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Shining Girls: Series 1 - All Episodes  Season 1, Ep 1

Shining Girls is an American thriller series on Apple TV+ based on the 2013 novel "The Shining Girls" by Lauren Beukes. [more inside]
posted by chill on May 21, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Evil Under the Sun  Season 8, Ep 1

Poirot takes a holiday at a stylish Devon hotel, only to find himself in the middle of another mystery when a guest is found murdered. Suspicion falls on the victim's husband and several other guests, and Poirot is forced to use all his powers of observation and human insight in order to solve the complex case.
posted by Carillon on May 18, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Lord Edgware Dies  Season 7, Ep 2

The dapper detective investigates the death of Lord Edgware, husband of a famous actress who was seeking a divorce. The actress and the lord's butler, who disappears with a large sum of money, are only two of the suspects uncovered by Poirot, all with motives but seemingly watertight alibis.
posted by Carillon on May 11, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd  Season 7, Ep 1

Hercule Poirot's retirement is interrupted when one of his neighbours in the picturesque village of Kings Abbott is found murdered in his study. Teaming up again with Chief Inspector Japp, Poirot scrutinises everyone in the household of wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd - from his grasping sister-in-law to his personal secretary.
posted by Carillon on May 4, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dumb Witness  Season 6, Ep 4

An elderly woman confides to Poirot that she fears one of her relatives is trying to kill her for her money. He persuades her to disinherit her heirs, but she is murdered anyway.
posted by Carillon on Apr 27, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Links  Season 6, Ep 3

Poirot investigates the death of a man found with a love letter in his pocket, but the plot is complicated by the theft of the murder weapon and a smug French detective who bets he can catch the killer before Poirot.
posted by Carillon on Apr 20, 2022 - 3 comments

From: Season 1 (Full Season)  Season 1, Ep 0

A small town existing nowhere traps all those who cross its threshold. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Apr 13, 2022 - 11 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hickory Dickory Dock  Season 6, Ep 2

A spate of petty thefts is followed by a series of brutal murders at a student hostel in London. Even Poirot has trouble comprehending the significance of the evidence.
posted by Carillon on Apr 13, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Hercule Poirot's Christmas  Season 6, Ep 1

The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
posted by Carillon on Apr 6, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan  Season 5, Ep 8

Poirot's holiday on the south coast of England coincides with the opening of a play entitled `Pearls Before Swine'. When the leading lady's priceless gems go missing, her husband begs the Belgian sleuth to solve the mystery.
posted by Carillon on Mar 30, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Dead Man's Mirror  Season 5, Ep 7

When Poirot investigates the mysterious death of a despised art dealer, he finds that he has more than enough suspects from which to choose.
posted by Carillon on Mar 23, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: The Division Bell Mystery

A financier is found shot in the House of Commons. Suspecting foul play, Robert West, a parliamentary private secretary, takes on the role of amateur sleuth. Used to turning a blind eye to covert dealings, West must now uncover the shocking secret behind the man's demise, amid distractions from the press and the dead man's enigmatic daughter. (Summary from bookshop.org) [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Mar 19, 2022 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Chocolate Box  Season 5, Ep 6

Poirot returns to his homeland for the first time since the war, but his former colleagues in Brussels have long memories and an old murder case that still needs solving.
posted by Carillon on Mar 16, 2022 - 1 comment

Only Murders in the Building: Whole season  Season 1, Ep 1

They had me at Steve Martin and Martin Short. Selena Gomez is excellent, too. The three neighbors living in a posh NYC building team up to solve a murder in the building while making a true-crime podcast about their efforts. The ending twist sets up a season 2. It's on Hulu.
posted by COD on Mar 9, 2022 - 9 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman  Season 5, Ep 5

Poirot is drawn into the dark underworld of London's Little Italy when Captain Hastings looks for a new car, but instead finds murder.
posted by Carillon on Mar 9, 2022 - 2 comments

The Afterparty: Maggie: Season Finale  Season 1, Ep 8

An unexpected eyewitness emerges to help Detective Danner piece together the true story behind Xavier's demise. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Mar 4, 2022 - 19 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Case of the Missing Will  Season 5, Ep 4

Poirot investigates the murder of Cambridge don Andrew Marsh, a notorious misogynist who was mysteriously killed just before he could change his will.
posted by Carillon on Mar 3, 2022 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Yellow Iris  Season 5, Ep 3

