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Movie: The Usual Suspects

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.
posted by numaner on Nov 9, 2018 - 17 comments

Manifest: Season 1 Discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

After a turbulent, but routine, flight the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Nov 7, 2018 - 9 comments

Movie: Hold the Dark

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery. [more inside]
posted by Existential Dread on Oct 21, 2018 - 3 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 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: Romans  Season 1, Ep 10

The story comes full circle as Henry Deaver realizes his true purpose in Castle Rock.
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 13, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: Henry Deaver  Season 1, Ep 9

Medical researcher Henry Deaver is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, where he discovers that his recently-deceased father had been keeping a shocking secret. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 5, 2018 - 11 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 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: The Queen  Season 1, Ep 7

As Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) tumbles unpredictably through a lifetime of memories, the escaped Kid makes himself at home (again?). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 22, 2018 - 14 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

Castle Rock: Filter  Season 1, Ep 6

After a videotape leads him into the woods near Castle Rock, Henry finds an unexpected connection to his past; elsewhere, Pangborn goes in search of answers on the Kid's behalf. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 15, 2018 - 4 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

Castle Rock: Harvest  Season 1, Ep 5

"The Kid" is released from Shawshank, with suffering following in his wake; meanwhile, Sheriff Pangborn (Scott Glenn) receives a decidedly bittersweet commendation. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 8, 2018 - 8 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

Castle Rock: The Box  Season 1, Ep 4

Henry's research finds him following a possible lead to his own disappearance 27 years earlier; meanwhile, Shawshank Prison guard Dennis Zalewski discovers a solution to his growing workplace anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 1, 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

Castle Rock: Local Color  Season 1, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of her past, Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey) goes on a journey through the strange and dark underbelly of Castle Rock; later, Henry has his first face-to-face meeting with "The Kid." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 2 comments

Castle Rock: Habeas Corpus  Season 1, Ep 2

More is revealed via flashback about young Henry Deaver's January 1991 disappearance, as well as the long and cursed history of the town of Castle Rock; in the present day, Henry begins the investigation into the facts about Warden Lacy (Terry O'Quinn) and his nameless prisoner.
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 7 comments

Castle Rock: Severance  Season 1, Ep 1

Defense attorney Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, following the discovery of a mysterious man (Bill Skarsgard) hidden in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Sharp Objects: Vanish  Season 1, Ep 1

Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a reporter for the St. Louis Chronicle, is assigned to her rural hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri, to file a story about two missing girls. The assignment takes her back to her childhood home under the critical eye of her mother (Patricia Clarkson), a small-town socialite, forcing Camille to confront past trauma. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Jul 9, 2018 - 19 comments

Movie: The Blackcoat's Daughter

In this bleak, atmospheric slow-burn of a horror film, two girls get left behind at their boarding school over winter break. Strange and unsettling things happen. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jul 5, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Elementary: The Adventure of the Ersatz Sobekneferu  Season 6, Ep 10

Sherlock and his father attempt to repair their relationship upon learning of a death within their family; Holmes and Watson search for a killer who tried to mummify his victim.
posted by litera scripta manet on Jul 3, 2018 - 2 comments

Book: Righteous

In this hotly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit IQ, a New York Times Critics' Best of the Year and winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards, Isaiah uncovers a secret behind the death of his brother, Marcus. For ten years, something has gnawed at Isaiah Quintabe's gut and kept him up nights, boiling with anger and thoughts of revenge. Ten years ago, when Isaiah was just a boy, his brother was killed by an unknown assailant. The search for the killer sent Isaiah plunging into despair and nearly destroyed his life. Even with a flourishing career, a new dog, and near-iconic status as a PI in his hometown, East Long Beach, he has to begin the hunt again-or lose his mind. A case takes him and his volatile, dubious sidekick, Dodson, to Vegas, where Chinese gangsters and a terrifying seven-foot loan shark are stalking a DJ and her screwball boyfriend. If Isaiah doesn't find the two first, they'll be murdered. Awaiting the outcome is the love of IQ's life: fail, and he'll lose her. Isaiah's quest is fraught with treachery, menace, and startling twists, and it will lead him to the mastermind behind his brother's death, Isaiah's own sinister Moriarty. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 30, 2018 - 4 comments

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

Movie: Bunny Lake Is Missing

A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 24, 2018 - 3 comments

Book: IQ

Winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards. A resident of one of LA's toughest neighborhoods uses his blistering intellect to solve the crimes the LAPD ignores. East Long Beach. The LAPD is barely keeping up with the neighborhood's high crime rate. Murders go unsolved, lost children unrecovered. But someone from the neighborhood has taken it upon himself to help solve the cases the police can't or won't touch. They call him IQ. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 22, 2018 - 9 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

