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The Ginger Tree: Episodes 1 to 4  Season 1, Ep 1

In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary MacKenzie (Samantha Bond) travels to Manchuria in order to join her diplomat fiancé and marry him, but neither the marriage nor her subsequent life turn out as she expects. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Nov 17, 2018 - 3 comments

Patrick Melrose: At Last  Season 1, Ep 5

Patrick confronts the past on the day of his mother's memorial service. Now truly clean and sober, he attempts to solve the puzzle of his mother’s complicity in his father’s abuse, as well as answer his father’s question, ‘What will you do with your life?’ Limited Series Finale
posted by myotahapea on Jun 10, 2018 - 5 comments

Patrick Melrose: Mother's Milk  Season 1, Ep 4

Patrick is spending the summer at his old family home in France with his wife Mary and their two young sons. When Eleanor, now sober, announces her plan to leave the house to a New Age foundation instead of Patrick, he quickly falls off the wagon. As Patrick returns to his old self-destructive behavior, the fate of his marriage is seriously threatened.
posted by myotahapea on Jun 3, 2018 - 3 comments

Patrick Melrose: Some Hope  Season 1, Ep 3

Patrick reluctantly agrees to go to his first big social event since recovering. Together with his good friend Johnny Hall, he attends a glittering party in the English countryside hosted by former hippie Bridget – now married, titled and miserable – and attended by Princess Margaret as well as a number of Patrick's old flames. Amid a crowd of social dragonflies, Patrick searches for redemption and capacity for forgiveness, while confronting his past in a myriad of ways.
posted by myotahapea on May 27, 2018 - 3 comments

The Americans: Jennings, Elizabeth  Season 6, Ep 9

Stan catches up with Pastor Tim and Oleg, offers Philip his support, and shares his suspicions with Aderholt. Elizabeth watches over Nesterenko and does not have dinner with Claudia. Tatiana's latest operation goes badly. Paige learns more about the nitty gritty of her parents' spy operations. Philip meets up with Father Andrei. Elizabeth packs for a trip.
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2018 - 76 comments

Patrick Melrose: Never Mind  Season 1, Ep 2

At the Melrose family’s glorious house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds. His father David rules with cruelty and his mother Eleanor has retreated into self medication and booze. Bravely imaginative and self-sufficient out of necessity, 9-year-old Patrick encounters the volatile lives of adults with fear. They are expecting guests for the weekend, but this afternoon is profoundly unlike other summer days, and the shocking events that precede the guests’ arrival tear Patrick's world in two. Preview.
posted by myotahapea on May 20, 2018 - 8 comments

The Americans: The Summit  Season 6, Ep 8

Philip brings Elizabeth up to speed on his spy activities. Elizabeth's nursing job comes to an end, and her relationship with Jackson takes several turns. Stan continues piecing together information and watching the Jennings. Renee gets notice of a job interview. Philip visits Stavos, tries on a new suit, and rents a video. Elizabeth questions an order from Claudia, and asks Philip to relay a message to Oleg.
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2018 - 54 comments

Patrick Melrose: Bad News  Season 1, Ep 1

Get ready for the lowdown on the British upper class. This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn tracks Patrick from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain. At once harrowing and hilarious, Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the troubled titular character. [more inside]
posted by myotahapea on May 14, 2018 - 7 comments

The Americans: Harvest  Season 6, Ep 7

Philip shares his worries over the failing business with Stan, then visits Chicago where the planned extraction of Harvest doesn't turn out quite as planned. Stan drives Henry to his friend's house and then visits the Jennings residence. At the FBI, Aderholt grieves over the failure of his operation while Stan begins to work a new theory. Erika gives Elizabeth another drawing lesson. Elizabeth briefs Paige. Philip reminisces about his wedding day.
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2018 - 42 comments

The Americans: Rififi  Season 6, Ep 6

Henry comes home for Thanksgiving, Aderholt updates Stan on counterintelligence's activities, Elizabeth goes to the movies and Chicago, Stan is grateful for his freedoms, and Philip makes some business decisions and corresponds with Oleg.
posted by orange swan on May 2, 2018 - 33 comments