When the Belgian detective receives a yellow iris through the post, he recalls a murder he witnessed two years earlier in Buenos Aires. Subsequent events suggest that a similar crime could happen again.
posted by Carillon on Feb 23, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Underdog  Season 5, Ep 2

Poirot investigates when the cruel CEO of a chemical company is bludgeoned to death in his home after the company's formula for a revolutionary new synthetic rubber is targeted by a thief.
posted by Carillon on Feb 16, 2022 - 2 comments

Book: Devil House by John Darnielle

A true-crime writer begins a new book project, centered on a grisly 1986 double murder in southern California, that leads him to question the ethics of his trade and to delve into the paradoxes of storytelling itself. [more inside]
posted by FrauMaschine on Feb 14, 2022 - 8 comments

Archive 81: What Lies Beneath  Season 1, Ep 8

The Otherworld beckons; Melody circles back to the Visser, where a new devices captures a sacrifice; much depends on Dan's journey into the unknown. [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Feb 11, 2022 - 6 comments

Archive 81: The Ferryman  Season 1, Ep 7

The veil drops from a cursed film's origins; at the Vos Mansion in 1924, Iris recruits Rose for a blood ritual; Dan knows he must find Anabelle.
posted by chavenet on Feb 11, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: The Circle  Season 1, Ep 6

Panic grows when Dan learns about his predecessor and Melody tries to track the source of the Visser's dangers.
posted by chavenet on Feb 10, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb  Season 5, Ep 1

It's 1935, and a team of international archaeologists in Egypt have broken the seal of the tomb of King Men-Her-Ra for the first time in 3000 years. Moments later, the leader of the group, Sir John Willard, drops down dead of a heart attack. Poirot is called upon to consider whether he is the victim of the tomb's legendary curse or whether there is a more mortal explanation for his death.
posted by Carillon on Feb 9, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: Through The Looking Glass  Season 1, Ep 5

The past blurs into the present when Melody visits a forbidden floor in search of an inspired Anabelle; music leads to lost souls and revelations.
posted by chavenet on Feb 8, 2022 - 7 comments

Archive 81: Spirit Receivers  Season 1, Ep 4

Virgil puts the heat on Mark. Melody turns up in the present-day, at the complex. Dan engages, it all seems very real, until it doesn't. In the past, in the Visser, Melody goes to a dinner party, there's a seance. A snuff film is discussed, as well as whether Melody's mother, the mysterious Julia Bennett, is still alive. The past and the present collide, on film, and it's freaking scary.
posted by chavenet on Feb 3, 2022 - 5 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe  Season 4, Ep 3

Hercule Poirot dislikes his dentist, but one of his patients likes Mr Morley even less - and shoots him minutes after Poirot leaves his surgery. Was it the unpleasant Greek, the wild young American who looked like a murderer, or the former actress with the buckle on her shoe?
posted by Carillon on Feb 2, 2022 - 4 comments

Archive 81: Terror in the Aisles  Season 1, Ep 3

The past loops back around as Melody returns to Steven with Jess; Mark checks out a find; Dan tries to map his situation, but he may be losing his way. [more inside]
posted by chavenet on Feb 2, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: Wellspring  Season 1, Ep 2

Archivist Dan talks to his friend Mark, the radio conspiracy show host, and asks him to look into the Visser Building's history, and try to find out more about Melody and her relationship with Dan's father. Cellphone reception is terrible near the remote site so he has to run into the woods to find a signal. He spots a small figure in red scarpering about, but is stopped by a fence. In the past, Jess is trying to meet residents of the building, with not much success, though there is a "meet cute." Something is clearly not right, in the past or the present, and the "horror" vibe is starting to amp up.
posted by chavenet on Feb 2, 2022 - 6 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Death in the Clouds  Season 4, Ep 2

While Poirot sleeps on an airplane flight from Paris to London, a notorious French moneylender is murdered with a poisoned dart.
posted by Carillon on Jan 26, 2022 - 3 comments

Archive 81: Mystery Signals  Season 1, Ep 1

A skilled video editor / restorer is hired to examine some cassettes that were found in the smoldering remains of the Visser Building. They were shot by a sociologist doing research on the building's inhabitants. Mixing found-footage with scenes from the past and present, the mystery deepens. It's the video version of the Archive 81 podcast
posted by chavenet on Jan 25, 2022 - 20 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The ABC Murders  Season 4, Ep 1

Poirot receives taunting letters from a serial killer who appears to choose his victims and crime scenes alphabetically.
posted by Carillon on Jan 19, 2022 - 6 comments

