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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus III  Season 7, Ep 6

This week... main story: The Coronavirus pandemic, how some on the right seem willing to reopen the country to help the economy despite it meaning the deaths of hundreds of thousands more, and the many ways Trump has flubbed the nation's response, including getting visibly angry at reporters doing their jobs questioning him about his statement that he wants to reopen the country by Easter RGRGHA%$%&$@ sorry I can't even. It's on YouTube. And Now: Yes, We Are Still Doing These. And Now: Hey, Look! We're Social Distancing. And finally, South-Central Pennsylvania's Gallery Thirty-Three video art auction from 1992, and the work of a certain Brian Swords of York, aka Biohazard. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 30, 2020 - 10 comments

High Maintenance: Adelante  Season 4, Ep 6

Two characters from the show's past are reunited. A woman living a life of quiet desperation treats herself. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Mar 30, 2020 - 1 comment

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 - 2 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

McMillions: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A six-part documentary series from Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg, McMillion$ chronicles the stranger-than-fiction true story of how $24 million-dollars was stolen from the McDonald’s Monopoly game of the 1990s, the mystery mastermind behind the scam and the intrepid FBI agents on his trail. [more inside]
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage on Mar 16, 2020 - 12 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: More Coronavirus  Season 7, Ep 5

This week: coming to you from the EMPTY WHITE VOID, Last Week Tonight, like many shows, is doing without a live audience for the length of the epidemic, not just to help slow transmission of Coronavirus but because their usual studios, CBS Broadcasting Center in New York, had confirmed cases. The whole show is about the pandemic, the media and Trump administration's handling of it, and what you personally can do to slow the spread of the disease, which includes not spreading stupid misinformation of the type being broadcast on Fox News. The show was unclear when the next episode would air. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 16, 2020 - 12 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Sheriffs  Season 7, Ep 4

This week's main story is on US sheriffs, how they often have huge amounts of power on a local level, and how many of them are ridiculous. Rob Corddry appears playing "Sheriff Scott Wilkerson," who in his words, "has never met a frog he didn't kill." [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 9, 2020 - 5 comments

The Outsider: Must/Can't  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 10

In the Season One finale, the group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Cuco. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 8, 2020 - 15 comments

High Maintenance: Screen  Season 4, Ep 5

An enterprising teenager hangs out with his cousin; The Guy hangs out with an old friend and others.
posted by KTamas on Mar 7, 2020 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Coronavirus  Season 7, Ep 3

The Coronovirus, the speed of its spread, nationwide panic caused by it and the mishandling of it around the world, including by Trump. And Now: Chris Matthews Just Cannot Seem To Nail His Sign-Off. And what could be the unpfortunate pfinal days of the Phillie Phanatic. #respecttheconicalhonker [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 2, 2020 - 3 comments

The Outsider: Foxhead  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 8

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother, Seale, in Tennessee, while Holly, Ralph, Yunis, and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 23, 2020 - 4 comments

High Maintenance: Voir Dire  Season 4, Ep 3

When The Guy and his eclectic jury duty group head to a karaoke bar to mark the end of their civic service, Keesha and Roman, the youngest members of the crew, run into trouble. While exploring a side hustle with her friend Violet, Freddie encounters someone from her past. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Feb 23, 2020 - 8 comments

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

The Outsider: In the Pines, In the Pines  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

Holly makes a calculated attempt to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are tracked by Ralph and Alec. After she's confronted by town gossip on her first day back at work, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 17, 2020 - 4 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 Outsider: The One About the Yiddish Vampire  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 9, 2020 - 14 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case; Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamika's baby shower. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 3, 2020 - 7 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

In Cherokee City, the hooded figure appears to Ralph's wife Jeannie, relaying a warning to Ralph that they will both be killed if he continues his investigation. Ralph brushes this off as a nightmare of Jeannie's, but is unsettled when she draws the man she saw and sees a strong resemblance to the drawing of the man who took the van ... [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

Beforeigners: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

The series takes place in Oslo, where suddenly there are several flashes of light in the sea in Bjørvika. The flashes of light turn out to be a worldwide phenomenon where people from the past suddenly emerge in the present - people from the Stone Age, the Viking Age and the 19th century. Fast forward to five years later, and the so-called "beforeigners" are struggling to integrate into modern Norwegian society. (HBO Nordic) [more inside]
posted by dmit on Feb 1, 2020 - 15 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

