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.
An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor. [more inside]
A simple-minded gardener named Chance (Peter Sellers) has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television. After a run in with a limousine, he ends up a guest of a Ben (Melvyn Douglas), an influential but sickly businessman, and his wife, Eve (Shirley MacLaine). Now called Chauncey Gardner, Chance becomes friend and confidante to Ben and an unlikely political insider.
One Mississippi: Tig Notaro's new Amazon Prime series Season 1, Ep 0
Tig Notaro's new series One Mississippi is a fictional "traumedy" based on events in Notaro's life, and follows her as she returns to her hometown after a double mastectomy and the sudden death of her mother. Released September 9th, the first season tells a complete story in six 30-minute episodes, with a full narrative arc that includes both dramatic and comedic high points. This post is for discussion of the entire 3-hour story, so spoilers within. (Most important spoiler: it's great.) [more inside]
Fresh Off the Boat: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Eddie Huang's family moves from D.C. to Orlando when his father assumes control of a failing steakhouse, certain that he can turn around its fortunes. Jessica is confused by the rituals and habits of her new neighbors. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine.
BoJack Horseman: ": the Story, Chapter One" Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
BoJack hires a ghostwriter to help with the memoir he hopes will put him back in the spotlight.