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The Outsider: Must/Can't  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 10

In the Season One finale, the group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Cuco. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 8, 2020 - 15 comments

The Outsider: Foxhead  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 8

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother, Seale, in Tennessee, while Holly, Ralph, Yunis, and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 23, 2020 - 4 comments

The New Pope: Episode 6  Season 1, Ep 6

"They're all distortions of love. Hysteria of one sort or another. That's how the Holy Father defined them. [...] Follow the love, I was saying. That's where you will find failure." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 19, 2020 - 6 comments

The Outsider: In the Pines, In the Pines  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

Holly makes a calculated attempt to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are tracked by Ralph and Alec. After she's confronted by town gossip on her first day back at work, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 17, 2020 - 4 comments

The Outsider: The One About the Yiddish Vampire  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 9, 2020 - 14 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case; Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamika's baby shower. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 3, 2020 - 7 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

In Cherokee City, the hooded figure appears to Ralph's wife Jeannie, relaying a warning to Ralph that they will both be killed if he continues his investigation. Ralph brushes this off as a nightmare of Jeannie's, but is unsettled when she draws the man she saw and sees a strong resemblance to the drawing of the man who took the van ... [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 26, 2020 - 19 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 5 comments

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 20, 2020 - 19 comments

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 12, 2020 - 21 comments

Movie: Knives Out

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Nov 23, 2019 - 183 comments

Book: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jul 18, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: Murder by Candlelight

In the early nineteenth century, a series of murders took place in and around London which shocked the whole of England. The appalling nature of the crimes―a brutal slaying in the gambling netherworld, the slaughter of two entire households, and the first of the modern lust-murders―was magnified not only by the lurid atmosphere of an age in which candlelight gave way to gaslight, but also by the efforts of some of the keenest minds of the period to uncover the gruesomest details of the killings. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on May 26, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: Who Murdered Chaucer?

In this spectacular work of historical speculation Terry Jones investigates the mystery surrounding the death of Geoffrey Chaucer over 600 years ago. A diplomat and brother-in-law to John of Gaunt, one of the most powerful men in the kingdom, Chaucer was celebrated as his country's finest living poet, rhetorician and scholar: the preeminent intellectual of his time. And yet nothing is known of his death. In 1400 his name simply disappears from the record. We don't know how he died, where or when; there is no official confirmation of his death and no chronicle mentions it; no notice of his funeral or burial. He left no will and there's nothing to tell us what happened to his estate. He didn't even leave any manuscripts. How could this be? What if he was murdered?
posted by Chrysostom on May 21, 2019 - 3 comments

Unforgotten: Full series  Season 1, Ep 0

When the remains of a murdered 17-year-old who went missing in 1976 are discovered buried beneath a house, detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan attempt to solve the case. The investigation brings up decades-old secrets for those involved.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks on May 13, 2019 - 9 comments

Into the Dark: All That We Destroy  Season 1, Ep 8

An over protective mother goes to extreme lengths to "manage" her son's homicidal tendencies. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 3, 2019 - 1 comment

The ABC Murders: Hercule and the new Inspector  Season 1, Ep 1

Rupert Grint was the surprise star, here. Malkovich being stilted and precise suits the character of Poirot, but put him together with Crome, they warm up to each other in an organic and compelling way, and it's on Grint's natural talent as a supporting actor. I would watch a series based on Poirot and Crome discussing the weather, so good.
posted by Slap*Happy on Apr 22, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: The Invention of Murder

In this fascinating exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders examines some of the most gripping cases that captivated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction Murder in Britain in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, transformed into novels, into broadsides and ballads, into theatre and melodrama and opera―even into puppet shows and performing dog-acts. Detective fiction and England's new police force developed in parallel, each imitating the other―the pioneers of Scotland Yard gave rise to Dickens's Inspector Bucket, the first fictional police detective, who in turn influenced Sherlock Holmes and, ultimately, even P.D. James and Patricia Cornwell. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Apr 2, 2019 - 4 comments