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 26, 2020 - 19 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 5 comments

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 20, 2020 - 19 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

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 12, 2020 - 21 comments

His Dark Materials: Betrayal  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 8

As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra assists Asriel's efforts, but at great personal cost. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2019 - 7 comments

His Dark Materials: The Fight to the Death  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 7

Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Meanwhile, Mrs Coulter plots her next move.
posted by adrianhon on Dec 15, 2019 - 16 comments

Silicon Valley: Exit Event  Season 6, Ep 7

Series finale. Ahead of a career-defining moment, Richard makes a startling discovery that sends the entire Pied Piper team racing to pull off a spectacular feat on the day of a big launch. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Dec 11, 2019 - 21 comments

His Dark Materials: The Daemon-Cages  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobbler’s activities in the North. She must use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate.
posted by KTamas on Dec 9, 2019 - 1 comment

Watchmen: A God Walks Into Abar  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 8

Angela's mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 8, 2019 - 178 comments

His Dark Materials: The Daemon-Cages  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 6

Lyra discovers the horrific truth behind the Gobbler’s activities in the North. She must use all her wits to help free those around her and avoid suffering a terrible fate.
posted by supercres on Dec 8, 2019 - 12 comments

Silicon Valley: RussFest  Season 6, Ep 6

Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared face their greatest challenge yet as a massive event tests PiperNet’s capabilities, while Laurie’s unexpected presence makes them wary of sabotage. Meanwhile, Monica discovers Jian-Yang is using Pied Piper’s name for his own benefit. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Dec 4, 2019 - 7 comments

Watchmen: An Almost Religious Awe  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 7

Under Lady Trieu's care, Angela undergoes an unconventional treatment while Agent Blake chases down a lead; the Smartest Man in the World delivers a stunning defense of his past actions.
posted by dogheart on Dec 1, 2019 - 153 comments

His Dark Materials: The Lost Boy  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.
posted by KTamas on Dec 1, 2019 - 2 comments

His Dark Materials: The Lost Boy  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

The alethiometer sends Lyra and Iorek on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue in her search to find her friend Roger and the other missing children.
posted by adrianhon on Dec 1, 2019 - 14 comments

Silicon Valley: Tethics  Season 6, Ep 5

Richard fumes at Gavin’s new ethical stance while Dinesh’s trip to Hawaii turns into a nightmare. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 26, 2019 - 4 comments

His Dark Materials: Armour  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North and seek the help of the Witches' Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armoured bear in service to the town.
posted by KTamas on Nov 24, 2019 - 10 comments

His Dark Materials: Armour  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

Lyra and the Gyptians arrive in the North and seek the help of the Witches' Consul, Texan aeronaut Lee Scoresby and an armoured bear in service to the town.
posted by adrianhon on Nov 24, 2019 - 16 comments

Watchmen: Little Fear of Lightning  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

The origin story of Looking Glass is at last revealed, as is the truth behind the greatest hoax in American history. Far away, the Smartest Man in the World plots a daring escape. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 18, 2019 - 113 comments

His Dark Materials: The Spies  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.
posted by KTamas on Nov 18, 2019 - 5 comments

His Dark Materials: The Spies  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

From the clutches of the Gobblers, Lyra finds help from an unlikely source, which helps her piece together more about her past and keep safe from the Magisterium.
posted by adrianhon on Nov 17, 2019 - 14 comments

His Dark Materials: The Idea of North  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers.
posted by KTamas on Nov 11, 2019 - 9 comments

His Dark Materials: The Idea of North  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 2

Lyra starts her new life in London, determined to find Roger with Mrs Coulter’s help. The Gyptians continue their search for the missing children and the elusive Gobblers. [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 10, 2019 - 21 comments

Watchmen - the book?

With the new Watchmen HBO series airing, would this be a good time for a post about the original book? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Nov 7, 2019 - 3 comments

Silicon Valley: Artificial Lack of Intelligence  Season 6, Ep 1

Season Six Premiere. Richard discovers his promise to keep Pied Piper free from collecting user data is under threat. Jared finds himself missing his role as Richard's go-to guy and revisits the hacker hostel. Gilfoyle devises a creative way to deal with Dinesh's complaining.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage on Nov 6, 2019 - 3 comments

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