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Atlanta: Tarrare  Season 3, Ep 10

We finally get an episode wholly centered on Vanessa, and it's the season finale. Van goes native in Paris and takes a few friends on a surreal adventure including the humiliation of Alexander Skarsgård, ritual cannibalism, and a big emotional reveal by the Seine. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 21, 2022 - 7 comments

Atlanta: Rich Wigga, Poor Wigga  Season 3, Ep 9

High school student Aaron undergoes a test of his blackness as he tries to get college funding from an unusual source. Another standalone story. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 15, 2022 - 4 comments

Atlanta: New Jazz  Season 3, Ep 8

Al tries Nepalese Space Cake and overthinks his fame on a strange trip through Amsterdam. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 7, 2022 - 6 comments

Atlanta: Trini 2 De Bone  Season 3, Ep 7

This week: a different kind of ghost story, written by Jordan Temple (writer of episodes 6 and 13 of Abbot Elementary), continues the season's theme of white people cursed by their own racism. A gently unfolding standalone episode about childcare, how children deal with death, and the physical and emotional labor Black people provide to white families. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 30, 2022 - 5 comments

Atlanta: White Fashion  Season 3, Ep 6

Al joins a fashion company's diversity advisory board, Vanessa reconnects with Earn, and Darius searches for jollof as Paper Boi's European tour continues. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 24, 2022 - 6 comments

Atlanta: Cancer Attack  Season 3, Ep 5

Earn and Al try to solve a crime backstage after a Paper Boi show. Darius gets distracted from an eerie adventure and Van is even more cryptic than she's already been. Al has a revealing moment. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 18, 2022 - 6 comments

Atlanta: The Big Payback  Season 3, Ep 4

A standalone speculative fiction episode this week: middle-class white guy Marshall deals with the fallout in his life from new reparations taxes on descendants of former slave-owners. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Apr 8, 2022 - 11 comments

Atlanta: The Old Man and the Tree  Season 3, Ep 3

Things get out of hand at a reclusive South African billionaire's very strange party. Darius gets some white allies, Vanessa goes rogue, Paper Boi encounters a tree and Earn levels up his management skills. Bonus: Donald Glover interviews himself and compares the show to a fine meal at a farm-to-table restaurant and says, "Even if you don’t like it, you can’t say it’s not high quality. The quality is undeniable."
posted by mediareport on Apr 7, 2022 - 7 comments

Atlanta: Sinterklaas Is Coming To Town  Season 3, Ep 2

Episode 2 rejoins Earn, Paperboy and Darius on tour in Amsterdam, where they get a surprise visitor and have a variety of encounters with the horrors of Dutch jail, a strange group of mourners and a whole lot of Zwarte Piet.
posted by mediareport on Mar 31, 2022 - 3 comments

Atlanta: Three Slaps  Season 3, Ep 1

Donald Glover's comedy/horror/drama show Atlanta is back with 2 new episodes dropped this week (four years after the season 2 finale). The premiere half-hour again defies expectations to introduce a new young protagonist and tell his increasingly intense story.
posted by mediareport on Mar 31, 2022 - 4 comments

Inventing Anna: Limited Series from Shonda Rhimes  Season 1, Ep 0

From the Netflix description: "Audacious entrepreneur or con artist? A journalist chases down the story of Anna Delvey, who convinced New York's elite she was a German heiress." [more inside]
posted by BibiRose on Feb 17, 2022 - 26 comments

Wakefield: Episode 5  Season 1, Ep 5

James suffers a loss of identity as Tessa deals with her mother getting rid of all her things. Nik has a lot of unanswered questions over his brothers death when his mother shows up.
posted by A4 on May 16, 2021 - 0 comments

Wakefield: Episode 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Kareena tells Nik that his distressing phenomenon and outer body experiences could be from his past trauma that he could be suppressing.
posted by A4 on May 13, 2021 - 0 comments

Wakefield: Episode 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Memories of a flood enter Nik's mind as he tries to find the ring that once belonged to his mother. Discovering how much Kareena means to him Nik remembers he used the same ring to once propose.
posted by A4 on May 10, 2021 - 0 comments