Book: Tangled Vines

On October 12, 2005, a massive fire broke out in the Wines Central wine warehouse in Vallejo, California. Within hours, the flames had destroyed 4.5 million bottles of California's finest wine worth more than $250 million, making it the largest destruction of wine in history. The fire had been deliberately set by a passionate oenophile named Mark Anderson, a skilled con man and thief with storage space at the warehouse who needed to cover his tracks. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 16, 2019 - 3 comments

Book: The Poisoner's Handbook

A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 11, 2019 - 8 comments

Special Event: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019: Live Action

ShortsTV presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Live Action [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 8, 2019 - 4 comments

Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise  Season 1, Ep 2

Marcus invites the entire school to a party because of his guilt.
posted by Literaryhero on Jan 28, 2019 - 9 comments

Book: Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

A murder mystery which is much more mysterious than it first appears. A fantastical and twisty story where our hero tries to find out who killed (or will kill) Evelyn Hardcastle at a ghastly party at the extremely remote Blackheath House. Best read without any spoilers (including those right inside this post). [more inside]
posted by Stark on Jan 8, 2019 - 6 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Attorneys General  Season 5, Ep 27

That week....
  • Violence marred the prior week, and Fox News went out of their way to position the attacks as "false flag" operations, supposedly stages by Democrats to make Republicans look bad. Geraldo Riviera "outsmarts himself" in making such allegations.
  • Saudi Arabia continues to try to explain the disappearance, likely murder, of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, while President Trump and right-wing figures try to downplay the killing of an American resident.
  • Main story: the role of state Attorneys General on our nation, their role in investigating wrongdoing, and the increasing degree to which the offices have become politicized. YouTube
  • Special productions: A WWE commercial that properly notes the fact that it takes place in Saudi Arabia, and the problems that causes; a concert for bagpipes, accordion, theremin and recorder (multiple, played by young children) to annoy people to stepping away from their TV sets and actually researching their states' candidates for Attorney General. A good place to do that, they note, is at Vote411.org.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Nov 4, 2018 - 2 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below  Season 3, Ep 3

When a series of suspicious roadblocks threaten to delay the opening of the speakeasy, Veronica enlists the help of Cheryl, Toni, Reggie, Kevin and Josie to ensure opening night goes off without a hitch. Elsewhere, Betty and Jughead follow different leads to learn more about the strange incidents going on in the town. Finally, some unwanted attention forces Archie to make a difficult decision about his future. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 27, 2018 - 3 comments

Riverdale: Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day  Season 3, Ep 1

Archie makes a surprising request about how he wants to spend his final days of summer; Betty must deal with her problems head-on after a heated confrontation with Alice and Polly; Veronica pleads with Hiram to help Archie. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on Oct 13, 2018 - 7 comments

Elementary: Whatever Remains, However Improbable  Season 6, Ep 21

Holmes and Watson face their greatest challenge when a murder investigation threatens to destroy their partnership.
posted by litera scripta manet on Sep 21, 2018 - 16 comments

Elementary: The Visions of Norman P. Horowitz  Season 6, Ep 18

A killer is choosing victims based on the predictions of a deceased man who claimed to foresee future deaths, including the death of Sherlock Holmes.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 28, 2018 - 2 comments

Sharp Objects: Milk  Season 1, Ep 8

Concerned for the safety of Amma, Camille [...] gets closer to the truth behind the shocking mysteries surrounding the Wind Gap killings. [Official transcript, truncated to avoid possible spoiler; season AND show finale] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 27, 2018 - 16 comments

Elementary: The Worms Crawl In, the Worms Crawl Out  Season 6, Ep 17

The duo suspects a murdered zoologist was killed because of his numerous affairs or his trailblazing research; Holmes finds himself the victim of identity theft after his medical records are stolen.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 21, 2018 - 7 comments

Sharp Objects: Falling  Season 1, Ep 7

Camille crosses a line in her investigation of the prime suspect; Richard coaxes Jackie to offer up info about Marian Crellin's death; Adora takes pains to keep an ailing Amma under her roof and in her care. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 21, 2018 - 6 comments

