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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 - 7 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 - 2 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ho-Ho Mambo  Season 3, Ep 2

After a rude welcome to Grovetown, Hap and Leonard meet the local authorities, including a lawman with balls the size of churchbells. Christmas Ants are on the march.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 15, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: The Limehouse Golem

A series of murders has shaken the community to the point where people believe that only a legendary creature from dark times - the mythical so-called Golem - must be responsible. [more inside]
posted by lesser weasel on Mar 11, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: The Two-Bear Mambo  Season 3, Ep 1

When Leonard gets arrested for burning down the crackhouse next door (again), police detective Marvin Hanson makes a deal with Hap: he'll free Leonard, but only if our heroes take a trip to nearby Grovetown to find a missing person. Grovetown is a Klan stronghold where it's said a legendary bluesman once met the Devil on a dark night. Some say the Devil never left.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 1 comment

Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo  Season 2, Ep 0

In the East Texas of the late 1980s, two rough and tumble ne'er-do-wells with hearts of gold try and fail to stay out of trouble. An action-comedy/mystery that's deeper than you expect and funny as hell. All episodes on Netflix. (So is Season 1, but you don't need to watch it to enjoy this.) [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 10, 2018 - 0 comments

Shetland: Raven Black, Part 1  Season 2, Ep 1

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate the murder of a teenage girl whose body was found on a secluded beach, a case that shares several similarities with the unsolved disappearance of a girl named Catriona 19 years previously. Brian Cox guest stars as Magnus Bain, a person of interest in both cases.
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 26, 2017 - 1 comment

Shetland: Red Bones  Season 1, Ep 0

Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate and discover that the murder is linked to a long-simmering feud between island families, and they must apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Nov 21, 2017 - 5 comments

Search Party: second season  Season 2, Ep 0

Discuss season 2 inside! [more inside]
posted by lmfsilva on Nov 20, 2017 - 6 comments

Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh directs and acts in a remake of the Christie classic. Branagh plays master detective Hercule Poirot, and is joined by a star studded cast, who are all suspects when the passenger of a luxury train is murdered during the night.
posted by codacorolla on Nov 11, 2017 - 24 comments

Mr. Robot: Eps3.3metadata.par2  Season 3, Ep 4

"Metadata. The story behind the data. Getting information is one thing, but how it was created, where and by whom can often be illuminating." Official summary: Dom has a close call; Elliot chases himself with Darlene on the lookout. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2, 2017 - 11 comments

Podcast: Showcase from Radiotopia: The Polybius Conspiracy #1 – The Player

Introducing our new Showcase series! In The Polybius Conspiracy, producers Jon Frechette and Todd Luoto investigate the decades-old urban legend of Polybius, a mysterious arcade game that is purported to have briefly appeared in Oregon arcades for a few weeks in 1981 before abruptly disappearing.
posted by latkes on Oct 16, 2017 - 9 comments

Veronica Mars: Meet John Smith  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Things really get moving here. Veronica gets hired to track down a classmate's long-lost (or dead?) father, enlists Wallace to start taking records from the office, dates Troy, and tries to get to the bottom of the mystery around her own mother. Oh, and what kind of medication is Duncan really taking? [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Oct 4, 2017 - 3 comments

Veronica Mars: Credit Where Credit's Due  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

Veronica investigates credit card fraud. We see Weevil in a more sympathetic light. Logan is an ass (Logan is always an ass), but Troy seems nice, right? And, oh yeah, a role for Paris Hilton... [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Sep 26, 2017 - 7 comments

Veronica Mars: Pilot  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

Introductions all around! Veronica Mars is a junior at Neptune High, formerly popular with the rich kids, now an outcast. Her best friend was killed, her boyfriend dumped her, she was roofied. Her father used to be Sheriff, but now he's a private eye, and Veronica helps him while solving her own high-school drama mysteries. This week's episode introduces Wallace, a new student at Neptune who is targeted by the local biker gang. Veronica Mars was first broadcast in 2004, just after Buffy the Vampire Slayer ended, and in a lot of ways it directly took up the mantle of kick-ass blonde high school girl empowerment. Never a ratings success, it was a critical darling from the start. [more inside]
posted by rikschell on Sep 18, 2017 - 15 comments

The Sinner?