Wakefield: Episode 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Raff's loyalty to Genevieve is tested when her desires become all too much for him to handle. Nik accidentally injures Tessa when she is set off and almost attacks Linda.
posted by A4 on May 8, 2021 - 0 comments

Wakefield: Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

Nikhil Katira is a psychiatric nurse working at Wakefield, a facility perched on the edge of Australia's spectacular Blue Mountains. There's one problem - while his patients are getting better, he's getting worse. Episode 1: Nik gets a song stuck in his head and it triggers memories he doesn't understand, while James who is running a business while in the ward, as Ivy cannot cope with crying from a baby. [more inside]
posted by A4 on May 5, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Sylvie's Love

A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player. [more inside]
posted by kitten kaboodle on Dec 29, 2020 - 5 comments

Ghosts (UK): Series 1  Season 1, Ep 0

From the folks behind Horrible Histories, Ghosts is comedy cast from a very Blackadderian mold. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Nov 24, 2020 - 4 comments

Fosse/Verdon: Where Am I Going  Season 1, Ep 5

Bob appears to have bounced back from his recent psych hospitalization as he cozies up with new partner Ann Reinking, trades stories with Paddy Chayefsky and newly bereft Neil Simon, and welcomes Gwen and her new beau Ron for a very long weekend party on the Hamptons. Also, Nicole smokes her first cigarette. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on May 10, 2019 - 6 comments

The Next Voyage

There's been some talk of another Trek series rewatch now that our Voyager rewatch is wrapping up. So, as we did before, let's hash out some deets! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 6, 2018 - 19 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 25

[Series finale] As our starship and its crew near the end of their voyage, we're at the end of the season, the series, and our rewatch. And, at the end of it all... a plate of beans the size of the Delta Quadrant. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 6, 2018 - 25 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Renaissance Man  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 24

When Janeway is kidnapped, Voyager's holographic Doctor must truly be all that he can be. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Aug 2, 2018 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Homestead  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 23

AKA "Vulcans Don't Dance" [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 30, 2018 - 24 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Natural Law  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 22

Chakotay and Seven crash-land Voyager's 8,347th shuttle within the lands of a primitive tribe. Meanwhile, Tom Paris is a soul in tension that's learning to fly, condition grounded but determined to try. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 26, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 21

Lt. Carey, personal log, stardate 54775.4. I'm about to beam down to an alien planet on a mission from Starfleet, looking for remnants of a famous 21st-century Earth probe. This is my first away mission in over six years, which is kind of weird, given Voyager's tiny crew. Ah well, it's probably not any kind of omen of misfortune. Starfleet history, here I come! [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 23, 2018 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Author, Author  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 20

The Doctor writes a roman à clef holonovel about being a hologram doctor aboard a starship stranded thousands of light years from home. What could possibly go wrong? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 19, 2018 - 13 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Q2  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 19

Facing his son's banishment from the Q Continuum, Q leaves him on Voyager in the hopes that he will gain self-discipline. Yeah, good luck with that, Aunt Kathy. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 16, 2018 - 6 comments

Temporary TV doldrums

With so many good shows having ended their seasons in the past few months, are there any newer television-like-entertainment-products that people are liking? FFT include any streaming service. [more inside]
posted by sylvanshine on Jul 15, 2018 - 26 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Human Error  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 18

While simulating a relationship with Chakotay on the holodeck, Seven begins to learn that making mistakes is a part of life's imperfection. Is it so wrong to be human after all? [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 12, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce, Parts I and II  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 16

[two-part episode] Most of the crew of Voyager is kidnapped and brainwashed into joining the labor force of an alien planet, where they are repeatedly re-indoctrinated into forgetting their previous lives. But, hey, the benefits are great. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 9, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Void  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 15

Voyager is trapped in a pocket of space from which escape seems impossible. And when the crew gazes long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into them. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jul 5, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Prophecy  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 14

Voyager becomes a battleground for the descendants of a group of Klingon zealots, some of whom believe that B'Elanna Torres's child is their savior. Kept waiting for three of them to show up with gold, frankincense, and gagh. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jul 2, 2018 - 17 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Repentance  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 13

