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Emily in Paris: Full season  Season 1, Ep 0

A young American woman from the Midwest is hired by a marketing firm in Paris to provide them with an American perspective on things. [more inside]
posted by elgilito on Oct 13, 2020 - 4 comments

Chicago Typewriter: Chicago Typewriter (Sikago Tajagi)  Season 1, Ep 0

A veterinarian and two writers have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from the Japanese colonial period. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 13, 2020 - 5 comments

Was It Love: Was It Love?  Season 1, Ep 0

When four very different men appear in her life, a single mother who hasn't dated in years begins to rediscover love — and herself. (Netflix, jTBC Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Sep 2, 2020 - 1 comment

Romance Is a Bonus Book: Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok  Season 1, Ep 0

A gifted writer who's the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 31, 2020 - 3 comments

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Dauphin  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 10

Wesley is bitten by the love bug. Well, less of a bug, and more of a bioluminescent…pink sasquatch…thing. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 3, 2020 - 9 comments

Another Miss Oh: Oh Hae-Young Again (Ddo Oh Hae Yeong)  Season 1, Ep 0

A sound director who suddenly starts getting visions of someone else's future gets mired in the lives of two women, who happen to share the same name. (tvN Korea, Netflix) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 28, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: WALL-E

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2020 - 13 comments

FanFare Book Club?

I just went through the book posts for the last three months. There's lots of books I'm considering reading, and one book I read a while ago but don't remember well enough to do deep insightful commentary. In order to get more synchronicity on this, does anyone want to start a book club? Or even a couple in different genres? I would love a romance, science fiction, fantasy and/or nonfiction book club.
posted by rednikki on Jun 9, 2020 - 3 comments

Because This Is My First Life: Ibeon Saengeun Cheoeumira, aka Because This Life Is Our First  Season 1, Ep 0

Two housemates get married for convenience, but discover nothing is simple when it comes to demanding in-laws, or facing their growing bond. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on May 13, 2020 - 3 comments

Dispatches from Elsewhere: The Creator  Season 1, Ep 9

Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests, while Fredwynn finds it hard to let go. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 24, 2020 - 2 comments

Deserving of the Name: aka Live Up To Your Name, aka Myeongbulheojeon, Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Pushed together by twists of time, a Joseon doctor and a cardiac surgeon overcome their 400-year divide as they learn and heal through each other. (Netflix, tvN Korea) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 2, 2020 - 2 comments

Book: Red, White & Royal Blue

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
posted by dinty_moore on Feb 24, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: The Fare

World-weary taxi driver Harris finds himself engaged in the only kind of courtship he can have with his passenger Penny -- one that lasts as long as her trip... until she disappears from the back seat without a trace. When he resets his meter, he is instantaneously transported back to the moment when she climbed into his cab. As he and Penny find themselves trapped in an endless nighttime cab ride, secrets will be revealed, truths will come to light, and Harris' entire life will be changed forever. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 22, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. [more inside]
posted by sapagan on Feb 10, 2020 - 21 comments

Book: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.
posted by dinty_moore on Dec 28, 2019 - 4 comments

Virgin River: Virgin River season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Searching for a fresh start, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote northern California town and is surprised by what -- and who -- she finds. (Netflix, Robyn Carr book series adaptation) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 13, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: Evvie Drake Starts Over

From MeFi’s own Linda_Holmes comes a heartfelt debut about the unlikely relationship between a young woman who’s lost her husband and a major league pitcher who’s lost his game.
posted by Etrigan on Aug 10, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Our Shining Days 《閃光少女》

A youth inspirational film, about how a group of high school students try to revive Chinese orchestra ensemble. They face many challenges along the way to compete nationally, including a rivalry with the more popular Western orchestra club. [more inside]
posted by Hal Mumkin on Jul 27, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: The Lost Book of the Grail

In The Lost Book of the Grail, author Charlie Lovett weaves together elements of romance, historical fiction, and mystery into an engrossing novel that is hard to put down. The book chapters alternate between two settings:
  • Historical fiction set in a Christian monastery charged with hiding a Grail related artifact from first Viking hordes, and later the British monarchy stamping out undesirable religions.
  • A modern day setting of a university professor and Grail enthusiast chasing down clues to the location of the Holy Grail, which he believes is somewhere in the small British university town where he teaches.
Throughout the story, the author weaves together a debate on the nature of faith versus science, a deep and abiding love of old books, romance, and an old-fashioned mystery yarn and brings it all together into a satisfying conclusion.
posted by COD on Dec 21, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Days of Heaven

In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire - Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor.
posted by Literaryhero on Sep 25, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: Miss Congeniality

An F.B.I. agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a known terrorist from bombing the event. There's a lot of falling down in high heels. [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Sep 20, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Roman Holiday

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jul 15, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 29, 2018 - 6 comments

Movie: Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress, falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 27, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: How to Steal a Million

Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 23, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: The Thomas Crown Affair