Movie: Marlowe

A young woman from Kansas hires LA private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 14, 2018 - 1 comment

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

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: Once You've Ruled Out God  Season 6, Ep 2

Watson and her half sister have conflicting reactions when their estranged father dies; Holmes and Watson hunt for a stolen plutonium shipment they fear will be used to make a dirty bomb.
posted by litera scripta manet on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Movie: Sleuth

A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 9, 2018 - 5 comments

Hap and Leonard: Monsoon Mambo  Season 3, Ep 6

Hap and Leonard can't let go.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 12, 2018 - 5 comments

The Alienist: Castle in the Sky  Season 1, Ep 10

Laszlo confronts the demons of his past; John tells Sara the truth; Connor takes matters into his own hands; and the team closes in on the killer.
posted by orange swan on Apr 11, 2018 - 1 comment

The Alienist: Requiem  Season 1, Ep 9

Laszlo mourns the loss of a friend; Sara pushes the team to forge ahead; John warns his friend the killer will strike again; Cyrus seeks revenge.
posted by orange swan on Apr 10, 2018 - 2 comments

The Alienist: Psychopathia Sexualis  Season 1, Ep 8

Laszlo and John travel to Washington, D.C.; Sara goes rogue in pursuit of the truth; Lucius tells Marcus a secret; Byrnes and Connor tighten their grip on the investigation.
posted by orange swan on Apr 9, 2018 - 2 comments

The Alienist: Many Sainted Men  Season 1, Ep 7

Laszlo and John follow a lead; Sara visits a hospital and is forced to confront her past; Cyrus recovers from his injuries; Byrnes and Connor plot against the team; Marcus and Lucius follow up on a clue.
posted by orange swan on Apr 8, 2018 - 2 comments

The Alienist: Ascension  Season 1, Ep 6

The team hatches a plan to catch the killer; John checks in on a friend; Laszlo faces his own self-doubt about the investigation; Roosevelt attends an event with the city's elite; Sara looks into Laszlo's past; Captain Connor acts on impulse.
posted by orange swan on Apr 7, 2018 - 1 comment

The Alienist: Hildebrandt's Starling  Season 1, Ep 5

The team learns more about the killer; John and Sara share an intimate moment; Laszlo seeks advice from an old mentor; Roosevelt takes action.
posted by orange swan on Apr 6, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mambo #5  Season 3, Ep 5

A brutal confrontation with the Klan ends in blood, but Hap still refuses to leave Grovetown until they've found Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 6, 2018 - 0 comments

The Alienist: These Bloody Thoughts  Season 1, Ep 4

Laszlo and Sara discuss the capacity to kill; John goes on a date; Byrnes and Capt. Connor keep an eye on a potential suspect; Roosevelt finds himself under public scrutiny.
posted by orange swan on Apr 5, 2018 - 2 comments

The Alienist: Silver Smile  Season 1, Ep 3

Innovative evidence leads the team to discover a crucial element in the case has gone missing; Laszlo and John interview a witness to find out what happened to John at the brothel; Sara attempts to live in a world outside the investigation.
posted by orange swan on Apr 4, 2018 - 2 comments

The Alienist: A Fruitful Partnership  Season 1, Ep 2

The investigation heats up as Sara gets her hands on a clue and Kreizler tries to connect the evidence left behind by the serial killer; tensions rise within the police department. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 3, 2018 - 3 comments

The Alienist: The Boy on the Bridge  Season 1, Ep 1

The body of a murdered and mutilated child prostitute is found on a bridge in New York in 1896. Alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, who has been asked to consult on the case by Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, enlists the help of his Harvard classmate, New York Times illustrator John Moore, and then that of Commissioner Roosevelt's secretary, Sara Howard, who is also a lifelong friend of Moore's. Together with two brothers, Detective Sergeant Marcus Isaacson, Detective Sergeant Lucius Isaacson, they form a de facto special unit to investigate the murder, which Dr. Kreizler believes to be connected to the murder of two of his former child patients.
posted by orange swan on Apr 2, 2018 - 6 comments

Hap and Leonard: Senorita Mambo  Season 3, Ep 4

On the run from the Klan, Hap and Leonard find evidence that points to a terrifying fate for Florida Grange.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Apr 1, 2018 - 1 comment

Mosaic: Mosaic  Season 1, Ep 0

A whodunit based on the murder of popular children's book author and illustrator Olivia Lake. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Mar 27, 2018 - 2 comments

Hap and Leonard: T-Bone Mambo   Season 3, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of Florida Grange, Hap encounters an unusual young woman who may know the truth.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 25, 2018 - 1 comment

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