The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. [more inside]
Magpie Murders: Magpie Murders (all episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Alan Conway is the best-selling (if difficult) author of the Atticus Pünd mystery novels. But when the manuscript for his latest book is delivered to his publishers missing the last chapter, and then Conway mysteriously turns up dead, his editor Susan Ryeland must solve both mysteries. [more inside]
Rick and Morty: Full Meta Jackrick Season 6, Ep 7
A brain wrinkler. [more inside]
Unhappily married Depression-era waitress Cecilia (Mia Farrow) earns the money while her inattentive husband, Monk (Danny Aiello), blows their meager income on getting drunk and gambling. To assuage her loneliness, Cecilia escapes to the picture show and becomes transfixed with the movie "The Purple Rose of Cairo," and especially with its lead character, archeologist Tom Baxter (Jeff Daniels). When Tom literally steps off of the screen and into her life, both realities are thrown into chaos. [more inside]
Columbo: Fade in to Murder Season 6, Ep 1
Columbo investigates the death of a TV producer and immediately gets the attention of actor and murderer Ward Fowler (William Shatner), who plays a detective on TV. Fowler immediately sees through Columbo's aw-shucks act ("Why don't we stop pretending that I'm brilliant and you're simple for one moment?") and is among the least visibly rattled of Columbo's opponents. Episode is currently free to stream in the US via Amazon's Freevee (formerly IMDbTV), as is Columbo in general.
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Mrs. McRoberts Is Dead Season 2, Ep 1
Everyone thinks they’re the main character.
This week we're answering some questions about The Adventure Zone: Ethersea, as well as talking a bit about our next two (!) projects. To learn more about Urban Shadows: https://magpiegames.com/pages/products To learn more about Blades in the Dark: https://evilhat.com/product/blades-in-the-dark/
"Decades since their successful television series was canceled, Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life." [more inside]
A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie. [more inside]
A place for meta-discussion about videogames and the club. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Homelessness Season 8, Ep 28
This week.... Facebook announces their company is now called "Meta." (MeFi). Congress is hammering out Biden's final spending plan. And Now: Once Again, Our Annual Look At What Happens When Local News And Halloween Collide. Main story: Homelessness (25 minutes), and how our institutions make a bad situation for a lot of people worse.
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Fixed Season 1, Ep 8
Characters deal with the repercussions of their actions. [more inside]
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Broken Season 1, Ep 7
Allison and Patty prepare for the big night; Kevin, Neil and Pete start a band, but Neil gets paranoid that Kevin has other plans; Tammy and Patty get closer.
Kevin Can F**k Himself: The Grand Victorian Season 1, Ep 6
Allison and Patty make a deal with Nick; Kevin celebrates his birthday with two dinners; to Patty's surprise, she goes on a date with Tammy at the Vic House; Allison confronts Nick about going through with the plan her way. [more inside]
Kevin Can F**k Himself: New Patty Season 1, Ep 5
Allison pushes the limits to see what she is capable of; Kevin, Neil, and Pete attempt to replace Patty after kicking her out of the group; an ominous Nick shows up at Patty's salon; a new job opportunity opens up for Allison at Bev's Diner.
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Live Free or Die Season 1, Ep 4
A detective questions Patty about the pharmacy bust. Allison and Patty go on a road trip, while Kevin comes up with a new money making scheme in the basement of the McRoberts home. After multiple setbacks, Allison admits the truth about her plan to Patty. [more inside]
Kevin Can F**k Himself: We're Selling Washing Machines Season 1, Ep 3
Allison discovers the truth about Patty's Salon. After a fight, Kevin and Neil compete in a chili cookoff. Allison's revenge inadvertently dries up the town's pill supply. Patty almost gets busted in a local pharmacy raid and confides in Allison. [more inside]
Kevin Can F**k Himself: Living the Dream & New Tricks Season 1, Ep 1
Follows the story of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy), a woman we believed we knew: the prototypical Sitcom Wife. She's beautiful and can take a joke (though she's usually the butt of them). And she's married to a guy who must've won some sort of marriage lottery, because she looks the way she does and he's...funny. But what happens when we follow Allison out of her husband's domain? When she finally wakes up to (and revolts against) the injustices in her life? Kevin Can F**k Himself breaks television convention and blends multi-camera comedy with single-camera realism to make us ask, "Who and what have we been laughing at all of these years?" Includes the AMC season premiere of episodes 1 and 2. [more inside]
A TV interviewer (and his cameraman) interview a reclusive actress and journey with her through her memories and career. A bittersweet animated film by Satoshi Kon.
Set in Abidjan's MACA prison, the aging Black Beard, in attempt to maintain control over his fellow inmates, resorts to a story ritual, wherein one prisoner is forced to tell a story. But after the story ends, the story teller must die.
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. [more inside]
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. [more inside]
Tatort: Meta Season 47, Ep 23
A thriller screened at the Berlinale shows the murder of a prostitute, of which the details are identical to Rubin and Karow's newest case. What happens when film becomes reality? [more inside]
The discussion about Altered Carbon is a mess. I don't like the show enough to fix it, but I do like Fanfare enough to bring it up. [more inside]
I was about to post a new FanFare thread on The Stone Sky, but for some reason I couldn't get past the "Verify Book" thing. Anybody else inclined to make a thread for it?
Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! To celebrate, we're doing a between-weeks episode of The The Adventure Zone Zone, an informal chat show about the rest of the podcast that we do. Join us for a discussion of Taako's Taco Quest, the origins of Barry Bluejeans and what's in store for future campaigns!
In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a comic book fan dons the persona of his favourite hero to save his enthusiastic friend and fight a tyrannical overlord. [more inside]
A young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, finds herself pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer. [more inside]
This post describes how to join our weekly MST3K Club showings of Mystery Science Theater 3000, technical details of the show, and some minor related bits of weirdness. [more inside]
Steven Universe: Say Uncle Season 2, Ep 4
Uncle Grandpa comes to Beach City to help Steven master his shield.
BoJack Horseman: Christmas Special Season 1, Ep 13
Bojack and Todd watch the Horsin' Around Christmas Special on the Bojack Horseman Christmas Special! I bet you didn't even realize there WAS a Bojack Horseman Christmas Spcial!
Supernatural: Fan Fiction Season 10, Ep 5
Fan Fiction is the 200th episode of Supernatural. Dean wants to get back to hunting and convinces Sam to pursue a case about a missing teacher at a private all-girls school. Upon arriving at the school they find the students putting on a musical about a topic that hits a little too close to home for the Winchester boys. The musical is headed by a very determined student Director/Writer who has a very particular take on the story, despite Dean's protestations.