A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 13, 2018 - 3 comments

Movie: How to Talk to Girls at Parties

It's 1977 in the London suburb of Croydon. Young Enn and his punk-loving best friends stumble upon a bizarre gathering on the way to a party. Enn falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious stranger, who in turn is weirdly fascinated by him. Together, they embark on a delirious adventure through the kinetic, punk rock world of 1970s London that ends in a crazy and unusual showdown. [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jun 13, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Ballad of Cable Hogue

A hobo accidentally stumbles onto a water spring, and creates a profitable way station in the middle of the desert. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 19, 2018 - 2 comments

Movie: Love, Simon

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 17, 2018 - 14 comments

Movie: Call Me by Your Name

Elio Perlman is spending the summer of 1983 with his family at their vacation home in Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Dec 16, 2017 - 15 comments

Movie: The Shape of Water

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]
posted by gemmy on Dec 12, 2017 - 47 comments

Book: Practical Magic

Longing to escape the Massachusetts hometown that has always blamed their family for whatever goes wrong, Gillian and Sally respectively marry and run away but are drawn back by a seemingly magical force. Reprint. NYT. [more inside]
posted by TrishaU on Nov 30, 2017 - 1 comment

Star Trek: Voyager: Resolutions  Rewatch   Season 2, Ep 25

"I closed my eyes and sank deeper into the steamy bath, feeling my troubles and worries slip away. I was no longer a starship captain, really, no longer even a scientist after the oddly-precise storm destroyed all my technical equipment but left everything else untouched; now, I was just a woman. 'Everything OK, Kathryn?' I smiled, thinking of the man who was once my second-in-command, but now... now, just a man. A very considerate, thoughtful, available man. 'Better than OK, Com- I mean, Chakotay. Makes me wish that I'd gotten the incurable yet peculiarly asymptomatic space plague earlier. Say, you didn't happen to find a loofah out there, did you?'" -- from Passion's Pesilent Planet, Jane Katrina (pseud.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 22, 2017 - 22 comments

Movie: The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation

Shorts HD presents a theatrical release of the five Oscar nominees for Best Short Film, Animated, plus three "Highly Commended" animated shorts. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 22, 2017 - 4 comments

Movie: The Break-Up

A couple get into an argument that's ostensibly over dinner party preparations, the argument escalates into a break-up, and things only get worse from there. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Dec 18, 2016 - 8 comments

Movie: Morris from America

Morris (Markees Christmas) is a 13-year-old African-American who moves to Heidelberg with his dad (Craig Robinson), who coaches professional soccer. The film explores Morris's romantic and coming-of-age misadventures. [Trailer #1 | full soundtrack listing] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 31, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Jongens ("Boys")

A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jun 12, 2016 - 4 comments

Movie: Pit Stop

Two gay men in a small Texan town, each already dealing with aftermath of two different past relationships, try to figure out how to move on with their lives individually, occasionally passing each other at the same gas station. [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Jun 11, 2016 - 4 comments

My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World  Season 1, Ep 1

After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Apr 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Movie: Mr. Nobody

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Feb 15, 2016 - 1 comment

Fresh Off the Boat: Love and Loopholes  Season 2, Ep 12

Valentine's Day is almost here, and Eddie is going to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert, but he doesn't have the tickets ... yet. He has a plan, and Trent's got his back. At home, Jessica and Louis get a night to themselves, thanks to Honey and Marvin taking Emery and Evan for the night. But when Emery comes back home for a moment, what he sees challenges his views of romance.
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 15, 2016 - 1 comment

Steven Universe: Love Letters  Season 2, Ep 7

Jamie the mail carrier gets a crush on Garnet.
posted by Small Dollar on Apr 24, 2015 - 16 comments

Movie: Your Sister's Sister

When Jack makes a scene at a memorial party, his best friend Iris offers up her family cabin on an island in the Pacific Northwest so he can seek catharsis in solitude. Once there, however, he runs into Iris' sister Hannah who is reeling from the abrupt end of a seven-year relationship and finds solace in Tom's unexpected presence. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Feb 23, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: Fifty Shades of Grey

Naïve college senior Anastasia Steele enters into a steamy BDSM-themed relationship with handsome billionaire Christian Grey.
posted by Small Dollar on Feb 13, 2015 - 14 comments

Movie: What We Do in the Shadows

A low-budget, funny, charming, and silly mock documentary following the post-deceased life of four vampire friends sharing a flat in the suburbs of New Zealand.‎ [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Jan 10, 2015 - 24 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #542: Wait - Do You Have The Map?

Stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 16, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: Parting Glances

Parting Glances was one of the first major films about out, gay characters and AIDS and portrayed an unusual (for Hollywood) love triangle that was deeply grounded in queer sensibilities. The film launched the career of Steve Buscemi and featured hits from Bronski Beat. Reviews were mixed at the time, but it continues to be recognized as groundbreaking.
posted by latkes on Dec 10, 2014 - 4 comments

Steven Universe: Island Adventure  Season 1, Ep 30

Steven tries to help out Sadie and Lars' relationship by taking them to a tropical island, but they end up stranded.
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 24, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: Moscow on the Hudson

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 4, 2014 - 3 comments

Movie: Innerspace

A hapless store clerk must foil criminals to save the life of the man who, miniaturized in a secret experiment, was accidentally injected into him. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 13, 2014 - 11 comments

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