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Supernatural: In My Time of Dying  Season 2, Ep 1

In the aftermath of the car crash, the three Winchesters go to the hospital, where Dean is stalked by a Reaper while John and Sam try to come up with a way to save him.
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2021 - 17 comments

Supernatural: Devil's Trap  Season 1, Ep 22

On a mission to save their father from Meg, Sam and Dean seek help from an old family friend, Bobby. When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. While trying to rescue John, the demon shows up and a battle ensues between the Winchesters and the yellow-eyed demon they have been searching for all their lives.
posted by orange swan on Jun 3, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Salvation  Season 1, Ep 21

Sam and Dean stake out the demon's next target: a family with a six-month-old baby showing signs of special abilities. Meg turns to killing John's friends in order to get the Colt, and John heads off alone to confront her.
posted by orange swan on Jun 2, 2021 - 13 comments

Supernatural: Dead Man's Blood  Season 1, Ep 20

After Daniel Elkins, a vampire hunter and John's mentor, is murdered, Sam and Dean are surprised when John himself shows up to solve the case, and tells them the vampires have taken an antique gun, which has the power to kill all supernatural beings. The Winchesters set out to retrieve the gun from the vampires so they can use it to kill the demon that killed Mary Winchester and Jessica.
posted by orange swan on Jun 1, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Provenance  Season 1, Ep 19

A young couple is murdered in their home shortly after buying an antique family portrait that had been painted circa 1910. Upon reviewing the painting's provenance, Sam and Dean learn that everyone who has ever bought the painting has been murdered, and try to discover how the portrait is causing the deaths before it can claim its next victim. 
posted by orange swan on May 31, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Something Wicked  Season 1, Ep 18

Dean gets a second chance to right a wrong from his past when the brothers get a mysterious tip from their father about a case they'd worked years ago, but left unfinished after Sam was nearly killed by the creature.
posted by orange swan on May 30, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Hell House  Season 1, Ep 17

When their investigation of a seemingly run-of-the-mill haunting begins to go haywire, Sam and Dean find that Harry and Ed, two bumbling, wanna-be paranormal investigators, are already on the case.
posted by orange swan on May 29, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Shadow  Season 1, Ep 16

While looking into a mysterious murder in Illinois, Sam and Dean come across Meg, a woman whom Sam met roadside in Indiana in the "Scarecrow" episode, and who turns out to be something other than the random hitchhiker Sam initially thought she was.
posted by orange swan on May 28, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: The Benders  Season 1, Ep 15

After following up on a pattern of unusually high numbers of missing persons in Hibbing, Minnesota, Sam is abducted and locked in a cage, and Dean must team up with a sheriff to find him... before the hunt begins.
posted by orange swan on May 27, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Nightmare  Season 1, Ep 14

When Sam begins to have waking visions in additions to his nightmares, he and Dean investigate the unusual murders he envisioned, only to find they're all true, and that perhaps Sam's not the only one with special abilities.
posted by orange swan on May 26, 2021 - 11 comments

Supernatural: Route 666  Season 1, Ep 13

Dean is contacted by an ex-flame, who asks him for help because black men in her hometown are being murdered by a driverless spectral truck.
posted by orange swan on May 25, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Faith  Season 1, Ep 12

After Dean is injured on a case and told the physical damage he sustained will kill him within a month, Sam thinks he's found a cure in a preacher who performs miracles. However, after they discover that these miracles are not as "holy" as advertised, the brothers race to stop them before another innocent life is sacrificed.
posted by orange swan on May 24, 2021 - 6 comments

Supernatural: Scarecrow  Season 1, Ep 11

After arguing about whether to search for their father or work a case he gave them, Sam and Dean part company: Sam to continue the search in California; Dean to investigate the mysterious disappearances of couples passing through a seemingly idyllic town in Indiana.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2021 - 3 comments

Supernatural: Asylum  Season 1, Ep 10

While investigating a haunting in an abandoned asylum and rescuing two teenagers who ventured in, Sam and Dean become trapped with the spirits of those who died in a violent patient riot decades before, one of whom was a doctor whose treatments caused extreme rage in his victims.
posted by orange swan on May 22, 2021 - 8 comments

Supernatural: Home  Season 1, Ep 9

Sam has a nightmare that he believes to be a vision of their childhood home and convinces a reluctant Dean that they need to go back to the Winchester's former house in Lawrence, Kansas. They soon discover that the new owner is being plagued by what could be the same entity that killed their mother 22 years before.
posted by orange swan on May 21, 2021 - 10 comments

Supernatural: Bugs  Season 1, Ep 8

Sam and Dean head to Oklahoma to investigate a recent spate of insect-related deaths in a new housing development.
posted by orange swan on May 20, 2021 - 7 comments

Supernatural: Hook Man  Season 1, Ep 7

Sam and Dean investigate an age-old urban legend known as the Hook Man when they learn that the spirit of a 19th century pastor with a hook for a hand and a twisted sense of morals seems to be meting out punishments to everyone in the vicinity of a minister's 18-year-old daughter. 
posted by orange swan on May 19, 2021 - 2 comments

