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The Americans: The Committee on Human Rights  Season 5, Ep 7

As Paige becomes even more enmeshed in her parents' world, tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head, Philip and Elizabeth's honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI. [more inside]
posted by LizBoBiz on Apr 19, 2017 - 29 comments

Quantico: Quantico season 2 discussion  Season 2, Ep 0

Current: A terrorist group attack and block off a section of Manhattan during the G20 Summit. Past: Alex and Ryan are recruited by the CIA and begin their espionage training at The Farm. We meet a bunch of new classmates. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Oct 8, 2016 - 0 comments

Podcast: Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 177: You’ve Got Your Chainsaw Working

Can you make it through the terrors of Ask Ken and Robin, when Sean Maclean asks us how to run survival horror? If so, the Tradecraft Hut awaits, where we deliver our promised full segment on legendary M15 counterintelligence honcho Maxwell Knight. [more inside]
posted by graymouser on Feb 13, 2016 - 1 comment

Homeland: Better Call Saul  Season 5, Ep 5

Quinn covers for Carrie. Dar and Allison assess the damage.
posted by roolya_boolya on Nov 2, 2015 - 6 comments

Homeland: Why Is This Night Different?  Season 5, Ep 4

Answers elude Carrie. Saul and Allison run an operation.
posted by roolya_boolya on Oct 27, 2015 - 7 comments

Homeland: Super Powers  Season 5, Ep 3

Jonas and Carrie revisit her past. Quinn stalks his prey.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Oct 18, 2015 - 13 comments

Homeland: The Tradition of Hospitality  Season 5, Ep 2

Carrie and Düring visit a refugee camp. Saul and Allison are at odds. Quinn stays on mission.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Oct 12, 2015 - 11 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: MIGHTY JACK  Season 3, Ep 14

(1968, Color, Japanese, Spies) The only people who can hope to win against "the organization known as Q" is Mighty Jack, a bunch of action spies in a flying submarine. I think. Despite several viewings I don't think I've ever managed to pay complete attention throughout the entire episode. The movie is amazingly lacking in cohesiveness, in large part because it's really the first and last episodes of a Japanese TV spy show tacked together. For Fugitive Alien and Time Of The Apes at least some editing was done for continuity, but not here. I don't recommend this one to casual viewers. Treat Mighty Jack with respect, or Mighty Jack will destroy you. YouTube (1h38m) Premiered September 21, 1991. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Jul 23, 2015 - 8 comments

Smiley's People: Part 6  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

The green light is given, and Esterhase's team moves in on Grigoriev. Will he help them unlock Karla's secret? Can George finally bring down his nemesis and redeem his career, his Western values, his very being? This is George Smiley's last chapter. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 15, 2015 - 3 comments

Smiley's People: Part 5  Season 1, Ep 5

George Smiley finally has the whole story, and now must work to put a plan in place. Circus Chief Saul Enderby takes Maude for a spin around the "garden," earning his cold shoulder from Part 4 and blessing him with his totally-deniable approval of the plan to snare Karla (as well as free access to the Reptile Fund). Commence file-digging with Peter Guillam, target-shadowing with Toby Esterhase, and totally ignoring Oliver Lacon at dinner. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 7, 2015 - 6 comments

Smiley's People: Part 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Sleepless and relentless, Smiley races across West Germany and finally tracks down Otto Leipzig. He's still a step behind Karla for now, but with a flurry of aliases and feints and a little—OK a lot of help from Peter Guillam (Michael Byrne) all of the bits scattered by the death of General Vladimir are finally being swept up into one place. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 30, 2015 - 11 comments

Smiley's People: Part 3  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

George drinks his way through three interviews while piecing together the story that General Vladimir died trying to get to him. Bernard Hepton and Beryl Reid reprise their roles from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy as Toby Esterhase and Connie Sachs, respectively, and then Smiley ventures overseas in search of Otto Leipzig and the Ginger Pig's confession. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 23, 2015 - 8 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 7 - Flushing Out The Mole  Season 1, Ep 7

Smiley springs his trap and then goes about picking up the pieces and putting The Circus back together. Poor George! Life is such a puzzle to you, isn't it? - Lady Ann
posted by carsonb on Apr 2, 2015 - 13 comments

