Work in Progress: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created and stars in this uniquely human comedy series. Includes roles by Julia Sweeny, Al Yankovic, and Lilly Wachowski writes and executive produces the first season. [more inside]
Lodge 49: Circles Season 2, Ep 6
Liz attends Champ's housewarming party, and discovers that there's more happening at Orbis, while Dud finds Blaise, as Blaise found Jackie's story. "We're stuck in a circle, but the magic is just there, just beyond. Merrill knew."
Lodge 49: Estrella y Mar Season 2, Ep 5
Marriages are tested, tried, discussed, considered, and re-considered. Alchemical truths (the magnum opus, making gold, finding the elixir of life and becoming immortal, "an endless catalogue of bullshit") are enjoyed. A psychic is consulted, about life and ponies. And there's a brief, violent interlude with a nail gun, which might just be the nexus for positive changes.
"L'amour relève-t-il d'un processus chimique ou d'un miracle spirituel ? Existe-t-il un moyen infaillible pour déclencher la passion, comme l'élixir qui jadis unit Tristan et Iseult ? Est-on, au contraire, totalement libre d'aimer ?" Anciens amants, Adam et Louise vivent désormais à des milliers de kilomètres l'un de l'autre, lui à Paris, elle à Montréal. Par lettres, tout en évoquant les blessures du passé et en s'avouant leurs nouvelles aventures, ils se lancent un défi : provoquer l'amour.... [more inside]
Lodge 49: Conjunctio Season 2, Ep 4
"Well, guys, this is my speech. Long ago, at Shamroxx, we served french fries. But here we serve Pommes Frites. They literally come out of the same bag, and we charge twice as much. It's magic. So, let that inspire you." Also, there's a robbery, an attack with a frying pan, the closing of a door, and a marriage.
Perpetual Grace, LTD: When Doves Cry Season 1, Ep 6
The episode where Ben Kingsley sings "When Doves Cry," and Ma (Jacki Weaver) tells Scotty Sholes (Hana Mae Lee) some (mis)information about mourning doves. Also, there's a switch-back Mexico double-cross, but it's not time for the yogurt phase yet.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Inescapable Season 6, Ep 6
Altarah traps Fitz and Simmons in a mind-prison to coerce them into inventing time-travel. They encounter many obstacles, including the return of Leopold and a homicidal ballerina representing Gemma's buried rage. Enoch figures out how to be a better BFF. [more inside]
The Good Place: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will Season 3, Ep 7
Eleanor recalls some forgotten events from her past. [more inside]
Castlevania: "Old Homes" Season 2, Ep 2
More back story is revealed and several characters are scheming inside Dracula's War Court of Dignitaries ... [more inside]
Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
From Rotten Tomatoes: Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Sense8: Amor Vincit Omnia First Watch Season 3, Ep 1
A 151-minute wrap up of Season 2. [It's listed as the sole episode of Season 3 on IMDB] [more inside]
In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground. Paul has a deep affection for Dargelos, and later denies that there... [more inside]
Love: Season 3 of Love Season 3, Ep 0
Mickey and Gus continue to explore the limits of their relationship in the final season of "Love."
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." [more inside]
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]
Longing to escape the Massachusetts hometown that has always blamed their family for whatever goes wrong, Gillian and Sally respectively marry and run away but are drawn back by a seemingly magical force. Reprint. NYT. [more inside]
Some jokes about Trump. A little crowd work. And then jokes related to his heartbreaking loss. [more inside]
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]
Ever since his bit about the drug cocktail called "cheese" was featured on This American Life in 2010, I've been intrigued by Kumail Nanjiani. I've seen him pop up with wonderful small parts in Portlandia and Garfunkel and Oates, but now he's made an autobiographical movie (written together with his wife Emily V. Gordon) about struggling against cultural differences and parental expectations while discovering love and pursuing the dream of comedy. It is both deeply touching and hilarious as the cheese bit ever was.
Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge. [more inside]
Love: On Lockdown Season 2, Ep 1
Season 2 opens seconds after season 1 ends, with Gus and Mickey at the gas station where they first met.
The Good Place: Chidi's Choice Season 1, Ep 10
Chidi's indecision causes problems when both Tahani and Fake Eleanor confess their feelings towards him. Jason has fewer hangups.
Steven Universe: The New Lars Season 3, Ep 10
Steven inadvertently takes control of Lars' body!
Steven Universe: Mr. Greg Season 3, Ep 8
A trip to Empire City inspires Steven, Greg, and Pearl to break into song.
Steven Universe: Gem Drill Season 3, Ep 2
Steven and Peridot journey to the center of the Earth.
Girls: Love Stories Season 5, Ep 9
Hannah meets an old rival and does some soul-searching, Shoshanna goes undercover to help Ray's struggling coffeeshop, Elijah makes a heart-felt confession, and Marnie rediscovers an old passion through a bizarre dream.
