Mystery Science Theater 3000: MITCHELL Rewatch Season 5, Ep 12
Rewatch! Joe Don Baker IS Mitchell, a cop that doesn't play by the rules. For example, the rules about drinking on the job. The rules about sleeping with prostitutes. The rules about interacting with other human beings, especially kids. Certainly the rules about nutrition and hygiene. There is a story here about a drug dealer and his henchman who Mitchell seems like is almost trying to annoy into turning themselves in. In the end the lasting impression caused by this movie can be summed up in two words: BABY OIL. You'll know why when it appears on screen. (shudder) In the show's history this episode is especially notable for being Joel Hodgson's last as host. Previously [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: ALIEN FROM L.A. Rewatch Season 5, Ep 16
Rewatch! A young lady in California learns the oft-taught movie advice that, if she takes off her glasses and musses her hair a bit, men will be more attracted to her, and it only takes a trip to a dystopian underground civilization to learn it. This movie has a certain level of similarity to the Super Mario Bros. movie. This is a fan favorite episode, only the fourth episode P.M. (Post Mitchell), and back when it first aired it was the episode that really proved, after Joel left, that the show was going to be okay. Previously [more inside]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: OPERATION DOUBLE 007 Rewatch Season 5, Ep 8
Rewatch! Sean Connery's brother sure can do a lot. Plastic surgery, hypnosis, martial arts and so on. His brother's taken time off to go to the future to worship a huge flying head, so Secret Agent Central Casting sent him instead. He's up against an evil organization that somehow convinced a flotilla of clothes-averse young women to work for them, in capacities ranging from showgirl distraction brigade to movie screen. M and Moneypenny are involved somehow. In case you couldn't tell, this is an extremely silly movie and fully deserving being thrown against a wall and mocked by joke-making machines.Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SANTA CLAUS Rewatch Season 5, Ep 21
Rewatch! Santa sees, hears, knows all. Up at his workshop in a castle hovering above the north pole he keeps his helpers, children from every nation. There they work on toys, singing all day long. They can do naught else, lest the forces of hell gain the upper hand. Fortunately Santa has the aid of Merlin and his magical inventions. Kind of a spin-off of the (nearly defunct) Santa's Workshop chain of theme parks, and deeply, deeply insane. Previously.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN Rewatch Season 5, Ep 15
Rewatch! MST3K has had a lot of goofy movies in its time. We watched one of the silliest, The Dead Talk Back, just last week. But in a field containing Robot Holocaust, Gamera vs. Guiron, Catalina Caper, Monster A-Go-Go, The Pumaman, Quest of the Delta Knights, Hobgoblins, Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, Cry Wilderness, Carnival Magic and Mac And Me, this may still, ultimately, be the silliest. A woman in lingerie organizes a bunch of other scantily clad young women to fight crime and play at being "synthetic vampires," while her nemesis, the dastardly Rat Fink, attempt to steal an atomic hearing aid, by using his irresistible dancing drug, created by his mad scientist cohort, and his minion Heathcliff, who... look, it's just too ridiculous. You can see it for yourself when we watch it Thursday night! Previously
Silicon Valley: Chief Operating Officer Season 5, Ep 3
Encouraged by Jared to strike up a friendship with Dana, a like-minded CEO, Richard instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO, who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle; Dinesh's impulse purchase forces him to search for a new roommate.
Silicon Valley: Reorientation Season 5, Ep 2
Richard manages a number of small conflicts in his efforts to unite his new employees; Dinesh celebrates a new purchase that Gilfoyle looks to spoil; Jian-Yang goes to court; Gavin meets pushback over his signature and what it says about him. [more inside]
Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 (Full Season) Season 5, Ep 0
An experimental season of OITNB, with the entire season taking place over the course of a few days during a prison riot.
Veep: Mother Season 5, Ep 4
Selina and her team put her political campaign on hold to go to Selina's hospitalized mother as the recount in Nevada goes awry.
Veep: The Eagle Season 5, Ep 3
Selina and her team jump on an opportunity in Nevada, but some may not be as competent as they seem.
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the finale of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the ninth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “The Dance of Dragons.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the seventh episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “The Gift.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the eight episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “Hardhome.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the sixth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken.”
In this episode of "A Cast of Kings," Joanna and David discuss the fifth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, "Kill the Boy."
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the fourth episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, "Sons of the Harpy."
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the third episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “High Sparrow.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the second episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, “The House of Black and White.”
In this episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna and David discuss the season premiere of Game of Thrones, “The Wars to Come.”
