Noah's South African roots and upbringing merge into his recent American experience making for funny and human juxtapositions and observations.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: MAC AND ME Season 12, Ep 1
A wheelchair-bound kid befriends an alien, and then careens off a cliff, goes to McDonalds, gets shot up by NASA, and witnesses the alien and his family become US citizens. MST is back baby, and off to a great start for the shortened Season 12! The premise is that, while you're free to watch the episodes whenever you want, Jonah and the 'bots are supposed subjected to these six movies back-to-back! The riffing and sketches are great in this one (yes, I started watching it within minutes of it premiering on Netflix). Episode 1201 can be seen on Netflix. First aired today, November 22, 2018. [more inside]
In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan shot Singapore's first indie road movie with her enigmatic American mentor Georges who then vanished with all the footage. Twenty years later, the 16mm film is recovered, sending Tan, now a novelist in Los Angeles, on a personal odyssey in search of Georges' vanishing footprints. [more inside]
House of Cards: Season 6 Season 6, Ep 0
Robin Wright stars as a US president dealing with the previous President's legacy, Russia, the press, the powerful Shepherd siblings (played by Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane), a fatal chemical plant accident, and more. This is the final season of the US House of Cards. [more inside]
Castlevania: "Old Homes" Season 2, Ep 2
More back story is revealed and several characters are scheming inside Dracula's War Court of Dignitaries ... [more inside]
Castlevania: "War Council" Season 2, Ep 1
Episode One of Season Two picks up right where the Season One finale finished. [more inside]
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
Chef Samin Nosrat travels to Italy, Japan, Mexico, and California to learn about and demonstrate four of the fundamental building blocks of cooking, to teach and encourage home cooks how to think about their food beyond just following recipes. [more inside]
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends; based on the "Archie" comic. Netflix, full season.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Chapter One: October Country Season 1, Ep 1
While Greendale readies for a Halloween eclipse, Sabrina faces a crucial decision and Harvey makes and unexpected declaration.
In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult. Stars Dan Stevens (Legion) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex). Written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid: Redemption). A Netflix original. [more inside]
Dancing Queen: Season 1 (full season) Season 1, Ep 0
"Justin Johnson has made a name for himself as drag artist Alyssa Edwards, rising to fame on "RuPaul's Drag Race." But when he's not on stage performing as Alyssa, he is an accomplished choreographer and dance teacher. This docuseries follows Justin in his hometown of Mesquite, Texas, at his highly competitive Beyond Belief Dance Company. It is there where he prepares young students for an intensely competitive season on the stage. The multihyphenate has a lot has on his plate, as he has to juggle his dance life, drag life, family life and love life." (Summary from Google)
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]
Daredevil: Daredevil Full Season 3 Season 3, Ep 0
A blind lawyer by day, vigilante by night. Matt Murdock fights the crime of New York as Daredevil. (Full season discussion) [more inside]
Babylon Berlin: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Gereon Rath is the enigmatic new inspector who joins Berlin’s vice squad. He is a First World War veteran from Cologne, but appears to be entangled in the capital’s criminal underworld. Episode one’s opening scenes show flashes of Rath’s life both past and future: cavorting in nightclubs, fighting on the front lines, drowning underwater. In present-day Berlin, he is charged with closing down a pornographic film set with his chief inspector, Wolter – a gruff, untrusting man. Guardian Wikipedia Rotten Tomatoes 100% IMDB 8.4 On Netflix in US, CA and AU.
Daredevil: Resurrection Season 3, Ep 1
Shattered physically and spiritually, Matt rethinks his purpose and place in Hell's Kitchen. Meanwhile, Fisk puts a plan in motion from behind bars. [more inside]
There's a lot to love about Salt Fat Acid Heat, but when I try to add it to FanFare, I get this message: "The show that you requested currently exists on IMDB, but information about it is not yet available to us. We have added it to our queue and will approve it as soon as we can. Sorry about the delay." What does it mean that the info is not available? The IMDb listing seems complete.
Anyone interested in FanFare posts for Dancing Queen (Alyssa Edwards new show on Netflix)? I'd probably do just one post for the whole season since it's only 9 episodes.
The Haunting of Hill House: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Flashing between past and present, a fractured family confronts haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it. Netflix, full season. [more inside]
The Haunting of Hill House: Steven Sees a Ghost Season 1, Ep 1
While investigating a ghost story for his latest novel, a skeptical Steven receives a call from his sister that triggers a chain of fateful events. [more inside]
Norm Macdonald Has a Show: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Old chunk of coal Norm Macdonald talks with celebrities on his new Netflix show. David Space, Drew Barrymore, Judge Judy, David Letterman, Jane Fonda, Chevy Chase, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Keaton, Billy Joe Shaver, and Lorne Michaels are the first season's guests. Sadly, Adam Eget is there, too. [more inside]
A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real. (iMDB)
When a perfectionist ad exec experiences a romantic setback, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that begins with a dramatic hair makeover. [more inside]
Hilda: Hilda (Full Season 1) Season 1, Ep 0
Hilda follows the adventures of a fearless girl as she travels from her home in a vast magical wilderness full of trolls, elves, giants and other strange creatures, to the bustling city of Trolberg, where she meets new friends and discovers mysteries stranger than she ever expected. [more inside]
Ozark: Season Two: All Episodes Season 2, Ep 0
With Del out, the crime syndicate sends their ruthless attorney Helen Pierce to town to shake things up just as The Byrdes are finally settling in. Marty and Wendy struggle to balance their family interests amid the escalating dangers presented by their partnerships with the power-hungry Snells, the cartel and their new deputy, Ruth Langmore, whose father Cade has been released from prison. The stakes are even higher than before and The Byrdes soon realize they have to go all in before they can get out.