Anyone else following? Worth discussing? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Sep 11, 2017 - 1 comment

Podcast: Reply All: #104 The Case of the Phantom Caller

A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support.
posted by noneuclidean on Sep 7, 2017 - 9 comments

iZombie: Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1  Season 3, Ep 12

When Liv consumes the brains of someone from Ravi's past, she begins having some very intimate visions of him; Major faces a huge decision. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Jun 29, 2017 - 3 comments

Hap and Leonard: Holy Mojo   Season 2, Ep 3

Grisly new evidence leads Hap and Leonard on a wild goose chase across town. The guys' passions flare, threatening to derail the investigation.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 30, 2017 - 0 comments

Hap and Leonard: Ticking Mojo  Season 2, Ep 2

Hap and Florida scheme to free Leonard from a dire situation. Odd clues bring Hap and Leonard to a cryptic person of interest in the case.
posted by kittens for breakfast on Mar 23, 2017 - 1 comment

Riverdale: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 6

In the 6th "chapter" of the Riverdale saga, Valerie's efforts to help Archie's musical ambitions leads to not one but two major fallouts, Betty and Jughead's investigation brings them face-to-face with Polly, and Veronica gets bounced from conflict to conflict. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 3, 2017 - 12 comments

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 1 (All)  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

Famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot matches his little gray cells against the most puzzling crimes England has to offer, with the faithful Captain Hastings and Miss Lemon, and his friendly rival Inspector Japp. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 8, 2017 - 18 comments

Sherlock: The Final Problem  Season 4, Ep 3

In the final episode of this series, written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, long-buried secrets finally catch up with the Baker Street duo. Someone has been playing a very long game indeed and, alone and defenceless, Sherlock and Dr Watson face their greatest ever challenge. Is the game finally over? [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 15, 2017 - 119 comments

Sherlock: The Lying Detective  Season 4, Ep 2

Sherlock faces one of the most chilling enemies of his long career: the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith - a man with a very dark secret indeed.
posted by litera scripta manet on Jan 8, 2017 - 73 comments

Elementary: Pick Your Poison  Season 5, Ep 10

When Watson is implicated in a DEA investigation into doctors writing illegal prescriptions, she and Holmes search for the person using her medical license to solve drugs. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 22, 2016 - 2 comments

People of Earth: Season 1 (full show)  Season 1, Ep 0

Ozzie Graham (Wyatt Cenac) is a reporter who has worked for The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Glint Enterprises, but when he goes up to the small town of Beacon, New York to report on StarCrossed, a support group for people who believe they've been abducted by aliens and... meet in a Catholic church for some reason, he finds more than an interesting story. He decides to move to Beacon and spend more time with the “experiencers” (do NOT call them “abductees”). [Airs/ streams on TBS, the final two episodes will air Monday, Dec. 19, 2016] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Dec 14, 2016 - 13 comments

Elementary: It Serves You Right to Suffer  Season 5, Ep 9

When Shinwell comes to Holmes and Watson for help after he's framed for a gang killing, they have three days to find the real murderer before he is arrested and sent back to jail. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 12, 2016 - 1 comment

Elementary: How the Sausage Is Made  Season 5, Ep 8

Joan worries Sherlock's sobriety is at risk when she learns he has been lying to her about attending recovery meetings. Also, Sherlock and Joan discover a man's death caused by ingesting poisoned sausage is connected to a lab working on a breakthrough in the artificial meat industry. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 4, 2016 - 10 comments

Elementary: Bang Bang Shoot Chute  Season 5, Ep 7

Holmes and Watson search for two murderers after a base jumper is shot out of the sky by one killer, and has his parachute sabotaged by another. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Dec 2, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 3. PHONY

A road trip. A simulation. A pivot. Another road trip. A viper's nest. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Nov 30, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: Homecoming: 2. PINEAPPLE

Belfast is in Dubai. Palm trees are in Florida. A wheelchair is in the bathroom. The Titanic rises.
posted by CMcG on Nov 28, 2016 - 1 comment

Elementary: Ill Tidings  Season 5, Ep 6

Holmes and Watson investigate a mass murder when a chef and his patrons are poisoned after dining on a tasting menu tainted with snake venom. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Nov 28, 2016 - 2 comments

Elementary: To Catch a Predator Predator  Season 5, Ep 5

Holmes and Watson have plenty of suspects when they investigate the murder of a man who led a secret life as a vigilante, "catfishing" sexual predators on dating sites and publicly shaming them. [more inside]
posted by CMcG on Nov 28, 2016 - 5 comments

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