Squid Game: Full Season Season 1, Ep 0
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.
Just a quick alert to those of us in the USA: Eurovision semi-finals and final will be streamed live on the Peacock streaming service app. (Live only, apparently, no replay streams. Apparently with commentary but they haven't said who?)
The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. [more inside]
I just finished watching Hamilton which is exclusively on Disney+. I'd like to discuss the production with other people, but its presence on a paywalled streaming service is, well, a barrier to entry. What is our protocol for discussing media when its behind this kind of gate?
I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of request, but would it be possible to start adding the channel or streaming service the show is on, after the title? So "Dead to Me (full season) (Netflix)" [more inside]
Many of the shows discussed here sound really interesting, but we have no idea how to watch them. Is it on a network? Is it streaming? What network? What service? [more inside]
This offbeat action drama from Hong Kong stars Bin Shimada as Riki, a new prisoner at a high-tech penal institution of the future. Riki finds himself challenged by the prison's violent, corrupt guards, and when one of his friends is murdered by the jailers, Riki explodes into a fury of violence as he seeks bloody vengeance against all who would cross him. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky has won a cult following for its deliberately outlandish martial arts violence, in which Riki displays the remarkable ability to punch through his victims -- and even blow them up. [more inside]
Is there any agreement on Binge-worthy series and if they merit a single entire series post, or do most people prefer individual episode posts? [more inside]
What is Comrade Detective? Is it a spoof of American cop dramas/anti-Communist propaganda? Perhaps it's someone's worst idea ever. [more inside]
Is anyone else planning to watch this? Would it be worth asking for it to be added to Fanfare? [more inside]
Community: Lawnmower Maintenance and Postnatal Care Season 6, Ep 2
When Dean Pelton buys an elaborate '90s virtual-reality rig for the school, he soon goes mad with newfound godlike power. Unbeknownst to Britta, Annie and Abed reach out to her estranged parents (special guest stars Martin Mull & Lesley Ann Warren). Also, Chang is bitten by a cat. [more inside]
Community: Ladders Season 6, Ep 1
After a frisbee-related disaster decimates Greendale's finances, the school brings on a tightly-wound CFO (upgraded-to-regular Paget Brewster) to cut out wasteful spending. Meanwhile, the study group finds a new way to make money with Shirley's sandwich shop... [more inside]
Hemlock Grove S1 is pretty god-awful, but something drew me back to a satisfyingly mediocre S2. I know for a fact that I don't have the energy to do a week-by-week watch thread, but how about a thread for the whole run of the series so far? Is there any sort of precedent for doing that, and would anyone else be interested?