Supernatural: Skin  Season 1, Ep 6

A serial killer shape-shifter adopts the likeness of Sam's college buddy to commit a gruesome murder. When the brothers investigate, the being "borrows" Dean's form to continue the killing spree.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Bloody Mary  Season 1, Ep 5

When three adolescent girls play a game of Bloody Mary during a sleepover and unleash a ghost who lives in mirrors and kills by gouging out the eyes of her prey, Sam and Dean must find a way to stop her before she claims another victim.
posted by orange swan on May 17, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Phantom Traveler  Season 1, Ep 4

A man whom the Winchesters helped in the past calls on Sam and Dean for help regarding a strange recording on the black box of a crashed plane. They soon realize that the demon that caused the crash is picking off the crash's only seven survivors.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2021 - 18 comments

Supernatural: Dead in the Water  Season 1, Ep 3

Sam and Dean work a case in a small Wisconsin town where something in the lake is killing people by dragging them down into the water, never to be found again. 
posted by orange swan on May 15, 2021 - 4 comments

Supernatural: Wendigo  Season 1, Ep 2

Sam and Dean follow the coordinates their father wrote in his journal to Blackwater Ridge, and end up joining a hiking expedition to help a young woman and her brother find their other brother and his two friends, who mysteriously disappeared while on a camping trip in the woods.
posted by orange swan on May 14, 2021 - 5 comments

Supernatural: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Twenty-two years after their mother died in a mysterious house fire, Sam Winchester is in line for a full scholarship from Stanford Law School when his older brother Dean comes to find him with the news that their father is missing and he needs his help. With the caveat that he needs to be back at school by Monday, Sam joins Dean on a search for their father, and an elusive woman in white.
posted by orange swan on May 13, 2021 - 19 comments

Manifest: Tailfin  Season 3, Ep 1

Ben heads on an international mission with Vance to seek a clue in hopes of finally unlocking the mystery of Flight 828. An intense calling leads newlyweds Michaela and Zeke on an adventure of their own. A guilt-ridden Saanvi attempts to forget her past sins by starting a new chapter. Jared's interest is piqued by an intriguing stranger. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 1, 2021 - 4 comments

The Alienist: Better Angels  Season 2, Ep 8

The case is brought to a close, and Sara, John, and Laszlo struggle with decisions about their future paths.
posted by orange swan on Apr 1, 2021 - 4 comments

The Alienist: Last Exit to Brooklyn  Season 2, Ep 7

Sara, Laszlo, and John travel to Brooklyn to investigate the killer's dark past.
posted by orange swan on Mar 31, 2021 - 1 comment

The Alienist: Momento Mori  Season 2, Ep 6

Sara and John continue to search for information about Libby. Laszlo is barred from practicing after a tragic accident. Sara and the team are compelled to work with Thomas Byrnes after another baby is abducted.
posted by orange swan on Mar 30, 2021 - 2 comments

The Alienist: Belly of the Beast  Season 2, Ep 5

The team discover the fate of the matron of the Lying-In Hospital, and now that they know whom they are looking for, they work to find the killer and save the Linares baby. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 29, 2021 - 0 comments

The Alienist: Gilded Cage  Season 2, Ep 4

Señora Linares works with Laszlo to put her finger on exactly what troubled her during her visit to the park on the day of her daughter's abduction, and Bitsy Sussman, whom Sara has assigned to work undercover at the Lying-In Hospital, tries to find out what is going on there. William Randolph Hearst hosts a lavish ball celebrating his goddaughter Violet's engagement to John.
posted by orange swan on Mar 28, 2021 - 1 comment

The Alienist: Labyrinth  Season 2, Ep 3

Sara probes into the doings of the Lying-In Hospital and tries to persuade a young nurse to disclose what happens behind closed doors. Laszlo is convinced that hypnosis might help Señora Linares to access memories that be useful to the case. John has his bachelor party.
posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2021 - 1 comment

The Alienist: Ex Ore Infantium  Season 2, Ep 1

One year after the events of the first season, Sara Howard, John Moore, and Dr. Laszlo Kreizler try to prevent the execution of a mother accused of murdering her missing newborn daughter, and then, along with city detectives Lucius and Marcus Isaacson, become involved in the search for the abducted infant daughter of a visiting Spanish dignitary.
posted by orange swan on Mar 25, 2021 - 1 comment

Book: Fortune Favors the Dead

I really enjoyed this 40's hardboiled mystery. [more inside]
posted by DowBits on Mar 14, 2021 - 1 comment

Miss Scarlet and the Duke: Season One  Season 1, Ep 0

When her father dies, Eliza Scarlet decides to support herself by taking over her late father's detective agency. She finds an unlikely partner in the unconventional Detective Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard, known as "The Duke," and the pair begin to tackle the crimes and mysteries of Victorian London together. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 28, 2021 - 5 comments

Movie: The Wolf of Snow Hollow

Terror grips a small mountain town as bodies are discovered after each full moon. Losing sleep, raising a teenage daughter, and caring for his ailing father, officer Marshall struggles to remind himself there's no such thing as werewolves. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Nov 26, 2020 - 2 comments