The Americans: The Great Patriotic War  Season 6, Ep 5

Tatiana catches up with Oleg, Elizabeth gives Philip a good time and a work assignment, Stan gives Renee some career advice, Erika gives Elizabeth more lessons in drawing, Paige plays pinball and goes on the offensive against her intern boyfriend and his wingman, Stan visits Sofia with cake, Gennadi with pizza, and Philip for a beer, Philip tests Paige's sparring skills, Claudia, Elizabeth, and Paige talk about Russian history and their own history and test the merits of olive oil, and Philip's relationship with Kimmie takes a few new turns.
posted by orange swan on Apr 25, 2018 - 63 comments

The Americans: Mr. and Mrs. Teacup  Season 6, Ep 4

Oleg and Philip have their last chat, Elizabeth takes her best shot at getting the radiation sensor, Erika goes to a party, Paige enjoys a night out with a young man whom she thinks has potential, Philip has drinks with Stan and goes line dancing with Stavos, Arkady and Igor compare notes, Claudia has plans for Sofia and Gennadi's future, Kimmie has travel plans for herself, and Henry learns his future may not play out as planned.
posted by orange swan on Apr 18, 2018 - 41 comments

The Americans: Urban Transport Planning  Season 6, Ep 3

Philip, Elizabeth, and Paige conduct a post-mortem on the operation with Rennhull, Claudia, Elizabeth and Paige cook zharkoye, Elizabeth goes out for pizza and meets with a new target, Stan and Oleg catch up, Renee floats the idea of a career change by Stan, Philip gives his travel agents a pep talk, Sophia, Gennadi, and Ilya relocate, and Henry gets an assist.
posted by orange swan on Apr 11, 2018 - 41 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

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 Americans: Tchaikovsky  Season 6, Ep 2

Stan finds out an old friend of his is back in town, Philip loses a client, Erika and Glenn Haskard contemplate a difficult choice, Sofia and Gennadi experience marital difficulties, Elizabeth learns to draw on the right side of the brain, has lunch with one friend and a few nightly rendezvous with another, and Paige learns more about the scope of a spy's work.
posted by orange swan on Apr 4, 2018 - 31 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 - 6 comments

Movie: Phantom Thread

A 1950s period piece exploring the relationship triangle between couture dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), his sister and business partner Cyril (Lesley Manville), and Alma (Vicky Krieps), the woman Woodcock invites into his home to be his latest muse and model.
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 16, 2018 - 37 comments

The Americans: The Soviet Division  Season 5, Ep 13

In the fifth season finale of The Americans, "the Eckarts" help Alexei and Evgheniya with a family emergency, Paige continues to work at the food pantry and work out in the garage, Sofia's fiancé takes a test, Elizabeth gives Tuan career advice, Jim tells Kimmy he's relocating, Elizabeth, Philip, and Stan all consider retirement, Martha considers a new venture, and Henry finds out he got into St. Edwards and is being awarded his scholarship, only to find out there's another obstacle. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 30, 2017 - 65 comments

The Americans: The World Council of Churches  Season 5, Ep 12

Pastor Tim tells Paige about his career plans, Elizabeth and Philip tell Claudia and Pastor Tim about their retirement plans, Sofia tells Beeman and Aderholt about her matrimonial plans, Oleg talks relationships with his investigators, sentencing with his boss, camp life with his mother, and shop with his father, Mischa has dinner with his uncle, Elizabeth and Evgheniya clip coupons, Paige tries to change up her accessories, Pascha comes home from school with a new look, Tuan comes up with a new plan, and Henry makes dinner. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 23, 2017 - 34 comments

The Americans: Dyatkovo  Season 5, Ep 11

Oleg and his co-worker continue their food police work, Philip parents two of his sons and reminisces about his own father, William receives his memorial, Philip and Elizabeth are told to track down a former Nazi collaborator, Henry meets the Mail Robot, and Elizabeth declares herself ready to make a life change. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 16, 2017 - 30 comments

The Americans: Darkroom  Season 5, Ep 10

Stan, Renee, Philip, and Elizabeth have dinner, Brad and Alexei have kvass, Tatiana has a chat with Evgheniya, Oleg talks to his co-worker and does not talk to his parents, Sofia tells Aderholt and Beeman about her boyfriend, Pasha is dealing with a shitty situation at school, Philip and Elizabeth tie the knot, and there are new developments arising from Paige's relationship with Pastor Tim. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 9, 2017 - 32 comments