In this bonus episode of “A Cast of Kings,” Joanna Robinson and David Chen discuss the plotlines they’re looking forward to most in Game of Thrones: Season 5, explain why they didn’t see the show in IMAX, discuss last season’s deleted scenes, and review the Game of Thrones documentary, “A Day in the Life.” [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Felina Rewatch Season 5, Ep 16
The series finale. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Granite State Rewatch Season 5, Ep 15
Events set in motion long ago move toward a conclusion. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Ozymandias Rewatch Season 5, Ep 14
Everyone copes with radically changed circumstances. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: To'hajiilee Rewatch Season 5, Ep 13
Things heat up for Walt in unexpected ways. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Rabid Dog Rewatch Season 5, Ep 12
An unusual strategy starts to bear fruit, while plans are set in motion that could change everything. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Confessions Rewatch Season 5, Ep 11
Jesse decides to make a change, while Walt and Skyler try to deal with an unexpected demand. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Buried Rewatch Season 5, Ep 10
While Skyler's past catches up with her, Walt covers his tracks. Jesse continues to struggle with his guilt. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Blood Money Rewatch Season 5, Ep 9
As Walt and Jesse adjust to life out of the business, Hank grapples with a troubling lead. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Gliding Over All Rewatch Season 5, Ep 8
Walt ties up loose ends. Seeing the evidence of his success, he makes a startling and dangerous decision. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Say My Name Rewatch Season 5, Ep 7
Walt takes control of business matters as Mike grapples with the consequences of his actions. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Buyout Rewatch Season 5, Ep 6
Walt, Jesse, and Mike struggle over the future of their business, as occupational hazards weigh on Jesse. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Dead Freight Rewatch Season 5, Ep 5
Walt's team must get creative to obtain the materials they need to continue their operation. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Fifty-One Rewatch Season 5, Ep 4
Walt celebrates another birthday. Skyler considers her options. An associate complicates Walt and Jesse's plan. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Hazard Pay Rewatch Season 5, Ep 3
Walt and Jesse put a business plan into action. Walt confesses a secret to Marie. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Madrigal Rewatch Season 5, Ep 2
Walt and Jesse seek out an unlikely partner for a new business venture. The DEA follows up new leads in its investigation. [more inside]
Breaking Bad: Live Free or Die Rewatch Season 5, Ep 1
As Walt deals with the aftermath of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus' empire. [more inside]
Boardwalk Empire: Friendless Child Season 5, Ep 7
Nucky's latest move in his war against Luciano backfires, with disastrous results. Benny Siegel sings to an unappreciative audience, and Margaret calls at the wrong time. Will they be hanging an "Under New Management" sign at the Old Rumpus? Nucky finally reads that letter from Gillian, who pleads for help, alluding to the emerging truth: what exactly he did for the Commodore. Will he (or can he?) make amends for his actions from long ago?
Boardwalk Empire: The Devil You Know Season 5, Ep 6
There's a standoff in Narcisse's parlor, and Chalky strikes an agreement. Nucky slips out for a few (dozen) drinks with the locals. The young deputy Thompson, casting for a way to get in the good graces of the Commodore, makes his acquaintance with Gillian. Mueller utters his given name, and our time in Chicago appears at an end.
Boardwalk Empire: The King of Norway Season 5, Ep 5
Chalky surfaces in Atlantic City and Nucky, on his way to NYC for yet another meeting with the Italians, offers shelter. Gillian doesn't feel very positive about her prospects in the nuthouse. Eli and his wife have dinner at the Muellers'. The younger Enoch is now deputy sheriff and is courting Mabel, to the dismay of her father.
Boardwalk Empire: Cuanto Season 5, Ep 4
Margaret goes to Nucky for help with her Rothstein problem. Charlie meets with Capone, surrounded by sycophants and thrilled with his reputation as Public Enemy #1, and he sees a familiar face. Things are getting tense in Cuba, and Sally feels the winds of political change firsthand.
Boardwalk Empire: What Jesus Said Season 5, Ep 3
Chalky and his fellow escapee seek refuge. Nucky goes a-courtin' and opts for seltzer. Margaret is asked about Mr. Redstone and meets with Mrs. Redstone. Dr. Narcisse declines an offer he shouldn't refuse. Meanwhile in Flashback City, our young protagonist delivers fresh flowers and kisses a pony.
Boardwalk Empire: The Good Listener Season 5, Ep 2
Eli and Van Alden raise funds after a bust. Nucky, who is contemplating retirement, goes to New York to find out who ordered the hit on him in Havana. We learn a little about the history between Nucky's dad and the Commodore. Gillian makes a trade. Willie interviews for a job. Capone gets measured for a suit, and Eliot Ness comes to town. [more inside]
Boardwalk Empire: Golden Days for Boys and Girls Season 5, Ep 1
We meet the younger Nucky and learn how he meets the Commodore. Back in the present day, 1931, Nucky is in Cuba with Sally, and is laying the groundwork to get back into business. Chalky is on a chain gang, and can't seem to tie his shoelaces. Margaret feels the repercussions of the crash firsthand. Charlie drinks espressos with Joe.