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Wild Wild Country full series  Season 1, Ep 0

In 1981, controversial guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (who later in life went by Osho) moved his ashram of followers from India to a 65,000 acre ranch in rural Oregon. Known for his teachings of free love and open marriage, his fleet of Rolls Royce cars, and his collection of diamond-encrusted watches, the guru, his confrontational personal secretary, and his followers quickly drew the ire of local Oregonians over their plans to turn the commune into an actual city. Over four years, tensions escalated rapidly, leading to the arming of the commune, plots to murder elected officials, busing in hordes of homeless people to overwhelm election voting, and the largest bio-terrorism attack on U.S. soil. [Note: this is meant as a full series thread for the 6-part Netflix series, which IMDB for some reason is listing as only a two hour movie.] [more inside]
posted by dnash on Mar 28, 2018 - 18 comments

The West Wing: Galileo  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 9

NASA prepares to receive the first pictures from their new Mars probe, accompanied by a live broadcast with the President. Meanwhile, the Russian government covers up a missile silo fire, a report that the President doesn't like green beans poses an electoral problem in Oregon, and Josh investigates the consequences of honoring a man who called for Puerto Rican statehood. C.J. promotes a staffer to Deputy Press Secretary but then faces a slew of disappointed interviewees at a Kennedy Center concert. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 13, 2016 - 8 comments

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 184- Rajneeshpuram

Indian philosopher and mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh had a vision: he would build a Utopian city from the ground up, starting with 64,000 acres of muddy ranchland in rural Oregon. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Oct 24, 2015 - 2 comments

Murder, She Wrote: Trouble in Eden  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 9

Jessica is in New York, where she is offering her condolences to her friend Mary Rose on the sudden death of her sister Charlotte, in a little town called Eden, Oregon. Mary Rose tells Jess about an ominous, anonymous note from someone in Eden, casting doubt on the official report that her sister died of a heart attack. When Mary Rose is trying to convince Jessica that they should go to Eden together to investigate Charlotte's death, Mary Rose is run down while crossing the road. Jessica decides to step in, playing the role of Mary Rose and digging up the truth behind Charlotte's death, and Mary Rose's nearly fatal hit and run. Let's go to Eden!
posted by filthy light thief on May 30, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: How to Die in Oregon

"How to Die in Oregon" is an intimate and personal look at the Death with Dignity laws in Oregon. The documentary primarily follows the final months of Cody Curtis, a 54 year-old cancer patient and mother of two, with her decision regarding her end-of-life planning. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Apr 7, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Wild

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe.
posted by mathowie on Dec 11, 2014 - 11 comments

Grimm: Blond Ambition  Season 3, Ep 22

It's Monroe and Rosalee's wedding day, but will Adalind's mission for the Royals ruin everything? [more inside]
posted by Small Dollar on May 17, 2014 - 13 comments

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