The Americans: IHOP  Season 5, Ep 9

Oleg answers some questions and gets some answers, Philip listens to audio and consults a priest, Stan is faced with a new dilemma and visits Linh Gaad, Gabriel visits Martha, Kimmy celebrates her 17th birthday, Henry announces he wants to leave home, and Tuan leaves home. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 2, 2017 - 27 comments

The Americans: Immersion  Season 5, Ep 8

Elizabeth and Paige are kung-fu fighting, Stan considers taking up skydiving, Claudia handles Philip and Elizabeth, Oleg has unwelcome visitors, Beeman and Aderholt make lunch and dental visit arrangements for Sofia, Evgheniya takes up some extra-curricular activities with one of her students, Henry plays video games with friends, Pasha's only friend cooks up a plot against him, and Philip gets dumped. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 25, 2017 - 23 comments

The Americans: Crossbreed  Season 5, Ep 6

Mischa takes the last leg of his fruitless journey, while his unknown father Philip learns more about his own father, Gabriel visits a friend and announces his retirement, Elizabeth is reminded of an old friend and takes up Tai Chi and psychiatry, Beeman and Aderholt may have finally made a new friend, Evgheniya has her picture taken, Henry updates Stan on who the mysterious Chris is and tells his parents he has no interest in the family business, Paige continues her induction into the family business, and Oleg makes an arrest and retreats to a rooftop to deal with the CIA's overtures. Soundtrack: Peter Gabriel. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 11, 2017 - 45 comments

The Americans: Lotus 1-2-3  Season 5, Ep 5

Renee sees Romancing the Stone with Stan and Matthew, enjoys some pillow talk with Stan, and has drinks with Stan and Aderholt as well as a furtive escort home, Philip has sex and learns Lotus 1-2-3, Elizabeth has sex and eats Smores, Mischa meets with Gabriel, Philip has Russia flashbacks, Paige and Matthew have one of those awkward "us" discussions, Henry has unsuspected talents, Tuan learns to throw a football and has McDonald's, Oleg's parents host a The Bachelor-themed dinner party, and Oleg gets stood up. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 4, 2017 - 30 comments

The Americans: What's the Matter with Kansas?  Season 5, Ep 4

Philip and Elizabeth get new assignments from Gabriel and have dinner with Stan and Renée, Philip has a beer with Alexei, Elizabeth tries carob chips and goes hiking with Ben, Philip hits the treadmill and learns about logistics from Deirdre, Oleg continues to work as a food cop and to try to figure out how counteract the CIA's tactics, Stan threatens to sacrifice himself to protect Oleg, Paige crosses boundaries while babysitting for Pastor Tim, Mischa crosses borders, and Henry has issues with his math teacher and with the lack of Apple Jacks in the Jennings household. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 28, 2017 - 45 comments

The Americans: The Midges  Season 5, Ep 3

Stan and Aderholt can't seem to make any new friends, Alexei bowls and complains about Russia, Mischa's travel plans hit a snag, Paige practices rubbing her fingers together, Oleg investigates suspect tangerines, and Philip and Elizabeth get into cowboy cosplay. Also: MARTHA. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 21, 2017 - 26 comments

The Americans: Pests  Season 5, Ep 2

Stan makes some progress with "gym lady" Renée and expresses his concerns about both Oleg and Paige, Alexei keeps complaining about Russia, Elizabeth goes on a field trip, new Food Police Agent Oleg gets an unwelcome message, Paige punches her mother, Elizabeth and Philip are concerned about where and with whom Paige is sleeping, and Henry sleeps. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 14, 2017 - 29 comments

The Americans: Amber Waves  Season 5, Ep 1

In this first episode of the fifth season, Philip and Elizabeth begin a new mission in a new place with a new agent, Oleg begins a new job in Moscow, Mischa begins a journey, Paige begins combat training, Stan begins going to the gym every day, and Hans and William complete their last operation.
posted by orange swan on Mar 7, 2017 - 60 comments

