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Chernobyl: Open Wide, O Earth  Season 1, Ep 3

The Chernobyl Commission begins the investigation into the causes of the disaster. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on May 20, 2019 - 35 comments

Chernobyl: Full series  Season 1, Ep 0

A five-part miniseries co-production from HBO and Sky, dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and of the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. [more inside]
posted by dnash on May 7, 2019 - 69 comments

The Little Drummer Girl: Full Miniseries  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Based on John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece of the same name and directed by visionary filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a suspenseful and explosive story of espionage and high-stakes international intrigue. Set in the late 1970s, the pulsating thriller follows Charlie, a fiery actress and idealist whose resolve is tested after she meets the mysterious Becker while on holiday in Greece. It quickly becomes apparent that his intentions are not what they seem, and her encounter with him entangles her in a complex plot devised by the spy mastermind Kurtz. Charlie takes on the role of a lifetime as a double agent while remaining uncertain of her own loyalties. AMC [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Jan 28, 2019 - 13 comments

Murder Mountain: Where marijuana can kill   Season 1, Ep 0

What happens when California dreaming becomes a nightmare? When people head to Humboldt County, California in search of quick riches in the form of marijuana, often times they are unaware of the price they might ultimately pay in the illegal cannabis growing capital of the United States. [more inside]
posted by MadMadam on Jan 9, 2019 - 2 comments

Escape at Dannemora: All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A Showtime miniseries based on the 2015 prison break at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. Directed by Ben Stiller. [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Dec 19, 2018 - 11 comments

Any interest in overthinking 'The Little Drummer Girl'?

This question refers specifically to the recent miniseries adaptation of the 1983 John le Carré novel of the same name. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on Dec 19, 2018 - 5 comments

The Looming Tower: Mistakes Were Made  Season 1, Ep 3

A ten-part miniseries from Hulu that traces the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI might have set the stage for 9/11 and the war in Iraq. (from IMDB) Based on the book. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Mar 5, 2018 - 2 comments

TV? Television? Show? Netflix? Amazon/Hulu/CBSAllAccess? webexclusive?

It has not been a problem, just curious as to other MeFi's opinion(s) on what series/seasons-izable audiovisual entertainment might/should/ought be referred to - when it comes to stuff that isn't strictly television and other stuff that precludes tv? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Mar 4, 2018 - 4 comments

The Vietnam War: “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963)  Season 1, Ep 2

President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
posted by Fizz on Sep 18, 2017 - 7 comments

The Vietnam War: Déjà Vu (1858-1961)  Season 1, Ep 1

After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
posted by Fizz on Sep 18, 2017 - 6 comments

It: (entire 1990 miniseries)  Season 0, Ep 0

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 11, 2017 - 10 comments

Anyone interested in Salvation?

Salvation is a CBS summer "event" series in the U.S. about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, and the various earthlings in government and the private sector who are engaged in trying to prevent the impact. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Aug 29, 2017 - 2 comments

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 23

Brian Henson refers to the three hours as episodes 4.23–4.26, so that's how I categorized it! The war that has now begun between the Peacekeepers and Scarrans as a result of Scorpius's unauthorized actions will be intensified over the prize to be won: John Crichton, whose mind contains the knowledge to make wormholes into weapons of mass destruction. [via]
posted by cshenk on Jun 24, 2016 - 4 comments

One Child: Three part mini series  Season 1, Ep 0

In this BBC / Sundance production, adopted Mei Ashley (Katie Leung) is called back to Guangzhou to meet her birth mother for the first time, and to help save the brother she never knew she had from a corrupt legal system.
posted by lucidium on Mar 2, 2016 - 1 comment

Cutthroat Kitchen: Camp Cutthroat Part Two: Wet, Hot American Sabotage  Season 9, Ep 32

It's a balancing act for two chefs making a pancake breakfast. Then, someone gets their mind blown by a high-powered fan. Finally, everything is at stake during a steak dinner challenge. You can see the post-show judge review of sabotages here
posted by Going To Maine on Aug 21, 2015 - 9 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Day is Done  Season 1, Ep 8

The Thrilling Conclusion! [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 10, 2015 - 14 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Staff Party  Season 1, Ep 7

Its the one with tons of awkward sexual experimentation! [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 7, 2015 - 10 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Electro/City  Season 1, Ep 6

It's Showtime! For Ace Attorney Jim "Johnny Pisspot" Stansel, anyway. Also for the actual show that the drama kids have spent all day rehearsing. Also for the live band at the Camp Tiger Claw Formal, but we don't go into their arcs as much. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 6, 2015 - 14 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Dinner  Season 1, Ep 5

Beth and Greg get represented! Coop gets invited to a threesome! Susie gets propositioned! Ben and McKinley get closer! Katie gets farted at! And Lindsay gets a little more than she can handle! [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 5, 2015 - 17 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Auditions  Season 1, Ep 4

Camp Tiger Claw rips up some money, Andy regales us with "Champagne Eyes," J.J. thinks he's a turtle, and Logan's not dragging - it's just that kind of tune. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 4, 2015 - 30 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Activities  Season 1, Ep 3

Rehearsals go wrong! Stories get spilled! Camp Directors Mutate! Gifts get given! Horns get blown! Also Identities get blown! Arms get really good! Strap in! [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 3, 2015 - 19 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Lunch  Season 1, Ep 2

Lindsay shows up at camp. Coop saves Kevin from some embarrassment. Donna and Coop have words. Gail and Jonas announce their engagement. A new soccer counselor arrives. Rehearsals continue, but with mandated breaks. And Mitch comes clean. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 2, 2015 - 18 comments

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp: Campers Arrive  Season 1, Ep 1

June 24th, 1981 - 7:45 am. Camp Director Mitch attempts to exert control over his teenaged group of counselors. Andy arrives a week late to work and sets his sights on Katie. Coop is super-excited to see his girlfriend Donna again. Susie and Ben get started on their opening night musical theatre production. Victor and Neil make a bet. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Aug 1, 2015 - 18 comments

The Honourable Woman: The Empty Chair  Season 1, Ep 1

This BBC/Sundance production by Hugo Blick, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Andrew Buchan, Stephen Rea, and Lubna Azabal, is a critically-lauded eight episode series that's certain to appear prominently in next year's Emmy nominations. Reminiscent of le Carré, this is a story of duplicity, of familial and personal tragedy, and is set within the context of the Palestinian occupation and the diplomacy, politics, and espionage of the British, Israelis, and Americans. "It is a wonder we trust anyone at all." [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Sep 18, 2014 - 14 comments

Houdini: Part 1 & 2  Season 1, Ep 1

Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 15, 2014 - 6 comments

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