Nice White Parents is baaaaasically Serial Season Four, coproduced by the New York Times. It follows the model of Season Three, focusing on a single institution enmeshed in a larger system, instead of an individual case. In this case, the past, present and future of a single Brooklyn school's history of failed integration attempts. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE UNEARTHLY Rewatch Season 3, Ep 20
Rewatch! John Carradine knows One Weird Trick to prolong life in humans: change out their pineal glands! But as a side effect it turns the subjects into mutants. Contains Tor Johnson, who know what time it for. Has shorts devoted to the subjects of posture and parental obedience. Previously
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos ... [more inside]
High Maintenance: Tick Season 7, Ep 4
Aging parents navigate their son's recent success and new lifestyle; The Guy delivers to a retired man who lives downstairs from his neurotic daughter and her family. [more inside]
Based on the classic 1897 Henry James novel but set in contemporary New York City, six year-old Maisie observes the frantic comings and goings of her divorcing parents and their respective lovers.
Master of None: Parents Season 1, Ep 2
First-generationers Dev and Brian try to show their appreciation for their immigrant parents at a joint family dinner.
"The first AMT of 2015 is an absolute peach, so trot over to answermethispodcast.com/episode305 to read all about it." [more inside]
Steven Universe: Fusion Cuisine Season 1, Ep 32
Steven convinces all three Crystal Gems to fuse together and pretend to be his mother in order to impress Connie's parents.
Maron: Marc on Talking Dead Season 2, Ep 1
Maron returns for a second season, this time with a girlfriend he loves and an attempt to capitalize on his rising star status as he hopes to score a talk show. [more inside]