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Movie: King Ralph

As the only relative to take over the Royal throne, a down on his luck American slob must learn the ways of the English. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 19, 2018 - 5 comments

The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes  Show Only   Season 2, Ep 13

Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Now, let's debate the merits of an open, informed democracy versus an authoritarian monarchy! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 20, 2017 - 17 comments

The Magicians: We Have Brought You Little Cakes  Books Included   Season 2, Ep 13

Ember recaps things so far as only Ember can, which brings us to now: "a crisis comes to a head when the true power behind the troubles comes to party. Battles are won and wars are lost, as Q and the others must protect their kingdom. Alice makes a startling revelation and things may never be the same." Your books mean nothing here! [Season Finale; Season 3 due out in 2018]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 20, 2017 - 5 comments

The Crown: Gloriana  Season 1, Ep 10

Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister. (Season finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 25, 2016 - 11 comments

The Crown: Assassins  Season 1, Ep 9

As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 25, 2016 - 11 comments

The Crown: Scientia Potentia Est  Season 1, Ep 7

As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 19, 2016 - 7 comments

The Crown: Hyde Park Corner  Season 1, Ep 2

With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 5, 2016 - 20 comments

The Crown: Wolferton Splash  Season 1, Ep 1

A young Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Phillip. As King George VI's health worsens, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Nov 4, 2016 - 8 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Monarchy Around The World, Dr Oz & Dietary Supplement Regulation  Season 1, Ep 8

This week: Iraq continues to fall to ISIS. Thailand undergoes a military coup d'etat. Antarctic ecosystem threatened by tourists. A long piece on monarchy around the world. And the top story, on Dr. Oz, dietary supplements, and their regulation. To show Dr. Oz that he can pander on his show without making questionable claims, Oliver finishes up with a pander-palooza, which has to be seen to be believed.
posted by JHarris on Jun 23, 2014 - 19 comments

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