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Catastrophe: Episode 2  Season 4, Ep 2

Rob's sister visits and makes some introductions to Rob and Sharon; Sharon has some trouble at work; Sharon, Fran, Chris (and Chris' new girlfriend) get together to attend a suprising Shakespeare performance by Jeffrey. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Jan 18, 2019 - 2 comments

Catastrophe: Episode 1  Season 4, Ep 1

As Rob is sentenced to community service, finding a new acquaintance in the process, Sharon finds her own tools for dealing with the resulting upheaval. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Jan 18, 2019 - 2 comments

The Orville: Home  Season 2, Ep 3

Ed, Gordon and Alara visit Alara's home planet of Xelayah. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2019 - 24 comments

Podcast: Heavyweight: #16 Rob

"Rob remembers breaking his arm as a kid. But the rest of his family says it never happened. Did he break his arm? The answer will determine Rob's sanity." No spoilers, but this is definitely recommended for anyone with a good memory, a bad memory, a family, or a memory of the role you play(ed) in your family/families.
posted by maudlin on Oct 4, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 20, 2018 - 16 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens  Season 2, Ep 17

As the town (and school) politics heat up, Hiram's mobster associates come to stir up some trouble; things take a dangerous turn when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence; there's a good old-fashioned conversion asylum break-out! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2018 - 0 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors  Season 2, Ep 16

Jughead takes drastic measures to voice his opposition to Hiram's plans for Riverdale; Andy Cohen, Hermoine's friend, visits to lend a hand; Veronica decides to run for student council president; Cheryl worries that she is being targeted; and Mary Andrews (Molly Ringwald) is back, to help her ex, Fred, with legal troubles. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 24, 2018 - 1 comment

Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood  Season 2, Ep 15

Fred considers running for Mayor, and Archie picks sides; Betty becomes increasingly suspicious of Chic; Jughead makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram, while there are more Blossom bombshells dropped. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 17, 2018 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Nothing Lasts Forever  Season 11, Ep 9

While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals. [CW: gory surgery and dissection scenes] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 15, 2018 - 15 comments

High Maintenance: Scromple  Season 2, Ep 5

The Guy tries to de-stress when he ends up in an uncomfortable situation. A freelance brand strategist struggling with her latest assignment embarks on a desperate search for a weed fix. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Feb 17, 2018 - 5 comments

Shrink: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Like most med school grads, David Tracey expected to roll straight into a residency, earn his license to practice medicine and begin paying off his massive student loans. But when his hospital position falls through, David devises a scheme to start offering free psychotherapy - out of his parents' garage. Now, all he needs to do is clock the 1,920 clinical hours required and he'll get his life back on track. But when a ragtag stream of oddball clients begins coming to him for help, he starts to realize something about himself. He may have just found a new career that makes him feel right at home. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Feb 13, 2018 - 5 comments

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: You Be the Newsman, I'll Be Liz Taylor  Season 1, Ep 2

George Clooney opens up about his humanitarian work, courting wife Amal and his failed baseball dreams. Plus, Dave visits George's folks in Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Feb 10, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Gifted

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
posted by ellieBOA on Dec 25, 2017 - 1 comment

Mr. Robot: Eps3.3metadata.par2  Season 3, Ep 4

"Metadata. The story behind the data. Getting information is one thing, but how it was created, where and by whom can often be illuminating." Official summary: Dom has a close call; Elliot chases himself with Darlene on the lookout. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2, 2017 - 11 comments

Movie: Like Father, Like Son

Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. He learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth. He must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. Winner of 2013 Cannes Jury Prize. [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Sep 29, 2017 - 0 comments

One Mississippi: Two Mississippi  Season 2, Ep 0

Season two of Tig Notaro's Amazon series takes us deeper into the lives of Tig's step-father, Bill, and her brother, Remy. Meanwhile, Tig continues to speak honestly on her radio show as Tig and Kate's relationship perpetually redefines itself. Politics come into play, and a Mississippi changed by the election of Trump hangs grotesquely in the background. Also, trigger warning. Very upsetting but necessary discussions of molestation, abuse, and harassment, including scenes of deplorable men being deplorable, also occur this season. And in spite of all that, the show continues to be a funny, even joyous celebration of love and compassion. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Sep 9, 2017 - 8 comments

Underground: Auld Acquaintance  Season 2, Ep 8

Noah struggles to devise a new plan; Ernestine forms an unlikely bond. Christmas is saved, and another is ruined.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 27, 2017 - 1 comment