The Undoing: The Undoing  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Grace Fraser becomes intrigued by a young mother at her son's school. Later, news of a tragedy rocks the school community. (HBO, adapted from You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Oct 25, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: The Queen of Black Magic

When three families decide to visit the orphanage where their fathers grew up, they get far more than a trip down memory lane. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 11, 2020 - 1 comment

The Third Day: Saturday - The Son  Season 1, Ep 2

Jess and Sam take time to get to know each other. The Martins continue to dodge questions by answering them. Sam Appears to be in less and more danger than he's aware of. Our mystery deepens when Sam finds the coroner who did his son's autopsy living on the island. The night concludes with hasty decisions all around, and Epona's might be the worst of all. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Sep 25, 2020 - 2 comments

The Third Day: Friday — The Father  Season 1, Ep 1

Today is a very important day for Sam, played by Jude Law, but unfortunately it's sidetracked when he comes across a young girl in need of help while walking in the woods. He finds his life turned upside down when the folk-rich island she heralds from won't let him leave, in more way than one. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Sep 22, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Blow the Man Down

Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 29, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: Don't Blink

Ten people arrive at a secluded mountain resort to find it completely deserted. With no gas for the return trip, the visitors are forced to stay and investigate the mystery surrounding the abandoned lodge. [more inside]
posted by ejs on Mar 25, 2020 - 3 comments

Giri/Haji: All episodes  Season 1, Ep 0

A detective from Tokyo scours London for his missing brother, who's been involved with the Yakuza and accused of murder. [more inside]
posted by Sibrax on Feb 21, 2020 - 15 comments

Manifest: Fasten Your Seatbelts  Season 2, Ep 1

As the Stone family reels in the aftermath of a devastating shooting, they're hit with their most foreboding calling yet; The Major attempts to tighten her grip on the unwitting Saanvi. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 6, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: The Happytime Murders

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 26, 2019 - 2 comments

Book: The Lost Man, by Jane Harper

"The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no one ever goes far without a full complement of supplies. When 40-year-old Cameron sets out on his own, ostensibly to fix a repeater mast, he never comes home. His body is eventually spotted, via helicopter, curled up by the stockman’s grave, the source of plentiful, and persistent, local ghost stories. Cam’s older brother, Nathan, and their baby brother, Bub, are as perplexed as the cop who’s come all the way from Brisbane to investigate. What was Cam doing by the grave, and what was his Land Cruiser doing nine kilometers away, still fully stocked with supplies, with the keys left neatly on the front seat?" - Kirkus Review
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 12, 2019 - 3 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 - 186 comments

Book: Broken Harbour

Mick “Scorcherˮ Kennedy is the star of the Dublin Murder Squad. He plays by the books and plays hard, and thatʼs how the biggest case of the year ends up in his hands. On one of the half-abandoned “luxuryˮ developments that litter Ireland, Patrick Spain and his two young children have been murdered. His wife, Jenny, is in intensive care. At first, Scorcher thinks itʼs going to be an easy solve, but too many small things canʼt be explained: the half-dozen baby monitors pointed at holes smashed in the Spainsʼ walls, the files erased from the familyʼs computer, the story Jenny told her sister about a shadowy intruder slipping past the houseʼs locks. And this neighborhood—once called Broken Harbor—holds memories for Scorcher and his troubled sister, Dina: childhood memories that Scorcher thought he had tightly under control. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Nov 11, 2019 - 5 comments

Book: Faithful Place

Third in the Dublin Murder series, this time starring Frank Mackie from book 2, starting what I think of as the second branch of the books -- In the Woods and The Likeness are tied together, and Faithful Place, Broken Harbour, The Secret Place and the Trespasser are as well, but the two groupings are more loosely linked. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Nov 4, 2019 - 5 comments

Book: The Likeness

The follow-up to Tana French’s bestselling debut In the Woods finds Detective Cassie Maddox shaken from the events of a dangerous murder investigation and working a desk job in Domestic Violence at police headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. She’s just settling into her new suits and a quieter, if less satisfying, life when she is called to the scene of a murder. Cassie looks at the victim, stabbed in the chest and left for dead in a ramshackle rural cottage, and finds her mirror image. Identification reveals the victim’s name is Lexie Madison—the very same handle Cassie once used as an undercover agent. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Nov 1, 2019 - 11 comments

Book: In the Woods

First in the Dublin Murder series. You're twelve years old. It's the summer holiday. You're playing in the woods with your two best friends. Something happens. Something terrible. And the other two are never seen again. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Oct 29, 2019 - 19 comments

Podcast: Passenger List: A new narrative fiction podcast from Radiotopia - full show discussion

Atlantic Flight 702 has disappeared mid-flight between London and New York with 256 passengers on board. Kaitlin Le (Kelly Marie Tran), a college student whose twin brother vanished with the flight, is determined to uncover the truth.
posted by latkes on Oct 14, 2019 - 10 comments

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