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Elementary: Sober Companions  Season 6, Ep 7

Holmes and Watson are on the hunt for a serial killer after a murder rocks their inner circle; Holmes' neurological recovery regresses and his sobriety wavers as his commitment to catching the killer grows into an obsession.
posted by litera scripta manet on Jun 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Opioids  Season 3, Ep 27

Week of 10/23:
  • The final debate of the election, and some highlights of awful Trump statements made during it, particularly his promise to keep us "in suspense" as to whether he'd accept a loss or not. Clinton and Trump were also both present at the Al Smith dinner in New York, where Trump spoke, and bombed. Henry Kissinger's reaction to Trump's speech: "Dis is not good." At the end, in order to allow Trump to save face should he lose the election, Oliver makes a bet with Trump on-air: he will bet Trump that he wins the elction, with the stakes being Oliver's Emmy award statuette.
  • And Now: You'll Never Guess What Christ Matthews' Favorite Movie Is
  • Main story: The rise of addictive opioid prescription pain killers (Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet), resulting in over 30,000 overdose deaths a year, and actively promoted, predictably, by the pharmaceutical industry. YouTube (19m)
  • People Who Somehow Got Elected: US Representative from Wisconsin's 6th District Glenn Grothman.
Bonus! If you were as enchanted by that guy with the shocked expression in the Al Smith dinner segment as I was, here he is in animated GIF form! [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #554: Not It!

Stories of people, cities, and commonwealths touching their noses and proclaiming "not it!" Including the story of how one city used a rocking chair to take retribution against a late night TV show host, and an island that takes people it doesn't want to deal with and ships them away.
posted by latkes on Apr 15, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Twenty-something Arash lives in an Iranian near-ghost town called "Bad City" with his dad Hossein, who's addicted to heroin and endlessly pines the loss of his wife. By day Arash holds down a gardening job, whose wages just bought him a brand new vintage Thunderbird. At night he tries, often unsuccessfully, to hold Hossein's vicious dealer Saeed at bay. Little does Arash know that someone else is becoming quite interested in Saeed's welfare. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 19, 2015 - 10 comments

Movie: Wild

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
posted by mathowie on Dec 11, 2014 - 11 comments

Breaking Bad: Mandala  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 11

When Walt and Jesse’s crew of dealers begins to dwindle, Saul proposes a new business partner. Meanwhile, Skyler makes a disturbing discovery at work and confronts Ted. Jesse divulges his real profession to Jane, and their relationship takes a dangerous turn. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Oct 2, 2014 - 7 comments

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