The Americans: Stingers  Season 3, Ep 10

Paige makes a clear demand. Phillip and Elizabeth wrestle with existential issues. And Henry really digs Eddie Murphy in SNL.
posted by Abon Sapi on Apr 1, 2015 - 22 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 6 - Smiley Sets a Trap  Season 1, Ep 6

With a new light cast on the aftermath of Operation Testify—who told Jim Prideaux to forget it, man... forget it! and move on with his post-Circus life—George Smiley knows who in the Merlin/Witchcraft circle to approach first. But before he heads down that path, a bit of follow-up is in order with old-boy lamplighter and drunkard footie newsman Jerry Westerby. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 26, 2015 - 21 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 5 - Tinker Tailor  Season 1, Ep 5

George Smiley conducts two interviews, first with old hand Sam Collins, the duty officer on the night Jim Prideaux was shot, then with Prideaux himself. Between the two testimonies a clearer picture is painted of the events of that night, the fateful, failed Operation Testify, as well as its fallout.
posted by carsonb on Mar 19, 2015 - 22 comments

The Prisoner: Fall Out  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 17

The Last Temptation of Number Six. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 12, 2014 - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Once Upon a Time  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 16

The Village, desperate for Number Six's soul, breaks out its most extreme measures. It's Degree Absolute: two men enter, one man leaves. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 7, 2014 - 7 comments

The Prisoner: The Girl Who Was Death  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 15

Number Six investigates a murderous young woman and her insane father in an episode featuring the most covetable pint glass in all of television. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Sep 2, 2014 - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Living in Harmony  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 14

The Prisoner is now a Western. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 29, 2014 - 4 comments

The Prisoner: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 13

Patrick McGoohan is away filming Ice Station Zebra, and a memory-wiped, body-swapped Number Six carries on in his absence. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 24, 2014 - 6 comments

The Prisoner: Hammer into Anvil  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

As revenge for the death of a prisoner, Number Six turns the tables on Number Two. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 19, 2014 - 9 comments

The Prisoner: A Change of Mind  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 12

Number Six is declared "unmutual" and labeled for conversion. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 14, 2014 - 6 comments

The Prisoner: It's Your Funeral  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 10

Number Six is caught up in a plot to assassinate Number Two. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 9, 2014 - 6 comments

The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 7

Number Six finds himself in a deserted Village. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on Aug 4, 2014 - 16 comments

The Prisoner: The Schizoid Man  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 5

Number Twelve is given the assignment of impersonating Number Six. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 25, 2014 - 14 comments

The Prisoner: A. B. and C.  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 3

Number Two believes Number Six had planned to sell information when he resigned, and tries to discover which of three agents Six was planning on selling out to. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 19, 2014 - 11 comments

The Prisoner: The General  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 6

"Speedlearn" is the latest thing in The Village — an entire three-year course of knowledge in three minutes; European History Since Napoleon in 15 seconds. Courses taught by the Professor, and promoted by the General. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 11, 2014 - 8 comments

The Prisoner: The Chimes of Big Ben  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 2

A new prisoner, Number Eight, arrives in The Village. An arts and crafts exhibition is held. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jul 4, 2014 - 8 comments

The Prisoner: Checkmate  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 9

Number Six takes part in a chess game. But how to tell white from black? [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 28, 2014 - 10 comments

The Prisoner: Dance of the Dead  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 8

There's to be a Carnival in The Village — with music, dancing, and happiness, by order. Before that, Number Six wanders out at night. Also there's a cat. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 23, 2014 - 19 comments

The Prisoner: Free For All  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 4

It's election time in The Village! You don't want to have an uncontested election in a democratic society like The Village — bad for morale, you know. Number Six is persuaded to run for the position of Number Two. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 16, 2014 - 19 comments

The Prisoner: Arrival  Rewatch   Season 1, Ep 1

The Prisoner was a British series which aired from 1967 to 1968. Although only 17 episodes were produced, it is widely considered one of the most influential series of that decade, if not in all of television. In the first episode, a British secret agent heatedly resigns. He returns home and packs to leave quickly, but before he can, he is gassed and kidnapped. He awakes to find himself in a mysterious Village... Also, an invitation to discuss the preferred viewing order for this rewatch in the thread. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jun 11, 2014 - 34 comments

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