Should we do a full season discussion or per episode?
The Dragon Prince: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Two human princes who forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands. [more inside]
A case of mistaken identity results in unexpected romance when the most popular girl in high school and the biggest loser must come together to win over their crushes.
The Innocents: Season One (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Runaway teen lovers June and Harry find themselves swept up in a dangerous and confusing new world when June begins to display mysterious abilities. A UK-made Netflix original.
The Rain: Full Season - Netflix Season 1, Ep 0
Netflix - After a brutal virus wipes out most of the population, two young siblings embark on a perilous search for safety - and answers. The Rain is a Danish post-apocalyptic web television series created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Esben Toft Jacobsen and Christian Potalivo. [more inside]
Iron Fist: Mystical Kung Fu Part Two, Chi Boogaloo Season 2, Ep 0
The second season of Iron Fist picks up where the last one left off, with Danny, Coleen, Davos and Joy all doing what comes next... [more inside]
Ghoul: Ghoul - All Episodes Season 1, Ep 0
Ghoul is an Indian horror web television miniseries based on the Arab folklore monster ghoul, and the second Netflix original from India. The story is set in India in a dystopian future and deals with the interrogation of a dreaded terrorist Ali Saeed in a secret government facility and the series of horrifying and supernatural events which follow.
When a group of teenage friends go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend's most prized possession. [more inside]
Disenchantment: The First (?) Season Season 1, Ep 0
Matt Groening returns to TV (well, Netflix) with a fantasy-based, more serialized story than his previous work. [more inside]
Six strangers share a house in snowy Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan in a reality show that's an exemplar of niceness and restraint. [more inside]
Hannah Gadsby's Netflix special seems like it's going to be a stand-up comedy routine but ends up being a meditation on, among other things, the limitations of comedy. Currently being discussed on the blue here. This one needs a content warning for discussions of misogyny and homophobic violence, both emotional and physical.
Luke Cage: They Reminisce Over You Season 2, Ep 13
Mariah adapts to her new circumstances and goes to extremes to cover her tracks. Luke takes a new approach to protecting Harlem. (SEASON FINALE, directed by Alex Garcia Lopez, written by Cheo Hodari Coker) [more inside]
Luke Cage: Can't Front On Me Season 2, Ep 12
Luke teams up with an unlikely ally to combat a new strain of heroin. As Shades plows ahead with his plan, a massive party draws everyone to the club. (directed by Everardo Gout, written by Aïda Mashaka Croal) [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Creator Season 2, Ep 11
Shaken by Mariah's latest act, Luke combs the city for a witness. Flashbacks reveal a fateful encounter between the Stokes and McIver families. (written by Nicole Mirante-Matthews & Matthew Lopes, directed by Stephen Surjik [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Main Ingredient Season 2, Ep 10
Danny Rand insists on helping Luke hunt for Bushmaster--the Iron Fist way. Mariah sets out to reclaim her empire. Misty pursues a traitor. (written by Akela Cooper, directed by Andy Goddard) [more inside]
Luke Cage: For Pete's Sake Season 2, Ep 9
Hunkered down in a makeshift safe house, Luke and Misty butt heads over how to handle Mariah. Meanwhile, long-buried family secrets come to light. (directed by Clark Johnson, written by Matt Owens & Ian Stokes) [more inside]
Luke Cage: If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Right Season 2, Ep 8
While Shades, Mariah, and Misty come to terms with the previous night's events, Bushmaster searches for a way to boost his strength. (written by Nathan Louis Jackson, directed by Neema Barnette) [more inside]
Luke Cage: On and On Season 2, Ep 7
Reeling from the showdown on the bridge... [more inside]
Luke Cage: The Basement Season 2, Ep 6
As a wave of violence rocks Harlem, everyone races to connect the dots between Piranha, Mariah, Bushmaster, and the grisly find at the clinic. (written by Aïda Mashaka Croal, directed by Millicent Shelton) [more inside]
A woman is held captive by a Software engineer in a futuristic smart house and hopes to escape by manipulating the A. I. program that controls the house. [more inside]
Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.
GLOW: Here We GLOW Again Season 2, Ep 0
Season 2 of the Netflix hit about the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling will "deviate" from the real-life G.L.O.W., particularly in that critics actually like this version.
Luke Cage: All Souled Out Season 2, Ep 5
Desperate to drum up quick cash for a lawsuit, Luke weighs an offer from a superman. Mariah invites Tilda to join the new family business. [more inside]
Luke Cage: I Get Physical Season 2, Ep 4
As footage of his fight with Bushmaster goes viral, Luke struggles with the aftereffects and follows a trail of clues to Tilda's shop. [more inside]
100% Hotter: Season 1 (All Episodes) Season 1, Ep 0
Netflix's 100% Hotter is "a make-under rather than a make-over show, targeting people whose style is so in your face you cannot help stop and stare while their family and friends squirm with embarrassment."