Book: Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac

Crossed Skis, published in 1952, tells the twin stories of an enthusiastic group departing by train to ski the Austrian Alps, while in dreary London a mysterious fire leads to the discovery of a body. As both threads of the story progress, it seems that the lighthearted travelers have someone in their group who may be hiding a terrible secret.
posted by PussKillian on Jan 15, 2022 - 18 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge  Season 3, Ep 11

Poirot is taken ill during a weekend shooting party, which ends when the unpopular host is found murdered in his study.
posted by Carillon on Jan 12, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Affair at the Victory Ball  Season 3, Ep 10

Poirot is invited to a masquerade ball and is advised to come as someone famous - so he decides to go as himself. While he is there, he is called on to solve the murder of Lord Cronshaw, who was killed at the crowded party without anyone seeing. A fragment of a costume helps him to unmask the killer.
posted by Carillon on Jan 5, 2022 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Theft of the Royal Ruby  Season 3, Ep 9

Poirot prepares to spend a quiet Christmas on his own with a box of chocolates, but he has to give up his plans when the British government asks for his urgent help. Prince Farouk, a young member of the Egyptian royal family visiting London, has lost a famous ruby, and this is deemed to be a matter of national security.
posted by Carillon on Dec 29, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Love Hurts  Season 11, Ep 13

Sam and Dean investigate a set of murders on Valentine's Day and discover they are dealing with the ripple effects of a curse. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 29, 2021 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Don't You Forget About Me  Season 11, Ep 12

Claire thinks some recent murders in town are the work of a supernatural entity and calls on Sam and Dean for help, but when they arrive in Sioux Falls, Jody Mills tells them that Claire has been attacking ordinary people and accusing them of being monsters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 28, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Into the Mystic  Season 11, Ep 11

Sam and Dean investigate a case at a Kansas retirement home in which people are fatally bashing their own heads in after hearing a mysterious piercing sound. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Mystery of the Spanish Chest  Season 3, Ep 8

Poirot is asked to protect a woman from her violent husband, but events take a turn when the husband soon becomes the victim of a gruesome murder.
posted by Carillon on Dec 22, 2021 - 4 comments

Movie: Hunter Hunter

Joseph (Devon Sawa) and his family live in the remote wilderness as fur trappers, but their tranquility is threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf, and Joseph leaves them behind to track it. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 16, 2021 - 3 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Double Clue  Season 3, Ep 7

Chief Inspector Japp seeks Poirot's help with a series of unsolved jewel thefts, and during the investigation Poirot falls in love and finds a criminal intellect which stretches his own little grey cells to the limit. Poirot spends all of his time with the beautiful and clever Countess Rossakoff, leaving Hastings and Miss Lemon to do all the detective work for once.
posted by Carillon on Dec 15, 2021 - 2 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor  Season 3, Ep 6

A would-be thriller writer hopes Poirot will solve a fictional murder, but when a real killing takes place at the local manor house, Poirot finds himself drawn into the world of the supernatural.
posted by Carillon on Dec 8, 2021 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Wasps' Nest  Season 3, Ep 5

When Poirot suspects that the son of an old friend and his fashion-model girlfriend are in danger, his investigation is helped by Hastings' new hobby of photography.
posted by Carillon on Dec 1, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Bloodlines  Season 9, Ep 20

Sam and Dean visit Chicago and find the city's underworld is divided between powerful clans of monsters, including werewolves and shapeshifters. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Alex Annie Alexis Ann  Season 9, Ep 19

Sheriff Mills calls on Sam and Dean for help after she apprehends a teenage runaway who is trying to escape from a pack of vampires that abducted her as a child and consider her one of their own. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 20, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Meta Fiction  Season 9, Ep 18

When Castiel rejects Metatron's offer to join forces, a surprising plan is set in motion; Sam and Dean apprehend Gadreel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 19, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Mother's Little Helper  Season 9, Ep 17

Dean copes with the side effects of the Mark of Cain, as Sam investigates a series of violent murders related directly to Abaddon. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 18, 2021 - 4 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Poirot The Million Dollar Bond Robbery  Season 3, Ep 3

Poirot is entrusted with transferring $1 million in Liberty Bonds to America on the Queen Mary, but the bonds are cleverly stolen anyway.
posted by Carillon on Nov 17, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Blade Runners  Season 9, Ep 16

Sam and Dean assist Crowley in the search for the First Blade. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2021 - 3 comments

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