Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. [more inside]
Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) is a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children and has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) is an African-American maid who has often offended her employers despite her family's struggles with money and her desperate need for jobs; and Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone) is a young white woman who has recently moved back home after graduating college to find out her childhood maid has mysteriously disappeared. These three stories intertwine to explain how life in Jackson, Mississippi revolves around "the help"; yet they are always kept at a certain distance because of racial lines. [more inside]
In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.
Dollhouse: Echoes Rewatch Season 1, Ep 7
Rossum Corporation asks the Dollhouse to send a large contingent of actives to a college campus to retrieve an experimental memory drug. The drug brings out suppressed memories which affect everyone, including the actives. Echo's origins are revealed. [more inside]
Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there.
An African American washerwoman rises from poverty to build a beauty empire and become the first female self-made millionaire. (Netflix, 4 episodes, adapted from the book 'On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker' by A’Lelia Bundles, Walker’s great-great-granddaughter) [more inside]
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.
A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. [more inside]
A Brooklyn couple has always known that their four-year-old son is more interested in fairy tale princesses than toy cars. But when his preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than a phase, the couple rethink their roles as parents and spouses.
In Guillermo del Toro's magical realism twist on monster movies, isolated and mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works as a nighttime janitor at a government research facility in a 1960s-like Baltimore. Her life is changed forever when she discovers a secret classified "asset" and experiment, and develops an unusual relationship. [more inside]
Saturday Night Live: Octavia Spencer, Father John Misty Season 42, Ep 15
Host: Octavia Spencer, Musical Guest: Father John Misty [more inside]
A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.
A troubled actor, a television show runner, and an acclaimed videogame designer find their lives intertwining in mysterious and unsettling ways. [more inside]
Red Band Society: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Teenagers in a hospital get to know each other. [more inside]