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Better Call Saul: Bad Choice Road  Season 5, Ep 9

In the wake of Jimmy's traumatic misadventure, Kim takes stock of what is important. Jimmy attempts to return to business as usual, but it's more difficult than anticipated. Gus and Mike set a plan in motion. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 14, 2020 - 59 comments

Westworld: The Mother of Exiles  Season 3, Ep 4

The truth doesn't always set you free. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 6, 2020 - 32 comments

Better Call Saul: JMM  Season 5, Ep 7

Kim and Jimmy turn to Huell for help with a legal firewall; Jimmy is compromised as Kim struggles to work things out with her clients; despite the issues he faces, Gus navigates his way to build an empire; Mike tries to do damage control. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2020 - 55 comments

Lodge 49: Circles  Season 2, Ep 6

Liz attends Champ's housewarming party, and discovers that there's more happening at Orbis, while Dud finds Blaise, as Blaise found Jackie's story. "We're stuck in a circle, but the magic is just there, just beyond. Merrill knew."
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 16, 2019 - 9 comments

Supernatural: Moriah  Season 14, Ep 20

Because of Sam, Dean, and Castiel, Jack becomes disenchanted with all the lies. An old friend shows up. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Apr 26, 2019 - 17 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Trump vs. Truth  Season 4, Ep 1

The first episode of season four! And so let's get right on to THIS WEEK....
  • The inauguration of Donald Trump, and his whirlwind of activity, which Oliver describes as "the tip of the shitberg."
  • AND NOW: Donald Trump Can't Shake Hands Right.
  • MAIN STORY: Trump vs. Truth (24m, NSFW). While just over a quarter of Obama's statements rated Mostly False or worse by Politifact.com, nearly 70% of Trumps rate so. In the process of covering this rich topic, we visit a Fox News commercial with a "cowboy," Breitbart, Alex Jones (apparently a primary source of information for him). They cover the history of the "three million voted illegally" lie from Twitter rando to President-Elect Trump to clueless person parroting it, creating a hideously self-reinforcing echo chamber that is currently driving policy in the United States.
At the end LWT, noting that Trump gets a disturbing amount of his news from certain programs, has put together a number of short commercial bits with useful information in them (like what the Nuclear Triad is, how the Unemployment Rate is derived, and "Tiffany"), and paid to put them into ad time in those shows. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Feb 13, 2017 - 6 comments

Podcast: This American Life: #552: Need To Know Basis

Even when you're not trying to get one over on someone, it can be useful to keep the truth to yourself. Or conversely, to not know why people are lying to your face all the time. This week we'll tell you the whole truth about not telling the whole truth. Including the story of a guy who learned to lie for the first time in his life at age 29.
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 31, 2015 - 7 comments

Movie: Frost/Nixon

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon that took place in 1977. Based on a play by Peter Morgan. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 27, 2014 - 3 comments

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