Jamaican author Marlon James’ epic fantasy novel, set in an imaginary land that draws from African placenames, languages, and mythos, is his followup to 2014’s Man Booker prizewinning “A Brief History of Seven Killings” and is intended as the first work in a trilogy. [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT Season 6, Ep 18
"The Kid Who Showed the Big Time How!" A supposedly-intelligent high school student makes a series of progressively worse decisions that lead ultimately to the deaths or critical wounding of every major character. With short Out of This World: An angel and a devil each try to convince a bread deliveryman to join the light or dark sides, respectively, of bread delivery, leaving unexamined the incredible theological implications. Fan opinion of this Roger Corman movie varies widely, but I like it. The short is pretty good, one of those ridiculous industrials where supernatural entites take great interest in some poor dope's work-a-day life. This episode is not available on YouTube due to a copyright claim. Apparently the entity "BentPixels" is protective of their rights over either this secondary school film noir or the celestial battle for bread delivery to resort to legal solutions. The episode premiered December 10, 1994. [more inside]
Game of Thrones: The Rains of Castamere First Watch Season 3, Ep 9
Honor. Vengeance. Victory. Tragedy. [more inside]
Gotham: Red Hood Season 1, Ep 17
Gordon and Bullock investgate an unusual bank robbery involving a crook with a garish costume. An old friend comes to visit Alfred. Bruno helps Penguin make a booze run. Fish goes to see the prison's manager. Barbara continues to hang out with Cat and Ivy.
Orange Is the New Black: 40oz of Furlough Season 2, Ep 9
Piper's relationship with Larry faces a real-world test; Red's effort to redeem herself is finally rewarded. A familiar figure returns to Litchfield.
Orange Is the New Black: You Also Have a Pizza Season 2, Ep 6
Love is in the air as the inmates prepare for a Valentine's Day party; Red makes an intriguing new discovery. Larry asks Piper to be his prison mole. Featured Inmate: Poussey.
Orange Is the New Black: A Whole Other Hole Season 2, Ep 4
Morello goes on a fieldtrip, the ladies get some sex ed, Red starts a new program, Piper makes a deal, and Taystee struggles with divided loyalties.