There was me, that is Iko, and my convict droogs, rescued from our prison transport by a Human ship captained by quite the hardened devotchka. But soon, I viddied a holographic doctor putting some manner of Borg technology in me gulliver. You can imagine the surprise, O my brothers and only friends, when I found that all me desire for tolchocking and the like had vanished. I was cured all right… but doomed nonetheless to snuff it. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 28, 2018 - 11 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Lineage  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 12

Torres discovers that she is pregnant, and faces a private fear that she has had to deal with since her childhood. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 25, 2018 - 3 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 11

Chakotay must travel between different timeframes to prevent yesterday's enemies from destroying Voyager, which has been temporally shattered. Sha-doo-bay [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 21, 2018 - 4 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 9

[Feature-length episode] Voyager answers a distress call from a Hirogen outpost – only to find carnage caused by holographic technology that Captain Janeway has given them. Who will be first up against the wall in the holorevolution? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 18, 2018 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Nightingale  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 8

Harry Kim gets his first command, an alien ship with a mysterious purpose. And no, it's not to harvest his genetic material or make a deuterium duplicate of him or exploit him for space terrorism purposes[more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 14, 2018 - 12 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Body and Soul  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

When the Delta Flyer II is attacked, The Doctor must hide his program in Seven's Borg implants. Meanwhile, Tuvok undergoes the pon farr. Can the away team escape the Vortex of Unsatisfied Crushes? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 11, 2018 - 18 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Inside Man  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 6

A holographic version of Lt. Barclay is transmitted to Voyager from the Alpha Quadrant with an ambitious plan to get the ship home. Beware holograms bearing gifts… [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on Jun 6, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Critical Care  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 5

The Doctor's program is taken from Voyager, and he is put to work on a vast hospital ship, where the twisted medical system is based on social status, rather than medical condition. (Please note: this is not a time travel episode.) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Jun 4, 2018 - 13 comments

Podcast: The Microphone Never Blinks: Episode 2: "Smoking" & "Crisis"

Smoking bans, too much coffee, and a subway crisis are the evergreen subjects Metafilter's own griphus and superfluousm tackle as we discuss an all-timer and a you-can-skip-er episode on the only Newsradio podcast ever created. It's all right here, in episode 2.
posted by superfluousm on Jun 3, 2018 - 0 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Repression  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 4

On the starship Voyager, assaults against former Maquis are considered especially troubling. The dedicated detective who investigates these vicious felonies is security officer Lieutenant Commander Tuvok. This is his story. *DUNK DUNK* [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 31, 2018 - 14 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Drive  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

Tom Paris enters the new Delta Flyer in an interstellar starship race. When B'Elanna becomes his copilot, will they drive... each other crazy? [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 28, 2018 - 8 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 2

We are the ex-Borg. We are here to talk to you today about organ donation. Your biological and technological distinctiveness could help save a life. Resistance is selfish. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 24, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero, Part II  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 1

[Season premiere; part 2 of 2] Assimilated by the Borg, Janeway, Torres, and Tuvok plot to release a virus into the Borg Collective which will allow members of Unimatrix Zero to retain their individuality in the real world and resist the Borg Queen. Is resistance futile? Thus begins the last season... [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 21, 2018 - 20 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 26

[Season finale; part 1 of 2] Seven discovers a virtual reality realm inhabited by drones escaping the torment of their real lives. And they call it…THE OASIS [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 17, 2018 - 7 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: The Haunting of Deck Twelve  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 25

While the USS Voyager is without power for several hours, Neelix tells the children a ghost story of the events that lead up to it… or is it more than just a story? This is really going to be scary... I'm not kidding you this time! [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 14, 2018 - 9 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Life Line  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 24

The Doctor makes a house call to the Alpha Quadrant when he learns that his programmer, Lewis Zimmerman, has a tragic and inoperable case of terminal baldness. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 10, 2018 - 6 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Fury  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 23

Kes returns, seeking revenge on both Voyager and Janeway. (Because that is totally a thing that Kes would do, right?) [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on May 7, 2018 - 5 comments

Star Trek: Voyager: Muse  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 22

On a primitive planet inhabited by warlike humanoids with a robust theater tradition, Torres is bitten by the acting bug, and there's no hypospray for that. [more inside]
posted by CheesesOfBrazil on May 3, 2018 - 6 comments

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