Underground: 28  Season 2, Ep 7

Rosalee's going to get her family back if it’s the last thing she does; meanwhile, Ernestine tries to teach Clara that "just because bad things are done to you doesn't mean you have to be a bad person," and Cato is reunited with an old friend.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 25, 2017 - 1 comment

Movie: The Fate of the Furious

Episode F8, in which a haka is performed with great fierceness (Go Red Dragons!), Helen Mirren chews scenery, and we learn a Most Important Lesson: The only thing more important than family is...MOAR FAMILY! [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Apr 23, 2017 - 20 comments

The Originals: Haunter of Ruins  First Watch   Season 4, Ep 3

Everyone tries to decide what they most want out of life, and some people's past decisions come back to haunt them. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 5, 2017 - 1 comment

The Originals: No Quarter  Season 4, Ep 2

As usual those who should know better claim that 'Family trumps all'.... except when it blatantly doesn't. [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Mar 27, 2017 - 0 comments

Elementary: Fidelity   Season 5, Ep 16

Joan and Kitty try to prove that a string of murders, stemming from an old case Sherlock and Kitty solved in London, is connected to an international government conspiracy with the Defense Intelligence Agency at its center. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Mar 14, 2017 - 2 comments

Movie: Dangal

Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 24, 2017 - 2 comments

Steven Universe: Gem Harvest  Season 4, Ep 8

Greg's cousin Andy makes an unexpected appearance at the barn.
posted by Small Dollar on Nov 17, 2016 - 20 comments

Podcast: Love Me: Episode 5: Family Portrait

Three sisters wrestle with the tensions of birth order as they reminisce about the worst family car ride of all time. A family tries to take one simple group photo but all hell breaks loose. And a son shields his father from a painful family secret.
posted by ellieBOA on Jul 6, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: The Strange Little Cat (2013)

A day in the life of a family in their cramped Berlin apartment. Described by writer/director Ramon Zürcher as a "horror movie without any horror." 70 minutes. [more inside]
posted by nom de poop on Jul 1, 2016 - 0 comments

Please Like Me: Pancakes with Faces  Season 3, Ep 6

As Tom & Ella make a nervous trip to the dentist, Josh & Claire have to deal with a decision that makes them realise they're growing up fast. Mum plots revenge when she learns Stuart is still seeing his wife. [more inside]
posted by misfish on Nov 23, 2015 - 1 comment

Farscape: Family Ties (Part 1)  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 22

When Rygel decides to sell out the crew of Moya to the Peacekeepers, the crew must come up with a way to escape capture. Their luck changes when Rygel returns along with Crais. They formulate a risky plan to destroy the Gammak Base.
posted by along came the crocodile on Sep 16, 2015 - 7 comments

Steven Universe: Nightmare Hospital  Season 2, Ep 19

When Dr. Maheswaran confiscates Rose's sword, Connie and Steven go to her hospital to get it back.
posted by Small Dollar on Sep 10, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Song of the Sea

Ben, a young Irish boy, and his mute little sister Saoirse, who can turn into a seal, go on an adventure to free the faeries and save the spirit world in this visually stunning animated feature. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Sep 7, 2015 - 6 comments

The Carmichael Show: Protest  Season 1, Ep 2

Jerrod is excited about celebrating his birthday and upset when his girlfriend, Maxine, wants to go a Black Lives Matter protest instead; the rest of the family pick sides. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 2, 2015 - 2 comments

The Carmichael Show: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

When Maxine moves in with her boyfriend, Jerrod, she wants to tell his parents right away and Jerrod prefers never telling them.
posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 2, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Allusionist: 15. Step Away

‘Step-‘, as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word ‘wicked’ that we need new terminology? Lore’s Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around ‘step-‘. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jul 31, 2015 - 1 comment

Podcast: How to Be a Girl: Episode I: Mama, I'm a Girl

When he was three years old, my son informed me that she was actually my daughter.  I'm now the mother of a happy, confident little transgender girl, but it took a while to get here.
posted by ellieBOA on Jun 24, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Criminal: Episode 21: Bloodlines

Julius Robinson had killed for revenge before, and so when his sister was brutally murdered in her sleep last year, he says he planned to "get" the killer. He felt like his family expected him to get revenge, because that's what he'd always done, both in and out of prison. But when he learned that the killer was actually his 17-year-old nephew, he struggled against his family's expectations and his own.<
posted by Gin and Broadband on Jun 8, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #552: Need To Know Basis

Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself. Or conversely, to not know why people are lying to your face all the time. This week we'll tell you the whole truth about not telling the whole truth. Including the story of a guy who learned to lie for the first time in his life at age 29.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 31, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: The Godfather

Francis Ford Coppola directs Mario Puzo's story of a fictional New York crime family. This is the first of a trilogy. [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on Mar 5, 2015 - 15 comments

Looking: Looking for the Truth  Season 2, Ep 5

In what seems to be becoming a fifth-episode tradition, Patrick and Richie spend a lot of time talking through their feelings (this time while driving an ice cream truck around San Leandro, because something something hipsters) and find that they both want to be friends. It is delightful and devastating. [more inside]
posted by psoas on Feb 16, 2015 - 2 comments

Fresh Off the Boat: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Eddie Huang's family moves from D.C. to Orlando when his father assumes control of a failing steakhouse, certain that he can turn around its fortunes. Jessica is confused by the rituals and habits of her new neighbors. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine.
posted by zarq on Feb 11, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: Answer Me This!: AMT305: Stolen Olives, Men with Tiny Feet, and Chicken and Egg

"The first AMT of 2015 is an absolute peach, so trot over to answermethispodcast.com/episode305 to read all about it." [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Transparent: Why Do We Cover the Mirrors?  Season 1, Ep 10

A funeral brings all the Pfeffermans together and reunites them with their past - Shelley and Maura with old friends, Sarah with her ex, and Josh with his teenage babysitter - who brings a 17-year-old boy. Just when they thought there were no more secrets, the family busts out a few more.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 13 comments

Transparent: Looking Up  Season 1, Ep 9

Maura finds solace with ex-wife Shelly, and the two hatch a plot to help Ed realize his wishes. Sarah spends time with her ex-husband and begins to question their breakup, while Raquel finally breaks through to Josh. And when the entire family is summoned to Shelly's, they are in for a few surprises.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 0 comments

Transparent: Best New Girl  Season 1, Ep 8

In a flashback, Mort escapes with friend Mark (Bradley Whitford) to a cross-dressing retreat in the woods, and becomes captivated with a very accepting woman named Connie (Michaela Watkins). Left alone after canceling her Bat Mitzvah, 13-year-old Ali finds trouble with an older man at the beach.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 4 comments

Transparent: The Symbolic Exemplar  Season 1, Ep 7

Josh goes on a date with Rabbi Raquel while Ali explores her feminine side with a TA from Gender Studies class. The kids turn out for Maura's performance in a talent show, but her delight quickly turns to dejection.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 5 comments

Transparent: The Wilderness  Season 1, Ep 6

As they struggle to come to terms with Maura, Josh looks for answers from a rabbi named Raquel (Kathryn Hahn), and Ali looks for answers in a Gender Studies class with Syd. Sarah is left to answer questions from her own kids, who meet Maura for the first time.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 2 comments

Transparent: Wedge  Season 1, Ep 5

When Shelly's husband Ed goes missing, Sarah, Josh and Ali set out to find him, and instead find themselves lost in their past. Ali can no longer keep Maura's secret from Josh, which sends him into a tailspin. When Maura runs into a Pfefferman family friend she takes a stand for her new identity.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Transparent: Moppa  Season 1, Ep 4

Maura finally comes out to Ali, and they join Sarah on a field trip to the mall - where they all get rude lessons in womanhood. Josh is forced to confront his past thanks to questions from Syd (Carrie Brownstein) about his longtime relationship with Rita.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Transparent: Rollin'  Season 1, Ep 3

Maura moves out of the family house and into a lively new apartment complex, just as Sarah needs a new home after dismantling her perfect life. Josh has to reconsider his sudden vision of starting a family, while Ali finds some new boundaries to cross.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 4 comments

Transparent: The Letting Go  Season 1, Ep 2

Maura embraces her new journey, but nothing about life as a woman is easy -- making friends, finding a new community, and above all, coming out to her children. Sarah introduces her husband (Rob Huebel) to her ex-girlfriend Tammy (Melora Hardin). Josh pays a visit to his ex-babysitter Rita, as Ali gets closer to her trainer.
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 5, 2015 - 1 comment

Movie: The Skeleton Twins

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged fraternal twins (played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig) reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.
posted by hush on Dec 25, 2014 - 8 comments

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