Love: The End of the Beginning Season 1, Ep 10
Troubles keep mounting for Gus as he gets to experience life in the writers' room. Meanwhile, a new crisis pushes Mickey to a breaking point.
Love: The Table Read Season 1, Ep 9
Mickey becomes a stalker and sneaks onto the set of Witchita. Gus gets his spec script bought. An argument breaks out between the two. [more inside]
Love: Closing Title Song Season 1, Ep 8
At a theme song party for movies that don't have theme songs Mickey feels alone, Gus rhymes things with "Carlito's Way," and Heidi tries to get closer to Gus. [more inside]
Love: Magic Season 1, Ep 7
Gus and Mickey go out on a date. For some reason, Gus makes one of the boldest of first date choices: a magic show. [more inside]
Love: Andy Season 1, Ep 6
Mickey spends a night with Andy Dick playing himself. Gus has to work late causing him to miss a midnight date with Mickey. [more inside]
Love: The Date Season 1, Ep 5
Gus and Bertie go on a terrible date which they pivot into a purposefully terrible non-date. Mickey looks for something to do. [more inside]
Love: Party in the Hills Season 1, Ep 4
Mickey invites Gus to a housewarming party. [more inside]
Love: Tested Season 1, Ep 3
Gus struggles with his student, Arya (Iris Apatow) and is faced with losing his job if she fails her test. Meanwhile, Mickey also has trouble with work and with her creepy boss Dr. Greg (Brett Gelman).
Love: One Long Day Season 1, Ep 2
Mickey and Gus spend a lazy day together, going on a series of ordinary adventures and also smoking some weed. [more inside]
Love: It Begins Season 1, Ep 1
L.A. thirty-somethings Mickey and Gus go through the process of continuing their lives after breakups. [more inside]
Fresh Off the Boat: Love and Loopholes Season 2, Ep 12
Valentine's Day is almost here, and Eddie is going to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert, but he doesn't have the tickets ... yet. He has a plan, and Trent's got his back. At home, Jessica and Louis get a night to themselves, thanks to Honey and Marvin taking Emery and Evan for the night. But when Emery comes back home for a moment, what he sees challenges his views of romance.
Steven Universe: The Answer Season 2, Ep 25
For Steven's birthday, Garnet tells the story of how Ruby and Sapphire met, and how she came to join the Crystal Gems.
Adventure Time: Cherry Cream Soda Season 7, Ep 3
Cherry Cream Soda struggles to put her life back together after Root Beer Guy's death.
When Jesse first started getting letters from Pamala, he couldn't believe his luck. He'd been waiting all his life to fall in love—and then he started getting these letters from the perfect woman. Vulnerable. In need of protection. Classic beauty. He was totally devoted. They corresponded for years. And when something happens that really should change how he feels about her— he just can't give it up.
Steven Universe: Sworn to the Sword Season 2, Ep 9
Pearl goes a little overboard training Connie to fight with a sword.
Steven Universe: Love Letters Season 2, Ep 7
Jamie the mail carrier gets a crush on Garnet.
Marnie the Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. Two years ago, she was near death at an animal shelter in Conneticut, now she has 1.2 million followers and hangs out with human celebrities.This week, we investigate the formula for internet dog fame, and look at how having a famous dog will completely upend your life. [more inside]
Bob's Burgers: Can't Buy Me Math Season 5, Ep 11
Tina teams up with Darryl to win the Cupid's Couple contest at the school dance. Meanwhile, Linda plans a full week of ambitious Valentine's Day activities for her and Bob. [more inside]
Steven Universe: Island Adventure Season 1, Ep 30
Steven tries to help out Sadie and Lars' relationship by taking them to a tropical island, but they end up stranded.
Arrested Development: Let 'Em Eat Cake Rewatch Season 1, Ep 22
In the season finale there's a lot of lies and a lot of love (more lies). The family tries to stay away from carbs, as well as the prosecution's lie-detector. Meanwhile Kitty tries to take over the company, Lindsay gets into beads, GOB gets into bees.
Arrested Development: Whistler's Mother Rewatch Season 1, Ep 20
Some of the Bluth company's money is unfrozen and everyone wants a piece, leaving Michael to decide where to spend it while dealing with a difficult board member. George Michael and Maeby investigate a mysterious figure, Lindsay protests the war, GOB and Tobias ponder business opportunities. [more inside]
Arrested Development: Altar Egos Rewatch Season 1, Ep 17
We meet Maggie Lizer and her dog Justice. GOB goes a dare too far. Maeby and George Michael help a poor girl with BS, Surely. George Sr. finds out he can beat this case. He knows this for a fact! [more inside]