blackwater  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 9

In one corner we have Joffrey, Tyrion, Cersei, Bronn and the city army – about 7,000 men defending King’s Landing. In the other, there’s the contender for the Iron Throne – Stannis, backed by Davos, Melisandre and about 200 ships and 20,000 men. This is The Battle of Blackwater. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 22, 2015 - 12 comments

Carnivàle: Alamogordo, NM  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 2

Ben seeks out Scudder's former associate; Justin and Iris welcome a new servant into their home; Samson threatens to replace Stumpy; Sofie seeks comfort in manual labor.
posted by drezdn on May 20, 2015 - 1 comment

Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken  Show Only   Season 5, Ep 6

Arya trains. Jorah and Tyrion run into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make plans. Jaime and Bronn reach their destination. The Sand Snakes attack.
posted by zarq on May 17, 2015 - 112 comments

Game of Thrones: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 6

Arya begins training; Jorah and Tyrion encounter slavers; Trystane and Myrcella make plans; Jaime and Bronn reach their destination; the Sand Snakes attack.
posted by zarq on May 17, 2015 - 271 comments

Carnivàle: Los Moscos  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 1

Brother Justin spreads his radio message; Management urges Ben to find his father; Rev. Balthus is stricken ill; Lila worries about Lodz's whereabouts.
posted by drezdn on May 17, 2015 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: The Prince of Winterfell  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 8

The impending clashes take shape: Stannis vs. King's Landing. Dany vs. The House of the Undying. The Lannisters vs. Robb Stark. Northerners vs. Iron Islanders at Winterfell. Wildlings vs. The Night's Watch. Arya vs. Jaqen. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 15, 2015 - 9 comments

Carnivàle: The Day That Was The Day  Season 1, Ep 12

Ben turns to Lodz for advice; Stumpy and Rita Sue strike a deal to save their marriage; Sofie settles a score with Libby and Jones; Balthus and Brother Justin contemplate the former's greatest evil.
posted by drezdn on May 13, 2015 - 2 comments

Game of Thrones: Kill the Boy  Books Included   Season 5, Ep 5

Daenerys tries to hold on to Meereen, Jon tries to hold on to the Wall, the Boltons try to hold on to the North and Jorah and Tyrion just try to hold on. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 11, 2015 - 139 comments

Carnivàle: Day of the Dead  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 11

Lodz hatches a devious plan to reach Ben; Rita Sue upstages Catalina; Sofie does not like what she learns from reading Stumpy's cards; Iris proves she will do anything to advance her brother's career.
posted by drezdn on May 10, 2015 - 3 comments

Game of Thrones: A Man Without Honor  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 7

Missing dragons. Horny Wildings. Escaped hostages. Reckless assassinations. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 8, 2015 - 4 comments

Carnivàle: Hot and Bothered  Season 1, Ep 10

Brother Justin returns to Mintern; Libby catches on to her mother's deception; Stumpy enlists a new dancer; Lodz and Lila wait for Ben to succumb to sleep.
posted by drezdn on May 6, 2015 - 1 comment

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