Sharp Objects: Cherry  Season 1, Ep 6

Adora provides Chief Vickery with a key piece of evidence in the Ann Nash murder case; Richard probes for details about Camille's dark past; John's girlfriend, Ashley, looks to make news for herself; Amma bonds with Camille during and after a wild party. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 16, 2018 - 13 comments

Elementary: Uncanny Valley of the Dolls  Season 6, Ep 16

The murder of a robotics engineer may be connected to his groundbreaking secret research in teleportation; Detective Bell is shut out of a required class he needs to complete his degree and join the U.S. Marshal Service.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 14, 2018 - 1 comment

Elementary: How to Get a Head  Season 6, Ep 15

An investigation into the murder of a religion professor puts Holmes and Watson on a hunt for a killer connected to the occult; the duo consider replacements for Detective Bell after finding he may be asked to join the U.S. Marshals Service.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 14, 2018 - 5 comments

Sharp Objects: Closer  Season 1, Ep 5

Despite a possible killer on the loose, Wind Gap gathers for their annual southern-pride festival, hosted by Adora. “Today celebrates what is unmovable about this place.” [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 6, 2018 - 9 comments

Elementary: Breathe  Season 6, Ep 13

Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of a relocation expert who had a secret career; Watson's path to adopting a child suffers a setback.
posted by litera scripta manet on Aug 2, 2018 - 4 comments

Sharp Objects: Ripe  Season 1, Ep 4

Camille agrees to show Richard some of Wind Gap's crime scenes, though the tour opens up old wounds. Alan confronts Adora about her sharing confidences with Chief Vickery, who is concerned about the Crellins hosting the annual "Calhoun Day" attended by Wind Gap's youth... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 1, 2018 - 1 comment

Dietland: Pilot Episode   Season 1, Ep 1

Plum plans for weight-loss surgery. An encounter with a mystery woman sends her down a risky path. Harassers turn up dead. [more inside]
posted by the webmistress on Jun 27, 2018 - 8 comments

Elementary: Nobody Lives Forever  Season 6, Ep 9

Holmes' former sobriety sponsor, Alfredo, asks for help with an illegal endeavor in order to save his brother. Also, Holmes and Watson investigate the poisoning of a biology professor who was working on a secret genetics project prior to being killed.
posted by litera scripta manet on Jun 26, 2018 - 3 comments

Elementary: Sand Trap  Season 6, Ep 8

Holmes and Watson search for the killer of a woman found encased in cement; Watson takes a giant leap forward regarding her interest in adoption.
posted by litera scripta manet on Jun 19, 2018 - 6 comments

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

The Department of Time: Separadas en el tiempo (Separated by Time)  First Watch   Season 2, Ep 10

In the present, Irene looks into a mystery involving "Las Sinsombrero," a group of avant-garde women artists and activitsts who have been forgotten. In the course of her investigation, it is discovered that the Vampire of Raval was not arrested when she should have been. She is free, and may be traveling through time. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 6, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: The Virgin Spring

An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. [Content Warning] [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist: Full Season  Season 1, Ep 0

2:28pm. August 28, 2003. A man walks into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck. This is a true story. The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.
posted by catch as catch can on May 31, 2018 - 7 comments

Elementary: Bits and Pieces  Season 6, Ep 5

Holmes and Watson retrace Holmes' steps after Holmes finds himself in possession of a severed head and can't remember anything about the last six hours.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 29, 2018 - 8 comments

Elementary: Our Time is Up  Season 6, Ep 4

Watson considers a major life change after reading her own therapy file while she and Holmes investigate the murder of her former psychologist.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 22, 2018 - 9 comments

Elementary: An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains  Season 6, Ep 1

As Holmes struggles with a medical diagnosis that threatens his career and sobriety, he meets a man who credits Sherlock for helping him conquer his own addiction; Holmes and Watson are hired by a reformed party girl heiress. [more inside]
posted by litera scripta manet on May 2, 2018 - 12 comments

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