The Americans: Persona Non Grata  Season 4, Ep 13

In the season four finale, William faces a legal and medical emergency. Paige gets further involved with Matthew and the spy trade. Mischa Jr. receives indirect help from his father and a gift from his mother. Oleg decides on a move, Arkady has his next move decided for him, and Elizabeth and Philip consider early retirement. The Washington Redskins lose the 1984 Superbowl 38-9.
posted by orange swan on Jun 9, 2016 - 44 comments

The Americans: Munchkins  Season 4, Ep 10

Pastor Tim finds Ethiopia more of an adventure than he expected, and the Jennings find Alice to be a better player than they expected. Oleg and Tatiana engage in more pillow talk. Aderholt is marginalized by his new boss. Stan and Aderholt take Mr. Hanson out for drinks, Kimmie and Jim smoke pot, and Matthew and Paige drink coffee. Gaad entertains unexpected visitors and Elizabeth has second thoughts about the Young Hee and Don operation.
posted by orange swan on May 18, 2016 - 61 comments

Underground: The White Whale  Season 1, Ep 10

Everyone must pay for their sins when the day of reckoning arrives. Ernestine prays, Tom asks for forgiveness and plans, and 'Stine acts. Rosalee, Noah and Boo are on the move, with the help of the Hawkes and Sheriff Kyle. August tries to seek revenge for Ben, and finds out that slave-catchers have one limitation. And we meet Patty Cannon! [Season finale, season 2 confirmed for next year]
posted by filthy light thief on May 12, 2016 - 4 comments

The Americans: The Day After  Season 4, Ep 9

Everyone watches The Day After, William questions the merits of liquefying organs, Page drives a Camaro, Oleg and Tatiana take their working relationship to the next level, Pastor Tim looks forward to a trip to Ethiopia and a talk with the Jennings, Philip and Stan play racquetball, and Elizabeth plays Young Hee's husband Don.
posted by orange swan on May 11, 2016 - 29 comments

The Americans: March 8, 1983  Season 3, Ep 13

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip; Philip takes care of the Martha situation and tries to raise his level of self-awareness; Oleg updates Stan who updates Agent Gaad; Nina and Anton's relationship progresses; Zinaida does not get a BLT.
posted by orange swan on Apr 22, 2015 - 33 comments

The Americans: I Am Abassin Zadran  Season 3, Ep 12

Gabriel and Claudia discuss the future of Directorate S and Paige Jennings; Paige tests the limits of her independence and familial memories; Oleg and Tatiana essay to find merit in Mail Robot's work; Agents Beeman and Aderholt compare theories; Martha entertains two surprise visitors.
posted by orange swan on Apr 15, 2015 - 31 comments

The Americans: Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?  Season 3, Ep 9

Hans takes on a freelance operation, Martha decides to get on with things and makes supper, Oleg and Stan take the next step in their plot to exchange Zinaida for Nina, Mail Robot entertains midnight visitors, and Philip and Gabriel play Scrabble.
posted by orange swan on Mar 25, 2015 - 24 comments

The Americans: Divestment  Season 3, Ep 8

Reuben, Joey Ramone, and Mary Stuart Masterson conduct interrogations at a black site, and make decisions regarding the future of those whom they interrogate. Paige begins an independent research project. Martha has a couple of counterproductive conversations. Arkady realizes he may never be able to take a train in Russia again. Elizabeth asks Gabriel for a favour. Nina receives a new assignment and meets her new boss, only to discover he's the same as the old boss. Mail Robot has a horrible day at work.
posted by orange swan on Mar 18, 2015 - 13 comments

The Americans: Walter Taffet  Season 3, Ep 7

In tonight's episode, Gaad finds an uninvited guest in his office, Martha cleans out her purse, Philip orders pizza, Elizabeth talks about parenting with a South African operative, and Hans experiences his first operation. This episode was the directorial debut of one Noah Emmerich. Soundtrack: Fleetwood Mac.
posted by orange swan on Mar 11, 2015 - 14 comments

The Americans: Born Again  Season 3, Ep 6

Stan goes on a date. Paige is further initiated into the church and her parents' profession by the respective efforts of Pastor Tim and her mother. Philip continues to work Kimmie while Nina continues to work her cellmate in an effort to get what they want. Mail Robot, Martha, and Agent Aderholt have a tête-à-tête-à-tête. Soundtrack: Pink Floyd.
posted by orange swan on Mar 5, 2015 - 7 comments

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